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Vol. 36 No. 9 · 8 May 2014

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

Richard J. Evans

Burning the Reichstag: An Investigation into the Third Reich’s Enduring Mystery by Benjamin Carter Hett. Oxford, 413 pp., £18.09, February 2014, 978 0 19 932232 9

Letters

Jamie Allinson, Albion Urdank, Sterling Seagrave, Ahmet Ünal Çeviköz, Marina Warner, David Elstein, Mike Geddes, Peter Robb, David Wright, Alison Clark, Neal Ascherson, David McCrone, Chris Belshaw, Roger Morsley-Smith, Mark Rowe

Sarah Trudgeon

Poem: ‘2006’

Ferdinand Mount

Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership by Andro Linklater. Bloomsbury, 482 pp., £20, January 2014, 978 1 4088 1574 8

Luke Mitchell

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. Bloomsbury, 336 pp., £12.99, February 2014, 978 1 4088 5122 7

Tariq Ali

Short Cuts: Crooked Cricket

Jenny Diski

Out of Time by Lynne Segal. Verso, 331 pp., £16.99, November 2013, 978 1 78468 139 5

Álvaro Enrigue

Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers by Anabel Hernández, translated by Iain Bruce. Verso, 362 pp., £16.99, September 2013, 978 1 78168 073 5
ZeroZeroZero by Roberto Saviano. Feltrinelli, 444 pp., £23, March 2013, 978 88 07 03053 6
Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey through a Country’s Descent into Darkness by Alfredo Corchado. Penguin, 248 pp., £17, May 2013, 978 1 59420 439 5

Charles Hope

At the National Gallery: Veronese

Gary Indiana

Call Me Burroughs: A Life by Barry Miles. Twelve, 718 pp., £17, January 2014, 978 1 4555 1195 2

Adam Mars-Jones

Lost for Words by Edward St Aubyn. Picador, 261 pp., £12.99, May 2014, 978 0 330 45422 3
Books by Charlie Hill. Tindal Street, 192 pp., £6.99, November 2013, 978 1 78125 163 8

Stephanie Burt

Two Poems

Michael Wood

Lettres à sa voisine by Marcel Proust, edited by Estelle Gaudry and Jean-Yves Tadié. Gallimard, 86 pp., £11.40, October 2013, 978 2 07 014224 8

Ruth Bernard Yeazell

The Complete Letters of Constance Fenimore Woolson edited by Sharon Dean. Florida, 609 pp., £71.95, July 2012, 978 0 8130 3989 3

Anna Della Subin

Philip’s People

Slavoj Žižek

Barbarism with a Human Face

Martha Sprackland

Poem: ‘‘Dooms’’

Stephen Sharp

Diary: The ‘Belgrano’ and Me

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