Reviewed in the LRB, volume 41 number 6, 21 March 2019

Books reviewed in volume 41 number 6 of The London Review of Books (21 March 2019).

The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Constantine and Tom Kuhn

Michael Wood writes:

Your spectator is sitting not only\ In your theatre, but also\ In the world.

‘I live in dark times,’ Brecht said, but he liked to believe the darkness would ...

The Children’s Bach

Helen Garner

Merve Emre writes:

To read a novel by Helen Garner is to intrude on characters living their lives with no regard for your presence. You wander into their stories with the same sense of abandon ...

Monkey Grip

Helen Garner

Merve Emre writes:

To read a novel by Helen Garner is to intrude on characters living their lives with no regard for your presence. You wander into their stories with the same sense of abandon ...

The Last Resort: The Modern Classic

Pamela Hansford-Johnson

Lavinia Greenlaw writes:

When Pamela Hansford Johnson died in 1981, the New York Times described her as ‘one of England’s best-known novelists’. I knew her name, or thought I did, but ...