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Arts & Letters

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
A&U Canongate; $27.99
By Linda Jaivin
Madman Films
By Harry Windsor
George Miller and the evolution of Mad Max
By Shane Danielsen
Adapting Kate Grenville’s ‘The Secret River’ for the screen
By Steve Dow
Image of Algiers
Punk and gospel influences combine to make the personal political on Algiers’ self-titled debut
By Anwen Crawford
Harvill Secker; $32.99
By Anna Goldsworthy
Verse Chorus Press; $29.95
By Anwen Crawford
Róisín Murphy ends an eight-year absence from pop with ‘Hairless Toys’
By Anwen Crawford
A fresh take on horror in David Robert Mitchell’s ‘It Follows’
By Luke Davies
How the television adaptation of ‘Wolf Hall’ transcends the usual Tudor tale
By Benjamin Law
David Malouf’s extraordinary musings on life and art
By David Marr