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Vol. 41 No. 20 · 24 October 2019

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Vol. 41 No. 20 · 24 October 2019

Letters

Suzanne Shearer, Will Hadwen, Angus Doulton, Nick Matthews, David McDowall, Laurie Taylor, Patrick Parrinder, Penny Collier

Richard Lloyd Parry

The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure by Carl Hoffman. William Morrow, 347 pp., £14.74, March 2019, 978 0 06 243905 5

Judith Butler

Genius or Suicide

Mary Beard

On Rape by Germaine Greer. Bloomsbury, 96 pp., £12.99, September 2018, 978 1 5266 0840 6

Anne Carson

Poem: ‘Final Choral Ode’

Nicholas Spice

Debussy: A Painter in Sound by Stephen Walsh. Faber, 368 pp., £15.99, March 2018, 978 0 571 33016 4
Claude Debussy: A Critical Biography by François Lesure, translated by Marie Rolf. Rochester, 478 pp., £40, June 2019, 978 1 58046 903 6

Richard Taws

At King’s Cross: Amalia Pica’s ‘Semaphores’

James Wolcott

Sontag: Her Life by Benjamin Moser. Allen Lane, 832 pp., £30, September 2019, 978 0 241 00348 0

James Meek

The Dreamings of Dominic Cummings

David Bromwich

Short Cuts: Alexander Hamilton’s Worst Idea

Hal Foster

Richard Hamilton: Introspective by Phillip Spectre. König, 408 pp., £49, September 2019, 978 3 88375 695 0

Thomas Powers

The Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour – an Introduction by J.D. Salinger. Little, Brown, 1072 pp., $100, November 2018, 978 0 316 45071 3

Katherine Rundell

Consider the Hedgehog

Adam Shatz

A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion by Tom Segev. Head of Zeus, 804 pp., £30, August 2019, 978 1 78954 462 6

Neal Ascherson

Max Beaverbrook: Not Quite a Gentleman by Charles Williams. Biteback, 566 pp., £25, June 2019, 978 1 84954 746 8

Colin Burrow

On Ilya Kaminsky

Clare Bucknell

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. Hamish Hamilton, 452 pp., £16.99, May 2019, 978 0 241 36490 1

Adam Smyth

Spring by Ali Smith. Hamish Hamilton, 336 pp., £16.99, March 2019, 978 0 241 20704 8
The Porpoise by Mark Haddon. Chatto, 309 pp., £18.99, May 2019, 978 1 78474 282 9

Anne Enright

Diary: The Monsters of #MeToo

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