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Vol. 27 No. 19 · 6 October 2005

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Vol. 27 No. 19 · 6 October 2005

Andrew O’Hagan

A Journey in the South

Letters

Tony Barrell, Richard Guy, Alasdair Mackenzie, Adrian Tahourdin, David Elstein, Colin Armstrong, Peter Davidson & Joanna Kavenna, Willie Thompson, Jonathan Cook, Yisrael Medad, Ira Katznelson

Frank Kermode

On Beauty by Zadie Smith. Hamish Hamilton, 446 pp., £16.99, September 2005, 0 241 14293 8

Thomas Jones

Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala. Murray, 180 pp., £12.99, August 2005, 0 7195 6752 1

Robin Robertson

Two Poems

Theo Tait

Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie. Cape, 398 pp., £17.99, September 2005, 0 224 06161 5

Jessica Olin

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld. Picador, 406 pp., £12.99, September 2005, 0 330 44126 4

John Christensen

Capitalism’s Achilles Heel: Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-Market System by Raymond Baker. Wiley, 438 pp., £16.99, September 2005, 0 471 64488 9

Paul Laity

Short Cuts: worst case scenarios

David Stevenson

The Lights that Failed: European International History 1919-33 by Zara Steiner. Oxford, 938 pp., £35, April 2005, 0 19 822114 2

Christopher Turner

Freud’s Free Clinics: Psychoanalysis and Social Justice 1918-38 by Elizabeth Ann Danto. Columbia, 348 pp., £19.50, May 2005, 0 231 13180 1

Jerry Fodor

The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body by Steven Mithen. Weidenfeld, 374 pp., £20, June 2005, 0 297 64317 7

Matthew Reynolds

Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930-50 by Cesare Pavese, translated by Geoffrey Brock. Carcanet, 370 pp., £14.95, April 2004, 1 85754 738 1
The Faber Book of 20th-Century Italian Poems edited by Jamie McKendrick. Faber, 167 pp., £12.99, June 2004, 0 571 19700 0

Peter Campbell

Open House: looking through other people’s windows

Amanda Claybaugh

William Dean Howells: A Writer’s Life by Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson. California, 519 pp., £22.95, May 2005, 0 520 23896 6

Bee Wilson

The Oldest Cuisine in the World: Cooking in Mesopotamia by Jean Bottéro, translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan. Chicago, 134 pp., £16, May 2004, 0 226 06735 1

Pamela Thomas

Diary: tea with Marshal Tito

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