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Vol. 34 No. 2 · 26 January 2012

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Vol. 34 No. 2 · 26 January 2012

Adam Mars-Jones

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson. Cape, 230 pp., £14.99, October 2011, 978 0 224 09345 3

Letters

Beatrix Campbell, Jim Valentine, Claire Tomalin, Mark Bostridge, Deborah Friedell, Martin Boycott-Brown, John Tusa, Bernard Richards, Patrick Renshaw, Keith Johnson, John Amson, Alan Penny, Susan Williams, Rolf Rembe, Derek Robinson, Luke Harding, Donald Sassoon

Slavoj Žižek

The Revolt of the Salaried Bourgeoisie

David Bromwich

An Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the Cold War by J. Hoberman. New Press, 383 pp., £21.99, March 2011, 978 1 59558 005 4

Rachel Aviv

The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion by Hugh Urban. Princeton, 268 pp., £19.95, September 2011, 978 0 691 14608 9

Alex de Waal

Remember Alem Bekagn

John Burnside

Two Poems

Bernard Porter

Cry Havoc by Simon Mann. John Blake, 351 pp., £19.99, November 2011, 978 1 84358 403 2

Colin Smith

Short Cuts: Carlos the Jackal

John Pemble

The Ascent of the Detective: Police Sleuths in Victorian and Edwardian England by Haia Shpayer-Makov. Oxford, 429 pp., £30, September 2011, 978 0 19 957740 8

Ferdinand Mount

Collected Ghost Stories by M.R. James. Oxford, 468 pp., £14.99, October 2011, 978 0 19 956884 0

Michael Wood

Peake’s Progress: Selected Writings and Drawings of Mervyn Peake edited by Maeve Gilmore. British Library, 576 pp., £25, June 2011, 978 0 7123 5834 7
The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake. Vintage, 943 pp., £25, June 2011, 978 0 09 952854 8
Titus Awakes by Maeve Gilmore and Mervyn Peake. Vintage, 288 pp., £7.99, June 2011, 978 0 09 955276 5
Complete Nonsense by Mervyn Peake. Fyfield, 242 pp., £14.95, July 2011, 978 1 84777 087 5
A Book of Nonsense by Mervyn Peake. Peter Owen, 87 pp., £9.99, June 2011, 978 0 7206 1361 2

Thomas Jones

Zone One by Colson Whitehead. Harvill Secker, 259 pp., £14.99, October 2011, 978 1 84655 598 5

J. Robert Lennon

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. Fourth Estate, 512 pp., £16.99, January 2012, 978 0 00 737444 1

Hal Foster

At MoMA: Diego Rivera

Theo Tait

There but for the by Ali Smith. Hamish Hamilton, 356 pp., £16.99, June 2011, 978 0 241 14340 7

Tariq Ali

Diary: In Pyongyang

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