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Vol. 32 No. 10 · 27 May 2010

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

David Runciman

Is this the end of the UK?

Letters

Will Fyans, Henry Holland, David Ganz, John Morton, Anna-Louise Milne, Jackson Lears, Paul Davidson, Chris Purnell, Nigel Ganly

Adam Shatz

Mubarak’s Last Breath

Peter Campbell

At the British Museum: Renaissance Drawings

Joanna Biggs

Things I’ve Been Silent About: Memories of a Prodigal Daughter by Azar Nafisi. Windmill, 336 pp., £8.99, February 2010, 978 0 09 948712 8

Christopher Tayler

At the Movies: ‘Four Lions’

Marina Warner

Melchior Lorck edited by Erik Fischer, Ernst Jonas Bencard and Mikael Bøgh Rasmussen. Royal Library Vandkunsten, 808 pp., €300, August 2009, 978 87 91393 61 7

Frank Kermode

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman. Canongate, 245 pp., £14.99, April 2010, 978 1 84767 825 6

Michael Wood

The Wire created by David Simon. HBO/2002-2008
Treme created by Eric Overmyer and David Simon. HBO/April

Bernard Porter

Knut Hamsun: Dreamer and Dissenter by Ingar Sletten Kolloen, translated by Deborah Dawkin and Erik Skuggevik. Yale, 378 pp., £25, September 2009, 978 0 300 12356 2
Knut Hamsun: The Dark Side of Literary Brilliance by Monika Zagar. Washington, 343 pp., £19.99, May 2009, 978 0 295 98946 4

David Bromwich

Short Cuts: Edges of Darkness

Thomas Pavel

Searching for Cioran by Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston. Indiana, 284 pp., £18.99, March 2009, 978 0 253 35267 5
A Short History of Decay by E.M. Cioran, translated by Richard Howard. Penguin, 186 pp., £9.99, May 2010, 978 0 14 119272 7

Thomas Jones

Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage by Glyn Williams. Allen Lane, 440 pp., £25, October 2009, 978 1 84614 138 6
Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Navigation by Andrew Lambert. Faber, 428 pp., £20, July 2009, 978 0 571 23160 7

Iain Sinclair

The Colossus of Maroussi

Alasdair Gray

Poem: ‘Naming Britain’

James Sheard

Poem: ‘The Strandperle Notebook’

Mark Kishlansky

A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration by Jenny Uglow. Faber, 580 pp., £25, October 2009, 978 0 571 21733 5

W.G. Runciman

Parties and People: England 1914-51 by Ross McKibbin. Oxford, 207 pp., £20, March 2010, 978 0 19 958469 7

Eric Hobsbawm

Diary: My Days as a Jazz Critic

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