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Vol. 34 No. 19 · 11 October 2012

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Vol. 34 No. 19 · 11 October 2012

James Wood

Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece by Michael Gorra. Norton, 385 pp., £20, September 2012, 978 0 87140 408 4

Letters

Brian Rotman, Kirsty Gunn, Marina Warner, Ian Fairlie, Philip Welch, Thomas Diecks

Christian Lorentzen

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace by D.T. Max. Granta, 352 pp., £20, September 2012, 978 1 84708 494 1

Christopher Clark

Heinrich Himmler by Peter Longerich, translated by Jeremy Noakes and Lesley Sharpe. Oxford, 1031 pp., £25, October 2012, 978 0 19 959232 6

Thomas Meaney

The Tyranny of Greece over Germany by E.M. Butler. Cambridge, 351 pp., £23.99, March 2012, 978 1 107 69764 5

Blair Worden

Ben Jonson: A Life by Ian Donaldson. Oxford, 533 pp., £25, October 2011, 978 0 19 812976 9
TheCambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson edited by David Bevington, Martin Butler and Ian Donaldson. Cambridge, 5224 pp., £650, July 2012, 978 0 521 78246 3

Rosemary Hill

The Pinecone by Jenny Uglow. Faber, 332 pp., £20, September 2012, 978 0 571 26950 1

Christopher Tayler

Short Cuts: Costume Drama

Anne Wagner

The First Pop Age by Hal Foster. Princeton, 338 pp., £20.95, October 2011, 978 0 691 15138 0

Adam Shatz

The Bride and the Dowry: Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War by Avi Raz. Yale, 288 pp., £25, July 2012, 978 0 300 17194 5

Hugh Roberts

Western Recklessness

James Davidson

At the Royal Academy: ‘Bronze’

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe. Allen Lane, 333 pp., £20, September 2012, 978 1 84614 576 6

Adam Smyth

A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel by Tom Phillips. Thames and Hudson, 392 pp., £14.95, May 2012, 978 0 500 29043 9

Nick Richardson

Heathrow to Canary Wharf

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Master’

Mary-Kay Wilmers

Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale. Bloomsbury, 303 pp., £16.99, April 2012, 978 1 4088 1241 9

Tom Carver

Diary: Philby in Beirut

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