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Vol. 20 No. 20 · 15 October 1998

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Vol. 20 No. 20 · 15 October 1998

Andrew O’Hagan

Seventy Years in a Filthy Trade

Letters

Constance Blackwell, Howard Davies, John Sturrock, Thomas Jones, Stephen Mulhall, Ben Pimlott, Sarah Rigby, Misha Simic, Dick Sargent, Kenneth Collier, Editors, ‘London Review’

Jonathan Rée

Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in 20th-Century America by Richard Rorty. Harvard, 107 pp., £12.50, May 1998, 9780674003118
Truth and Progress: Philosophical Papers, Vol. III by Richard Rorty. Cambridge, 355 pp., £40, June 1998, 0 521 55347 4

Kathleen Jamie

Two Poems

James Buchan

An Islamic Utopian: A Political Biography of Ali Shari’ati by Ali Rahnema. Tauris, 418 pp., £39.50, August 1998, 1 86064 118 0

Frank Kermode

The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton and Blake by A.D. Nuttall. Oxford, 282 pp., £40, July 1998, 9780198184621

Alexander Murray

The Conversion of Europe: From Paganism to Christianity, 371-1386 AD by Richard Fletcher. HarperCollins, 562 pp., £25, September 1997, 0 00 255203 5

Peter Ghosh

In Defence of History by Richard J. Evans. Granta, 320 pp., £8.99, October 1998, 1 86207 068 7

Helen Cooper

The Beggar and the Professor: A 16th-Century Family Saga by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Chicago, 407 pp., £11.95, June 1998, 0 226 47324 4

Christopher Haigh

Birth, Marriage and Death: Ritual, Religion and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England by David Cressy. Oxford, 641 pp., £25, May 1998, 0 19 820168 0

Rogers Brubaker

Birth of the Leviathan: Building States and Regimes in Medieval and Early Modern Europe by Thomas Ertman. Cambridge, 379 pp., £45, April 1997, 0 521 48222 4

Nicholas Penny

The Tate: A History by Frances Spalding. Tate Gallery, 308 pp., £25, April 1998, 1 85437 231 9

Philip Kitcher

Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behaviour by Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson. Harvard, 400 pp., £18.50, May 1998, 0 674 93046 0

John Bayley

I am well, who are you? by David Piper, edited by Anne Piper. Anne Piper, 96 pp., £12, March 1998, 0 9532123 0 0

David Blackbourn

Letters of Heinrich and Thomas Mann, 1900-49 edited by Hans Wysling, translated by Don Reneau. California, 444 pp., £40, March 1998, 0 520 07278 2

Hari Kunzru

The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson. Bloomsbury, 204 pp., £16.99, October 1998, 9780747541684
The Proud Highway: The Fear and Loathing Letters. Vol. I by Hunter S. Thompson, edited by Douglas Brinkley. Bloomsbury, 720 pp., £9.99, July 1998, 0 7475 3619 8

Richard Lloyd Parry

The Beach by Alex Garland. Penguin, 439 pp., £5.99, June 1997, 0 14 025841 8
The Tesseract by Alex Garland. Viking, 215 pp., £9.99, September 1998, 0 670 87016 1

Wendy Doniger

Field of 13 by Dick Francis. Joseph, 273 pp., £16.99, September 1998, 0 7181 4351 5

Richard Popkin

The God of Spinoza: A Philosophical Study by Richard Mason. Cambridge, 272 pp., £35, May 1997, 0 521 58162 1
Spinoza, Liberalism and the Question of Jewish Identity by Steven Smith. Yale, 270 pp., £21, June 1997, 0 300 06680 5

Jenny Diski

Diary: Diski at Fifty

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