Our reviewers recommend books for the holiday season.
Auden's Age of Anxiety remains a remarkably interesting work. It will go on being a puzzle, of course, but one is glad to have it available again in this new critical edition, with such a helpful introduction by Alan Jacobs.
Identity politics in the United Kingdom
For the British, a peacetime coalition is an unfamiliar animal, though they are common in other European countries. Anguished cries of “betrayal” have come from the left, and there is distress among idealistic Lib Dem voters, who have not understood that being in politics involves, on occasion, behaving politically.
What will become of England in the post-Tony Blair era?
The third installment of Norman Sherry’s epic biography of Graham Greene is long on, well, length, but short on insights. By Bernard Bergonzi.