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Vol. 19 No. 14 · 17 July 1997

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Edward Said

Glenn Gould: The Ecstasy and the Tragedy of Genius by Peter Ostwald. Norton, 368 pp., $29.95, May 1997, 0 393 04077 1
When the Music Stops: Managers, Maestros and the Corporate Murder of Classical Music by Norman Lebrecht. Simon and Schuster, 400 pp., £7.99, July 1997, 0 671 01025 5

Letters

Ron Haggart, James Barrett, J.R. Evenhuis, Colin Tucker, John Wadham, John Kerrigan, Graham McCann, Jeremy Bernstein, Susan Bielstein

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘Late Autumn Afternoons’

Adam Phillips

A Centenary Pessoa edited by Eugénio Lisboa and L.C. Taylor. Carcanet, 335 pp., £25, May 1995, 9780856359361
The Keeper of Sheep by Fernando Pessoa, translated by Edwin Honig and Susan Brown. Sheep Meadow, 135 pp., $12.95, September 1997, 1 878818 45 7
The Book of Disquietude by Fernando Pessoa, translated by Richard Zenith. Carcanet, 323 pp., £9.95, January 1997, 1 85754 301 7

Ian Sansom

W.H. Auden: Prose 1926-38, Essays and Reviews and Travel Books in Prose and Verse edited by Edward Mendelson. Faber, 836 pp., £40, March 1997, 0 571 17899 5

Misha Glenny

Fields of Wheat, Hills of Blood: Passages to Nation hood in Greek Macedonia, 1870-1990 by Anastasia Karakasidou. Chicago, 264 pp., $38, June 1997, 0 226 42493 6

Alexander Nehamas

Dinner with Persephone by Patricia Storace. Granta, 398 pp., £17.99, February 1997, 1 86207 033 4

Fred Halliday

Family Business

David Blackbourn

Rituals of Retribution: Capital Punishment in Germany 1600-1987 by Richard J. Evans. Oxford, 1014 pp., £55, March 1996, 0 19 821968 7

Gordon A. Craig

Ernst Jünger and Germany: Into the Abyss, 1914-45 by Thomas Nevin. Constable, 280 pp., £20, January 1997, 0 09 474560 9

Glyn Maxwell

Two Poems

Michael Ignatieff

Hystories: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Culture by Elaine Showalter. Picador, 244 pp., £16.99, June 1997, 0 330 34670 9

Charles Wheeler

Personal History by Katharine Graham. Weidenfeld, 642 pp., £25, May 1997, 9780297819646

Jenny Turner

Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon. Cape, 773 pp., £16.99, May 1997, 9780224050012

John Sutherland

Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey. Oxford, 265 pp., £4.99, May 1995, 0 19 282443 0
The Man of the Forest: The Authorised Version by Zane Grey. Nebraska, 383 pp., $15, September 1996, 0 8032 7062 3
The Thundering Herd: The Authorised Version by Zane Grey. Nebraska, 400 pp., $16, September 1996, 0 8032 7065 8

David Craig

John Muir: His Life and Letters and Other Writings edited by Terry Gifford. Baton Wicks, 912 pp., £20, November 1996, 1 898573 07 7

R.W. Johnson

Diary: I was William Hague’s Tutor

Kenneth Silverman

Accidentally, on Purpose: The Making of a Personal Injury Underworld in America by Ken Dornstein. Macmillan, 452 pp., £19.50, December 1996, 9780333674574

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