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Vol. 24 No. 5 · 7 March 2002

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Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell

Why does it take so long to mend an escalator?

Letters

Jonathan Rée, Andrew Kilmister, Humphrey Fullerton, Stanton Cavendish, Luc Schokkaert, Robert Livingston, Nicholas Lezard, Nikos Stangos, Sean McGlynn, Rick Osborn, Stefan Collini, Robert FitzGerald, Bernard Porter

Ross McKibbin

Kinnock: The Biography by Martin Westlake. Little, Brown, 768 pp., £25, October 2001, 0 316 84871 9

Michael Wood

Dicta and Contradicta by Karl Kraus, translated by Jonathan McVity. Illinois, 208 pp., £18.50, May 2001, 0 252 02648 9

Jerry Fodor

Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective by Donald Davidson. Oxford, 237 pp., £30, September 2002, 0 19 823753 7

Tom Vanderbilt

Body of Secrets: How America’s NSA and Britain’s GCHQ Eavesdrop on the World by James Bamford. Century, 721 pp., £20, May 2001, 0 7126 7598 1
Total Surveillance: Investigating the Big Brother World of E-Spies, Eavesdroppers and CCTV by John Parker. Piatkus, 330 pp., £10.99, September 2001, 0 7499 2226 5

Charles Simic

Two Poems

Andrew Berry

Evolution’s Workshop: God and Science on the Galapagos Islands by Edward Larson. Penguin, 320 pp., £8.99, February 2002, 0 14 100503 3

Tony Wood

A Novel without Lies by Anatoly Mariengof, translated by José Alaniz. Glas, 192 pp., £8.99, August 2001, 1 56663 302 8

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Buffy!

Siddhartha Deb

The Horned Man by James Lasdun. Cape, 195 pp., £10.99, February 2002, 0 224 06217 4

Stephanie Burt

Collected Poems: Volume I by William Carlos Williams, edited by A. Walton Litz and Christopher MacGowan. Carcanet, 579 pp., £12.95, December 2000, 1 85754 522 2
Collected Poems: Volume II by William Carlos Williams, edited by A. Walton Litz and Christopher MacGowan. Carcanet, 553 pp., £12.95, December 2000, 1 85754 523 0

J. Hoberman

Hollywood and Anti-Semitism: A Cultural History up to World War Two by Steven Alan Carr. Cambridge, 342 pp., £42.50, July 2001, 9780521798549

Stephen Sedley

Wringing out the Fault

Peter Campbell

At the National Gallery: Aelbert Cuyp

Ben Gilbert

Diary: In the City

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