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Vol. 31 No. 3 · 12 February 2009

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Vol. 31 No. 3 · 12 February 2009

Mark Greif

Reborn: Early Diaries, 1947-64 by Susan Sontag, edited by David Rieff. Hamish Hamilton, 318 pp., £16.99, January 2009, 978 0 241 14431 2

Letters

André Bénichou, Karl Sabbagh, John Gretton, George Adams, Bill Gilmour, Marielle Risse, John Scott, Caleb Crain

Stefan Collini

Maurice Bowra: A Life by Leslie Mitchell. Oxford, 385 pp., £25, February 2009, 978 0 19 929584 5

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation by Steven Shapin. Chicago, 468 pp., £15, October 2008, 978 0 226 75024 8

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Jerry Fodor

Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action and Cognitive Extension by Andy Clark. Oxford, 286 pp., £18.99, November 2008, 978 0 19 533321 3

Peter Campbell

At the Royal Academy: Palladio

Adam Phillips

In Praise of Difficult Children

Hermione Lee

Collected Stories and Other Writings by Katherine Anne Porter, edited by Darlene Harbour Unrue. Library of America, 1039 pp., $40, October 2008, 978 1 59853 029 2

Adam Shatz

Short Cuts: the Blessed Obama

Tessa Hadley

Happy Families by Carlos Fuentes, translated by Edith Grossman. Bloomsbury, 332 pp., £17.99, October 2008, 978 0 7475 9528 1

Stephen Sedley

Early English Arbitration by Derek Roebuck. Holo, 312 pp., £40, April 2008, 978 0 9544056 1 8

Tony Harrison

Poem: ‘Diary’

Michael Kulikowski

Attila the Hun: Barbarian Terror and the Fall of the Roman Empire by Christopher Kelly. Bodley Head, 290 pp., £17.99, September 2008, 978 0 224 07676 0

David Morley

Poem: ‘Abandoned Christmas Tree Plantation’

J. Hoberman

D.W. Griffith’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’: A History of ‘The Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time’ by Melvyn Stokes. Oxford, 414 pp., £13.99, January 2008, 978 0 19 533679 5

Sanjay Subrahmanyam

After Tamerlane: The Rise and Fall of Global Empire by John Darwin. Penguin, 592 pp., £10.99, March 2008, 978 0 14 101022 9

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘A Wine Tale’

Clancy Martin

Diary: The Case of the Counterfeit Eggs

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