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Vol. 29 No. 13 · 5 July 2007

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Alastair Crooke

Hamas: Unwritten Chapters by Azzam Tamimi. Hurst, 344 pp., £14.95, September 2006, 9781850658344
Where Now for Palestine? The Demise of the Two-State Solution edited by Jamil Hilal. Zed, 260 pp., £17.99, December 2006, 1 84277 840 4
Failing Peace: Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict by Sara Roy. Pluto, 379 pp., £16.99, October 2006, 0 7453 2234 4

Letters

Richard Strier, Dominic Sandbrook, Ian Mortimer, Inigo Thomas, Robert Ferguson, Peter Goodrich, Scott Malcomson, Stephen Bowd

Frank Kermode

The Letters of A.E. Housman edited by Archie Burnett. Oxford, 1228 pp., £180, March 2007, 978 0 19 818496 6

Joshua Kurlantzick

China and Africa: Engagement and Compromise by Ian Taylor. Routledge, 233 pp., £75, August 2006, 0 415 39740 5
China and the Developing World: Beijing’s Strategy for the 21st Century edited by Joshua Eisenman, Eric Heginbotham and Derek Mitchell. Sharpe, 232 pp., $29.95, April 2007, 978 0 7656 1713 2
China’s African Policy  Foreign Ministry of the People’s Republic of China, January 2006
China’s Expanding Role in Africa: Implications for the United States by Bates Gill, Chin-hao Huang and J. Stephen Morrison. Centre for Strategic and International Studies, February 2007
Friends and Interests: China’s Distinctive Links with Africa by Barry Sautman. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, April 2006
African Perspectives on China in Africa edited by Firoze Manji and Stephen Marks. Fahamu, 174 pp., £11.95, March 2007, 978 0 9545637 3 8
Africa’s Silk Road: China and India’s New Economic Frontier by Harry Broadman. World Bank, 391 pp., $20, November 2006, 0 8213 6835 4

R.F. Langley

Poem: ‘The Best Piece of Sculpture in Perugia’

Charles Tripp

Tigris Gunboats: The Forgotten War in Iraq 1914-17 by Wilfred Nunn. Chatham, 288 pp., £19.99, March 2007, 978 1 86176 308 2

Scott Sherman

The Man Who Invented Fidel: Castro, Cuba, and Herbert L. Matthews of the ‘New York Times’ by Anthony DePalma. PublicAffairs, 308 pp., £15.99, September 2006, 1 58648 332 3

Graham Robb

Medusa: The Shipwreck, the Scandal, the Masterpiece by Jonathan Miles. Cape, 334 pp., £17.99, April 2007, 978 0 224 07303 5

Mark Greif

Falling Man by Don DeLillo. Picador, 246 pp., £16.99, May 2007, 978 0 330 45223 6

Evan Hughes

You Don’t Love Me Yet by Jonathan Lethem. Faber, 224 pp., £10.99, May 2007, 978 0 571 23562 9

J. Hoberman

Short Cuts: The CIA’s Animal Farm

Adam Phillips

Impotence: A Cultural History by Angus McLaren. Chicago, 332 pp., £19, April 2007, 978 0 226 50076 8

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘Futures’

Michael Wood

Collected Film Poetry by Tony Harrison. Faber, 414 pp., £20, April 2007, 978 0 571 23409 7
Collected Poems by Tony Harrison. Viking, 452 pp., £154, April 2007, 978 0 670 91591 0

William Wootten

A Cypress Walk: Letters to ‘Frieda’ by Alun Lewis. Enitharmon, 224 pp., £20, October 2006, 1 904634 30 3

Mary Beard

Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford edited by Peter Sussman. Weidenfeld, 744 pp., £25, November 2006, 0 297 60745 6

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Biography by Piero Melograni, translated by Lydia Cochrane. Chicago, 300 pp., £19, December 2006, 0 226 51956 2
Mozart: The First Biography by Franz Niemetschek, translated by Helen Mautner. Berghahn, 77 pp., £17.50, November 2006, 1 84545 231 3
Mozart’s Women: His Family, His Friends, His Music by Jane Glover. Pan, 406 pp., £7.99, April 2006, 0 330 41858 0

Peter Campbell

At Tate Britain: How We Are

Chaohua Wang

Diary: Remembering Tiananmen

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