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Vol. 32 No. 20 · 21 October 2010

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Peter Campbell

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Vol. 32 No. 20 · 21 October 2010

John Gray

Progressive, like the 1980s

Letters

Stephen Oren, David Griffiths, Marco Sonzogni, Colin Galloway, John Pistelli, Monica Casarotto, Gordon Edwards, Andrew McCulloch, Elliot Tetenbaum, Editor, ‘London Review’

Joanna Biggs

On Teesside

Slavoj Žižek

The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor. Allen Lane, 302 pp., £25, June 2010, 978 1 84614 173 7

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘The Bird on My Railing’

Jonathan Fenby

The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China by Hannah Pakula. Weidenfeld, 787 pp., £25, January 2010, 978 0 297 85975 8

James Wood

Room by Emma Donoghue. Picador, 321 pp., £12.99, July 2010, 978 0 330 51901 4

Ben Ehrenreich

The Last Narco: Hunting El Chapo, the World’s Most Wanted Drug Lord by Malcolm Beith. Penguin, 261 pp., £9.99, September 2010, 978 0 14 104839 0

Mark Ford

Pictures from an Institution: A Comedy by Randall Jarrell. Chicago, 277 pp., £10.50, April 2010, 978 0 226 39375 9

Daniel Soar

Short Cuts: Terror Plots

Tom Paulin

Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica edited by Anthony Thwaite. Faber, 475 pp., £22.50, October 2010, 978 0 571 23909 2

Peter Campbell

At Tate Modern: Gauguin

Rosemary Hill

Crazy Age: Thoughts on Being Old by Jane Miller. Virago, 247 pp., £14.99, September 2010, 978 1 84408 649 8

Tony Harrison

Poem: ‘Piazza Sannazaro’

David Trotter

Underground Writing: The London Tube from George Gissing to Virginia Woolf by David Welsh. Liverpool, 306 pp., £70, May 2010, 978 1 84631 223 6

David Haglund

Richard Yates by Tao Lin. Melville House, 206 pp., £10.99, October 2010, 978 1 935554 15 8

Karma Nabulsi

Diary: Lament for the Revolution

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