Vol. 37 No. 5 · 5 March 2015

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Naomi Frears

John Lanchester

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. Norton, 306 pp., £17.99, January 2014, 978 0 393 23935 5
Average Is Over: Powering America beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen. Plume, 290 pp., £12.99, September 2014, 978 0 14 218111 9


Tom McBride, Richard Tagart, David Minns, Gerald O’Callaghan, Sandra Spears, Edward Luttwak, Rosemary Hill, Isobel Grundy, Benjamin Letzler, Duncan Hunter, Richard Henry Holland, Marilyn Hacker, Paul McHale

Daniel Trilling

Short Cuts: At the Amygdaleza Prison Camp

Jenny Diski

Why didn’t you just do what you were told?

Adam Phillips

Against Self-Criticism

Adam Mars-Jones

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. Faber, 345 pp., £20, March 2015, 978 0 571 31503 1

Michael Wood

Time, History and Literature: Selected Essays of Erich Auerbach by Erich Auerbach, edited by James Porter, translated by Jane Newman. Princeton, 284 pp., £27.95, December 2013, 978 0 691 13711 7

Gavin Francis

Cash for Diagnoses

Isabel Hilton

My Tibetan Childhood: When Ice Shattered Stone by Naktsang Nulo, translated by Angus Cargill and Sonam Lhamo. Duke, 286 pp., £17.99, November 2014, 978 0 8223 5726 1

Andrew McGettigan

Cash Today

David Runciman

Notes on the Election

Julian Bell

At the RA: Rubens and His Legacy

David Parrott

Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the 17th Century by Geoffrey Parker. Yale, 871 pp., £16.99, August 2014, 978 0 300 20863 4

David Craig

Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place by Philip Marsden. Granta, 348 pp., £20, October 2014, 978 1 84708 628 0

Helen Graham

Franco: A Personal and Political Biography by Stanley Payne and Jesús Palacios. Wisconsin, 632 pp., £27.95, November 2014, 978 0 299 30210 8

Michael Wood

At the Movies: Katharine Hepburn

David Trotter

The Yellow Peril: Dr Fu Manchu & the Rise of Chinaphobia by Christopher Frayling. Thames and Hudson, 360 pp., £24.95, October 2014, 978 0 500 25207 9

Steve Ely

Poem: ‘Werwolf’

Will Self

Diary: My Typewriters

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