Vol. 30 No. 13 · 3 July 2008

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Neal Ascherson

McMafia: Crime without Frontiers by Misha Glenny. Bodley Head, 432 pp., £20, April 2008, 978 0 224 07503 9


Herbert F. Solow, Mark Engel, Paul Lindsey, Manjushree Thapa, Charles Bernstein, Paul Brassley, Paul Titchmarsh, Alistair Watson

John Hartley Williams

Poem: ‘The Blind Dog’

Ross McKibbin

An Element of Unfairness

Michael Wood

At the Movies: David Lean

J.H. Elliott

The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus by David Abulafia. Yale, 379 pp., £25, April 2008, 978 0 300 12582 5
Hans Staden’s True History: An Account of Cannibal Captivity in Brazil edited and translated by Neil Whitehead and Michael Harbsmeier. Duke, 206 pp., £12.99, September 2008, 978 0 8223 4231 1

Eliot Weinberger

Obama v. Clinton: A Retrospective

Uri Avnery

Obama on Israel

Terry Castle

Tickle and Flutter

Daniel Soar

Short Cuts: David Davis v. Miss Great Britain

Stephanie Burt

Four Novels of the 1960s: ‘The Man in the High Castle’, ‘The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch’, ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’, ‘Ubik’ by Philip K. Dick. Library of America, 830 pp., $35, May 2008, 978 1 59853 009 4
Five Novels of the 1960s and 1970s: ‘Martian Time-Slip’, ‘Dr Bloodmoney’, ‘Now Wait for Last Year’, ‘Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said’, ‘A Scanner Darkly’ by Philip K. Dick. Library of America, 1128 pp., $40, August 2008, 978 1 59853 025 4

Tobias Gregory

The Lemur by Benjamin Black. Picador US, 144 pp., $13, June 2008, 978 0 312 42808 2

Clair Wills

Luck and the Irish: A Brief History of Change c.1970-2000 by R.F. Foster. Penguin, 228 pp., £8.99, July 2008, 978 0 14 101765 5

Ruth Scurr

Marie-Thérèse: The Fate of Marie Antoinette’s Daughter by Susan Nagel. Bloomsbury, 418 pp., £25, July 2008, 978 1 59691 057 7

Peter Campbell

At Tate Liverpool: Gustav Klimt

John Whitfield

Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise by Steve Jones. Abacus, 242 pp., £8.99, July 2008, 978 0 349 12147 5
A Reef in Time: The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning to End by J.E.N. Veron. Belknap, 289 pp., £22.95, February 2008, 978 0 674 02679 7

Steven Heighton

Poem: ‘Selected Monsters’

Jenny Diski

Diary: On Not Liking South Africa

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