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Vol. 28 No. 17 · 7 September 2006

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Vol. 28 No. 17 · 7 September 2006

Ross McKibbin

Sleazy, Humiliated, Despised

Letters

Eugene Goodheart, Sam Hood, Allan Tulchin, Simon Haywood, Editors, ‘London Review’, Ivan Roots, Brian Smith, Arthur Havisham, Richard Koss, Roddy Graham, C.D. Rose, Greg Dixon, Christopher Stephens

John Hartley Williams

Two Poems

Fredric Jameson

The Parallax View by Slavoj Žižek. MIT, 434 pp., £16.95, March 2006, 0 262 24051 3

Michael Newton

Ava Gardner by Lee Server. Bloomsbury, 551 pp., £20, April 2006, 0 7475 6547 3

David Bromwich

‘Let Us Now Praise Famous Men’, ‘A Death in the Family’, Shorter Fiction by James Agee. Library of America, 818 pp., $35, October 2005, 1 931082 81 2
Film Writing and Selected Journalism by James Agee. Library of America, 748 pp., $40, October 2005, 1 931082 82 0
Brooklyn Is by James Agee. Fordham, 64 pp., $16.95, October 2005, 0 8232 2492 9

John Sturrock

Bouvard and Pecuchet by Gustave Flaubert, translated by Mark Polizzotti. Dalkey Archive, 328 pp., £8.99, January 2006, 1 56478 393 6
Flaubert: A Life by Frederick Brown. Heinemann, 629 pp., £25, May 2006, 0 434 00769 2

Ciaran Carson

Two Poems

Frank Kermode

In the Blood: A Memoir of My Childhood by Andrew Motion. Faber, 326 pp., £16.99, September 2006, 0 571 22803 8

Patrick Wright

Great British Bus Journeys: Travels through Unfamous Places by David McKie. Atlantic, 359 pp., £16.99, March 2006, 1 84354 132 7

Jeremy Harding

Short Cuts: Blair’s comedy turns

Jenny Diski

A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History’s Greatest Traveller by Jason Roberts. Simon and Schuster, 382 pp., £12.99, August 2006, 0 7432 3966 0

Isabel Hilton

Lhasa: Streets with Memories by Robert Barnett. Columbia, 219 pp., £16, March 2006, 0 231 13680 3

Eleanor Birne

At the Royal Scottish Academy: Ron Mueck

Lawrence Rosen

On the Road to Kandahar: Travels through Conflict in the Islamic World by Jason Burke. Allen Lane, 297 pp., £20, May 2006, 0 7139 9896 2

Thomas Jones

Terrorist by John Updike. Hamish Hamilton, 310 pp., £17.99, August 2006, 0 241 14351 9

Philip Connors

White Guys by Anthony Giardina. Heinemann, 371 pp., £11.99, August 2006, 0 434 01605 5

Richard Hornsey

Queer London: Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918-57 by Matt Houlbrook. Chicago, 384 pp., £20.50, September 2005, 0 226 35460 1

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘A History of Western Music: Chapter 49 (McPhee’s Gamelan)’

Thomas Laqueur

Diary: My Dead Fathers

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