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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... no. 376 November 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.
Living the Question : Drusilla Modjeska's Crafted Life, Bernadette Brennan , single work review
— Review of Second Half First Drusilla Modjeska , 2015 single work autobiography ;
'Twenty-five years ago, Drusilla Modjeska's Poppy reimagined boldly the possibilities for Australian memoir. Modjeska recounts in her new memoir, Second Half First, how in her inaugural appearance at a writers' festival she was on a panel discussing autobiography with two established British writers, Victoria Glendinning and Andrew Motion. Poppy was written but not yet released. Feeling at a disadvantage following on from such accomplished performers, she rose with conviction to announce that 'here in Australia we were thinking about what biography might mean if we took as our subjects those who are not usually considered "worthy" of "A Life"'. She wondered how the inclusion of something of the biographer's own story might contribute to a deeper understanding of how 'a life became a narrative'. Glendinning patronisingly found the idea 'extraordinary'. 'We're not thinking about that in England,' she said.' (Author's introduction)
(p. 7-8)
Patchwork, Hilary McPhee , single work review
— Review of Eat First, Talk Later : A Memoir of Food, Family and Home Beth Yahp , 2015 single work biography ;
(p. 10)
Wild Spaces : An Allusive Memoir of Place, Brian Matthews , single work review
— Review of Island Home : A Landscape Memoir Tim Winton , 2015 single work autobiography ;
(p. 11-12)
Mothers and Daughters, Susan Sheridan , single work review
— Review of The Women's Pages Debra Adelaide , 2015 single work novel ;
(p. 14)
'φ'i"sometimes a concert of nail & maul you", Jordie Albiston , single work poetry (p. 26)
903 Ways to See Melbourne, Debi Hamilton , single work prose (p. 29-31)
Critic of the Month : Kerryn Goldsworthy, single work interview (p. 32)
Kindness by Numbers : Why Funding the Arts Is a Good Thing, Robyn Archer , single work essay
'Robyn Archer debated Peter Singer during the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival; their topic was 'Is Funding the Arts Doing Good?'. This is an edited version of her paper.'
(p. 33-35)
Arts Highlights of the Year, Robyn Archer , Ben Brooker , Tim Byrne , Lee Christofis , Alison Croggon , Brett Dean , Ian Dickson , Julie Ewington , Morag Fraser , Andrew Fuhrmann , Colin Golvan , Fiona Gruber , Patrick McCaughey , Brian McFarlane , Primrose Potter , John Rickard , Peter Rose , Dina Ross , Michael Shmith , Doug Wallen , Terri-Ann White , Kim Williams , Jake Wilson , single work column
'To highlight Australian Book Review's arts coverage and to celebrate some of the year's memorable concerts, operas, films, ballets, plays, and exhibitions, we invited a group of critics and arts professionals to nominate their favourites – and to nominate one production they are looking forward to in 2016. (We indicate which works were reviewed in Arts Update.)' (36)
(p. 36-42)
Inverted Pleats, Desley Deacon , single work review
— Review of Women I've Undressed Orry-Kelly , 1964 single work autobiography ;
(p. 43)
Peter Kenneally Reviews 'The Dressmaker', Peter Kenneally , single work review
— Review of The Dressmaker Jocelyn Moorhouse , 2015 single work film/TV ;
(p. 44)
Outsider Pastorali"Three regulars laugh at their own jokes", Brendan Ryan , single work poetry (p. 46)
Charlotte Guest Reviews 'Extinction', Charlotte Guest , single work review
— Review of Extinction Hannie Rayson , 2015 single work drama ;
(p. 47)
Michael Halliwell Reviews 'The Rabbits', Michael Halliwell , single work review
— Review of The Rabbits Lally Katz , 2015 single work drama ;
(p. 48)
Those Women, Susan Lever , single work review
— Review of The Natural Way of Things Charlotte Wood , 2015 single work novel ;
(p. 51)
Standing Close, Cassandra Atherton , single work review
— Review of Feet to the Stars : And Other Stories Susan Midalia , 2015 selected work short story ;
(p. 53)
Dampi"North-west Tasmania, rain like grief, air static,", Ian C. Smith , single work poetry (p. 55)
Beloved of All, Fiona Hile , single work review
— Review of Rhinestone Ella O'Keefe , 2015 selected work poetry ; Metadata Amelia Dale , 2015 selected work poetry ; End Motion/Manifest Sian Vate , 2015 selected work poetry ; Office of Locutions Kate Middleton , 2015 selected work poetry ;
(p. 56-57)
Geoff Page Reviews 'Babel Fish' by Jillian Pattinson, Geoff Page , single work review
— Review of Babel Fish Jillian Pattinson , 2014 selected work poetry ;
(p. 57)
Full Stop, Lyndon Megarrity , single work review
— Review of All Fall Down Matthew Condon , 2015 single work biography ;
(p. 58)

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