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Vol. 36 No. 15 · 31 July 2014

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Cover Artist

Beth Holgate

Jenny Diski

Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace by Nikil Saval. Doubleday, 288 pp., £20, June 2014, 978 0 385 53657 8

Letters

Andrew Hammel, Michael Robertson, Tom Frewen, Pierre de Vos, Stan Smith, Robert Tombs, William Flesch, Damian Grant, Ian Britain, Anthony O’Donnell, Mark Martin, E.T.C. Dee, Jeff Smith, Clancy Sigal

Daniel Trilling

Short Cuts: At the Selmentsi Crossing

Mouin Rabbani

Israel mows the lawn

Anthony Grafton

Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs by Paul Koudounaris. Thames and Hudson, 189 pp., £18.95, September 2013, 978 0 500 25195 9

Jeremy Bernstein

Swoo

Jeremy Harding

Mammon’s Kingdom: An Essay on Britain, Now by David Marquand. Allen Lane, 288 pp., £20, May 2014, 978 1 84614 672 5

Christopher Beha

In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen. Oneworld, 246 pp., £12.99, April 2014, 978 1 78074 555 8

Thomas Powers

A Conversation with Gore Vidal

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Byrd by Kerry McCarthy. Oxford, 282 pp., £25, August 2013, 978 0 19 538875 6

Adam Shatz

A Sentimental Novel by Alain Robbe-Grillet, translated by D.E. Brooke. Dalkey Archive, 142 pp., £9.50, April 2014, 978 1 62897 006 7

Hal Foster

At the Whitney: Jeff Koons

Marina Warner

The Erotic Doll: A Modern Fetish by Marquard Smith. Yale, 376 pp., £35, January 2014, 978 0 300 15202 9

Kirsty Gunn

Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips. Cape, 445 pp., £18.99, April 2014, 978 0 224 09935 6

Colin Burrow

The Complete Poetry of Robert Herrick edited by Tom Cain and Ruth Connolly. Oxford, 504 pp. and 803 pp., £125, October 2013, 978 0 19 921284 2

Christopher Tayler

Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut. Atlantic, 357 pp., £17.99, May 2014, 978 0 85789 718 3

Robert VanderMolen

Poem: ‘A Bear’

David Craig

The Moor: Lives, Landscape, Literature by William Atkins. Faber, 371 pp., £18.99, May 2014, 978 0 571 29004 8

Bernard Porter

The Last Man: A British Genocide in Tasmania by Tom Lawson. Tauris, 263 pp., £25, January 2014, 978 1 78076 626 3

Mike Kirby

Diary: Discharged

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