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Vol. 27 No. 2 · 20 January 2005

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Vol. 27 No. 2 · 20 January 2005

Stefan Collini

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography edited by H.C.G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford, sixty volumes, £7,500, September 2004, 9780198614111

Letters

Chris Hardy, Peter Morris, L.J. Hurst, Timothy Brennan, Peter Connolly, John Henn, Paul Tickell, David McDowall, Rod Eastwood, Gerry Harrison, Rory O’Keeffe

Robin Robertson

Two Poems

Colin Burrow

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt. Cape, 430 pp., £20, October 2004, 9780224062763

Richard Rorty

Philosophical Analysis in the 20th Century. Vol. I: The Dawn of Analysis by Scott Soames. Princeton, 432 pp., £15.95, February 2005, 9780691122441
Philosophical Analysis in the 20th Century. Vol. II: The Age of Meaning by Scott Soames. Princeton, 504 pp., £15.95, March 2005, 0 691 12312 8

Mark Doty

Poem: ‘Notebook/To Lucian Freud/On the Veil’

Jeremy Adler

Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna by Peter Singer. Granta, 254 pp., £15.99, July 2004, 1 86207 696 0

Art Spiegelman

Mood Indigo: Singing the Inauguration Day blues

Jonathan Rée

Camus and Sartre: The Story of a Friendship and the Quarrel that Ended It by Ronald Aronson. Chicago, 291 pp., £23, February 2005, 0 226 02796 1

Ruth Bernard Yeazell

Dutch 17th-century Genre Painting: Its Stylistic and Thematic Evolution by Wayne Franits. Yale, 328 pp., £45, June 2004, 0 300 10237 2

Stephen Sedley

Short Cuts: The case for a national DNA register

Ian Gilmour

The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period by William St Clair. Cambridge, 765 pp., £90, July 2004, 9780521810067

Peter Campbell

In Port Sunlight: the art collection of a soap magnate

Thomas Jones

The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martínez, translated by Sonia Soto. Abacus, 197 pp., £9.99, January 2005, 0 349 11721 7

Christian Parenti

Diary: the opium farmers of Afghanistan

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