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Vol. 40 No. 18 · 27 September 2018

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Vol. 40 No. 18 · 27 September 2018

Jackson Lears

Reporter by Seymour M. Hersh. Allen Lane, 355 pp., £20, June 2018, 978 0 241 35952 5

Letters

Rhodri Lewis, J.G. Saunders, Oliver Miles, William Waldegrave, Anne Bottomley, Rory Johnston, Gillian Nelson, Raymond Clayton, David Campbell, Nancy O’Malley, Mark Liebenrood

Tom Crewe

How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed Aids by David France. Picador, 624 pp., £12.99, September 2017, 978 1 5098 3940 7
Patient Zero and the Making of the Aids Epidemic by Richard A. McKay. Chicago, 432 pp., £26.50, November 2017, 978 0 226 06395 9
Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman, 1989-90 by Derek Jarman. Vintage, 314 pp., £9.99, May 2018, 978 1 78487 387 5
Smiling in Slow Motion: The Journals of Derek Jarman, 1991-94 by Derek Jarman. Vintage, 388 pp., £9.99, August 2018, 978 1 78487 516 9
The Ward by Gideon Mendel. Trolley, 88 pp., £25, December 2017, 978 1 907112 56 0

Philippa Hetherington

Short Cuts: Canberra’s Coups

Lorna Finlayson

Corbyn Now

Diarmaid MacCulloch

In the Footsteps of King David: Revelations from an Ancient Biblical City by Yosef Garfinkel, Saar Ganor and Michael G. Hasel. Thames and Hudson, 240 pp., £24.95, June 2018, 978 0 500 05201 3

Michael Hofmann

Emil Nolde: Colour Is Life  Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, until 21 October 2018

Tim Parks

Memoirs from beyond the Grave 1768-1800 by François-René de Chateaubriand, translated by Alex Andriesse. NYRB, 512 pp., £12.99, January 2018, 978 1 68137 129 0

Paul Nemser

Poem: ‘Border’

Stephen Mulhall

Object-Oriented Ontology: A New Theory of Everything by Graham Harman. Pelican, 295 pp., £8.99, March 2018, 978 0 241 26915 2

Inigo Thomas

At Manchester Art Gallery: Annie Swynnerton

Mike Jay

How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics by Michael Pollan. Allen Lane, 465 pp., £20, May 2018, 978 0 241 29422 2
Blue Dreams: The Science and the Story of the Drugs that Changed Our Minds by Lauren Slater. Little, Brown, 400 pp., £20, February 2018, 978 0 316 37064 6

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Adam Mars-Jones

Normal People by Sally Rooney. Faber, 266 pp., £14.99, August 2018, 978 0 571 33464 3
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney. Faber, 321 pp., £8.99, March 2018, 978 0 571 33313 4

Freya Johnston

Eighteen Hundred and Eleven: Poetry, Protest and Economic Crisis by E.J. Clery. Cambridge, 326 pp., £75, June 2017, 978 1 107 18922 5

James Angelos

Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment by Yanis Varoufakis. Vintage, 562 pp., £9.99, May 2018, 978 1 78470 576 3

Will Harris

Poem: ‘The Seven Dreams of Richard Spencer’

John Burnside

Diary: Visits from the Night Hag

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