Vol. 26 No. 9 · 6 May 2004

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Peter Campbell

Ilan Pappe

As long as the plan contains the magic term ‘withdrawal’, it is seen as a good thing


Peter Hallward, Jacqueline Rose, Lauro Martines, Yisrael Medad, Peter Connolly, Vincent Deary, Bernard Bergonzi, Murray Biggs, Harvey Dickson, Jeremy Bernstein

Colm Tóibín

Story: ‘A Priest in the Family’

Robin Robertson

Four Poems

Stephen Holmes

Incoherent Empire by Michael Mann. Verso, 278 pp., £15, October 2003, 1 85984 582 7

Jeremy Harding

New Collected Poems by George Oppen, edited by Michael Davidson. Carcanet, 433 pp., £14.95, July 2003, 1 85754 631 8

Peter Campbell

At Somerset House: Islamic art

Sheila Fitzpatrick

The Diary of a Soviet Schoolgirl 1932-37 by Nina Lugovskaya, translated by Joanne Turnbull. Glas, 215 pp., £8.99, October 2003, 9785717200653

Barbara Taylor

Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation by Thomas Laqueur. Zone, 501 pp., £21.95, March 2003, 1 890951 32 3

Jeremy Harding

Short Cuts: France’s role in Rwanda

Thomas Jones

The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst. Picador, 501 pp., £16.99, April 2004, 9780330483209

Michael Byers

A New Type of War

Paul Foot

Reform! The Fight for the 1832 Reform Act by Edward Pearce. Cape, 343 pp., £20, November 2003, 0 224 06199 2

R.W. Johnson

The Lion and the Springbok: Britain and South Africa since the Boer War by Ronald Hyam and Peter Henshaw. Cambridge, 379 pp., £45, May 2003, 0 521 82453 2

Ian Sansom

John Fowles: The Journals, Vol. I edited by Charles Drazin. Cape, 668 pp., £30, October 2003, 9780224069113
John Fowles: A Life in Two Worlds by Eileen Warburton. Cape, 510 pp., £25, April 2004, 0 224 05951 3

M.J. Hyland

Diary: a memoir

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