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Vol. 40 No. 24 · 20 December 2018

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Alexander Gorlizki

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Vol. 40 No. 24 · 20 December 2018

John Lanchester

The Case of Agatha Christie

Letters

Nicholas Wade, Meehan Crist, Peter Kornicki, Ian Wright, Eric Gordon, Conrad Barwa, Charles Turner, Michael Jubb, Alison Sealey, Roger Fieldhouse, David Gordon, Anthony King, Thomas Jones, Ben Carver

Joanna Biggs

The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Vol. I: 1940-56 edited by Peter Steinberg and Karen Kukil. Faber, 1388 pp., £35, September 2017, 978 0 571 32899 4
The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Vol. II: 1956-63 edited by Peter Steinberg and Karen Kukil. Faber, 1025 pp., £35, September 2018, 978 0 571 33920 4

Andrew O’Hagan

Lost Property

Danny Dorling

Short Cuts: Homelessness

T.J. Clark

Mantegna and Bellini  National Gallery, London, until 27 January 2018

Tom Crewe

Story: ‘Mr Gladstone’s Funeral’

Ella Frears

Poem: ‘And Sand and Sand and Sand’

Tom Shippey

King Arthur: the Making of the Legend by Nicholas Higham. Yale, 380 pp., £25, October 2018, 978 0 300 21092 7

Tim Whitmarsh

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion edited by Esther Eidinow and Julia Kindt. Oxford, 736 pp., £30, December 2017, 978 0 19 881017 9

Norman Dombey

Poison and the Bomb

Owen Bennett-Jones

Can’t Afford to Tell the Truth

Hal Foster

At MoMA: Bruce Nauman

Katrina Navickas

Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre by Jacqueline Riding. Head of Zeus, 386 pp., £25, October 2018, 978 1 78669 583 3

Michael Hofmann

Like a Fading Shadow by Antonio Muñoz Molina, translated by Camilo A. Ramirez. Serpent’s Tail, 310 pp., £9.99, May 2018, 978 1 78125 894 1

Robert VanderMolen

Poem: ‘Roads and Trails’

John Lahr

Lady Sings the Blues by Billie Holiday. Penguin, 179 pp., £9.99, November 2018, 978 0 241 35129 1

Patrick McGuinness

On Joan Murray

John Kerrigan

Ladies’ Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy by Yopie Prins. Princeton, 297 pp., £24, April 2017, 978 0 691 14189 3
Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages by Tanya Pollard. Oxford, 331 pp., £60, September 2017, 978 0 19 879311 3
Eclipse of Action: Tragedy and Political Economy by Richard Halpern. Chicago, 313 pp., £34, April 2017, 978 0 226 43365 3
Samson Agonistes: A Redramatisation after Milton by John Kinsella. Arc, 109 pp., £10.99, October 2018, 978 1 911469 55 1

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Hale County This Morning, This Evening’

Inigo Thomas

Diary: Berry Bros

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