november 2021 Issue 502 £4.50

Magritte’s Flights of Fancy Charles Darwent

h g wells blasts off Robert Douglas-Fairhurst auf wiedersehen, angela Thomas Kielinger trials of dostoevsky Oliver Ready lino beauty Norma Clarke albania’s sorrows Roderick Bailey

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illiberal leontiev • leipzig reborn • the ottomans & us how rational are we? • autumn is sprung • pontiff in a pickle