Vol. 33 No. 8 · 14 April 2011

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

James Wood

After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell and Purgatory by John Casey. Oxford, 468 pp., £22.50, January 2010, 978 0 19 509295 0


Adam Roberts, Simon Skinner, Katherine Duncan-Jones, George Roussopoulos, Angela Stock, Rosemary O’Grady, Cal Winslow, Jasper Ungoed-Thomas, Seán Lang, Harold James, Dennis Smith, Penelope Corfield, Matt Grist, Andrew Arends, Edward Pearce, John Hipkin, Richard J. Evans, Nicholas Birns, Edward Luttwak, Dominic Al-Badri

Steven Shapin

After We Die: The Life and Times of the Human Cadaver by Norman Cantor. Georgetown, 372 pp., £18.75, December 2010, 978 1 58901 695 8

Mark Ford

Poem: ‘Dithering’

Christopher de Bellaigue

Money as Weapon

Susan Pedersen

Edith Cavell by Diana Souhami. Quercus, 417 pp., £25, September 2010, 978 1 84916 359 0

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘Rain’

Jeremy Harding

Short Cuts: Marine Le Pen

David Runciman

Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World by Nicholas Shaxson. Bodley Head, 329 pp., £14.99, January 2011, 978 1 84792 110 9
Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer – and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class by Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson. Simon and Schuster, 368 pp., £11.50, March 2011, 978 1 4165 8870 2

Richard Murphy

Out of Sight

Barry Schwabsky

At Bozar: Luc Tuymans

Joanna Innes

Labours Lost: Domestic Service and the Making of Modern England by Carolyn Steedman. Cambridge, 410 pp., £21.99, November 2009, 978 0 521 73623 7

Matthew Fraleigh

Japan Rising: The Iwakura Embassy to the USA and Europe by Kume Kunitake, edited by Chushichi Tsuzuki and R. Jules Young. Cambridge, 528 pp., £17.99, April 2009, 978 0 521 73516 2

Jenny Turner

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky. Broadway, 320 pp., $16.99, 9780307592439
The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel by David Foster Wallace. Hamish Hamilton, 547 pp., £20, April 2011, 978 0 241 14480 0

Adam Mars-Jones

King of the Badgers by Philip Hensher. Fourth Estate, 436 pp., £18.99, March 2011, 978 0 00 730133 1

Nick Richardson

Houdini: Art and Magic by Brooke Kamin Rapaport. Yale, 261 pp., £25, November 2010, 978 0 300 14684 4

Peter Campbell

At the V&A: Yohji Yamamoto

Ian Thomson

Diary: Assault on the Via Salaria

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