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Vol. 18 No. 14 · 18 July 1996

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Peter Campbell

Perry Link

Hungry Ghosts: China’s Secret Famine by Jasper Becker. Murray, 352 pp., £19.99, June 1996, 0 7195 5433 0

Letters

Geoffrey Dutton, Sheldon Litt, Daniel Kinney, S.J.D. Green and R.C. Whiting, Charles Powell, Edward Mendelson, Nicolas Walter, Anthony Lester, Richard F. Riley, Dan Latimer, Janine di Giovanni, Hari Kunzru

Geoffrey Hawthorn

India’s Economic Reforms 1991-2001 by Vijay Joshi and I.M.D. Little. Oxford, 288 pp., £25, September 1996, 0 19 829078 0

Linda Colley

Empire: The British Imperial Experience, from 1765 to the Present by Denis Judd. HarperCollins, 517 pp., £25, March 1996, 9780002552370
Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire edited by P.J. Marshall. Cambridge, 400 pp., £24.95, March 1996, 0 521 43211 1
Lords of All the World: Ideologies of Empire in Spain, Britain and France, c.1500-c.1800 by Anthony Pagden. Yale, 244 pp., £19.95, August 1995, 0 300 06415 2

Jenny Diski

I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination by Francis Spufford. Faber, 356 pp., £15.99, June 1996, 9780571144877

E.S. Turner

Passchendaele: The Untold Story by Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson. Yale, 237 pp., £19.95, May 1996, 0 300 06692 9

Fintan O’Toole

The Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer. HarperCollins, 550 pp., £16.99, May 1996, 0 00 225318 6
Tickle the Public: One Hundred Years of the Popular Press by Matthew Engel. Gollancz, 352 pp., £20, April 1996, 9780575061439
Newspaper Power: The New National Press in Britain by Jeremy Tunstall. Oxford, 441 pp., £35, March 1996, 0 19 871133 6

Dale Peck

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Little, Brown, 1079 pp., £17.99, July 1996, 0 316 92004 5

Donald Hall

Poem: ‘The Sentence’

Hugh Kenner

The Oxford English Grammar by Sidney Greenbaum. Oxford, 652 pp., £25, February 1996, 0 19 861250 8

John Bayley

The World, the World by Norman Lewis. Cape, 293 pp., £18.99, April 1996, 0 224 04234 3
Omnibus: ‘A Dragon Apparent’, ‘Golden Earth’, ‘A Goddess in the Stones’ by Norman Lewis. Picador, 834 pp., £9.99, January 1996, 0 330 33780 7

Janette Turner Hospital

Colour is the Suffering of Light: A Memoir by Melissa Green. Phoenix, 341 pp., £9.95, April 1996, 1 897580 43 6

Gerald Howard

Secret Life by Michael Ryan. Bloomsbury, 352 pp., £7.99, February 1996, 0 7475 2545 5

Sarah Rigby

The Yeats Sisters: A Biography of Susan and Elizabeth Yeats by Joan Hardwick. Pandora, 263 pp., £8.99, January 1996, 0 04 440924 9

Shannon Borg

Poem: ‘While He Lies on a Table under a Round White Light’

J. Hoberman

Blackface, White Noise: Jewish Immigrants in the Hollywood Melting Pot by Michael Rogin. California, 320 pp., $24.95, May 1996, 0 520 20407 7

John Kerrigan

The ‘O’o’a’a’ Bird by Justin Quinn. Carcanet, 69 pp., £7.95, March 1995, 1 85754 125 1
Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time by Eavan Boland. Carcanet, 254 pp., £18.95, April 1995, 1 85754 074 3
Collected Poems by Eavan Boland. Carcanet, 217 pp., £9.95, November 1995, 1 85754 220 7
Captain Lavender by Medbh McGuckian. Gallery Press, 83 pp., £11.95, November 1994, 9781852351427

Hirit Belai

Diary: Legislating Refugees out of Existence

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