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Vol. 28 No. 10 · 25 May 2006

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Peter Campbell

Nicholas Spice

Everyman by Philip Roth. Cape, 182 pp., £10, May 2006, 0 224 07869 0

Letters

Donald Baker, Philip Zelikow, John Mearsheimer & Stephen Walt, Roger Jones

Gillian White

Edgar Allan Poe & the Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts and Fragments by Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Alice Quinn. Farrar, Straus, 367 pp., £22.50, March 2006, 0 374 14645 4

Ross McKibbin

The Reshuffle and After

Peter Campbell

At the National Gallery: Gentile Bellini

Jenny Diski

Nothing like a Dame: The Scandals of Shirley Porter by Andrew Hosken. Granta, 372 pp., £20, March 2006, 1 86207 809 2

Bernard Porter

British Documents on the End of Empire Series B Vol. 9: Central Africa: Part I: Closer Association 1945-58 by Philip Murphy. Stationery Office, 448 pp., £150, November 2005, 0 11 290586 2
British Documents on the End of Empire Series B Vol. 9: Central Africa: Part II: Crisis and Dissolution 1959-65 by Philip Murphy. Stationery Office, 602 pp., £150, November 2005, 0 11 290587 0

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Everything Was For Ever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation by Alexei Yurchak. Princeton, 331 pp., £15.95, December 2005, 0 691 12117 6

Daniel Soar

Short Cuts: What Ahmadinejad Meant

David Simpson

The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War by Robert Bevan. Reaktion, 240 pp., £19.95, January 2006, 1 86189 205 5

Walid Khazendar, translated by Tom Paulin

Four Poems

Colin Jones

Voltaire Almighty: A Life in Pursuit of Freedom by Roger Pearson. Bloomsbury, 447 pp., £18.99, November 2005, 0 7475 7495 2
Le Monde des salons by Antoine Lilti. Fayard, 572 pp., £30, October 2005, 2 213 62292 2

Robin Robertson

Poem: ‘Out in the Open’

Barbara Newman

Lark in the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours translated by Ezra Pound, W.D. Snodgrass and Robert Kehew, edited by Robert Kehew. Chicago, 280 pp., £35, May 2005, 0 226 42933 4
Medieval Lyric: Middle English Lyrics, Ballads and Carols edited by John Hirsh. Blackwell, 220 pp., £17.99, August 2004, 1 4051 1482 7
An Anthology of Ancient and Medieval Woman’s Song edited by Anne Klinck. Palgrave, 208 pp., £19.99, May 2004, 9781403963109

Adam Phillips

Why? What Happens When People Give Reasons . . . and Why by Charles Tilly. Princeton, 202 pp., £15.95, March 2006, 9780691125213

Slavoj Žižek

Freud Lives!

Theo Tait

The Worms Can Carry Me to Heaven by Alan Warner. Cape, 390 pp., £11.99, May 2006, 0 224 07129 7

John Sutherland

Diary: Do books have a future?

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