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Vol. 34 No. 20 · 25 October 2012

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Vol. 34 No. 20 · 25 October 2012

Thomas Powers

The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac by Joyce Johnson. Viking, 489 pp., £25, September 2012, 978 0 670 02510 7

Letters

James Loxley & Anna Groundwater; Julie Sanders, Ollie Brock, Raja Shehadeh, Chris Osman, Gwyn Carney, David McDowall, Neal Ascherson, Hamish MacGibbon, Tony Dennis, Donald Friedman, Paul Denman, Keith Ovenden

Robin Robertson

Poem: ‘Dionysus and the Maiden’

David Runciman

The Occupy Handbook edited by Janet Byrne. Back Bay, 535 pp., $15.99, April 2012, 978 0 316 22021 7

Astra Taylor

On Wall Street

John Pemble

Dying for Victorian Medicine: English Anatomy and Its Trade in the Dead Poor, c.1834-1929 by Elizabeth Hurren. Palgrave, 380 pp., £65, December 2011, 978 0 230 21966 3
Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor by Ruth Richardson. Oxford, 370 pp., £16.99, February 2012, 978 0 19 964588 6

Karl Miller

Eric Hobsbawm

Julian Bell

Florence and Baghdad: Renaissance Art and Arab Science by Hans Belting, translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider. Harvard, 303 pp., £25, September 2011, 978 0 674 05004 4

Michael Kulikowski

The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies by William Murray. Oxford, 356 pp., £30, January 2012, 978 0 19 538864 0

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘A Baroque Scot’s Excess’

Neal Ascherson

Not Me: Memoirs of a German Childhood by Joachim Fest, translated by Martin Chalmers. Atlantic, 316 pp., £20, August 2012, 978 1 84354 931 4

Stephen Walsh

Music in 1853: The Biography of a Year by Hugh Macdonald. Boydell, 208 pp., £25, June 2012, 978 1 84383 718 3

David Simpson

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis. Vintage, 655 pp., £12.99, October 2012, 978 0 09 956383 9

Corey Robin

Age of Fracture by Daniel Rodgers. Harvard, 360 pp., £14.95, September 2012, 978 0 674 06436 2

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: The Vatileaks Saga

Matthew Bevis

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, edited by John Sutherland. Broadview, 261 pp., £10.95, December 2011, 978 1 55111 409 5
Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion. Cape, 404 pp., £12.99, March 2012, 978 0 224 09119 0
Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine. Tonga, 172 pp., £10.99, January 2012, 978 1 60945 061 8

Adam Mars-Jones

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. Little, Brown, 503 pp., £20, September 2012, 978 1 4087 0420 2

John Simon

Strindberg: A Life by Sue Prideaux. Yale, 371 pp., £25, February 2012, 978 0 300 13693 7

Jonathan Meades

At Hyde Park Corner: The Bomber Command Memorial

Emily Witt

Diary: Online Dating

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