Reviewed in the LRB, volume 39 number 2, 19 January 2017

Books reviewed in volume 39 number 2 of The London Review of Books (19 January 2017).

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Matthew Griffin

Garth Greenwell writes:

At the beginning of Matthew Griffin’s novel, Wendell, his eightysomething narrator, finds his partner collapsed in their garden, face up in the North Carolina sun. ...

The Marches

Rory Stewart

Colin Kidd writes:

Last June’s xenophobic campaign and the Brexit vote that followed have left Scots – even the most unionist – estranged from the idea of Britain. In the months before the ...

£18.99

Utopia

Saint Thomas More and Ursula K. Le Guin, introduction by China Mieville

Glen Newey writes:

‘A New Jerusalem cannot be built without an effective sewage system,’ Miriam Eliav-Feldon wrote in Realistic Utopias (1982). Indeed, the old Jerusalem relied in biblical ...

Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

John Stubbs

Clare Bucknell writes:

One of Jonathan Swift’s first published poems was a piece of 18 lines called ‘A Description of the Morning’. It was printed anonymously in an April 1709 edition of ...

£25.00

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Saint Thomas More, edited by George M. Logan, translated by Robert M. Adams

Glen Newey writes:

‘A New Jerusalem cannot be built without an effective sewage system,’ Miriam Eliav-Feldon wrote in Realistic Utopias (1982). Indeed, the old Jerusalem relied in biblical ...