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Vol. 13 No. 9 · 9 May 1991

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Beken family

Perry Anderson

The Identity of France. Vol. II: People and Production by Fernand Braudel, translated by Sian Reynolds. Collins, 781 pp., £25, December 1990, 0 00 217774 9

Letters

Lawrence Goldman, Norman Langford, Lawrence Beyer, A.N. Vakil, Graham Chainey

Craig Raine

Poem: ‘Muse’

D.J. Enright

Goethe: The Poet and the Age. Vol. I: The Poetry of Desire, 1749-1790 by Nicholas Boyle. Oxford, 827 pp., £25, May 1991, 0 19 815866 1

Frank Kermode

The Infection of Thomas De Quincey: A Psychopathology of Imperialism by John Barrell. Yale, 235 pp., £18.95, May 1991, 0 300 04932 3

Alexander Cockburn

Human Rights and Wrongs

Avi Shlaim

Israel’s Secret Wars: The Untold History of Israeli Intelligence by Ian Black and Benny Morris. Hamish Hamilton, 603 pp., £20, February 1991, 0 241 12702 5

Jeremy Harding

Fishing in Africa: A Guide to War and Corruption by Andrew Buckoke. Picador, 227 pp., £17.50, May 1991, 0 330 31895 0
Africa: Dispatches From a Fragile Continent by Blaine Harden. HarperCollins, 333 pp., £16.99, April 1991, 0 00 215889 2
The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuściński, translated by William Brand. Granta, 234 pp., £2.99, November 1990, 0 14 014209 6

J. Arch Getty

Stalin’s Apologist. Walter Duranty: The ‘New York Times’ Man in Moscow by S.J. Taylor. Oxford, 404 pp., £15, August 1990, 0 19 505700 7

Mary Beard

Changes in the Roman Empire: Essays in the Ordinary by Ramsay MacMullen. Princeton, 399 pp., $35, December 1990, 0 691 03601 2

Hyam Maccoby

Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah: Five Studies by E.P. Sanders. SCM, 404 pp., £35, May 1990, 0 334 02455 2
Paul the Convert: The Apostolate and Apostasy of Saul the Pharisee by Alan Segal. Yale, 368 pp., £22.50, June 1990, 0 300 04527 1

Mark Ridley

The Wisdom of the Genes by Christopher Wills. Oxford, 351 pp., £6.99, January 1991, 0 19 286113 1

Colin McGinn

Mind and Cognition: A Reader edited by William Lycan. Blackwell, 683 pp., £14.95, April 1990, 0 631 16763 3
Acts of Meaning by Jerome Bruner. Harvard, 179 pp., £15.95, December 1990, 0 674 00360 8
Modelling the mind edited by K.A. Mohyeldin Said. Oxford, 216 pp., £25, August 1990, 9780198249733

Patrick Parrinder

Mr Wroe’s Virgins by Jane Rogers. Faber, 276 pp., £13.99, April 1991, 0 571 16194 4
The Side of the Moon by Amanda Prantera. Bloomsbury, 192 pp., £13.99, April 1991, 0 7475 0861 5

John Lanchester

The Redundancy of Courage by Timothy Mo. Chatto, 408 pp., £13.99, April 1990, 0 7011 3748 7

Tom Carver

Diary: In Zakho

Philip Horne

The Grimace by Nicholas Salaman. Grafton, 256 pp., £13.99, February 1991, 0 246 13770 3
Playing the game by Ian Buruma. Cape, 234 pp., £13.99, April 1991, 0 224 02758 1
The Music of Chance by Paul Auster. Faber, 217 pp., £13.99, March 1991, 9780571161577

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