Saturday 01 August 1992
Diderot: A Critical Biography by P N Furbank, Secker pounds 25. An authoritative portrait of the presiding Enlightenment genius. Review by Claude Rawson, 18 April.
Stalin's Nose by Rory Maclean, HarperCollins pounds 14.99. A powerful and touching account of travels in eastern Europe. Review by Jan Morris, 16 May.
Outerbridge Reach by Robert Stone, Deutsch pounds 14.99. A grand, adventurous novel about a man lost at sea. Interview by Scott Bradfield, 23 May.
Quartered Safe Out Here by George MacDonald Fraser, Harvill pounds 16. Strong and sprightly memoirs of wartime Burma. Review by Michael Fathers, 30 June.
Above the River by James Wright, Bloodaxe pounds 9.95. This acute collection is a fine memorial to the late American poet. Review by Lachlan Mackinnon, 11 July.
The Interior Castle by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy, Sinclair-Stevenson pounds 25. An astute biography of Gerald Brenan and his passion for Spain. Review by David Gilmour, 18 July.
The Last Magician by Janette Turner Hospital, Virago pounds 14.99. The dazzling and elliptical tale of buried secrets in Sydney. Review by Robert Winder, 17 July.
Wagner: Race and Revolution by Paul Lawrence Rose (Faber pounds 20). A scathing portrait of the anti-Semitic strain in the composer's life and work. Review by Tim Jackson, 25 July.
musicReview: Culture Club performs live for first time in 12 years
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
This is what a film sex scene actually looks like on set (mostly awkward)
Taylor Swift, 1989 - album review: Pop star shows 'promising signs of maturity'
American Horror Story season 4, Fox - review: Silly, sensational but still sensitive
Breaking Bad season 6 hoax: Vince Gilligan has not confirmed a new series
Miranda Hart confirms her eponymous sitcom has come to an end as she bows out on a 'high'
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'