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The Melbourne-based Maria Tumarkin “charges headlong into the worst and best of us, fired by raging grief and love”, writes Helen Garner. In Axiomatic the writer and cultural historian weaves reportage, biography, sociology and philosophy together to explore the devastating impact of the past, both on the individual and the collective. Tumarkin’s other books include Traumascapes, Courage, and Otherland – which recounts her journey with her daughter back to her native Ukraine, to experience the seismic shifts occurring. She discusses the place of the past in the present with Finlay Macdonald.

Supported by Australian High Commission.

Fri, 17 May 2019

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