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D.A.N. Jones

William Cobbett: The Poor Man’s Friend by George Spater. Cambridge, 318 pp., £15, March 1982, 0 521 22216 8

Letters

Gabriel Josipovici, Nicholas Spice, Jonathan Dollimore, David Lodge, Francis King, David Cannadine, William Milne, Alan Bold

Clive James

Christopher Brennan: A Critical Biography by Axel Clark. Melbourne, 358 pp., £20, May 1980, 0 522 84182 1

Melanie Phillips

Unemployment by Jeremy Seabrook. Quartet, 226 pp., £8.95, February 1982, 0 7043 2325 7
The Black Economy: how it works, who it works for, and what it costs by Arnold Heertje, Margaret Allen and Harry Cohen. Pan, 158 pp., £1.95, April 1982, 0 330 26765 5

Robert Marshall-Andrews

Rough Justice: The Extraordinary Truth about Charles Richardson and his Gang by Robert Parker. Fontana, 352 pp., £1.95, October 1981, 0 00 636354 7
Web of Corruption: The Story of John Poulson and T. Dan Smith by Raymond Fitzwalter and David Taylor. Granada, 282 pp., £12.50, October 1981, 0 246 10915 7
Inside Boss: South Africa’s Secret Police by Gordon Winter. Penguin, 640 pp., £7.95, October 1981, 9780140057515
Crime in Wartime: A Social History of Crime in World War II by Edward Smithies. Allen and Unwin, 219 pp., £12.50, January 1982, 0 04 364020 6

Michael Ignatieff

The Brixton Disorders: Report of an Inquiry by the Rt Hon. the Lord Scarman  HMSO, 168 pp., £8, November 1981, 0 10 184270 8
Punishment, Danger and Stigma: The Morality of Criminal Justice by Nigel Walker. Blackwell, 206 pp., £9.95, August 1980, 0 631 12542 6
Punishment: A Philosophical and Criminological Inquiry by Philip Bean. Martin Robertson, 215 pp., £12.50, August 1981, 0 85520 391 9
Dangerousness and Criminal Justice by Jean Floud and Warren Young. Heinemann, 228 pp., £14.50, October 1981, 0 435 82307 8
The Abuse of Power: Civil Liberties in the United Kingdom by Patricia Hewitt. Martin Robertson, 295 pp., £15, December 1981, 0 85520 380 3

Jeremy Reed

Poem: ‘The Person from Porlock’

Tim Sebastian

The Book of Lech Walesa by Lech Badkowski, introduced by Neal Ascherson et al. Penguin, 203 pp., £8.95, March 1982, 0 14 006376 5
The Polish Challenge by Kevin Ruane. BBC, 328 pp., £9.95, May 1982, 0 563 20054 5

A.W.F. Edwards

Silent Pleasures

Richard Mayne

Camus: A Critical Study of his Life and Work by Patrick McCarthy. Hamish Hamilton, 259 pp., £12.50, April 1982, 0 241 10603 6
Albert Camus: A Biography by Herbert Lottman. Picador, 753 pp., £3.95, February 1981, 0 330 26262 9
The Narcissistic Text: A Reading of Camus’s Fiction by Brian Fitch. Toronto, 128 pp., £12.25, April 1982, 0 8020 2426 2
The Outsider by Albert Camus, translated by Joseph Laredo. Hamish Hamilton, 96 pp., £5.95, April 1982, 0 241 10778 4

Douglas Johnson

The Left Bank: Writers in Paris, from Popular Front to Cold War by Herbert Lottman. Heinemann, 319 pp., £12.50, May 1982, 0 434 42943 0

Gay Clifford

Poem: ‘Confession’

Nicholas Penny

Victorian Sculpture by Benedict Read. Yale, 414 pp., £30, June 1982, 0 300 02506 8

Michael Baxandall

German Renaissance Architecture by Henry-Russell Hitchcock. Princeton, 380 pp., £50, January 1982, 0 691 03959 3

Robert Melville

The Last Eleven

Donald Davie

Poem: ‘Argonauts’

Donald Davie

The Passages of Joy by Thom Gunn. Faber, 93 pp., £4, June 1982, 0 571 11867 4
The Occasions of Poetry by Thom Gunn. Faber, 188 pp., £6.95, June 1982, 0 571 11733 3

David Cannadine

Fabianism and Culture: A Study in British Socialism and the Arts, 1884-1918 by Ian Britain. Cambridge, 344 pp., £19.50, June 1982, 0 521 23563 4
The Elmhirsts of Dartington: The Creation of an Utopian Community by Michael Young. Routledge, 381 pp., £15, June 1982, 9780710090515

Ian Hamilton

Diary: Wold Cup for Alexithymics

Martin Swales

The Newton Letter by John Banville. Secker, 82 pp., £5.95, May 1982, 0 436 03265 1

James Peacock

Negara: The Theatre State in 19th-Century Bali by Clifford Geertz. Princeton, 297 pp., £13.10, December 1980, 0 691 05316 2

Edmund Leach

Myth, Religion and Society: Structuralist Essays by M. Detienne, L. Gernet, J-P. Vernant and P. Vidal-Naquet, edited by R.L. Gordon. Cambridge/Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 306 pp., £20, January 1982, 0 521 22780 1
The Anthropological Circle: Symbol, Function, History by Marc Augé. Cambridge/Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 131 pp., £12.50, January 1982, 0 521 23236 8

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