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Vol. 20 No. 13 · 2 July 1998

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Alexander Stille

Gabriele D’Annunzio: Defiant Archangel by John Woodhouse. Oxford, 420 pp., £25, February 1998, 0 19 815945 5

Letters

Charles Simic, Adrian Mitchell, Peter Gillman, William Logan, Anthony Barnett, John Bayley, David Hooper, Eric Thompson, David Rose

Nick Cohen

First Annual Report on Human Rights by Foreign and Commonwealth Office.56 pp., April 1998
The Great Deception by Mark Curtis. Pluto, 272 pp., £14.99, June 1998, 0 7453 1234 9

August Kleinzahler

Three Poems

John Bossy

Abelard: A Medieval Life by M.T. Clanchy. Blackwell, 416 pp., £45, January 1997, 0 631 20502 0

Michael Rogin

The Old Religion by David Mamet. Faber, 194 pp., £9.99, May 1998, 0 571 19260 2

Steven Shapin

Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas by Alan Cook. Oxford, 540 pp., £29.50, December 1997, 0 19 850031 9

Michael Wood

The Material Ghost: Films and Their Medium by Gilberto Perez. Johns Hopkins, 466 pp., £25, April 1998, 0 8018 5673 6
On the History of Film Style by David Bordwell. Harvard, 322 pp., £39.95, February 1998, 0 674 63428 4
Gilles Deleuze's Time Machine by D.N. Rodowick. Duke, 260 pp., £46.95, October 1997, 0 8223 1962 4
The Aesthetics and Psychology of the Cinema by Jean Mitry, translated by Christopher King. Athlone, 405 pp., £45, February 1998, 0 485 30084 2
Signs and Meaning in the Cinema by Peter Wollen. BFI, 188 pp., £40, May 1998, 0 85170 646 0

Michael Hofmann

Three Poems

Nicholas Penny

Correggio by David Ekserdjian. Yale, 334 pp., £45, January 1997, 0 300 07299 6
The ‘Divine’ Guido by Richard Spear. Yale, 436 pp., £40, January 1997, 0 300 07035 7

Richard Horton

The National Health Service: A Political History by Charles Webster. Oxford, 233 pp., £9.99, April 1998, 0 19 289296 7

Charles Nicholl

Screaming in the Castle: The Case of Beatrice Cenci

Christopher Hitchens

Diary: the Almanach de Gotha

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