Vol. 1 No. 5 · 20 December 1979

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Vol. 1 No. 5 · 20 December 1979

Simon Schama

The Business of Enlightenment: A Publishing History of the ‘Encyclopédie’ 1775-1800 by Robert Darnton. Harvard, 624 pp., £13, September 1979, 0 674 08786 0


Liane Aukin, Gay Clifford, Brigid Brophy, Ken Follett, John Sutherland, John Sturrock, Wynne Godley, Tom Gallagher, T.G. Rosenthal

Alasdair MacIntyre

Western Political Thought in the Face of the Future by John Dunn. Cambridge, 120 pp., £8.50

Roger Poole

The Moment of ‘Scrutiny’ by Francis Mulhern. New Left Books, 354 pp., £11.75
The Literary Criticism of F.R. Leavis by R.P. Bilan. Cambridge, 338 pp., £12.50

Alan Bennett

An Actor and his Time by John Gielgud. Sidgwick, 253 pp., £8.95

Peter Jenkins

Final Term: The Labour Government 1974-76 by Harold Wilson. Weidenfeld/Joseph, 322 pp., £8.95

Christopher Serpell

The White House Years by Henry Kissinger. Weidenfeld/Joseph, 1476 pp., £14.95

Richard Poirier

The Powers that Be by David Halberstam. Chatto, 771 pp., £9.95

Peter Medawar

Howard Florey: The Making of a Great Scientist by Gwyn Macfarlane. Oxford, 396 pp., £7.95

Gabriel Josipovici

Cervantes by William Byron. Cassell, 583 pp., £9.95

Robert Taubman

Shikasta by Doris Lessing. Cape, 365 pp., £5.95
Fergus Lamont by Robin Jenkins. Canongate, 293 pp., £7.95
A Married Man by Piers Paul Read. Alison Press/Secker, 264 pp., £5.25
And Again? by Sean O’Faolain. Constable, 267 pp., £5.95

Ralf Dahrendorf

Class by Jilly Cooper. Eyre Methuen, 283 pp., £4.95

Charles Tomlinson

Poem: ‘Their voices rang’

Clive James

Poems and Journeys by Charles Johnston. Bodley Head, 97 pp., £3.90
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin, translated by Charles Johnston. Penguin Classics, 238 pp., £1.50

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