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Vol. 34 No. 21 · 8 November 2012

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Rupert Thomas

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Vol. 34 No. 21 · 8 November 2012

Letters

Hope Leman, Janet Crook, Bob Hall, George Mackie DFC, Otto Saumarez-Smith, Jeremy Harris, Richard Bassett, Edward Luttwak, Peter James, Paul Thomson, Avi Raz, Martin Butler, Bruce Clunies Ross

Andrew O’Hagan

Light Entertainment

Marina Warner

Our Lady of the Counterculture

Hal Foster

Medieval Modern: Art out of Time by Alexander Nagel. Thames and Hudson, 312 pp., £29.95, November 2012, 978 0 500 23897 4
Depositions: Scenes from the Late Medieval Church and the Modern Museum by Amy Knight Powell. Zone, 369 pp., £24.95, May 2012, 978 1 935408 20 8

Lidija Haas

On the Sofa: ‘Girls’

Luke Mitchell

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll. Allen Lane, 704 pp., £25, July 2012, 978 1 84614 659 6

Michael Silverstein

Saussure by John Joseph. Oxford, 780 pp., £30, March 2012, 978 0 19 969565 2

Alan Bennett

It starts with an itch

Christian Lorentzen

NW by Zadie Smith. Hamish Hamilton, 295 pp., £18.99, August 2012, 978 0 241 14414 5

Jeremy Harding

Short Cuts: Handwriting

Michael Newton

HHhH by Laurent Binet, translated by Sam Taylor. Harvill Secker, 336 pp., £16.99, May 2012, 978 1 84655 479 7

Matthew Reynolds

New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani, translated by Judith Landry. Dedalus, 187 pp., £9.99, May 2011, 978 1 903517 94 9
The Last of the Vostyachs by Diego Marani, translated by Judith Landry. Dedalus, 166 pp., £9.99, May 2012, 978 1 907650 56 7
Las Adventures des Inspector Cabillot by Diego Marani. Dedalus, 138 pp., £6.99, July 2012, 978 1 907650 59 8

Margaret Jacob

A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy by Jonathan Israel. Princeton, 276 pp., £13.95, September 2011, 978 0 691 15260 8

Alice Spawls

Jane Austen’s Cults and Cultures by Claudia Johnson. Chicago, 224 pp., £22.50, June 2012, 978 0 226 40203 1

Julian Bell

In Margate: Alex Katz

Steven Shapin

The Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe by Michael Gordin. Chicago, 291 pp., £18.50, October 2012, 978 0 226 30442 7

Charles Nicholl

The Other Thomas

Anne Carson

A Fragment of Ibykos Translated Six Ways

Jenny Diski

Murder at Wrotham Hill by Diana Souhami. Quercus, 325 pp., £18.99, September 2012, 978 0 85738 283 2

Will Self

Diary: Video Games

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