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Vol. 36 No. 12 · 19 June 2014

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Cover Artist

Rupert Thomas

James Meek

The Leopard

Letters

Christopher Eva, Eric Schliesser, William Flesch, Andrew Fleming, Alexander Bahar; Wilfried Kugel, Alastair Gordon, Blaine Stothard, Peter Cave, Justin Horton, Daniel O’Neil, June Hall, Mark Williams, Peter Rawlings, Jennifer Kipp, K.F. Hilliard

Jan-Werner Müller

Short Cuts: Playing Democracy

Richard Lloyd Parry

The Story of Thaksin Shinawatra

Jonathan Rée

R.G. Collingwood: ‘An Autobiography’ and Other Writings, with Essays on Collingwood’s Life and Work edited by David Boucher and Teresa Smith. Oxford, 581 pp., £65, December 2013, 978 0 19 958603 5

John Lanchester

It’s All Over

Jacqueline Rose

The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women by Elisabeth Badinter, translated by Adriana Hunter. Picador, 224 pp., £10.99, June 2013, 978 1 250 03209 6
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel. Jonathan Cape, 304 pp., £16.99, May 2012, 978 0 224 09352 1
A Child of One’s Own: Parental Stories by Rachel Bowlby. Oxford, 256 pp., £20, June 2013, 978 0 19 960794 5
Mothering and Motherhood in Ancient Greece and Rome by Lauren Hackworth Petersen and Patricia Salzman-Mitchell. Texas, 274 pp., £16.99, April 2013, 978 0 292 75434 8
Sinners? Scroungers? Saints? Unmarried Motherhood in 20th-Century England by Pat Thane and Tanya Evans. Oxford, 240 pp., £24.99, August 2013, 978 0 19 968198 3
I Don’t Know Why She Bothers: Guilt-Free Motherhood for Thoroughly Modern Womanhood by Daisy Waugh. Weidenfeld, 240 pp., £12.99, July 2013, 978 0 297 86876 7

Mark Ford

The Gorgeous Nothings by Emily Dickinson. New Directions, 255 pp., £26.50, October 2013, 978 0 8112 2175 7
The Marvel of Biographical Bookkeeping by Francis Nenik, translated by Katy Derbyshire. Readux, 64 pp., £3, October 2013, 978 3 944801 00 1

Lee Harwood

Poem: ‘A Steady Light’

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Fading Gigolo’

Alan Bennett

Fair Play

Blair Worden

Sermons of John Donne Vol. III: Sermons Preached at the Court of Charles I edited by David Colclough. Oxford, 521 pp., £125, November 2013, 978 0 19 956548 1
Complete Works of John Milton Vol. VI: Vernacular Regicide and Republican Writings edited by N.H. Keeble and Nicholas McDowell. Oxford, 811 pp., £125, December 2013, 978 0 19 921805 9

Nikil Saval

You Disappear by Christian Jungersen, translated by Misha Hoekstra. Talese, 336 pp., £17, January 2014, 978 0 385 53725 4

Hal Foster

At MoMA: Sigmar Polke

Gavin Stamp

Toshie Trashed

Tom McCarthy

‘Ulysses’ and Its Wake

Alissa Quart

Poem: ‘Solarised’

Peter Pomerantsev

Diary: What fascists?

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