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Vol. 40 No. 8 · 26 April 2018

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

Colin Burrow

The Odyssey translated by Peter Green. California, 538 pp., £24, April 2018, 978 0 520 29363 2
The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson. Norton, 592 pp., £30, December 2017, 978 0 393 08905 9
The Odyssey translated by Anthony Verity. Oxford, 384 pp., £7.99, February 2018, 978 0 19 873647 9

Letters

Jenny Rogers, Annalena McAfee, Mary Eagleton, Peter Griffith, Rebecca Solnit, Amia Srinivasan, John Osley, David Walker, Richard Gildea, Donald MacKenzie, Charles Lock, Ian Fairlie, Jeremy Bernstein, Raphaël Despouy

Julian Barnes

Mary Cassatt, une impressioniste americaine a Paris  Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, until 23 July 2018

Adam Shatz

Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson. Norton, 606 pp., £25, July 2017, 978 0 393 06389 9

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘A Fistful of Dollars’

Tim Parks

Tolstoy and Tolstaya: A Portrait of a Life in Letters by Andrew Donskov, translated by John Woodsworth, Arkadi Klioutchanski and Liudmila Gladkova. Ottawa, 430 pp., £48, May 2017, 978 0 7766 2471 6

Adewale Maja-Pearce

Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Islamist Insurgency by Virginia Comolli. Hurst, 239 pp., £12.99, August 2017, 978 1 84904 661 9
Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement by Alexander Thurston. Princeton, 352 pp., £25, October 2017, 978 0 691 17224 8

Jeremy Harding

At the Pompidou: David Goldblatt

Isabel Hull

The Internationalists and Their Plan to Outlaw War by Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro. Allen Lane, 608 pp., £30, September 2017, 978 0 241 20070 4

Mark Pajak

Poem: ‘Crystal’

Ardis Butterfield

Europe: A Literary History, 1348-1418 by David Wallace. Oxford, 1591 pp., £180, April 2016, 978 0 19 873535 9

David Edgar

The Lure of Greatness: England’s Brexit and America’s Trump by Anthony Barnett. Unbound, 393 pp., £8.99, August 2017, 978 1 78352 453 2

Ben Rogers

The New Urban Crisis: Gentrification, Housing Bubbles, Growing Inequality and What We Can Do about It by Richard Florida. Oneworld, 352 pp., £20, September 2017, 978 1 78607 212 2

Helen Thompson

Short Cuts: West Ham Disunited

Luke Kennard

The Melody by Jim Crace. Picador, 275 pp., £16.99, February 2018, 978 1 5098 4136 3

Serafina Cuomo

A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World by Alexander Jones. Oxford, 288 pp., £22.99, March 2017, 978 0 19 973934 9

Tom Crewe

Impressionists in London: French Artists in Exile 1870-1904  Tate Britain, until 7 May 2018

Mary Wellesley

Diary: The Wyldrenesse of Wyrale

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