Just now, on the bus, I was finishing Maria Tumarkin’s Axiomatic, which seems to have caused some ripples in the Australian literary scene. Its mournful cover design – stark white title over a smudgy pattern of charcoal black and grey – has popped up on my Instagram time and time again. I’ve seen the book displayed prominently in local stores. People have told me it’s really very special. They were right. Click title to continue reading...
In the first installment of Dog-eared hauls, our series on second-hand books, Salon Cesspool explores the hellfire-obsessed but oddly charming Christian teaching manual Bible Object Lessons for Boys and Girls. Click the title to find out how tying pupils up in front of the classroom ennobles their little souls.
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Dog-eared hauls, conceived as a series of show-and-tell articles, captures some of the wonder and delight that comes from exploring second-hand book stores and leafing through the unusual books to be found there.
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