Arts & Letters

Bloomsbury; $32.99
By Claire Corbett
Fourth Estate; $32.99
By Stephanie Bishop
The femaleness of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels
By Helen Elliott
Snowtown director Justin Kurzel takes on ‘Macbeth’
By Peter Conrad
Cold Chisel reconsidered
By Anwen Crawford
Corruption and collusion in Scott Cooper’s ‘Black Mass’
By Luke Davies
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