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Vol. 39 No. 20 · 19 October 2017

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Alexander Gorlizki

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Vol. 39 No. 20 · 19 October 2017

Letters

Anthony Turner, David Goodhart, Stuart Williams, Matthias Tomczak, Dan Stacey, Paul Edwards, Philip Jacobson, Beverley Rowe, John Quicke, Swati Dhingra; Nikhil Datta, Adrian Bowyer, Kieran Setiya, Simon Barley, Timothy Williams, John Clute

Patricia Lockwood

Stories, Plays and Other Writings by Carson McCullers. Library of America, 672 pp., £33.99, January 2017, 978 1 59853 511 2

Jenny Turner

After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography by Chris Kraus. Allen Lane, 352 pp., £20, August 2017, 978 1 63590 006 4

Patrick Cockburn

Underground in Raqqa

Tom Stevenson

In Hewlêr

Jonathan Parry

Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921 by Daniel Foliard. Chicago, 336 pp., £45, April 2017, 978 0 226 45133 6

James Sheehan

The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914 by Richard J. Evans. Penguin, 848 pp., £12.99, June 2017, 978 0 14 198114 7

James C. Scott

The Great Leveller: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the 21st Century by Walter Scheidel. Princeton, 504 pp., £27.95, February 2017, 978 0 691 16502 8

Patrick Cotter

Poem: ‘At the Butcher’s’

Adam Mars-Jones

The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst. Picador, 454 pp., £20, October 2017, 978 1 4472 0821 1

Tom Crewe

Short Cuts: The Party Conferences

Uljana Wolf, translated by Sophie Seita

Poem: ‘Bougainvillea’

Carolyn Steedman

Middle-Class Hair

Karl Whitney

The Man Who Stole Himself: The Slave Odyssey of Hans Jonathan by Gisli Palsson, translated by Anna Yates. Chicago, 288 pp., £19, October 2016, 978 0 226 31328 3

Colin Burrow

On Michael Longley

Tim Parks

Italian Chronicles by Stendhal, translated by Raymond MacKenzie. Minnesota, 344 pp., £20.99, May 2017, 978 1 5179 0011 3

Nick Richardson

At the British Museum: The Scythians

Neal Ascherson

Diary: In Gdansk

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