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Vol. 39 No. 23 · 30 November 2017

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Vol. 39 No. 23 · 30 November 2017

Colm Tóibín

The Road to Reading Gaol

Letters

Marta Umińska, Graham Chainey, Johan Enegren, Andrew Livingston, Willy McCourt, Malcolm Gaskill, Ruth Valentine, Colin Quinney, Elizabeth Darling, Oxford Brookes University<br />Lynne Walker, Institute of Historical Research, London WC1, Lawrence Rosen, Phil Thompson, Chris Yates, Trevor Turner, Paul Griseri

Steven Mithen

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States by James C. Scott. Yale, 336 pp., £20, September 2017, 978 0 300 18291 0

Adam Mars-Jones

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack. Canongate, 272 pp., £8.99, May 2017, 978 1 78689 127 3

Dave Lindorff

Short Cuts: Medical Fraud

Jack Shenker

The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz, translated by Elisabeth Jaquette. Melville House, 220 pp., £10.99, June 2016, 978 0 9934149 0 9

James Meek

The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics by Mark Lilla. Harper, 160 pp., £19, August 2017, 978 0 06 269743 1
The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction by Mark Lilla. NYRB, 166 pp., £9.99, September 2016, 978 1 59017 902 4

Stephanie Burt

On Hera Lindsay Bird

Blake Morrison

The Inky Digit of Defiance: Selected Prose 1966-2016 by Tony Harrison, edited by Edith Hall. Faber, 544 pp., £25, April 2017, 978 0 571 32503 0
Collected Poems by Tony Harrison. Penguin, 464 pp., £9.99, April 2016, 978 0 241 97435 3

John-Paul Stonard

At the Courtauld: Chaïm Soutine

Jonathan Parry

The Age of Decadence: Britain 1880 to 1914 by Simon Heffer. Random House, 912 pp., £30, September 2017, 978 1 84794 742 0

Tom Stammers

Liberty or Death: The French Revolution by Peter McPhee. Yale, 468 pp., £14.99, July 2017, 978 0 300 22869 4

Anna Della Subin

The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition by Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri, translated by Elias Muhanna. Penguin, 352 pp., £11.99, October 2016, 978 0 14 310748 4

Claire Potter

Poem: ‘Four Paragraphs on Winter Swimming’

Andrew O’Hagan

The Death of the ‘Fronsac’ by Neal Ascherson. Apollo, 393 pp., £18.99, August 2017, 978 1 78669 437 9

David Morley

Poem: ‘Yarak’

Chloë Daniel

Hannah’s Dress: Berlin 1904-2014 by Pascale Hugues, translated by C. Jon Delogu and Nick Somers. Polity, 250 pp., £20, March 2017, 978 1 5095 0981 2

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Anne Diebel

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Corsair, 448 pp., £16.99, October 2017, 978 1 4721 5087 5

Vadim Nikitin

Diary: In Murmansk

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