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contents july 2016 • issue 444 Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Editor-at-Large Jeremy Lewis Assistant Editors Frank Brinkley • David Gelber Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack Editorial Assistant Francesca Carington Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Marketing Manager Katherine Bogden Bayard Founding Father Auberon Waugh Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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pulpit 1 Duncan Wu art & architecture 6 Tanya Harrod

Peacock & Vine: Fortuny & Morris in Life & at Work A S Byatt 8 C hristopher Woodward

Hubert Robert (edd) Margaret Morgan Grasselli & Yuriko Jackall 10 Ke vin Jackson

Roland Penrose: The Life of a Surrealist James King 11 W ill Wiles

Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright & Philip Johnson Hugh Howard 13 T iffany Jenkins

Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present Erin L Thompson 14 Dominic Gr een

Exhibitionist: Writing about Art in a Daily Newspaper Richard Dorment literary lives 15 Seamus Perry

Housman Country: Into the Heart of England Peter Parker 16 Ian S ansom

Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited Philip Eade 18 F elipe Fernández-Armesto

The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World William Egginton 19 Ja y Parini

Bellow’s People: How Saul Bellow Made Life into Art David Mikics 20 Cr essida Connolly

The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End Katie Roiphe history 22 Peter Marshall

All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation Diarmaid MacCulloch 24 T ony Spawforth

In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World Christian Marek 26 Car oline Moorehead

Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved & Died in the 1940s Anne Sebba

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