THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Frances Wilson. Her most recent book is The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth (Faber & Faber). She is a judge of this year’s Man Booker Prize.
JOHN GRAY’s latest book, Gray’s Anatomy: Selected Writings, is published in paperback by Penguin.
ELAINE SHOWALTER is Professor Emerita of English at Princeton University. Her latest book is A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx (Little, Brown).
ALAN RYAN was until 2009 Warden of New College, Oxford. He is now Senior Research Fellow in Political Theory.
PIERS BRENDON is the author of The Dark Valley: A Panorama of the 1930s (Jonathan Cape).
CATHERINE MERRIDALE is Professor of Contemporary History at Queen Mary, University of London. She is currently preparing a major new cultural history of the Moscow Kremlin.
DAVID CESARANI’s latest book, Major Farran’s Hat: Murder, Scandal and Britain’s War Against Jewish Terrorism 1945–1948, was a finalist for the 2009 US National Jewish Book Award for history.
JOHN GRIBBIN teaches the course ‘Our Place in the Universe’ at Sussex University, and is the author of In Search of the Multiverse (Allen Lane).
JAY PARINI is a poet and novelist who teaches at Middlebury College, Vermont. The Last Station, his novel about the last days of Leo Tolstoy, was recently published by Canongate and made into a film.
DONALD SASSOON is the author of The Culture of the Europeans (2006) and Professor of Comparative European History at Queen Mary, University of London.
GOD, GOLD & GIRLS
SECOND WORLD WAR
MICHAEL BURLEIGH Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes Victoria Clark CATHERINE MERRIDALE Molotov’s Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History Rachel Polonsky JONATHAN MIRSKY Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip Peter Hessler ROBERT LACEY Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City Greg Grandin ANTHONY DANIELS Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness Tracy Kidder
ELAINE SHOWALTER Burying the Bones: Pearl Buck’s Life in China Hilary Spurling DONALD RAYFIELD Brief Lives: Alexander Pushkin Robert Chandler CAROLINE MOOREHEAD The Life of Irène Némirovsky: 1903–1942 Olivier Philipponnat & Patrick Lienhardt
JOHN GRAY Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents Ian Buruma ALAN RYAN The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism Joyce Appleby JOAN SMITH Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism Natasha Walter The Equality Illusion: The Truth About Women & Men Today Kat Banyard
DAVID PRYCE-JONES The Woman Who Shot Mussolini Frances Stonor Saunders ALEX GOODALL Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right Jennifer Burns ROBERT CHESSHYRE Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits Linda Gordon PATRICK O’CONNOR The Last Bohemians: The Two Roberts – Colquhoun and MacBryde Roger Bristow
DAVID CESARANI Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World Jeffrey Herf JEREMY LEWIS Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II Ben Macintyre ALLAN MASSIE The Forgotten Highlander Alistair Urquhart RALEIGH TREVELYAN Where the Hell Have You Been? Tom Carver
JASON GOODWIN Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the 17th-Century Mediterranean Adrian Tinniswood DONALD SASSOON The World That Never Was: A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists and Secret Agents Alex Butterworth
LITERARY REVIEW March 2010
Editor: NANCY SLADEK Deputy Editor: TOM FLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMY LEWIS Assistant Editor: JONATHAN BECKMAN Contributing Editors: MICHAEL BURLEIGH, SARA WHEELER,
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE, PHILIP WOMACK
Advertising Manager: TERRY FINNEGAN Classified Advertising: DAVID STURGE
Founding Editor: DR ANNE SMITH Founding Father: AUBERON WAUGH
Cover illustration by Chris Riddell
Issue no. 374