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Vol. 39 No. 15 · 27 July 2017

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Cover Artist

Naomi Frears

Sheila Fitzpatrick

The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution by Yuri Slezkine. Princeton, 1096 pp., £29.95, August 2017, 978 0 691 17694 9

Letters

Malcolm Deas, Alan Johnson, Anne Murray, Jacob Ecclestone, John Charlesworth, Anne Lonsdale, Will Bowers, Luke Butterly

Bee Wilson

Gef! The Strange Tale of an Extra Special Talking Mongoose by Christopher Josiffe. Strange Attractor, 404 pp., £15.99, April 2017, 978 1 907222 48 1

Owen Hatherley

Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs by Robert Kanigel. Knopf, 512 pp., £34, September 2016, 978 0 307 96190 7
Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs edited by Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring. Random House, 544 pp., £16.99, October 2016, 978 0 399 58960 7

Charles Hope

At the Ashmolean: Raphael’s Drawings

Colin Burrow

On Les Murray

Thomas Penn

Henry VII’s New Men and the Making of Tudor England by Steven Gunn. Oxford, 393 pp., £60, August 2016, 978 0 19 965983 8

Andrew Bacevich

The General v. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War by H.W. Brands. Anchor, 438 pp., £21, November 2016, 978 0 385 54057 5

Michael Hofmann

Two Poems

John Barrell

‘The Meeting of the Waters’

Rosemary Hill

Short Cuts: What Writers Wear

Eleanor Birne

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. Hamish Hamilton, 445 pp., £18.99, June 2017, 978 0 241 30397 9

Anthony Grafton

Baroque Antiquity: Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe by Victor Plahte Tschudi. Cambridge, 320 pp., £64.99, September 2016, 978 1 107 14986 1

Meehan Crist

The Voynich Manuscript edited by Raymond Clemens. Yale, 336 pp., £35, November 2016, 978 0 300 21723 0

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘She’

Jamie Martin

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World by Michael Lewis. Allen Lane, 362 pp., £25, December 2016, 978 0 241 25473 8

Theo Tait

White Tears by Hari Kunzru. Hamish Hamilton, 271 pp., £14.99, April 2017, 978 0 241 27295 4

Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Diary: Santería

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