Vol. 43 No. 20 · 21 October 2021

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Vol. 43 No. 20 · 21 October 2021

Stephen Sedley

A Decent Death

Letters

David P. Solomon, J. Mark Smith, Anne Summers, Michael Hanks, Tom Weisselberg, Roger Morsley-Smith, Timothy Knapman, Alex Collins, Jeff Curtis

Joanna Biggs

Exteriors by Annie Ernaux, translated by Tanya Leslie. Fitzcarraldo, 74 pp., £8.99, September, 978 1 913097 68 4

Brian Dillon

At Sadie Coles: Helen Marten

Patrick McGuinness

The Sea View Has Me Again: Uwe Johnson in Sheerness by Patrick Wright. Repeater, 751 pp., £20, June, 978 1 913462 58 1

Frederick Wilmot-Smith

Short Cuts: Plainly Unconstitutional

Ferdinand Mount

The Dreadful Monster and Its Poor Relations: Taxing, Spending and the United Kingdom, 1707-2021 by Julian Hoppit. Allen Lane, 324 pp., £25, May, 978 0 241 43442 0

Sam Riviere

Poem: ‘David as an Ape’

Rebecca E. Karl

How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market Reform Debate by Isabella Weber. Routledge, 358 pp., £29.99, May, 978 1 03 200849 3

Owen Hatherley

Building a New World: Amerikanizm in Russian Architecture by Jean-Louis Cohen. Yale, 544 pp., £30, September 2020, 978 0 300 24815 9
Moscow Monumental: Soviet Skyscrapers and Urban Life in Stalin’s Capital by Katherine Zubovich. Princeton, 280 pp., £34, January, 978 0 691 17890 5

Stephanie Burt

On Cortney Lamar Charleston

Rosemary Hill

John Craxton: A Life of Gifts by Ian Collins. Yale, 383 pp., £25, May, 978 0 300 25529 4

Christian Lorentzen

Bewilderment by Richard Powers. Heinemann, 278 pp., £18.99, September, 978 1 78515 263 4

Elisabeth Ladenson

On Gertrude Beasley

Michael Taylor

Not Made by Slaves: Ethical Capitalism in the Age of Abolition by Bronwen Everill. Harvard, 318 pp., £31.95, September 2020, 978 0 674 24098 8

Deborah Friedell

Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen. Fourth Estate, 592 pp., £20, October, 978 0 00 830889 6

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘No Time to Die’

Emily Wilson

Four Plays by Aristophanes, translated by Aaron Poochigian. Norton, 398 pp., £29.75, March, 978 1 63149 650 9

Maggie Kilgour

Poet of Revolution: The Making of John Milton by Nicholas McDowell. Princeton, 494 pp., £30, October 2020, 978 0 691 15469 5

Stefan Tarnowski

Diary: In Lebanon

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