Vol. 26 No. 15 · 5 August 2004

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Edward Said

Thoughts on Late Style


Malcolm Coad, Simon Darragh, Mary Kenny, David Turner, Mark Mabberley, Mike Killingworth, John Gittings, Christopher Wintle, Denis Fairfax, John Bourn, Thomas Venning, Martin Hardcastle, Frank Ledwith, David Craig, Hugo Williams

Jerry Fodor

Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s ‘Ring’ by Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht. Oxford, 241 pp., £14.99, April 2004, 0 19 517359 7

Frank Kermode

Like a Fiery Elephant: The Story of B.S. Johnson by Jonathan Coe. Picador, 486 pp., £20, June 2004, 9780330350488
‘Trawl’, ‘Albert Angelo’ and ‘House Mother Normal’ by B.S. Johnson. Picador, 472 pp., £14.99, June 2004, 0 330 35332 2

Mark Ford

Poem: ‘The Passing of the Passenger Pigeon’

Andrew O’Hagan

Gielgud's Letters edited by Richard Mangan. Weidenfeld, 564 pp., £20, March 2004, 0 297 82989 0
Secret Dreams: A Biography of Michael Redgrave by Alan Strachan. Weidenfeld, 484 pp., £25, April 2004, 0 297 60764 2

Steven Shapin

Dr Atkins’ New Diet Revolution: The No-Hunger, Luxurious Weight Loss Plan that Really Works! by Robert C. Atkins. Vermilion, 542 pp., £7.99, January 2003, 0 09 188948 0
Atkins for Life: The Next Level, Permanent Weight Loss and Good Health by Robert C. Atkins. Pan, 456 pp., £7.99, December 2003, 0 330 41846 7
The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss by Arthur Agatston. Headline, 278 pp., £10.99, May 2003, 0 7553 1129 9

Charles Simic

Two Poems

David Runciman

Profiles, Probabilities and Stereotypes by Frederick Schauer. Harvard, 359 pp., £19.95, February 2004, 0 674 01186 4
The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter than the Few by James Surowiecki. Little, Brown, 295 pp., £16.99, June 2004, 0 316 86173 1

John Sturrock

Short Cuts: reading Butler

Lucy Scott-Moncrieff

Suspicion of Terrorism

Alex de Waal

Counter-Insurgency on the Cheap

Maurice Keen

The Hanged Man: A Story of Miracle, Memory and Colonialism in the Middle Ages by Robert Bartlett. Princeton, 168 pp., £16.95, April 2004, 0 691 11719 5

Christopher Tayler

Snow by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely. Faber, 436 pp., £12.99, May 2004, 0 571 22065 7

Peter Campbell

At the National Gallery: Russian landscapes

Benjamin Markovits

Big If by Mark Costello. Atlantic, 315 pp., £10.99, February 2004, 9781843542179

Jenny Diski

Diary: in New Zealand

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