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Vol. 29 No. 14 · 19 July 2007

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Jeremy Harding

The Narrow Foothold by Carina Birman. Hearing Eye, 29 pp., £7, August 2006, 9781905082100

Letters

David Fisher, Bill Tilles, Niall Mulholland, Sean Coleman, David Elstein, George Paizis, Michael Egan, Graham Pechey, Editor, ‘London Review’

Robin Robertson

Poem: ‘Strindberg in Berlin’

Julian Bell

Colour in Art by John Gage. Thames and Hudson, 224 pp., £9.95, February 2007, 978 0 500 20394 1

Tariq Ali

America’s Kingdom: Mythmaking on the Saudi Oil Frontier by Robert Vitalis. Stanford, 353 pp., £19.50, November 2006, 0 8047 5446 2
Contesting the Saudi State: Islamic Voices from a New Generation by Madawi Al-Rasheed. Cambridge, 308 pp., £19.99, November 2006, 0 521 85836 4

Matthew Reynolds

The Poems of John Dryden: Vol. V 1697-1700 edited by Paul Hammond and David Hopkins. Longman, 707 pp., £113.99, July 2005, 0 582 49214 9
Dryden: Selected Poems edited by Paul Hammond and David Hopkins. Longman, 856 pp., £19.99, February 2007, 978 1 4058 3545 9

Peter Campbell

At the Courtauld: Cranach’s Nudes

Robert Alter

Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible by Karel van der Toorn. Harvard, 401 pp., £22.95, March 2007, 978 0 674 02437 3

Leo Turner

Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcón. Fourth Estate, 257 pp., £12.99, April 2007, 978 0 00 720051 1

Christopher Tayler

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris. Viking, 387 pp., £14.99, April 2007, 978 0 670 91655 9

Sameer Rahim

The Islamist by Ed Husain. Penguin, 288 pp., £8.99, May 2007, 978 0 14 103043 2

John Lanchester

Short Cuts: Manhunt 2

James Davidson

Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum  Getty, 3014 pp., $1,215, March 2007, 978 0 89236 787 0
Polytheism and Society at Athens by Robert Parker. Oxford, 544 pp., £27.50, March 2007, 978 0 19 921611 6

Jonathan Wright

The Third Reich in Power by Richard J. Evans. Penguin, 941 pp., £12.99, May 2006, 0 14 100976 4
The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy by Adam Tooze. Penguin, 800 pp., £12.99, August 2007, 978 0 14 100348 1

Michael Wood

At the Movies: Marlon Brando

R.W. Johnson

Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre. Bloomsbury, 372 pp., £14.99, January 2007, 978 0 7475 8794 1

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘Underworld’

Peter Clarke

Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction by Thomas K. McCraw. Harvard, 719 pp., £22.95, May 2007, 978 0 674 02523 3

David Nasaw

Mellon: An American Life by David Cannadine. Allen Lane, 779 pp., £30, November 2006, 0 7139 9508 4

David Runciman

Diary: Dylan on the radio

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