Vol. 43 No. 4 · 18 February 2021

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Vol. 43 No. 4 · 18 February 2021

Thomas Powers

Child of Light: A Biography of Robert Stone by Madison Smartt Bell. Doubleday, 588 pp., £27, March 2020, 978 0 385 54160 2
The Eye You See With: Selected Non-Fiction by Robert Stone, edited by Madison Smartt Bell. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 320 pp., £20.99, April 2020, 978 0 618 38624 6
‘Dog Soldiers’, A Flag for Sunrise’, Outerbridge Reach’ by Robert Stone, edited by Madison Smartt Bell. Library of America, 1216 pp., £35, March 2020, 978 1 59853 654 6

Letters

Selim Yenel, Johan Enegren, Michael Sonenscher, Simon Sweeney, Donald Macintyre, Kristin Grogan, Tony Kime, John Deathridge, Tom Ellis, Peter Jones

Andrew O’Hagan

Miss Skippit

Deborah Friedell

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker. Quercus, 377 pp., £25, April 2020, 978 0 385 54376 7

Jenny Turner

A Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia Butler by Lynell George. Angel City, 176 pp., $30, November 2020, 978 1 62640 063 4
‘Kindred’, Fledgling’, Collected Stories’ by Octavia E. Butler, edited by Gerry Canavan and Nisi Shawl. Library of America, 790 pp., $31.50, January, 978 1 59853 675 1

Adam Shatz

Papa, qu’as-tu fait en Algérie? Enquête sur un silence familial by Raphaëlle Branche. La Découverte, 512 pp., £21.50, September 2020, 978 2 7071 9878 5

Tony Wood

Short Cuts: Putin’s Palace

Patricia Lockwood

The Lying Life Of Adults by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein. Europa, 322 pp., £20, September 2020, 978 1 78770 236 3

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘A History of Western Music: Chapter 88’

Kevin Breathnach

The Nocilla Trilogy by Agustín Fernández Mallo, translated by Thomas Bunstead. Farrar, Straus, 528 pp., $30, February 2019, 978 0 374 22278 9

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘One Night in Miami’

Jackson Lears

The Cigarette: A Political History by Sarah Milov. Harvard, 395 pp., £28.95, October 2019, 978 0 674 24121 3

Andy Beckett

Set the Night on Fire: LA in the Sixties by Mike Davis and Jon Wiener. Verso, 788 pp., £25, April 2020, 978 1 78478 022 7

Michael Kulikowski

The Life and Death of Ancient Cities: A Natural History by Greg Woolf. Oxford, 499 pp., £25, July 2020, 978 0 19 966473 3

Miriam Dobson

Journeys through the Russian Empire: The Photographic Legacy of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky by William Craft Brumfield. Duke, 518 pp., £43, May 2020, 978 1 4780 0602 2

Abigail Green

Rothschild: Glanz und Untergang des Wiener Welthauses by Roman Sandgruber. Molden Verlag, 531 pp., £29, October 2018, 978 3 222 15024 1
The Gunzburgs: A Family Biography by Lorraine de Meaux, translated by Steven Rendall. Halban, 484 pp., £25, October 2019, 978 1 905559 99 2
A Jewish Woman of Distinction: The Life and Diaries of Zinaida Poliakova by ChaeRan Y. Freeze, translated by Gregory L. Freeze. Brandeis, 397 pp., £23, February 2020, 978 1 68458 001 9
Kings of Shanghai: Two Rival Dynasties and the Creation of Modern China by Jonathan Kaufman. Little Brown, 384 pp., £20, November 2020, 978 1 4087 1004 3

Daniel Trilling

At the Hackney Museum: The Rio Tape/Slide Archive

Kieran Setiya

Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers by Cheryl Misak. Oxford, 500 pp., £25, February 2020, 978 0 19 875535 7

Lorna Finlayson

Diary: I was a Child Liberationist

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