Twenty Minutes - Book Of The Month

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19991014

An extended review of one of the month's most interesting new publications.

19991014

An extended review of one of the month's most interesting new publications.

20001025

An extended review of one of the month's most interesting publications.

20001025

An extended review of one of the month's most interesting publications.

20001129

An 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.

20001129

An 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.

Death In England: An Illustrated History19991220

An 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.

Death In England: An Illustrated History19991220

An 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.

Experience20000518

An 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.

Experience20000518

An 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.

M20000118

An 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.

M20000118

An 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.

Only Yesterday20000619

An 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.

Only Yesterday20000619

An 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.

Soul Mountain20010216

An 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.

Soul Mountain20010216

An 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.

Svengali20000309

An 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.

Svengali20000309

An 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 Balkans 1804-199919991129

Historian 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.

The Balkans 1804-199919991129

Historian 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.

The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy20010321

Steve Connor reviews Ian Campbell Ross's new biography of Laurence Sterne, author of `The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy'.

The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy20010321

Steve Connor reviews Ian Campbell Ross's new biography of Laurence Sterne, author of `The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy'.

The Life Of John Milton20001213

An 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 Life Of John Milton20001213

An 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 Sense And Non-sense Of Revolt20000405

An 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.

The Sense And Non-sense Of Revolt20000405

An 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.

The True History Of The Kelly Gang20010131

An 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.

The True History Of The Kelly Gang20010131

An 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.