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Vol. 35 No. 8 · 25 April 2013

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Cover Artist

Alice Spawls

Ross McKibbin

Anything but Benevolent

Letters

Vic Carroll, John Stephenson, David Moore, Julian Rushton, Ed Morman, Jack Kurtz, John Kirkham, Neil Mullin, Ben Bethell, Harshan Kumarasingham

Adam Shatz

Days of God: The Revolution in Iran and Its Consequences by James Buchan. John Murray, 482 pp., £25, November 2012, 978 1 84854 066 8

Nick Richardson

Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked by James Lasdun. Cape, 224 pp., £14.99, February 2013, 978 0 224 09662 1

James Meek

‘The Enchanted Wanderer’ and Other Stories by Nikolai Leskov, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Vintage, 608 pp., £25, April 2013, 978 0 09 957735 5
The Enchanted Wanderer by Nikolai Leskov, translated by Ian Dreiblatt. Melville House, 256 pp., £8.99, August 2012, 978 1 61219 103 4

David Runciman

Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time by Ira Katznelson. Norton, 706 pp., £22, April 2013, 978 0 87140 450 3

Ian Donaldson

The Correspondence of Sir Philip Sidney edited by Roger Kuin. Oxford, 1381 pp., £250, July 2012, 978 0 19 955822 3

Adam Mars-Jones

Secrecy by Rupert Thomson. Granta, 312 pp., £14.99, March 2013, 978 1 84708 163 6

Tariq Ali

Short Cuts: Trouble in Sri Lanka

John Burnside

A Winter Mind

Lidija Haas

Everything Is Nice: Collected Stories, Sketches and Plays by Jane Bowles. Sort Of, 416 pp., £10.99, December 2012, 978 1 908745 15 6

Peter Green

The Mutilation of the Herms: Unpacking an Ancient Mystery by Debra Hamel. CreateSpace, 54 pp., £5, March 2012, 978 1 4750 5193 3

Matthew Sweeney

Two Poems

Inigo Thomas

In the Library

Terry Eagleton

The Correspondence of George Berkeley edited by Marc Hight. Cambridge, 674 pp., £75, November 2012, 978 1 107 00074 2

Ange Mlinko

Poem: ‘Civilisation’

Rosemary Hill

Self-Portrait as a Young Man by Roy Strong. Bodleian, 286 pp., £25, March 2013, 978 1 85124 282 5

Anne Carson

Poem: ‘By Chance the Cycladic People’

Karl Miller

On Thatcher

Peter Pomerantsev

Diary: Berezovsky’s Last Days

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