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Vol. 35 No. 13 · 4 July 2013

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Cover Artist

Rupert Thomas

John Lanchester

Are we having fun yet?

Letters

David Goodhart, Jonathan Portes, Walter Houston, John Baxendale, David Elstein, Eric Fripp

Thomas Powers

Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of ‘The Great Gatsby’ by Sarah Churchwell. Virago, 306 pp., £16.99, June 2013, 978 1 84408 766 2
The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrmann.

Ciaran Carson

Two Poems

Mattathias Schwartz

Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill. Serpent’s Tail, 642 pp., £15.99, May 2013, 978 1 84668 850 8

Frances Leviston

Poem: ‘The Paperweight’

Brian Dillon

At Tate Britain: ‘Phantom Ride’

Michael Wood

The Poems of Octavio Paz edited and translated by Eliot Weinberger. New Directions, 606 pp., £30, October 2012, 978 0 8112 2043 9

Marina Warner

Death in Plain Sight

Simon Morrison

More Tales from the Bolshoi

Tobias Gregory

‘Religio Medici’ and ‘Urne-Buriall’ by Thomas Browne, edited by Stephen Greenblatt and Ramie Targoff. NYRB, 170 pp., £7.99, September 2012, 978 1 59017 488 3

Wayne Sumner

The Ethics of Transplants: Why Careless Thought Costs Lives by Janet Radcliffe Richards. Oxford, 278 pp., £16.99, March 2012, 978 0 19 957555 8

James Pogue

Short Cuts: Cheap and Dangerous

Adam Mars-Jones

Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi. Viking, 318 pp., £14.99, April 2013, 978 0 670 91986 4

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Behind the Candelabra’

Matthew Bevis

Victorian Bloomsbury by Rosemary Ashton. Yale, 380 pp., £25, July 2012, 978 0 300 15447 4
Metropolitan Art and Literature, 1810-40: Cockney Adventures by Gregory Dart. Cambridge, 297 pp., £55, July 2012, 978 1 107 02492 2

David Bromwich

Diary: The Snowden Case

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