Luke Slattery does justice to 'Mrs M'

Luke Slattery does justice to ‘Mrs M’

Luke Slattery, author, journalist, academic and literary critic. By Rossella Venturi I can’t sleep well these nights. Can’t stop thinking of the house renovation which is going to trash my life soon. Some people enjoy renos; I don’t. Alain De Botton’s The Architecture of Happiness stares at me from my bedside table: I want to fool myself that in those new blue Moroccan bathroom tiles, which my architect suggested, I will find – besides financial bankrupcy – the answer to the coming winter of my discontent. Read More ... or Download for Free
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Creativity, Art & Life

Creativity, Art & Life

Viewing the extraordinary artistry of sanctioned graffiti on a recent trip to Valparaiso in Chile, I was struck again by one version of the concept of geomancy. Is the formation of hotspots of creativity in time and space random? What forces bring together artists of the Impres- sionist period in Paris or the abstract ex- pressionists of NYC?
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Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Our first Impressions article for the year – and with it an acknowledgement of the great legacies left by writers who have influenced our lives and our ideas so significantly – and, so often, unobtrusively. Now we’re already, so quickly, into the business cycle of 2019, I’ve decided to take stock of time rushing away – especially after the death of a close friend, Jeremy Gilling, Chair of the Sydney School of Arts & Humanities Advisory Committee.
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A Committed Leftie

A Committed Leftie

A Committed Leftie Scholar, writer and book reviewer, Michael Wilding chats with Italian journalist, Rossella Venturi, in her last Author Interview for 2019. Read more ... or download for FREE 
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Seeking Harmony from Complexity

Seeking Harmony from Complexity

Nicky Gluch's memoir, due out next year, is set in Israel in 2013-14. It will explore how the experience of living and studying there led Gluch to pursue a musical career. Writing for Impressions, Gluch muses on language and conversation and why some of us can speak without words.
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Tom Keneally: Love, Life, Writing

Tom Keneally: Love, Life, Writing

Australia’s great grand patriarch of writing, Tom Keneally, remains as ‘common man’ as ever in his outlook on life, regardless of so many honours bestowed and worldwide glory gained.
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Banking misconduct: Justification for change

Banking misconduct: Justification for change

In the light of the Royal Commission into the financial services industry, a group of eleven economists, educators, unionists and bureaucrats has suggested a more trustworthy way forward.
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Writers’ Dreams, Editor’s Knife and Seller’s Rack

Writers’ Dreams, Editor’s Knife and Seller’s Rack

A candid interview with the Director of Sydney School of Arts & Humanities, Dr Christine Williams, by South Indian poet and academic, Syam Sudhakar
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Reform of the ALP

Reform of the ALP

A new submission to Open Labor hopes to initiate electorally-popular reforms in the party. A group called 'The Tilters' may have some tips for success.
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The Quiet American

The Quiet American

Christine Williams reviews Graham Green's The Quiet American and considers its relevance to society today.
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