Jason Cowley is editor of the New Statesman

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Culture
24 June 2002
Ian Hamilton, in his introduction to the Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Essays, excluded the long literary profile...
Books
27 May 2002
I was a Booker Prize judge in 1997, the year in which two of the finest novels of the entire postwar period were...
Culture
06 May 2002
One of the first paintings you see as you enter the Gerhard Richter retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New...
Books
06 May 2002
Blitzed! is a compelling document from a time of rapid social and political transformation in Britain. When I was an...
Books
29 April 2002
I was reclining in a warm bath, in a country-house hotel in north Yorkshire, when an animated voice informed me that...
World Affairs
22 April 2002
It has often been remarked that, in the immediate aftermath of 11 September, New Yorkers were liberated into excess...
Books
22 April 2002
Ryszard Kapuscinski has reached that happy stage in his writing life when everything he publishes is received with...
Books
04 March 2002
It is often said that book prizes have long since replaced reviews as our primary means of literary transmission, of...
Books
11 February 2002
''Whatever I have written, whether published by me during my lifetime or as part of my literary papers still existing...
Food and Drink
07 January 2002
More than 116,000 books were published in Britain last year, most of which enjoyed only a flickering, evanescent public...
Food and Drink
19 November 2001
Travel writing is, on the whole, a debased and exhausted genre. Most modern travel books are truth-free zones, in which...
Books
12 November 2001
This splendid book can be read as a defence of the story and of the novelist's freedom to write about whatever he or...
Food and Drink
29 October 2001
Did Gitta Sereny fall in love with Albert Speer? There is little doubt that she was mesmerised, as was the Fuhrer...
Ideas
15 October 2001
"All wars are so many attempts to bring about new relations among the states and to form new bodies by the break-up of...

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