Vol. 23 No. 9 · 10 May 2001

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Hilary Mantel

Hellish Nell: Last of Britain’s Witches by Malcolm Gaskill. Fourth Estate, 402 pp., £15.99, April 2001, 1 84115 109 2

Letters

Edward Luttwak, Premen Addy, Peter Godfrey, Frank Kermode, J.S.F. Parker, Julian Preece, David Buckle, Gwynne Nettler, Phillip Brown

Perry Anderson

On Sebastiano Timpanaro

Hugo Williams

Poem: ‘Dear Room’

Jonathan Rée

Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism by Steven Connor. Oxford, 449 pp., £25, November 2000, 0 19 818433 6

Jeremy Harding

At the British Museum: The African Galleries

David Bromwich

Groucho: The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx by Stefan Kanfer. Penguin, 480 pp., £7.99, April 2001, 0 14 029426 0
The Essential Groucho by Groucho Marx, edited by Stefan Kanfer. Penguin, 254 pp., £6.99, September 2000, 0 14 029425 2

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Literary Prizes

Adewale Maja-Pearce

Onitsha Home Movies

Tony Harrison

Two Poems

Frank Kermode

The War against Cliché: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000 by Martin Amis. Cape, 506 pp., £20, April 2001, 0 224 05059 1

Michael Rogin

I May Not Get there with You: The True Martin Luther King Jr by Michael Eric Dyson. Free Press, 404 pp., £15.99, May 2000, 0 684 86776 1
The Papers of Martin Luther King Jr. Vol. IV: Symbol of the Movement January 1957-December 1958 edited by Clayborne Carson et al. California, 637 pp., £31.50, May 2000, 0 520 22231 8

Eric Foner

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: The Life of Rosa Parks by Douglas Brinkley. Weidenfeld, 248 pp., £12.99, January 2001, 0 297 60708 1

Ian Jackman

Joe DiMaggio: The Hero’s Life by Richard Ben Cramer. Simon and Schuster, 560 pp., £20, April 2001, 0 684 85391 4

Peter Campbell

Harems of the Mind: Passages of Western Art and Literature by Ruth Bernard Yeazell. Yale, 314 pp., £22.50, October 2000, 0 300 08389 0

Ian Sansom

The Rotters’ Club by Jonathan Coe. Viking, 405 pp., £14.99, April 2001, 0 670 89252 1

Dinah Birch

Mary George of Allnorthover by Lavinia Greenlaw. Flamingo, 320 pp., £12.99, March 2001, 0 00 710595 9

R.W. Johnson

Diary: Breakdown in the Bush

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