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Vol. 34 No. 11 · 7 June 2012

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Alice Spawls

David Runciman

The New Few, or a Very British Oligarchy: Power and Inequality in Britain Now by Ferdinand Mount. Simon and Schuster, 305 pp., £18.99, April 2012, 978 1 84737 800 2

Letters

David Campbell, Perry Anderson, Bruce Jennings, Matthew Barton, Jacqueline Rose, Gabriel Piterberg, Jeremy Shearmur, Derek Summerfield, Hilary Rose and Steven Rose, Sabine Lange

Andrew O’Hagan

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Vol. I, 1907-22 edited by Sandra Spanier and Robert Trogdon. Cambridge, 431 pp., £30, October 2011, 978 0 521 89733 4

Owen Bennett-Jones

Terror Tagging of an Iranian Dissident Organisation by Raymond Tanter. Iran Policy Committee, 217 pp., £10, December 2011, 978 0 9797051 2 0

Slavoj Žižek

Save us from the saviours

Vladimir Nabokov, translated by Dmitri Nabokov

Poem: ‘The University Poem’

Colin Burrow

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. Fourth Estate, 411 pp., £20, May 2012, 978 0 00 731509 3

Theo Tait

Kapow! by Adam Thirlwell. Visual Editions, 81 pp., £15, May 2012, 978 0 9565692 3 3

Allan Gibbard

On What Matters by Derek Parfit. Oxford, 540 pp. and 825 pp., £30, May 2011, 978 0 19 926592 3

James Meek

Short Cuts: Yulia Tymoshenko

Tim Whitmarsh

The School of Rome: Latin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education by Martin Bloomer. California, 281 pp., £34.95, April 2012, 978 0 520 25576 0

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Dictator’

Christopher Tayler

Hergé: The Man who Created Tintin by Pierre Assouline, translated by Charles Ruas. Oxford, 276 pp., £9.99, October 2011, 978 0 19 983727 4
Hergé, Son of Tintin by Benoît Peeters, translated by Tina Kover. Johns Hopkins, 394 pp., £15.50, November 2011, 978 1 4214 0454 7

Brian Dillon

At Tate Britain: Patrick Keiller

John Barrell

The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840 by J.M. Beattie. Oxford, 272 pp., £65, February 2012, 978 0 19 969516 4

Jonathan Littell

Lost in the Void

Elif Batuman

Diary: Pamuk’s Museum

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