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Vol. 19 No. 18 · 18 September 1997

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Vol. 19 No. 18 · 18 September 1997

Frank Kermode

Frozen Desire: An Inquiry into the Meaning of Money by James Buchan. Picador, 320 pp., £17.99, September 1997, 0 330 35527 9

Letters

Güneli Gün, Charles Simic, Malcolm Carpenter, Pete Ayrton, Editor, ‘London Review’, Valentin Lyubarsky, Adrian Bowyer, James Hamilton, Nicholas Barnes

Peter Parsons

Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens by James Davidson. HarperCollins, 372 pp., £25, June 1997, 0 00 255591 3

Christoph Bertram

Dissolution: The Crisis of Communism and the End of East Germany by Charles Maier. Princeton, 376 pp., £21.95, June 1997, 0 691 01158 3

John Sturrock

Bergson: Biographie by Philippe Soulez and Frédéric Worms. Flammarion, 386 pp., frs 140, April 1997, 9782080666697

Ruth Padel

Two Poems

Jonathan Coe

Selected Stories by Mavis Gallant. Bloomsbury, 887 pp., £25, April 1997, 0 7475 3251 6

Lorna Scott Fox

Monsieur Shoushana’s Lemon Trees by Patricia Duncker. Serpent’s Tail, 197 pp., £9.99, August 1997, 1 85242 572 5

Gabriele Annan

The File on H by Ismail Kadare, translated by David Bellos. Harvill, 169 pp., £8.99, June 1997, 9781860462573

Matthew Reisz

By the Banks of the Neva: Chapters from the Lives and Careers of the British in 18th-Century Russia by Anthony Cross. Cambridge, 496 pp., £60, November 1996, 0 521 55293 1

Nuruddin Farah

Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa by Keith Richburg. New Republic/Basic Books, 257 pp., £20, June 1997, 0 465 00187 4

Amit Chaudhuri

Desert Places by Robyn Davidson. Penguin, 280 pp., £7.99, June 1997, 9780140157628

Wayne Koestenbaum

Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris. Weidenfeld, 454 pp., £20, February 1997, 0 297 81728 0

Rosemary Hill

Rare Spirit: A Life of William De Morgan 1839-1917 by Mark Hamilton. Constable, 236 pp., £22.50, September 1997, 0 09 474670 2

Robert Crawford

Poem: ‘Impossibility’

William Fiennes

Wilde’s Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy and the First World War by Philip Hoare. Duckworth, 250 pp., £16.95, July 1997, 0 7156 2737 6

Alex Harvey

Boofy’s Bill

Christopher Hadley

Diary: The Lake Taupo Stamp

Paul Foot

Trial of Strength: The Battle Between Ministers and Judges over Who Makes the Law by Joshua Rozenberg. Richard Cohen, 241 pp., £17.99, April 1997, 1 86066 094 0
The Politics of the Judiciary by J.A.G. Griffith. Fontana, 376 pp., £8.99, September 1997, 0 00 686381 7

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