Books

Review: Eight White Nights

By Moris Farhi, March 16, 2011

By André Aciman
Atlantic Books, £14.99

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Review: Zigzag

By Clive Sinclair, March 16, 2011

By Anthony Rudolf
Carcanet, £9.95

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Review: I Shall Not Hate

By Jonathan Wittenberg, March 11, 2011

Izzeldin Abuelaish
Bloomsbury, £16.99

This humbling, courageous and important book goes straight to the heart.

On January 16, 2009, during Operation Cast Lead, three of Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish's daughters, Bessan, Mayar and Aya, together with their cousin Noor, were killed by Israeli shells.

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A Life Rewound: Memoirs of a freelance Producer and Director

By Jeremy Isaacs, March 11, 2011

Bank House Books, £20

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33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs

By Paul Lester, February 25, 2011

By Dorian Lynskey.
Faber, £17.99

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Review: Arthur Miller 1962-2005

By John Nathan, February 25, 2011

by Christopher Bigsby
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £30

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Review: The Warsaw Anagrams

By Toby Lichtig, February 25, 2011

Richard Zimler
Corsair, £7.99.

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Review: Splithead

By Jennifer Lipman, February 18, 2011

By Julya Rabinowich (Trans: Tess Lewis)
Portobello £12.99

The conflicting politics of the Cold War were bolstered by contrasting cultural priorities between East and West - a point perfectly illustrated by Julya Rabinowich in this, her debut novel. Splithead is an account of a Jewish daughter of the Soviet Union coming to terms with a new life in Vienna.

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Beauty and blood of a holy city

By Robert Low, February 14, 2011

Jerusalem: The Biography
By Simon Sebag Montefiore
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £25.00

The Jewish Odyssey: An Illustrated History
Marek Halter
Flammarion, £27.50

On a visit to Jerusalem, Thackeray mused: "There's not a spot at which you may look but where some violent deed has been done, some massacre, some visitors murdered, some idol worshipped with bloody rites."

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New & Collected Poems

By Michael Horovitz, February 14, 2011

By Ruth Fainlight,
Bloodaxe Books, £20

This essential, comprehensive collection takes in Ruth Fainlight's 1966 Cages through to Moon Wheels of 2006. It opens with 22 pages of hitherto uncollected poems, and closes with another 24 of translations from the Portuguese of Sophia de Mello Breyner, the Mexican of Victor Manuel Mendiola, and the Theban Plays of Sophocles.

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