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Vol. 2 No. 14 · 17 July 1980

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Cover Artist

Christopher Killip

Bernard Williams

The Culture of Narcissism by Christopher Lasch. Norton, 288 pp., £6.95, February 1980, 0 393 01177 1
Nihilism and Culture by Johan Goudsblom. Blackwell, 213 pp., £15, May 1980, 9780631195702

Alan Coren

Thy Neighbour’s Wife by Gay Talese. Collins, 568 pp., £7.95, June 1980, 0 00 216307 1

Letters

A.D. Carstairs, Michael Morten, Allen Morris, Guy Bentham, James Greene

Paul Addison

Sir John Seeley and the Uses of History by Deborah Wormell. Cambridge, 233 pp., £15, March 1980, 0 521 22720 8

Frank Kermode

Conrad in the 19th Century by Ian Watt. Chatto, 375 pp., £10.50, April 1980, 0 7011 2431 8

Richard Poirier

Imagining America by Peter Conrad. Routledge, 319 pp., £7.50, May 1980, 0 7100 0370 6

Bob Scribner

The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany by Michael Baxandall. Yale, 420 pp., £25, May 1980, 0 300 02423 1

Patrick Wormald

The Vikings by James Graham-Campbell and D. Kidd. British Museum, 192 pp., £8.95, February 1980, 0 7141 1352 2
The Viking World edited by James Graham-Campbell. Weidenfeld, 220 pp., £11.95, March 1980, 0 906459 04 4
The Northern World edited by David Wilson. Thames and Hudson, 248 pp., £15, February 1980, 0 500 25070 7
Vikings! by Magnus Magnusson. Bodley Head, 320 pp., £10, May 1980, 0 370 30272 9
The Vikings by Johannes Bronsted. Penguin, 347 pp., £1.95, April 1980, 0 14 020459 8
Viking Age Sculpture by Richard Bailey. Collins, 288 pp., £10.95, February 1980, 0 00 216228 8
The Viking Age in Denmark by Klaus Randsborg. Duckworth, 206 pp., £7.95, February 1980, 0 7156 1466 5

Hugo Williams

Poem: ‘Sonny Jim in Love’

Ruth Fainlight

Poem: ‘Lost Drawing’

Roy Porter

Arguments within English Marxism by Perry Anderson. New Left Books, 218 pp., £3.95, May 1980, 0 86091 727 4
Capitalism, State Formation and Marxist Theory edited by Philip Corrigan. Quartet, 232 pp., £4.95, May 1980, 0 7043 2241 2
Writing by Candlelight by E.P. Thompson. Merlin, 286 pp., £2.70, May 1980, 0 85036 257 1

Tom Nairn

Tom Nairn continues his examination of recent attempts to find in Gramsci’s writings a basis for left-wing opposition to Communism

John Sutherland

Duffy by Dan Kavanagh. Cape, 181 pp., £4.95, July 1980, 0 224 01822 1
Moscow Gold by John Salisbury. Futura, 320 pp., £1.10, March 1980, 0 7088 1702 5
The Middle Ground by Margaret Drabble. Weidenfeld, 248 pp., £5.95, June 1980, 0 297 77808 0
The Boy Who Followed Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. Heinemann, 292 pp., £6.50, April 1980, 0 434 33520 7

Gordon Haight

Gordon Haight’s speech in Westminster Abbey on 21 June, when a memorial stone to George Eliot was unveiled

Barbara Strang

The Language-Makers by Roy Harris. Duckworth, 194 pp., £15, April 1980, 0 7156 1430 4
Beyond the Letter: A Philosophical Inquiry Into Ambiguity, Vagueness and Metaphor in Language by Israel Scheffler. Routledge, 146 pp., £8.50, November 1979, 0 7100 0315 3
Linguistic Perspectives on Literature edited by Marvin Ching, Michael Haley and Ronald Lunsford. Routledge, 332 pp., £9.50, March 1980, 9780710003829

Alan Bell

The Wanton Chase by Peter Quennell. Collins, 192 pp., £8.95, May 1980, 0 00 216526 0

Patricia Beer

The Odd Women by George Gissing. Virago, 336 pp., £2.50, May 1980, 0 86068 140 8
The Beth Book by Sarah Grand. Virago, 527 pp., £3.50, January 1980, 0 86068 088 6

Judy Dunn

Babyshock edited by John Cobb. Hutchinson, 255 pp., £5.95, May 1980, 9780091408305
Infancy by Martin Richards. Harper and Row, £4.95, March 1980, 9780063181243
Childhood by Sheldon White and Barbara Notkin White. Harper and Row, £4.95, March 1980, 0 06 318122 3

Joan Aiken

Orphans

Emma Tennant

‘Clever Gretchen’ and Other Forgotten Folktales by Alison Luire. Heinemann, 128 pp., £3.50, May 1980, 0 434 94899 3

Derwent May

Poem: ‘Today’

Nicholas Tucker

The Lord of Greenwich by Juliet Dymoke. Dobson, 224 pp., £4.95, April 1980, 0 234 72165 0
A Flight of Swans by Barbara Willard. Kestrel, 185 pp., £4.50, May 1980, 0 7226 5438 3
Fanny and the Battle of Potter’s Piece by Penelope Lively. Heinemann, 45 pp., £3.50, June 1980, 9780434949373
John Diamond by Leon Garfield. Kestrel, 180 pp., £4.50, April 1980, 9780722656198
Friedrich by Hans Peter Richter. Kestrel, 150 pp., £4.50, June 1980, 0 7226 5285 2
I was there by Hans Peter Richter. Kestrel, 187 pp., £4.50, June 1980, 0 7226 6434 6
The Time of the Young Soldiers by Hans Peter Richter. Kestrel, 128 pp., £3.95, June 1980, 0 7226 5122 8
The Runaway Train by Penelope Farmer. Heinemann, 48 pp., £3.50, June 1980, 0 434 94938 8

Gillian Avery

Racism and Sexism in Children’s Books edited by Judith Stinton. Writers and Readers, 147 pp., £4.95, November 1979, 0 906495 19 9
Babies need books by Dorothy Butler. Bodley Head, 190 pp., £4.95, May 1980, 9780370301518

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