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Cover: Cecil Beaton



  • Nicholas Spice

    • Benjamin Britten by Humphrey Carpenter
  • Letters
    Denis MacShane, John Sturrock, W.A. Suchting, Jacqueline Castles, Stuart Pierson, Earl Miner, Warren Keith Wright, Ruth Evans, G.J. Cook, Gerald Long

  • Elaine Showalter

    • Sex, Art and American Culture by Camille Paglia
  • Jenny Diski

    • The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer by Brian Masters
  • Frank Kermode

    • Meaning by Shakespeare by Terence Hawkes
    • Shakespeare’s Professional Career by Peter Thomson
    • Shakespeare’s Mouldy Tales by Leah Scragg
    • Reading Shakespeare’s Characters by Christy Desmet
    • Bit Parts in Shakespeare’s Plays by Molly Mahood
  • Edward Said

    • Wagner in Performance edited by Barry Millington and Stewart Spencer
    • Wagner: Race and Revolution by Paul Lawrence Rose
    • Wagner Handbook edited by Ulrich Müller and Peter Wapnewski, translated by John Deathridge
    • Richard Wagner’s Visit to Rossini and An Evening at Rossini’s in Beau-Séjour by Edmond Michotte, translated by Herbert Weinstock
  • Hugo Williams
    Four Poems

  • Ross McKibbin

    • Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: Inside Neil Kinnock’s Labour Party by Richard Heffernan and Mike Marqusee
  • Michael Howard

    • Never Again: Britain 1945-51 by Peter Hennessy
    • Churchill on the Home Front 1900-1955 by Paul Addison
  • Thomas Healy

    • Living Dangerously: Young Offenders in their Own Words by Roger Graef
  • Will Self

    • Complete Prose by Woody Allen
  • Patrick Parrinder

    • The Porcupine by Julian Barnes
  • Ronan Bennett

    • Inshallah by Oriana Fallaci, translated by James Marcus
  • Nicholas Penny

    • Jacopo della Quercia by James Beck
    • Michelangelo and the Creation of the Sistine Chapel by Robin Richmond
    • Rembrandt. The Master and his Workshop: Paintings by Christopher Brown, Jan Kelch and Pieter van Thiel
    • Michelangelo’s Drawings: The Science of Attribution by Alexander Perrig
    • Michelangelo and his Drawings by Michael Hirst
    • The Poetry of Michelangelo: An Annotated Translation by James Saslow
  • Stephen Smith