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Vol. 20 No. 23 · 26 November 1998

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Vol. 20 No. 23 · 26 November 1998

Christopher Hitchens

Isaiah Berlin: A Life by Michael Ignatieff. Chatto, 386 pp., £20, October 1998, 0 7011 6325 9
The Guest from the Future: Anna Akhmatova and Isaiah Berlin by György Dalos. Murray, 250 pp., £17.95, September 2002, 0 7195 5476 4

Letters

William Millinship, Graham Robb, John Coleby, Richard Evans, Stuart Semmel, Oleg Gordievsky, Ian Angus, Beverley Strauss, John Sutherland

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘September, with Travellers’

Hugo Young

The Curse of My Life: My Autobiography by Edward Heath. Hodder, 767 pp., £25, October 1998, 0 340 70852 2

Michael Wood

À la recherche du temps perdu: Combray by Marcel Proust, edited by Stéphane Heuet. Delcourt, 72 pp., €10.95, October 1998, 2 84055 218 3
Proust among the Stars by Malcolm Bowie. HarperCollins, 348 pp., £19.99, August 1998, 0 00 255622 7

James Wood

Knut Hamsun. Selected Letters. Vol. II: 1898-1952 edited by Harald Næss and James McFarlane. Norvik, 351 pp., £14.95, April 1998, 1 870041 13 5
Hunger by Knut Hamsun, translated by Sverre Lyngstad. Rebel Inc, 193 pp., £6.99, October 1996, 0 86241 625 6

Paul Driver

Sibelius. Vol. III: 1914-57 by Erik Tawaststjerna, edited by Robert Layton. Faber, 384 pp., £30, January 1997, 0 571 19085 5

Eric Korn

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin, edited by Paul Ekman. HarperCollins, 473 pp., £16.99, February 1998, 0 00 255866 1

Richard Jenkyns

Lord Byron’s Jackal: A Life of Trelawny by David Crane. HarperCollins, 398 pp., £19.99, July 1998, 0 00 255631 6

David Harsent

Three Poems from ‘Marriage’

Michael Gorra

A Long Finish by Michael Dibdin. Faber, 249 pp., £16.99, September 1998, 0 571 19341 2

Theo Tait

The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills. Flamingo, 215 pp., £9.99, September 1998, 0 00 225720 3

Paul Seabright

Rebirth of a Nation: An Anatomy of Russia by John Lloyd. Joseph, 478 pp., £20, January 1998, 0 7181 3862 7
Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia by David Remnick. Picador, 412 pp., £20, October 1998, 0 330 36916 4

Robin Briggs

Saint-Simon, ou le système de la cour by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie and Jean-François Fitou. Fayard, 636 pp., frs 160, November 1997, 2 213 59994 7

David Coward

The Figaro Plays by Pierre de Beaumarchais, translated by John Wells. Dent, 290 pp., £20, December 1997, 0 460 87923 5

David Craig

Diary: in Florence

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