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Vol. 30 No. 15 · 31 July 2008

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Letters

Tony Judge, Paul Francis, Eliot Weinberger, Neville Twitchell, Peter Green, Rebecca French, Sean Gallagher, Charles Alverson

James Meek

When the Floods Came

R.F. Langley

Poem: ‘Videlicet’

Daniel Finn

‘Thanks a million, big fella’

Stefan Collini

Raymond Williams: A Warrior’s Tale by Dai Smith. Parthian, 514 pp., £25, May 2008, 978 1 905762 56 9

John Ashbery

Two Poems

Tom Shippey

The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth, edited by Michael Reeve, translated by Neil Wright. Boydell, 307 pp., £50, November 2007, 978 1 84383 206 5
The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth. Broadview, 383 pp., £8.99, January 2008, 978 1 55111 639 6

Barbara Graziosi

Bacchylides: Politics, Performance, Poetic Tradition by David Fearn. Oxford, 428 pp., £70, July 2007, 978 0 19 921550 8

Jeremy Harding

Short Cuts: trying to listen to the World Service

Jacqueline Rose

Homecoming by Bernhard Schlink, translated by Michael Henry Heim. Weidenfeld, 260 pp., £14.99, January 2008, 978 0 297 84468 6

Peter Campbell

In the Park: Frank Gehry’s Pavilion

Roxanne Varzi

Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit by Gillian Whitlock. Chicago, 216 pp., £10.50, February 2008, 978 0 226 89526 0

Michael Sheringham

The Discovery of France by Graham Robb. Picador, 454 pp., £9.99, July 2008, 978 0 330 42761 6

Megan Vaughan

Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa by Richard Keller. Chicago, 294 pp., £16, June 2007, 978 0 226 42973 1

Uri Avnery

The Ceasefire

Eric Foner

The Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker. Murray, 434 pp., £25, October 2007, 978 0 7195 6302 7

Jenny Diski

Diary: trying to stay awake

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