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Vol. 29 No. 1 · 4 January 2007

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Alan Bennett

Diary: My 2006

Letters

Jennifer Verner, John Barrell, John Lawton, Robert Morgan, Neal Ascherson, Eric Hobsbawm, James Wood, Jason Webb, Charles Glass, Park Honan, Joanna Zgadzaj

Nicholas Penny

Guide to the Getty Villa by Kenneth Lapatin et al. Getty, 131 pp., £8.50, June 2006, 0 89236 828 4
History of the Art of Antiquity by Johann Joachim Winckelmann, translated by Harry Francis Mallgrave. Getty, 431 pp., £45, March 2006, 0 89236 668 0
The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing by T.J. Clark. Yale, 260 pp., £20, August 2006, 0 300 11726 4

Ruth Padel

Two Poems

Michael Wood

Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon. Cape, 1085 pp., £20, November 2006, 0 224 08095 4

Daniel Soar

House of Meetings by Martin Amis. Cape, 198 pp., £15.99, September 2006, 0 224 07609 4

Corey Robin

Why Arendt Matters by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl. Yale, 232 pp., £14.99, October 2006, 0 300 12044 3
Hannah Arendt: The Jewish Writings edited by Jerome Kohn and Ron Feldman. Schocken, 640 pp., $35, January 2007, 978 0 8052 4238 6
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt. Penguin, 336 pp., £10.99, December 2006, 0 14 303988 1

Tariq Ali

The General in his Labyrinth

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Michael Crichton’s Revenge

James Wood

Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man by Claire Tomalin. Viking, 486 pp., £25, October 2006, 0 670 91512 2

August Kleinzahler

Two Poems

Colm Tóibín

Paul Bowles: A Life by Virginia Spencer Carr. Peter Owen, 431 pp., £19.95, July 2005, 0 7206 1254 3

Jeremy Harding

At Quai Branly: Jacques Chirac’s museum

Adam Phillips

The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Paul Muldoon. Faber, 406 pp., £25, October 2006, 0 571 22740 6
Horse Latitudes by Paul Muldoon. Faber, 107 pp., £14.99, October 2006, 0 571 23234 5

Denis Feeney

Virgil: Georgics translated by Peter Fallon, with notes by Elaine Fantham. Oxford, 109 pp., £7.99, July 2006, 0 19 280679 3
Virgil: The Aeneid translated by Robert Fagles. Penguin, 486 pp., £25, November 2006, 0 7139 9968 3

Frank Kermode

The Nativity: History and Legend by Geza Vermes. Penguin, 177 pp., £7.99, November 2006, 0 14 102446 1

Christopher Thompson

Diary: Angola and the Oil

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