Vol. 43 No. 11 · 3 June 2021

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Cover Artist

Alexander Gorlizki

Thomas Nagel

Types of Intuition

Letters

Helen Pearce, Val Raworth, James Campbell, Chris Beausang, Kate Tranter, Cassandra Langer, Sarah Blair, Christopher Goulding, David Ritchie, Jim Holt, Peter Greenhill, Claire Lynn, Peter Warne, Ole Hansen

Rory Scothorne

Short Cuts: Not all Scots

Adam Shatz

Ghosts in the Land

James Butler

After Hartlepool

Chris Lintott

Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life beyond Earth by Avi Loeb. John Murray, 222 pp., £20, February, 978 1 5293 0482 4

Ange Mlinko

Poem: ‘The Mechanicals’

Joanne O’Leary

After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet by Julie Dobrow. Norton, 448 pp., £13.99, January 2020, 978 0 393 35749 3

Rye Dag Holmboe

In the Studio: Howard Hodgkin

James Lasdun

The Perfect Fascist: A Story of Love, Power and Morality in Mussolini’s Italy by Victoria de Grazia. Harvard, 517 pp., £28.95, August 2020, 978 0 674 98639 8

Rosemary Hill

Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery. William Collins, 512 pp., £9.99, October 2020, 978 0 00 832984 6

Christian Lorentzen

Beautiful Things: A Memoir by Hunter Biden. Gallery, 272 pp., £20, April, 978 1 3985 0719 7

Edward Luttwak

Goethe in China

Jonathan Parry

The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry Adams by David S. Brown. Scribner, 464 pp., £21.20, November 2020, 978 1 9821 2823 4

Vidyan Ravinthiran

Poem: ‘The Annupoorunyamal’

Jordan Sand

Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Woman’s Life in 19th-Century Japan by Amy Stanley. Chatto, 352 pp., £9.99, July 2020, 978 1 78470 230 4
Tokyo before Tokyo: Power and Magic in the Shogun’s City of Edo by Timon Screech. Reaktion, 240 pp., £25, September 2020, 978 1 78914 233 4

Krithika Varagur

The Son King: Reform and Repression in Saudi Arabia by Madawi Al-Rasheed. Hurst, 394 pp., £20, December 2020, 978 1 78738 379 1

J. Robert Lennon

Second Place by Rachel Cusk. Faber, 224 pp., £14.99, May, 978 0 571 36629 3

Nicole Flattery

Childhood, Youth, Dependency: The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen, translated by Tiina Nunnally and Michael Favela Goldman. Penguin, 384 pp., £9.99, January, 978 0 241 45757 3
The Faces by Tove Ditlevsen, translated by Tiina Nunnally. Penguin, 144 pp., £8.99, January, 978 0 241 39191 4

Jérôme Tubiana

Diary: In Darfur

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