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Vol. 31 No. 7 · 9 April 2009

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Hilary Mantel

Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary by Miri Rubin. Allen Lane, 533 pp., £30, February 2009, 978 0 7139 9818 4

Letters

Stephen Sedley, T.J. Clark, Tom Behan, James Heartfield, Richard Bucci, Robert Heath, Kerry Brown, Glen Newey, Clancy Sigal, John Merriweather, Alfio Bernabei, David Mason

Michael Wood

Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC 1874-1908 by William Oddie. Oxford, 401 pp., £25, November 2008, 978 0 19 955165 1
The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton. Atlantic, 187 pp., £7.99, December 2008, 978 1 84354 905 5

John Hartley Williams

Poem: ‘My Real Name is Stanley Kubrick’

Peter Campbell

At Tate Modern: Constructivism

Graham Usher

Taliban v. Taliban

Marina Warner

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Edward Fitzgerald, edited by Daniel Karlin. Oxford, 167 pp., £9.99, January 2009, 978 0 19 954297 0

Glyn Maxwell

The Immortals by Amit Chaudhuri. Picador, 407 pp., £16.99, March 2009, 978 0 330 45580 0

J. Hoberman

Chagall: Love and Exile by Jackie Wullschlager. Allen Lane, 582 pp., £30, October 2008, 978 0 7139 9652 4

John Lanchester

Short Cuts: Google Street View

Rosemary Hill

Love’s Civil War: Elizabeth Bowen & Charles Ritchie Letters and Diaries 1941-73 edited by Victoria Glendinning, by Judith Robertson. Simon and Schuster, 489 pp., £14.99, February 2009, 978 1 84737 213 0
People, Places, Things: Essays by Elizabeth Bowen edited by Allan Hepburn. Edinburgh, 467 pp., £60, November 2008, 978 0 7486 3568 9

Gillian Darley

Le Corbusier: A Life by Nicholas Fox Weber. Knopf, 823 pp., $45, November 2008, 978 0 375 41043 7

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The International’, ‘Duplicity’

Lorna Scott Fox

Un lieu incertain by Fred Vargas. Viviane Hamy, 385 pp., €18, June 2008, 978 2 87858 285 7
Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand by Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds. Vintage, 388 pp., £7.99, January 2008, 978 0 09 948896 5
This Night’s Foul Work by Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds. Vintage, 409 pp., £7.99, February 2009, 978 0 09 950762 8
The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds. Harvill Secker, 247 pp., £12.99, February 2009, 978 1 84343 272 2

Tom Paulin

Poem: ‘From ‘Oedipus at Colonus’’

Christopher Clark

High Society in the Third Reich by Fabrice d’Almeida. Polity, 294 pp., £17.99, November 2008, 978 0 7456 4312 0

John Foot

The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-19 by Mark Thompson. Faber, 455 pp., £9.99, April 2009, 978 0 571 22334 3

Mat Pires

Diary: La Princesse de Clèves at the Barricades

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