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Vol. 38 No. 2 · 21 January 2016

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Vol. 38 No. 2 · 21 January 2016

Adam Mars-Jones

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter. Faber, 114 pp., £10, September 2015, 978 0 571 32376 0

Letters

Nader Hashemi; Thomas Pierret; Yassin al-Haj Saleh; Brian Slocock, Nick Holdstock, Peter Gillott, Peter Rowland, Karl Sabbagh, Graeme Semple, Page Nelson, Colin Dunn, Penny McCarthy, James Bettley, Nick Johnson, Christopher Prendergast, Jon Bosak, Reuben Binns, William Logan, Geoffrey Giles, Cliff Abrams, Roland Zumkeller, Ian West, Peter Evans

David Edgar

The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine by Serhii Plokhy. Allen Lane, 381 pp., £25, December 2015, 978 0 241 18808 8
In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine by Tim Judah. Allen Lane, 256 pp., £20, January 2016, 978 0 241 19882 7
Ukraine Crisis: What It Means for the West by Andrew Wilson. Yale, 236 pp., £12.99, October 2014, 978 0 300 21159 7
Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands by Richard Sakwa. I.B. Tauris, 297 pp., £9.99, January 2015, 978 1 78453 527 8

James Romm

Thucydides on Politics: Back to the Present by Geoffrey Hawthorn. Cambridge, 264 pp., £21.99, March 2014, 978 1 107 61200 6

John Lanchester

Short Cuts: Sugary Horrors

Benedict Anderson

Frameworks of Comparison

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio by Misha Glenny. Bodley Head, 352 pp., £18.99, September 2015, 978 1 84792 266 3

John Ashbery

Poem: ‘Passive/Aggressive’

Jeremy Harding

Who is Charlie? Xenophobia and the New Middle Class by Emmanuel Todd, translated by Andrew Brown. Polity, 211 pp., £16.99, September 2015, 978 1 5095 0577 7

Tim Parks

The Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy by J.M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz. Harvill Secker, 198 pp., £16.99, May 2015, 978 1 84655 888 7
J.M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing: Face to Face with Time by David Attwell. Oxford, 272 pp., £19.99, September 2015, 978 0 19 874633 1

Inigo Thomas

At Tate Britain: Frederick Swynnerton

Tessa Hadley

Pamela Hansford Johnson: Her Life, Works and Times by Wendy Pollard. Shepheard-Walwyn, 500 pp., £25, October 2014, 978 0 85683 298 7

C.K. Stead

Poem: ‘Has been’

Rosemary Hill

Osbert Lancaster’s Cartoons, Columns and Curlicues: ‘Pillar to Post’, ‘Homes Sweet Homes’, ‘Drayneflete Revealed’ by Osbert Lancaster. Pimpernel, 304 pp., £40, October 2015, 978 1 910258 37 8

Stefan Collini

Fulfilling Our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice  Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, November 2015, 978 1 4741 2492 8

August Kleinzahler

On Hiroaki Sato

Lev Ozerov, translated by Boris Dralyuk

Poem: ‘Viktor Borisovich Shklovsky’

Glen Newey

Machiavellian Democracy by John McCormick. Cambridge, 252 pp., £21.99, March 2011, 978 0 521 53090 3
Machiavelli in the Making by Claude Lefort, translated by Michael Smith. Northwestern, 512 pp., £32.50, January 2012, 978 0 8101 2438 7
Redeeming ‘The Prince’: The Meaning of Machiavelli’s Masterpiece by Maurizio Viroli. Princeton, 189 pp., £18.95, October 2013, 978 0 691 16001 6

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Le Mépris’

W.G. Runciman

Diary: City Regulation

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