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What happened on August 11, 2002




  • Love Constant Beyond Death Francisco de Quevedo

  • Tea With Mussolini BENITA EISLER, Benita Eisler is the author of a recent biography of Byron and the forthcoming "Chopin's Funeral," the story of the composer's last years.

  • Das Maus RICHARD SCHICKEL, Richard Schickel, who reviews movies for Time, is a contributing writer to Book Review. His study, "The Disney Version," is available in paperback.

  • Night of the Living Dead HAL ESPEN, Hal Espen is the editor of Outside Magazine.

  • The Quest for Crusoe JOAN TAPPER, Joan Tapper is the former editor of Islands magazine.


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  • Breaking Away JOHN FREEMAN, John Freeman is a writer in New York.

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  • The Comedians MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.

  • Recipe for Success BARRY GLASSNER, Barry Glassner is the author of "The Culture of Fear" and is writing a book on American food culture.

  • Books For Kids Reviews are provided to Book Review by Publishers Weekly, where they first appeared. Copyright 2002, Publishers Weekly.

  • Our Man in Zanzibar PAUL HARE, Paul Hare is the author of "Angola's Last Best Chance for Peace." He was a career foreign service officer specializing in Africa and the Middle East and was U.S. ambassador to Zambia and U.S. special envoy for the Angolan peace process.

  • Wanderlust CARMELA CIURARU, Carmela Ciuraru is the editor of "Beat Poets" and the forthcoming "Poems for America."

  • The Many Faces of Time LAWRENCE WESCHLER, Lawrence Weschler is the author of "Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder" and the forthcoming "Robert Irwin/Getty Garden." His essay is adapted from the introduction to "Photobooth," to be published by Princeton Architectural Press in October.

  • The Right Stuff ANDREW H. MALCOLM, Andrew H. Malcolm, a former foreign and national correspondent, editor, government and campaign spokesman, is the author of such books as "Final Harvest" and "The Canadians." He is a member of The Times' Editorial Board.

  • Why Gorbachev Is Russia's Unsung Hero NINA KHRUSHCHEVA, Nina Khrushcheva teaches international affairs at New School University in New York. She is the granddaughter of former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.

  • She's a Lady (Whoa, Whoa, Whoa) KATHARINE WEBER, Katharine Weber is the author of the novels "Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear" and "The Music Lesson." She teaches fiction writing at Yale.

  • Twist and Shout LEE SIEGEL, Lee Siegel is a contributing writer to Book Review and the recipient of the 2002 National Magazine Award for reviews and criticism.

  • Dark Shadows PAUL KRASSNER, Paul Krassner is the founder and editor of The Realist and author of "Murder at the Conspiracy Convention and Other American Absurdities." His most recent album of stand-up satire is "Irony Lives!" (Artemis Records).










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