Introduction PART 1 - REPRESENTING EVIL A terrible story The banality of evil Explaining the inexplicable A lesson in history An open wound The absence of remorse PART 2 - CREATING MONSTERS First impressions Honouring wicked books Bringing the judges to book Custodians of virtue A question of identity Stolen words The limits of freedom Bolsheviks and atheists The dream of reason Afterword
Andrew Riemer is a well-known writer, critic and reviewer. For more than thirty years he taught in the Department of English at the University of Sydney, specialising in the work of Shakespeare. He has published several books on Shakespeare and numerous studies of nineteenth and twentieth-century fiction, notably the work of Patrick White. His book reviews appear regularly in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He has published three volumes of memoirs---INSIDE Outside, The Habsburg Cafe and, most recently, America With Subtitles, as well as The Ironic Eye, a short book on Peter Goldsworthy's poetry and fiction. Riemer left the university in 1994 to devote himself to writing.