Vol. 34 No. 8 · 26 April 2012

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Jon McNaught

Perry Anderson

Threads and Traces: True False Fictive by Carlo Ginzburg, translated by Anne Tedeschi and John Tedeschi. California, 328 pp., £20.95, January 2012, 978 0 520 25961 4


Niall Mulholland, James Stewart, Stephen Low, Edward Robinson, Andrew Wilton, Dennis Cunningham, Kenneth Rower, Stephen Greenberg, Hilary Rose and Steven Rose, Rex Bloomstein, Adam Oliver, Seán Haldane, Jim Brennan, Louis Blom-Cooper, Jannie Armstrong, Elizabeth Boyle, Ira Katznelson, Stuart Walton, Thomas Jones, Andrew Digenes, Vernon Bogdanor

Eric Hobsbawm

After the Cold War

Mary Beard

Caligula: A Biography by Aloys Winterling, translated by Deborah Lucas Scheider, Glenn Most and Paul Psoinos. California, 229 pp., £24.95, October 2011, 978 0 520 24895 3

Charles Nicholl

‘The Battle of Anghiari’

Richard Lloyd Parry

The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi by Peter Popham. Rider, 446 pp., £20, November 2011, 978 1 84604 248 5

John Lanchester

Short Cuts: James Cameron under Water

John Watts

Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn. Penguin, 448 pp., £8.99, March 2012, 978 0 14 104053 0

Ferdinand Mount

The Red Dean of Canterbury: The Public and Private Faces of Hewlett Johnson by John Butler. Scala, 292 pp., £16.95, September 2011, 978 1 85759 736 3

Jacqueline Rose

A Rumbling of Things Unknown: Marilyn Monroe

Anne Carson

Poem: ‘No One Could Relax around Jezebel’

Jennifer Szalai

Sátántango by László Krasznahorkai, translated by George Szirtes. Atlantic, 320 pp., £12.99, May 2012, 978 1 84887 764 1

T.J. Clark

Poem: ‘At Sils-Maria’

Paul Grimstad

Impressions of Africa by Raymond Roussel, translated by Mark Polizzotti. Dalkey, 280 pp., £10.99, June 2011, 978 1 56478 624 1
New Impressions of Africa by Raymond Roussel, translated by Mark Ford. Princeton, 264 pp., £16.95, April 2011, 978 0 691 14459 7

Andrew O’Hagan

At the National Portrait Gallery: Lucian Freud

Dinah Birch

Thicker than Water: Siblings and Their Relations 1780-1920 by Leonore Davidoff. Oxford, 449 pp., £35, November 2011, 978 0 19 954648 0

Katrina Forrester

After ‘The Open Society’: Selected Social and Political Writings by Karl Popper, edited by Jeremy Shearmur and Piers Norris Turner. Routledge, 493 pp., £16.99, August 2011, 978 0 415 61023 0

James Meek

Diary: Bobos for Boris?

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