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Vol. 22 No. 15 · 10 August 2000

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Vol. 22 No. 15 · 10 August 2000

Colm Tóibín

Brian Moore: The Chameleon Novelist by Denis Sampson. Marino, 344 pp., IR£20, October 1998, 1 86023 078 4

Letters

Diana Coyle, David Sogge, Kieron O’Hara, Chris Purnell, Eileen Shubb Lottman, John Langton, Toby Young, John Lanchester, Esther Allen, Sally Minogue, Richard Fortey, Timothy Stunt, Fay Zwicky, Jane Brady, Edward Luttwak, Alexandra Stamp, Stuart Pierson, Neil Ferguson

Christopher Logue

Poem: ‘Preamble’

James Wood

Cavalleria Rusticana and Other Stories by Giovanni Verga, translated by G.H. McWilliam. Penguin, 272 pp., £8.99, June 1999, 0 14 044741 5

Stephen Sedley

The Right to Know

Marjorie Garber

Cooking with Mud: The Idea of Mess in 19th-Century Art and Fiction by David Trotter. Oxford, 340 pp., £35, February 2000, 0 19 818503 0

Elaine Showalter

Shopping for Pleasure: Women in the Making of London’s West End by Erika Diane Rappaport. Princeton, 323 pp., £21.95, January 2000, 0 691 04477 5

John Sutherland

Gain by Richard Powers. Heinemann, 355 pp., £15.99, March 2000, 0 434 00862 1

Christopher Hitchens

Partisans: Marriage, Politics and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals by David Laskin. Simon and Schuster, 319 pp., $26, January 2000, 0 684 81565 6

Alison Jolly

Mother Nature: Natural Selection and the Female of the Species by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy. Chatto, 697 pp., £20, November 1999, 0 7011 6625 8

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: I'll eat my modem

David Wootton

Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England by David Cressy. Oxford, 351 pp., £25, November 1999, 0 19 820781 6
A House in Gross Disorder: Sex, Law, and the Second Earl of Castlehaven by Cynthia Herrup. Oxford, 216 pp., £18.99, December 1999, 0 19 512518 5

Nicholas Penny

Caravaggio by Catherine Puglisi. Phaidon, 448 pp., £24.95, May 2000, 0 7148 3966 3
Caravaggio’s Secrets by Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit. MIT, 118 pp., £18.50, September 1998, 0 262 02449 7
by Peter Robb. Bloomsbury, 567 pp., £25, January 2000, 0 7475 4599 5
Quoting Caravaggio: Contemporary Art, Preposterous History by Mieke Bal. Chicago, 305 pp., £28.50, October 1999, 0 226 03556 5
Doubting Thomas: A Novel About Caravaggio by Atle Naess, translated by Anne Born. Owen, 159 pp., £14.95, June 2000, 0 7206 1082 6
Caravaggio: A Life by Helen Langdon. Pimlico, 447 pp., £15, November 1999, 9780712665827

Dinah Birch

John Ruskin: The Later Years by Tim Hilton. Yale, 656 pp., £20, March 2000, 0 300 08311 4

Inga Clendinnen

Nabokov’s Butterflies: Unpublished and Uncollected Writings edited by Brian Boyd and Michael Pyle. Allen Lane, 783 pp., £25, March 2000, 0 7139 9380 4
Nabokov’s Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius by Kurt Johnson and Steve Coates. Zoland, 372 pp., £18, October 1999, 1 58195 009 8

Steven Shapin

Obesity and Depression in the Enlightenment: The Life and Times of George Cheyne by Anita Guerrini. Oklahoma, 304 pp., $25.95, February 2000, 0 585 28344 3

William Ian Miller

Alchemies of the Mind: Rationality and the Emotions by Jon Elster. Cambridge, 450 pp., £14.95, March 1999, 0 521 64487 9

Ruth Scurr

The Biographer's Tale by A.S. Byatt. Chatto, 224 pp., £14.99, June 2000, 0 7011 6945 1

Sam Gilpin

The Forger by Paul Watkins. Faber, 343 pp., £9.99, July 2000, 0 571 20194 6

Landeg White

In Search of Africa by Manthia Diawara. Harvard, 288 pp., £17.50, December 1998, 0 674 44611 9

Jon Cannon

Diary: on the Chinese – North Korean border

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