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6 ENTRIES Kirsten Tranter is an author and literary critic. Her most recent book is Hold (4th Estate).



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'The Street Sweeper', By Elliot Perlman, Random House, 544pp; $32.95

Culture

‘The Street Sweeper’ by Elliot Perlman

Elliot Perlman’s new novel, set in New York, traces the unlikely lines of connection between a set of characters from a broad social and historical spectrum. The ‘street sweeper’ of the title is Lamont Williams, an African–American man fresh out …

'Caleb’s Crossing', By Geraldine Brooks, HarperCollins, 400pp; $32.99

Culture

‘Caleb’s Crossing’ By Geraldine Brooks

Caleb’s Crossing extends Geraldine Brooks’s interest in the early history of the United States, first explored in her Pulitzer Prize–winning March, which is set during the Civil War. Here, she writes about the seventeenth-century …

Quaint misogyny

Culture

Quaint misogyny

‘Mad Men: Season Four’

Society

Domestic spectacles

At first, it looked like the spine of a small animal lying in the long grass out the front of our noon inspection appointment, 2br orig. cond. cottage cls all amenities $550 p/week. “Mouldering” is probably the word: grass had been growing …

Society

Keep calm, buy posters

“Keep Calm and Carry On” the poster orders, its message somewhat at odds with its presentation: white text set in imperious capitals in a distinctively British typeface against a background of panic-button red. You might be familiar with the slogan …

Stockholm syndrome

Culture

Stockholm syndrome

Stieg Larsson’s ‘Millennium’ trilogy