Vol. 42 No. 6 · 19 March 2020

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Cover Artist

Alexander Gorlizki

Richard Lloyd Parry

Akihito and the Sorrows of Japan

Letters

Chris Patten, John Lanchester, Matt Rickard, Marina Warner, Sandy Craig, Annie Warburton, Robert Fort, Alexandre Zagoskin, Elwyn Jenkins, Daniel Linehan, Jeremy Moon, Colin Munro, Ian Jack, Philip Hensher, Stephen Timmins, Joe Fyfe, Rupert Read, Daniel Greenwood

Colin Burrow

The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel. Fourth Estate, 883 pp., £25, March, 978 0 00 748099 9

Abigail Green

Time and Power: Visions of History in German Politics from the Thirty Years’ War to the Third Reich by Christopher Clark. Princeton, 295 pp., £25, January 2019, 978 0 691 18165 3

James Butler

The BBC on the Rack

Rupert Beale

Short Cuts: Wash Your Hands

Aijaz Ahmad

The RSS: A Menace to India by A.G. Noorani. LeftWord, 547 pp., £33.75, September 2019, 978 81 934666 8 1
Messengers of Hindu Nationalism: How the RSS Reshaped India by Walter Andersen and Shridhar Damle. Hurst, 405 pp., £25, April 2019, 978 1 78738 025 7

Ian Patterson

Two Poems

Edward Luttwak

Great State: China and the World by Timothy Brook. Profile, 464 pp., £25, September 2019, 978 1 78125 828 6

Michael Kulikowski

Nero: Emperor and Court by John Drinkwater. Cambridge, 483 pp., £32.99, January 2019, 978 1 108 47264 7

Jan-Werner Müller

Good Government: Democracy beyond Elections by Pierre Rosanvallon, translated by Malcolm DeBevoise. Harvard, 338 pp., £32.95, March 2018, 978 0 674 97943 7
Notre Histoire intellectuelle et politique 1968-2018 by Pierre Rosanvallon. Seuil, 448 pp., €22.50, August 2018, 978 2 02 135125 5

Chris Mullin

At DFID

Jonathan Steele

The Unsettling of Europe: The Great Migration, 1945 to the Present by Peter Gatrell. Allen Lane, 548 pp., £30, August 2019, 978 0 241 29045 3

Adam Mars-Jones

Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sophie Hughes. Fitzcarraldo, 232 pp., £12.99, February, 978 1 913097 09 7

Michael Hofmann

On Lawrence Joseph

Adam Thirlwell

Empty Words by Mario Levrero, translated by Annie McDermott. And Other Stories, 152 pp., £8.99, May 2019, 978 1 911508 50 2

Lili Owen Rowlands

Life with Picasso by Françoise Gilot and Carlton Lake. NYRB, 384 pp., $17.95, June 2019, 978 1 68137 319 5

Hal Foster

Ubu Jarry

Christopher de Bellaigue

Diary: ‘Mummy est morte’

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