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Vol. 37 No. 14 · 16 July 2015

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

Stefan Collini

Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Vol. V: 1963-68 edited by Edward Mendelson. Princeton, 561 pp., £44.95, June 2015, 978 0 691 15171 7
Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Vol. VI: 1969-73 edited by Edward Mendelson. Princeton, 790 pp., £44.95, June 2015, 978 0 691 15171 7

Letters

David Gilchrist, Helen Irving, Jeremy Treglown, Marcia Pointon, Elizabeth Powers, Francis Spufford, John Lucas, David Swift, Michael Robertson, Anthony Candon

Hugh Roberts

From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-Revolution and Its Jihadi Legacy by Jean-Pierre Filiu. Hurst, 328 pp., £15.99, July 2015, 978 1 84904 546 9
Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising by Jonathan Littell. Verso, 246 pp., £12.99, April 2015, 978 1 78168 824 3
The Rise of Islamic State: Isis and the New Sunni Revolution by Patrick Cockburn. Verso, 192 pp., £9.99, January 2015, 978 1 78478 040 1
Isis: Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan. Regan Arts, 288 pp., £12.99, February 2015, 978 1 941393 57 4

John Banville

Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 by R.F. Foster. Allen Lane, 433 pp., £10.99, May 2015, 978 0 241 95424 9

Lidija Haas

Amy directed by Asif Kapadia.

Eleanor Birne

At Tate Modern: Sonia Delaunay

Matthew Bevis

Lewis Carroll by Morton Cohen. Macmillan, reissue, 577 pp., £30, April 2015, 978 1 4472 8613 4
The Selected Letters of Lewis Carroll edited by Morton Cohen. Palgrave, reissue, 302 pp., £16.99, March 2015, 978 1 137 50546 0
Lewis Carroll: The Man and His Circle by Edward Wakeling. Tauris, 400 pp., £35, November 2014, 978 1 78076 820 5

Charles Nicholl

The Fortunes of Francis Barber: The True Story of the Jamaican Slave Who Became Samuel Johnson’s Heir by Michael Bundock. Yale, 282 pp., £20, May 2015, 978 0 300 20710 1

Franz Kafka, translated by Michael Hofmann

Short Cuts: Unknown Laws

Tom Crewe

Mr and Mrs Disraeli: A Strange Romance by Daisy Hay. Chatto, 308 pp., £20, January 2015, 978 0 7011 8912 9

Richard Beck

‘The Wallcreeper’ and ‘Mislaid’ by Nell Zink. Fourth Estate, 168 pp. and 288 pp., £20, June 2015, 978 0 00 813960 5

Alexander Clapp

On Mykonos

Jackson Lears

The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organised Wealth and Power by Steve Fraser. Little, Brown, 466 pp., £21.99, February 2015, 978 0 316 18543 1

Slavoj Žižek

Sinicisation

Bee Wilson

Lady Constance Lytton: Aristocrat, Suffragette, Martyr by Lyndsey Jenkins. Biteback, 282 pp., £20, March 2015, 978 1 84954 795 6

James Davidson

Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling and Cracking Up by Mary Beard. California, 319 pp., £19.95, June 2014, 978 0 520 27716 8

Adam Shatz

Diary

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