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Vol. 18 No. 21 · 31 October 1996

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Vol. 18 No. 21 · 31 October 1996

Eric Hobsbawm

A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes. Cape, 923 pp., £20, August 1996, 0 224 04162 2

Letters

George Walden, John Mullan, Hazhir Teimourian, Ira Katznelson, Marion Glastonbury, Basil Davidson, Aidan Foster-Carter

Michael Hofmann

The End of the Story by Lydia Davis. Serpent’s Tail, 231 pp., £8.99, October 1996, 1 85242 420 6
Break it Down by Lydia Davis. Serpent’s Tail, 177 pp., £8.99, October 1996, 1 85242 421 4

Adam Phillips

Asylum by Patrick McGrath. Viking, 250 pp., £16, August 1996, 0 670 87001 3

Helen Vendler

Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-17 by T.S. Eliot, edited by Christopher Ricks. Faber, 428 pp., £30, September 1996, 0 571 17895 2

Frank Kermode

Omens of the Millennium by Harold Bloom. Fourth Estate, 256 pp., £15.99, October 1996, 1 85702 555 5

Simon Schaffer

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time by Dava Sobel. Fourth Estate, 184 pp., £12.99, August 1996, 1 85702 502 4

Greg Dening

Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas by Neil Rennie. Oxford, 330 pp., £35, November 1995, 0 19 811975 5

Margaret Anne Doody

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Romance Writings edited by Isobel Grundy. Oxford, 276 pp., £14.50, August 1996, 0 19 812288 8

Ian Gilmour

A History of Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths by Karen Armstrong. HarperCollins, 474 pp., £20, July 1996, 0 00 255522 0
Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years by Israel Shahak. Pluto, 118 pp., £11.99, April 1994, 9780745308180
City of the Great King: Jerusalem from David to the Present edited by Nitza Rosovsky. Harvard, 562 pp., £25.50, April 1996, 0 674 13190 8
Jerusalem in the 20th Century by Martin Gilbert. Chatto, 400 pp., £20, May 1996, 0 7011 3070 9
Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict by Norman Finkelstein. Verso, 230 pp., £39.95, December 1995, 1 85984 940 7
To Rule Jerusalem by Roger Friedland and Richard Hecht. Cambridge, 554 pp., £29.95, June 1996, 0 521 44046 7

David Abulafia

The Origins of the Inquisition in 15th-Century Spain by Benzion Netanyahu. Random House, 1384 pp., $50, August 1995, 0 679 41065 1

Gerald Hammond

Thomas Cranmer: A Life by Diarmaid MacCulloch. Yale, 692 pp., £29.95, May 1996, 0 300 06688 0

Mark Kishlansky

Liberty against the Law: Some 17th-Century Controversies by Christopher Hill. Allen Lane, 354 pp., £25, April 1996, 0 7139 9119 4
The Rise and Fall of Revolutionary England: An Essay on the Fabrication of 17th-Century History by Alastair MacLaclan. Macmillan, 431 pp., £13.99, April 1996, 0 333 62009 7

Michael Dobson

Reading Shakespeare Historically by Lisa Jardine. Routledge, 207 pp., £40, April 1996, 0 415 13490 0
Purpose of Playing: Shakespeare and the Cultural Politics of the Elizabethan Theatre by Louis Montrose. Chicago, 228 pp., £39.95, May 1996, 0 226 53482 0
Shakespeare from the Margins: Language, Culture, Context by Patricia Parker. Chicago, 392 pp., £41.50, April 1996, 0 226 64584 3
Impersonations: Gender and Performance in Shakespear’s England by Stephen Orgel. Cambridge, 179 pp., £30, February 1996, 0 521 56842 0

Margaret Visser

The Land of Hunger by Piero Camporesi, translated by Tania Croft-Murray and Claire Foley. Polity, 223 pp., £39.50, December 1995, 0 7456 0888 4
Exotic Brew: The Art of Living in the Age of Enlightenment by Piero Camporesi, translated by Christopher Woodall. Polity, 193 pp., £29.50, July 1994, 0 7456 0877 9
The Magic Harvest: Food, Folklore and Society by Piero Camporesi, translated by Joan Krakover Hall. Polity, 253 pp., £39.50, October 1993, 0 7456 0835 3

Donald Sassoon

Possible Dreams: A Personal History of the British Christian Socialists by Chris Bryant. Hodder, 351 pp., £25, July 1996, 0 340 64201 7

Ray Monk

Wittgenstein’s Place in 20th-Century Analytic Philosophy by P.M.S. Hacker. Blackwell, 368 pp., £50, October 1996, 0 631 20098 3
Wittgenstein: Mind and Will, Vol. IV of an Analytical Commentary on the ‘Philosophical Investigations’ by P.M.S. Hacker. Blackwell, 742 pp., £90, August 1996, 0 631 18739 1

John Burnside

Poem: ‘Shiochie’s Hill, Dunkeld’

Eric Fassin

Adventures on the Freedom Road: The French Intellectuals in the 20th Century by Bernard-Henri Lévy, translated by Richard Veasey. Harvill, 434 pp., £20, December 1995, 1 86046 035 6
The Imaginary Jew by Alain Finkielkraut, translated by Kevin O’Neill and David Suchoff. Nebraska, 230 pp., £23.95, August 1994, 0 8032 1987 3
The Defeat of the Mind by Alain Finkielkraut, translated by Judith Friedlander. Columbia, 165 pp., $15, May 1996, 0 231 08023 9

David Miller

Self-Ownership, Freedom and Equality by G.A. Cohen. Cambridge, 277 pp., £40, October 1995, 0 521 47174 5

Henry Gee

African Exodus: The Origins of Modern Humanity by Chris Stringer and Robin McKie. Cape, 267 pp., £18.99, March 1996, 0 224 03771 4
Humans before Humanity by Robert Foley. Blackwell, 238 pp., £25, December 1995, 0 631 17087 1
The Day before Yesterday: Five Million Years of Human History by Colin Tudge. Cape, 390 pp., £18.99, January 1996, 0 224 03772 2
The Wisdom of Bones: In Search of Human Origins by Alan Walker and Pat Shipman. Weidenfeld, 270 pp., £18.99, April 1996, 0 297 81670 5
The Neanderthal Enigma: Solving the Mystery of Modern Human Origins by James Shreeve. Viking, 369 pp., £20, May 1996, 0 670 86638 5

Conor Gearty

Diary: Reasons for Loathing Michael Howard

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