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Vol. 38 No. 23 · 1 December 2016

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Anne Rothenstein

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Vol. 38 No. 23 · 1 December 2016

Letters

Polly Devlin, Rodney Mace, Nicholas Faith, Tim Smith-Laing, Philip Timms, Anne Rothenstein, Anthony Barnes

David Runciman

Is this how democracy ends?

Stefan Collini

The Letters of Samuel Beckett Vol. IV: 1966-89 edited by George Craig, Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Dan Gunn and Lois More Overbeck. Cambridge, 838 pp., £29.99, September 2016, 978 0 521 86796 2

Jan-Werner Müller

Capitalism in One Family

Christian Lorentzen

Short Cuts: The Trump Regime

Steven Shapin

The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument over What Makes Living Things Tick by Jessica Riskin. Chicago, 544 pp., £30, March 2016, 978 0 226 30292 8

T.J. Clark

At the Royal Academy: James Ensor

Charles Nicholl

The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-66 by Bob Dylan. Columbia, £60, November 2015

Frederick Wilmot-Smith

Who speaks for the state?

Hal Foster

At Tate Modern

Gavin Jacobson

The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide by Azeem Ibrahim. Hurst, 235 pp., £12.99, May 2016, 978 1 84904 623 7
The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s Struggle for Freedom by Peter Popham. Rider, 440 pp., £20, March 2016, 978 1 84604 371 0

Joanna Biggs

Swing Time by Zadie Smith. Hamish Hamilton, 453 pp., £18.99, November 2016, 978 0 241 14415 2

Anne Carson

Poem: ‘Tom and TV’

Nathan Thrall

The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine by Ben Ehrenreich. Granta, 448 pp., £14.99, August 2016, 978 1 78378 310 6

Tom Shippey

Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church by Richard Firth Green. Pennsylvania, 285 pp., £36, August 2016, 978 0 8122 4843 2

Edward Luttwak

The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of Darpa, America’s Top Secret Military Research Agency by Annie Jacobsen. Little, Brown, 560 pp., £12.99, September 2015, 978 0 316 34947 5

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Diary: Andrei Platonov

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