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Vol. 34 No. 9 · 10 May 2012

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Cover Artist

Helen Napper

Colm Tóibín

Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde by Franny Moyle. John Murray, 374 pp., £9.99, February 2012, 978 1 84854 164 1
The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition by Oscar Wilde, edited by Nicholas Frankel. Harvard, 295 pp., £25.95, April 2011, 978 0 674 05792 0

Letters

Richard Gott, T.J. Clark, Ken Lan, Michael Henry Heim, Thomas Leppard, Tony Ellerbeck, R.W. Johnson, Christopher Goulding, Harry Watson, Philip Priestley

Ian Jack

You Can’t Say That: Memoirs by Ken Livingstone. Faber, 710 pp., £9.99, April 2012, 978 0 571 28041 4

Hal Foster

At MoMA: Cindy Sherman

Wang Hui

The Rumour Machine

Joanna Biggs

Among the Writers

Rosemary Hill

A Card from Angela Carter by Susannah Clapp. Bloomsbury, 106 pp., £10, February 2012, 978 1 4088 2690 4

Andy Beckett

Skagboys by Irvine Welsh. Cape, 548 pp., £12.99, April 2012, 978 0 224 08790 2

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Once upon a Time in Anatolia’

Phil Withington

God’s Instruments: Political Conduct in the England of Oliver Cromwell by Blair Worden. Oxford, 421 pp., £35, March 2012, 978 0 19 957049 2

Bernard Porter

Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950 by Helen Tilley. Chicago, 496 pp., £18.50, April 2011, 978 0 226 80347 0

Jeremy Harding

Short Cuts: The French Election

Benjamin Kunkel

Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the New World Order by Philip Coggan. Allen Lane, 294 pp., £20, December 2011, 978 1 84614 510 0
Debt: The First 5000 Years by David Graeber. Melville House, 534 pp., £21.99, July 2011, 978 1 933633 86 2

James Meek

The Debt Quilt

Jonathan Steinberg

Our Fritz: Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial Germany by Frank Lorenz Müller. Harvard, 340 pp., £33.95, October 2011, 978 0 674 04838 6

James Camp

Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks. Clerkenwell, 416 pp., £12.99, March 2012, 978 1 84668 576 7

Stephanie Burt

Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century by Marjorie Perloff. Chicago, 232 pp., £11.50, April 2012, 978 0 226 66061 5
Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age by Kenneth Goldsmith. Columbia, 272 pp., £15.95, September 2011, 978 0 231 14991 4
Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing edited by Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith. Northwestern, 593 pp., £40.50, December 2010, 978 0 8101 2711 1
Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004, The Joy of Cooking: [Airport Novel Musical Poem Painting Film Photo Hallucination Landscape] by Tan Lin. Wesleyan, 224 pp., £20.50, May 2010, 978 0 8195 6929 5

Rebecca Solnit

Diary: In Fukushima

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