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 19991014An extended review of one of the month's most interesting new publications.
The Balkans 1804-199919991129Historian Mark Almond gives an extended review of one of the month's most interesting new publications - Mischa Glenny's `The Balkans 1804-1999'.
This ambitious survey explores how the final century of Ottoman rule still casts a shadow over today's politics.
Death In England: An Illustrated History19991220An extended review of one of the month's most interesting publications - `Death in England: an Illustrated History' - a social history of death from earliest times up to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
M20000118An extended review of one of the month's most interesting new books.
The 16th-century artist Caravaggio was controversial in his day, and his life and work have continued to provoke debate and investigation.
In `M', a new biography that reads more like a thriller than traditional art history, Peter Robb presents a story of drink, sex, riots, murder and some of the greatest paintings of his time.
Svengali20000309An extended review of one of the month's new publications.
Steve Connor explores Daniel Pick's `Svengali's Web', which examines the 19th-century fear of the irrational and its legacy in our own age.
The Sense And Non-sense Of Revolt20000405An extended review of one of the month's significant new publications.
In her new book, `The Sense and Non-Sense of Revolt', French cultural critic Julia Kristeva examines the idea of rebellion and what it means in contemporary culture.
Experience20000518An extended review of one of the month's most significant publications - Martin Amis's autobiography, `Experience'.
The book explores his relationship with his father, Kingsley Amis, as well as documenting literary encounters in Britain and America.
He also examines the case of his lost cousin Lucy, exhumed from the garden of serial killer Fred West.
Only Yesterday20000619An extended review of one of the month's most significant publications.
Linda Grant discusses Nobel laureate S Y Agnon's `Only Yesterday', published in English for the first time.
 20001025An extended review of one of the month's most interesting publications.
 20001129An extended review of one of the month's most interesting new publications.
Julia Pascal investigates David Macey's new biography of Frantz Fanon, whose angry writings on race, psychiatry and colonisation made him one of the most notorious and unsettling voices of the 1960s.
The Life Of John Milton20001213An extended review of one of the month's most interesting new publications.
Featuring a look at Barbara Lewalski's `The Life of John Milton'.
The True History Of The Kelly Gang20010131An extended review of one of the month's significant new publications.
Poet and critic John Kinsella reviews the latest novel from Peter Carey, `The True History of the Kelly Gang', in which Carey takes on the voice of Australian rebel Ned Kelly.
Soul Mountain20010216An extended review of one of the month's most interesting new publications.
Featuring `Soul Mountain', an epic account of a physical and spiritual journey by the Chinese novelist, playwright and painter Gao Xingjian, who was awarded the Nobel Prize last year.
The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy20010321Steve Connor reviews Ian Campbell Ross's new biography of Laurence Sterne, author of `The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy'.

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