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Vol. 25 No. 12 · 19 June 2003

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Edward Said

A Road Map to Where?

Letters

Roger Lancaster, Denys Trussell, Phil Edwards, Michael Dibdin, Fred Matthews, T.J. Stiles, Nicholas Jacobs, Dan Jameson, Ray Crozier, F. Crawford

Terry Eagleton

George Orwell by Gordon Bowker. Little, Brown, 495 pp., £20, May 2003, 0 316 86115 4
Orwell: The Life by D.J. Taylor. Chatto, 448 pp., £20, June 2003, 0 7011 6919 2
Orwell: Life and Times by Scott Lucas. Haus, 180 pp., £8.99, April 2003, 1 904341 33 0

Jenny Diski

Green Gold: The Empire of Tea by Alan Macfarlane and Iris Macfarlane. Ebury, 308 pp., £12.99, February 2003, 0 09 188309 1

Matthew Sweeney

Two Poems

Alex de Waal

Aids in the 21st Century: Disease and Globalisation by Tony Barnett and Alan Whiteside. Palgrave, 416 pp., £52.50, June 2002, 1 4039 0005 1

James Hamilton-Paterson

Invented Eden: The Elusive, Disputed History of the Tasaday by Robin Hemley. Farrar, Straus, 352 pp., $25, May 2003, 0 374 17716 3

Sean Wilsey

Using so Little

John Sturrock

Short Cuts: Iraq’s Invisible Weapons

John Upton

He huffs and he puffs

Bernard Rudden

Private Property and Abuse of Rights in Victorian England: The Story of Edward Pickles and the Bradford Water Supply by Michael Taggart. Oxford, 235 pp., £45, October 2002, 9780199256877

Andrew O’Hagan

At the Design Museum: Peter Saville

Frank Kermode

Privacy: Concealing the 18th-Century Self by Patricia Meyer Spacks. Chicago, 248 pp., £25.50, May 2003, 0 226 76860 0

John Burnside

Poem: ‘Pentecost’

David Simpson

The Vehement Passions by Philip Fisher. Princeton, 268 pp., £18.95, May 2002, 0 691 06996 4

Nina Auerbach

Zelda Fitzgerald: Her Voice in Paradise by Sally Cline. Murray, 492 pp., £25, September 2003, 0 7195 5466 7

Graham Robb

Napoleon III and His Regime: An Extravaganza by David Baguley. Louisiana State, 392 pp., £38.50, December 2000, 0 8071 2624 1
The French Second Empire: An Anatomy of Political Power by Roger Price. Cambridge, 507 pp., £55, January 2002, 0 521 80830 8

Patrick McGuinness

The Distance, The Shadows: Selected Poems by Victor Hugo, translated by Harry Guest. Anvil, 250 pp., £12.95, November 2002, 0 85646 345 0
Selected Poetry by Victor Hugo, translated by Steven Monte. Carcanet, 305 pp., £12.95, September 2001, 1 85754 539 7
Selected Poems of Victor Hugo: A Bilingual Edition edited by E.H. Blackmore and A.M. Blackmore. Chicago, 631 pp., £24.50, April 2001, 0 226 35980 8

Benjamin Markovits

What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt. Sceptre, 370 pp., £14.99, January 2003, 9780340682371

Alan Jenkins

Poem: ‘Ondine’

Thomas Jones

One Day by Ardashir Vakil. Hamish Hamilton, 292 pp., £12.99, February 2003, 9780241141328

Tariq Ali

Diary: In Pakistan

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