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Vol. 40 No. 17 · 13 September 2018

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Vol. 40 No. 17 · 13 September 2018

Steven Mithen

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past by David Reich. Oxford, 368 pp., £20, March 2018, 978 0 19 882125 0

Letters

Imogen Potts, Mathieu Thomas, Inigo Thomas, Danny Dorling, Patrick Callan, Derek Robinson, J.R. Casey, Andrew Stone, Dominic Carroll, Liam Shaw, Karl Sabbagh

Michael Dobson

Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness by Rhodri Lewis. Princeton, 365 pp., £30, November 2017, 978 0 691 16684 1

Anthony Grafton

Pietro Bembo and the Intellectual Pleasures of a Renaissance Writer and Art Collector by Susan Nalezyty. Yale, 277 pp., £50, May 2017, 978 0 300 21919 7
Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist by Gareth Williams. Oxford, 440 pp., £46.49, August 2017, 978 0 19 027229 6

Diane Williams

Two Stories

Bee Wilson

Elisabeth’s Lists: A Family Story by Lulah Ellender. Granta, 318 pp., £16.99, March 2018, 978 1 78378 383 0

Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Margaret Thatcher and the Middle East by Azriel Bermant. Cambridge, 274 pp., £22.99, September 2017, 978 1 316 60630 8

Yonatan Mendel

Short Cuts: Uri Avnery

Adam Tooze

In the Long Run We Are All Dead: Keynesianism, Political Economy and Revolution by Geoff Mann. Verso, 432 pp., £20, January 2017, 978 1 78478 599 4

Barbara Everett

Four Poems

Christian Lorentzen

Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime by Ben Blum. Fourth Estate, 414 pp., £16.99, September 2017, 978 0 00 755458 4

Maggie Doherty

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. William Collins, 257 pp., £9.99, June 2017, 978 0 00 822056 3
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison. Granta, 544 pp., £20, May 2018, 978 1 78378 152 2
How to Murder Your Life: A Memoir by Cat Marnell. Ebury, 384 pp., £7.99, February 2018, 978 0 09 195736 0
Everything I Know about Love by Dolly Alderton. Fig Tree, 336 pp., £12.99, February 2018, 978 0 241 32271 0
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins. Harper Collins, 272 pp., £10.99, February 2018, 978 0 06 266615 4
Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials by Malcolm Harris. Little Brown, 272 pp., £18.99, February 2018, 978 0 316 51086 8
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Hutchinson, 385 pp., £14.99, February 2018, 978 1 78633 051 2

Colin Kidd

How Democracy Ends by David Runciman. Profile, 249 pp., £14.99, May 2018, 978 1 78125 974 0
Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – And How to Fix It by Dambisa Moyo. Little, Brown, 296 pp., £20, April 2018, 978 1 4087 1089 0
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. Viking, 311 pp., £16.99, January 2018, 978 0 241 31798 3
Anti-Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy by William Galston. Yale, 158 pp., £25, June 2018, 978 0 300 22892 2

Colm Tóibín

Selected Poems by Thom Gunn. Faber, 336 pp., £16.99, July 2017, 978 0 571 32769 0

Alice Spawls

At Norwich Castle Museum: ‘The Paston Treasure’

Joanne O’Leary

The Long-Winded Lady: Tales from the ‘New Yorker’ by Maeve Brennan. Stinging Fly, 215 pp., £10.99, January 2017, 978 1 906539 59 7
Maeve Brennan: Homesick at the ‘New Yorker’ by Angela Bourke. Counterpoint, 360 pp., $16.95, February 2016, 978 1 61902 715 2
The Springs of Affection: Stories by Maeve Brennan. Stinging Fly, 368 pp., £8.99, May 2016, 978 1 906539 54 2

Ian Patterson

Poem: ‘Saturday’

Anne Diebel

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh. Cape, 288 pp., £12.99, July 2018, 978 1 78733 041 2
Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh. Cape, 277 pp., £9.99, January 2018, 978 1 78470 150 5

Paul Muldoon

Poem: ‘It wasn’t meant to be like this’

Lavinia Greenlaw

Three Poems by Hannah Sullivan. Faber, 73 pp., £10.99, January 2018, 978 0 571 33767 5

Barry Schwabsky

Renoir: An Intimate Biography by Barbara Ehrlich White. Thames and Hudson, 432 pp., £24.95, October 2017, 978 0 500 23957 5

Evelyn Toynton

Diary: Weekly Drills

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