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Vol. 24 No. 1 · 3 January 2002

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Peter Campbell

Barbara Taylor

Inventing Herself: Claiming a Feminist Intellectual Heritage by Elaine Showalter. Picador, 384 pp., £16.99, June 2001, 0 330 34669 5

Letters

Geoffrey Bucknell, Sameera Hartsough, Lynsay Gott, Rod Edmond, Editor, ‘London Review’, David Craig, Paul Seabright, Elise Godsell, Jeremy Newmark, Howard Cooper, Thomas Laqueur, Roger Stuveras, A.W.B. Simpson, John Owen, Brian Bosworth, Liz Willis, J.F. Darycott, Jerome Shipman, Michael Dobson, Andrew Ross

Wendy Doniger

The Mirror: A History by Sabine Melchior-Bonnet, translated by Katharine Jewett. Routledge, 308 pp., £16.99, January 2001, 0 415 92447 2

Edward Said

Is Israel more secure now?

James Meek

Diary: Where does the rubble end and the ground begin?

Alan Bennett

Seeing Stars

Stephen Greenblatt

In Memory of Michael Rogin

James Wood

Zeno's Conscience by Italo Svevo, edited by William Weaver. Everyman, 437 pp., £12.99, November 2001, 1 85715 249 2
Memoir of Italo Svevo by Livia Veneziani Svevo, translated by Isabel Quigly. Northwestern, 178 pp., $15.95, June 2001, 0 8101 6084 6
Emilio's Carnival by Italo Svevo, translated by Beth Archer Brombert. Yale, 233 pp., £22.50, October 2001, 0 300 09049 8

James Lasdun

Poem: ‘The Skaters’

James Francken

Short Cuts: The big book prizes

Daniel Soar

Nightmare Town: Stories by Dashiell Hammett, edited by Kirby McCauley and Martin Greenberg et al. Picador, 396 pp., £16.99, March 2001, 0 330 48109 6
Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-60 edited by Richard Layman and Julie Rivett. Counterpoint, 650 pp., £28.99, June 2001, 1 58243 081 0

Thomas Jones

Sister Crazy by Emma Richler. Flamingo, 258 pp., £12.99, September 2001, 0 00 711822 8

India Knight

The Mitford Girls: The Biography of an Extraordinary Family by Mary Lovell. Little, Brown, 611 pp., £20, September 2001, 0 316 85868 4
Nancy Mitford: A Memoir by Harold Acton. Gibson Square, 256 pp., £16.99, September 2001, 1 903933 01 3

Adam Kuper

Storyteller: The Many Lives of Laurens van der Post by J.D.F. Jones. Murray, 505 pp., £25, September 2001, 0 7195 5580 9

Patrick McGuinness

Electric Light by Seamus Heaney. Faber, 81 pp., £8.99, March 2001, 0 571 20762 6
Seamus Heaney in Conversation with Karl Miller  Between the Lines, 112 pp., £9.50, July 2001, 0 9532841 7 4

Ian Glynn

The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Ageing by S. Jay Olshansky and Bruce A. Carnes. Norton, 254 pp., £19.95, August 2001, 0 393 04836 5

Jonathan Aaron

Poem: ‘An Instance of Necromancy’

R.T. Murphy

The Making of Modern Japan by Marius Jansen. Harvard, 871 pp., £23.95, November 2000, 0 674 00334 9

Peter Campbell

At the Imperial War Museum: Agitprop

Iain Sinclair

Diary: At Bluewater

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