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Vol. 32 No. 12 · 24 June 2010

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Charles Nicholl

‘A Naughty House’

Letters

Hugh Miles, Ian Birchall, Allan Tanner, M. Rozenkranz, Janet Malcolm, Brian Innes, Editor, ‘London Review’, David Bromwich

Bernard Porter

The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa by Sasha Polakow-Suransky. Pantheon, 324 pp., $27.95, May 2010, 978 0 375 42546 2

David Runciman

Hitch-22: A Memoir by Christopher Hitchens. Atlantic, 435 pp., £20, June 2010, 978 1 84354 921 5

Tony Wood

Nothing but the Truth: Selected Dispatches by Anna Politkovskaya. Harvill Secker, 468 pp., £18.99, January 2010, 978 1 84655 239 7

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘On the Virtue of the Dead Tree’

Colin Burrow

The Art of the Sonnet by Stephanie Burt and David Mikics. Harvard, 451 pp., £25.95, May 2010, 978 0 674 04814 0

J. Robert Lennon

Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis. Picador, 178 pp., £16.99, July 2010, 978 0 330 44976 2

Terry Eagleton

Heartbreak by Craig Raine. Atlantic, 186 pp., £12.99, July 2010, 978 1 84887 510 4

Rosemary Hill

The Society of Dilettanti: Archaeology and Identity in the British Enlightenment by Jason Kelly. Yale, 366 pp., £40, January 2010, 978 0 300 15219 7

Jeremy Harding

Short Cuts: Caliban’s Lunch

Adrienne Mayor

Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Mediterranean Civilisation by Richard Miles. Allen Lane, 520 pp., £30, March 2010, 978 0 7139 9793 4

Peter Campbell

At Blythe House: The V&A’s Working Store

Stephen Sedley

The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law by Nigel Rodley, with Matt Pollard. Oxford, 697 pp., £85, August 2009, 978 0 19 921507 2
The Enemy of All: Piracy and the Law of Nations by Daniel Heller-Roazen. Zone, 295 pp., £21.95, November 2009, 978 1 890951 94 8
The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates by Peter Leeson. Princeton, 271 pp., £16.95, May 2009, 978 0 691 13747 6

Alex de Waal

Dollarised

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’

Ben Ehrenreich

Diary: Who killed Roque Dalton?

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