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Vol. 35 No. 6 · 21 March 2013

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Cover Artist

Cressida Bell

Letters

Seán Haldane, Tony Judge, Michael Robertson, John Lennard, Krystyna Weinstein, Gerald Smith, P.L. Dickinson, Clancy Sigal, Neil McKenna

David Runciman

How can it work? American Democracy

T.J. Clark

Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind  British Museum, 7 February 2013 to 26 May 2013

Christopher Tayler

J.M. Coetzee: A Life in Writing by J.C. Kannemeyer, translated by Michiel Heyns. Jonathan Ball, 710 pp., R 325, October 2012, 978 1 86842 495 5
Here and Now: Letters 2008-11 by Paul Auster and J.M. Coetzee. Viking, 256 pp., $27.95, March 2013, 978 0 670 02666 1
The Childhood of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee. Harvill Secker, 210 pp., £16.99, March 2013, 978 1 84655 769 9

Hazem Kandil

Deadlock in Cairo

Bernard Porter

Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire by Calder Walton. Harper, 411 pp., £25, February 2013, 978 0 00 745796 0

Simon Morrison

Diaries 1924-33: Prodigal Son by Sergey Prokofiev, translated by Anthony Phillips. Faber, 1125 pp., £30, November 2012, 978 0 571 23405 9

James Meek

Short Cuts: Anglospheroids

Richard Barnett

The Correspondence of Michael Faraday Vol. VI, 1860-67 by Frank James. IET, 919 pp., £85, December 2011, 978 0 86341 957 7

Michael Wood

Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story by Jim Holt. Profile, 307 pp., £12.99, June 2012, 978 1 84668 244 5

Peter Howarth

Selected Poems by Don Paterson. Faber, 169 pp., £14.99, May 2012, 978 0 571 28178 7

Michael Herbert Miller

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne. Free Press, 285 pp., £24.95, February 2013, 978 1 4767 0585 9

Aaron Matz

The Devil in the Flesh by Raymond Radiguet, translated by Christopher Moncrieff. Penguin, 151 pp., £9.99, March 2012, 978 0 14 119464 6

Frederick Brown

Cézanne: A Life by Alex Danchev. Profile, 488 pp., £30, October 2012, 978 1 84668 165 3

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Gospel According to Saint Matthew’

Eleanor Hubbard

The Business and Household Accounts of Joyce Jeffreys, Spinster of Hereford, 1638-48 edited by Judith Spicksley. Oxford, 413 pp., £90, March 2012, 978 0 19 726432 4

Anne Enright

Diary: Censorship in Ireland

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