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Vol. 25 No. 10 · 22 May 2003

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Slavoj Žižek

Bring me my Philips Mental Jacket

Letters

Fenella Roberts, Keith Flett, Bradley Winterton, Linda Hart, Sarah Whittall, Fiona Pitt-Kethley, David Simpson, Justin Horton, Joseph Diamante

Donald MacKenzie

Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego and the Death of Enron by Robert Bryce. PublicAffairs, 394 pp., £9.99, November 2002, 1 903985 54 4
Enron: The Rise and Fall by Loren Fox. Wiley, 384 pp., £18.50, October 2002, 0 471 23760 4

Robert Pinsky

Poem: ‘In Defence of Allusion’

Adam Phillips

The Short Sharp Life of T.E. Hulme by Robert Ferguson. Allen Lane, 314 pp., £20, November 2002, 0 7139 9490 8
Paranoid Modernism: Literary Experiment, Psychosis and the Professionalisation of English Society by David Trotter. Oxford, 358 pp., £35, September 2001, 0 19 818755 6

Jenny Diski

The Last Days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania: Chronicles from the Vilna Ghetto and the Camps 1939-44 by Herman Kruk, edited by Benjamin Harshav, translated by Barbara Harshav. Yale, 732 pp., £30, November 2002, 0 300 04494 1

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

Bilingualism and the Latin Language by J.N. Adams. Cambridge, 836 pp., £100, January 2003, 0 521 81771 4

Raymond Friel

Poem: ‘On Chesil Beach’

James Meek

Rain by Brian Cathcart. Granta, 100 pp., £5.99, September 2002, 1 86207 534 4

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: The Matrix

R.W. Johnson

Eden: The Life and Times of Anthony Eden, First Earl of Avon 1897-1977 by D.R. Thorpe. Chatto, 758 pp., £25, March 2003, 0 7011 6744 0
The Macmillan Diaries: The Cabinet Years 1950-57 edited by Peter Catterall. Macmillan, 676 pp., £25, April 2003, 9780333711675

Art Spiegelman

‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 7: the comic continues

Miles Taylor

George Lansbury: At the Heart of Old Labour by John Shepherd. Oxford, 407 pp., £35, September 2002, 0 19 820164 8

Lorna Scott Fox

Victor Serge: The Course Is Set on Hope by Susan Weissman. Verso, 364 pp., £22, September 2001, 1 85984 987 3

Peter Campbell

In the City

David A. Bell

Calvet’s Web: Enlightenment and the Republic of Letters in 18th-Century France by L.W.B. Brockliss. Oxford, 471 pp., £55, July 2002, 9780199247486
The Great Nation: France from Louis XV to Napoleon by Colin Jones. Allen Lane, 651 pp., £25, August 2002, 0 7139 9039 2

Michael Hofmann

Collected Poems by Hugo Williams. Faber, 288 pp., £20, September 2002, 0 571 21233 6

David Halperin

At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill. Scribner, 572 pp., £6.99, July 2002, 0 7432 0714 9

Tony Harrison

Poem: ‘PM am’

Christopher Tayler

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. Viking, 356 pp., £16.99, April 2003, 0 670 87559 7

David Haglund

Diary: Mormons

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