Vol. 34 No. 23 · 6 December 2012

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Vol. 34 No. 23 · 6 December 2012

Adam Shatz

Why Israel Didn’t Win

Letters

Beatrix Campbell, Billy Smart, Name and address withheld, Joe Morison, Alastair Fowler, Rhodri Lewis, André Carrel, Andrew Thamo, Dan Stacey, Frank Jackson, Alan Purkiss, John Pemble, Matthias Tomczak, Bob Beck, Don Coles, Vernon Greenling, Luc Bourrousse, Neil Badmington, Jan Gross, Bernard Richards

Owen Bennett-Jones

Questions Concerning the Murder of Benazir Bhutto

Marina Warner

Everybody’s Joan

Rosemary Hill

Counting One’s Blessings: The Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother edited by William Shawcross. Macmillan, 666 pp., £25, October 2012, 978 0 230 75496 6

Amia Srinivasan

The Ethical Project by Philip Kitcher. Harvard, 422 pp., £36.95, November 2011, 978 0 674 06144 6

John Ashbery

Poem: ‘Northeast Building’

Nick Richardson

Building Stories by Chris Ware. Cape, 246 pp., £30, October 2012, 978 0 224 07812 2

James C. Scott

Tombstone: The Untold Story of Mao’s Great Famine by Yang Jisheng, translated by Stacy Mosher and Guo Jian. Allen Lane, 629 pp., £30, November 2012, 978 1 84614 518 6
Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62 by Frank Dikötter. Bloomsbury, 420 pp., £9.99, May 2011, 978 1 4088 1003 3
The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China’s Collective Past by Gail Hershatter. California, 455 pp., £37.95, August 2011, 978 0 520 26770 1

Eyal Weizman

Short Cuts: The Book of Destruction

Katherine Rundell

Thomas Wyatt: The Heart’s Forest by Susan Brigden. Faber, 714 pp., £30, September 2012, 978 0 571 23584 1
Graven with Diamonds: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Courtier, Poet, Assassin, Spy by Nicola Shulman. Short Books, 378 pp., £20, April 2011, 978 1 906021 11 5

Paul Grimstad

Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature by Daniel Levin Becker. Harvard, 338 pp., £19.95, May 2012, 978 0 674 06577 2

Edmund Gordon

Hawthorn & Child by Keith Ridgway. Granta, 282 pp., £12.99, July 2012, 978 1 84708 741 6

Rosemary Hill

At the National Portrait Gallery: ‘The Lost Prince’

Gilberto Perez

Bourgeois Nightmares

Tony Wood

Russia Vanishes

Jeremy Harding

Diary: Ash Dieback

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