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Vol. 30 No. 22 · 20 November 2008

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Vol. 30 No. 22 · 20 November 2008

Michael Wood

Franz Kafka: The Office Writings edited by Stanley Corngold, Jack Greenberg and Benno Wagner, translated by Eric Patton and Ruth Hein. Princeton, 404 pp., £26.95, November 2008, 978 0 691 12680 7

Letters

Pankaj Mishra, Paul Thomson, Helmut Simon, Martin Southwood, Tony Scull, Oliver Rivers, Ronald Fraser, Scott Stucky, Graham Falconer, David Maclagan, Garth Clarke

Elif Batuman

Philosophy in Turbulent Times: Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, Derrida by Elisabeth Roudinesco, translated by William McCuaig. Columbia, 184 pp., £15.50, November 2008, 978 0 231 14300 4

R.W. Johnson

Cyril Ramaphosa by Anthony Butler. Currey, 442 pp., £18.95, February 2008, 978 1 84701 315 6
After the Party: A Personal and Political Journey inside the ANC by Andrew Feinstein. Jonathan Ball, 287 pp., R 170, October 2007, 978 1 86842 262 3
Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred by Mark Gevisser. Jonathan Ball, 892 pp., R 225, November 2007, 978 1 86842 101 5

Kathleen Jamie

Poem: ‘The Round-Up’

Peter Davies

Sterling and Strings

Thomas Sugrue

The Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph that Shocked America by Louis Masur. Bloomsbury US, 224 pp., $24.95, April 2008, 978 1 59691 364 6

Peter Campbell

In Bexhill: Ben Nicholson

Steven Shapin

Imperial Nature: Joseph Hooker and the Practices of Victorian Science by Jim Endersby. Chicago, 429 pp., £18, May 2008, 978 0 226 20791 9

Andrew O’Hagan

Short Cuts: Voices from Beyond the Grave

Geoffrey Hawthorn

A History of Histories: Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the 20th Century by John Burrow. Allen Lane, 553 pp., £25, December 2007, 978 0 7139 9337 0
What Was History? The Art of History in Early Modern Europe by Anthony Grafton. Cambridge, 319 pp., £13.99, March 2007, 978 0 521 69714 9
The Theft of History by Jack Goody. Cambridge, 342 pp., £14.99, January 2007, 978 0 521 69105 5
Thucydides and the Philosophical Origins of History by Darien Shanske. Cambridge, 268 pp., £54, January 2007, 978 0 521 86411 4

Haukur Már Helgason

Iceland Sinks

Eliane Glaser

Under Two Dictators: Prisoner of Stalin and Hitler by Margarete Buber-Neumann, translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Pimlico, 350 pp., £17.99, January 2008, 978 1 84595 102 3

Jonathan Coe

Old Men in Love: John Tunnock’s Posthumous Papers by Alasdair Gray. Bloomsbury, 311 pp., £20, October 2007, 978 0 7475 9353 9
Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography by Rodge Glass. Bloomsbury, 341 pp., £25, September 2008, 978 0 7475 9015 6

Charles Simic

Two Poems

Thomas Keymer

Plays: Vol. II, 1731-34 by Henry Fielding, edited by Thomas Lockwood. Oxford, 865 pp., £150, October 2007, 978 0 19 925790 4
‘The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon’, ‘Shamela’ and ‘Occasional Writings’ by Henry Fielding, edited by Martin Battestin, with Sheridan Baker and Hugh Amory. Oxford, 804 pp., £150

John Ashbery

Two Poems

Ange Mlinko

A Blue Hand: The Beats in India by Deborah Baker. Penguin US, 256 pp., £25.95, April 2008, 978 1 59420 158 5

Keith Gessen

Diary: Watching the Rouble Go Down

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