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Vol. 33 No. 24 · 15 December 2011

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Vol. 33 No. 24 · 15 December 2011

Neal Ascherson

Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe by Norman Davies. Allen Lane, 830 pp., £30, October 2011, 978 1 84614 338 0

Letters

Gareth Evans, Brian Slocock, David Seddon, Nafa Tashani, Jacob Mundy, Hugh Roberts, Liz Willis, Suzy Nelson, Roderick Chadwick, Peter Slessenger, Tom Shippey, Harry Watson

Keith Thomas

Universities under Attack

Michael Wood

Must we pay for Sanskrit?

Jenny Turner

As Many Pairs of Shoes as She Likes

Jeremy Harding

At the V&A: 50 Years of ‘Private Eye’

David Carpenter

She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England before Elizabeth by Helen Castor. Faber, 474 pp., £9.99, July 2011, 978 0 571 23706 7

John Lanchester

Short Cuts: The Art of Financial Disaster

Christopher Tayler

1Q84: Book 1 and Book 2 by Haruki Murakami, translated by Jay Rubin. Harvill Secker, 623 pp., £20, October 2011, 978 1 84655 407 0
1Q84: Book 3 by Haruki Murakami, translated by Philip Gabriel. Harvill Secker, 364 pp., £14.99, October 2011, 978 1 84655 405 6

Steven Shapin

Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science by Mary Jo Nye. Chicago, 405 pp., £29, October 2011, 978 0 226 61063 4

James Romm

Rethinking the Other in Antiquity by Erich Gruen. Princeton, 415 pp., £27.95, January 2011, 978 0 691 14852 6

Mattathias Schwartz

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Little, Brown, 630 pp., £25, October 2011, 978 1 4087 0374 8

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘Lo Mein’

Roger Hodge

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanche Tribe by S.C. Gwynne. Constable, 483 pp., £9.99, July 2011, 978 1 84901 703 9

Richard J. Evans

With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 by David Stevenson. Allen Lane, 688 pp., £30, May 2011, 978 0 7139 9840 5

Mohammed el Gorani and Jérôme Tubiana

Diary: In Guantánamo

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