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Vol. 41 No. 14 · 18 July 2019

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Cover Artist

Naomi Frears

Letters

Laura Moss, Huw Kyffin, Ian Rumfitt, Henry Day, Blaine Stothard, Peter Malpass, Colin Burrow, Ken Head, Adam Sisman, Richard Bunce, Ben Grant

John Lanchester

Good New Idea

Seamus Perry

W.S. Graham: New Selected Poems edited by Matthew Francis. Faber, 144 pp., £12.99, September 2018, 978 0 571 34844 2
W.S. Graham edited by Michael Hofmann. NYRB, 152 pp., £9.99, October 2018, 978 1 68137 276 1

Andrew O’Hagan

At the Grand Palais

Mike Jay

Red Round Globe Hot Burning: A Tale at the Crossroads of Commons and Culture, of Love and Terror, of Race and Class and of Kate and Ned Despard by Peter Linebaugh. California, 408 pp., £27, March 2019, 978 0 520 29946 7

William Davies

Short Cuts: Reasons to be Cheerful

Adam Tooze

Die Getriebenen: Merkel und die Flüchtlingspolitik – Report aus dem Innern der Macht by Robin Alexander. Siedler, 288 pp., €19.99, March 2017, 978 3 8275 0093 9
Die SPD: Biographie einer Partei von Ferdinand Lassalle bis Andrea Nahles by Franz Walter. Rowohlt, 416 pp., €16, June 2018, 978 3 499 63445 1
Germany’s Hidden Crisis: Social Decline in the Heart of Europe by Oliver Nachtwey, translated by Loren Balhorn and David Fernbach. Verso, 247 pp., £16.99, November 2018, 978 1 78663 634 8
Die Schulz Story: Ein Jahr zwischen Höhenflug und Absturz by Markus Feldenkirchen. DVA, 320 pp., €20, March 2018, 978 3 421 04821 9

Eleanor Nairne

At Tate Liverpool: Keith Haring

Michael Hofmann

The Train Was on Time by Heinrich Böll, translated by Leila Vennewitz. Penguin, 108 pp., £8.99, April 2019, 978 0 241 37038 4

Lucie Elven

The Girl on the Via Flaminia by Alfred Hayes. Penguin, 151 pp., £7.99, August 2018, 978 0 241 34232 9
My Face for the World to See by Alfred Hayes. Penguin, 119 pp., £7.99, May 2018, 978 0 241 34230 5
In Love by Alfred Hayes. Penguin, 120 pp., £7.99, January 2018, 978 0 241 30713 7

Stephanie Burt

On Sophie Collins

Owen Bennett-Jones

Pakistan’s Nuclear Bomb: A Story of Defiance, Deterrence and Deviance by Hassan Abbas. Hurst, 341 pp., £25, January 2018, 978 1 84904 715 9

Clare Bucknell

Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the 18th-Century Imagination by Noelle Gallagher. Yale, 288 pp., £55, March 2019, 978 0 300 21705 6

Steven Rose

Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science by Audra J. Wolfe. Johns Hopkins, 302 pp., £22, January 2019, 978 1 4214 2673 0

Brian Dillon

At the Duveen Galleries: ‘The Asset Strippers’

Chris Mullin

Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-75 by Max Hastings. Collins, 722 pp., £9.99, May 2019, 978 0 00 813301 6

Cheli Durán

Diary: No me olvides

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