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Vol. 30 No. 6 · 20 March 2008

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Letters

Max Trevitt, Amos Halevy, Stephen Wilson, Daniel Finn, James Sanders, Bruce Molloy, Tim Nau, Peter Dreyer, Christopher Campbell-Howes, George Josephs

Steven Shapin

A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life by Craig Venter. Allen Lane, 390 pp., £25, October 2007, 978 0 7139 9724 8

Ferdinand Mount

Balfour: The Last Grandee by R.J.Q. Adams. Murray, 479 pp., £30, November 2007, 978 0 7195 5424 7

Adam Shatz

Architect of Global Jihad: The Life of al-Qaida Strategist Abu Musab al-Suri by Brynjar Lia. Hurst, 510 pp., £27.50, November 2007, 978 1 85065 856 6

John Burnside

Poem: ‘An Essay Concerning Light’

Frank Kermode

The Resurrection by Geza Vermes. Penguin, 168 pp., £7.99, March 2008, 978 0 14 103005 0

Susan Pedersen

Women against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain by Julia Bush. Oxford, 340 pp., £35, October 2007, 978 0 19 924877 3

Maya Jasanoff

Hartly House, Calcutta by Phebe Gibbes. Oxford, 222 pp., £13.99, April 2007, 978 0 19 568564 0

Colm Tóibín

The Art of Being Found Out

Andrew O’Hagan

Short Cuts: Dinner at the Digs

Hilary Mantel

Story: ‘Story: ‘Offences against the Person’’

Philip Connors

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz. Faber, 340 pp., £12.99, February 2008, 978 0 571 17955 8

Charles Simic

The Collected Poems by C.P. Cavafy, translated by Evangelos Sachperoglou. Oxford, 238 pp., £9.99, September 2007, 978 0 19 921292 7
The Canon by C.P. Cavafy, translated by Stratis Haviaras. Harvard, 465 pp., £16.95, January 2008, 978 0 674 02586 8

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Conformist’

Benjamin Markovits

The Letters of John Murray to Lord Byron edited by Andrew Nicholson. Liverpool, 576 pp., £25, June 2007, 978 1 84631 069 0

Jolyon Leslie

Money, Lots of Money

Jolyon Leslie

A Short History

Paul Myerscough

At Tate Modern: Juan Muñoz

David Margolick

The Havana Mob: Gangsters, Gamblers, Showgirls and Revolutionaries in 1950s Cuba by T.J. English. Mainstream, 400 pp., £17.99, September 2007, 978 1 84596 192 3

Jonathan Raban

Diary: I’m for Obama

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