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Vol. 34 No. 7 · 5 April 2012

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Ross McKibbin

Call that a coalition?

Letters

Benedict Birnberg, Sarah Harden, Benjamin Friedman, Mary Higgins, Greg Wilkinson, Nick Wray, Geoffrey Wells, Peter Dreyer, Mat Snow

John Lanchester

Marx at 193

James Meek

Human Revenue

Adam Shatz

The Patagonian Hare: A Memoir by Claude Lanzmann, translated by Frank Wynne. Atlantic, 528 pp., £25, March 2012, 978 1 84887 360 5

Robin Robertson

Poem: ‘Dionysus in Love’

Thomas Jones

Starman: David Bowie, the Definitive Biography by Paul Trynka. Sphere, 440 pp., £9.99, March 2012, 978 0 7515 4293 6
The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s by Peter Doggett. Bodley Head, 424 pp., £20, September 2011, 978 1 84792 144 4

Stephen Sedley

Thomas More’s Trial by Jury edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin and Gerard Wegemer. Boydell, 240 pp., £55, September 2011, 978 1 84383 629 2

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Bad and the Beautiful’

Thomas Penn

Philip of Spain, King of England: The Forgotten Sovereign by Harry Kelsey. I.B. Tauris, 230 pp., £18.99, November 2011, 978 1 84885 716 2

Evgeny Morozov

Our Biometric Future: Facial Recognition Technology and the Culture of Surveillance by Kelly Gates. NYU Press, 261 pp., £15.99, March 2011, 978 0 8147 3210 6

Lee Harwood

Poem: ‘Ben’s Photo’

David French

The Dark Defile: Britain’s Catastrophic Invasion of Afghanistan 1838-42 by Diana Preston. Walker, 307 pp., £21, February 2012, 978 0 8027 7982 3

Christian Lorentzen

Short Cuts: Fact-checking

Seamus Perry

Mysterious Wisdom: The Life and Work of Samuel Palmer by Rachel Campbell-Johnston. Bloomsbury, 382 pp., £25, June 2011, 978 0 7475 9587 8

Christopher Beha

Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman, translated by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia. Pushkin, 584 pp., £12.99, February 2012, 978 1 906548 66 7

Christopher Tayler

A Death in the Family: My Struggle: Vol. I by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Don Bartlett. Harvill Secker, 393 pp., £17.99, March 2012, 978 1 84655 467 4

Brian Dillon

At the V&A: Cecil Beaton

Tessa Hadley

The Horseman’s Word: A Memoir by Roger Garfitt. Cape, 378 pp., £18.99, April 2011, 978 0 224 08986 9

Jeremy Harding

Diary: In Bordeaux

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