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Random House; $32.99
By Brenda Walker
Catherine the Great still reigns in the NGV’s ‘Masterpieces from the Hermitage’
By Julie Ewington
‘The Complete Works of Primo Levi’ reveals the Holocaust memoirist’s extraordinary breadth
By Ramon Glazov
Jess Ribeiro’s ‘Kill It Yourself’ and Sui Zhen’s ‘Secretly Susan’
By Anwen Crawford
Bringing Timothy Conigrave’s ‘Holding the Man’ to the screen
By Steve Dow
Trans. Donald Barry and Stephen Muecke; Reaktion Books; $40
By Amanda Lohrey
Trans. Linda Asher; Faber & Faber; $24.99
By Stephanie Bishop
Emma Kowal’s ‘Trapped in the Gap’ examines the ‘White anti-racist’ in indigenous Australia
By Kim Mahood
Marina Abramović in Australia
By Fiona McGregor
Icon as exhibit at ACMI’s ‘David Bowie Is’
By Anwen Crawford
Why we keep watching ‘The Americans’, ‘Veep’ and ‘House of Cards’
By Luke Davies
Scribe; $27.99
By Helen Elliott
HarperCollins; $29.99
By Brenda Walker
The literary comic novel and Steve Toltz’s ‘Quicksand’
By Richard Cooke
Musicians on film in Asif Kapadia’s ‘Amy’, Bill Pohlad’s ‘Love & Mercy’ and Mia Hansen-Løve’s ‘Eden’
By Luke Davies
Power and resistance at the 56th Venice Biennale
By Julie Ewington
By John Kinsella
An on-drive to the boundary the ball going on and on through dust and dirt on and on past the shed all the way past the chook pen and on bouncing over bark flaked and fallen from wandoos and on over dried twigs and branches and chunks of...
Jonathan Cape; $32.99
By Helen Elliott