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Vol. 34 No. 5 · 8 March 2012

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Cover Artist

Rupert Thomas

Colin Kidd

The End of Labour?

Letters

Tim Whalley, Peter Dreyer, Adrian Versteegh, John Black, Martin Rees, Sebastian Robinson, Robin Charleston, David Lea

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union 1921-41 by Michael David-Fox. Oxford, 396 pp., £35, January 2012, 978 0 19 979457 7
Moscow, the Fourth Rome: Stalinism, Cosmopolitanism and the Evolution of Soviet Culture, 1931-41 by Katerina Clark. Harvard, 420 pp., £25.95, November 2011, 978 0 674 05787 6
Being Soviet: Identity, Rumour and Everyday Life under Stalin by Timothy Johnston. Oxford, 240 pp., £55, August 2011, 978 0 19 960403 6
Stalin’s Last Generation: Soviet Postwar Youth and the Emergence of Mature Socialism by Juliane Fürst. Oxford, 391 pp., £63, September 2010, 978 0 19 957506 0
All This Is Your World: Soviet Tourism at Home and Abroad after Stalin by Anne Gorsuch. Oxford, 222 pp., £60, August 2011, 978 0 19 960994 9

Thomas Powers

Just One Catch: The Passionate Life of Joseph Heller by Tracy Daugherty. Robson, 548 pp., £25, September 2011, 978 1 84954 172 5
Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller was Dad and Life was a Catch-22 by Erica Heller. Vintage, 272 pp., £8.99, October 2011, 978 0 09 957008 0

Charlotte Brontë

L’Ingratitude

Charles Glass

Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean by Philip Mansel. John Murray, 480 pp., £10.99, September 2011, 978 0 7195 6708 7
Beirut by Samir Kassir, translated by M.B. Debevoise. California, 656 pp., £19.95, December 2011, 978 0 520 27126 5

Andrew Cockburn

Drones, baby, drones

Colin Burrow

Sir Walter Ralegh in Life and Legend by Mark Nicholls and Penry Williams. Continuum, 378 pp., £25, February 2012, 978 1 4411 1209 5
The Favourite: Sir Walter Ralegh in Elizabeth I’s Court by Mathew Lyons. Constable, 354 pp., £14.99, March 2011, 978 1 84529 679 7

Jenny Diski

Short Cuts: The Falklands

Megan Vaughan

Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure by Tim Jeal. Faber, 510 pp., £25, September 2011, 978 0 571 24975 6

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘A Dangerous Method’

Will Self

Militant Modernism by Owen Hatherley. Zero, 146 pp., £9.99, April 2009, 978 1 84694 176 4
A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain by Owen Hatherley. Verso, 371 pp., £9.99, July 2011, 978 1 84467 700 9

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods by Bruno Latour. Duke, 157 pp., £12.99, March 2011, 978 0 8223 4825 2

Philip Oltermann

More Lives than One: A Biography of Hans Fallada by Jenny Williams. Penguin, 320 pp., £12.99, February 2012, 978 0 241 95267 2
A Small Circus by Hans Fallada, translated by Michael Hofmann. Penguin, 577 pp., £20, February 2012, 978 0 14 119655 8

John Ashbery

Poem: ‘Etudes Second Series’

Julian Bell

At Tate Britain: ‘Migrations’

Edmund Gordon

Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd. Bloomsbury, 368 pp., £18.99, February 2012, 978 1 4088 1774 2

Pooja Bhatia

Diary: Aristide’s Brain

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