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Vol. 38 No. 9 · 5 May 2016

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

Jacqueline Rose

Who do you think you are?

Letters

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jeremy Kun, Jonathan Harlow, Julian Preece, Glenn Branch, James Fanning, Penelope Corfield, Paul Feldwick, David Hass

Daniel Trilling

Stuck in Sicily

Michael Wood

Plots by Robert Belknap. Columbia, 165 pp., £22, May 2016, 978 0 231 17782 5

Christopher Tayler

Zero K by Don DeLillo. Picador, 274 pp., £16.99, May 2016, 978 1 5098 2285 0

Ian Penman

M Train by Patti Smith. Bloomsbury, 253 pp., £18.99, October 2015, 978 1 4088 6768 6
Collected Lyrics 1970-2015 by Patti Smith. Bloomsbury, 303 pp., £20, October 2015, 978 1 4088 6300 8

Frederick Seidel

Poem: ‘Worst When It’s Poetry’

Thomas Keymer

The Literary Correspondences of the Tonsons edited by Stephen Bernard. Oxford, 386 pp., £95, March 2015, 978 0 19 870085 2

James Meek

The Railways: Nation, Network and People by Simon Bradley. Profile, 645 pp., £25, September 2015, 978 1 84668 209 4

David Runciman

Short Cuts: Shuffling Off into Obscurity

Donald MacKenzie

Must Do Better

David Drake

Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance by Robert Gildea. Faber, 593 pp., £20, September 2015, 978 0 571 28034 6
Occupation Trilogy: ‘La Place de l’etoile’, ‘The Night Watch’, ‘Ring Roads’ by Patrick Modiano, translated by Caroline Hillier, Patricia Wolf and Frank Wynne. Bloomsbury, 336 pp., £18.99, August 2015, 978 1 4088 6790 7

Inigo Thomas

Suffolk: East, The Buildings of England by James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner. Yale, 677 pp., £35, April 2015, 978 0 300 19654 2

John Ashbery

Poem: ‘Understandably’

Steven Shapin

Haeckel’s Embryos: Images, Evolution and Fraud by Nick Hopwood. Chicago, 388 pp., £31.50, May 2015, 978 0 226 04694 5

Alex Harvey

After Many a Summer by Aldous Huxley. Vintage, 314 pp., £8.99, September 2015, 978 1 78487 035 5
Time Must Have a Stop by Aldous Huxley. Vintage, 305 pp., £9.99, September 2015, 978 1 78487 034 8
The Genius and the Goddess by Aldous Huxley. Vintage, 127 pp., £8.99, September 2015, 978 1 78487 036 2

Ange Mlinko

Poem: ‘Gelsenkirchen’

Alice Spawls

‘Vogue’ 100: A Century of Style by Robin Muir. National Portrait Gallery, 304 pp., £40, February 2016, 978 1 85514 561 0
‘Vogue’ 100: A Century of Style  National Portrait Gallery

Nick McDonell

Diary: In the ER, in Baghdad

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