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Vol. 29 No. 21 · 1 November 2007

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Vol. 29 No. 21 · 1 November 2007

Ross McKibbin

Who’s on the Ropes Now?

Letters

Simon Blackburn, Tim Lewens, Ian Cross, Gerald Mangan, Anthony Curtis, Jeremy Harding, Ken Sunshine, Grey Anderson, Stan Smith

Malcolm Bull

Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia by John Gray. Allen Lane, 243 pp., £18.99, July 2007, 978 0 7139 9915 0

Sanjay Subrahmanyam

A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling by V.S. Naipaul. Picador, 193 pp., £16.99, September 2007, 978 0 330 48524 1

Mark Greif

Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad. Knopf, 657 pp., $35, April 2007, 978 0 375 40827 4

Colin Dayan

The White Tree

Elizabeth Lowry

The Voyage That Never Ends: Malcolm Lowry in His Own Words edited by Michael Hofmann. NYRB, 518 pp., £16.99, November 2007, 978 1 59017 235 3

Hal Foster

At the Hayward: ‘The Painting of Modern Life’

Ian Hacking

Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Human Mind by G.E.R. Lloyd. Oxford, 201 pp., £27.50, April 2007, 978 0 19 921461 7

Jenny Diski

Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Lustre by Dana Thomas. Allen Lane, 375 pp., £20, September 2007, 978 0 7139 9823 8

Donald MacKenzie

Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London by Caitlin Zaloom. Chicago, 224 pp., £18.50, November 2006, 0 226 97813 3

Yitzhak Laor

1967: Israel, the War and the Year That Transformed the Middle East by Tom Segev, translated by Jessica Cohen. Little, Brown, 673 pp., £25, May 2007, 978 0 316 72478 4

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: A Spasso con Gusto

Charles Simic

Two Poems

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore. Weidenfeld, 397 pp., £25, May 2007, 978 0 297 85068 7

Geoffrey Hawthorn

Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis of Hope by Tariq Ali. Verso, 244 pp., £14.99, November 2006, 9781844671021
Democracy and Revolution: Latin America and Socialism Today by D.L. Raby. Pluto, 280 pp., £18.99, July 2006, 0 7453 2436 3
Venezuela: Hugo Chavez’s Revolution, Latin America Report No. 19 by International Crisis Group.

Colin Burrow

The Solitudes by John Crowley. Overlook, 429 pp., £7.90, September 2007, 978 1 58567 986 7
Endless Things by John Crowley. Small Beer, 341 pp., $24, May 2007, 978 1 931520 22 5

Tom McCarthy

The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall. Canongate, 368 pp., £12.99, March 2007, 978 1 84195 902 3

Claire Crowther

Two Poems

Gillian Darley

The Buildings of England: Essex by James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner. Yale, 939 pp., £29.95, May 2007, 978 0 300 11614 4

Bee Wilson

Citizen Moore: An American Maverick by Roger Rapoport. Methuen, 361 pp., £8.99, July 2007, 978 0 413 77649 5
Manufacturing Dissent directed by Rick Caine and Debbie Melnyk.October 2007
Sicko directed by Michael Moore.October 2007

Alan Strathern

Diary: a report from Sri Lanka

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