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Vol. 3 No. 20 · 5 November 1981

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Vol. 3 No. 20 · 5 November 1981

E.H. Gombrich

Taste and the Antique: The Lure of Classical Sculpture, 1500-1900 by Francis Haskell and Nicholas Penny. Yale, 376 pp., £20, March 1981, 0 300 02641 2

Letters

David Ayers, Editor, ‘London Review’, Monica Foot, Michael Dummett, Editor, ‘London Review’, Michael Ignatieff, A.M. Healy, Diana Athill, John Sutherland, Nicolas Walter, Roy Harris

Hans Aarsleff

Vico and Berlin

Isaiah Berlin

Isaiah Berlin responds to the foregoing criticisms of his work

Douglas Dunn

Poem: ‘Western Blue’

A.J.P. Taylor

History and Imagination: Essays in honour of H.R. Trevor-Roper edited by Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Valerie Pearl and Blair Worden. Duckworth, 386 pp., £25, October 1981, 9780715615706

Jon Elster

La Distinction: Critique Sociale du Jugement by Pierre Bourdieu. Editions de Minuit, 670 pp., £9.05, August 1979, 2 7073 0275 9

Tom Paulin

Too Long a Sacrifice: Life and Death in Northern Ireland since 1969 by Jack Holland. Columbus, 217 pp., £7.95, July 1981, 0 396 07934 2
A History of Northern Ireland by Patrick Buckland. Gill and Macmillan, 195 pp., £3.95, April 1981, 0 7171 1069 9

Chris Patten

British Industry and the North Sea: State Intervention in a Developing Industrial Sector by Michael Jenkin. Macmillan, 251 pp., £20, May 1981, 0 333 25606 9

Arthur Marwick

Michael Foot: A Portrait by Simon Hoggart and David Leigh. Hodder, 216 pp., £8.95, September 1981, 0 340 27600 2

Nigel Hamilton

Washington Despatches, 1941-45: Weekly Political Reports from the British Embassy edited by H.G. Nicholas. Weidenfeld, 700 pp., £20, August 1981, 0 297 77920 6
British Intelligence and the Second World War. Vol. II by F.H. Hinsley, E.E. Thomas, C.F.G. Ransom and R.C. Knight. HMSO, 850 pp., £15.95, September 1981, 0 11 630934 2
Mars without Venus: A Study of Some Homosexual Generals by Frank Richardson. William Blackwood, 188 pp., £5.95, September 1981, 9780851581484
Soldiering on: An Unofficial Portrait of the British Army by Dennis Barker. Deutsch, 236 pp., £8.50, October 1981, 0 233 97391 5
A Breed of Heroes by Alan Judd. Hodder, 288 pp., £6.95, September 1981, 0 340 26334 2
War in Peace: An Analysis of Warfare Since 1945 edited by Robert Thompson. Orbis, 312 pp., £9.95, September 1981, 0 85613 341 8

John Harvey

The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving. Cape, 401 pp., £6.95, October 1981, 0 224 01961 9
The Villa Golitsyn by Piers Paul Read. Secker, 193 pp., £6.95, October 1981, 0 436 40968 2
Funeral Games by Mary Renault. Murray, 257 pp., £6.95, November 1981, 0 7195 3883 1
The Cupboard by Rose Tremain. Macdonald, 251 pp., £6.95, October 1981, 0 03 540476 0

Jon Silkin

Poem: ‘Acetylene: evacuated to a house in Wales, lit by gas’

Gabriele Annan

Sonya: The Life of Countess Tolstoy by Anne Edwards. Hodder, 512 pp., £8.50, July 1981, 9780340250020

Randolph Quirk

Paradigms Lost: Reflections on Literacy and its Decline by John Simon. Chatto, 222 pp., £9.95, October 1981, 0 7011 2601 9

Alan Coren

Richard Burton by Paul Ferris. Weidenfeld, 212 pp., £7.95, September 1981, 0 297 77966 4
Peter Sellers by Alexander Walker. Weidenfeld, 240 pp., £7.95, September 1981, 0 297 77965 6

David Cannadine

The Victorian Countryside edited by G.E. Mingay. Routledge, 380 pp., £25, July 1981, 0 7100 0734 5

Onora O’Neill

Abortion and Moral Theory by L.W. Sumner. Princeton, 246 pp., £9.20, May 1981, 0 691 07262 0

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