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Vol. 31 No. 12 · 25 June 2009

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Letters

Peter Ward, Peter Ghosh, Susan Pedersen, Bill Peppe, Dorothy McMillan, John Cashmore, Lionel Green, Ealasaid Munro, Leo Robson, Susan McDermott, Ian Gowans, Stan Smith, Tolu Ogunlesi, Ben Pritchett

Iain Sinclair

Thames: Sacred River by Peter Ackroyd. Vintage, 608 pp., £14.99, August 2008, 978 0 09 942255 6

Liam McIlvanney

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín. Viking, 252 pp., £17.99, April 2009, 978 0 670 91812 6

Ruth Bernard Yeazell

Alice in Jamesland: The Story of Alice Howe Gibbens James by Susan Gunter. Nebraska, 422 pp., £38, March 2009, 978 0 8032 1569 6

Peter Campbell

At Tate Modern: the Futurists

Stefan Collini

The Movement Reconsidered: Essays on Larkin, Amis, Gunn, Davie and Their Contemporaries edited by Zachary Leader. Oxford, 336 pp., £18.99, May 2009, 978 0 19 955825 4

Donald MacKenzie

Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe by Gillian Tett. Little, Brown, 338 pp., £18.99, April 2009, 978 1 4087 0164 5

Daniel Soar

Short Cuts: the Leaky State of Political Journalism

Jonathan Rée

Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography by Maria Rosa Antognazza. Cambridge, 623 pp., £25, November 2008, 978 0 521 80619 0

Bill Manhire

Poem: ‘The Oral Tradition’

Yonatan Mendel

Fantasising Israel

Uri Avnery

One Foot on the Moon

Jeremy Harding

At the Allenby Bridge

Bee Wilson

The Settler’s Cookbook: A Memoir of Love, Migration and Food by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Portobello, 439 pp., £20, March 2009, 978 1 84627 083 3

Matthew Sweeney

Poem: ‘Snow, Ice’

Jenny Diski

Nina Simone: The Biography by David Brun-Lambert. Aurum, 346 pp., £20, February 2009, 978 1 84513 430 3

David Quint

The Return of Ulysses: A Cultural History of Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ by Edith Hall. Tauris, 296 pp., £20, March 2009, 978 1 84511 575 3
Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ by Lillian Doherty. Oxford, 450 pp., £80, January 2009, 978 0 19 923332 8
The Unknown Odysseus: Alternate Worlds in Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ by Thomas Van Nortwick. Michigan, 144 pp., $50, December 2008, 978 0 472 11673 7

Chris Mullin

Diary: a report from Westminster

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