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Vol. 21 No. 15 · 29 July 1999

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Peter Campbell

Thomas Laqueur

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity from Antiquity to the Present by Roy Porter. HarperCollins, 833 pp., £24.99, February 1999, 0 00 637454 9

Letters

Richard Taylor, W.S. Milne, Macneil of Barra, Tom Buscher, George Barnard, Ivan Hewett, John Bale, Bruce Clunies Ross, Sean Callow

Kathleen Jamie

Two Poems

John Lanchester

Hannibal by Thomas Harris. Heinemann, 496 pp., £16.99, June 1999, 0 434 00940 7

Patrick Collinson

Martin Luther: The Christian Between God and Death by Richard Marius. Harvard, 542 pp., £19.95, March 1999, 0 674 55090 0

John Sutherland

My Tiny Life: Crime and Punishment in a Virtual World by Donald Dibbell. Fourth Estate, 336 pp., £16.99, January 1999, 1 84115 058 4

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘Underneath (13)’

Martin Jay

All too Human: A Political Education by George Stephanopoulos. Hutchinson, 456 pp., £17.99, March 1999, 0 09 180063 3
No One Left to Lie to: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton by Christopher Hitchens. Verso, 122 pp., £12, May 1999, 1 85984 736 6

Hugh Haughton

Man from Babel by Eugene Jolas. Yale, 352 pp., £20, January 1999, 0 300 07536 7
No Author Better Served: The Correspondence of Samuel Beckett and Alan Schneider edited by Maurice Harmon. Harvard, 486 pp., £21.95, October 1998, 0 674 62522 6

Peter Campbell

Morandi edited by Ernst-Gerhard Güse and Franz Armin Morat. Prestel, 168 pp., £29.95, May 1999, 3 7913 2086 6

William Fiennes

Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez. Harvill, 464 pp., £7.99, January 1999, 1 86046 583 8
About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory by Barry Lopez. Harvill, 275 pp., £12, January 1999, 9781860465659

Jasper Becker

The Origins of the Cultural Revolution. Vol. III: The Coming of the Cataclysm 1961-66 by Roderick MacFarquhar. Oxford, 733 pp., £70, October 1977, 0 19 214997 0

D.J. Enright

The Chan’s Great Continent: China in Western Minds by Jonathan Spence. Penguin, 279 pp., £20, May 1999, 0 7139 9313 8

E.S. Turner

The Mysterious Marie Corelli: Queen of Victorian Bestsellers by Teresa Ransom. Sutton, 247 pp., £25, June 1999, 0 7509 1570 6

Sarah Rigby

Everything You Know by Zoë Heller. Viking, 198 pp., £9.99, June 1999, 0 670 88557 6

Mary-Kay Wilmers

Diary: Brussels

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