Published in Overland Issue Print Issue 196 Spring 2009 · Main Posts Issue 196 Jeff Sparrow Contents Jeff Sparrow − Editorial Features Christos Tsiolkas − The Slap 1.0 Maxine Clarke−The unbearable whiteness of beauty Rodney Hall−Copyright, the market and the survival of Aust Lit Dennis Altman−Escaping the tribe? Bob Brown−The will of the people Jenny Hocking−The election that never was Carmela Baranowska−‘Why are you still alive?’ Thomas Shepherd−A life in mirrors Tara June Winch−Picture of a Shell-shocked land Melbourne Futures Fiction* Margo Lanagan−Until the solid earth dissolves Andrew Morgan−Heart of dockness Jack Dann−Mohammed’s angel Lucy Sussex−Riot on the State Library lawn Poetry Cassandra O’Loughlin − Nourishment Desh Balasubramaniam − North − East Anthem Elena Knox − Salacia Tanja Kovac − Cultural Cringe Paul Mitchell − Second Marriage Debbie Lim − Taking Blood Bonny Cassidy − Lining space, drying time π.o. − Ned Kelly Joel Scott − Four Heads, Morocco Eddie Paterson − Blood on the tracks Qi Guo, translated by Ouyang Yu − Mid Autumn Kevin Gillam − small religion Reviews Tom Clark – Journey Without Arrival Bel Monypenny - The Red Highway John McLaren - 60 Classic Australian Poems Laurie Clancy - Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley Lyndon Megarrity - The Dreaming and Other Essays * Supported by the City of Melbourne 2009 Arts Grants Program Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.