Vol. 44 No. 14 · 21 July 2022

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Jon McNaught


Jim Berrow, Charles Harris, Thomas Meaney, Rob Wills, Fara Dabhoiwala, Justin Horton, David Lonie, Jonathan Rée, Lawrence Duggan, Celina Fox

Barbara Newman

Uncertain Refuge: Sanctuary in the Literature of Medieval England by Elizabeth Allen. Pennsylvania, 311 pp., £52, October 2021, 978 0 8122 5344 3

Madeleine Schwartz

Trial’s End

After Roe v. Wade

Elif Batuman, Edna Bonhomme, Hazel V. Carby, Linda Colley, Meehan Crist, Anne Enright, Lorna Finlayson, Lisa Hallgarten, Jayne Kavanagh, Sophie Lewis, Maureen N. McLane, Erin Maglaque, Gazelle Mba, Azadeh Moaveni, Toril Moi, Joanne O’Leary, Niela Orr, Lauren Oyler, Susan Pedersen, Jacqueline Rose, Madeleine Schwartz, Arianne Shahvisi, Chaohua Wang, Marina Warner, Bee Wilson, Emily Witt

David Runciman

Short Cuts: At Blair’s Gathering

James Butler

Johnson’s Downfall

Abigail Green

In the Midst of Civilised Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-21 and the Onset of the Holocaust by Jeffrey Veidlinger. Picador, 480 pp., £30, November 2021, 978 1 5098 6744 8

Andrew Liu

The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics by Mae Ngai. Norton, 440 pp., £21.99, September 2021, 978 0 393 63416 7

Michael Ledger-Lomas

The Last Emperor of Mexico: A Disaster in the New World by Edward Shawcross. Faber, 336 pp., £20, January, 978 0 571 36057 4
King Leopold’s Ghostwriter: The Creation of Persons and States in the 19th Century by Andrew Fitzmaurice. Princeton, 592 pp., £35, February, 978 0 691 14869 4
The Kaiser and the Colonies: Monarchy in the Age of Empire by Matthew Fitzpatrick. Oxford, 416 pp., £90, February, 978 0 19 289703 9

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Illusions perdues’

Rye Dag Holmboe

Speaking East: The Strange and Enchanted Life of Isidore Isou by Andrew Hussey. Reaktion, 328 pp., £20, September 2021, 978 1 78914 492 5

Benjamin Markovits

Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks by Chris Herring. Atria, 368 pp., £23.95, January, 978 1 9821 3211 8

Thomas Jones

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley: Vol. VII edited by Nora Crook. Johns Hopkins, 931 pp., £103.50, May 2021, 978 1 4214 3783 5

Anne Wagner

At the Pinault Collection: Charles Ray

J. Robert Lennon

The Anomaly by Hervé Le Tellier, translated by Adriana Hunter. Michael Joseph, 327 pp., £14.99, January, 978 0 241 54048 0

Robert Crawford

Poem: ‘Tank’

Michael Hofmann

All My Cats by Bohumil Hrabal, translated by Paul Wilson. Penguin, 96 pp., £7.99, August 2020, 978 0 241 42219 9

Tom White

Bad Dust

Mimi Jiang

Diary: Shanghai Shelf Life

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