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Vol. 18 No. 4 · 22 February 1996

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Vol. 18 No. 4 · 22 February 1996

Ross McKibbin

If/when Labour gets in …

Letters

Perry Anderson, Adam Phillips, Mark Thompson, Neil Forster, Alastair Macaulay, Patrick Parrinder, Robert Creamer, Teresa Harley

David Runciman

The Plot to Make Us Stupid

Christopher Hitchens

On the Eve of the Millennium: The Future of Democracy through an Age of Unreason by Conor Cruise O’Brien. Free Press, 168 pp., £7.99, February 1996, 0 02 874094 7

Frank Kermode

The Feminisation of American Culture by Ann Douglas. Papermac, 403 pp., £10, February 1996, 0 333 65421 8
Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the Twenties by Ann Douglas. Picador, 606 pp., £20, February 1996, 0 330 34683 0

Charles Simic

Four Poems

Thomas Laqueur

The Facts of Life: The Creation of Sexual Knowledge in Britain 1650-1950 by Roy Porter and Lesley Hall. Yale, 414 pp., £19.95, January 1995, 0 300 06221 4

John Barrell

The Collected Works of James Hogg. Vol. I: The Shepherd’s Calendar edited by Douglas Mack. Edinburgh, 287 pp., £29.50, July 1995, 9780748604746
Collected Works of James Hogg. Vol. II: The Three Perils of Woman edited by David Groves, Antony Hasler and Douglas Mack. Edinburgh, 466 pp., £32.50, July 1995, 9780748604746
Collected Works of James Hogg. Vol. III: A Queer Book edited by P.D. Garside. Edinburgh, 278 pp., £29.50, July 1995, 0 7486 0506 1

Iain Sinclair

Blake by Peter Ackroyd. Sinclair-Stevenson, 399 pp., £20, September 1995, 1 85619 278 4
Collected Edition of William Blake’s Illuminated Books: Vol I: Jerusalem editor David Bindman, edited by Morton D. Paley. Tate Gallery, 304 pp., £48, August 1991, 1 85437 066 9
Collected Edition of William Blake’s Illuminated Books: Vol. II: Songs of Innocence and Experience series editor David Bindman, edited by Andrew Lincoln. Tate Gallery, 210 pp., £39.50, August 1991, 1 85437 068 5
Collected Edition of William Blake’s Illuminated Books: Vol III: The Early Illuminated Books series editor David Bindman, edited by Morris Eaves, Robert Essick and Joseph Viscomi. Tate Gallery, 288 pp., £48, August 1993, 1 85437 119 3
Collected Edition of William Blake’s Illuminated Books: Vol. IV: The Continental Prophecies: America, Europe, The Song of Los editor David Bindman, edited by D.W. Dörbecker. Tate Gallery, 368 pp., £50, May 1995, 1 85437 154 1
Collected Edition of William Blake’s Illuminated Books: Vol. V: Milton, a Poem series editor David Bindman, edited by Robert Essick and Joseph Viscomi. Tate Gallery, 224 pp., £48, November 1993, 1 85437 121 5
Collected Edition of William Blake’s Illuminated Books: Vol. VI: The Urizen Books  editor David Bindman, edited by David Worrall. Tate Gallery, 232 pp., £39.50, May 1995, 9781854371553

Margaret Visser

The English, the French and the Oyster by Robert Neild. Quiller, 212 pp., £18.50, October 1995, 1 899163 12 3

Tom Shippey

Alfred the Great by David Sturdy. Constable, 268 pp., £18.95, November 1995, 0 09 474280 4
King Alfred the Great by Alfred Smyth. Oxford, 744 pp., £25, November 1995, 0 19 822989 5

Terence Hawkes

The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dŵr by R.R. Davies. Oxford, 401 pp., £20, November 1995, 0 19 820508 2
The Prince’s Choice: A Personal Selection from Shakespeare  Hodder, 137 pp., £12.99, November 1995, 0 340 66039 2

C.K. Stead

Letters of Claire Clairmont, Charles Clairmont and Fanny Imlay Godwin edited by Marion Kingston Stocking. Johns Hopkins, 704 pp., £45, May 1995, 0 8018 4633 1

Michael Wood

James Whale: A Biography by Mark Gatiss. Cassell, 182 pp., £12.99, July 1995, 0 304 32861 8

Dale Peck

Like People in History: A Gay American Epic by Felice Picano. Viking, 512 pp., $23.95, July 1995, 0 670 86047 6
How Long Has This Been Going On? by Ethan Mordden. Villard, 590 pp., $25, April 1995, 0 679 41529 7
The Facts of Life by Patrick Gale. Flamingo, 511 pp., £15.99, June 1995, 0 602 24522 2
Flesh and Blood by Michael Cunningham. Hamish Hamilton, 480 pp., £14.99, June 1995, 9780241135150

Jenny Diski

Diary: On Meeting the Creatives

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘Snow in North Jersey’

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