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Vol. 34 No. 22 · 22 November 2012

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Vol. 34 No. 22 · 22 November 2012

Letters

Kate Soper, John Benson, Laura Smith, Jemma Mazower, David Wurtzel, Linda Gamlin, Miles Burrows, Tom Snow, Giancarlo de Vivo, Donald Winch, Charles Alverson, John Perry, Matt Grist, Donald McWilliams, Mary Ann Lund, Augustus Young, Edward Pearce, Anthony Papalas

David Runciman

The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups and Winning at All Costs by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle. Bantam, 290 pp., £18.99, September 2012, 978 0 593 07173 1

Adam Shatz

Derrida: A Biography by Benoît Peeters, translated by Andrew Brown. Polity, 629 pp., £25, November 2012, 978 0 7456 5615 1

Christian Lorentzen

In the Land of the Free

Colin Burrow

Literary Names: Personal Names in English Literature by Alastair Fowler. Oxford, 283 pp., £19.99, September 2012, 978 0 19 959222 7

Ross McKibbin

Last Man Standing: Memoirs of a Political Survivor by Jack Straw. Macmillan, 582 pp., £20, September 2012, 978 1 4472 2275 0

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Seismologists on Trial

Richard J. Evans

Walther Rathenau: Weimar’s Fallen Statesman by Shulamit Volkov. Yale, 240 pp., £18.99, April 2012, 978 0 300 14431 4

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Skyfall’

Deborah Friedell

The Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Library of America, 1490 pp., £56.50, August 2012, 978 1 59853 162 6
The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of ‘Little House on the Prairie’ by Wendy McClure. Riverhead, 336 pp., £10, April 2012, 978 1 59448 568 8

Matthew Sweeney

Poem: ‘The Warning’

Adam Mars-Jones

How to Be Gay by David Halperin. Harvard, 549 pp., £25.95, August 2012, 978 0 674 06679 3

Karl Miller

Country Girl: A Memoir by Edna O’Brien. Faber, 339 pp., £20, September 2012, 978 0 571 26943 3

Brian Dillon

At Tate Modern: Klein/Moriyama

James Meek

Maidenhair by Mikhail Shishkin, translated by Marian Schwartz. Open Letter, 506 pp., £12.99, November 2012, 978 1 934824 36 8

Bernard Porter

Macaulay and Son: Architects of Imperial Britain by Catherine Hall. Yale, 389 pp., £35, October 2012, 978 0 300 16023 9

Tariq Ali

The Zenith by Duong Thu Huong, translated by Stephen Young and Hoa Pham Young. Viking US, 509 pp., £25, August 2012, 978 0 670 02375 2

Nathaniel Rich

The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans by Lawrence Powell. Harvard, 422 pp., £22.95, March 2012, 978 0 674 05987 0

Lawrence Joseph

Poem: ‘Here in a State of Tectonic Tension’

Fredric Jameson

The Programme Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing by Mark McGurl. Harvard, 466 pp., £14.95, November 2012, 978 0 674 06209 2

Mark Mazower

Diary: In Thessaloniki

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