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Vol. 31 No. 14 · 23 July 2009

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Slavoj Žižek

Berlusconi in Tehran

Letters

David Stannard, Editor, ‘London Review’, John Danziger, Victor Kande, Richard Hilken, Åsa Söderman, Chris Sinha, Nick Wray, Alistair Watson, Constance Blackwell, Frederick Sweet, John Gale, Richard Todd

Mary Beard

Marcus Aurelius: Warrior, Philosopher, Emperor by Frank McLynn. Bodley Head, 684 pp., £20, March 2009, 978 0 224 07292 2

Adam Phillips

Isaiah Berlin, Enlightening: Letters 1946-60 edited by Henry Hardy and Jennifer Holmes. Chatto, 844 pp., £35, June 2009, 978 0 7011 7889 5

Ange Mlinko

Three Poems

Neal Ascherson

Constructing the Monolith: The United States, Great Britain and International Communism 1945-50 by Marc Selverstone. Harvard, 304 pp., £36.95, February 2009, 978 0 674 03179 1

Simon Armitage

Poem: ‘The Invasion’

David Nirenberg

The Other Within The Marranos: Split Identity and Emerging Modernity by Yirmiyahu Yovel. Princeton, 490 pp., £24.95, February 2009, 978 0 691 13571 7

Eamon Duffy

The Ends of Life: Roads to Fulfilment in Early Modern England by Keith Thomas. Oxford, 393 pp., £20, February 2009, 978 0 19 924723 3

Cathy Gere

The Marvellous Hairy Girls: The Gonzales Sisters and Their Worlds by Merry Wiesner-Hanks. Yale, 248 pp., £18.99, May 2009, 978 0 300 12733 1

Adam Shatz

Short Cuts: Acoustic Weapons

Art Spiegelman

The St Louis Refugee Ship Blues

Mark Ford

Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor by Brad Gooch. Little, Brown, 448 pp., £20, May 2009, 978 0 316 00066 6

Peter Campbell

At the British Library: the Codex Sinaiticus

Tessa Hadley

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin. Bloomsbury, 237 pp., £14.99, April 2009, 978 0 7475 9713 1

Susan Eilenberg

Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present by Lisa Appignanesi. Virago, 592 pp., £12.99, January 2009, 978 1 84408 234 6

Ervand Abrahamian

‘I am not a speck of dirt, I am a retired teacher’

Tariq Ali

Diary: On the North-West Frontier

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