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Vol. 30 No. 21 · 6 November 2008

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Vol. 30 No. 21 · 6 November 2008

Colm Tóibín

In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story by Andrea Weiss. Chicago, 302 pp., £14.50, May 2008, 978 0 226 88672 5

Letters

Adrian Fosgood, Brian Cartwright, Alex Fox, Eric Cohen, David McDowall, J.A. Bosworth, Bill Cooke, Christopher Frayling

Jenny Diski

All in the Mind by Alastair Campbell. Hutchinson, 297 pp., £17.99, November 2008, 978 0 09 192578 9

Pankaj Mishra

The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria. Allen Lane, 292 pp., £20, July 2008, 978 1 84614 153 9
The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order by Parag Khanna. Allen Lane, 466 pp., £25, April 2008, 978 0 7139 9937 2

Colin Kidd

The Discovery of Islands: Essays in British History by J.G.A. Pocock. Cambridge, 344 pp., £18.99, September 2005, 9780521616454
Barbarism and Religion. Vol. III: The First Decline and Fall by J.G.A. Pocock. Cambridge, 527 pp., £19.99, October 2005, 0 521 67233 3
Barbarism and Religion. Vol. IV: Barbarians, Savages and Empires by J.G.A. Pocock. Cambridge, 372 pp., £17.99, February 2008, 978 0 521 72101 1

David A. Bell

Napoleon’s Cursed War: Popular Resistance in the Spanish Peninsular War by Ronald Fraser. Verso, 587 pp., £29.99, April 2008, 978 1 84467 082 6

Susan Pedersen

‘We Danced All Night’: A Social History of Britain between the Wars by Martin Pugh. Bodley Head, 495 pp., £20, July 2008, 978 0 224 07698 2

Tony Harrison

Poem: ‘Wasted Ink’

Adam Shatz

Memories of Eden: A Journey through Jewish Baghdad by Violette Shamash, edited by Mira Rocca and Tona Rocca. Forum, 326 pp., £14.99, February 2008, 978 0 9557095 0 0
Baghdad, Yesterday: The Making of an Arab Jew by Sasson Somekh. Ibis, 186 pp., £9.50, November 2007, 978 965 90 1258 9

Daniel Soar

Short Cuts: Underground Bunkers

Matthew Bevis

New Writings of William Hazlitt: Volume I edited by Duncan Wu. Oxford, 507 pp., £120, September 2007, 978 0 19 923573 5
New Writings of William Hazlitt: Volume II edited by Duncan Wu. Oxford, 553 pp., £120, September 2007, 978 0 19 923574 2
William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man by Duncan Wu. Oxford, 557 pp., £25, October 2008, 978 0 19 954958 0

Michael Wood

At the Movies: Fernando Meirelles

Peter Howarth

The Collected Prose of Robert Frost edited by Mark Richardson. Harvard, 375 pp., £25.95, January 2008, 978 0 674 02463 2
The Notebooks of Robert Frost edited by Robert Faggen. Harvard, 809 pp., £25.95, January 2007, 978 0 674 02311 6

Stephanie Burt

Watching the Spring Festival by Frank Bidart. Farrar, Straus, 61 pp., $25, April 2008, 978 0 374 28603 3

Elaine Showalter

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld. Doubleday, 558 pp., £11.99, October 2008, 978 0 385 61674 4

Peter Campbell

At the National Gallery: Renaissance Faces

Rachel Cohen

The Believers by Zoë Heller. Fig Tree, 320 pp., £16.99, September 2008, 978 0 670 91612 2

Ervand Abrahamian

Ahmadinejad: The Secret History of Iran’s Radical Leader by Kasra Naji. Tauris, 298 pp., £12.99, December 2007, 978 1 84511 636 1
The Road to Democracy in Iran by Akbar Ganji. MIT, 113 pp., £9.95, May 2008, 978 0 262 07295 3

Roger Bland

Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage by James Cuno. Princeton, 228 pp., £14.95, June 2008, 978 0 691 13712 4

Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Diary: Another Booker Flop

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