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Vol. 19 No. 15 · 31 July 1997

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

James Davidson

Homer in English edited by George Steiner. Penguin, 355 pp., £9.99, April 1996, 0 14 044621 4
Homer’s ‘Iliad’ translated by Stanley Lombardo. Hackett, 584 pp., £6.95, May 1997, 0 87220 352 2
Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ translated by Robert Fagles. Viking, 541 pp., £25, April 1997, 0 670 82162 4

Letters

Peter Stollery, Michiel Heyns, Lawrence Irvine Iles, Allen Esterson, John Rivers, Premen Addy, Rosalind Cressy, Ariadne van de Ven, Gerald Moore, Steven Misander, Stuart Pierson

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘Which but for Vacancy’

James Buchan

A Matter of War and Peace

Christopher Hitchens

Whittaker Chambers: A Biography by Sam Tanenhaus. Random House, 640 pp., $35, February 1997, 0 394 58559 3

Charles Simic

The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia by Tim Judah. Yale, 368 pp., £19.95, April 1997, 0 300 07113 2

Gaby Wood

Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell by Deborah Solomon. Cape, 426 pp., £25, June 1997, 0 224 04242 4

Terence Hawkes

The Culture of the Copy: Striking Likenesses, Unreasonable Facsimiles by Hillel Schwartz. Zone, 565 pp., £22.50, January 1997, 0 942299 35 3

Hugo Williams

Seven Poems

Mary Beard

The Roy Strong Diaries 1967-87  Weidenfeld, 461 pp., £20, May 1997, 0 297 81841 4

Emma Tennant

A Visit to My Uncle

Penelope Fitzgerald

The Scholar Gypsy: The Quest for a Family Secret by Anthony Sampson. Murray, 229 pp., £16, May 1997, 0 7195 5708 9

Anita Brookner

Colette by Claude Francis and Fernande Gontier. Perrin, 439 pp., frs 139, April 1997, 2 262 01224 5

Catriona Crowe

The Bend for Home by Dermot Healy. Harvill, 307 pp., £6.99, May 1997, 1 86046 354 1

Edward Luttwak

The Road to Paraguay

Zachary Leader

My Aces, My Faults by Nick Bollettieri and Dick Schaap. Robson, 346 pp., £17.95, June 1997, 1 86105 087 9

Julian Evans

Diary: What might Larbaud have thought?

Peter Campbell

Naked to the Bone: Medical Imaging in the 20th Century by Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles. Rutgers, 380 pp., $35.95, January 1997, 0 8135 2358 3

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