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Vol. 31 No. 4 · 26 February 2009

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Vol. 31 No. 4 · 26 February 2009

Perry Anderson

La Casta: Cosi i Politici Italiani sono Diventati Intoccabili by Sergio Rizzo and Gian Antonio Stella. Rizzoli, 285 pp., €18, May 2007, 978 88 17 01714 5
La Deriva: Perche l’Italia Rischia il Naufragio by Sergio Rizzo and Gian Antonio Stella. Rizzoli, 342 pp., €19.50, May 2008, 978 88 17 02562 1

Letters

Alex Bailin, Phil Poole, Lionel Goldfarb, A.N. Wilson, Allan Janik, Rupert Read, Thomas Venning, Justin Horton, Justin Horton, Lara Pawson, Kate Kennedy, Malcolm Ross

Michael Wood

Nazi Literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño, translated by Chris Andrews. New Directions, 227 pp., £17.95, May 2008, 978 0 8112 1705 7
2666 by Roberto Bolaño, translated by Natasha Wimmer. Picador, 898 pp., £20, January 2009, 978 0 330 44742 3

Anne Carson

Poem: ‘Burners Go Raw’

Daniel Soar

‘The Taker’ and Other Stories by Rubem Fonseca, translated by Clifford Landers. Open Letter, 166 pp., $15.95, November 2008, 978 1 934824 02 3

Steve Fraser

Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years Vol I: Made for America, 1890-1901 edited by Candace Falk. Illinois, 659 pp., $35, August 2008, 978 0 252 07541 4
Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years Vol. II: Making Speech Free, 1902-1909 edited by Candace Falk. Illinois, 641 pp., £35, August 2008, 978 0 252 07543 8

Shadi Bartsch

‘Octavia’, Attributed to Seneca edited by A.J. Boyle. Oxford, 340 pp., £70, April 2008, 978 0 19 928784 0

Andrew O’Hagan

Short Cuts: the Oscars

Deborah Friedell

Wedlock by Wendy Moore. Weidenfeld, 359 pp., £18.99, January 2009, 978 0 297 85331 2

Peter Campbell

In the Turner Gallery: Coleridge’s Note-Taking

Eric Hobsbawm

Bomb, Book and Compass: Joseph Needham and the Great Secrets of China by Simon Winchester. Viking, 316 pp., £20, September 2008, 978 0 670 91379 4

David Kaiser

The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius by Graham Farmelo. Faber, 539 pp., £22.50, January 2009, 978 0 571 22278 0

William Feaver

Francis Bacon: Incunabula edited by Martin Harrison and Rebecca Daniels. Thames and Hudson, 224 pp., £39.95, September 2008, 978 0 500 09344 3

Svetlana Alpers

Vermeer’s Hat: The 17th Century and the Dawn of the Global World by Timothy Brook. Profile, 272 pp., £18.99, July 2008, 978 1 84668 112 7

Gilberto Perez

Tarkovsky by Nathan Dunne. Black Dog, 464 pp., £29.95, February 2008, 978 1 906155 04 9
Andrei Tarkovsky: Elements of Cinema by Robert Bird. Reaktion, 255 pp., £15.95, April 2008, 978 1 86189 342 0

Frederick Seidel

Poem: ‘Lisbon’

Gabriel Piterberg

‘Midnight Convoy’ and Other Stories by S. Yizhar, translated by Misha Louvish et al. Toby, 283 pp., £9.99, May 2007, 978 1 59264 183 3
Khirbet Khizeh by S. Yizhar, translated by Nicholas de Lange and Yaacob Dweck. Ibis, 131 pp., $16.95, April 2008, 978 965 90 1259 6
Preliminaries by S. Yizhar, translated by Nicholas de Lange. Toby, 305 pp., £14.95, May 2007, 978 1 59264 190 1

Amira Hass

Return to Gaza

Colin Robinson

Diary: Publishing’s Demise

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