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Vol. 13 No. 18 · 26 September 1991

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Vol. 13 No. 18 · 26 September 1991

M.F. Perutz

Genome by Jerry Bishop and Michael Waldholz. Touchstone, 352 pp., £8.99, September 1991, 0 671 74032 6

Letters

Wesley Wark, John Lanchester, James Hoyle, Julian Symons, Janet Gezari, Roy MacGregor-Hastie

Perry Anderson

Perry Anderson reflects on his experience of the Moscow coup, and of its failure, and considers Gorbachev’s failure and success

Orlando Figes

The Russian City between Tradition and Modernity, 1850-1900 by Daniel Brower. California, 253 pp., £18.95, July 1990, 0 520 06764 9
St Petersburg between the Revolutions. Workers and Revolutionaries: June 1907-February 1917 by Robert McKean. Yale, 606 pp., £27.50, June 1990, 0 300 04791 6

Keith Kyle

From the House of War by John Simpson. Hutchinson, 390 pp., £13.99, August 1991, 0 09 175034 2
In the Eye of the Storm by Roger Cohen and Claudio Gatti. Bloomsbury, 342 pp., £16.99, August 1991, 0 7475 1050 4

John Sutherland

Rude Words: A Discursive History of the London Library by John Wells. Macmillan, 240 pp., £17.50, September 1991, 0 333 47519 4
Swearing: A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths and Profanity in English by Geoffrey Hughes. Blackwell, 283 pp., £16.95, August 1991, 0 631 16593 2

Gavin Ewart

Two Thomas Hardy Poems

John Bayley

Joseph Conrad: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers. Murray, 320 pp., £20, July 1991, 0 7195 4910 8
Joseph Conrad and the Modern Temper by Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan. Oxford, 218 pp., £30, August 1991, 9780198117858

Frank Kermode

Bernard Shaw. Vol. III: 1918-1950, The Lure of Fantasy by Michael Holroyd. Chatto, 544 pp., £21, September 1991, 0 7011 3351 1

Patricia Beer

Diaries by Antonia White, edited by Susan Chitty. Constable, 320 pp., £19.95, September 1991, 0 09 470650 6

Michael Neve

The Faber Book of Madness edited by Roy Porter. Faber, 572 pp., £14.99, September 1991, 0 571 14387 3

Peter Campbell

Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition by Ed Regis. Viking, 308 pp., £16.99, September 1991, 0 670 83855 1

Roger Penrose

The Scientific Letters and Papers of James Clerk Maxwell edited by P.M. Harman. Cambridge, 748 pp., £125, November 1990, 0 521 25625 9

Paul Driver

Gabriel Fauré: A Musical Life by Jean-Michel Nectoux, translated by Roger Nichols. Cambridge, 646 pp., £45, April 1991, 0 521 23524 3
Pierre Boulez by Dominique Jameux, translated by Susan Bradshaw. Faber, 422 pp., £25, March 1991, 9780571137442
Stocktakings from an Apprenticeship by Pierre Boulez, translated by Stephen Walsh. Oxford, 316 pp., £40, August 1991, 0 19 311210 8

Walter Laqueur

Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives by Alan Bullock. HarperCollins, 1187 pp., £20, June 1991, 0 00 215494 3
Stalin: Breaker of Nations by Robert Conquest. Weidenfeld, 346 pp., £18.99, September 1991, 0 297 81194 0

Sean Maguire

Diary: In Vilnius

J.P. Stern

Georg Lukács: Life, Thought and Politics by Arpad Kadarkay. Blackwell, 538 pp., £45, June 1991, 1 55786 114 5

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