March 2022, no. 440

March 2022, no. 440

As we enter the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, ABR comes to you laden with the harvest from our two months’ absence. There’s a cornucopia of commentary, including Mindy Gill’s analysis of identity politics’ impact on reviewing, three scholars on political interference in research funding, and David Latham on the ‘Fund the Arts’ campaign. Gareth Evans reviews the ambitious new book by the polymathic Andrew Leigh, while Penny Russell examines Anna Clark’s more inclusive vision for Australian history. Peter Rose’s Editor’s Diary records life in lockdown as a publisher and a carer, with Thomas H. Ford providing a diagnosis of the ubiquity of ‘brain fog’. The issue looks at the long careers of Theory and Raymond Williams, while delving into the lives of Charles Lamb and Fyodor Dostoevsky. It also features reviews of new novels by Jessica Stanley, Yumna Kassab, and Hanya Yanagihara, poetry by Gary Catalano and Charles Bernstein – and much, much more!

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Full Contents

Art

Daniel Cottier: Designer, decorator, dealer by Petra ten-Doesschate Chu and Max Donnelly, with Andrew Montana and Suzan Veldink

Politics

Raymond Williams at 100 by Paul Stasi & Culture and Politics by Raymond Williams

Religion

The Making of the Bible: From the first fragments to sacred scripture by Konrad Schmid and Jens Schröter, translated by Peter Lewis

Poetry

Collected Prose Poems by Gary Catalano

Poetry

Topsy-Turvy by Charles Bernstein

Poetry

Fifteeners by Jordie Albiston

Fiction

The Sorrow Stone by Kári Gíslason

Fiction

Australiana by Yumna Kassab

Fiction

Loop Tracks by Sue Orr

Fiction

A Great Hope by Jessica Stanley

Fiction

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

History

The Summer of Theory: History of a rebellion, 1960–1990 by Philipp Felsch, translated by Tony Crawford

Biography

Dream-Child: A life of Charles Lamb by Eric G. Wilson

History

Making Australian History by Anna Clark

Poetry

Animals with Human Voices by Damen O’Brien

Advances

News from ABR

Letters to the Editor

by Theodore Ell, Alistair Thomson