Annelise Roberts

Annelise Roberts lives in Melbourne and is a PhD student at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on the poetics of texts connected to the British nuclear testing in Australia in the 1950s, and it is accompanied by a creative project, an epistolary novel. Her poetry and critical work has been published in SubbedIn, Mascara Literary Review, Rabbit Journal and The Suburban Review.

Annelise Roberts Reviews Anne M Carson’s Massaging Himmler: A Poetic Biography of Dr Felix Kersten

‘The world today is a sick world,’ wrote Estonian-born Dr Felix Kersten in 1947, ‘and it was made so by a group of sick men.’ Dr Kersten knew about the diagnosis and treatment of sickness – he was a healer, a physiotherapist and masseuse.

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