Vol. 44 No. 7 · 7 April 2022

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Cover Artist

Alexander Gorlizki

Tom Stevenson

Things fall from the sky

Letters

David McDowall, Christopher Hilliard, Nicolas Barker, Ben Bethell, Ruth Wilson, Andy Connell, Martin Rose, Brandon Green, David Mills, Ian Britain

Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite

Brittle with Relics: A History of Wales, 1962-97 by Richard King. Faber, 526 pp., £25, February, 978 0 571 29564 7

Frances Webber

Short Cuts: Destroying the Asylum System

Julian Barnes

Lartigue: The Boy and the Belle Époque by Louise Baring. Thames and Hudson, 192 pp., £28, April 2020, 978 0 500 02130 9
Jacques Henri Lartigue: The Invention of Happiness by Denis Curti, Marion Perceval and Charles-Antoine Revol. Marsilio, 208 pp., £40, July 2020, 978 88 297 0527 6

Rosemary Hill

Dinner with Joseph Johnson: Books and Friendship in a Revolutionary Age by Daisy Hay. Chatto, 518 pp., £25, April, 978 1 78474 018 4

Nicholas Penny

At the Ikon Gallery: Carlo Crivelli

Matthew Karp

Robert E. Lee: A Life by Allen Guelzo. Knopf, 585 pp., $27.99, September 2021, 978 1 101 94622 0

Gavin Francis

On Antibiotic Resistance

Kevin Okoth

Black Marxism by Cedric Robinson. Penguin, 436 pp., £12.99, February 2021, 978 0 241 51417 7
Cedric Robinson: The Time of the Black Radical Tradition by Joshua Myers. Polity, 276 pp., £17.99, September 2021, 978 1 5095 3792 1

Adam Mars-Jones

When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut, translated by Adrian Nathan West. Pushkin, 192 pp., £8.99, May 2021, 978 1 78227 614 2

Gazelle Mba

On Roy DeCarava

Lydia H. Liu

Kingdom of Characters: A Tale of Language, Obsession and Genius in Modern China by Jing Tsu. Allen Lane, 314 pp., £20, January, 978 0 241 29585 4

John Gallagher

Old Thiess, a Livonian Werewolf: A Classic Case in Comparative Perspective by Carlo Ginzburg and Bruce Lincoln. Chicago, 289 pp., £20, March 2020, 978 0 226 67441 4

Maureen N. McLane

Poem: ‘Season’

Michael Hofmann

Michel the Giant: An African in Greenland by Tété-Michel Kpomassie, translated by James Kirkup. Penguin, 328 pp., £9.99, February, 978 0 241 55453 1

Chris Mullin

Diary: In Court, Again

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