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Vol. 21 No. 24 · 9 December 1999

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Vol. 21 No. 24 · 9 December 1999

Frank Kermode

Writing about Shakespeare

Letters

William Stevens, Nicholas Perkins, Neil Forster, Benjamin Martin Bly, Anthony Sampson, Lionel (Rusty) Bernstein, Christopher Small, Richard Oxenburgh, Simon Currie, Steven Aucella, Ernst Wangermann, Keith Flett

Malcolm Bull

Conversations about the End of Time by Umberto Eco and Stephen Jay Gould. Allen Lane, 228 pp., £14.99, September 1999, 0 7139 9363 4
Apocalypses: Prophesies, Cults and Millennial Beliefs throughout the Ages by Eugen Weber. Hutchinson, 294 pp., £18.99, July 1999, 0 09 180134 6
Messianic Revolution: Radical Religious Politics to the End of the Second Millennium by Richard Popkin and David Katz. Allen Lane, 303 pp., £18.99, October 1999, 0 7139 9383 9

R.W. Johnson

The Autobiography by John Major. HarperCollins, 774 pp., £25, October 1999, 0 00 257004 1
In Office by Norman Lamont. Little, Brown, 567 pp., £20, October 1999, 0 316 64707 1

Anand Menon

Send the most stupid

Alan Bennett

Story: ‘Father! Father! Burning Bright’

David Edgar

1956 and All That by Dan Reballato. Routledge, 265 pp., £40, February 1999, 0 415 18938 1
Collected Plays: Six by Noël Coward. Methuen, 415 pp., £9.99, April 1999, 0 413 73410 2
Collected Plays: Seven by Noël Coward. Methuen, 381 pp., £9.99, April 1999, 0 413 73410 2
Collected Revue Sketches and Parodies by Noël Coward. Methuen, 282 pp., £9.99, April 1999, 0 413 73390 4
Noël Coward: A Life in Quotes edited by Barry Day. Metro, 116 pp., £9.99, November 1999, 9781900512848
Noël Coward: The Complete Lyrics  Methuen, 352 pp., £30, December 1998, 0 413 73230 4

Jonathan Coe

Jacques Tati by David Bellos. Harvill, 382 pp., £25, October 1999, 1 86046 651 6

Ian Hamilton

Berryman's Shakespeare edited by John Haffenden. Farrar, Straus, 396 pp., $35, February 1999, 0 374 11205 3
John Berryman’s Personal Library: A Catalogue by Richard Kelly. Lang, 433 pp., £39, March 1999, 0 8204 3998 3

A.O. Scott

Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx. Fourth Estate, 318 pp., £12, June 1999, 1 85702 942 9

John Burnside

Poem: ‘Roads’

Christopher Tayler

Louse by David Grand. Quartet, 255 pp., £10, April 1999, 9780704381155

Rosemary Hill

Elizabeth David: A Biography by Lisa Chaney. Pan, 482 pp., £10, September 1999, 0 330 36762 5
Waiting at the Kitchen Table. Elizabeth David: The Authorised Biography by Artemis Cooper. Viking, 364 pp., £20, November 1999, 0 7181 4224 1

David Craig

Diary: Moore in Prato

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