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Vol. 38 No. 4 · 18 February 2016

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Vol. 38 No. 4 · 18 February 2016

James Meek

Robin Hood in a Time of Austerity

Letters

Gilbert O’Brien, Paul Towner, M. Rozenkranz, James Hogan, Shaun Spiers, James Hamilton-Paterson, Monique Maxwell, Richard Sieburth, Tony Sharpe, Mike Downham, Charles Turner, Norman Dombey, Emily Jones, Richard House, Richard Allison

Terry Eagleton

The Prose Factory: Literary Life in England since 1918 by D.J. Taylor. Chatto, 501 pp., £25, January 2016, 978 0 7011 8613 5

Claire Crowther

Poem: ‘The Ghost of Marie Curie Works up a Chorus while Chatting to Enthusiasts at a Model Engine Rally in 2015’

Adam Shatz

Israel’s Putinisation

Daniel Soar

Short Cuts: Julian Assange

Tim Parks

Avarizia: Le Carte che Svelano. Ricchezza, Scandali e Segreti della Chiesa di Francesco by Emiliano Fittipaldi. Feltrinelli, 224 pp., €14, December 2015, 978 88 07 17298 4
Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis’s Secret Battle against Corruption in the Vatican by Gianluigi Nuzzi, translated by Michael Moore. Holt, 224 pp., £24.99, December 2015, 978 1 62779 865 5

Hilary Mantel

Story: ‘In a Right State’

Hugh Pennington

Biting Habits

Michael Hofmann

Poem: ‘Forgetfulness’

Josephine Quinn

1177 BC: The Year Civilisation Collapsed by Eric Cline. Princeton, 237 pp., £11.95, September 2015, 978 0 691 16838 8

John Burnside

Poem: ‘Abiding Memories of Christian Zeal’

Sheila Fitzpatrick

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes. Cape, 184 pp., £14.99, January 2016, 978 1 910702 60 4

David Bromwich

Why do you make me do it?

Michael Newton

Zombies: A Cultural History by Roger Luckhurst. Reaktion, 224 pp., £16, August 2015, 978 1 78023 528 8

Carlos Fraenkel

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie. Cape, 286 pp., £18.99, September 2015, 978 1 910702 03 1

Brian Dillon

At the Design Museum: ‘Cycle Revolution’

Kenneth Pomeranz

China’s Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower by Linda Yueh. Oxford, 349 pp., £29.99, April 2013, 978 0 19 920578 3
The Rise of the People’s Bank of China: The Politics of Institutional Change by Stephen Bell and Hui Feng. Harvard, 374 pp., £40.95, June 2013, 978 0 674 07249 7
The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China by You-tien Hsing. Oxford, 272 pp., £27.50, March 2012, 978 0 19 964459 9
Constructing China’s Capitalism: Shanghai and the Nexus of Urban-Rural Industries by Daniel Buck. Macmillan, 267 pp., £55, July 2012, 978 0 230 34095 4
Anxious Wealth: Money and Morality among China’s New Rich by John Osburg. Stanford, 248 pp., £15.99, April 2013, 978 0 8047 8354 5

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Big Short’

Robin Robertson

Poem: ‘In Easgann Wood’

Colin Kidd

Diary: After the Referendum

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