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Vol. 26 No. 12 · 24 June 2004

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Amit Chaudhuri

Provincialising Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference by Dipesh Chakrabarty. Princeton, 320 pp., £42.95, October 2000, 0 691 04908 4

Letters

Richard Clogg, Patrick Renshaw, David Simpson, Ian Hennessey, Peregrine Worsthorne, Julian Rathbone, Brian Concannon, Andrew McNeillie, Ralph Seliger, Martin Pierce, Geoffrey Thompson, Michael Wright

Tim Flannery

The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilisation by Brian Fagan. Granta, 284 pp., £20, May 2004, 1 86207 644 8

Mahmoud Darwish, translated by Taline Voskeritchian and Christopher Millis

Poem: ‘I Remember al-Sayyab’

Tom Nairn

After the Empire: The Breakdown of the American Order by Emmanuel Todd, translated by C. Jon Delogu. Constable, 288 pp., £8.99, July 2004, 1 84529 058 5
Bubble of American Supremacy: Correcting the Misuse of American Power by George Soros. Weidenfeld, 207 pp., £12.99, January 2004, 0 297 84906 9

E.S. Turner

The Bugatti Queen: In Search of a Motor-Racing Legend by Miranda Seymour. Simon and Schuster, 301 pp., £15.99, February 2004, 0 7432 3146 5

Andrew Nathan

Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service by Frederic Wakeman Jr.. California, 650 pp., £49.95, May 2003, 0 520 23407 3

John Connelly

Rising ’44: ‘The Battle for Warsaw’ by Norman Davies. Pan, 752 pp., £9.99, June 2004, 0 330 48863 5

Charles Glass

A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples by Ilan Pappe. Cambridge, 333 pp., £15.99, January 2004, 0 521 55632 5
The Gun and the Olive Branch by David Hirst. Faber, 624 pp., £16.99, August 2003, 0 571 21945 4
The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited by Benny Morris. Cambridge, 664 pp., £70, January 2004, 0 521 81120 1

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: unimpressed by good booking men

Nina Auerbach

Possessions: The History and Uses of Haunting in the Hudson Valley by Judith Richardson. Harvard, 296 pp., £19.95, October 2003, 0 674 01161 9

William Skidelsky

The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem. Faber, 511 pp., £12.99, January 2004, 0 571 21933 0

Robert Crawford

Three Poems

Terry Castle

‘That Furious Lesbian’: The Story of Mercedes de Acosta by Robert Schanke. Southern Illinois, 210 pp., £16.95, June 2004, 0 8093 2579 9
Women in Turmoil: Six Plays by Mercedes de Acosta, edited by Robert Schanke. Southern Illinois, 252 pp., £26.95, June 2003, 0 8093 2509 8

Gail Levin

Edward Hopper edited by Sheena Wagstaff. Tate Gallery, 256 pp., £29.99, May 2004, 1 85437 533 4

Peter Campbell

At Tate Modern: good plain painting and men in shirt-sleeves

A.D. Nuttall

Flesh in the Age of Reason by Roy Porter. Allen Lane, 574 pp., £25, October 2003, 0 7139 9149 6

Adam Kuper

Claude Lévi-Strauss: The Formative Years by Christopher Johnson. Cambridge, 208 pp., £40, February 2003, 0 521 01667 3

Stephen Sedley

Diary: the man who tried to bring Pinochet to justice

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