Vol. 41 No. 8 · 18 April 2019

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Anne Rothenstein

Colm Tóibín

Instead of shaking all over, I read the newspapers. I listened to the radio. I had my lunch


Kim Wagner, Bob Beck, Jem Thomas, Maxwell Young, John Dewey, Rob Priest, Lee De Cola, Mahendra Singh

David Bromwich

Short Cuts: Mueller Time

Jonathan Parry

The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History, 1800-2000 edited by David Brown, Robert Crowcroft and Gordon Pentland. Oxford, 626 pp., £95, April 2018, 978 0 19 871489 7

Heather Christle

Poem: ‘What do I remember that was shaped as this thing is shaped’

Susan Pedersen

Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History by Richard J. Evans. Little, Brown, 800 pp., £35, February 2019, 978 1 4087 0741 8

Christina Riggs

Mr Five Per Cent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the World’s Richest Man by Jonathan Conlin. Profile, 402 pp., £25, January 2019, 978 1 78816 042 1

Katherine Rundell

Consider the Golden Mole

Daniel Trilling

Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities by Eric Kaufman. Allen Lane, 617 pp., £25, October 2018, 978 0 241 31710 5
National Populism: The Revolt against Liberal Democracy by Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin. Pelican, 384 pp., £9.99, October 2018, 978 0 241 31200 1

Jeremy Harding

At Tate Britain: Don McCullin

Robert Crawford

The Letters of T.S. Eliot, Volume VIII: 1936-38 edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden. Faber, 1100 pp., £50, January 2019, 978 0 571 31638 0

Jonathan Rée

Being and Nothingness: An Essay in Phenomenology and Ontology by Jean-Paul Sartre, translated by Sarah Richmond. Routledge, 848 pp., £45, June 2019, 978 0 415 52911 2

Michael Wood

It’s Hard to Stop

Madeleine Schwartz

Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald. Handheld Press, 268 pp., £12.99, January 2019, 978 1 9998280 4 2

Paul Batchelor

Poem: ‘A Form of Words’

Ange Mlinko

The Collected Stories by Diane Williams. Soho, 764 pp., £20, October 2018, 978 1 61695 982 1

Donald MacKenzie

Pick a nonce and try a hash

Eleanor Birne

At Piano Nobile

Andrew O’Hagan

Diary: Orders of Service

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