Penis envy
By Claire Rayner - 01 January 12:00

What do Women want?

Erica Jong <em>Bloomsbury, 256pp £16.99</em>

In Search of an Impotent Man

A talent to offend
By Maurice Walsh - 01 January 12:00

Memoir: My Life and Themes

Conor Cruise O'Brien <em>Profile Books, 384pp, £20</em>

British street and fashion culture is the envy of the world. But the grind of professionalism is killing maverick talent
By Elizabeth Young - 01 January 12:00

Vivienne Westwood: An Unfashionable Life

Jane Mulvagh <em>HarperCollins, 399pp, £19.99</em>


Books of the century
By Stuart Burrows - 01 January 12:00

Stuart Burrows pays tribute to the polemical vigour of Edward Said

Novel of the week
By Phil Whitaker - 01 January 12:00


A M Homes <em>Anchor, £6.99</em>

Beijing's mane man
By Jonathan Mirsky - 18 December 12:00

Tiger on the Brink: Jiang Zemin and China's New Elite

Bruce Gilley <em>University of California Pr

Snobbery unbound
By Andrew Neil - 18 December 12:00

The Journals of Woodrow Wyatt: Volume One

Sarah Curtis (editor) <em>Macmillan, 748pp, £25</em>

The idea of a European superstate was born in Britain, but we've remained stubbornly on the margins ever since
By Ben Pimlott - 18 December 12:00

This Blessed Plot: Britain and Europe from Churchill to Blair

Hugo Young <em>Macmillan, 558pp, £20

A Year in Paperback
By Staff blogger - 18 December 12:00

Literary editor's recommendations

Stubborn isolation
By Sousa Jamba - 11 December 12:00

Last days in Cloud Cuckooland: Dispatches from White Africa

Graham Boynton <em>Random House Intern

Blind vision
By Melanie McDonagh - 11 December 12:00

Fighting for Peace

General Sir Michael Rose <em>Harvill Press, 256pp, £18</em>

Prisons of desire
By George Walden - 11 December 12:00

Adultery and Other Diversions

Tim Parks <em>Secker & Warburg, 136pp, £12.99</em>

Books of the century
By Elizabeth Young - 11 December 12:00

Elizabeth Young on the courage and daring of Hubert Selby

The long road to oblivion. Ian Aitken on Simon Heffer's lucid and majestic tribute to the controversial genius of Enoch Powell
By Ian Aitken - 11 December 12:00

Like the Roman: The Life of Enoch Powell

Simon Heffer <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson,</em> <em>1,024pp,

Mind games
By Edward Skidelsky - 11 December 12:00

The Emotional Brain

Joseph Le Doux <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 384pp, £18.99</em>

Books of the year
By Staff blogger - 04 December 12:00

Joan Bakewell

By Christopher Gasson - 04 December 12:00

Christopher Gasson mocks the voodoo economics of the modern book trade

By Tom Holland - 04 December 12:00

Since its publication in 1994, <em>Captain Corelli's Mandolin</em>, a historical novel set on the sm

Books of the century
By Staff blogger - 04 December 12:00

Six writers return to works of great personal or political moment

Audio books
By Francis Gilbert - 04 December 12:00

Francis Gilbert wonders how William Blake would respond to tomes on tape

By John Lloyd - 04 December 12:00

Is the end nigh for global capitalism? John Lloyd on a clutch of fiscal jeremiads

Erotic literature
By Rowan Pelling - 04 December 12:00

Rowan Pelling shows how the classics can kiss us into rapture

By Roz Kaveney - 04 December 12:00

Roz Kaveney trawls through the lives of the great (and the not so great)

What a bender
By Martyn Bedford - 27 November 12:00

Uri Geller: Magician or Mystic?

Jonathan Margolis <em>Orion Books, 296pp, £16.99</em>

Melancholy roar
By Jason Cowley - 27 November 12:00

An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Culture

Roger Scruton <em>Duckworth, 152pp, £14.99</em>

Commentary - The voice from the whirlwind
By Henry Sheen - 27 November 12:00

Henry Sheenemerges from a thicket of hard science holding the Old Testament

Future shocks
By Will Self - 27 November 12:00

What Remains To Be Discovered

John Maddox <em>Macmillan, 434pp, £20</em>