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Vol. 31 No. 15 · 6 August 2009

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Peter Campbell

Hilary Mantel

Danton: The Gentle Giant of Terror by David Lawday. Cape, 294 pp., £20, July 2009, 978 0 224 07989 1

Letters

Tanveer Ansari, Forrest Hylton, R.W. Johnson, David Campbell, Rob Ainsley, Nicholas Morris, Simon Darragh

Michael Wood

Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov, translated by Marian Schwartz. Seven Stories, 553 pp., £15.99, January 2009, 978 1 58322 840 1

Joshua Kurlantzick

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia Special Reports 1-15 
The Lost Executioner: The Story of Comrade Duch and the Khmer Rouge by Nic Dunlop. Bloomsbury, 352 pp., £8.99, May 2009, 978 1 4088 0401 8

Frederick Seidel

Poem: ‘Istanbul’

Eric Hobsbawm

The Morbid Age: Britain between the Wars by Richard Overy. Allen Lane, 522 pp., £25, May 2009, 978 0 7139 9563 3

Colm Tóibín

The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1929-40 edited by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck. Cambridge, 782 pp., £30, February 2009, 978 0 521 86793 1

John Burnside

Two Poems

Jenny Diski

An Intellectual History of Cannibalism by Catalin Avramescu, translated by Alistair Ian Blyth. Princeton, 350 pp., £17.95, May 2009, 978 0 691 13327 0

Michael Dobson

Short Cuts: Deutschland ist Hamlet

James Meek

Occupied City by David Peace. Faber, 275 pp., £12.99, July 2009, 978 0 571 23202 4

Jamie McKendrick

Poem: ‘Teazles’

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Taking of Pelham One Two Three’

Deborah Friedell

The Other Elizabeth Taylor by Nicola Beauman. Persephone, 444 pp., £15, April 2009, 978 1 906462 10 9

Peter Campbell

At 1 Chiltern Street: Suits

Nick Holdstock

In Ürümqi

Geoffrey Wheatcroft

‘A Senseless, Squalid War’: Voices from Palestine 1945-48 by Norman Rose. Bodley Head, 278 pp., £20, March 2009, 978 0 224 07938 9
Major Farran’s Hat: Murder, Scandal and Britain’s War against Jewish Terrorism 1945-48 by David Cesarani. Heinemann, 290 pp., £20, March 2009, 978 0 434 01844 4

Jeremy Harding

Right, Left and Centre

John Perry

In Tegucigalpa

Michael Newton

Frankly, My Dear: ‘Gone with the Wind’ Revisited by Molly Haskell. Yale, 244 pp., £16.99, March 2009, 978 0 300 11752 3

Michael Robbins

Poems 1959-2009 by Frederick Seidel. Farrar, Straus, 509 pp., $40, March 2009, 978 0 374 12655 1

R.W. Johnson

Diary: ‘Author Loses Leg in Lagoon’

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