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Vol. 26 No. 3 · 5 February 2004

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Vol. 26 No. 3 · 5 February 2004

John Lanchester

The Murdoch Archipelago by Bruce Page. Simon and Schuster, 580 pp., £20, September 2003, 0 7432 3936 9
Rupert Murdoch: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Media Wizard by Neil Chenoweth. Crown Business, 416 pp., $27.50, December 2002, 0 609 61038 4
Autumn of the Moguls: My Misadventures with the Titans, Poseurs and Money Guys who Mastered and Messed up Big Media by Michael Wolff. Flamingo, 381 pp., £18.99, January 2004, 0 00 717881 6

Letters

Martin Summers, Nick Simpson, Julian Bell, Edward Pearce, Vanessa Coode, Martin Ward, Rupert Read, John Higgins, David Craig, Gavin Bell, Alison Macleod, Tuvia Blumenthal, Jonathan Sawday, John Price, John Heath

Martin Jacques

Empire of Capital by Ellen Meiksins Wood. Verso, 182 pp., £15, July 2003, 1 85984 502 9
Empire Lite: Nation-Building in Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan by Michael Ignatieff. Vintage, 134 pp., £6.99, May 2003, 0 09 945543 9
Global Civil Society? by John Keane. Cambridge, 220 pp., £40, April 2003, 0 521 81543 6
Global Civil Society: An Answer to War by Mary Kaldor. Polity, 189 pp., £45, April 2003, 0 7456 2757 9

Amartya Sen

Why We Should Preserve the Spotted Owl

Mary Hawthorne

Walker Evans by James Mellow. Perseus, 654 pp., £15.99, February 2002, 1 903985 13 7

James Lasdun

Poem: ‘Mr. W. H.’

Terry Eagleton

D.H. Lawrence and ‘Difference’: Post-Coloniality and the Poetry of the Present by Amit Chaudhuri. Oxford, 226 pp., £20, June 2003, 0 19 926052 4

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Godot on a bike

Wyatt Mason

Old School by Tobias Wolff. Bloomsbury, 195 pp., £12.99, February 2004, 0 7475 6948 7

Fatema Ahmed

Cassada by James Salter. Harvill, 208 pp., £10.99, August 2003, 1 86046 925 6
Light Years by James Salter. Vintage, 320 pp., £6.99, August 2003, 0 09 945022 4

Robert Macfarlane

First to Fly: The Unlikely Triumph of Wilbur and Orville Wright by James Tobin. Murray, 431 pp., £9.99, November 2003, 0 7195 5738 0
The Wright Brothers: The Aviation Pioneers who Changed the World by Ian Mackersey. Little, Brown, 554 pp., £20, October 2003, 0 316 86144 8
Wings of Madness: Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight by Paul Hoffman. Fourth Estate, 369 pp., £18.99, June 2003, 1 84115 368 0
Taking Flight: Inventing the Aerial Age from Antiquity to the First World War by Richard Hallion. Oxford, 531 pp., £20, September 2003, 0 19 516035 5

Clive James

Poem: ‘The Zero Pilot’

Adrian Woolfson

Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe by Simon Conway Morris. Cambridge, 464 pp., £18.95, September 2003, 0 521 82704 3

Hugh Pennington

The Return of the White Plague: Global Poverty and the ‘New’ Tuberculosis edited by Matthew Gandy and Alimuddin Zumla. Verso, 330 pp., £25, October 2003, 1 85984 669 6

Ruth Bernard Yeazell

Life in the Sick-Room by Harriet Martineau, edited by Maria Frawley. Broadview, 260 pp., £8.99, March 2003, 1 55111 265 5
On Being Ill by Virginia Woolf, edited by Hermione Lee. Paris Press, 28 pp., £15, October 2002, 1 930464 06 1

Peter Campbell

At the Royal Academy: Philip Guston fouls the nest

Colm Tóibín

War Paint: Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry by Lindy Woodhead. Virago, 498 pp., £20, April 2003, 1 86049 974 0
Diana Vreeland by Eleanor Dwight. HarperCollins, 308 pp., £30, December 2002, 0 688 16738 1

Benjamin Markovits

Poem: ‘Rosehips’

Sophie Harrison

Diary: cutting up a corpse

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