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Vol. 22 No. 16 · 24 August 2000

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Vol. 22 No. 16 · 24 August 2000

James Davidson

The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens by Danielle Allen. Princeton, 449 pp., £25, January 2000, 0 691 05869 5

Letters

Ross McKibbin, Keith Flett, Peter Best, Michael Stewart, Max Smith, Timothy Knapman, Edward Said, Alistair Stead, Richard Storey

Jenny Diski

The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney’s New Town by Andrew Ross. Verso, 340 pp., £17, June 2000, 1 85984 772 2
Celebration, USA: Living in Disney’s Brave New Town by Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins. Holt, 342 pp., £18.99, September 1999, 0 8050 5560 6

Tom Paulin

Poem: ‘The Mechelen Incident’

Anatol Lieven

The Vices of Integrity: E.H.Carr 1892-1928 by Jonathan Haslam. Verso, 306 pp., £25, July 1999, 1 85984 733 1

Tony Wood

A Taste for Freedom: The Life of Astolphe de Custine by Anka Muhlstein, translated by Teresa Waugh. Helen Marx, 393 pp., $16.95, November 1999, 1 885983 41 7

Alex Ross

Gustav Mahler. Vol. III. Vienna: Triumph and Disillusion (1904 to 1907) by Henry-Louis de La Grange. Oxford, 1024 pp., £35, February 1999, 9780193151604
The Mahler Companion edited by Donald Mitchell and Andrew Nicholson. Oxford, 652 pp., £50, May 1999, 0 19 816376 2

Blair Worden

The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making by Adrian Johns. Chicago, 707 pp., £14.50, May 2000, 0 226 40122 7
Reading Revolutions: The Politics of Reading in Early Modern England by Kevin Sharpe. Yale, 358 pp., £25, April 2000, 0 300 08152 9

Ian Sansom

Where Did It All Go Right? by A. Alvarez. Richard Cohen, 344 pp., £20, September 1999, 1 86066 173 4

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: dictionaries

Danny Karlin

The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition edited by R.W. Franklin. Harvard, 1654 pp., £83.50, October 1998, 9780674676220
The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition edited by R.W. Franklin. Harvard, 692 pp., £19.95, September 1999, 0 674 67624 6
Emily Dickinson: Monarch of Perception by Domhnall Mitchell. Massachusetts, 352 pp., £31.95, March 2000, 1 55849 226 7

Alex Clark

Love, etc by Julian Barnes. Cape, 250 pp., £15.99, August 2000, 0 224 06109 7

James Francken

The Reasons I Won't Be Coming by Elliot Perlman. Faber, 314 pp., £9.99, July 2000, 0 571 19699 3
Turn of the Century by Kurt Anderson. Headline, 819 pp., £7.99, February 2000, 0 7472 6800 2
Slab Rat by Ted Heller. Abacus, 332 pp., £10.99, March 2000, 0 349 11264 9

E.S. Turner

The Unrest-Cure and Other Beastly Tales by Saki. Prion, 297 pp., £8.99, May 2000, 9781853753701

Robin Robertson

Two Poems

Amit Chaudhuri

Story: ‘The Great Game’

Lewis Nkosi

Winds Can Wake Up the Dead: An Eric Walrond Reader edited by Louis Parascandola. Wayne State, 350 pp., $24.95, December 1998, 0 8143 2709 5

Charles Yang

Words and Rules: the Ingredients of Language by Steven Pinker. Phoenix, 176 pp., £7.99, October 2000, 0 7538 1025 5

Mary Beard

Diary: on rape

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