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Vol. 27 No. 15 · 4 August 2005

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Lawrence Rosen

Globalised Islam: The Search for a New Ummah by Olivier Roy. Hurst, 349 pp., £16.95, November 2004, 1 85065 598 7
The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West by Gilles Kepel, translated by Pascale Ghazaleh. Harvard, 327 pp., £15.95, September 2004, 0 674 01575 4

Letters

James Hamilton-Paterson, Benjamin Spencer, Robert Morton, Lucy Penhaligon, John Sturrock, David Lane, Nick Cheel, Raymond Clayton, Valerie Perkins, Marianna Lee, Ralph Blaine

Patrick Cockburn

Looking for Someone to Kill

Eric Hobsbawm

Between Sex and Power: Family in the World 1900-2000 by Göran Therborn. Routledge, 379 pp., £24.99, February 2004, 0 415 30078 9

Helen Cooper

Blood and Roses: The Paston Family in the 15th Century by Helen Castor. Faber, 347 pp., £8.99, June 2005, 0 571 21671 4

Hal Foster

In Venice: at the Biennale

Charles Glass

An Assassin’s Land

Tom Leonard

Poem: ‘Remembrance Day’

Tom Nairn

Democratic Warming

Donald MacKenzie

The (Mis)behaviour of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward by Benoit Mandelbrot and Richard Hudson. Profile, 328 pp., £9.99, September 2005, 1 86197 790 5

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: the internet

Peter Howarth

Collected Poems by Edward Thomas, edited by R. George Thomas. Faber, 264 pp., £12.99, October 2004, 0 571 22260 9

Jonathan Rée

Søren Kierkegaard: A Biography by Joakim Garff, translated by Bruce Kirmmse. Princeton, 867 pp., £22.95, January 2005, 9780691091655

Jenny Diski

Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture edited by Leah Price and Pamela Thurschwell. Ashgate, 168 pp., £40, January 2005, 0 7546 3804 9

Lucia Berlin

Love, Lucia

Adam Phillips

The Sea by John Banville. Picador, 264 pp., £16.99, June 2005, 0 330 48328 5

John Burnside

Poem: ‘Old Man, Swimming’

Nicole Devarenne

Agaat by Marlene van Niekerk. Tafelberg, 718 pp., R 250, August 2004, 0 624 04206 5
A Change of Tongue by Antjie Krog. Random House (South Africa), 376 pp., R 182.95, September 2003, 0 9584468 4 9
Die Onsigbares by E.K.M. Dido. Kwela, 223 pp., R 110, August 2003, 0 7957 0158 6

Andrew O’Hagan

Diary: A City of Prose

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