Page 6, 10th August 1990

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A Man Convinced Of His Own Wisdom

Patrick White Speaks (Jonathon Cape, 1 E12,95). Wynn Wheldon ONE of the requirements of a successful novelist is a large ego. He has to believe that the world wants to hear what......

Wooing For A Wager But Deprived Of Luck

The Wager by Machado de Assis, translated by Robert Scott-Buccleuch (Peter Owen, £12.95). Anthony Gardner THERE is a certain artistic genre which, were it Iess noble, might be......

President Who Lives Forever

In the Arena by Richard Nixon (Simon arid Schuster, £16.95). Desmond Albrow PRESIDENTS come and presidents go, but despite Watergate et al, Richard Nixon seems to go on forever.......

Tears At Illness Born From The Womb

The Broken Cord by Michael Dorris (Collins, £16.95) Virginia Barton HAVE you heard of FAS? Neither had I. The acronym stands for foetal alcohol syndrome, a non-reversible......

Overview Of Us Religious Perceptions

Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianising the American People by Jon Butler (Harvard University Press £19.95) Jacques timers SJ THE topic of this book is a religious history of......

Westminster Cathedral Bookshop

BIRGITTA OF SWEDEN: Life and Selected Revelations Like Joan of Arc, St. Birgitta experienced a repeated and insistent call to re-awaken the Church's attention to the essential......