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Vol. 27 No. 12 · 23 June 2005

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Pankaj Mishra

The ‘People’s War’

Letters

Geoffrey Lehmann, Victor Black, Edward Luttwak, Jonathan Aldred, Mat Pires, Mark Vernon, Carol Hamilton, A.W. Brian Simpson, Donald Gardner

David A. Bell

The Legend of Napoleon by Sudhir Hazareesingh. Granta, 336 pp., £20, August 2004, 1 86207 667 7
The Retreat by Patrick Rambaud, translated by William Hobson. Picador, 320 pp., £7.99, June 2005, 0 330 48901 1
Napoleon: The Eternal Man of St Helena by Max Gallo, translated by William Hobson. Macmillan, 320 pp., £10.99, April 2005, 0 333 90798 1
The Saint-Napoleon: Celebrations of Sovereignty in 19th-Century France by Sudhir Hazareesingh. Harvard, 307 pp., £32.95, May 2004, 0 674 01341 7
Napoleon and the British by Stuart Semmel. Yale, 354 pp., £25, September 2004, 0 300 09001 3

Robert Crawford

Poem: ‘The Exorcist’

Patrick Wright

DPM: Disruptive Pattern Material; An Encyclopedia of Camouflage: Nature – Military – Culture  DPM, 2 vols, 944 pp., £100, September 2004, 9780954340407

Günter Eich, translated by Michael Hofmann

Five Poems

Frank Kermode

What Good Are the Arts? by John Carey. Faber, 286 pp., £12.99, June 2005, 0 571 22602 7

Terry Eagleton

Songs of Experience: Modern American and European Variations on a Universal Theme by Martin Jay. California, 431 pp., £22, January 2005, 0 520 24272 6

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: What’s your codename?

David Simpson

The Question of Zion by Jacqueline Rose. Princeton, 202 pp., £12.95, April 2005, 0 691 11750 0

Peter Campbell

At the British Museum: Under African Eyes

James Wood

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. Viking, 252 pp., £12.99, May 2005, 0 670 91554 8

Eleanor Birne

The Accidental by Ali Smith. Hamish Hamilton, 306 pp., £14.99, May 2005, 0 241 14190 7

Mary Douglas

How the Bible Became a Book: The Textualisation of Ancient Israel by William Schniedewind. Cambridge, 257 pp., £25, May 2005, 0 521 82946 1

Nicholas Horsfall

Horace: Odes and Epodes edited by Niall Rudd. Harvard, 350 pp., £14.50, June 2004, 0 674 99609 7

Lorraine Daston

The Uses of Curiosity in Early Modern France and Germany by Neil Kenny. Oxford, 484 pp., £68, July 2004, 0 19 927136 4

Hugh Pennington

If H5N1 Evolves

Andrew Sugden

Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis by Michael Williams. Chicago, 689 pp., £49, January 2003, 0 226 89926 8

David Craig

Two Poems

Eliot Weinberger

Diary: Next stop, Forbidden City

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