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Vol. 35 No. 14 · 18 July 2013

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Cover Artist

Alexander Gorlizki

John Lanchester

Let’s consider Kate

Letters

Christine Rossini, David Goodhart, Jonathan Portes, Mahmoona Shah, Terence English, Mark Bostridge, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Shlomo Sand, Daniel Lazare, David Kronenfeld, Roger Morsley-Smith, Robert Bell, Chris Purnell, Fred Haeseker, Robert Buckeye, Julia Prewitt Brown, Inigo Kilborn

Neal Ascherson

Marseille, 1940-43

Jeremy Harding

Short Cuts: The Epistemologists’ Cartel

Slavoj Žižek

Trouble in Paradise

David A. Bell

Tocqueville: The Aristocratic Sources of Liberty by Lucien Jaume, translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Princeton, 347 pp., £24.95, April 2013, 978 0 691 15204 2

Patricia Lockwood

Poem: ‘The Hornet Mascot Falls in Love’

Stephen Holmes

The CIA, a Secret Army and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti. Penguin, 381 pp., £22.50, April 2013, 978 1 59420 480 7

Hazem Kandil

In Cairo

Naomi Fry

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner. Harvill Secker, 400 pp., £16.99, June 2013, 978 1 84655 791 0

Thomas Jones

Altai by Wu Ming, translated by Shaun Whiteside. Verso, 263 pp., £16.99, May 2013, 978 1 78168 076 6

Christopher S. Wood

The Early Dürer edited by Daniel Hess and Thomas Eser, translated by Lance Anderson et al. Thames and Hudson, 604 pp., £40, August 2012, 978 0 500 97037 9

Adam Smyth

Mr Collier’s Letter Racks: A Tale of Art & Illusion at the Threshold of the Modern Information Age by Dror Wahrman. Oxford, 275 pp., £22.95, November 2012, 978 0 19 973886 1

Eleanor Birne

At Turner Contemporary: ‘Curiosity’

Karl Miller

Modernity Britain: Opening the Box, 1957-59 by David Kynaston. Bloomsbury, 432 pp., £25, June 2013, 978 0 7475 8893 1

Jonathan Coe

The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson edited by Harry Mount. Bloomsbury, 149 pp., £9.99, June 2013, 978 1 4081 8352 6

Ange Mlinko

Poem: ‘Terminal Moderne’

Lavinia Greenlaw

Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn. Virago, 364 pp., £16.99, February 2013, 978 1 84408 866 9

Will Self

Diary: Battersea Power Station

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