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Vol. 23 No. 18 · 20 September 2001

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Vol. 23 No. 18 · 20 September 2001

Thomas Laqueur

Funerals, Politics and Memory in Modern France 1789-1996 by Avner Ben-Amos. Oxford, 425 pp., £55, October 2000, 0 19 820328 4
Monumental Intolerance: Jean Baffier, a Nationalist Sculptor in Fin-de-Siècle France by Neil McWilliam. Pennsylvania State, 326 pp., £58.95, November 2000, 0 271 01965 4

Letters

Bachman Reza, Philip McGarry, Peter Mair, Alan Murray, Bengt Rösiö, Michiel Wijnberg, Davor Butkovic, Daniel Bell, Richard Andrews, Ian MacDougall, Tim Salmon

John Burnside

Two Poems

Tim Radford

Solly Zuckerman: A Scientist out of the Ordinary by John Peyton. Murray, 252 pp., £22.50, May 2001, 9780719562839

Alison Jolly

Tree of Origin: What Primate Behaviour Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution edited by Frans de Waal. Harvard, 311 pp., £20.50, August 2001, 0 674 00460 4
The Ape and the Sushi Master: Cultural Reflections by a Primatologist by Frans de Waal. Allen Lane, 433 pp., £16.99, June 2001, 0 7139 9569 6

R.W. Johnson

The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens. Verso, 159 pp., £15, May 2001, 1 85984 631 9

Colm Tóibín

The Last Witness

Henry Shukman

Poem: ‘Schmaltz’

Daniel Soar

Short Cuts: The Big Issue

Elizabeth Lowry

Island: Collected Stories by Alistair MacLeod. Cape, 434 pp., £16.99, June 2001, 0 224 06194 1
No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod. Vintage, 262 pp., £6.99, June 2001, 0 09 928392 1

Yitzhak Laor

The Same Sea by Amos Oz. Chatto, 201 pp., £15.99, February 2001, 0 7011 6924 9

Thomas Nagel

The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour by Barry Stroud. Oxford, 228 pp., £19.99, January 2000, 0 19 513388 9

Julian Bell

The Complete Writings on Art by Walter Sickert, edited by Anna Gruetzner Robins. Oxford, 699 pp., £90, September 2000, 0 19 817225 7

Peter Campbell

At the British Library: the lie of the land

Tom Shippey

Viking Age Iceland by Jesse Byock. Penguin, 448 pp., £9.99, April 2001, 0 14 029115 6

Jonathan Lamb

Thomas Chatterton and Romantic Culture by Nick Groom. Palgrave, 300 pp., £55, September 1999, 0 333 72586 7

E.S. Turner

Diary of an African Journey (1914) by H. Rider Haggard. Hurst, 345 pp., £20, August 2001, 1 85065 468 9

August Kleinzahler

Diary: Too Bad about Mrs Ferri

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