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Vol. 4 No. 11 · 17 June 1982

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Cover Artist

M.C. Escher

Oliver Sacks

The Leg

Letters

Francis King, Christopher Ricks, David Cannadine, Jan Smith, Joseph Ginsburg, Francis FitzGibbon, Prabhu Guptara

James Fishkin

More democracy?

Vernon Bogdanor

Democracy at the Polls: A Comparative Study of Competitive National Elections edited by David Butler, Howard Penniman and Austin Ranney. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 367 pp., £5.75, March 1982, 0 8447 3403 9

Rosalind Mitchison

The Population History of England 1541-1871: A Reconstruction by E.A. Wrigley and R.S. Schofield. Edward Arnold, 779 pp., £45, October 1981, 0 7131 6264 3

Frank Cioffi

Psycho Politics by Peter Sedgwick. Pluto, 292 pp., £4.95, January 1982, 0 86104 352 9
The Voice of Experience by R.D. Laing. Allen Lane, 178 pp., £7.50, April 1982, 0 7139 1330 4

Richard Gregory

The Mind’s Best Work by D.N. Perkins. Harvard, 314 pp., £12.95, November 1981, 0 06 745762 2
The Mathematical Experience by Philip Davis and Reuben Hersh. Harvester, 440 pp., £12.95, November 1981, 0 7108 0364 8

Christopher Ricks

From the Land of Shadows by Clive James. Cape, 294 pp., £7.95, April 1982, 0 224 02021 8

Frank Kermode

A Moving Target by William Golding. Faber, 202 pp., £8.95, May 1982, 0 571 11822 4

Jane Miller

Jane Miller writes about the axing of the Schools Council and the implications of this for educational research

Tom Paulin

Re-Reading English edited by Peter Widdowson. Methuen, 246 pp., £7.95, March 1982, 0 416 31150 4
Against Criticism by Iain McGilchrist. Faber, 271 pp., £12.50, May 1982, 0 571 11922 0

R.E. Pahl

Inner-City Poverty in Paris and London by Peter Willmott and Charles Madge. Routledge, 146 pp., £8.50, August 1981, 0 7100 0819 8
The Inner City in Context edited by Peter Hall. Heinemann, 175 pp., £12.50, October 1981, 0 435 35718 2
New Perspectives in Urban Change and Conflict edited by Michael Harloe. Heinemann, 265 pp., £15, December 1981, 9780435824044
The Politics of Poverty by David Donnison. Martin Robertson, 239 pp., £9.95, December 1981, 0 85520 481 8
The Politics of Poverty by Susanne MacGregor. Longman, 193 pp., £2.95, November 1981, 0 582 29524 6

James Michie

Poem: ‘Romantic Experiment’

Fergus Millar

Rich and Poor in the Ancient World

Tam Dalyell

For ever Falkland?

Raymond Williams

Distance

Claude Rawson

St Kilda’s Parliament by Douglas Dunn. Faber, 87 pp., £3, September 1981, 0 571 11770 8
Airborn/Hijos del Aire by Octavio Paz and Charles Tomlinson. Anvil, 29 pp., £1.25, April 1981, 0 85646 072 9
The Flood by Charles Tomlinson. Oxford, 55 pp., £3.95, June 1981, 0 19 211944 3
Looking into the Deep End by David Sweetman. Faber, 47 pp., £3, March 1981, 0 571 11730 9
Independence by Andrew Motion. Salamander, 28 pp., £5, December 1981, 0 907540 05 8

A.J.P. Taylor

Diary: Two Finals

Lorna Tracy

Story: ‘Marriage’

Peter Redgrove

Three Poems

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