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Vol. 2 No. 1 · 24 January 1980

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Cover Artist

R.B. Kitaj

William Empson

Genesis of Secrecy by Frank Kermode. Harvard, 169 pp., £5.50, June 1979, 0 674 34525 8

Letters

Gregory Bateson, Terrence Des Pres, Struan Robertson

Stuart Hampshire

Stuart Hampshire writes about common decency

James Lighthill

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter. Harvester, 777 pp., £10.50, August 1980, 0 85527 757 2

Tom Nairn

An Unfinished History of the World by Hugh Thomas. Hamish Hamilton, 700 pp., £12.50, November 1980, 0 241 10282 0

John Dunn

Politics and Letters: Interviews with ‘New Left Review’ by Raymond Williams. New Left Books, 446 pp., £12.75, September 1980, 0 86091 000 8

Wynne Godley

Wynne Godley calls for general import controls

Kenneth O. Morgan

Brendan Bracken by Charles Edward Lysaght. Allen Lane, 372 pp., £10, September 1980, 0 7139 0969 2

Clive James

Poem: ‘Thoughts on Feeling Carbon-Dated’

Frank Kermode

Romantic Roots in Modern Art by August Wiedmann. Gresham, 328 pp., £8.50, July 1980, 0 905418 51 4
Symbolism by Robert Goldwater. Allen Lane, 286 pp., £12.95, November 1980, 9780713910476
Decadence and the 1890s edited by Ian Fletcher. Arnold, 216 pp., £9.95, July 1980, 0 7131 6208 2

Rosalind Mitchison

Lord Cockburn: A Bicentenary Commemoration edited by Alan Bell. Scottish Academic Press, 204 pp., £6, December 1980, 0 7073 0245 5

Karl Miller

Sound Advice for Scotch Reviewers

David Trotter

Book Reviews

John Sutherland

Allen Lane: King Penguin by J.E. Morpurgo. Hutchinson, 405 pp., £9.95, November 1980, 0 09 139690 5

A. Alvarez

Author’s Editor

Hugh Lloyd-Jones

Roman Papers by Ronald Syme, edited by E. Badian. Oxford, 878 pp., £35, November 1980, 0 19 814367 2

Richard Gregory

Pavlov by Jeffrey Gray. Fontana, 140 pp., £1.25, September 1980, 9780006343042
J.B. Watson: The Founder of Behaviourism by David Cohen. Routledge, 297 pp., £8.95, September 1980, 0 7100 0054 5

Peter Laslett

Wanton Wenches and Wayward Wives: Peasants and Illicit Sex in Early 17th Century England by G.R. Quaife. Croom Helm, 283 pp., £11.50, July 1980, 0 7099 0062 7
A History of Myddle by Richard Gough, edited by Peter Razzell. Caliban, 184 pp., £9, October 1980, 0 904573 14 1

J.Z. Young

Social Being by Rom Harré. Blackwell, 438 pp., £15, November 1980, 9780631106913

Michael Irwin

Confederates by Thomas Keneally. Collins, 427 pp., £5.75, October 1980, 0 00 222141 1
Just Above My Head by James Baldwin. Joseph, 597 pp., £6.95, October 1980, 0 7181 1764 6
Winter Doves by David Cook. Secker, 213 pp., £4.95, October 1980, 0 436 10673 6
All Girls Together by Paula Neuss. Duckworth, 141 pp., £5.95, November 1980, 0 7156 1454 1

Christopher Reid

Lies and Secrets by John Fuller. Secker, 70 pp., £3.50, October 1980, 0 436 16753 0
Crossing by John Matthias. Anvil, 125 pp., £3.25, October 1980, 0 85646 035 4
Growing Up by Michael Horovitz. Allison and Busby, 96 pp., £4.95, October 1980, 0 85031 232 9
Report to the Working Party. Asylum. Otiose [preceded by] After by Anthony Barnett. Nothing Doing, 121 pp., £4.80, August 1980, 0 901494 17 8

E.S. Turner

Eminent Edwardians by Piers Brendon. Secker, 255 pp., £6.95, October 1980, 0 436 06810 9

Ronald Blythe

A Writer’s Britain: Landscape in Literature by Margaret Drabble. Thames and Hudson, 133 pp., £10.50, October 1980, 0 500 01219 9

Richard Usborne

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations  Oxford, 908 pp., £12.50, November 1980, 9780192115607

Richard Murphy

Poem: ‘Bookcase for the OED’

Lyndall Gordon

Looking for Laforgue by David Arkell. Carcanet, 248 pp., £6.95, November 1980, 0 85635 285 3
A Night of Serious Drinking by René Daumal, translated by David Coward. Routledge, 150 pp., £5.95, October 1980, 0 7100 0325 0

Gabriele Annan

The British Aristocracy by Mark Bence-Jones and Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd. Constable, 259 pp., £6.95, October 1980, 0 09 461780 5
The Astors by Virginia Cowles. Weidenfeld, 256 pp., £8.50, November 1980, 9780297776246
Barclay Fox’s Journal edited by R.L. Brett. Bell and Hyman, 426 pp., £8.95, July 1980, 0 7135 1865 0

Samuel Hynes

Orwell: The Transformation by Peter Stansky and William Abrahams. Constable, 240 pp., £6.95, October 1980, 0 09 462250 7

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