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Vol. 21 No. 7 · 1 April 1999

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

David Sylvester

Jackson Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe and Pepe Karmel. Tate Gallery, 336 pp., £50, March 1999, 1 85437 275 0
Interpreting Pollock by Jeremy Lewison. Tate Gallery, 84 pp., £9.99, March 1999, 1 85437 289 0

Letters

Verity Hawkes, Richard Beeston, John Sutherland, Deborah McVea and Jeremy Treglown, John Sturrock, H.T. Dixon, Malcolm Jack, Arlene Blade, Brendan Simms, John Willett, Abla Mouhawi, Marilyn Bowering, Harvey Roy Greenberg, Stuart Hood

Adewale Maja-Pearce

Army Arrangement

Stephen Knight

Poem: ‘So Early in the Year’

Dan Jacobson

King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Central Africa by Adam Hochschild. Macmillan, 366 pp., £22.50, April 1999, 0 333 66126 5

John Lewis Gaddis

The Gift of Time: The Case for Abolishing Nuclear Weapons by Jonathan Schell. Granta, 240 pp., £9.99, November 1998, 1 86207 230 2

Michael Rogin

The American Century by Harold Evans. Cape, 710 pp., £40, November 1998, 0 224 05217 9
The Time of Our Time by Norman Mailer. Little, Brown, 1286 pp., £25, September 1998, 0 316 64571 0

Jeremy Bernstein

Diary: Newton’s Rings

Thomas Nagel

Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins. Penguin, 350 pp., £20, October 1998, 9780713992144
The Pattern of Evolution by Niles Eldredge. Freeman, 225 pp., £17.95, February 1999, 0 7167 3046 4

Lorna Scott Fox

The Collected Stories by Calvert Casey. Duke, 224 pp., £11.50, May 1998, 0 8223 2165 3

Frank Lentricchia

Story: ‘Islas Malvinas’

John Butt

Lorca: A Dream of Life by Leslie Stainton. Bloomsbury, 568 pp., £20, November 1998, 0 7475 4128 0

Patrick McGuinness

The Penguin Book of Poetry from Britain and Ireland since 1945 edited by Simon Armitage and Robert Crawford. Viking, 480 pp., £10.99, September 1998, 0 670 86829 9
The Firebox: Poetry from Britain and Ireland after 1945 edited by Sean O’Brien. Picador, 534 pp., £16.99, October 1998, 0 330 36918 0

Joanna Kavenna

The Radical Twenties: Aspects of Writing, Politics and Culture by John Lucas. Five Leaves, 263 pp., £11.99, January 1997, 0 907123 17 1

Michael Mason

Beeton's Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton. Southover, 1112 pp., £29.95, November 1998, 9781870962155

Anthony Grafton

Diary: Warburg

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