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Vol. 34 No. 3 · 9 February 2012

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Vol. 34 No. 3 · 9 February 2012

Jeremy Harding

Europe at Bay

Letters

Jenny Turner, Keith Hopper, Chris Walker, Geoffrey Heptonstall, Salah el Serafy, Charles Coutinho, R. Jakob Cambria, Bob Hall, Duncan Scrymgeour, Claire Tomalin, Angus MacDonald, Jane Morris

Daisy Fried

Poem: ‘The Spirit Award’

Jenny Diski

Memory: Fragments of a Modern History by Alison Winter. Chicago, 319 pp., £19.50, January 2012, 978 0 226 90258 6

Denise Riley

Poem: ‘A Part Song’

Richard J. Evans

German Colonialism: A Short History by Sebastian Conrad. Cambridge, 233 pp., £17.99, November 2011, 978 1 107 40047 4

Jan-Werner Müller

What do Germans think about when they think about Europe?

Perry Anderson

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China by Ezra Vogel. Harvard, 876 pp., £29.95, September 2011, 978 0 674 05544 5
On China by Henry Kissinger. Allen Lane, 586 pp., £30, May 2011, 978 1 84614 346 5
The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China by Jay Taylor. Harvard, 736 pp., £14.95, April 2011, 978 0 674 06049 4

John Burnside

Alone

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Costa Concordia

Christian Lorentzen

The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories by Don DeLillo. Picador, 211 pp., £16.99, November 2011, 978 1 4472 0757 3

Tom Pickard

Poem: ‘Fiends Fell Journals’

Brian Dillon

At the MK: Daria Martin

Stephanie Burt

Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-10 by Adrienne Rich. Norton, 89 pp., £19.99, February 2011, 978 0 393 07967 8
A Human Eye: Essays on Art in Society 1997-2008 by Adrienne Rich. Norton, 180 pp., £11.99, July 2010, 978 0 393 33830 0

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Artist’

Helen Deutsch

Samuel Johnson: A Life by David Nokes. Faber, 415 pp., £9.99, August 2010, 978 0 571 22636 8
Selected Writings by Samuel Johnson, edited by Peter Martin. Harvard, 503 pp., £16.95, May 2011, 978 0 674 06034 0
The Brothers Boswell: A Novel by Philip Baruth. Corvus, 336 pp., £7.99, January 2011, 978 1 84887 446 6
The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. by John Hawkins, edited by O.M. Brack. Georgia, 554 pp., £53.50, August 2010, 978 0 8203 2995 6

Ruth Bernard Yeazell

The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination by Fiona MacCarthy. Faber, 629 pp., £25, September 2011, 978 0 571 22861 4

Gideon Lewis-Kraus

Sex, Murder and the Meaning of Life: A Psychologist Investigates How Evolution, Cognition and Complexity Are Revolutionising Our View of Human Nature by Douglas Kenrick. Basic, 238 pp., £18.99, May 2011, 978 0 465 02044 7
Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values by Sam Harris. Bantam, 291 pp., £20, April 2011, 978 0 593 06486 3
The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice by Peter Corning. Chicago, 237 pp., $27.50, April 2011, 978 0 226 11627 3

Daniel Soar

At the Royal Academy: Hockney

Andrew O’Hagan

Diary: At the Olympic Park

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