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Vol. 36 No. 13 · 3 July 2014

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Cover Artist

Alexander Gorlizki

David Bromwich

The World’s Most Important Spectator

Letters

Barry Schwabsky, Sarah Knott, Maurice Wilson, Edward Luttwak, David Pole, Karl Sabbagh, Alan Gabbey, Ruth Dickinson, Jeremy Bernstein, Christian Lorentzen, John Hare

Peter Green

Delphi: A History of the Centre of the Ancient World by Michael Scott. Princeton, 422 pp., £19.95, February 2014, 978 0 691 15081 9

Raja Shehadeh

Advice to the Palestinian Leadership

David Harsent

Poem: ‘Pain’

Julian Bell

At Tate Britain: ‘British Folk Art’

Deborah Friedell

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink. Atlantic, 558 pp., £14.99, February 2014, 978 1 78239 374 0

Jenny Diski

On the Sofa

Benjamin Kunkel

Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Harvard, 696 pp., £29.95, March 2014, 978 0 674 43000 6

Adam Mars-Jones

Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole. Faber, 162 pp., £12.99, April 2014, 978 0 571 30792 0

Andrew O’Hagan

Short Cuts: Have you seen their sandals?

Katrina Forrester

Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work by Melissa Gira Grant. Verso, 136 pp., £8.99, March 2014, 978 1 78168 323 1

Rosemary Hill

At Tate Britain (2): Kenneth Clark

David Blackbourn

Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life by Stephen Parker. Bloomsbury, 704 pp., £30, February 2014, 978 1 4081 5562 2

Geoffrey Hosking

Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia’s History by Catherine Merridale. Penguin, 528 pp., £10.99, May 2014, 978 0 14 103235 1

David Trotter

Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator by Andreas Bernard, translated by David Dollenmayer. NYU, 309 pp., £21.99, April 2014, 978 0 8147 8716 8

Francesca Wade

In the Approaches by Nicola Barker. Fourth Estate, 497 pp., £18.99, June 2014, 978 0 00 758370 6

Stephen W. Smith

Diary: In Chad

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