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Vol. 30 No. 10 · 22 May 2008

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Letters

William Mallinson, David Hannay, Reed Coughlan, Christopher Price, Robert Latypov and Aleksander Kalikh, Lewis Siegelbaum, Ruth Tenne, Alan Rudrum, Nick de Somogyi, Dave MacKay, Leslie Jackson

James Meek

Kieron Smith, Boy by James Kelman. Hamish Hamilton, 422 pp., £18.99, April 2008, 978 0 241 14241 7

Colin Kidd

The Invention of Scotland: Myth and History by Hugh Trevor-Roper. Yale, 267 pp., £18.99, May 2008, 978 0 300 13686 9
Europe’s Physician: The Various Life of Sir Theodore de Mayerne by Hugh Trevor-Roper. Yale, 438 pp., £25, October 2006, 0 300 11263 7

Michael Wood

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Vintage, 1273 pp., £20, November 2007, 978 0 09 951223 3

Dan Jacobson

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani, translated by Jamie McKendrick. Penguin, 256 pp., £9.99, February 2007, 978 0 14 118836 2

Hal Foster

At the Grand Palais: Richard Serra

Quentin Skinner

What does it mean to be a free person?

Adam Shatz

Short Cuts: ‘Immigration Removal Centres’

Terry Eagleton

Anonymity: A Secret History of English Literature by John Mullan. Faber, 374 pp., £17.99, January 2008, 978 0 571 19514 5

John Kinsella

Poem: ‘The Inversion of Simonides’ Line about the Sun’

Ruth Bernard Yeazell

Fanny Kemble: A Performed Life by Deirdre David. Pennsylvania, 347 pp., £26, June 2007, 978 0 8122 4023 8

Rosemary Hill

The English House by Hermann Muthesius, edited by Dennis Sharp, translated by Janet Seligman and Stewart Spencer. Frances Lincoln, 699 pp., £125, June 2007, 978 0 7112 2688 3

August Kleinzahler

The Poem of a Life: A Biography of Louis Zukofsky by Mark Scroggins. Shoemaker and Hoard, 555 pp., $30, December 2007, 978 1 59376 158 5

Joanna Biggs

All the Sad Young Literary Men by Keith Gessen. Heinemann, 242 pp., £11.99, May 2008, 978 0 434 01848 2

Kevin Kopelson

Diary: Confessions of a Plagiarist

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