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Vol. 35 No. 17 · 12 September 2013

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Vol. 35 No. 17 · 12 September 2013

Hugh Roberts

The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life by Roger Owen. Harvard, 248 pp., £18.95, May 2012, 978 0 674 06583 3
Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria by Joshua Stacher. Stanford, 221 pp., £22.50, April 2012, 978 0 8047 8063 6
Raging against the Machine: Political Opposition under Authoritarianism in Egypt by Holger Albrecht. Syracuse, 248 pp., £25, October 2012, 978 0 8156 3320 4
Soldiers, Spies and Statesmen: Egypt’s Road to Revolt by Hazem Kandil. Verso, 303 pp., £16.99, November 2012, 978 1 84467 961 4

Letters

Christopher Farman, Kieran Lyons, Hugh Cunningham, Moira Dustin, William Vesterman, Richard Williams

John Mullan

Memoirs of a Leavisite: The Decline and Fall of Cambridge English by David Ellis. Liverpool, 151 pp., £25, April 2013, 978 1 84631 889 4
English as a Vocation: The ‘Scrutiny’ Movement by Christopher Hilliard. Oxford, 298 pp., £57, May 2012, 978 0 19 969517 1
The Two Cultures? The Significance of C.P. Snow by F.R. Leavis. Cambridge, 118 pp., £10.99, August 2013, 978 1 107 61735 3

Stephen Sedley

The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction by Martin Loughlin. Oxford, 152 pp., £7.99, April 2013, 978 0 19 969769 4

John Kerrigan

Being and Having in Shakespeare by Katharine Eisaman Maus. Oxford, 141 pp., £25, February 2013, 978 0 19 969800 4

Adam Mars-Jones

Unexploded by Alison MacLeod. Hamish Hamilton, 340 pp., £16.99, July 2013, 978 0 241 14263 9

Andrew O’Hagan

Short Cuts: ‘The Trip to Echo Spring’

Edmund Gordon

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann. Bloomsbury, 298 pp., £18.99, May 2013, 978 1 4088 2937 0

John Burnside

Three Poems

Gilberto Perez

How We Remember

Robert Alter

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography by John Collins. Princeton, 272 pp., £16.95, October 2012, 978 0 691 14367 5
The Essenes, the Scrolls and the Dead Sea by Joan Taylor. Oxford, 418 pp., £30, November 2012, 978 0 19 955448 5

Peter Canby

Intimate Enemies: Violence and Reconciliation in Peru by Kimberly Theidon. Pennsylvania, 461 pp., £49, November 2012, 978 0 8122 4450 2

Frederick Seidel

Three Poems

Greg Afinogenov

Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov edited by Robert Chandler. Penguin, 466 pp., £9.99, December 2012, 978 0 14 144223 5
Red Spectres: Russian 20th-Century Gothic-Fantastic Tales translated by Muireann Maguire. Angel Classics, 223 pp., £12.95, November 2012, 978 0 946162 80 2
Stalin’s Ghosts: Gothic Themes in Early Soviet Literature by Muireann Maguire. Peter Lang, 342 pp., £48.53, November 2012, 978 3 0343 0787 1

Richard J. Evans

The People’s Car: A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle by Bernhard Rieger. Harvard, 406 pp., £20, April 2013, 978 0 674 05091 4

Eleanor Birne

At Dulwich Picture Gallery: ‘A Crisis of Brilliance’

Jenny Diski

Diary: In Defence of Liz Jones

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