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Vol. 28 No. 18 · 21 September 2006

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Vol. 28 No. 18 · 21 September 2006

Tony Judt

Bush’s Useful Idiots

Letters

Henry Farmer, Alistair Dixon, Simon Barley, Shigeru Nagai, Helen DeWitt, David Loewe, Michael Fitzgerald, Agnieszka Hodgson, Anthony Chadwick, Patrick Wright, Evalyn Segal, Raymond Clayton

T.J. Clark

Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson. Verso, 240 pp., £12.99, September 2006, 1 84467 086 4
Under Three Flags: Anarchism and the Anti-Colonial Imagination by Benedict Anderson. Verso, 224 pp., £14.99, January 2006, 1 84467 037 6

Michael Wood

At the Movies: Almodóvar

Jerry Fodor

The Human Touch: Our Part in the Creation of a Universe by Michael Frayn. Faber, 505 pp., £20, September 2006, 0 571 23217 5

David Edgar

Bernard Shaw: A Life by A.M. Gibbs. Florida, 554 pp., £30.50, December 2005, 0 8130 2859 0

Gabriel Piterberg

Travels in Israel

Andrew O’Hagan

The Arms of the Infinite by Christopher Barker. Pomona, 329 pp., £9.99, August 2006, 1 904590 04 7

John Lanchester

Short Cuts: NASA’s new stick of dynamite

Daniel Soar

The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein. Europa, 189 pp., £7.99, May 2006, 1 933372 00 1

Joanna Biggs

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl. Viking, 514 pp., £16.99, September 2006, 0 670 91607 2

Stephen Mulhall

Stoic Life: Emotions, Duties and Fate by Tad Brennan. Oxford, 340 pp., £25, June 2005, 0 19 925626 8

Hugh Haughton

Poem: ‘From an Abandoned Villanelle’

Helen Deutsch

Eighteenth-Century Women Poets and Their Poetry: Inventing Agency, Inventing Genre by Paula Backscheider. Johns Hopkins, 514 pp., £43.50, January 2006, 0 8018 8169 2

David Matthews

The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard 1715-50 by Joseph Kerman. California, 173 pp., £15.95, August 2005, 0 520 24358 7

Alex Smith

Poem: ‘Peninsula’

Peter Campbell

At Chantilly: horses

Mark Ford

T.S. Eliot: The Making of an American Poet by James E. Miller. Pennsylvania State, 468 pp., £29.95, August 2005, 0 271 02681 2
The Annotated ‘Waste Land’ with Eliot’s Contemporary Prose by T.S. Eliot, edited by Lawrence Rainey. Yale, 270 pp., $35, April 2005, 0 300 09743 3
Revisiting ‘The Waste Land’ by Lawrence Rainey. Yale, 203 pp., £22.50, May 2005, 0 300 10707 2

Agnieszka Kolakowska

Diary: My Wife-Murderer

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