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Vol. 32 No. 5 · 11 March 2010

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

John Lanchester

The Great British Economy Disaster

Letters

Constance Borde & Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, Michelle Sommers, Deborah Frankel Reese, Gabriel Kahn, Timothy Johnston, Toril Moi, T.J. Clark, Richard Bowring, Editor, ‘London Review’, T.J. Gorton, Aidan Foster-Carter, Ian MacDougall, Oscar Turnill, B. Goff

Lynn Hunt

The Devil in the Holy Water, or, The Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon by Robert Darnton. Pennsylvania, 534 pp., £23, December 2009, 978 0 8122 4183 9
Policing Public Opinion in the French Revolution: The Culture of Calumny and the Problem of Free Speech by Charles Walton. Oxford, 348 pp., £32.50, February 2009, 978 0 19 536775 1

Yonatan Mendel

Hasbara

David Simpson

War at a Distance: Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime by Mary Favret. Princeton, 262 pp., £18.95, January 2010, 978 0 691 14407 8

Frederick Seidel

Poem: ‘London’

R.W. Johnson

The Killer Trail: A Colonial Scandal in the Heart of Africa by Bertrand Taithe. Oxford, 324 pp., £16.99, October 2009, 978 0 19 923121 8

Colin Burrow

The Infinities by John Banville. Picador, 300 pp., £7.99, March 2010, 978 0 330 45025 6

Tessa Hadley

The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam. Chatto, 213 pp., £14.99, September 2009, 978 0 7011 7798 0

Robert Crawford

Poem: ‘Guide’

Helen Hackett

Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? by James Shapiro. Faber, 367 pp., £20, April 2010, 978 0 571 23576 6

Adam Shatz

Short Cuts: The Short Career of Amy Bishop

Christopher Tayler

The Blaze of Obscurity: The TV Years by Clive James. Picador, 325 pp., £17.99, October 2009, 978 0 330 45736 1

Amy Larocca

Stripping Gypsy: The Life of Gypsy Rose Lee by Noralee Frankel. Oxford, 300 pp., £12.99, June 2009, 978 0 19 536803 1
Gypsy: The Art of the Tease by Rachel Shteir. Yale, 222 pp., £12.99, March 2009, 978 0 300 12040 0

Peter Campbell

At the Gagosian: ‘Crash’

Conor Gearty

The Law of Human Rights by Richard Clayton and Hugh Tomlinson. Oxford, 2443 pp., £295, March 2009, 978 0 19 926357 8
Human Rights Law and Practice edited by Anthony Lester, David Pannick and Javan Herberg. Lexis Nexis, 974 pp., £237, April 2009, 978 1 4057 3686 2
Human Rights: Judicial Protection in the United Kingdom by Jack Beatson, Stephen Grosz, Tom Hickman, Rabinder Singh and Stephanie Palmer. Sweet and Maxwell, 905 pp., £124, September 2008, 978 0 421 90250 3

James Oakes

Slavery in White and Black: Class and Race in the Southern Slaveholders’ New World Order by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and Eugene Genovese. Cambridge, 314 pp., £14.99, December 2008, 978 0 521 72181 3

John Hartley Williams

Poem: ‘Memory of the Night of 4’

Jonathan Lear

The Evocative Object World by Christopher Bollas. Routledge, 126 pp., £13.50, October 2008, 978 0 415 47394 1
The Infinite Question by Christopher Bollas. Routledge, 192 pp., £13.50, October 2008, 978 0 415 47392 7

Tim Dee

Diary: Twitching

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