Vol. 6 No. 2 · 2 February 1984

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Titian

Frank Kermode

Holy Scripture: Canon, Authority, Criticism by James Barr. Oxford, 181 pp., £13, June 1983, 0 19 826323 6
Structuralist Interpretations of Biblical Myth by Edmund Leach and D. Alan Aycock. Cambridge, 170 pp., £15, September 1983, 0 521 25491 4

Letters

Christopher Ricks, Edward Mendelson, Michael Horovitz, William Milne, Robert Dorsman, Will Sulkin, Gregory McNamee, Maxim Jakubowski, Editors, ‘London Review’

Denton Fox

The New Testament in Scots translated by William Laughton Lorimer. Canongate, 476 pp., £17.50, October 1983, 0 900025 24 7
Scotland and the Lowland Tongue edited by J. Derrick McClure. Aberdeen University Press, 256 pp., £17, September 1983, 0 08 028482 5

Anthony Pagden

The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the 16th and 17th Centuries by Carlo Ginzburg, translated by John Tedeschi and Anne Tedeschi. Routledge, 209 pp., £9.95, November 1983, 0 7100 9507 4

George Walden

Ernest Bevin: Foreign Secretary 1945-1951 by Alan Bullock. Heinemann, 896 pp., £30, November 1983, 0 434 09452 8

Peter Medawar

Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler’s Ninth Symphony by Lewis Thomas. Viking, 168 pp., $12.95, November 1983, 0 670 70390 7

Donald Davie

A World of Difference by Norman MacCaig. Chatto, 64 pp., £3.95, June 1983, 0 7011 2693 0

John Bayley

Come aboard and sail away by John Fuller. Salamander, 48 pp., £6, October 1983, 0 907540 37 6
Children in Exile by James Fenton. Salamander, 24 pp., £5, October 1983, 0 907540 39 2
‘The Memory of War’ and ‘Children in Exile’: Poems 1968-1983 by James Fenton. Penguin, 110 pp., £1.95, October 1983, 0 14 006812 0
Some Contemporary Poets of Britain and Ireland: An Anthology edited by Michael Schmidt. Carcanet, 184 pp., £9.95, November 1983, 0 85635 469 4
Nights in the Iron Hotel by Michael Hofmann. Faber, 48 pp., £4, November 1983, 0 571 13116 6
The Irish Lights by Charles Johnston and Kyril Fitzlyon. Bodley Head, 77 pp., £4.50, September 1983, 0 370 30557 4
Fifteen to Infinity by Ruth Fainlight. Hutchinson, 62 pp., £5.95, September 1983, 0 09 152471 7
Donald Davie and the Responsibilities of Literature edited by George Dekker. Carcanet, 153 pp., £9.95, November 1983, 9780856354663

Lawrence Gowing

Human Stuff

John Sturrock

Course in General Linguistics by Ferdinand de Saussure, translated by Roy Harris. Duckworth, 236 pp., £24, March 1983, 0 7156 1738 9
Semiotic Perspectives by Sandor Hervey. Allen and Unwin, 273 pp., £15, September 1982, 9780044000266

Charles Causley

Poem: ‘In the Pinnacles Desert’

J.I.M. Stewart

Soor Hearts by Robert Alan Jamieson. Paul Harris, 166 pp., £6.95, January 1984, 0 86228 072 9
The Life and Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon. Hodder, 240 pp., £8.95, January 1984, 9780340332283
Cathedral by Raymond Carver. Collins, 230 pp., £8.95, January 1984, 0 00 222790 8
The Cannibal Galaxy by Cynthia Ozick. Secker, 162 pp., £7.95, January 1984, 0 436 35483 7
The Collected Works of Jane Bowles introduced by Truman Capote. Peter Owen, 476 pp., £10.95, January 1984, 0 7206 0613 6
Let it come down by Paul Bowles. Peter Owen, 318 pp., £8.95, January 1984, 0 7206 0614 4

D.A.N. Jones

Ring of Truth by Vernon Scannell. Robson, 342 pp., £8.95, November 1983, 0 86051 244 4
The Tiger and the Rose: An Autobiography by Vernon Scannell. Robson, 197 pp., £8.95, November 1983, 0 86051 221 5
Man of War by John Masters. Joseph, 314 pp., £8.95, November 1983, 0 7181 2360 3
The Notebook of Gismondo Cavalletti by R.M. Lamming. Cape, 248 pp., £7.95, November 1983, 0 224 02141 9
The Rape of Shavi by Buchi Emecheta. Ogwugwu Afor, 178 pp., £7.95, November 1983, 0 9508177 1 6
Thomas Lyster: A Cambridge Novel by David Wurtzel. Brilliance, 215 pp., £7.95, November 1983, 0 946189 30 7
Don’t Swing a Cat by Eva Bolgar. Bachman and Turner, 143 pp., £7.50, November 1983, 0 85974 098 6

Caroline Moorehead

The Brotherhood: The Secret World of the Freemasons by Stephen Knight. Granada, 325 pp., £8.95, January 1984, 0 246 12164 5
The Calvi Affair: Death of a Banker by Larry Gurwin. Macmillan, 249 pp., £8.95, October 1983, 0 333 35321 8

Denis Donoghue

Towards 2000 by Raymond Williams. Chatto, 273 pp., £9.95, October 1983, 9780701126858
Writing in Society by Raymond Williams. Verso, 268 pp., £18.50, December 1983, 0 86091 072 5
Radical Earnestness: English Social Theory 1880-1980 by Fred Inglis. Martin Robertson, 253 pp., £15, November 1982, 0 85520 328 5

Ian Hamilton

Three Poems

Rosemary Dinnage

Diary: In Paris

James Atlas

The Oxford Companion to American Literature by James Hart. Oxford, 896 pp., £27.50, November 1983, 0 19 503074 5
The Modern American Novel by Malcolm Bradbury. Oxford, 209 pp., £9.95, April 1983, 0 19 212591 5
The Literature of the United States by Marshall Walker. Macmillan, 236 pp., £14, November 1983, 0 333 32298 3
American Fictions 1940-1980: A Comprehensive History and Critical Valuation by Frederick Karl. Harper and Row, 637 pp., £31.50, February 1984, 0 06 014939 6
Hugging the Shore: Essays and Criticism by John Updike. Deutsch, 919 pp., £21, January 1984, 0 233 97610 8

Nina Bawden

At the Jazz Band Ball: A Memory of the 1950s by Philip Oakes. Deutsch, 251 pp., £8.95, November 1983, 0 233 97591 8

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