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Vol. 25 No. 8 · 17 April 2003

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Peter Campbell

Nicholas Penny

Piero della Francesca by Roberto Longhi, translated by David Tabbat. Sheep Meadow, 364 pp., £32.50, September 2002, 1 878818 77 5

Letters

Barbara Low, Ken Coates, Hal Foster, Christian McEwen, J. Elfenbein, Phil Poole, Keith Flett

Michael Wood

Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings by Italo Calvino. Cape, 255 pp., £16.99, January 2003, 0 224 06132 1

Don Paterson

Poem: ‘Letter to the Twins’

Charles Glass

I blame the British

Hugh Miles

Watching the War on al-Jazeera

Hilary Mantel

The Lost King of France by Deborah Cadbury. Fourth Estate, 352 pp., £18.99, October 2002, 1 84115 588 8

David Coward

Viva Garibaldi! Une Odyssée en 1860 by Alexandre Dumas. Fayard, 610 pp., €23, February 2002, 2 213 61230 7

Jeremy Adler

Poems and Prose by Georg Trakl, translated by Alexander Stillmark. Libris, 192 pp., £40, March 2001, 1 870352 51 3

John Sturrock

Short Cuts: on Bullshit

Art Spiegelman

‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 5: The comic continues

Barry Schwabsky

Menzel’s Realism: Art and Embodiment in 19th-Century Berlin by Michael Fried. Yale, 313 pp., £35, September 2002, 0 300 09219 9

Thomas Jones

After the Quake by Haruki Murakami, translated by Jay Rubin. Vintage, 132 pp., £6.99, March 2003, 1 84343 015 0
Earthshaking Science: What We Know (and Don’t Know) about Earthquakes by Susan Elizabeth Hough. Princeton, 238 pp., £17.95, May 2002, 0 691 05010 4

James Wood

The Light of Day by Graham Swift. Hamish Hamilton, 244 pp., £16.99, February 2003, 0 241 14204 0

Gillian Darley

The Architect and His Wife: A Life of Edwin Lutyens by Jane Ridley. Chatto, 524 pp., £25, June 2002, 0 7011 7201 0
Edwin Lutyens, Country Houses: From the Archives of ‘Country Life’ by Gavin Stamp. Aurum, 192 pp., £35, May 2001, 1 85410 763 1
Lutyens Abroad edited by Andrew Hopkins and Gavin Stamp. British School at Rome, 260 pp., £34.95, March 2002, 0 904152 37 5

Anthony Pagden

Spain’s Road to Empire: The Making of a World 1492-1763 by Henry Kamen. Allen Lane, 609 pp., £25, November 2002, 0 7139 9365 0

Tony Harrison

Poem: ‘Under the Clock’

Simon Schaffer

The Lunar Men: The Friends who Made the Future by Jenny Uglow. Faber, 588 pp., £25, September 2002, 0 571 19647 0

E.S. Turner

Dean Farrar and ‘Eric’: A Study of ‘Eric, or Little by Little’, together with the Complete Text of the Book by Ian Anstruther. Haggerston, 237 pp., £19.95, January 2003, 1 869812 19 0

Peter Campbell

At the V&A: Art Deco

Edward Said

The Academy of Lagado

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