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Vol. 35 No. 5 · 7 March 2013

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Anne Rothenstein

Colin Burrow

The Complete Works of John Milton. Vol. VIII: De Doctrina Christiana edited by John Hale and J. Donald Cullington. Oxford, 1263 pp., £225, September 2012, 978 0 19 923451 6
Young Milton: The Emerging Author, 1620-42 edited by Edward Jones. Oxford, 343 pp., £60, November 2012, 978 0 19 969870 7
The Complete Works of John Milton. Vol. III: The Shorter Poems edited by Barbara Lewalski and Estelle Haan. Oxford, 632 pp., £125, October 2012, 978 0 19 960901 7

Letters

Stephen Ellis, Scott Brodie, Karl Dallas, Editor, ‘London Review’, James Grainger, Hilary Putnam, Benedict Birnberg, Peter Weverka, Robert Buckeye, Walter Hemmens, Yvonne Smith

Henry Hitchings

Words of the World: A Global History of the ‘Oxford English Dictionary’ by Sarah Ogilvie. Cambridge, 241 pp., £17.99, November 2012, 978 1 107 60569 5

Jeremy Harding

A Very English Hero: The Making of Frank Thompson by Peter Conradi. Bloomsbury, 419 pp., £18.99, August 2012, 978 1 4088 0243 4

Charles Hope

At Eton

Adam Shatz

‘That Smell’ and ‘Notes from Prison’ by Sonallah Ibrahim, translated by Robyn Creswell. New Directions, 110 pp., £11.99, March 2013, 978 0 8112 2036 1

Mike Jay

Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks. Picador, 322 pp., £18.99, November 2012, 978 1 4472 0825 9
Spiritualism, Mesmerism and the Occult, 1800-1920 edited by Shane McCorristine. Pickering and Chatto, 5 vols, 1950 pp., £450, September 2012, 978 1 84893 200 5

Michael Longley

Two Poems

Adam Phillips

The Magical Act of a Desperate Person

Jenny Diski

The Scientists: A Family Romance by Marco Roth. Union Books, 196 pp., £14.99, January 2013, 978 1 908526 19 9

Nick Richardson

My First Wife by Jakob Wassermann, translated by Michael Hofmann. Penguin, 275 pp., £16.99, August 2012, 978 0 14 138935 6

Matthew Gregory

Two Poems

David Cantor

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Fourth Estate, 571 pp., £9.99, September 2011, 978 0 00 725092 9

Michael Grayshott

Short Cuts: Topping up the Hereditaries

Owen Hatherley

Museum without Walls by Jonathan Meades. Unbound, 446 pp., £20, September 2012, 978 1 908717 18 4

Peter Clarke

Enoch at 100: A Re-evaluation of the Life, Politics and Philosophy of Enoch Powell edited by Lord Howard of Rising. Biteback, 320 pp., £25, June 2012, 978 1 84954 310 1

Terry Eagleton

Fanny and Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England by Neil McKenna. Faber, 396 pp., £16.99, February 2013, 978 0 571 23190 4

Katherine Arcement

Diary: Fanfic

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