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Vol. 39 No. 5 · 2 March 2017

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Cover Artist

Cressida Bell

Colm Tóibín

Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer by Arthur Lubow. Cape, 734 pp., £35, October 2016, 978 0 224 09770 3
Silent Dialogues: Diane Arbus and Howard Nemerov by Alexander Nemerov. Fraenkel Gallery, 106 pp., $30, March 2015, 978 1 881337 41 6

Letters

Benjamin Letzler, Harry Harmer, Markus Eichhorn, Christopher Prendergast, Miles Beard, Gordon Kerry, Udith Dematagoda, Jonathan Spencer, Thomas Meaney

Tony Wood

Return to Cold War by Robert Legvold. Polity, 208 pp., £14.99, February 2016, 978 1 5095 0189 2
Should We Fear Russia? by Dmitri Trenin. Polity, 144 pp., £9.99, November 2016, 978 1 5095 1091 7
Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War by Peter Conradi. Oneworld, 384 pp., £18.99, February 2017, 978 1 78607 041 8

Adam Shatz

The Deep State

Hugh Wilford

America’s Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise and the Rise of the National Security State by Osamah F. Khalil. Harvard, 426 pp., £25.95, October 2016, 978 0 674 97157 8

Adam Mars-Jones

Moonglow by Michael Chabon. HarperCollins, 448 pp., £18.99, January 2017, 978 0 00 754891 0

Christopher Tayler

Nicotine by Nell Zink. Fourth Estate, 288 pp., £14.99, October 2016, 978 0 00 817917 5
Private Novelist by Nell Zink. Ecco, 336 pp., $15.99, October 2016, 978 0 06 245830 8

Barbara Newman

Anna Komnene: The Life and Work of a Medieval Historian by Leonora Neville. Oxford, 240 pp., £41.99, September 2016, 978 0 19 049817 7

Benjamin Kunkel

The Birth of the Anthropocene by Jeremy Davies. California, 240 pp., £24.95, June 2016, 978 0 520 28997 0
Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital by Jason Moore. Verso, 336 pp., £19.99, August 2015, 978 1 78168 902 8
Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam-Power and the Roots of Global Warming by Andreas Malm. Verso, 496 pp., £20, October 2015, 978 1 78478 129 3

Karen Solie

Poem: ‘A Miscalculation’

Stephen Sedley

Short Cuts: The Supreme Court’s Judgment

Tom Stevenson

Flip-Flops and Kalashnikovs

John Watts

Henry V: The Conscience of a King by Malcolm Vale. Yale, 308 pp., £20, August 2016, 978 0 300 14873 2

Inigo Thomas

At the Queen’s Gallery: David Hockney

Deborah Cohen

Dr James Barry: A Woman ahead of Her Time by Michael du Preez and Jeremy Dronfield. Oneworld, 479 pp., £16.99, August 2016, 978 1 78074 831 3

August Kleinzahler

Two Poems

Gavin Francis

Diary: NHS in Crisis

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