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Vol. 33 No. 5 · 3 March 2011

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Judith Butler

Who Owns Kafka?

Letters

Diana Johnstone, Keith Flett, Edward Pearce, Charles Coutinho, Ron Haggart, Henry Phillips, Robert Hanks, Nicholas Bateson, Jemima Barnes

Jim Holt

The Shallows: How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember by Nicholas Carr. Atlantic, 276 pp., £17.99, September 2010, 978 1 84887 225 7

Peter Campbell

At Tate Britain: ‘Watercolour’

Terry Eagleton

How to Change the World: Marx and Marxism 1840-2011 by Eric Hobsbawm. Little, Brown, 470 pp., £25, January 2011, 978 1 4087 0287 1

David Cole

Peculiar Institution: America’s Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition by David Garland. Oxford, 417 pp., £21.99, September 2010, 978 0 19 959499 3

John Hartley Williams

Poem: ‘My Way’

Ian Sansom

Caribou Island by David Vann. Penguin, 293 pp., £8.99, January 2011, 978 0 670 91844 7

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: ‘Niche’

C.K. Stead

Battle of the Wasps

Joshua Cohen

Cut Throat Dog by Joshua Sobol, translated by Dalya Bilu. Melville House, 270 pp., £10.99, November 2010, 978 1 935554 21 9

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Les Diaboliques’

Alastair Crooke

Permanent Temporariness

Joshua Kurlantzick

My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with a Radical Islamist by Sadanand Dhume. Skyhorse, 271 pp., $24.95, April 2009, 978 1 60239 643 2
Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power by Robert Kaplan. Random House, 384 pp., £21, October 2010, 978 1 4000 6746 6
Understanding Islam in Indonesia: Politics and Diversity by Robert Pringle. Hawaii, 220 pp., $22, April 2010, 978 0 8248 3415 9

Nick Laird

Letters of Louis MacNeice edited by Jonathan Allison. Faber, 768 pp., £35, May 2010, 978 0 571 22441 8

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘Dialogue (of the Imagination’s Fear)’

Andrew O’Hagan

Diary: Dr Macgregor’s Diagnosis

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