Vol. 42 No. 22 · 19 November 2020

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Anne Rothenstein

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Vol. 42 No. 22 · 19 November 2020

Letters

Stephen Romer, Jon Day, Tony Judge, Elizabeth Vandiver, Matt Shenton, Laurence Carter, Vanessa Sherlock, David Kronenfeld, Ben Knights

Julian Barnes

The Letters of Edgar Degas edited by Theodore Reff. Wildenstein Plattner Institute, 1464 pp., £150, June, 978 0 9988175 1 4

Adam Shatz

Why go high?

Mike Davis

Short Cuts: Rio Grande Valley Republicans

David Bromwich

Warthog Dynamism

Susan Pedersen

Bread Winner: An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy by Emma Griffin. Yale, 389 pp., £20, April, 978 0 300 23006 2

Katherine Rundell

Consider the Giraffe

Helen McCarthy

Endell Street: The Trailblazing Women Who Ran World War One’s Most Remarkable Military Hospital by Wendy Moore. Atlantic, 376 pp., £17.99, April, 978 1 78649 584 6

Pooja Bhatia

The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution by Julius S. Scott. Verso, 246 pp., £12.99, September, 978 1 78873 248 2
Maroon Nation: A History of Revolutionary Haiti by Johnhenry Gonzalez. Yale, 302 pp., £30, August 2019, 978 0 300 23008 6
Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir Hazareesingh. Penguin, 442 pp., £25, September, 978 0 241 29381 2

Daniel Soar

At the Pace Gallery: Trevor Paglen

Kevin Okoth

Homie by Danez Smith. Chatto, 96 pp., £10.99, February, 978 1 78474 305 5
The Tradition by Jericho Brown. Picador, 72 pp., £10.99, August 2019, 978 1 5290 2047 2

Tobias Gregory

Imitating Authors: Plato to Futurity by Colin Burrow. Oxford, 470 pp., £36.99, May 2019, 978 0 19 883808 1
How the Classics Made Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate. Princeton, 361 pp., £15.99, October, 978 0 691 21014 8

Clare Bucknell

Figureheads

Anne Carson

Poem: ‘Oh What A Night (Alkibiades)’

Paul Mendez

Real Life by Brandon Taylor. Daunt, 327 pp., £9.99, July, 978 1 911547 74 7

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Time’

Lawrence Rosen

Sunnis and Shi’a: A Political History by Laurence Louër. Princeton, 227 pp., £25, February, 978 0 691 18661 0
Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry that Unravelled the Middle East by Kim Ghattas. Wildfire, 337 pp., £20, January, 978 1 4722 7109 9

Jacqueline Rose

To Die One’s Own Death

Colm Tóibín

Diary: Alone in Venice

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