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Vol. 31 No. 22 · 19 November 2009

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Vol. 31 No. 22 · 19 November 2009

Jonathan Littell

Chechnya, Year III

Letters

Jacob Empson, R.W. Johnson, Gabriel Laszlo, Ernesto Priego, Inigo Thomas, Charlie Hill, Thomas Jones, Renee Slater

Slavoj Žižek

Post-Wall

Michael Wood

Carnets du voyage en Chine by Roland Barthes. Christian Bourgois, 252 pp., €23, February 2009, 978 2 267 02019 9
Journal de deuil by Roland Barthes. Seuil/Imec, 271 pp., €18.90, February 2009, 978 2 02 098951 0

John Gray

Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism by George Akerlof and Robert Shiller. Princeton, 230 pp., £16.95, February 2009, 978 0 691 14233 3

Bernard Porter

The Defence of the Realm: The Authorised History of MI5 by Christopher Andrew. Allen Lane, 1032 pp., £30, October 2009, 978 0 7139 9885 6

Stefan Collini

English Journey by J.B. Priestley. Great Northern Books, 351 pp., £25, July 2009, 978 1 905080 47 2

Tariq Ali

Short Cuts: Af-Pak

John Barrell

The Atmosphere of Heaven: The Unnatural Experiments of Dr Beddoes and His Sons of Genius by Mike Jay. Yale, 294 pp., £20, April 2009, 978 0 300 12439 2

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Selling the Tudor Monarchy: Authority and Image in 16th-Century England by Kevin Sharpe. Yale, 588 pp., £30, April 2009, 978 0 300 14098 9

Andrew Saint

Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the 21st-Century City by Anna Minton. Penguin, 240 pp., £9.99, June 2009, 978 0 14 103391 4

Deborah Friedell

A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore. Faber, 322 pp., £16.99, October 2009, 978 0 571 19530 5

Hal Foster

At the Hayward: Ed Ruscha

Alex Abramovich

I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett. Graywolf, 234 pp., $16, June 2009, 978 1 55597 527 2

R.W. Johnson

Diary: Magdalen College

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