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Vol. 39 No. 24 · 14 December 2017

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Vol. 39 No. 24 · 14 December 2017

Neal Ascherson

Gorbachev: His Life and Times by William Taubman. Simon and Schuster, 880 pp., £25, September 2017, 978 1 4711 4796 8

Letters

Sophie Smith, Michael Orgel, Adrian Bowyer, Geoffrey Watson, Kate Llewellyn, Petr Favorov, Donald Mead, Anthony Verity, Jake Soule, Philip Stevens

Daniel Soar

The Idiot by Elif Batuman. Cape, 425 pp., £16.99, June 2017, 978 1 910702 69 7

Stephen Sedley

Confidence and Supply

Jean McNicol

A Woman’s Work by Harriet Harman. Allen Lane, 405 pp., £20, February 2017, 978 0 241 27494 1
The Women Who Shaped Politics by Sophy Ridge. Coronet, 295 pp., £20, March 2017, 978 1 4736 3876 1

Patrick Cockburn

As the Wars End

Rory Scothorne

Short Cuts: Class before Nation

Michael Hofmann

Collected Poems by Thomas Bernhard, translated by James Reidel. Chicago, 459 pp., £25, June 2017, 978 0 85742 426 6

Katherine Rundell

At the British Library: Harry Potter

Eric Foner

The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering The Story of an Early American Crisis by James E. Lewis Jr.. Princeton, 715 pp., £27.95, November 2017, 978 0 691 17716 8

Wolfgang Streeck

The H-Word: The Peripeteia of Hegemony by Perry Anderson. Verso, 190 pp., £16.99, April 2017, 978 1 78663 368 2
The Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci by Perry Anderson. Verso, 179 pp., £14.99, April 2017, 978 1 78663 372 9

Matthew Bevis

Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense by Jenny Uglow. Faber, 608 pp., £25, October 2017, 978 0 571 26954 9

James Cahill

At the Royal Academy: Dalí and Duchamp

Nicholas Penny

The Auctioneer: A Memoir of Great Art, Legendary Collectors and Record-Breaking Auctions by Simon de Pury and William Stadiem. Allen and Unwin, 312 pp., £9.99, April 2017, 978 1 76011 350 6
Rogues’ Gallery: A History of Art and Its Dealers by Philip Hook. Profile, 282 pp., £20, January 2017, 978 1 78125 570 4
Donald Judd: Writings edited by Flavin Judd and Caitlin Murray. David Zwirner, 1054 pp., £28, November 2016, 978 1 941701 35 5

James Arthur

Poem: ‘Tree-Planting’

Ruth Scurr

Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives by Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault, edited by Nancy Luxon, translated by Thomas Scott-Railton. Minnesota, 328 pp., £28.99, January 2017, 978 0 8166 9534 8

Nick Richardson

From a Distant Solar System

Michael Wood

Proust and His Banker: In Search of Time Squandered by Gian Balsamo. South Carolina, 272 pp., £37.50, May 2017, 978 1 61117 736 7

Tariq Ali

Could it have been avoided?

William Carter

Diary: The Case of the Missing Barrels

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