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Vol. 36 No. 18 · 25 September 2014

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Cressida Bell

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Vol. 36 No. 18 · 25 September 2014

Letters

Glyn Maxwell, John Lawton, Anonymous, Richard Bowring, Simon Skinner, Peter Betts, Eoin Dillon, Hazel Beeler, Alexander Smith, Steve Lane, Jean Owen, Aidan Byrne, Jonathan Barrett, Richard Abel, Arnie Lieber, Jeremy Bernstein, Sunny Tailor

Frances Stonor Saunders

The Writer and the Valet

Andrew O’Hagan

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald. Hamish Hamilton, 259 pp., £20, May 2014, 978 0 241 14669 9

David Bromwich

Degrade and Destroy

Amia Srinivasan

Death and the Afterlife by Samuel Scheffler. Oxford, 210 pp., £19.99, November 2013, 978 0 19 998250 9

Ian Penman

Elvis Has Left the Building: The Day the King Died by Dylan Jones. Duckworth, 307 pp., £16.99, July 2014, 978 0 7156 4856 8
Elvis Presley: A Southern Life by Joel Williamson. Oxford, 384 pp., £25, November 2014, 978 0 19 986317 4

Jeremy Harding

Short Cuts: La Grande Hollandaise

Christopher Tayler

The Golden Fleece: Essays by Muriel Spark, edited by Penelope Jardine. Carcanet, 226 pp., £16.99, March 2014, 978 1 84777 251 0

August Kleinzahler

Two Poems

Adam Mars-Jones

The Dog by Joseph O’Neill. Fourth Estate, 241 pp., £16.99, July 2014, 978 0 00 727574 8

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘A Most Wanted Man’

Owen Bennett-Jones

The Pashtun Question: The Unresolved Key to the Future of Pakistan and Afghanistan by Abubakar Siddique. Hurst, 271 pp., £30, May 2014, 978 1 84904 292 5
The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier by Hassan Abbas. Yale, 280 pp., £18.99, May 2014, 978 0 300 17884 5

James Camp

Jack London: An American Life by Earle Labor. Farrar, Straus, 439 pp., £21.99, November 2013, 978 0 374 17848 2
The Sea-Wolf by Jack London. Hesperus, 287 pp., £9.99, August 2013, 978 1 78094 200 1

John Ashbery

Two Poems

Robert Baird

Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life by Dana Greene. Illinois, 328 pp., £22.99, October 2012, 978 0 252 03710 8
A Poet’s Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov by Donna Krolik Hollenberg. California, 515 pp., £30.95, April 2013, 978 0 520 27246 0
Collected Poems by Denise Levertov. New Directions, 1063 pp., £32.99, December 2013, 978 0 8112 2173 3

John Barrell

In Cardiff: Richard Wilson

T.J. Reed

Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach by Philip Kitcher. Columbia, 254 pp., £20.50, November 2013, 978 0 02 311626 1

Melanie McFadyean

Diary: In the Wrong Crowd

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