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Vol. 27 No. 6 · 17 March 2005

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Sheila Fitzpatrick

The Jewish Century by Yuri Slezkine. Princeton, 438 pp., £18.95, October 2004, 0 691 11995 3

Letters

J.R. Pole, Charles Coutinho, Moira Dustin, Adam Shatz, W.G. Runciman, Richard Gott, Margret Powell-Joss, Orna Neumann, Augustus Young, David Mason

Slavoj Žižek

The Two Totalitarianisms

Sean Wilsey

Rats: A Year with New York’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan. Granta, 242 pp., £12.99, January 2005, 1 86207 761 4

August Kleinzahler

Two Poems

Peter Clarke

Keynes and His Critics: Treasury Responses to the Keynesian Revolution 1925-46 edited by G.C. Peden. Oxford, 372 pp., £45, December 2004, 0 19 726322 4

Frank Kermode

Harold Nicolson by Norman Rose. Cape, 383 pp., £20, February 2005, 0 224 06218 2

Terry Castle

Desperately Seeking Susan

Denis Donoghue

James Clarence Mangan: Selected Writings edited by Sean Ryder. University College Dublin, 514 pp., £21, February 2004, 1 900621 92 4
The Collected Works of James Clarence Mangan: Prose 1832-39 edited by Jacques Chuto, Peter Van der Kamp, Augustine Martin and Ellen Shannon-Mangan. Irish Academic, 416 pp., £45, October 2002, 0 7165 2577 1
The Collected Works of James Clarence Mangan: Prose 1840-82 edited by Jacques Chuto, Peter Van der Kamp, Augustine Martin and Ellen Shannon-Mangan. Irish Academic, 496 pp., £45, October 2002, 0 7165 2735 9
James Clarence Mangan: Poems edited by David Wheatley. Gallery Press, 160 pp., £8.95, April 2005, 1 85235 345 7
Selected Poems of James Clarence Mangan edited by Jacques Chuto, Rudolf Holzapfel, Peter Van der Kamp and Ellen Shannon-Mangan. Irish Academic, 320 pp., £16, May 2003, 0 7165 2782 0

Paul Davis

Aaron Hill: The Muses’ Projector 1685-1750 by Christine Gerrard. Oxford, 267 pp., £50, August 2003, 0 19 818388 7

Conor Gearty

Short Cuts: intercept evidence and terrorism trials

Nicholas Howe

The Cardinal’s Hat: Money, Ambition and Housekeeping in a Renaissance Court by Mary Hollingsworth. Profile, 320 pp., £8.99, April 2005, 1 86197 770 0

Peter Campbell

At Tate Modern and Modern Art Oxford: Joseph Beuys and Jannis Kounellis

Kitty Hauser

In Search of H.V. Morton by Michael Bartholomew. Methuen, 248 pp., £18.99, April 2004, 0 413 77138 5

Katharine Fletcher

A Minimum of Charity

Andrew Berry

Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire: A Visionary Naturalist by Hervé le Guyader, translated by Marjorie Grene. Chicago, 302 pp., £31.50, February 2004, 0 226 47091 1

Wyatt Mason

Pieces for the Left Hand: 100 Anecdotes by J. Robert Lennon. Granta, 213 pp., £10, March 2005, 1 86207 740 1

James Wood

The Secret Goldfish by David Means. Fourth Estate, 211 pp., £14.99, February 2005, 0 00 716487 4

Abi Curtis

Poem: ‘Preserved’

Christopher Prendergast

Diary: Piss where you like

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