Vol. 28 No. 8 · 20 April 2006

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Hilary Mantel

Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution by Ruth Scurr. Chatto, 388 pp., £20, May 2006, 0 7011 7600 8

Letters

Alan Dershowitz, Frank Solomon, Caroline and Nathan Finkelstein, Yair Evron, Robert Pfaltzgraff, Marion Woolfson, Renee Slater, Jeremy Schreiber, John Gretton, Tom Wengraf, Joseph Palley, Michael Grenfell, Yitzhak Laor, Kenneth Cuno, Editors, ‘London Review’, Eric Hobsbawm, Justin Smith, Jeremy Harding, Elliott Mills, Madeleine St John, Daniel Schiller, Amy Beckett, Anne Hollander

John Bossy

Scourge and Fire: Savonarola and Renaissance Italy by Lauro Martines. Cape, 368 pp., £20, March 2006, 0 224 07252 8
The Burning of the Vanities: Savonarola and the Borgia Pope by Desmond Seward. Sutton, 320 pp., £20, March 2006, 0 7509 2981 2

Thomas Lynch

Committed to the Cleansing Flame: The Development of Cremation in 19th-Century England by Brian Parsons. Spire, 328 pp., £34.95, November 2005, 1 904965 04 0

Steven Shapin

The Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffee House by Brian Cowan. Yale, 364 pp., £25, January 2006, 0 300 10666 1
Coffee House: A Cultural History by Markman Ellis. Phoenix, 304 pp., £8.99, November 2005, 0 7538 1898 1

Robert Crawford

Poem: ‘Beleago’

Ilan Pappe

Ingathering

Bruce Robbins

Science of Science and Reflexivity by Pierre Bourdieu, translated by Richard Nice. Polity, 168 pp., £14.99, September 2004, 9780745630601

Robert VanderMolen

Poem: ‘Under the Sky’

Jacqueline Rose

Get a Life by Nadine Gordimer. Bloomsbury, 187 pp., £16.99, November 2005, 0 7475 8175 4

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: An X-Rated Version of Postman Pat

Dinah Birch

The Holy Land in English Culture 1799-1917: Palestine and the Question of Orientalism by Eitan Bar-Yosef. Oxford, 319 pp., £50, October 2005, 0 19 926116 4

Peter Campbell

At the V&A and Tate Modern: Modernist Design

Andrew Bacevich

Leonard Wood: Rough Rider, Surgeon, Architect of American Imperialism by Jack McCallum. New York, 368 pp., $34.95, December 2005, 0 8147 5699 9

Amit Chaudhuri

Selected Poems by Rabindranath Tagore, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri. Oxford India, 449 pp., £23.99, April 2004, 0 19 566867 7

August Kleinzahler

The Long and the Short of It: Poems 1955-2005 by Roy Fisher. Bloodaxe, 400 pp., £12, June 2005, 1 85224 701 0

Daniel Soar

Patrick’s Alphabet by Michael Symmons Roberts. Cape, 230 pp., £10.99, March 2006, 0 224 07596 9

Emilie Bickerton

Chris Marker: Memories of the Future by Catherine Lupton. Reaktion, 256 pp., £14.95, October 2004, 1 86189 223 3

Sherry Turkle

Diary: Tamagotchi Love

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