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Vol. 17 No. 15 · 3 August 1995

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Peter Campbell

Terry Castle

Jane Austen’s Letters edited by Deirde Le Faye. Oxford, 621 pp., £30, March 1995, 0 19 811764 7

Letters

Wayne Templeton, Christopher Hitchens, Alwyn Arkle, Janet Montefiore, J.F. Fuggles, Anon, Garry Goodrow, Roderick Shaw, Michael Dobson, Steven Matthews, Elleke Boehmer, D.J. Richards, Peter Good, Chris Walker, Charles Altieri, Stuart Silverman, Jared Curtis, Carol Landon

Ian Hamilton

Four Poems

Edward Luttwak

Does the Russian mafia deserve the Nobel prize for economics?

Fredric Jameson

The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin 1910-1940 edited by Theodor Adorno and Manfred Jacobson, translated by Evelyn Jacobson. Chicago, 651 pp., £39.95, May 1994, 0 226 04237 5
T.W. Adorno/Walter Benjamin: Briefwechsel 1928-40 edited by Henri Lonitz. Suhrkamp, 501 pp., DM 64, April 1994, 3 518 58174 0

Robin Holloway

Essays on Music by Hans Keller, edited by Christopher Wintle, Bayan Northcott and Irene Samuel. Cambridge, 269 pp., £30, October 1994, 0 521 46216 9

Alistair Elliot

Two Poems

Michael Wood

The History of that Ingenious Gentleman Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, translated by Burton Raffel. Norton, 802 pp., $14.95, September 1995, 0 393 03719 3

Gabriele Annan

Red Earth and Pouring Rain by Vikram Chandra. Faber, 520 pp., £15.99, June 1995, 0 571 17455 8

Dinah Birch

So I Am Glad by A.L. Kennedy. Cape, 280 pp., £9.99, May 1995, 0 224 03974 1
Now That You’re Back by A.L. Kennedy. Vintage, 248 pp., £5.99, May 1995, 0 09 945711 3

Anne Hollander

The Empire of Fashion: Dressing Modern Democracy by Gilles Lipovetsky, translated by Catherine Porter. Princeton, 276 pp., £19.95, December 1994, 0 691 03373 0

Lawrence Stone

The Social Organisation of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States by Edward Laumann, John Gagnon, Robert Michael and Stuart Michaels. Chicago, 742 pp., £39.95, October 1994, 0 226 46957 3
Sex in America: A Definitive Survey by Robert Michael, John Gagnon, Edward Laumann and Gina Kolata. Little, Brown, 289 pp., £16.99, November 1994, 0 316 91191 7
Sexual Behaviour in Britain: The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Life-Styles by Kaye Wellings, Julia Field, A.M. Johnson and Jane Wadsworth. Penguin, 464 pp., £15, January 1994, 0 14 015814 6

Gabriel Dover

Signs of Life: The Language and Meanings of DNA by Robert Pollack. Viking, 212 pp., £16, May 1994, 0 670 85121 3

P.N. Furbank

Emulation: Making Artists for Revolutionary France by Thomas Crow. Yale, 288 pp., £29.95, January 1995, 0 300 06093 9

Lavinia Greenlaw

Poem: ‘Millefiori’

Jonathan Fenby

Les gages de la peur

R.W. Johnson

Diary: Major Wins the Losership

Anne Enright

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch: The Politics of Irish Beef by Fintan O’Toole. Vintage, 292 pp., £6.99, January 1995, 0 09 951451 6

Lesley Saunders

Poem: ‘Monster’

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