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Vol. 30 No. 20 · 23 October 2008

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Vol. 30 No. 20 · 23 October 2008

John Lanchester

Cityphobia

Letters

Sarah Stern, Adam Shatz, Maurizio Morabito, Edward Burns, David Callahan, John Clayton, Wyatt Mason, Richard Davenport-Hines, Katharine Blair, Jeremy Silk

Ross McKibbin

What can Cameron do?

Peter Campbell

At Tate Modern: Rothko

Frank Kermode

Indignation by Philip Roth. Cape, 233 pp., £16.99, September 2008, 978 0 224 08513 7

David Bromwich

The Irony of American History by Reinhold Niebuhr. Chicago, 174 pp., £8.50, June 2008, 978 0 226 58398 3

Mark Greif

Mad Men: Season One  Lionsgate Home Entertainment, £29.99, October 2008

Neal Ascherson

Europe between the Oceans: 9000 BC-AD 1000 by Barry Cunliffe. Yale, 518 pp., £30, July 2008, 978 0 300 11923 7

Tom Nairn

Iron Curtain: From Stage to Cold War by Patrick Wright. Oxford, 488 pp., £18.99, October 2007, 978 0 19 923150 8

Jeremy Harding

Short Cuts: Ezra Pound in Italy

Thomas Jones

The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi? by Francisco Goldman. Atlantic, 396 pp., £16.99, February 2008, 978 1 84354 737 2

Bernard Porter

Star of the Morning: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope by Kirsten Ellis. HarperPress, 444 pp., £25, August 2008, 978 0 00 717030 2

Ruth Bernard Yeazell

Hidden in the Shadow of the Master: The Model-Wives of Cézanne, Monet and Rodin by Ruth Butler. Yale, 354 pp., £18.99, July 2008, 978 0 300 12624 2

Thomas Crow

The Judicious Eye: Architecture against the Other Arts by Joseph Rykwert. Reaktion, 496 pp., £29.95, June 2008, 978 1 86189 358 1

Anne Carson

Poem: ‘Twelve-Minute Prometheus (after Aiskhylos)’

Glyn Maxwell

The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon. Picador, 294 pp., £14.99, August 2008, 978 0 330 45841 2

Les Murray

Poem: ‘Brown Suits’

David Runciman

Diary: The Problem with English Football

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