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Vol. 32 No. 18 · 23 September 2010

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Vol. 32 No. 18 · 23 September 2010

Elif Batuman

The Programme Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing by Mark McGurl. Harvard, 480 pp., £25.95, April 2009, 978 0 674 03319 1

Letters

Emily Cole, Elliott Prasse-Freeman, Joshua Kurlantzick, John Davis, Bernard Richards, Thomas Laqueur, Scott Haas, Thomas Dowling, Mohsen Shahmanesh, Alexander Zevin, James Bowen, Alan Lipschitz

Stefan Collini, Karl Miller, Adam Phillips, Jacqueline Rose, James Wood, Michael Wood and Wynne Godley

Memories of Frank Kermode

Steven Shapin

Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and The World He Made Up by K.C. Cole. Houghton Mifflin, 439 pp., $27, August 2009, 978 0 15 100822 3

Jackson Lears

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes. Corvus, 600 pp., £16.99, August 2010, 978 1 84887 494 7

Robert Crawford

Two Poems

Peter Campbell

At Tate Britain: Eadweard Muybridge

Glen Newey

On Evil by Terry Eagleton. Yale, 176 pp., £18.99, May 2010, 978 0 300 15106 0
A Philosophy of Evil by Lars Svendsen, translated by Kerri Pierce. Dalkey Archive, 306 pp., £10.90, June 2010, 978 1 56478 571 8

Adam Shatz

Short Cuts: Israel and Iran

James Davidson

A Lexicon of Greek Personal Names. Vol. V.A Coastal Asia Minor: Pontos to Ionia edited by T. Corsten. Oxford, 496 pp., £125, March 2010, 978 0 19 956743 0

Billy Collins

Two Poems

Carl Elliott

Medical Research for Hire: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials by Jill Fisher. Rutgers, 257 pp., £23.50, January 2009, 978 0 8135 4410 6
When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects by Adriana Petryna. Princeton, 258 pp., £18.95, June 2009, 978 0 691 12657 9
The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects by Roberto Abadie. Duke, 184 pp., £15.99, October 2010, 978 0 8223 4823 8

Tariq Ali

‘What does one do?’

David Nirenberg

Maimonides in His World by Sarah Stroumsa. Princeton, 222 pp., £27.95, November 2009, 978 0 691 13763 6

Elizabeth Lowry

Tinkers by Paul Harding. Heinemann, 191 pp., £12.99, July 2010, 978 0 434 02084 3

Jenny Diski

Diary: Happiness

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