THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Alexander Waugh. He is editor of the 42-volume Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh (Oxford University Press), which should be seeing the light of day some time during the next twenty years.
FRANK DIKÖTTER is a historian of modern China. His most recent book is Mao’s Great Famine (Bloomsbury).
AMANDA FOREMAN’s latest book is A World on Fire: An Epic History of Two Nations Divided (Allen Lane).
JOHN GRAY’s most recent book, The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death, is published by Allen Lane.
BRYAN APPLEYARD writes on everything for The Sunday Times and is writing a book about everything.
SARAH BRADFORD is the author of Sacheverell Sitwell: Splendours and Miseries (1993).
ADAM LEBOR’s account of Arab and J ewish f amilies in J a f f a , City o f Oranges, is published by Bloomsbury.
ROBERT IRWIN’s Memoirs of a Dervish is published next month by Profile.
RICHARD OVERY’s The Morbid Age: Britain Between the Wars and 1939: Countdown to War were both published in 2009 by Allen Lane.
JAMES HALL is the author of two books on Michelangelo.
OLEG GORDIEVSKY spent eleven years as a British secret agent inside the KGB. He was exposed in 1985 and placed under house arrest in Moscow, facing an imminent death sentence. However, with the assistance of British Intelligence, he escaped to London. He survives, somewhere in England, to tell the tale.
ART & ARTISTS
MICHAEL BURLEIGH Osama bin Laden Michael Scheuer SIMON SINGH Perfect Rigour: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century Masha Gessen AMANDA FOREMAN The Omnipotent Magic i a n : Lance l o t ‘Capability’ Brown, 1716–1783 Jane Brown ALLAN MASSIE The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages Nancy Marie Brown MIRANDA SEYMOUR The Fortune Hunter: A German Prince in Regency England Peter James Bowman JOHN GRIBBIN Discoverers of the Universe: William and Caroline Herschel Michael Hoskin
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FRANK DIKÖTTER Civilization: The West and the Rest Niall Ferguson OLEG GORDIEVSKY Bridge of Spies Giles Whittell RICHARD OVERY Exorcising Hitler: The Occupation and Denazification of Germany Frederick Taylor RALEIGH TREVELYAN Mission Accomplished: SOE and Italy 1943–45 David Stafford CHARLES GUTHRIE The War that Never Was Duff Hart-Davis PETER JONES Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins J E Lendon
JOHN GRAY 100 Artists’ Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists (Ed) Alex Danchev JAMES HALL Young Michelangelo: The Path to the Sistine John T Spike Michelangelo and the Art of Letter Writing Deborah Parker Michelangelo: A Life on Paper Leonard Barkan
ELAINE SHOWALTER Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia Richard Francis FRANK MCLYNN Fur, Fortune, and Empire Eric Jay Dolin
SARAH BRADFORD Edith Sitwell: Avant-Garde Poet, English Genius Richard Greene ALEXANDRA HARRIS The Essays of Virginia Woolf, Volume VI: 1933–1941 (Ed) Stuart N Clarke RICHARD CANNING The Journals and Diaries of E M Forster (Ed) Philip Gardner ROBERT IRWIN Time, a Falconer: A Study of Sarban Mark Valentine BERNARD O’DONOGHUE The Complete Works of W H Auden: Prose – Volume IV, 1956–1962 (Ed) Edward Mendelson NATHAN ABRAMS Arthur Miller: 1962–2005 Christopher Bigsby
LITERARY REVIEW March 2011
Editor: NANCY SLADEK Deputy Editor: TOM FLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMY LEWIS Assistant Editor: JONATHAN BECKMAN Editorial Assistant: ALEXANDER BLASDEL Contributing Editors: MICHAEL BURLEIGH,
SARA WHEELER, PHILIP WOMACK Advertising Manager: TERRY FINNEGAN Classified Advertising: DAVID STURGE
Founding Editor: DR ANNE SMITH Founding Father: AUBERON WAUGH
Cover illustration by Chris Riddell
Issue no. 385
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