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In the Critics this week

Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights, Marilyn Monroe and Condoleezza Rice.

This week's Critic At Large is the author and critic Sarah Churchwell, who explores how we refuse to acknowledge Marilyn Monroe's artistic achievments: "The great battle of Marilyn's life wasn't her struggle against drugs, alcohol, depression or loneliness ... It was her quest for respect, which we still refuse to grant her."

Tony Blair's chief of staff between 1995 and 2007 Jonathan Powell reviews No Higher Honour: a Memoir of My Years in Washington by Condoleezza Rice. Powell describes the memoir as a "diplomatic tour d'horizon, a canter round the world as Rice rushes from one event to another."

The Books interview is with English historian David Kynaston, who talks to Jonathan Derbyshire about the new abridged edition of hsi book City of London: the History. Asked if the way the City used to work could have prevented the crash of 2008, Kynaston said that "face-to-face dealing is better in terms of trust than screen-based dealing. Now, the whole thing has become so much more remote."

Elsewhere in Books: Amanda Craig reviews P D James's Death Comes to Pemberley, Chris Mullin reviews Ken Livingstone's memoirs and Leo Robson dissects Richard Bradford's biography of Martin Amis.

Also in the Critics: Ryan Gilbey reviews Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Wuthering Heights, Rachel Cooke on Ricky Gervais's new show and Maya Jaggi reports from the Athens biennale. Plus: Thomas Calvocoressi on the National Gallery's Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, Will Self's Madness of Crowds and a poem, "Diver", by David Harsent.

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