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Vol. 31 No. 1 · 1 January 2009

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Alan Bennett

Diary: Bennett’s Dissection

Letters

Josh Foster, Timothy Scarnecchia, Jocelyn Alexander and 33 others, Gavin Kitching, Mahmood Mamdani, Gaiutra Bahadur, Hugh Pennington, Damian Smyth, Edward Pearce, Paul Taylor, Noah McCormack, Brian Lee

James Wolcott

The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike. Hamish Hamilton, 308 pp., £18.99, October 2008, 978 0 241 14427 5

Michael Wood

Justine by Lawrence Durrell. Folio Society, 203 pp., £19.95, January 2009
Balthazar by Lawrence Durrell. Folio Society, 198 pp., £19.95, January 2009
Mountolive by Lawrence Durrell. Folio Society, 263 pp., £19.95, January 2009
Clea by Lawrence Durrell. Folio Society, 241 pp., £19.95, January 2009

Hilary Mantel

Someone to Disturb

John Lanchester

Is it Art?

Bee Wilson

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, translated by Geoffrey Brock. NYRB, 189 pp., £8.99, November 2008, 978 1 59017 289 6

Adam Shatz

Short Cuts: The Greek Uprising

Andrew O’Hagan

Arthur Miller, 1915-62 by Christopher Bigsby. Weidenfeld, 739 pp., £30, November 2008, 978 0 297 85441 8

Sara Roy

If Gaza falls …

David Edgar

A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and Their Remarkable Families by Michael Holroyd. Chatto, 620 pp., £25, September 2008, 978 0 7011 7987 8

Hugo Williams

Poem: ‘A Pillow Book’

Mark Ford

Edward Thomas: The Annotated Collected Poems edited by Edna Longley. Bloodaxe, 335 pp., £12, June 2008, 978 1 85224 746 1

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Milk’

Malcolm Bull

Bíos: Biopolitics and Philosophy by Roberto Esposito, translated by Timothy Campbell. Minnesota, 230 pp., £14, April 2008, 978 0 8166 4990 7

Peter Campbell

At Dulwich Picture Gallery: Saul Steinberg’s Playful Modernism

Siddhartha Deb

The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan by Yasmin Khan. Yale, 251 pp., £9.99, October 2008, 978 0 300 14333 1
The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories by Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar. Columbia, 288 pp., £29.50, October 2007, 978 0 231 13846 8

Lavinia Greenlaw

Three Poems

McGuire Gibson

Diary: the Theft of Iraq’s Antiquities

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