Reviewed in the LRB, volume 40 number 23, 6 December 2018

Books reviewed in volume 40 number 23 of The London Review of Books (6 December 2018).

Promise at Dawn

Romain Gary

Christopher Tayler writes:

We are in the African bush, at night, in the mid-1950s. At a campfire Father Tassin, a Jesuit palaeontologist, is questioning Saint-Denis, the French colonial ...

The Roots of Heaven

Romain Gary, translated by Jonathan Griffin, other David Bellos

Christopher Tayler writes:

We are in the African bush, at night, in the mid-1950s. At a campfire Father Tassin, a Jesuit palaeontologist, is questioning Saint-Denis, the French colonial ...

Brutus: The Noble Conspirator

Kathryn Tempest

Thomas Jones writes:

Among Shakespeare’s tragedies Julius Caesar is unusual in not being named for its hero. By any conventional measure, the play is the tragedy of Brutus, over whose corpse ...