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Vol. 5 No. 10 · 2 June 1983

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Cover Artist

Tom Miller

Peter Clarke

Margaret Thatcher is about to have another of her triumphs

Letters

John Lucas, Alan Hurst, Donald Davie, D.G. Wright, Nicolas Walter, Paul Delany

Martin Pugh

Renewal: Labour’s Britain in the 1980s by Shadow Cabinet, edited by Gerald Kaufman. Penguin, 201 pp., £2.50, April 1983, 0 14 052351 0
Socialism in a Cold Climate edited by John Griffith. Allen and Unwin, 230 pp., £2.95, April 1983, 9780043350508
Liberal Party Politics edited by Vernon Bogdanor. Oxford, 302 pp., £17.50, April 1983, 0 19 827465 3

Douglas Johnson

The Eisenhower Diaries edited by Robert Ferrell. Norton, 445 pp., £15.25, April 1983, 0 393 01432 0
The Life and Times of Joe McCarthy: A Biography by Thomas Reeves. Blond and Briggs, 819 pp., £11.95, June 1983, 0 85634 131 2
The past has another pattern by George Ball. Norton, 544 pp., £14.95, September 1982, 0 393 01481 9
Torn Lace Curtain by Frank Saunders and James Southwood. Sidgwick, 361 pp., £7.95, March 1983, 0 283 98946 7
The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power by Robert Caro. Collins, 882 pp., £15, February 1983, 0 00 217062 0
The Politician: The Life and Times of Lyndon Johnson by Ronnie Dugger. Norton, 514 pp., £13.25, September 1982, 9780393015980
Years of Upheaval by Henry Kissinger. Weidenfeld/Joseph, 1312 pp., £15.95, March 1982, 0 7181 2115 5
Richard Nixon: The Shaping of his Character by Fawn Brodie. Norton, 574 pp., £14.95, October 1982, 0 393 01467 3
Haig: The General’s Progress by Roger Morris. Robson, 458 pp., £8.95, October 1982, 9780860511885
Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President by Jimmy Carter. Collins, 622 pp., £15, November 1982, 0 00 216648 8
Crisis: The Last Year of the Carter Presidency by Hamilton Jordan. Joseph, 431 pp., £12.95, November 1982, 0 7181 2248 8
Power and Principle: Memoirs of the National Security Adviser 1977-81 by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Weidenfeld, 587 pp., £15, April 1983, 0 297 78220 7

Selima Hill

Poem: ‘Chicken Feathers’

Jon Elster

Selfless Persons: Imagery and Thought in Theravada Buddhism by Steven Collins. Cambridge, 323 pp., £22.50, June 1982, 0 521 24081 6
Le Bonheur-Liberté: Bouddhisme Profond et Modernité by Serge-Christophe Kolm. Presses Universitaires de France, 637 pp., £150, January 1983, 9782130373162

Clive James

Poem: ‘The book of my enemy has been remaindered’

Michael Neve

Is Michael Neve paranoid?

Frank Cioffi

Philosophical Essays on Freud edited by Richard Wollheim and James Hopkins. Cambridge, 314 pp., £25, November 1982, 9780521240765
The Legend of Freud by Samuel Weber. Minnesota, 179 pp., $25, December 1982, 0 8166 1128 9

Jon Halliday

In the Service of the Peacock Throne: The Diaries of the Shah’s Last Ambassador to London by Parviz Radji. Hamish Hamilton, 343 pp., £12.50, April 1983, 0 241 10960 4

Malise Ruthven

The Helen Smith Story by Paul Foot and Ron Smith. Fontana, 418 pp., £1.95, February 1983, 0 00 636536 1

G. Cabrera Infante

The Fragrance of Guava: Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza in conversation with Gabriel Garcia Marquez translated by Ann Wright. Verso, 126 pp., £9.95, May 1983, 0 86091 065 2

Anita Brookner

Porky by Deborah Moggach. Cape, 236 pp., £7.95, May 1983, 0 224 02948 7
The Banquet by Carolyn Slaughter. Allen Lane, 191 pp., £6.95, May 1983, 0 7139 1574 9
Binstead’s Safari by Rachel Ingalls. Faber, 221 pp., £7.95, May 1983, 9780571130160
In Good Faith by Edith Reveley. Hodder, 267 pp., £7.95, May 1983, 0 340 32012 5
Cousins by Monica Furlong. Weidenfeld, 172 pp., £7.95, April 1983, 0 297 78231 2
The Moons of Jupiter by Alice Munro. Allen Lane, 233 pp., £7.95, April 1983, 0 7139 1549 8
On the Stroll by Alix Kates Shulman. Virago, 301 pp., £8.95, May 1983, 0 86068 364 8
The Color Purple by Alice Walker. Women’s Press, 244 pp., £3.95, March 1983, 0 7043 3905 6
Mistral’s Daughter by Judith Krantz. Sidgwick, 531 pp., £8.95, May 1983, 0 283 98987 4

Neal Ascherson

Diary: On A.J.P. Taylor

D.A.N. Jones

Story: ‘Popping’

Robert Morley

Godfrey: A Special Time Remembered by Jill Bennett. Hodder, 186 pp., £7.95, May 1983, 0 340 33160 7

Matthew Sweeney

Poem: ‘The Servant’

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