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Vol. 42 No. 11 · 4 June 2020

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Cover Artist

Jon McNaught

Eliot Weinberger

The American Virus

Letters

Roland Salmon, Matthew Barr, Alexander Wyndham Ashworth, David Cressy, Jamie Jackson, Robert Boon, M.J. Taylor, Andrew Kozelka, Melanie Hawthorne, John Eklund

John Lanchester

Maigret’s Room

Diane Williams

Story: ‘Have a Seat in the Big Black Chair’

Colin Burrow

Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick by Richard J. King. Chicago, 430 pp., £23, November 2019, 978 0 226 51496 3
Complete Poems by Herman Melville, edited by Hershel Parker. Library of America, 990 pp., £37.99, August 2019, 978 1 59853 618 8

Long Ling

In Beijing

Rosemary Hill

Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown by Anne Glenconner. Hodder, 336 pp., £20, October 2019, 978 1 5293 5906 0

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Arkansas’

Susan Pedersen

Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution by Selina Todd. Chatto, 304 pp., £18.99, August 2019, 978 1 78474 082 5
A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney. Methuen, 112 pp., £14.44, November 2019, 978 1 350 13495 9

Jane Miller

At Home

Helen Pfeifer

Useful Enemies: Islam and the Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought 1450-1750 by Noel Malcolm. Oxford, 512 pp., £25, May 2019, 978 0 19 883013 9

Blake Morrison

Poem: ‘Muntjac’

Geoff Mann

Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Harvard, 1150 pp., £31.95, March, 978 0 674 98082 2

Jérôme Tubiana

Short Cuts: In Tripoli

Christopher Tayler

The Death of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee. Harvill Secker, 208 pp., £18.99, January, 978 1 78730 211 2

Nicola Jennings

At Auckland Castle: Francisco de Zurbarán

Steven Shapin

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator by Timothy Winegard. Text, 300 pp., £12.99, September 2019, 978 1 911231 12 7

Nicholas Spice

Diary: In the Isolation Room

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