Vol. 43 No. 2 · 21 January 2021

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Jon McNaught

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Vol. 43 No. 2 · 21 January 2021

Perry Anderson

The Breakaway

Letters

Adam Lechmere, James Hall, Sophus Helle, Rhoda Koenig, Nicholas Tracy, Martin Rudwick, David Elstein, Bob Hall

Colin Burrow

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations edited by David Streitfeld. Melville House, 180 pp., £12.99, February 2019, 978 1 61219 779 1
The Carrier Bag Theory Of Fiction by Ursula K. Le Guin. Ignota, 42 pp., £4.99, November 2019, 978 1 9996759 9 8

Madeleine Schwartz

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh. Penguin, 240 pp., £8.99, April 2019, 978 0 241 98301 0
Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh. Hamish Hamilton, 304 pp., £12.99, August 2020, 978 0 241 40445 4

Jane Miller

News from No One

Colm Tóibín

The Bergoglio Smile

James Butler

At the British Museum: Tantra

Hazel V. Carby

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Allen Lane, 476 pp., £20, August 2020, 978 0 241 48651 1

Randall Kennedy

Cynical Realism

Adam Shatz

Short Cuts: The Four-Year Assault

J. Robert Lennon

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh. Cape, 259 pp., £14.99, August 2020, 978 1 78733 220 1

Andrew O’Hagan

Sea State by Tabitha Lasley. Fourth Estate, 227 pp., £14.99, February, 978 0 00 839093 8

Linda Gregerson

Poem: ‘Archival’

Michael Hofmann

Slashed, Red and Dead

Niela Orr

The Masks of Doom

Gavin Francis

Written in Bone: Hidden Stories in What We Leave Behind by Sue Black. Doubleday, 359 pp., £18.99, September 2020, 978 0 85752 690 8

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Mank’

Paul Taylor

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence: Reckoning and Judgment by Brian Cantwell Smith. MIT, 157 pp., £20, October 2019, 978 0 262 04304 5
Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust by Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis. Ballantine, 304 pp., £22.50, September 2019, 978 1 5247 4825 8
The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect by Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie. Penguin, 418 pp., £10.99, May 2019, 978 0 14 198241 0

Nathan Thrall

The Separate Regimes Delusion

Long Ling

Diary: At the Temple

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