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Vol. 23 No. 10 · 24 May 2001

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

James Meek

Fast-Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. Allen Lane, 356 pp., £9.99, April 2001, 0 7139 9602 1

Letters

Kenneth Johnston, Richard Gott, Liam Mac Cóil, Dorsey Kleitz, Ruth Ramanan, Steven Wilkinson, Guy Hartcup, J.F. Darycott, Tariq Ali, James Diedrick, David Pierotti, Nicholas Royle, Thomas Jones, Ludovic Kennedy

Neal Ascherson

Reflections on International Space

August Kleinzahler

Two Poems

Jasper Becker

The Tiananmen Papers by Zhang Liang, edited by Andrew Nathan and Perry Link. Little, Brown, 513 pp., £20, January 2001, 0 316 85693 2

Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen

Mad Men and Medusas: Reclaiming Hysteria and the Effects of Sibling Relationships on the Human Condition by Juliet Mitchell. Penguin, 381 pp., £9.99, December 2000, 0 14 017651 9

Alex Clark

Border Crossing by Pat Barker. Viking, 216 pp., £16.99, April 2001, 0 670 87841 3

Thomas Jones

Achilles by Elizabeth Cook. Methuen, 116 pp., £12.99, March 2001, 0 413 75740 4

Amit Chaudhuri

Story: ‘An Infatuation’

Edwin Morgan

The Complete Fairytales by George MacDonald, edited by U.C. Knoepflmacher. Penguin, 354 pp., January 2000, 0 14 043737 1
Ventures into Childland: Victorians, Fairytales and Femininity by U.C. Knoepflmacher. Chicago, 444 pp., £24.50, June 2001, 0 226 44816 9

Paul Laity

Short Cuts: Little England

John Bossy

Hamlet in Purgatory by Stephen Greenblatt. Princeton, 322 pp., £19.95, May 2001, 0 691 05873 3

Katia Kapovich

Poem: ‘Forbidden Fellini’

David Simpson

Practising New Historicism by Catherine Gallagher and Stephen Greenblatt. Chicago, 249 pp., £17.50, June 2000, 0 226 27934 0

Sally Mapstone

The Poems of William Dunbar edited by Priscilla Bawcutt. Association for Scottish Literary Studies, £70, May 1999, 0 948877 38 3

Ian Hamilton

Allen Tate: Orphan of the South by Thomas Underwood. Princeton, 447 pp., £21.95, December 2000, 0 691 06950 6

Nicholas Penny

Balthus: Catalogue raisonné of the Complete Works by Jean Clair and Virginie Monnier. Abrams, 576 pp., £140, January 2000, 0 8109 6394 9
Balthus by Nicholas Fox Weber. Weidenfeld, 650 pp., £30, May 2000, 0 297 64323 1

Brian Young

Dawning of the Raj: The Life and Trials of Warren Hastings by Jeremy Bernstein. Aurum, 319 pp., £19.99, March 2001, 1 85410 753 4

Richard Pankhurst

The Pale Abyssinian: A Life of James Bruce, African Explorer and Adventurer by Miles Bredin. Flamingo, 290 pp., £7.99, March 2001, 0 00 638740 3

Peter Campbell

In Soho

E.S. Turner

Pulling the Devil’s Kingdom down: The Salvation Army in Victorian Britain by Pamela Walker. California, 337 pp., £22.95, April 2001, 0 520 22591 0

Christopher Reid

Poem: ‘Flies’

David Craig

Diary: Barra Microcosm

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