december 2022 / january 2023 issue 514

Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Assistant Editor David Gelber Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh Sara Wheeler Philip Womack Editorial & Marketing Assistant Michael Delgado Marketing Manager Constance Watson Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

diary 1 Joanna Kavenna

art 6 Freya Johnston

James Gillray: A Revolution in Satire Tim Clayton 8 James Hall

Picasso: The Self-Portraits Pascal Bonafoux 9 Frances Spalding

Looking to Sea: Britain Through the Eyes of Its Artists Lily Le Brun 11 Griselda Pollock

Hilma af Klint Julia Voss

literary lives 13 Carolyne Larrington

The Wife of Bath: A Biography Marion Turner 14 Norma Clarke

Sister Novelists: The Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved the Way for Austen and the Brontës Devoney Looser 16 Richard Davenport-Hines

The Hyancinth Girl: T S Eliot’s Hidden Muse Lyndall Gordon • Mary & Mr Eliot: A Sort of Love Story Mary Trevelyan & Erica Wagner 18 Caroline Moorehead

Jan Morris: Life from Both Sides Paul Clements 19 Henriette Korthals Altes

Getting Lost Annie Ernaux

the state we’re in 20 Howard Davies

Megathreats: The Ten Trends that Imperil Our Future, and How to Survive Them Nouriel Roubini 21 Donald Rayfield

New books on the war in Ukraine 23 Andrew Small

Sinostan: China’s Inadvertent Empire Raffaello Pantucci & Alexandros Petersen 24 Paul Morland

My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route Sally Hayden

biography & memoirs 25 Avi Shilon

Bibi Benjamin Netanyahu 26 Abhimanyu Arni

Guru to the World: The Life & Legacy of Vivekananda Ruth Harris 28 William Kuhn

Wild: The Life of Peter Beard Graham Boynton 29 Wendy Holden

The Owner’s Mother Loves My Stuff: A Journalist’s Life as I Know It David Robson

music & film 30 Charles Shaar Murray

The Philosophy of Modern Song Bob Dylan 31 Graham Daseler

Hollywood: The Oral History Jeanine Basinger & Sam Wasson (edd) 32 Christopher Silvester

Cinema Speculation Quentin Tarantino

notebook 34 Claire Harman Katherine Mansfield & the Movies

history 36 Bernard Porter

Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire Caroline Elkins 38 Steven Nadler

The Kingdom of Darkness: Bayle, Newton, and the Emancipation of the European Mind from Philosophy Dmitri Levitin 40 John D Hosler

The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East Nicholas Morton

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