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Vol. 2 No. 9 · 15 May 1980

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Vol. 2 No. 9 · 15 May 1980

Frank Kermode

Love and Marriage by Laurence Lerner. Edward Arnold, 264 pp., £12, August 1979, 0 7131 6227 9
Adultery in the Novel: Contract and Transgression by Tony Tanner. Johns Hopkins, 383 pp., £9.75, April 1980, 0 8018 2178 9

Letters

Peter Redgrove, Mary McCarthy, Henry Schwarzschild

Karl Miller

London Review of Books: Separate Publication

Peter Jenkins

The Seventies by Christopher Booker. Allen Lane, 349 pp., £7.50, February 1980, 0 7139 1329 0
The Seventies by Norman Shrapnel. Constable, 267 pp., £7.50, March 1980, 0 09 463280 4

Alex Comfort

Sex and Fantasy: Patterns of Male and Female Development by Robert May. Norton, 226 pp., £7.50, February 1980, 0 393 01316 2

Alan Brien

Breasts by Daphna Ayalah and Isaac Weinstock. Hutchinson, 286 pp., £7.95, March 1980, 0 09 140870 9

John Sutherland

Book Society by Graham Watson. Deutsch, 164 pp., £6.50, April 1980, 0 233 97160 2
The Publishers Association Annual Report 1979-80 73 pp.
Private Presses and Publishing in England since 1945 by H.E. Bellamy. Clive Bingley, 168 pp., £15, March 1980, 0 85157 297 9

Ted Hughes

Poem: ‘Nightjar’

Adam Phillips

Poem: ‘Intruder’

Owen Dudley Edwards

Ireland in the Age of Imperialism and Revolution 1760-1801 by R.B. McDowell. Oxford, 740 pp., £28, December 1979, 9780198224808

Thomas McKeown

Health, Medicine and Mortality in the 16th Century edited by Charles Webster. Cambridge, 417 pp., £18.50, December 1979, 0 521 22643 0

Kenneth O. Morgan

Tariff Reform in British Politics by Alan Sykes. Oxford, 352 pp., £16, December 1979, 0 19 822483 4

G.A. Cohen

Marxism and Class Theory: A Bourgeois Critique by Frank Parkin. Tavistock, 217 pp., £6.95, October 1979, 0 422 76790 5
Karl Marx edited by Tom Bottomore. Blackwell, 194 pp., £9.95, September 1979, 0 631 10961 7

Keith Walker

‘A heart for every fate’: Byron’s Letters and Journals, Vol. 10, 1822-1823 edited by Leslie Marchand. Murray, 239 pp., £8.95, March 1980, 0 7195 3670 7

D.J. Enright

D.J. Enright is soon to bring out his ‘Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse 1945-1980’. Here is the substance of his introductory statement.

Robert Taubman

The Echo Chamber by Gabriel Josipovici. Harvester, 154 pp., £6.50, March 1980, 0 85527 807 2
Birthstone by D.M. Thomas. Gollancz, 160 pp., £6.50, March 1980, 0 575 02762 2
Kingdom Come by Melvyn Bragg. Secker, 352 pp., £6.50, March 1980, 0 436 06714 5
A Gentle Occupation by Dirk Bogarde. Chatto, 360 pp., £5.95, March 1980, 0 7011 2505 5
Innocent Blood by P.D. James. Faber, 276 pp., £5.95, March 1980, 0 571 11566 7

Susannah Amoore

Two Poems

Caroline Moorehead

Lover on the Nile by Richard Hall. Collins, 254 pp., £7.95, February 1980, 9780002164719
Nellie: Letters from Africa by Elspeth Huxley. Weidenfeld, 326 pp., £8.95, March 1980, 0 297 77706 8
Black Country Girl in Red China by Esther Cheo Ying. Hutchinson, 191 pp., £5.95, January 1980, 9780091390808

Richard Mayne

Cinema: A Critical Dictionary: The Major Film-Makers edited by Richard Roud. Secker, 1120 pp., £25, February 1980, 9780436428302
The Dream that Kicks: The Prehistory and Early Years of Cinema in Britain by Michael Chanan. Routledge, 356 pp., £12.50, January 1980, 0 7100 0319 6

Laurence Lerner

Poem: ‘Kaspar Hauser’

E.S. Turner

The Henry Root Letters  Weidenfeld, 156 pp., £4.50, March 1980, 0 297 77762 9

Christopher Reid

Renga by Octavio Paz, Jacques Roubaud, Edoardo Sanguineti and Charles Tomlinson. Penguin, 95 pp., £1.95, November 1979, 0 14 042268 4
Kites in Spring by John Hewitt. Blackstaff, 63 pp., £2.95, February 1980, 0 85640 206 0
The Island Normal by Brian Jones. Carcanet, 91 pp., £2.95, February 1980, 9780856353406
New Poetry 5 edited by Peter Redgrove and Jon Silkin. Hutchinson, 163 pp., £4.95, November 1979, 0 09 139570 4

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