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Vol. 21 No. 5 · 4 March 1999

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Peter Campbell

James Wood

The String of Pearls by Joseph Roth, translated by Michael Hofmann. Granta, 224 pp., £12.99, May 1998, 1 86207 087 3

Letters

Christopher Hitchens, Adam Thorpe, Deborah McVea and Jeremy Treglown, Conrad Dehn, Sheldon Watts, Stuart Silverman

Mark Rudman

Poem: ‘The Pretend and the Fake’

Peter Campbell

Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch edited by Gary Tinterow and Philip Conisbee. Abrams, 500 pp., £55, January 1999, 0 300 08653 9
Velázquez: The Technique of Genius by Jonathan Brown and Carmen Garrido. Yale, 213 pp., £29.95, November 1998, 0 300 07293 7

Nick Cohen

Mandy: The Authorised Biography of Peter Mandelson by Paul Routledge. Simon and Schuster, 302 pp., £17.99, January 1999, 9780684851754

Jenny Diski

A Slight and Delicate Creature: The Memoirs of Margaret Cook  Weidenfeld, 307 pp., £20, January 1999, 0 297 84293 5

Olivier Todd

Marguerite Duras by Laure Adler. Gallimard, 627 pp., frs 155, August 1998, 2 07 074523 6
No More by Marguerite Duras. Seven Stories, 203 pp., £10.99, November 1998, 1 888363 65 7

Alexander Nehamas

Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch by John Bayley. Duckworth, 189 pp., £16.95, September 1998, 0 7156 2848 8

Ian Sansom

Living in Time: The Poetry of C. Day Lewis by Albert Gelpi. Oxford, 246 pp., £30, March 1998, 0 19 509863 3

Ian Hamilton

Lives of the Poets by Michael Schmidt. Weidenfeld, 960 pp., £22, October 1998, 0 297 84014 2
A Critical Difference: T.S. Eliot and John Middleton Murry in English Literary Criticism, 1919-28 by David Goldie. Oxford, 232 pp., £35, October 1998, 0 19 812379 5

Denis Donoghue

Rounding the Horn: Collected Poems by Jon Stallworthy. Carcanet, 247 pp., £14.95, September 1998, 1 85754 163 4

David Edgar

War Primer by Bertolt Brecht, edited by John Willett. Libris, 170 pp., £35, February 1998, 1 870352 21 1
Brecht in Context: Comparative Approaches by John Willett. Methuen, 320 pp., £12.99, February 1998, 0 413 72310 0
Brecht and Method by Fredric Jameson. Verso, 184 pp., £19, November 1998, 1 85984 809 5

Steven Shapin

The Baltimore Case: A Trial of Politics, Science and Character by Daniel Kevles. Norton, 509 pp., £21, October 1998, 0 393 04103 4

Mark Ford

Poem: ‘I wish’

John Ray

Finding the Walls of Troy: Frank Calvert and Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlik by Susan Heuck Allen. California, 409 pp., £27.50, March 1999, 0 520 20868 4

Simon Goldhill

Hippocrates’ Women: Reading the Female Body in Ancient Greece by Helen King. Routledge, 322 pp., £16.99, October 1998, 0 415 13895 7

R.W. Johnson

Diary: Goodbye Zimbabwe

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