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Vol. 20 No. 18 · 17 September 1998

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Vol. 20 No. 18 · 17 September 1998

Michael Rogin

Beloved Chicago Man: Letters to Nelson Algren 1947-64 by Simone de Beauvoir, edited by Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir. Gollancz, 624 pp., £25, August 1998, 0 575 06590 7
America Day by Day by Simone de Beauvoir, translated by Carol Cosman. California, 355 pp., $27.50, January 1999, 0 520 20979 6

Letters

David Tipping, Roy Roebuck, John Coleby, Peter Morriss, Michael Dobson, Simon Wessely, Gerald Hammond, Keith Flett, Richard Penney

C.K. Stead

Poem: ‘Play It Again’

Edward Luttwak

Why blame the Russians?

Timothy Garton Ash

Dark Continent: Europe’s 20th Century by Mark Mazower. Penguin, 496 pp., £20, March 1998, 0 7139 9159 3

V.G. Kiernan

The Death of Uncle Joe by Alison Macleod. Merlin, 269 pp., £9.95, May 1997, 0 85036 467 1
Enemy Within: The Rise and Fall of the British Communist Party by Francis Beckett. Merlin, 253 pp., £9.95, August 1998, 0 85036 477 9

Peter Campbell

Mark Rothko edited by Jeffrey Weiss. Yale/National Gallery of Art, Washington, 352 pp., £40, April 1998, 0 300 07505 7
Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas by David Anfam. Yale/National Gallery of Art, Washington, 708 pp., £75, August 1998, 0 300 07489 1

Denise Riley

Invisible Colours: A Visual History of Titles by John Welchman. Yale, 416 pp., £35, October 1997, 0 300 06530 2

Peter Wollen

The Films of Jean-Luc Godard by Wheeler Winston Dixon. SUNY, 290 pp., £17.99, March 1997, 0 7914 3285 8
Speaking about Godard by Kaja Silverman and Harun Farocki. New York, 256 pp., $55, July 1998, 0 8147 8066 0

Armand Marie Leroi

The Handicap Principle by Amotz Zahavi and Avishag Zahavi. Oxford, 286 pp., £18.99, October 1997, 0 19 510035 2
The Social Animal by W.G. Runciman. HarperCollins, 230 pp., £14.99, February 1998, 0 00 255862 9

Brian Rotman

The Man who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdös and the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman. Fourth Estate, 320 pp., £12.99, July 1998, 1 85702 811 2
Proofs from the Book by Martin Aigner and Günter Ziegler. Springer, 210 pp., £19, August 1998, 3 540 63698 6
A Beautiful Mind: Genius and Schizophrenia in the Life of John Nash by Sylvia Nasar. Faber, 464 pp., £17.99, September 1998, 0 571 17794 8

D.J. Enright

The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald, translated by Michael Hulse. Harvill, 296 pp., £15.99, June 1998, 1 86046 398 3

Elaine Showalter

Shadows on the Hudson by Isaac Bashevis Singer, translated by Joseph Sherman. Hamish Hamilton, 560 pp., £16.99, June 1998, 0 241 13940 6
Isaac Bashevis Singer: A Life by Janice Hadda. Oxford, 254 pp., £22.50, February 1998, 0 19 508420 9

Lorna Scott Fox

The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Maria Vargas Llosa, translated by Edith Grossman. Faber, 259 pp., £15.99, July 1998, 0 571 19309 9

John Sutherland

A Serious Man by David Storey. Cape, 359 pp., £16.99, June 1998, 9780224051583
Saville by David Storey. Vintage, 555 pp., £6.99, June 1998, 0 09 927408 6

J. Hoberman

Songs for Political Action: Folk Music, Topical Songs and the American Left, 1926-53 edited by Ronald Cohen and Dave Samuelson. Bear Family Records, DM 390, June 1996

Richard Gott

Diary: Víctor Jara’s Chile

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