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Vol. 19 No. 6 · 20 March 1997

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Peter Campbell

Frank Kermode

W.B. Yeats: A Life. Vol. I: The Apprentice Mage by R.F. Foster. Oxford, 640 pp., £25, March 1997, 0 19 211735 1

Letters

Terence Chapman, Esther Kinsky, Mark Bitton, Barbara Preston, Montagu Bream, Eric Foner, Ted Rushton, Mary Lefkowitz, Wylie Horn, Roland John, Anna Martin, Aidan Campbell, Patrick Miles, Donald Rayfield, P.R. Bonnett

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘Thinking’

Tom Nairn

Republics, Nations and Tribes by Martin Thom. Verso, 359 pp., £45, July 1995, 1 85984 020 5

David Edgar

Henrik Ibsen by Robert Ferguson. Cohen, 466 pp., £25, November 1996, 1 86066 078 9

J.G.A. Pocock

Making Peoples: A History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the 19th Century by James Belich. Allen Lane, 497 pp., £25, October 1996, 0 7139 9171 2

Peter Clarke

Why Vote Conservative? by David Willetts. Penguin, 108 pp., £3.99, February 1997, 0 14 026304 7
Why Vote Liberal Democrat? by William Wallace. Penguin, 120 pp., £3.99, February 1997, 0 14 026303 9
Why Vote Labour? by Tony Wright. Penguin, 111 pp., £3.99, February 1997, 0 14 026397 7

Conrad Russell

Leave it to the teachers

Tom Shippey

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle edited and translated by M.J. Swanton. Dent, 364 pp., £20, June 1996, 0 460 87737 2

E.S. Turner

Forties Fashion and the New Look by Colin McDowell. Bloomsbury, 192 pp., £20, February 1997, 0 7475 3032 7

Marina Warner

The Nature of Blood by Caryl Phillips. Faber, 224 pp., £15.99, February 1997, 0 571 19073 1

Jonathan Coe

The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald, translated by Michael Hulse. Harvill, 237 pp., £14.99, June 1996, 1 86046 127 1

Patrick Parrinder

The Doll by Boleslaw Prus, translated by David Welsh. Central European University, 683 pp., £9.99, September 1996, 1 85866 065 3

Ian Sansom

Moon Country: Further Reports from Iceland by Simon Armitage and Glyn Maxwell. Faber, 160 pp., £7.99, November 1996, 0 571 17539 2

Jeremy Harding

The Ends of the Earth by Robert Kaplan. Macmillan, 476 pp., £10, January 1997, 0 333 64255 4

John Lanchester

Diary: On Fatties

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