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Vol. 16 No. 20 · 20 October 1994

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Vol. 16 No. 20 · 20 October 1994

Frank Kermode

My Mad Captains

Letters

Anne Stevenson, Andrew James, Brian Lynch, Nicolas Walter, John O’Callaghan, William Scammell, M.J. McGann, Dennis Wrong, Terry Castle, Audrey Allan, Gerald Long, H. Harvey Wood, Christopher Hill, Stuart Silverman, John Lanchester

Ross McKibbin

The Major Effect edited by Anthony Seldon and Dennis Kavanagh. Macmillan, 500 pp., £20, September 1994, 0 333 62273 1

Ian Hamilton

Major Major: Memories of an Older Brother by Terry Major-Ball. Duckworth, 167 pp., £12.95, August 1994, 0 7156 2631 0

Christopher Hitchens

AGuide to the Correction of Young Gentlemen or, The Successful Administration of Physical Discipline to Males, by Females by a Lady, with illustrations by a Former Pupil. Delectus, 140 pp., £19.95, August 1994, 1 897767 05 6

Allen Curnow

Poem: ‘The Game of Tag’

Richard Rorty

Dictatorship of Virtue: Multiculturalism and the Battle for America’s Future by Richard Bernstein. Knopf, 367 pp., $25, September 1994, 0 679 41156 9

R.W. Johnson

Enrichissez-Vous!

Edward Said

Who is worse?

Hilary Mantel

The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America by John Demos. Knopf, 325 pp., $25, July 1994, 0 394 55782 4

Michael Wood

Closing Time by Joseph Heller. Simon and Schuster, 464 pp., £14.99, October 1994, 0 671 71907 6

John Bayley

Evelyn Waugh by Selina Hastings. Sinclair-Stevenson, 600 pp., £20, October 1994, 1 85619 223 7

Bernard Williams

The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics by Martha Nussbaum. Princeton, 558 pp., £22.50, June 1994, 0 691 03342 0

Stephen Sedley

Medical Negligence edited by Michael Powers and Nigel Harris. Butterworth, 1188 pp., £155, July 1994, 0 406 00452 8

David Sylvester

David Sylvester wrote this preface to the catalogue of the Richard Long exhibition at the São Paolo Bienal: Richard Long asked that it be left out

Stephen Greenblatt

Essays on Renaissance Literature. Vol. II by William Empson, edited by John Haffenden. Cambridge, 292 pp., £35, May 1994, 0 521 44044 0

Marilyn Butler

Lord Byron: The Complete Poetical Works, Vol. VII edited by Byron. Oxford, 445 pp., £52.50, March 1993, 0 19 812328 0
The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse edited by Jerome McGann. Oxford, 832 pp., £25, April 1993, 0 19 214158 9

David Cannadine

Mrs Jordan’s Profession: The Story of a Great Actress and a Future King by Claire Tomalin. Viking, 415 pp., £18, October 1994, 0 670 84159 5

Elaine Showalter

No Man’s Land. Vol. III: Letters from the Front by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar. Yale, 476 pp., £25, October 1994, 0 300 05631 1

Michael Hofmann

Poem: ‘Scylla’

Dinah Birch

The Servant’s Hand: English Fiction from Below by Bruce Robbins. Duke, 261 pp., £13.95, June 1993, 0 8223 1397 9

Michael Hofmann

The Life and Lies of Bertolt Brecht by John Fuegi. HarperCollins, 732 pp., £25, July 1994, 0 00 255386 4

Iain Sinclair

Frank Zappa: The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play by Ben Watson. Quartet, 597 pp., £25, May 1994, 0 7043 7066 2
Her Weasels Wild Returning by J.H. Prynne. Equipage, 12 pp., £2, May 1994

Dave Haslam

The Dark Stuff: Selected Writings on Rock Music 1972-93 by Nick Kent. Penguin, 338 pp., £9.99, May 1994, 0 14 023046 7

Alan Bennett

Diary: Fresh Revelations

Jenny Diski

Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me by Marlon Brando and Robert Lindsey. Century, 468 pp., £17.99, September 1994, 0 7126 6012 7
Greta & Cecil by Diana Souhami. Cape, 272 pp., £18.99, September 1994, 0 224 03719 6

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