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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... no. 372 June-July 2015 of Australian Book Review est. 1961 Australian Book Review
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* Contents derived from the 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Monster (0.2 Reloaded)i"I can’t speak my grandmother’s tongue and I’ve never been on", Samuel Wagan Watson , single work poetry (p. 12)
Goodbye Look, Kerryn Goldsworthy , single work review
— Review of Forever Young Steven Carroll , 2015 single work novel ;
(p. 17)
Champagne Flutes, Catriona Menzies-Pike , single work review
— Review of The Life of Houses Lisa Gorton , 2015 single work novel ;
(p. 19)
High-Wire, Kevin Rabalais , single work review
— Review of The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox , 2015 single work novel ;
(p. 20)
Unfoldi"Sitting on the rocks", Graham Akhurst , single work poetry (p. 23)
Sound Bridges : A Profile of Gurrumul, Felicity Plunkett , single work biography
'n April 2011 the Australian edition of Rolling Stone featured a cover photo of Yolngu multi-instrumentalist and singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. The headline ‘Australia’s most important voice’ crawls along the sleeve of Gurrumul’s pinstriped suit, while the band names The National and Primal Scream hover above his shoulder. In the midst of so much noise, the portrait by Sydney photographer Adrian Cook embodies a still silence. Across Gurrumul’s torso lies the body of his guitar, held by lithe-fingered hands. Both gesture and posture suggest reserve and quiet: a stark juxtaposition with the idea of a ‘national primal scream’ that adjacent cover lines scramble to invent.' (Author's introduction)
(p. 24-36)
Future Tense with Ellen Van Neerven, single work interview (p. 37)
[Review] Fly Away Peter, Ian Dickson , single work review
— Review of Fly Away Peter Pierce Wilcox , 2015 single work musical theatre ;
(p. 39)
Review : Black Diggers, Ben Brooker , single work review
— Review of Black Diggers Tom Wright , 2014 single work musical theatre ;
(p. 40)
Theatre Royalty, Desley Deacon , single work review
— Review of Double-Act : The Remarkable Lives and Careers of Googie Withers and John McCallum Brian McFarlane , 2015 single work biography ;
(p. 41-42)
'The Poets' Stairwell' by Alan Gould, Gillian Dooley , single work review
— Review of The Poet's Stairwell : A Picaresque Novel Alan Gould , 2015 single work novel ;
(p. 42)
Frontier Story, David Whish-Wilson , single work review
— Review of Coming Rain Stephen Daisley , 2015 single work novel ;
(p. 43)
Legend Shaper, Geoffrey Blainey , single work review
— Review of Bearing Witness : The Remarkable Life of Charles Bean, Australia's Greatest War Correspondent Peter Rees , 2015 single work biography ;
(p. 46-47)
Family Matters : A Masterly Scholar Turns to Family History, John Thompson , single work review
— Review of Lost Relations : Fortunes of My Family in Australia's Golden Age Graeme Davison , 2015 single work biography ;
(p. 48-49)
The Subject of Feelingi"Outside the church, unmemoried,", Peter Rose , single work poetry (p. 49)
'The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith' by Thomas Keneally for Reading Australia, Tony Birch , single work criticism
'Thomas Keneally’s novel The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1972) is based in part on historical events, particularly the crimes committed by Jimmy Governor, an Aboriginal man from New South Wales. In 1900, Governor was a key figure involved in the killing of nine Europeans, including five women and children. The killings followed Governor’s marriage to a young white woman and taunts from the Mawbey household where they both worked. After fourteen weeks on the run with his brother Joe, Governor was arrested and sentenced to death for the murders. He was hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol on 14 January 1901, days after the declaration and ‘birth’ of the Australian nation. It is widely accepted that Governor’s execution was delayed so as not to spoil the birthday party.' (Author's introduction)
(p. 50-52)
Review : Mad Max : Fury Road, Kim Wilkins , single work review
— Review of Mad Max : Fury Road George Miller , Nico Lathouris , Brendan McCarthy , 2015 single work film/TV ;
(p. 53)
CSI : Bohemia : A Detailed Life of Three Interwoven Lives, Susan K. Martin , single work review
— Review of Wild Bleak Bohemia : Marcus Clarke, Adam Lindsay Gordon and Henry Kendall - A Documentary Michael Wilding , 2014 single work biography ;
(p. 54-55)
Anna of the Floods, Lyndon Megarrity , single work review
— Review of Through the Wall : Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival Anna Bligh , 2015 single work autobiography ;
(p. 57)
Bringing the 'A', David McCooey , single work review
— Review of Cocky's Joy Michael Farrell , 2015 selected work poetry ;
(p. 58)

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