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JANUARY 24, 2020

C O N T E N T S

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4 BIOGRAPHY &

ARCHITECTURE

6 DESIGN

8 LETTERS TO THE

EDITOR

9 HISTORY

12 TRANSPORT

13 ART

15 SURGERY

16 CARTOON

17 FREELANCE

18 ARTS

21 FICTION

24 LITERATURE &

BIOGRAPHY

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28 ESSAYS

30 MEMOIRS

32 IN BRIEF

34 FROM THE ARCHIVE

35 CROSSWORD 36 NB

JOYCE CAROL OATES

KEITH MILLER

Plagued by Fire – The dreams and furies of Frank Lloyd Wright Paul Hendrickson

Charlotte Perriand – Complete Works Jacques Barsac

Solace of quanta, Got rid, E. Nesbit, etc

NIKOLAUS WACHSMANN Being in Auschwitz – Lived experience and the Holocaust

ADRIAN FORTY

STANLEY DONWOOD JO APPLIN

VIRGINIA BLUM

ELLA BARON

MARK BOSTRIDGE

ADAM MARS-JONES COLIN GRANT

MICHAEL KERRIGAN MIRANDA FRANCE

HOUMAN BAREKAT ANNA KATHARINA SCHAFFNER THEODORA DANEK

MARK CHAMBERLAIN EMILY A. BERNHARD JACKSON ANNETTE FEDERICO

CAROLINE MOOREHEAD

KATE WEBB WILLIAM DOYLE

SHEENA JOUGHIN JONATHAN DRUMMOND FRANCESCA HAPPÉ

Cars – Accelerating the modern world (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Sleeve art – Judging a record by its cover Jann Haworth: Close Up (Pallant House, Chichester)

Perfect Me – Beauty as an ethical ideal Heather Widdows. Beautyscapes – Mapping cosmetic surgery tourism Ruth Holliday, Meredith Jones and David Bell

Graphic warming

Dear diaries – Archiving personal records

A Hidden Life (Various cinemas) Year 3 (Tate Britain)

Tiempos recios Mario Vargas Llosa Forgotten Journey Silvina Ocampo; Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine and Katie Lateef-Jan. The Promise Silvina Ocampo; Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine and Jessica Powell The Fallen Carlos Manuel Álvarez; Translated by Frank Wynne My Life Is Like a Fairy Tale Robert Irwin Three Summers Margarita Liberaki; Translated by Karen Van Dyck

Not asking for compassion – Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick and The Dolphin The Private Life of Lord Byron Antony Peattie Beautiful Untrue Things – Forging Oscar Wilde’s extraordinary afterlife Gregory Mackie. Oscar Wilde – A literary life Kimberly J. Stern Our Man Down in Havana – The story behind Graham Greene’s Cold War spy novel Christopher Hull. Graham Greene – The last interview and other conversations John R. MacArthur, Editor

Human Relations and Other Difficulties Mary-Kay Wilmers The Man in the Red Coat Julian Barnes

Motherwell – A girlhood Deborah Orr Gotta Get Theroux This – My life and strange times in television Louis Theroux How To Be Autistic Charlotte Amelia Poe

Island of the Lost – An extraordinary story of survival at the edge of the world Joan Druett. I Remain in Darkness Annie Ernaux. Crossroads – In search of the moments that changed music Mark Radcliffe. A Spy in Moscow Station – A counterspy’s hunt for a deadly Cold War threat Eric Haseltine. Britain, Greece and the Colonels 1967–74 – Between pragmatism and human rights Konstantina Maragkou. Women on Food Charlotte Druckman. Life for Sale Yukio Mishima

Roger Scruton on a performance of Salomé by Oscar Wilde (TLS March 11, 1977)

J. C.

Why review books?, A failed embargo, Roger Scruton RIP

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