Vol. 33 No. 23 · 1 December 2011

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Vol. 33 No. 23 · 1 December 2011

Tim Parks

The Letters of Samuel Beckett: 1941-56 edited by George Craig, Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Dan Gunn and Lois More Overbeck. Cambridge, 791 pp., £30, September 2011, 978 0 521 86794 8

Letters

Hisham Matar, Niall Ferguson, Pankaj Mishra, Brian Porter, Alan Penny, Jenny Diski, Dave Horsfield, Marc Morris, Harriet Hodge, James Bainbridge, C. Coghlan

Frederick Seidel

Poem: ‘Rome’

Colin Burrow

The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips. Duckworth, 368 pp., £16.99, September 2011, 978 0 7156 4137 8

Michael Neill

Medicinal Cannibalism in Early Modern English Literature and Culture by Louise Noble. Palgrave Macmillan, 241 pp., £52, March 2011, 978 0 230 11027 4
Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires: The History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians by Richard Sugg. Routledge, 374 pp., £24.99, June 2011, 978 0 415 67417 1

Steven Mithen

Origin of Our Species by Chris Stringer. Allen Lane, 333 pp., £20, June 2011, 978 1 84614 140 9

David Patrikarakos

Doing It by Ourselves

Wystan Curnow

Poem: ‘Young Yvonne’

Andrew Cockburn

Late for Tea at the Deer Palace: The Lost Dreams of My Iraqi Family by Tamara Chalabi. Harper, 352 pp., £12.99, July 2011, 978 0 06 124039 3
From Dictatorship to Democracy: An Insider’s Account of the Iraqi Opposition to Saddam by Hamid al-Bayati. Pennsylvania, 347 pp., £23, February 2011, 978 0 8122 4288 1

Rebecca Karl

Strangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great War by Xu Guoqi. Harvard, 336 pp., £26.95, February 2011, 978 0 674 04999 4

Andrew O’Hagan

Short Cuts: ‘The ARRSE Guide’

Peter Campbell

Memories of New Zealand

Nicholas Guyatt

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner. Norton, 426 pp., £21, February 2011, 978 0 393 06618 0

Julian Bell

At the Ashmolean: Claude Lorrain

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Ides of March’

Colin Kidd

Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan by Jeff Greenfield. Putnam, 434 pp., £20.25, March 2011, 978 0 399 15706 6
11.22.63 by Stephen King. Hodder, 740 pp., £19.99, November 2011, 978 1 4447 2729 6

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets by Wendy Lesser. Yale, 350 pp., £18.99, April 2011, 978 0 300 16933 1
Shostakovich in Dialogue: Form, Imagery and Ideas in Quartets 1-7 by Judith Kuhn. Ashgate, 296 pp., £65, February 2010, 978 0 7546 6406 2

James Meek

Diary: In Athens

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