October 2020

Noted
by Helen Elliott

‘The Time of Our Lives’ by Robert Dessaix
The memoirist’s latest, surprisingly unsettling instalment

Helen Elliott
Helen Elliott is a literary journalist and writer.

October 2020

In This Issue

The announcement artist

Scott Morrison is good at promising but not at delivering

‘The Lying Life of Adults’ by Elena Ferrante

The Neapolitan author returns to characters driven by compulsions and tensions of class

Lost for words

Bryan Dawe on life without John Clarke

Listening to Roberta Flack

‘First Take’, released 50 years ago, still echoes through the present


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Image of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews with screenshots from #IStandWithDan

Hopelessly devoted to Dan

The government is your servant, not your friend

Images of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese

Bury the lead

Newspoll delivers an unwanted result for the Murdoch media

Image of author Craig Silvey

Character study: Craig Silvey on ‘Honeybee’

The author’s first novel since ‘Jasper Jones’ raises questions about who should tell contemporary trans stories

Image of Bill Murray and Rashida Jones in On the Rocks

Cocktail hour: ‘On the Rocks’

Bill Murray and Rashida Jones are a formidable duo in Sofia Coppola’s new film


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