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Vol. 17 No. 24 · 14 December 1995

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Vol. 17 No. 24 · 14 December 1995

Nicholas Spice

Mozart by Maynard Solomon. Hutchinson, 640 pp., £25, May 1995, 9780091747046

Letters

Jill Kitson, Clive James, Shaun Spiers, John Wadham, J.A.G. Griffith, Adam Kadmon, Bonnie Herron, J. Woolley, Keith Flett, Robert Sutton, D.M. Bain, Tony Woolfson, Jim Fenton, Chris Oakley, Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Andrew O’Hagan

Oswald’s Tale: An American Mystery by Norman Mailer. Little, Brown, 791 pp., £25, September 1995, 0 316 87620 8

Richard Poirier

Henry James and the Art of Non-Fiction by Tony Tanner. Georgia, 92 pp., £20.50, May 1995, 9780820316895

James Buchan

The Life of Adam Smith by Ian Simpson Ross. Oxford, 495 pp., £25, October 1995, 0 19 828821 2

Margaret Anne Doody

Slip-Shod Sibyls: Recognition, Rejection and the Woman Poet by Germaine Greer. Viking, 517 pp., £20, September 1995, 0 670 84914 6

Jenny Diski

Fight & Kick & Bite: The Life and Work of Dennis Potter by W. Stephen Gilbert. Hodder, 382 pp., £18.99, November 1995, 0 340 64047 2
Dennis Potter: A Life on Screen by John Cook. Manchester, 368 pp., £45, October 1995, 0 7190 4601 7

John Sutherland

Shadows of the Future: H.G. Wells, Science Fiction and Prophecy by Patrick Parrinder. Liverpool, 170 pp., £25, July 1995, 0 85323 439 6
The History of Mr Wells by Michael Foot. Doubleday, 318 pp., £20, October 1995, 0 385 40366 6
A Modern Utopia by H.G. Wells, edited by Krishan Kumar. Everyman, 271 pp., £5.99, November 1994, 0 460 87498 5

Alistair Elliot

Two Poems

Scott Bradfield

Jim Thompson Omnibus: The Getaway, The Killer inside Me, The Grifters, Pop. 1280  Picador, 570 pp., £7.99, November 1995, 3 303 34288 1
Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson by Robert Polito. Knopf, 543 pp., $30, October 1995, 0 394 58407 4

Joan Acocella

Flamenco Deep Song by Timothy Mitchell. Yale, 232 pp., £18.95, January 1995, 0 300 06001 7
¡Tango! The Dance, the Song, the Story by Simon Collier, Artemis Cooper, María Susana Azzi and Richard Martin. Thames and Hudson, 208 pp., £24.95, October 1995, 0 500 01671 2
Rumba: Dance and Social Change in Contemporary Cuba by Yvonne Daniel. Open University, 196 pp., £27.50, August 1995, 0 253 31605 7

Frank Kermode

My Mad Captains

Christopher Hitchens

Diary: Men (and Women) of the Year

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