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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 44 No. 16

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Louis-Ferdinand Céline was one of the most innovative novelists of the twentieth century, and his influence both in his native France and beyond remains huge. This book sheds light on Céline’s groundbreaking novels,…

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Translated by Peter GravesWinner of Sweden's prestigious August Prize'A simple, pared-back and down-to-earth masterpiece' James Rebanks'Fascinating ... I was riveted by these life stories of young and old ... A wonderful read' Lydia…

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The relentless pursuit of economic growth is the defining characteristic of contemporary societies. Yet it benefits few and demands monstrous social and ecological sacrifice. Is there a viable alternative? How can…

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A balance sheet for the planet: How we can achieve healthy growth—more regenerative than wasteful, instilling equity rather than exacerbating inequalities.In Tomorrow's Economy, Per Espen Stoknes reframes the hot-button issue of…

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‘Empowering and elegiac’Yanis Varoufakis, author of Another Now‘Utterly inspiring’Caroline Lucas, MP, Green Party‘A masterpiece of measured rage and love’Jonathan Porritt, author of Hope in…

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Think you know British cinema? Think again.For years there has been consensus about the merits of Britain’s ‘cult films’ — Peeping Tom, Witchfinder General, The Italian Job — but what…

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The stories of Donald Barthelme are wonders of invention, compression, and imaginative brilliance that revolutionized the American short story in the 1960s and ’70s. Unpredictable, slyly subversive, and often hilarious,…

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An impressive new history of China’s relations with the West—told through the lives of two language interpreters who participated in the famed Macartney embassy in 1793The 1793 British embassy to China, which led to Lord George…

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'A superlative piece of writing... provocative, loving and profound' THE TIMES'Without exaggeration, an awe-inspiring achievement' NIGELLA LAWSON'Moving, funny, and liable to unexpectedly cause me to tear up' NEIL GAIMANAn Irish…

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'A powerfully disruptive book for disrupted times ... If you're looking for transformative ideas, this book is for you.' KATE RAWORTH, economist and author of Doughnut EconomicsA Financial Times Book of the…

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**LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2023****SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022**Discover an exhilarating novel about power and corruption set in a nation trapped in a cycle as old as time.'A masterpiece for our times. Gripping…

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A LOUDER THAN WAR BOOK OF THE YEARA riveting journey into the psyche of Britain through its golden age of television and film; a cross-genre feast of moving pictures, from classics to occult hidden gems, The Magic Box is the nation’s…

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