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Vol. 21 No. 6 · 18 March 1999

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Slavoj Žižek

‘You May!’

Letters

Ferdinand Mount, John Sturrock, Duncan Wu, Michael Holroyd, Alan Rusbridger, Carol Lee, Alan Myers, Robert Bell, Tony Oujangwe, Hans Koning, Colin Armstrong

Terry Eagleton

Gothic: Four Hundred Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin by Richard Davenport-Hines. Fourth Estate, 438 pp., £20, December 1998, 1 85702 498 2

Iain Sinclair

Eye of the Cricket by James Sallis. No Exit, 190 pp., £6.99, April 1998, 1 874061 77 7

Stephen Holmes

Sexual McCarthyism: Clinton, Starr and the Emerging Constitutional Crisis by Alan Dershowitz. Basic Books, 275 pp., £15.95, January 1999, 0 465 01628 6
The Case against Lameduck Impeachment by Bruce Ackerman. Seven Stories, 80 pp., $8, February 1999, 1 58322 004 6

Charles Glass

Arafat: From Defender to Dictato by Said Aburish. Bloomsbury, 352 pp., £20, September 1998, 0 7475 3629 5

Jamie McKendrick

Poem: ‘Beyond’

Tim Radford

Edison: A Life of Invention by Paul Israel. Wiley, 552 pp., £19.50, November 1998, 0 471 52942 7

Lawrence Rainey

Between Mussolini and Me

Charles Simic

Collected Poems of Vasko Popa translated by Anne Pennington. Anvil, 464 pp., £12.95, January 1998, 0 85646 268 3

Nicholas Penny

Sotheby’s: Bidding for Class by Robert Lacey. Little, Brown, 354 pp., £20, May 1998, 0 316 64447 1
Sotheby’s: Inside Story by Peter Watson. Bloomsbury, 325 pp., £7.99, May 1998, 0 7475 3808 5

James Meek

Lenin's Embalmers by Ilya Zbarsky and Samuel Hutchinson. Harvill, 215 pp., £12.99, October 1998, 1 86046 515 3

Philip Kitcher

Life’s Other Secret: The New Mathematics of the Living World by Ian Stewart. Penguin, 320 pp., £20, June 1998, 0 7139 9161 5

Alan Hollinghurst

Diary: In Houston

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