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JUNE 19, 2020

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4 TRAVEL

EDWARD PLATT DARRAN ANDERSON

CAROLINE EDEN RUTH GUILDING YSENDA MAXTONE GRAHAM TOM STEVENSON LIZA DALBY

Lots of rum and no fuss – Reading classic travel books during lockdown Notes from an Apocalypse – A personal journey to the end of the world and back Mark O’Connell. The Great Flood – Travels through a sodden landscape Edward Platt Expeditions Unpacked – What the great explorers took into the unknown Ed Stafford; Illustrated by Christine Berrie Dark, Salt, Clear – Life in a Cornish fishing town Lamorna Ash Tiny Castles Dixe Wills Sinews of War and Trade – Shipping and capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula Laleh Khalili Travels with a Writing Brush – Classical Japanese travel writing from the Manyōshū to Bashō Meredith McKinney, translator

6 LETTERS TO THE

EDITOR

Scottish nationalism, Maigret and alcohol, Exophones, etc

13 CLASSICS

HARRY SIDEBOTTOM

Fire from innermost depths – How the ancients experienced plague

14 PHILOSOPHY

16 CARTOON

17 FREELANCE

18 ARTS

22 FICTION

24 RE-READING

26 LITERATURE

JOE MORAN

All cities are the same at dawn – Everyday life in lockdown

ELLA BARON

Bound

NICHOLAS MURRAY

Eggshells in the ashbin – The pros and cons of regional accents

ADAM MARS-JONES TOBY LICHTIG CLIVE STAFFORD SMITH Only the Animals (Curzon Home Cinema) Fourteen Days in May (BBC Storyville) No steps forward for some – Edward Earl Johnson at sixty

KATE WEBB COLIN GRANT TADZIO KOELB

This Mournable Body Tsitsi Dangarembga. An Act of Defiance Irene Sabatini Out of Darkness, Shining Light Petina Gappah The Death of Comrade President Alain Mabanckou; Translated by Helen Stevenson

ROBERT IRWIN

SETH LERER JANET GARTON

Re-reading The Andromeda Strain

Costumes for our present – How every age rewrites the old into the new The Complete and Original Folktales of Asbjørnsen and Moe Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe; Translated by Tiina Nunnally

28 MEMOIRS & POLITICS SARA HUDSTON

31 POETRY

32 IN BRIEF

MICHAEL SONENSHER AUDREY BOROWSKI ANDREI ROGATCHEVSKI

YVONNE REDDICK

34 FROM THE ARCHIVE

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Our House Is on Fire – Scenes of a family and a planet in crisis Malena and Beata Ernman, Svante and Greta Thunberg. No One Is Too Small To Make a Difference Greta Thunberg Power, populism and plots – A German refugee-scholar’s papers and the politics of mass society Jewish Emancipation – A history across five centuries David Sorkin A Czech Dreambook Ludvík Vaculík; Translated by Gerald Turner

Out of Abeokuta – Amos Tutuola’s only poem

Face to Face – Thorvaldsen and portraiture Jene Fejfer and Kristina Bøggild Johannsen, editors. Dottoressa – An American doctor in Rome Susan Levenstein. Christina Stead and the Matter of America Fiona Morrison. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Jeremy Adler. The Most Dangerous Man in America – Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the hunt for the fugitive king of LSD Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis. Cricket 2.0 – Inside the T20 revolution Tim Wigmore and Freddie Wilde. El niño que comía lana Cristina SánchezAndrade

Jan Morris of Where the Gods are Mountains by René NebeskyWojkowitz and God’s Fool by George N. Patterson (TLS October 26, 1956)

Statues, Thinking like Lewis Carroll, Lectures

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