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Vol. 17 No. 11 · 8 June 1995

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Frank Kermode

Angus Wilson by Margaret Drabble. Secker, 714 pp., £20, May 1995, 0 436 20038 4

Letters

Gertraude Krueger, Ian Gilmour, Robert Fisk, Leslie Wilson, Sanford Gabin, August Kleinzahler, Robert Flint, W.S. Milne, Jeremy Harding

Jeremy Harding

The Red Card of Chaos

Andrew O’Hagan

Lost Boys

Marina Warner

The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity 200-1336 by Caroline Walker Bynum. Columbia, 368 pp., £22.50, March 1995, 9780231081269

Michael Dobson

Edmond Malone, Shakespearean Scholar: A Literary Biography by Peter Martin. Cambridge, 298 pp., £40, April 1995, 0 521 46030 1

John Sutherland

Empire of Words: The Reign of the ‘OED’ by John Willinsky. Princeton, 258 pp., £19.95, November 1994, 0 691 03719 1

Tom Shippey

Northern Antiquity: The Post-Medieval Reception of Edda and Saga edited by Andrew Wawn. Hisarlik, 342 pp., £35, October 1994, 1 874312 18 4
Heritage and Prophecy: Grundtvig and the English-Speaking World edited by A.M. Allchin. Canterbury, 330 pp., £25, January 1994, 9781853110856

Emily Gowers

Latin Literature: A History by Gian Biagio Conte, translated by Joseph Solodow. Johns Hopkins, 827 pp., £45, June 1994, 0 8018 4638 2

John Ray

Deciphering the Indus Script by Asko Parpola. Cambridge, 374 pp., £60, September 1994, 0 521 43079 8
The World on Paper by David Olson. Cambridge, 318 pp., £17.95, May 1994, 0 521 44311 3

David Sylvester

A Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson. Deutsch, 834 pp., £25, November 1994, 0 233 98859 9

Ian Hamilton

Genius in Disguise: Harold Ross of the ‘New Yorker’ by Thomas Kunkel. Random House, 497 pp., $25, March 1995, 0 679 41837 7

Ed Regis

Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend  Chicago, 192 pp., £18.25, June 1995, 0 226 24531 4

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

The Southern Tradition: The Achievement and Limitations of an American Conservatism by Eugene Genovese. Harvard, 138 pp., £17.95, October 1994, 0 674 82527 6

Bernard O’Donoghue

Poem: ‘The Iron Age Boat at Caumatruish’

Amit Chaudhuri

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro. Faber, 535 pp., £15.99, May 1995, 9780571173877

Sarah Rigby

The Best of Friends by Joanna Trollope. Bloomsbury, 261 pp., £15.99, March 1995, 0 7475 2000 3

Neil Rollinson

Poem: ‘You Could Get Addicted to a Book Like That’

Laurence Whitehead

The Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Documents  Brassey (US), 376 pp., £15.95, March 1994, 9780028810836
The Cuban Revolution: Origin, Course and Legacy by Marifeli Pérez-Stable. Oxford, 252 pp., £16.95, April 1994, 0 19 508406 3
Cuba on the Brink: Castro, the Missile Crisis and the Soviet Collapse by James Blight, Bruce Allyn and David Welch. Pantheon, 509 pp., $27.50, November 1993, 0 679 42149 1
Castro’s Final Hour: The Secret Story Behind the Coming Downfall of Communist Cuba by Andrés Oppenheimer. Simon and Schuster, 474 pp., $25, July 1992, 0 671 72873 3
Revolution in the Balance: Law and Society in Contemporary Cuba by Debra Evenson. Westview, 235 pp., £48.50, June 1994, 0 8133 8466 4
The Problem of Democracy in Cuba: Between Vision and Reality by Carollee Bengelsdorf. Oxford, 238 pp., £32.50, July 1994, 0 19 505826 7
Back from the Future: Cuba under Castro by Susan Eva Eckstein. Princeton, 286 pp., £25, October 1994, 0 691 03445 1
Fidel Castro by Robert Quirk. Norton, 898 pp., £25, March 1994, 0 393 03485 2
Healing the Masses: Cuban Health Politics at Home and Abroad by Julie Feinsilver. California, 307 pp., £35, November 1993, 0 520 08218 4
Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution by Thomas Paterson. Oxford, 364 pp., £22.50, July 1994, 0 19 508630 9

Roy Porter

Marihuana: The Forbidden Medicine by Lester Grinspoon, edited by James Bakalar. Yale, 184 pp., £7.95, April 1995, 0 300 05994 9

C.K. Stead

Christina Stead: A Biography by Hazel Rowley. Secker, 646 pp., £12.99, January 1995, 0 436 20298 0

Iain Sinclair

Diary: Ronnie Kray bows out

Jamie McKendrick

Poem: ‘The One-Star’

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