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Vol. 21 No. 4 · 18 February 1999

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Vol. 21 No. 4 · 18 February 1999

Adam Phillips

Kaddish by Leon Wieseltier. Knopf, 585 pp., $27.50, September 1998, 0 375 40389 2

Letters

Alan Bennett, Valentin Lyubarsky, Duncan Wu, Brian Cox, Lex Lefebvre, Adam Tickell, Peter Stansill, Mark Lilly, Mark Turner, Peter Cadogan, Barry Martin, David Cesarani, Garret FitzGerald, Margaret Kennedy

R.W. Johnson

The Pity of War by Niall Ferguson. Allen Lane, 512 pp., £16.99, November 1998, 0 7139 9246 8

Brendan Simms

The Life of Edvard Benes, 1884-1948: Czechoslovakia in Peace and War by Zbynek Zeman and Antonin Klimek. Oxford, 293 pp., £40, July 1997, 9780198205838

Penelope Fitzgerald

Whistling in the Dark: Memory and Culture in Wartime London by Jean Freedman. Kentucky, 230 pp., £28.50, January 1999, 0 8131 2076 4

Peter Clarke

The Journals of Woodrow Wyatt: Volume I edited by Sarah Curtis. Macmillan, 748 pp., £25, November 1998, 0 333 74166 8

Wendy Doniger

The Last Dinosaur Book: The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon by W.J.T. Mitchell. Chicago, 321 pp., £25, November 1998, 0 226 53204 6

James Davidson

No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock by Marina Warner. Chatto, 435 pp., £25, October 1998, 0 7011 6593 6

John Banville

Arthur Koestler: The Homeless Mind by David Cesarani. Heinemann, 646 pp., £25, November 1998, 0 434 11305 0

James Francken

Sonny Liston was a Friend of Mine by Thom Jones. Faber, 312 pp., £9.99, February 1999, 9780571196562

David Craig

The Good Times by James Kelman. Secker, 246 pp., £14.99, July 1998, 0 436 41215 2
Near Neighbours by Gordon Legge. Cape, 218 pp., £9.99, June 1998, 0 224 05120 2

Terence Hawkes

The Scottish Invention of English Literature edited by Robert Crawford. Cambridge, 271 pp., £35, July 1998, 0 521 59038 8

Robert Irwin

Richard Aldington and Lawrence of Arabia: A Cautionary Tale by Fred Crawford. Southern Illinois, 265 pp., £31.95, July 1998, 0 8093 2166 1
Lawrence the Uncrowned King of Arabia by Michael Asher. Viking, 419 pp., £20, October 1998, 0 670 87029 3

Basil Davidson

The Lusiads by Luí Vaz de Camões, translated by Landeg White. Oxford, 258 pp., £6.99, October 1997, 0 19 283191 7
Counterinsurgency in Africa: The Portuguese Way of War, 1961-1974 by John Cann. Greenwood, 216 pp., $59.95, February 1998, 0 313 30189 1
The Decolonisation of Portuguese Africa by Norrie MacQueen. Longman, 280 pp., £15.99, February 1998, 0 582 25993 2
African Guerrillas edited by Christopher Clapham. James Currey, 208 pp., £40, September 1998, 0 85255 815 5

Rakiya Omaar and Rachel Sevenzo

What Women Do in Wartime: Gender and Conflict in Africa edited by Meredith Turshen and Clotilde Twagiramariya. Zed, 180 pp., £39.95, April 1998, 9781856495370

Jenny Diski

The Ossie Clark Diaries edited by Henrietta Rous. Bloomsbury, 402 pp., £20, October 1998, 0 7475 3901 4

Adam Thorpe

Poem: ‘The Nine Ladies on Stanton Moor’

John Sutherland

Diary: Sad Professor

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