Vol. 39 No. 16 · 17 August 2017

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Vol. 39 No. 16 · 17 August 2017

John Lanchester

The Attention Merchants: From the Daily Newspaper to Social Media, How Our Time and Attention Is Harvested and Sold by Tim Wu. Atlantic, 416 pp., £20, January 2017, 978 1 78239 482 2
Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine by Antonio García Martínez. Ebury, 528 pp., £8.99, June 2017, 978 1 78503 455 8
Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google and Amazon have Cornered Culture and What It Means for All of Us by Jonathan Taplin. Macmillan, 320 pp., £18.99, May 2017, 978 1 5098 4769 3


Noam Chomsky, Sam Solecki, Michael Berger, David Bromwich, Ken Famiala, Duncan Wheeler, Jeremy Harding, Hanna Holborn Gray, Michael Littlewood, Gillian Darley, Fabian Acker, Richard Wilson

Inigo Thomas

In for the Kill

Neal Ascherson

Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea by Jan Rüger. Oxford, 370 pp., £25, January 2017, 978 0 19 967246 2

Tom Crewe

The New Deal

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott

Short Cuts: The Withdrawal Bill

Marina Warner

The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains by Thomas Laqueur. Princeton, 711 pp., £27.95, October 2015, 978 0 691 15778 8

Jeremy Harding

At Tate Modern: Giacometti

Patrick Cockburn

Endtimes in Mosul

Eley Williams

Poem: ‘Slough’

Ben Ehrenreich

The Leveller

Barbara Newman

The Medieval Invention of Travel by Shayne Aaron Legassie. Chicago, 287 pp., £22, April 2017, 978 0 226 44662 2

Diane Williams

Story: ‘‘Oh, Darling I’m in the Garden’’

Anne Wagner

The Women of ‘Guernica’

T.J. Clark

Picasso and Tragedy

Barbara Graziosi

Hypatia: The Life and Legend of an Ancient Philosopher by Edward J. Watts. Oxford, 205 pp., £19.99, April 2017, 978 0 19 021003 8

John Burnside

Poem: ‘Wedding Season’

Thomas Keymer

AHistory of English Autobiography edited by Adam Smyth. Cambridge, 437 pp., £64.99, June 2016, 978 1 107 07841 3

Jonathan Raban

Granny in the Doorway

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Dunkirk’

Ned Beauman

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer. Fourth Estate, 323 pp., £12.99, June 2017, 978 0 00 815917 7

Joanna Biggs

Diary: Abortion in Northern Ireland

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