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By Rose McCann Burn Marks By Sara Paretsky Virago, 1991. 340 pp. $12.95 Reviewed by Rose McCann Great stuff. A new Sara Paretsky crime novel is always a real treat. In this, her sixth novel featuring gutsy Chicago private detective V.I.

By Debra Wirth Women of Sand and Myrrh By Hanan al-Shaykh Translated by Catherine Cobham Allen & Unwin. 280pp. $14.95 Reviewed by Debra Wirth Four women, whose lives cross at different stages and places, are the narrators of this book.

By Rod Webb Opera in Italy involves more than music. ROD WEBB reports from Milan. It's 8.15 on the morning of the second 1991 performance of La Scala's favourite opera, Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata. I have scored sixth place in the queue — la

By Angela Matheson Happy Days By Samuel Beckett Director Simon Phillips Designer Mary Moore With Ruth Cracknell and Allan Penney Sydney Theatre Company Wharf Theatre Reviewed by Angela Matheson Buried to the waist in sand, Ruth

By Steve Painter Fading Loyalties. The Australian Labor Party and the working class By Andrew Scott Pluto Press. 1991. 74 pp. $6.95 Reviewed by Steve Painter Andrew Scott makes a useful contribution to discussion of the Labor Party, starting

By Tracy Sorenson State of the World 1991 A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a Sustainable Society Project director Lester R. Brown New York, Sydney: W.W. Norton/Allen and Unwin, 1991. 254 pp., $19.95 pb Reviewed by Tracy

By Jacqui Kavanagh Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens with the Makgona Tshole Band in concert Mbaqanga album released by SBS records Reviewed by Jacqui Kavanagh After 27 years of dominating the South African music scene, Mahlathini and the

By Tom Jordan Guilty by Suspicion Written and directed by Irwin Winkler USA 1991The Ear Czechoslovakia 1969 Written by Jan Prochaska and Karel Kachyna Directed by Karel Kachyna Both features of the Sydney film festival Reviewed by Tom

Bio-technology em = By Duncan Richardson New onco-mouse lab inspired, having been persuaded to shrug off the last eighty million years, finds itself sprouting carcinomas galore after ten months of life, then dies unmourned but fully

A warning for green democracy By Richard Ingram The latest issue of Chain Reaction, published by Friends of the Earth, is a special double issue with a cover story likely to create controversy — but also, one hopes — serious discussion in the

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