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Vol. 37 No. 13 · 2 July 2015

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

Geoffrey Hawthorn

Essays and Reviews 1959-2002 by Bernard Williams. Princeton, 435 pp., £24.95, January 2014, 978 0 691 15985 0

Letters

Eric Fripp, Kristin Surak, Edward Luttwak, Nick Howard, Tim Salmon, Fraser Pettigrew, Galen Strawson, Will Chapman, Milton Moskowitz, James Fanning, David Attwell, Thomas Meaney, Mark Goodwin, Tony Pipolo

Patrick Cockburn

Why join Islamic State?

August Kleinzahler

The Dream Songs by John Berryman. Farrar, Straus, 427 pp., £11.99, October 2014, 978 0 374 53455 4
77 Dream Songs by John Berryman. Farrar, Straus, 84 pp., £10, October 2014, 978 0 374 53452 3
Berryman’s Sonnets by John Berryman. Farrar, Straus, 127 pp., £10, October 2014, 978 0 374 53454 7
The Heart Is Strange by John Berryman. Farrar, Straus, 179 pp., £17.50, October 2014, 978 0 374 22108 9
Poets in their Youth by Eileen Simpson. Farrar, Straus, 274 pp., £11.50, October 2014, 978 0 374 23559 8

Jenny Diski

Spray it silver

Dan Hancox

Franco’s Crypt: Spanish Culture and Memory since 1936 by Jeremy Treglown. Vintage, 336 pp., £16.99, March 2015, 978 1 78470 115 4

Chase Madar

Short Cuts: Human Rights Window Dressing

Andrew O’Hagan

By the Gasometers

Michael Hofmann

The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera, translated by Linda Asher. Faber, 115 pp., £14.99, June 2015, 978 0 571 31646 5

Philippe Marlière

Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune of 1871 by John Merriman. Yale, 324 pp., £20, October 2014, 978 0 300 17452 6
Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross. Verso, 148 pp., £16.99, March 2015, 978 1 78168 839 7

Tom Shippey

‘Why Is Your Axe Bloody?’: A Reading of ‘Njal’s Saga’ by William Ian Miller. Oxford, 334 pp., £55, July 2014, 978 0 19 870484 3

Adrienne Mayor

The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science by Armand Marie Leroi. Bloomsbury, 501 pp., £25, August 2014, 978 1 4088 3620 0

Chris Andrews

Poem: ‘Honey Encryption’

Ian Penman

Sinatra: London  Universal, 3 CDs and 1 DVD, £40, November 2014

Patrick McGuinness

On Rosemary Tonks

Thomas Jones

Odysseus Abroad by Amit Chaudhuri. Oneworld, 243 pp., £12.99, February 2015, 978 1 78074 621 0

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Long Good Friday’

Scott Ritter

‘We ain’t found shit’

Rosemary Hill

At Waterloo: The Château-Ferme de Hougoumont

Anna Neistat

Diary: Massacre in Andijan

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