Arts & Letters

A poem
By Les Murray
Can a young wartime couple pick up where they left off?
By Anna Goldsworthy
Still from The Deuce
David Simon’s new series shines amid the sleaze of the New York porn industry
By Harry Windsor
Picador; $32.99
By Stephanie Bishop
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The exhausting omnipotence of Drake
By Anwen Crawford
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Adam Greenfield’s ‘Radical Technologies’ is an essential guide to the tech revolution
By Scott Ludlam
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Oliver Sacks’ brilliant ideas echo on through ‘The River of Consciousness’
By Kate Cole-Adams
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Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is maddeningly close to a classic
By Shane Danielsen
Fleet; $27.99
By Stephanie Bishop
Allen & Unwin; $32.99
By Helen Elliott
The intangible beauty of The Clientele’s ‘Music for the Age of Miracles’
By Anwen Crawford
Still from mother!
A creative’s mea culpa? An allegory for environmental devastation? Either way, Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ is an exhausting film.
By Shane Danielsen
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Jennifer Egan’s dynamic new novel, ‘Manhattan Beach’, will reward all readers
By Kevin Rabalais
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Stephin Merritt brings his ‘50 Song Memoir’ to the Melbourne Festival
By Darryn King
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Taylor Mac takes on ‘A 24-Decade History of Popular Music’
By Laura Parker
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Richard Flanagan explores a different kind of darkness in ‘First Person’
By Geordie Williamson
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Shamsie’s seventh novel puts a modern spin on an Ancient Greek tragedy
By Helen Elliott
Hamish Hamilton; $32.99
By Louise Swinn