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Vol. 42 No. 10 · 21 May 2020

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Alexander Gorlizki

Eric Foner

Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? by Alexander Keyssar. Harvard, 544 pp., £28.95, May, 978 0 674 66015 1
Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College by Jesse Wegman. St Martin’s Press, 304 pp., $24.50, March, 978 1 250 22197 1

Letters

Mary Evans, Lydia Hill, Neil Foxlee, Jacqueline Rose, Bryn Jones, Editor, ‘London Review’

Andrew O’Hagan

Bournemouth

Rupert Beale

Short Cuts: How to Block Spike

Anne Carson

Poem: ‘Lark’

Edward Luttwak

Mussolini’s War: Fascist Italy from Triumph to Collapse, 1935-43 by John Gooch. Allen Lane, 576 pp., £30, May, 978 0 241 18570 4

Seamus Perry

Poems Written Abroad: The Lilly Library Manuscript by Stephen Spender. Indiana, 112 pp., £27.99, July 2019, 978 0 253 04167 8

Michael Wood

The Idea of Perfection: The Poetry and Prose of Paul Valéry translated by Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody. Farrar, Straus, 352 pp., £32, April, 978 0 374 29848 7

Michael Hofmann

Not in Spanish

Stephen Sedley

High Principle, Low Politics and the Emergence of the Supreme Court by Frederic Reynold. Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, 154 pp., £14.95, September 2019, 978 0 85490 283 5

Adom Getachew

Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent by Priyamvada Gopal. Verso, 607 pp., £25, June 2019, 978 1 78478 412 6

Mike Jay

At Las Pozas: Edward James’s Sculpture Garden

Emily Witt

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell. Fourth Estate, 384 pp., £12.99, March, 978 0 00 834224 1

Jonathan Meades

Archigram: The Book edited by Dennis Crompton. Circa, 300 pp., £95, November 2018, 978 1 911422 04 4

Chloë Daniel

Love at Last Sight: Dating, Intimacy and Risk in Turn of the Century Berlin by Tyler Carrington. Oxford, 248 pp., £22.99, February 2019, 978 0 19 091776 0

Clare Bucknell

Instapoetry

Rory Scothorne

Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot: The Great Mistake of Scottish Independence by John Lloyd. Polity, 224 pp., £20, April, 978 1 5095 4266 6
The Literary Politics of Scottish Devolution: Voice, Class, Nation by Scott Hames. Edinburgh, 352 pp., £24.99, November 2019, 978 1 4744 1814 0

Iain Sinclair

Diary: In Guy Vaes’s Footsteps

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