Reviewed in the LRB, volume 41 number 2, 24 January 2019

Books reviewed in volume 41 number 2 of The London Review of Books (24 January 2019).

Autumn

Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Ingvild Burkey, illustrated by Vanessa Baird

Rivka Galchen writes:

A century or so ago the astronomer Percival Lowell made a series of maps of Venus that showed curious spokes running across the planet’s surface. The lines were difficult ...

Winter: (Seasons Quartet 2)

Karl Ove Knausgaard

Rivka Galchen writes:

A century or so ago the astronomer Percival Lowell made a series of maps of Venus that showed curious spokes running across the planet’s surface. The lines were difficult ...

Spring: (Seasons Quartet 3)

Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Ingvild Burkey, illustrated by Anna Bjerger

Rivka Galchen writes:

A century or so ago the astronomer Percival Lowell made a series of maps of Venus that showed curious spokes running across the planet’s surface. The lines were difficult ...

Summer: (Seasons Quartet 4)

Karl Ove Knausgaard

Rivka Galchen writes:

A century or so ago the astronomer Percival Lowell made a series of maps of Venus that showed curious spokes running across the planet’s surface. The lines were difficult ...

The Great Terror: A Reassessment

Robert Conquest

Sheila Fitzpatrick writes:

They say [disapprovingly] that we were Cold Warriors. Yes, and a bloody good show, too. A lot of people weren’t Cold Warriors – and so much the worse for ...

Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants

Mathias Enard, translated by Charlotte Mandell

Adam Mars-Jones writes:

Behind its grand and oblique title, derived rather surprisingly from Kipling, Mathias Enard’s new book is a fictional account, no more than novella length, of a visit ...

Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring

Fauser, Annegret (Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor & Adjunct Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Laura Jacobs writes:

‘It seems that I have written miles of words,’ the choreographer Martha Graham wrote to the composer Aaron Copland in 1943. ‘But that is the way I work … to make a ...