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Vol. 40 No. 23 · 6 December 2018

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Vol. 40 No. 23 · 6 December 2018

Patricia Lockwood

Evening in Paradise: More Stories by Lucia Berlin. Picador, 256 pp., £14.99, November 2018, 978 1 5098 8229 8
Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs by Lucia Berlin. Picador, 160 pp., £12.99, November 2018, 978 1 5098 8234 2

Letters

Karl Sabbagh, Sebastian Cody, Mark Ford, Marina Warner, Frank Wintle, Alistair Mant, Kitty Burns Florey, Andrew McLeod, John Street, Sue Kibby, Richard Allison

James Meek

Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now by Alan Rusbridger. Canongate, 464 pp., £20, September 2018, 978 1 78689 093 1

Rosemary Hill

The Quest for Queen Mary by James Pope-Hennessy, edited by Hugo Vickers. Zuleika, 335 pp., £25, September 2018, 978 1 9997770 3 6

Jeremy Harding

Mimesis: African Soldier by John Akomfrah. Imperial War Museum, until 30 March 2018

Patrick Wright

Short Cuts: The Moral of Brenley Corner

Thomas Meaney

The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World by A.J. Baime. Doubleday, 431 pp., £20, February 2018, 978 0 85752 366 2
The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War by Benn Steil. Oxford, 606 pp., £25, March 2018, 978 0 19 875791 7

Thomas Jones

Brutus: The Noble Conspirator by Kathryn Tempest. Yale, 314 pp., £25, October 2017, 978 0 300 18009 1

Mike Jay

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy. Allen Lane, 404 pp., £20, May 2018, 978 0 241 34902 1

Rory Scothorne

Tom Nairn: ‘Painting Nationalism Red’? by Neal Ascherson. Democratic Left Scotland, 27 pp., £4, February 2018

Anne Wagner

Sophie Taeuber-Arp and the Avant Garde: A Biography by Roswitha Mair, translated by Damion Searls. Chicago, 222 pp., £41.50, September 2018, 978 0 226 31121 0

Esther Chadwick

At Tate Modern: Anni Albers

Christopher Tayler

The Roots of Heaven by Romain Gary, translated by Jonathan Griffin. Godine, 434 pp., $18.95, November 2018, 978 1 56792 626 2
Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary, translated by John Markham Beach. Penguin, 314 pp., £9.99, September 2018, 978 0 241 34763 8

Martha Sprackland

Poem: ‘Newcomer’

Andrew Lowry

Diary: Pyongyang’s Missing Millions

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