Joanna Di Mattia

Joanna Di Mattia works as a bookseller at Readings Carlton.

Reviews

Working Class Boy (DVD)

Reviewed by Joanna Di Mattia

‘Flame Trees’ is my favourite Cold Chisel song. I love its yearning; the way it coils into a melancholy, regretful tone. But for its vocalist, it’s not an easy song to sing. In Working Class Boy, Jim…

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Marina Abramović in Brazil: The Space in Between

Reviewed by Joanna Di Mattia

For over 40 years, Marina Abramović, the self-anointed ‘grandmother of performance art,’ has used her body to challenge audiences. In Marco Del Fiol’s film, Marina Abramović in Brazil: The Space in B

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Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Reviewed by Joanna Di Mattia

Kate Atkinson has a gift for blending fiction with historical detail. Life After Life (2013) and its companion, A God in Ruins (2015), are brilliant evocations of England, set predominantly during Wo…

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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Reviewed by Joanna Di Mattia

Warlight opens in the ruins of the London Blitz. It’s 1945, and fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister Rachel, are left in the care of a shifty Dickensian figure they call ‘The Moth’ and a…

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