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Vol. 17 No. 9 · 11 May 1995

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Peter Campbell

Wayne Koestenbaum

Enrico Caruso: My Father and My Family by Enrico Caruso and Andrew Farkas. Amadeus, 724 pp., £29.99, May 1994, 0 931340 24 1

Letters

Fiona Pitt-Kethley, Rafael Ruppin, Isobel Grundy, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Jean MacGibbon, Claude Rawson, Beverley Charles Rowe, Martin Taylor, Marc Haefele, John de St Jorre, Alan Heuser

Frank Kermode

John Gay: A Profession of Friendship. A Critical Biography by David Nokes. Oxford, 563 pp., £25, February 1995, 0 19 812971 8

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘On First Looking into Joseph Cornell’s Diaries’

Julian Loose

The Information by Martin Amis. Flamingo, 494 pp., £15.99, March 1995, 0 00 225356 9

Jenny Turner

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby. Gollancz, 256 pp., £14.99, April 1995, 0 575 05748 3

Stephen Sedley

Rights, Wrongs and Outcomes

Michael Foot

Moral Desperado: A Life of Thomas Carlyle by Simon Heffer. Orion, 420 pp., £20, March 1995, 0 297 81564 4

Paul Addison

True Blues: The Politics of Conservative Party Membership by Paul Whiteley, Patrick Seyd and Jeremy Richardson. Oxford, 303 pp., £35, October 1994, 0 19 827786 5
Frustrate Their Knavish Tricks: Writings on Biography, History and Politics by Ben Pimlott. HarperCollins, 417 pp., £20, August 1994, 9780002554954

Andrew O’Hagan

Glaswegians

Bill Manhire

Poem: ‘Moonlight’

Jonathan Coe

The Riders by Tim Winton. Picador, 377 pp., £14.99, February 1995, 0 330 33941 9

Adam Mars-Jones

Brownout on Breadfruit Boulevard by Timothy Mo. Paddleless, 286 pp., £13.99, April 1995, 0 9524193 0 0

Bernard Knox

The Husbands: An Account of Books III and IV of Homer’s ‘Iliad’ by Christopher Logue. Faber, 55 pp., £6.99, October 1994, 0 571 17198 2

John Lloyd

Comrade Criminal: The Theft of the Second Russian Revolution by Stephen Handelman. Joseph, 360 pp., £16.99, September 1994, 0 7181 0015 8
Crime Without Frontiers: The Worldwide Expansion of Organised Crime and the Pax Mafiosa by Clare Sterling. Little, Brown, 274 pp., £17.50, June 1994, 0 316 91121 6
Inside Yeltsin’s Russia by John Kampfner. Cassell, 256 pp., £17.99, October 1994, 9780304344635
A Dishonoured Society by John Follain. Little, Brown, 356 pp., £16.99, February 1995, 0 316 90982 3

Elisa Segrave

Diary: Is this what it’s like to be famous?

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