Vol. 43 No. 16 · 12 August 2021

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Vol. 43 No. 16 · 12 August 2021

David Runciman

Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency by Michael Wolff. Bridge Street, 336 pp., £20, July, 978 1 4087 1464 5

Letters

David West, Lauro Martines, Penelope Farmer, Chris Mullin, Stephen Potter, Gene Feder, Peter Baker, Finnian Brewer, Matthew Barr, John Bailey, Frances Thomas

Patricia Lockwood

Bear by Marian Engel. Daunt, 176 pp., £9.99, April, 978 1 911547 94 5

Josephine Quinn

At the Soane Museum: ‘The Romance of Ruins’

Andrew O’Hagan

The Bench by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, illustrated by Christian Robinson. Puffin, 40 pp., £12.99, May, 978 0 241 54221 7
Her Heart for a Compass by Sarah, Duchess of York. Mills & Boon, 549 pp., £14.99, August, 978 0 00 838360 2

Neal Ascherson

Culloden: Battle & Aftermath by Paul O’Keeffe. Bodley Head, 432 pp., £25, January, 978 1 84792 412 4

Lidija Haas

At MoMA PS1: Niki de Saint Phalle

Charles Glass

The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War – A Tragedy in Three Acts by Scott Anderson. Picador, 576 pp., £20, February, 978 1 5290 4247 4

Adewale Maja-Pearce

The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution by Dan Hicks. Pluto, 368 pp., £20, November 2020, 978 0 7453 4176 7
Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes by Barnaby Phillips. Oneworld, 388 pp., £20, April, 978 1 78607 935 0

Michael Wood

At the Movies: Bette Davis

Colm Tóibín

Pessoa: An Experimental Life by Richard Zenith. Allen Lane, 1088 pp., £40, July, 978 0 241 53413 7

Tom Crewe

Short Cuts: Found Objects

Clair Wills

Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett. Cape, 224 pp., £14.99, August, 978 1 78733 354 3

David Trotter

Selected Stories by Elizabeth Bowen, edited by Tessa Hadley. Vintage, 320 pp., £14.99, April, 978 1 78487 715 6
The Hotel by Elizabeth Bowen. Anchor, 256 pp., $16, August 2020, 978 0 593 08065 8
Friends and Relations by Elizabeth Bowen. Anchor, 224 pp., $16, August 2020, 978 0 593 08067 2

Julia Bryan-Wilson

On Diego Rivera

Jon Day

The Russian Affair: The True Story of the Couple who Uncovered the Greatest Sporting Scandal by David Walsh. Simon and Schuster, 384 pp., £9.99, July, 978 1 4711 5818 6
The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Russia’s Secret Doping Empire by Grigory Rodchenkov. W.H. Allen, 320 pp., £8.99, July, 978 0 7535 5335 0

Michael Kulikowski

The Selected Letters of Cassiodorus: A Sixth-Century Sourcebook translated and edited by M. Shane Bjornlie. California, 328 pp., £25, September 2020, 978 0 520 29734 0

Ange Mlinko

Poem: ‘Moth Orchid’

Lydia Davis

One French City

Sophie Smith

Diary: A Free Speech Agenda

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