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Vol. 18 No. 6 · 21 March 1996

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Ronan Bennett

The Party and the Army

Letters

Adrian Bowyer, Nicolas Tredell, Ormond Uren, Jane Howard, Correlli Barnett, Jenny Diski, Jeremy Bernstein, Perry Anderson, Christopher Reid, Sarah LeFanu, Linda Edmondson, Dennis Griffiths, Kyril FitzLyon, John Commander

R.W. Johnson

Slovo: The Unfinished Autobiography by Joe Slovo. Hodder, 253 pp., £18.99, February 1996, 0 340 66566 1

Tom Nairn

The Race Gallery: The Return of Racial Science by Marek Kohn. Cape, 311 pp., £17.99, September 1995, 9780224039581

Katha Pollitt

Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness by Elaine Tyler May. Basic Books, 318 pp., $24, June 1995, 0 465 00609 4
Mothers in Law: Feminist Theory and the Legal Regulation of Motherhood edited by Martha Albertson Fineman and Isabel Karpin. Columbia, 398 pp., £12.95, June 1995, 9780231096812
What about Us? An Open Letter to the Mothers Feminism Forgot by Maureen Freely. Bloomsbury, 224 pp., £15.99, October 1995, 0 7475 2304 5
Kidding Ourselves: Breadwinning, Babies and Bargaining Power by Rhona Mahony. Basic Books, 277 pp., $23, June 1995, 0 465 08594 6

Patricia Beer

Hearts Undefeated: Women’s Writing of the Second World War edited by Jenny Hartley. Virago, 302 pp., £12.99, May 1995, 9781853816710

Jean McNicol

Vera Brittain: A Life by Paul Berry and Mark Bostridge. Chatto, 581 pp., £25, October 1995, 0 7011 2679 5
Vera Brittain: A Feminist Life by Deborah Gorham. Blackwell, 330 pp., £20, February 1996, 0 631 14715 2

Gabriele Annan

A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile by Agate Nesaule. Soho, 280 pp., $24, December 1995, 1 56947 046 4

Nuruddin Farah

People of a Half-Way House

Colin McGinn

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Cambridge Letters edited by Brian McGuinness and Georg Henrik von Wright. Blackwell, 349 pp., £45, November 1995, 0 631 19015 5

James Wood

Soul Says: On Recent Poetry by Helen Vendler. Harvard, 266 pp., £15.95, June 1995, 0 674 82146 7
The Breaking of Style: Hopkins, Heaney, Graham by Helen Vendler. Harvard, 100 pp., £18.95, January 1996, 0 674 08121 8
The Given and the Made: Strategies of Poetic Redefinition by Helen Vendler. Faber, 137 pp., £7.99, April 1995, 0 571 17078 1

Frank Kermode

In the Beauty of the Lilies by John Updike. Hamish Hamilton, 512 pp., £16, April 1996, 0 241 13653 9

Clarence Brown

The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov edited by Dmitri Nabokov. Knopf, 659 pp., $35, October 1995, 0 394 58615 8

John Redmond

Two Poems

Gaby Wood

Diary: On Gene Kelly

Thomas Lynch

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