Close
Close

Vol. 21 No. 21 · 28 October 1999

Browse other issues from this year

Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Browse other issues from this year

Vol. 21 No. 21 · 28 October 1999

Slavoj Žižek

Václav Havel: A Political Tragedy in Six Acts by John Keane. Bloomsbury, 532 pp., £25, September 1999, 0 7475 4458 1

Letters

Geoffrey Elliott, Anthony Lewis, V.M. Hunt, David Brokensha, Oleg Gordievsky, Tom Paulin, David Stirzaker, John Jolliffe, Paul Usherwood, Jonathan Mirsky, William Myers, Pasquale Montagna, Phil Edwards, Elizabeth Lowry, Thomas Ingram

Iain Bamforth

Selected Poems: 1956-93 by Günter Grass, translated by Michael Hamburger. Faber, 155 pp., £9.99, February 1999, 0 571 19518 0

Jonathan Steinberg

The World’s Banker: The History of the House of Rothschild by Niall Ferguson. Weidenfeld, 1309 pp., £30, October 1998, 0 297 81539 3

John Mullan

Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times: Volume I by Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, edited by Philip Ayres. Oxford, 331 pp., £65, March 1999, 0 19 812376 0
Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times: Volume II by Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, edited by Philip Ayres. Oxford, 397 pp., £65, March 1999, 0 19 812377 9

Tony Harrison

Two Poems

Frank Kermode

Basil Street Blues: A Family Story by Michael Holroyd. Little, Brown, 306 pp., £17.50, September 1999, 0 316 64815 9

John Reader

The Physician and the Slave Trade: John Kirk, the Livingstone Expeditions, and the Crusade against Slavery in East Africa by Daniel Liebowitz. Freeman, 314 pp., £17.95, May 1999, 0 7167 3098 7

Alan Ryan

The Cambridge Apostles 1820-1914: Liberalism, Imagination and Friendship in British Intellectual and Professional Life by W.C. Lubenow. Cambridge, 458 pp., £35, October 1998, 0 521 57213 4

Francis Spufford

Operation Backfire

Edward Said

In Memory of Tahia

Frances Wilson

Thomas Lovell Beddoes: Selected Poetry edited by Judith Higgens and Michael Bradshaw. Carcanet, 116 pp., £8.95, June 1999, 1 85754 408 0

Patrick Sims-Williams

The Atlantic Celts: Ancient People or Modern Invention? by Simon James. British Museum, 160 pp., £6.99, March 1999, 0 7141 2165 7

James Francken

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander. Faber, 205 pp., £9.99, May 1999, 0 571 19691 8

Nick Cohen

Living on Thin Air: The New Economy by Charles Leadbeater. Viking, 244 pp., £17.99, July 1999, 0 670 87669 0

Robert Tombs

Le Monde retrouvó de Louis-François Pinagot: Sur let Traces d’un Inconnu, 1798-1876 by Alain Corbin. Flammarion, 344 pp., frs 135, November 1998, 2 08 212520 3

Paul Foot

Diary: the Labour Party’s vacillation over rail privatisation

Read anywhere with the London Review of Books app, available now from the App Store for Apple devices, Google Play for Android devices and Amazon for your Kindle Fire.

Read More

Sign up to our newsletter

For highlights from the latest issue, our archive and the blog, as well as news, events and exclusive promotions.

Newsletter Preferences