Vol. 43 No. 8 · 22 April 2021

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

John Lanchester

Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula by Laleh Khalili. Verso, 368 pp., £20, April 2020, 978 1 78663 481 8

Letters

Lawrence Denholm, Stefan Collini, Sven Neth, Paul O’Brien, Carol Maibach, Stephen Ackroyd, Alexander Verney-Elliott, Evelyn Toynton, Robert Gifford, Perry Anderson

Adam Tooze

Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics and the Fight for a Better Future by Paul Krugman. Norton, 444 pp., £13.99, February, 978 0 393 54132 8

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

Julian Barnes

Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal. Chatto, 182 pp., £14.99, April, 978 1 78474 431 1
The House of Fragile Things: Jewish Art Collectors and the Fall of France by James McAuley. Yale, 301 pp., £25, March, 978 0 300 23337 7

Jan-Werner Müller

Short Cuts: Blame Brussels

Lisa Cohen

Patch Work: A Life among Clothes by Claire Wilcox. Bloomsbury, 270 pp., £16.99, November 2020, 978 1 5266 1439 1

Emily Witt

No One Is Talking about This by Patricia Lockwood. Bloomsbury, 210 pp., £14.99, February, 978 1 5266 2976 0

Rae Armantrout

Poem: ‘Too Much Information’

Rivka Galchen

The Idea of the Brain by Matthew Cobb. Profile, 470 pp., £12.99, March, 978 1 78125 590 2
The Future of Brain Repair: A Realist’s Guide to Stem Cell Therapy by Jack Price. MIT, 270 pp., £25, April 2020, 978 0 262 04375 5
Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain by David Eagleman. Canongate, 316 pp., £20, August 2020, 978 1 83885 096 8

James Romm

The Invention of Medicine by Robin Lane Fox. Allen Lane, 403 pp., £25, September 2020, 978 0 241 27705 8

Irina Dumitrescu

Women, Writing and Religion in England and Beyond, 650-1100 by Diane Watt. Bloomsbury, 240 pp., £28.99, February, 978 1 350 23972 2

Richard J. Evans

Ruin and Renewal: Civilising Europe after World War Two by Paul Betts. Profile, 536 pp., £25, November 2020, 978 1 78816 109 1

Lili Owen Rowlands

Moi Aussi

Stephen W. Smith

Philanthropic Imperialism

James Meek

Absolute Zero by Artem Chekh, translated by Olena Jennings and Oksana Lutsyshyna. Glagoslav, 154 pp., £17.99, July 2020, 978 1 912894 67 3
The Monastery by Zakhar Prilepin, translated by Nicholas Kotar. Glagoslav, 660 pp., £24.99, July 2020, 978 1 912894 78 9

Martha Barratt

At Camden Arts Centre: ‘The Botanical Mind’

Edmund Gordon

How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang. Virago, 336 pp., £8.99, April, 978 0 349 01145 5

Andrea Brady

how to carry water: Selected Poems by Lucille Clifton, edited by Aracelis Girmay. BOA, 256 pp., £19.99, September 2020, 978 1 950774 14 2

Tom Crewe

Diary: Homelooseness

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