Peter Craven

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16 ENTRIES Peter Craven is a literary and culture critic.



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Image of Max von Sydow in The Exorcist

Culture

Knight to rook 3

Remembering Max von Sydow, the greatest actor of his generation

Photograph of Harold Bloom

Culture

Canon salute

Remembering Harold Bloom (July 11, 1930 – October 14, 2019)

Culture

Smiley’s return

‘A Legacy of Spies’ brings together two of John le Carré’s greatest characters – but why?

Cover of The Gustav Sonata

Culture

‘The Gustav Sonata’ by Rose Tremain

Chatto & Windus; $29.99

Society

‘The Legacy’ by Kirsten Tranter

Kirsten Tranter, the daughter of famous poet John and formidable literary agent Lyn, has a literary background with bells on. Her first novel, The Legacy, shows her to be a novelist with a commanding talent – a tough plain-stylist …

Society

Tudor Style

Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’

arts

A stockingful

Peter Craven on the best books for Summer

arts

Best Books for Summer 2008–09

Alice Schroeder, The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life (Bloomsbury, 976pp; $49.95). Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father, read by the author (Text Publishing, 6 CDs; $39.95). Helen Garner, The Spare Room (Text Publishing, 208pp; $29.95). Christos …

arts

Sing out loud, sing out strong

Opera in Australia

arts

Sixty of the best

The best books for summer

Human rights

Peter Craven’s Best Books for Summer 2007-08

Julian Burnside, Watching Brief: Reflections on Human Rights, Law and Justice (Scribe, 320pp; $32.95). ISBN(13): 9781921215490.Julia Fox, Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford (W&N, 400pp; $55). ISBN: 0297850814.Waleed Aly, People Like Us: How Arrogance …

Society

As you like it

An interview with Geoffrey Rush

arts

A thinking read

The best books for summer

essay

Time’s arrow

An interview with Robert Hughes

essay

Cut!

Has the Australian film industry lost its way?

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