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Vol. 28 No. 21 · 2 November 2006

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Vol. 28 No. 21 · 2 November 2006

Neal Ascherson

Beim Häuten der Zwiebel by Günter Grass. Steidl, 480 pp., €24, September 2006, 3 86521 330 8

Letters

Roger Owen, James Francke, Tony Judt, Malcolm Deas, A.C. Grayling, Mary Evans, Michael Steinberg, Christopher Hampton, James Carmichael, Anna Smith, Helen Deutsch, Michael Rosen, Richard Morris, Sara Haslam, Michael Gilsenan, Colin Burrow

David Runciman

Liars, Hypocrites and Crybabies

Tony Harrison

Poem: ‘October 2006’

Stefan Collini

Writers, Readers and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 by Philip Waller. Oxford, 1181 pp., £85, April 2006, 0 19 820677 1

Peter Campbell

At Dulwich Picture Gallery: Adam Elsheimer

James Wood

Mother’s Milk by Edward St Aubyn. Picador, 279 pp., £12.99, January 2006, 0 330 43589 2

Jamie McKendrick

Poem: ‘The Resort’

Colin Burrow

Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland. Canongate, 334 pp., £9.99, April 2006, 1 84195 734 8

Ed Harriman

US Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction 
US Government Accountability Office 
US Congressional Research Service 
US Department of State 
Kurdistan Regional Government 
Platform 

John Sturrock

Short Cuts: John Reid tries to out-Blunkett Blunkett

Henry Day

The Long March: Xenophon and the Ten Thousand by Robin Lane Fox. Yale, 351 pp., £25, September 2004, 0 300 10403 0
The Expedition of Cyrus by Xenophon, translated by Robin Waterfield. Oxford, 231 pp., £8.99, September 2005, 0 19 282430 9
Xenophon’s Retreat: Greece, Persia and the End of the Golden Age by Robin Waterfield. Faber, 248 pp., £17.99, November 2006, 0 571 22383 4
The Sea! The Sea! The Shout of the Ten Thousand in the Modern Imagination by Tim Rood. Duckworth, 272 pp., £12.99, August 2006, 0 7156 3571 9

Hugo Williams

Four Poems

Jonathan Lear

The Tasks of Philosophy: Selected Essays, Vol. I by Alasdair MacIntyre. Cambridge, 230 pp., £40, June 2006, 0 521 67061 6
Ethics and Politics: Selected Essays, Vol. II by Alasdair MacIntyre. Cambridge, 239 pp., £40, June 2006, 0 521 67062 4

Stephen Sedley

A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law by R.W. Kostal. Oxford, 529 pp., £79.95, December 2005, 0 19 826076 8

Anthony Pagden

Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830 by J.H. Elliott. Yale, 546 pp., £25, May 2006, 0 300 11431 1

Daniel Heller-Roazen

Early Yiddish Texts 1100-1750 edited by Jerold Frakes. Oxford, 889 pp., £100, December 2004, 9780199266142
Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature by Jean Baumgarten, edited and translated by Jerold Frakes. Oxford, 459 pp., £75, June 2005, 0 19 927633 1
The Rise of Modern Yiddish Culture by David Fishman. Pittsburgh, 190 pp., £23.50, November 2005, 0 8229 4272 0
Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture by Jeffrey Shandler. California, 263 pp., £26.95, November 2005, 0 520 24416 8

John Lanchester

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