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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 45 No. 21

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'Extraordinary.' SUNDAY TIMES'Dazzling.' DEBORAH LEVY'Masterful.' DAILY TELEGRAPHTunde, the man at the centre of this novel, reflects on the places and times of his life, from his West African upbringing to his current work as a teacher of…

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A thrilling study of the greatest of all epic poems, by one of the world's leading classicistsHomer's Iliad is the famous epic poem set among the tales of Troy. Its subject is the anger of the hero Achilles and its dreadful consequences for…

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*INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*‘Extraordinary’ The Observer‘A stupefyingly pleasurable book to read’ New Yorker‘Lewis’s storytelling is as…

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‘The far superior guide to understanding the FTX debacle and Bankman-Fried himself’Wired‘A shrewdly skeptical view of crypto where [Michael Lewis’s] Going Infinite is stubbornly credulous’New York…

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Translated by Jefferson ChaseThe first full, comprehensive account of the cultural representation of the Roma in European historyThis remarkable book describes a dark side of European history: the rejection of the Roma from their…

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They don't make comedy like they used to . . .From the slapstick comedy of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, the surrealism of Spike Milligan and Monty Python, and the golden age of political incorrectness helmed by Benny Hill, to the…

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Translated by Mitchell Abidor'Tantalizing prose' - TLSJean Jaurès was the celebrated French Socialist Party leader, assassinated in 1914 for trying to use diplomacy and industrial action to prevent the outbreak of war.…

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From one of the most celebrated imaginations in American literature, Lorrie Moore’s new novel is a magic box of longing and surprise.‘A triumph of tone and, ultimately, of the imagination.’ Guardian‘Strange and…

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A powerful new history of the Great Strike in the miners' own voices, based on more than 140 interviews with former miners and their familiesForty years ago, Arthur Scargill led the National Union of Mineworkers on one of the largest…

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Translated by Emily WilsonThe greatest literary landmark of classical antiquity masterfully rendered by the most celebrated translator of our time.When Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey appeared in…

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