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Vol. 39 No. 13 · 29 June 2017

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Anne Rothenstein

Rosemary Hill

The Good Bohemian: The Letters of Ida John edited by Rebecca John and Michael Holroyd. Bloomsbury, 352 pp., £25, May 2017, 978 1 4088 7362 5

Letters

Peter Godfrey, Aidan Byrne, Xavier Leduc, Donna Haraway, Liam Young, Chris Edwards, Judith More

David Runciman

The Choice Was Real

Greg Grandin

Chávez: My First Life by Hugo Chávez and Ignacio Ramonet, translated by Ann Wright. Verso, 544 pp., £30, August 2016, 978 1 78478 383 9

Michael Wood

The Untold Journey: The Life of Diana Trilling by Natalie Robins. Columbia, 399 pp., £25, June 2017, 978 0 231 18208 9

Ian Patterson

Poem: ‘Plenty of Nothing’

Joanna Biggs

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin, translated by Megan McDowell. Oneworld, 160 pp., £12.99, March 2017, 978 1 78607 090 6

Timothy Shenk

Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion by Gareth Stedman Jones. Penguin, 768 pp., £14.99, May 2017, 978 0 14 102480 6

Hugo Williams

Poem: ‘TV Times’

Eleanor Birne

At New Hall: Modern Women’s Art

Eric Foner

A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland by Sydney Nathans. Harvard, 313 pp., £23.95, February 2017, 978 0 674 97214 8

Gavin Francis

The Mystery of Sleep: Why a Good Night’s Rest Is Vital to a Better, Healthier Life by Meir Kryger. Yale, 330 pp., £20, May 2017, 978 0 300 22408 5

Christopher Krebs

The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives by Plutarch, translated by Pamela Mensch. Norton, 393 pp., £28, March 2017, 978 0 393 29282 4

Tom Crewe

Short Cuts: Labour’s Best Cards

Musab Younis

Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonisation and the Future of the World by Gary Wilder. Duke, 400 pp., £23.99, January 2015, 978 0 8223 5850 3

Will Self

The Smile Stealers: The Fine and Foul Art of Dentistry by Richard Barnett. Thames and Hudson, 255 pp., £19.95, April 2017, 978 0 500 51911 0

Tim Parks

A Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginzburg, translated by Jenny McPhee. NYRB, 224 pp., £9.99, August 2017, 978 1 59017 838 6

Helen McCarthy

The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick-Maker: The Story of Britain through Its Census, since 1801 by Roger Hutchinson. Little, Brown, 352 pp., £20, February 2017, 978 1 4087 0701 2

Andrew Sinclair

Havana, 1968

Colin Kidd and Malcolm Petrie

Our National Hodgepodge

August Kleinzahler

On Roy Fisher

Long Ling

Diary: Death at the Banquet

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