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Vol. 41 No. 11 · 6 June 2019

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Anne Rothenstein

Meehan Crist

‘Silent Spring’ and Other Writings on the Environment by Rachel Carson, edited by Sandra Steingraber. Library of America, 546 pp., £29.99, March 2018, 978 1 59853 560 0

Letters

Kristin Surak, Richard Davenport-Hines, Matthew Fraser, Barbara Taylor, Martin Rathfelder, Matthew Topham, Jon Blanchard, Rachael Beale, Michael Poole, Daniel Davies, David Wilson, Susie Thomas, Benjamin Bradley, Charles Glass

Michael Dobson

Shakespeare’s Lyric Stage: Myth, Music and Poetry in the Last Plays by Seth Lerer. Chicago, 276 pp., £20.50, November 2018, 978 0 226 58254 2

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘Whereas I had not yet in this life seen’

Ferdinand Mount

Why we go to war

Tom Crewe

Short Cuts: Chicanery and Fantasy

David Runciman

The Mueller Report: Presented With Related Materials by the ‘Washington Post’  Simon and Schuster, 736 pp., £12.99, May 2019, 978 1 4711 8617 2

John Lanchester

You win or you die

Richard J. Evans

Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer: From Inner Emigration to the Moral Reconstruction of West Germany by Volker Berghahn. Princeton, 277 pp., £35, December 2018, 978 0 691 17963 6

James Meek

Novels, Tales, Journeys by Aleksandr Pushkin, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Penguin, 512 pp., £9.99, October 2017, 978 0 241 29037 8

John-Paul Stonard

At the British Museum: ‘Edvard Munch: Love and Angst’

Marina Warner

Big and Small: A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies by Lynne Vallone. Yale, 339 pp., £20, November 2017, 978 0 300 22886 1

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Christian Lorentzen

Hark by Sam Lipsyte. Granta, 304 pp., £12.99, March 2019, 978 1 78378 321 2

James Lasdun

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep. Heinemann, 314 pp., £20, May 2019, 978 1 78515 073 9

Ben Jackson

The Grandmaster: Magnus Carlsen and the Match that Made Chess Great Again by Brin-Jonathan Butler. Simon and Schuster, 211 pp., £12.99, November 2018, 978 1 9821 0728 4
Game Changer: AlphaZero’s Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI by Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan. New in Chess, 416 pp., £19.95, January 2019, 978 90 5691 818 7

Tariq Ali

Modi does it again

Long Ling

Diary: Drowning in the City

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