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Vol. 34 No. 13 · 5 July 2012

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Cover Artist

Alice Spawls

Perry Anderson

Gandhi Centre Stage

Letters

Michael Newton, Owen Forsythe, Fiona O’Connor, Michael Flexer, Judith Rascoe, John Calderon, Edward McGuire, Timothy Knapman, Georgina Baidoun, Eoin Dillon, R.W. Johnson, Carl Chastena

Tim Parks

James Joyce: A Biography by Gordon Bowker. Phoenix, 608 pp., £14.99, March 2012, 978 0 7538 2860 1

Jenny Turner

At the V&A: Ballgowns

Marina Warner

Damien Hirst  Tate Modern

David Runciman

The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV: The Passage of Power by Robert Caro. Bodley Head, 712 pp., £30, June 2012, 978 1 84792 217 5

Sadakat Kadri

Dial M for Murdoch by Tom Watson and Martin Hickman. Allen Lane, 360 pp., £20, April 2012, 978 1 84614 603 9

Philip Oltermann

In Berlin

Adam Smyth

The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe (Panizzi Lectures) by Anthony Grafton. British Library, 144 pp., £30, September 2011, 978 0 7123 5845 3

Hugo Williams

Poem: ‘Eucalyptus’

Richard Clogg

In Athens

Deborah Friedell

Injustice: Life and Death in the Courtrooms of America by Clive Stafford Smith. Harvill Secker, 376 pp., £18.99, July 2012, 978 1 84655 625 8

Christopher Turner

Bauhaus: Art as Life  Barbican

Theo Tait

Canada by Richard Ford. Bloomsbury, 420 pp., £18.99, June 2012, 978 0 7475 9860 2

Eliot Weinberger

Poem: ‘The Wall’

Alexandra Walsham

The Queen’s Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I by John Cooper. Faber, 400 pp., £9.99, July 2012, 978 0 571 21827 1

Mattathias Schwartz

DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia by Misha Glenny. Vintage, 432 pp., £8.95, July 2012, 978 0 09 954655 9

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Prometheus’

Bernard Porter

Why Spencer Perceval Had to Die: The Assassination of a British Prime Minister by Andro Linklater. Bloomsbury, 296 pp., £18.99, May 2012, 978 1 4088 2840 3

David Bromwich

Diary: A Bad President

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