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Vol. 40 No. 9 · 10 May 2018

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

Seamus Perry

Early Auden, Later Auden: A Critical Biography by Edward Mendelson. Princeton, 912 pp., £27.95, May 2017, 978 0 691 17249 1

Letters

Emily Wilson, Colin Burrow, Conrad Teixeira, Galen Strawson, The Editors, James Hamilton-Paterson, James Fraser, Rory Allen, Elizabeth Powers, Simon Skinner, David Ollier Weber, Mark Erickson, Jocelyn Harris

Stephen Sedley

Short Cuts: Labour and Anti-Semitism

Patricia Lockwood

Outline by Rachel Cusk. Faber, 249 pp., £8.99, May 2018, 978 0 571 34676 9
Transit by Rachel Cusk. Faber, 260 pp., £8.99, May 2018, 978 0 571 34674 5
Kudos by Rachel Cusk. Faber, 232 pp., £16.99, May 2018, 978 0 571 34664 6

William Davies

Weaponising Paperwork

Christopher Clark

The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe by David I. Kertzer. Oxford, 474 pp., £25, May 2018, 978 0 19 882749 8

John Lanchester

Nabokov’s Dreams

Thomas Powers

The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton by Jefferson Morley. Scribe, 336 pp., £20, December 2017, 978 1 911344 73 5

David Runciman

How to Stop Brexit (and Make Britain Great Again) by Nick Clegg. Bodley Head, 160 pp., £8.99, October 2017, 978 1 84792 523 7

Inigo Thomas

At Maison Empereur

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century by Georgina Adam. Lund Humphries, 232 pp., £20, January 2018, 978 1 84822 220 5
A History of the Western Art Market: A Sourcebook of Writings on Artists, Dealers and Markets edited by Titia Hulst. California, 416 pp., £28, November 2017, 978 0 520 29063 1

Imogen Cassels

Poem: ‘French Work’

Tom Shippey

Ælfred’s Britain: War and Peace in the Viking Age by Max Adams. Head of Zeus, 509 pp., £9.99, May 2018, 978 1 78408 031 0

Helen McCarthy

‘Keep the Damned Women Out’: The Struggle for Coeducation by Nancy Weiss Malkiel. Princeton, 646 pp., £22.95, May 2018, 978 0 691 18111 0

Tim Liardet

Two Poems

Christopher Benfey

Walks with Robert Walser by Carl Seelig, translated by Anne Posten. New Directions, 127 pp., £11.99, May 2017, 978 0 8112 2139 9
Girlfriends, Ghosts and Other Stories by Robert Walser, translated by Tom Whalen, Nicole Köngeter and Annette Wiesner. NYRB, 181 pp., £9.99, October 2016, 978 1 68137 016 3

J. Robert Lennon

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent. Fourth Estate, 432 pp., £12.99, August 2017, 978 0 00 818521 3
Elmet by Fiona Mozley. John Murray, 311 pp., £8.99, March 2018, 978 1 4736 7649 7

Ange Mlinko

On Maureen McLane

Stefan Collini

Diary: The Marketisation Doctrine

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