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

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