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Vol. 35 No. 7 · 11 April 2013

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Cover Artist

Jon McNaught

Nicholas Spice

Is Wagner bad for us?

Letters

Hilary Mantel, Mick Sheahan, Peter Gilliver, Mathias Risse, David Lea, Christopher Farman, Anders Stephanson, James Fanning, Samuel Reifler

Julian Barnes

Fellow Men: Fantin-Latour and the Problem of the Group in 19th-Century French Painting by Bridget Alsdorf. Princeton, 333 pp., £30.95, November 2012, 978 0 691 15367 4

Frederick Seidel

Two Poems

Paul Taylor

Rigging the Death Rate

Stephen Sedley

After Leveson

Steven Mithen

The Creation of Inequality: How Our Prehistoric Ancestors Set the Stage for Monarchy, Slavery and Empire by Kent Flannery and Joyce Marcus. Harvard, 631 pp., £29.95, May 2012, 978 0 674 06469 0

John Lanchester

A Song of Ice and Fire: Vols I-VII by George R.R. Martin. Harper, 5232 pp., £55, July 2012, 978 0 00 747715 9
Game of Thrones: The Complete First and Second Seasons  Warner Home Video, £40, March 2013, 978 1 892122 20 9

Jeremy Harding

Short Cuts: Erratic Weather

Joanna Biggs

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. W.H. Allen, 230 pp., £14.99, March 2013, 978 0 7535 4162 3
The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network by Katherine Losse. Free Press, 256 pp., £18.99, July 2012, 978 1 4516 6825 4

Kirsty Gunn

The Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Katherine Mansfield: Vol I edited by Gerri Kimber and Vincent O’Sullivan. Edinburgh, 551 pp., £85, October 2012, 978 0 7486 4274 8
The Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Katherine Mansfield: Vol II edited by Gerri Kimber and Vincent O’Sullivan. Edinburgh, 541 pp., £85, October 2012, 978 0 7486 4275 5

Colin Burrow

Well Done God! Selected Prose and Drama of B.S. Johnson edited by Jonathan Coe, Philip Tew and Julia Jordan. Picador, 471 pp., £25, February 2013, 978 1 4472 2710 6
Trawl by B.S. Johnson. Picador, 183 pp., £12.99, February 2013, 978 1 4472 0036 9
Albert Angelo by B.S. Johnson. Picador, 180 pp., £12.99, February 2013, 978 1 4472 0037 6
Christie Malry’s Own Double-Entry by B.S. Johnson. Picador, 187 pp., £12.99, February 2013, 978 1 4472 0035 2
House Mother Normal by B.S. Johnson. Picador, 204 pp., £12.99, February 2013, 978 1 4472 0038 3

Sheila Fitzpatrick

In War’s Wake: Europe’s Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order by Gerard Daniel Cohen. Oxford, 237 pp., £22.50, December 2012, 978 0 19 539968 4

Toby Green

Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery and Colonial Africa by Catherine Higgs. Ohio, 230 pp., £24.95, June 2012, 978 0 8214 2006 5

Rachel Bowlby

Reading for Our Time: ‘Adam Bede’ and ‘Middlemarch’ Revisited by J. Hillis Miller. Edinburgh, 191 pp., £19.99, March 2012, 978 0 7486 4728 6

Iain Sinclair

Collected Poems by Edward Dorn. Carcanet, 995 pp., £25, November 2012, 978 1 84777 126 1

Stephanie Burt

Diary: My Life as Stephanie

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