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Vol. 18 No. 16 · 22 August 1996

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Vol. 18 No. 16 · 22 August 1996

Martha Gellhorn

Mean Streets of Salvador

Letters

Josef Elfenbein, Merryn Williams, Mari Shullaw, Nicolas Tredell, Keith Flett, Allan Young, Roger House, Scott Thornbury, James Davidson, D.M. Roskies

Michael Wood

Life of a Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke by Ralph Freedman. Farrar, Straus, 640 pp., $35, March 1996, 0 374 18690 1
Uncollected Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke and Edward Snow. North Point Press/Farrar, Straus, 266 pp., $22, March 1996, 0 86547 482 6
Rilke’s ‘Duino Elegies’: Cambridge Readings edited by Roger Paulin and Peter Hutchinson. Duckworth/Ariadne, 237 pp., £30, March 1996, 1 57241 032 9

Edmund White

Selected Poems by James Merrill. Carcanet, 152 pp., £9.95, April 1996, 1 85754 228 2

Jeremy Waldron

Machiavelli’s Virtue by Harvey Mansfield. Chicago, 371 pp., £23.95, April 1996, 0 226 50368 2

Geoffrey Best

Fairness in International Law and Institutions by Thomas Franck. Oxford, 500 pp., £30, November 1995, 0 19 825901 8

Nicholas Xenos

Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and their Journey by Isabel Fonseca. Chatto, 322 pp., £18.99, October 1995, 0 7011 3851 3

Robin Robertson

Poem: ‘A Sequence from ‘Camera Obscura’’

Basil Davidson

Goodbye to Some of That

E.S. Turner

The Dictionary of National Biography 1986-1990 edited by C.S. Nicholls. Oxford, 607 pp., £50, June 1996, 0 19 865212 7

John Sturrock

Bradman by Charles Williams. Little, Brown, 336 pp., £20, August 1996, 0 316 88097 3

Iain Sinclair

A Perfect Execution by Tim Binding. Picador, 344 pp., £15.99, May 1996, 0 330 34564 8

John Redmond

Can You Hear, Bird by John Ashbery. Carcanet, 128 pp., £9.95, February 1996, 9781857542240
The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems by Jorie Graham. Carcanet, 220 pp., £12.95, March 1996, 1 85754 225 8
Selected Poems by Barbara Guest. Carcanet, 220 pp., £12.95, May 1996, 1 85754 158 8
Selected Poems 1976-1996 by George Szirtes. Oxford, 126 pp., £9.99, March 1996, 0 19 283223 9
Adam’s Dream by Peter McDonald. Bloodaxe, 64 pp., £6.95, March 1996, 1 85224 333 3

P.N. Furbank

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, translated by Allen Mandelbaum. Everyman, 798 pp., £14.99, May 1995, 1 85715 183 6
The Inferno of Dante. A New Verse Translation by Robert Pinsky, illustrated by Michael Mazur. Dent, 427 pp., £20, February 1996, 9780460877640
Dante’s Hell translated by Steve Ellis. Chatto, 208 pp., £15.99, March 1994, 0 7011 6127 2

Ian Hamilton

Diary: I ♥ Concordances

Anthony Grafton

The Fortunes of ‘The Courtier’: The European Reception of Castiglione’s ‘Cortegiano’ by Peter Burke. Polity, 209 pp., £39.50, October 1995, 0 7456 1150 8

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