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Vol. 30 No. 2 · 24 January 2008

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Vol. 30 No. 2 · 24 January 2008

Hilary Mantel

Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained edited by Una McGovern. Chambers, 760 pp., £35, October 2007, 978 0 550 10215 7

Letters

Martha Roth, Alan Myers, Charles Turner, Anthony Rudolf, Glenn Lang, Slavoj Žižek, Ross McKibbin, Stephen Sasse, Eamonn Grogan, Rob Best, John Gretton, Ben Bollig, Robert Berold, Valentin Lyubarsky, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Cliff Hawkins

Jenny Diski

On Ugliness edited by Umberto Eco. Harvill Secker, 455 pp., £30, October 2007, 978 1 84655 122 2

Andrew O’Hagan

Crossfire by Andy McNab. Bantam, 414 pp., £17.99, October 2007, 978 1 84413 535 6
Strike Back by Chris Ryan. Century, 314 pp., £17.99, October 2007, 978 1 84413 535 6

Eliot Weinberger

The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter. Norton, 518 pp., £22, October 2007, 978 0 393 06226 7

David Hollinger

The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics and the Modern West by Mark Lilla. Knopf, 334 pp., $26, September 2007, 978 1 4000 4367 5

Hugo Williams

Three Poems

Peter Campbell

At the National Gallery: Good Enough to Eat

Terry Eagleton

Creation: Artists, Gods and Origins by Peter Conrad. Thames and Hudson, 529 pp., £24.95, September 2007, 978 0 500 51356 9

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Blogged Down

Tessa Hadley

Walk the Blue Fields by Claire Keegan. Faber, 163 pp., £10.99, May 2007, 978 0 571 23306 9

Michael Hofmann

The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards. NYRB, 400 pp., £10.99, July 2007, 978 1 59017 233 9

Steven Mithen

On Deep History and the Brain by Daniel Lord Smail. California, 271 pp., £12.95, December 2007, 978 0 520 25289 9

Robert Crawford

Poem: ‘Really’

Daniel Branch

At the Polling Station in Kibera

O.A. Westad

The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World by Vijay Prashad. New Press, 364 pp., £16.99, January 2007, 978 1 56584 785 9

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Lust, Caution’

James Sanders

Evil Hour in Colombia by Forrest Hylton. Verso, 174 pp., £12.99, September 2006, 1 84467 551 3

Norman Dombey

Iran’s Bomb: A Revision

Eric Hobsbawm

Diary: Memories of Weimar

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