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Vol. 42 No. 7 · 2 April 2020

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

Julian Barnes

Modern Art by J.K. Huysmans, translated by Brendan King. Dedalus, 313 pp., £10.99, February 2019, 978 1 910213 99 5

Letters

Paul Cartledge, E.T.C. Dee, Harriet Griffey, Michael Walsh, Mike Mosher, Peter Kemp, Scott Herrick, Alistair Kefford, Hugh Epstein

David Runciman

Too early or too late?

Tom Crewe

Short Cuts: Five Victorian Marriages

William Davies

Society as a Broadband Network

Thomas Jones

Quaresima

James Meek

In 1348

John Guy

The Brothers York: An English Tragedy by Thomas Penn. Penguin, 688 pp., £12.99, April, 978 0 7181 9728 5
Richard III: The Self-Made King by Michael Hicks. Yale, 388 pp., £25, October 2019, 978 0 300 21429 1

Michael Wood

At the Movies: Pasolini’s ‘Teorema’

Neal Ascherson

The State of Secrecy: Spies and the Media in Britain by Richard Norton-Taylor. I.B. Tauris, 352 pp., £20, March 2019, 978 1 78831 218 9

Paul Muldoon

Poem: ‘The Bannisters’

Rivka Galchen

The Besieged City by Clarice Lispector, translated by Johnny Lorenz. Penguin, 224 pp., £8.99, August 2019, 978 0 241 37137 4
The Chandelier by Clarice Lispector, translated by Benjamin Moser and Magdalena Edwards. Penguin, 320 pp., £9.99, November 2019, 978 0 241 37134 3

Simon Morrison

Marius Petipa: The Emperor’s Ballet Master by Nadine Meisner. Oxford, 514 pp., £22.99, July 2019, 978 0 19 065929 5

Joanne O’Leary

At the Foundling Museum: ‘Portraying Pregnancy’

Rupert Thomson

The Letters of Flannery O’Connor and Caroline Gordon edited by Christine Flanagan. Georgia, 272 pp., £31.95, October 2018, 978 0 8203 5408 8

Joe Dunthorne

Childhood by Gerard Reve. Pushkin, 160 pp., £9.99, October 2019, 978 1 78227 459 9

Maureen N. McLane

Poem: ‘The Reach of the Sea’

Rosa Lyster

Diary: Where water used to be

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