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Vol. 16 No. 8 · 28 April 1994

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

R.W. Johnson

Here for the crunch

Letters

Robert Creamer, Maqbool Aziz, W.G. Runciman, Editor, ‘London Review’, P.N. Furbank, Sheila Stern, Dennis Grafflin, Malcolm Bull, Brian Southam, Nancy K. Miller, Katie Hickman, Samuel Hudson, Kiffin Rockwell

R.W. Davies

Stalinist Terror: New Perspectives edited by J. Arch Getty and Roberta Manning. Cambridge, 294 pp., £35, September 1993, 0 521 44125 0
Beria: Stalin’s First Lieutenant by Amy Knight. Princeton, 312 pp., £19.95, January 1994, 0 691 03257 2
This I Cannot Forget: The Memoirs of Nikolai Bukharin’s Widow by Anna Larina. Hutchinson, 385 pp., £25, March 1994, 0 09 178141 8
Stalin i Ordzhonikidze: Konflikty v Politbyuro v 30-e gody by O.V. Khlevnyuk. Rossiya Molodaya, 144 pp., December 1993, 5 86646 047 5

John Fine

Bosnia: A Short History by Noel Malcolm. Macmillan, 340 pp., £17.50, March 1994, 0 333 61677 4

Robin Robertson

Poem: ‘The Flaying of Marsyas’

James Buchan

The City of London. Vol. I: A World of Its Own, 1815-1890 by David Kynaston. Chatto, 497 pp., £25, February 1994, 0 7011 6094 2

Terry Eagleton

What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe. Viking, 512 pp., £15.50, April 1994, 0 670 85362 3

Anna Vaux

A Change of Climate by Hilary Mantel. Viking, 352 pp., £15, March 1994, 0 670 83051 8

Frank Kermode

The Lure of the Sea by Alain Corbin, translated by Jocelyn Phelps. Polity, 380 pp., £35, January 1994, 0 7456 0732 2
The Foul and the Fragrant: Odour and the French Social Imagination by Alain Corbin, translated by Miriam Kochan. Picador, 307 pp., £6.99, March 1994, 0 330 32930 8

Anthony Grafton

The Civilisation of Europe in the Renaissance by John Hale. HarperCollins, 648 pp., £25, November 1993, 0 00 215339 4

Lawrence Stone

History and Its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past by Francis Haskell. Yale, 558 pp., £29.95, June 1993, 0 300 05540 4

Jenny Diski

Roald Dahl: A Biography by Jeremy Treglown. Faber, 307 pp., £17.50, March 1994, 0 571 16573 7

Peter Wollen

Diary: In the Tunnel

James Davidson

Reflections of Nero: Culture, History and Representation edited by Jás Elsner and Jamie Masters. Duckworth, 239 pp., £35, January 1994, 0 7156 2479 2

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