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Vol. 21 No. 3 · 4 February 1999

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Vol. 21 No. 3 · 4 February 1999

Thomas Nagel

What We Owe to Each Other by T.M. Scanlon. Harvard, 480 pp., £21.95, February 1999, 0 674 95089 5

Letters

Peter Coghill, John Sutherland, Christian Wolmar, Keith Kyle, Penelope Fitzgerald, Richard Salvucci, Tom O’Hagan, C.S. Calude, Stuart Hood, Mat Pires, Stuart Silverman

John Tranter

Poem: ‘Epitaphs’

Michael Wood

Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Andrew Hurley. Allen Lane, 565 pp., £20, January 1999, 0 14 028680 2

Alexander Star

I Married a Communist by Philip Roth. Cape, 323 pp., £16.99, October 1998, 0 224 05258 6

Katharine Weber

Halfway Heaven: Diary of a Harvard Murder by Melanie Thernstrom. Virago, 219 pp., £9.99, November 1998, 9781860494963

Jerry Fodor

If a Lion Could Talk: How Animals Think by Stephen Budiansky. Weidenfeld, 219 pp., £20, December 1998, 0 297 81932 1

Rosemary Dinnage

Mesmerised: Powers of Mind in Victorian Britain by Alison Winter. Chicago, 464 pp., £23.95, December 1998, 0 226 90219 6

David Bromwich

The Origins of Postmodernity by Perry Anderson. Verso, 143 pp., £11, September 1998, 1 85984 222 4
The Cultural Turn: Selected Writings on the Postmodern, 1983-98 by Fredric Jameson. Verso, 206 pp., £11, September 1998, 1 85984 182 1

Andrew Saint

London: A History by Francis Sheppard. Oxford, 442 pp., £25, November 1998, 0 19 822922 4
London: More by Fortune than Design by Michael Hebbert. Wiley, 50 pp., £17.99, April 1998, 0 471 97399 8

Rosemary Hill

Hogarth: A Life and a World by Jenny Uglow. Faber, 794 pp., £14.99, September 1998, 0 571 19376 5

Eric Foner

Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin. Harvard, 512 pp., £18.50, October 1998, 0 674 81092 9
The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern 1492-1800 by Robin Blackburn. Verso, 602 pp., £15, April 1998, 1 85984 890 7

Sukhdev Sandhu

Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multiracial Britain by Mike Phillips and Trevor Phillips. HarperCollins, 422 pp., £16.99, May 1998, 0 00 255909 9

Sheila Fitzpatrick

A History of 20th-Century Russia by Robert Service. Allen Lane, 654 pp., £25, July 1998, 0 7139 9148 8

Terence Ranger

The Black Death and the Transformation of the West by David Herlihy. Harvard, 117 pp., £17.95, October 1997, 0 674 07613 3
Plague, Pox and Pestilence edited by Kenneth Kiple. Weidenfeld, 176 pp., £25, January 1997, 0 297 82254 3
Epidemics and History: Disease, Power and Imperialism by Sheldon Watts. Yale, 400 pp., £30, January 1997, 0 300 07015 2

James Lasdun

Two Poems

Jeremy Harding

Diary: With the KLA

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