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Vol. 32 No. 23 · 2 December 2010

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Vol. 32 No. 23 · 2 December 2010

Sheila Fitzpatrick

A Spy in the Archives

Letters

Norman Davies, Antony Polonsky, Roman Szporluk, Charles Coutinho, Richard J. Evans, Anthony Curtis, Caroline de Costa, Joseph Kerman, Matthew Barr, Stephen Longstaffe, Lois Lee, John A. Davis, Gerald Carpenter, François Thouvenot, Edgar Lloyd, Bill Myers, Gerard McBurney, Alison Mace, Christine Shuttleworth, Edward Buscombe, Martha Buddecke

Charles Nicholl

The Arden Shakespeare: Double Falsehood edited by Brean Hammond. Arden Shakespeare, 443 pp., £16.99, March 2010, 978 1 903436 77 6

Julian Bell

Salvator Rosa: Bandits, Wilderness and Magic by Helen Langdon, Xavier Salomon and Caterina Volpi. Paul Holberton, 240 pp., £40, September 2010, 978 1 907372 01 8
Painting for Profit: The Economic Lives of 17th-Century Italian Painters by Richard Spear and Philip Sohm et al. Yale, 384 pp., £45, 0 300 15456 9
Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon. Allen Lane, 514 pp., £30, July 2010, 978 0 7139 9674 6
The Moment of Caravaggio by Michael Fried. Princeton, 304 pp., £34.95, 0 691 14701 9

James Harkin

Death to the Dictator! Witnessing Iran’s Election and the Crippling of the Islamic Republic by Afsaneh Moqadam. Bodley Head, 134 pp., £10.99, May 2010, 978 1 84792 146 8
The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom by Evgeny Morozov. Allen Lane, 408 pp., £14.99, January 2011, 978 1 84614 353 3
Blogistan: The Internet and Politics in Iran by Annabelle Sreberny and Gholam Khiabany. I.B. Tauris, 240 pp., £14.99, September 2010, 978 1 84511 607 1

Christopher Prendergast

Short Cuts: Sarah Palin’s Favourite Frenchman

T.J. Clark

At the Courtauld: Symptoms of Cézannoia

Robert Alter

The Tables of the Law by Thomas Mann, translated by Marion Faber and Stephen Lehmann. Haus, 113 pp., £10, October 2010, 978 1 906598 84 6

Sanjay Subrahmanyam

The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland South-East Asia by James C. Scott. Yale, 442 pp., £16.99, January 2011, 978 0 300 16917 1

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Peeping Tom’

Christopher Tayler

J.G. Farrell in His Own Words: Selected Letters and Diaries edited by Lavinia Greacen. Cork, 464 pp., €19.95, September 2010, 978 1 85918 476 9

Matthew Sweeney

Two Poems

Thomas Jones

Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy. Canongate, 219 pp., £7.99, 9781847674166

David Morley

Three Poems

Will Self

The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women by James Ellroy. Heinemann, 203 pp., £16.99, September 2010, 978 0 434 02064 5

August Kleinzahler

Diary: My Last Big Road Trip

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