Vol. 21 No. 12 · 10 June 1999

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Michael Wood

Later Auden by Edward Mendelson. Faber, 570 pp., £25, May 1999, 0 571 19784 1

Letters

K. Sinclair-Loutit, Nikhil Pal Singh, Alys Eve Weinbaum, David Kazanjian, Brent Edwards, Josefina Saldana, George Hornby, J.P. Roos, Amanda Hopkinson, Andrew Horn, Stephen Howe, Gerald Moore, David Freedberg, Alexander Hutchison, Valentin Lyubarsky, Malcolm Hurwitt, Peter Wright

John Sutherland

At Home in the Huntington

John Bayley

Poetry and Politics in the Cockney School by Jeffrey Cox. Cambridge, 287 pp., £37.50, January 1999, 0 521 63100 9

Lorraine Daston

Wonder, the Rainbow and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences by Philip Fisher. Harvard, 191 pp., £21.95, January 1999, 0 674 95561 7

Jonathan Rée

TheCambridge History of 17th-Century Philosophy edited by Daniel Garber and Michael Ayres. Cambridge, 1616 pp., £90, April 1998, 0 521 58864 2

Nicholas Jose

Inside Out: New Chinese Art edited by Gao Minglu. California, 223 pp., £35, November 1998, 0 520 21747 0
Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the 20th Century by Wu Hung. Chicago, 216 pp., £31.95, September 1999, 0 935573 27 5
A Century in Crisis: Modernity and Tradition in the Art of 20th-Century China by Julia Andrews and Kuiyi Shen. Abrams, 336 pp., $85, September 1998, 0 8109 6909 2

Robert Irwin

The Allure of Empire: Art in the Service of French Imperialism 1798-1836 by Todd Porterfield. Princeton, 245 pp., £32.50, March 1999, 0 691 05959 4

Allen Curnow

Poem: ‘The Bells of Saint Babel’s’

James Davidson

How many gay men does it take to change an island?

W.G. Runciman

The Meme Machine by Susan Blackmore. Oxford, 264 pp., £18.99, March 1999, 0 19 850365 2

Simon Walker

England’s Empty Throne: Usurpation and the Language of Legitimation, 1399-1422 by Paul Strohm. Yale, 274 pp., £25, August 1998, 0 300 07544 8

Paul Smith

Acton and History by Owen Chadwick. Cambridge, 270 pp., £30, August 1998, 0 521 57074 3

E.S. Turner

The London Rich: The Creation of a Great City from 1666 to the Present by Peter Thorold. Viking, 374 pp., £25, June 1999, 0 670 87480 9
The Rise of the Nouveaux Riches: Style and Status in Victorian and Edwardian Architecture by Mordaunt Crook. Murray, 354 pp., £25, May 1999, 0 7195 6040 3

Geoffrey Best

Alchemist of War: The Life of Basil Liddell Hart by Alex Danchev. Weidenfeld, 369 pp., £25, September 1998, 0 297 81621 7
Studies in British Military Thought: Debates with Fuller and Liddell Hart by Brian Holden Reid. Nebraska, 287 pp., £30, October 1998, 0 8032 3927 0

Jay Griffiths

The Penguin Book of 20th-Century Protest edited by Brian MacArthur. Penguin, 440 pp., £20, October 1998, 0 670 87052 8
DIY Culture: Party and Protest in Nineties Britain edited by George McKay. Verso, 310 pp., £11, July 1998, 1 85984 260 7

David Craig

Nature: Western Attitudes since Ancient Times by Peter Coates. Polity, 246 pp., £45, September 1998, 0 7456 1655 0

Christopher Tayler

Tomato Red by Daniel Woodrell. No Exit, 225 pp., £10, March 1999, 0 19 019822 2

Tony Wood

The Life of Insects by Victor Pelevin, translated by Andrew Bromfield. Faber, 176 pp., £6.99, April 1999, 0 571 19405 2
The Clay Machine-Gun by Victor Pelevin, translated by Andrew Bromfield. Faber, 335 pp., £9.99, April 1999, 0 571 19406 0
A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories by Victor Pelevin, translated by Andrew Bromfield. Harbord, 191 pp., £9.99, May 1999, 1 899414 35 5

Anne Enright

Diary: bombings in Baghdad

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