Vol. 25 No. 9 · 8 May 2003

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

David Runciman

The Politics of Good Intentions


Paul Osterrieth, Hilary Koprowski, Stanley Plotkin, Vivian Wyatt, Jonathan Bland, Edward Pearce, David Edgerton, Chris Baldick, Evan Riley, Michael Fried, Jeremy Bernstein, Robert Olby, Richard Wrigley, Patricia Miller, Martin Harries

Harry Clifton

Poem: ‘Qatar’

Danny Karlin

Herman Melville: A Biography. Vol. II: 1851-91 by Hershel Parker. Johns Hopkins, 997 pp., £31, May 2002, 0 8018 6892 0

John Mullan

Baudolino by Umberto Eco, translated by William Weaver. Secker, 522 pp., £18, October 2002, 0 436 27603 8

Peter Campbell

At the Saatchi Gallery: London’s new art gallery

Anatol Lieven

A Trap of Their Own Making

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Thomas Pynchon

Charles Glass

Saddamism after Saddam

Art Spiegelman

‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 6: the comic continues

Yitzhak Laor

Silent Partner

Lorraine Daston

Charles Darwin. Vol. II: The Power of Place by Janet Browne. Cape, 591 pp., £25, November 2002, 0 224 04212 2

P.N. Furbank

'The Military Orchid’ and Other Novels by Jocelyn Brooke. Penguin, 437 pp., £10.99, August 2002, 0 14 118713 1

John Sturrock

Oeuvres complètes: Tome II: Romans I by Raymond Queneau, edited by Henri Godard. Gallimard, 1760 pp., €68, April 2002, 2 07 011439 2

Matthew Reynolds

The ‘Inferno’ of Dante Alighieri a new translation by Ciaran Carson. Granta, 296 pp., £14.99, October 2002, 1 86207 525 5

Laura Quinney

Allusion to the Poets by Christopher Ricks. Oxford, 345 pp., £20, August 2002, 0 19 925032 4

Hal Foster

Quick Studies: The Best of ‘Lingua Franca’ edited by Alexander Star. Farrar, Straus, 514 pp., $18, September 2002, 0 374 52863 2

Stephen Knight

Poem: ‘The Call-Box’

James Francken

English Correspondence by Janet Davey. Chatto, 199 pp., £12.99, January 2003, 0 7011 7364 5

Eve Blake

Diary: Friern Hospital

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