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Vol. 6 No. 8 · 3 May 1984

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Cover Artist

John Sturrock

John Maynard Smith

Order out of Chaos: The Evolutionary Paradigm and the Physical Sciences by Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers. Bantam, 290 pp., $8.95, April 1984, 0 553 34082 4

Letters

William Lamont, Roger Knight, J.I.M. Stewart, Charles Hope, James Darke, Jonathan Barnes, Colin Vines, Lindsay Waters, M.L. Reynolds, Bruce White

Hilary Putnam

Representing and Intervening: Introductory Topics in the Philosophy of Natural Science by Ian Hacking. Cambridge, 287 pp., £20, October 1983, 0 521 23829 3

Paul Seabright

What sort of people should there be? by Jonathan Glover. Penguin, 187 pp., £2.50, January 1984, 0 14 022224 3

Stephen Knight

Poem: ‘Laughing Gas’

Oliver Sacks

Musical Ears

John Ziman

‘Subtle is the Lord’: The Science and Life of Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais. Oxford, 552 pp., £15, October 1982, 9780198539070
The Cosmic Code: Quantum Physics as the Language of Nature by Heinz Pagels. Joseph, 370 pp., £10.95, March 1983, 0 7181 2217 8
Philosophy and the New Physics by Jonathan Powers. Methuen, 203 pp., £3.95, December 1982, 0 416 73480 4
Albert Einstein: The Centennial Symposium in Jerusalem edited by Gerald Holton and Yehuda Elkana. Princeton, 439 pp., £24.70, August 1982, 0 06 908299 5

P.N. Furbank

Joseph Conrad: A Chronicle by Zdzislaw Najder, translated by Halina Carroll-Najder. Cambridge, 647 pp., £19.50, February 1984, 0 521 25947 9
Conrad under Familial Eyes edited by Zdzislaw Najder, translated by Halina Carroll-Najder. Cambridge, 282 pp., £19.50, February 1984, 9780521250825

Richard Altick

The Letters of Anthony Trollope edited by John Hall. Stanford, 1082 pp., $87.50, July 1983, 0 8047 1076 7
Anthony Trollope: Dream and Art by Andrew Wright. Macmillan, 173 pp., £20, October 1983, 0 333 34593 2

Donald Davie

The Making of the Reader: Language and Subjectivity in Modern American, English and Irish Poetry by David Trotter. Macmillan, 272 pp., £20, March 1984, 0 333 30632 5

Christopher Ricks

Swift: The Man, His Works and the Age: Vol III. Dean Swift by Irvin Ehrenpreis. Methuen, 1066 pp., £40, December 1983, 0 416 85400 1
Swift’s Tory Politics by F.P. Lock. Duckworth, 189 pp., £18, November 1983, 0 7156 1755 9
Jonathan Swift: Political Writer by J.A. Downie. Routledge, 391 pp., £25, March 1984, 0 7100 9645 3
The Character of Swift’s Satire edited by Claude Rawson. Associated University Presses, 343 pp., £22.50, April 1984, 0 87413 209 6

Clive James

Poem: ‘The Philosophical Phallus’

Emma Tennant

Poem: ‘Zea the Siberian Tigress’

D.A.N. Jones

Finding the Centre: Two Narratives by V.S. Naipaul. Deutsch, 189 pp., £7.95, May 1984, 0 233 97664 7
A House for Mr Biswas by V.S. Naipaul. Deutsch, 531 pp., £9.95, May 1984, 0 233 95589 5

Valerie Pearl

The Age of Elizabeth: England Under the Later Tudors 1547-1603 by D.M. Palliser. Longman, 450 pp., £13.95, April 1983, 0 582 48580 0
After the Armada: Elizabethan England and the Struggle for Western Europe 1588-1595 by R.B. Wernham. Oxford, 613 pp., £32.50, February 1984, 0 19 822753 1
The Defeat of the Spanish Armada by Garrett Mattingly. Cape, 384 pp., £12.50, November 1983, 0 224 02070 6
The First Elizabeth by Carolly Erickson. Macmillan, 446 pp., £9.95, October 1983, 0 333 36168 7
The Renaissance and Reformation in Scotland: Essays in Honour of Gordon Donaldson edited by Ian Cowan and Duncan Shaw. Scottish Academic Press, 261 pp., £14.50, March 1983, 0 7073 0261 7

Daniel Eilon

Unlikely Stories, Mostly by Alasdair Gray. Penguin, 296 pp., £4.95, April 1984, 0 14 006925 9
1982, Janine by Alasdair Gray. Cape, 347 pp., £8.95, April 1984, 0 224 02094 3
Spaceache by Snoo Wilson. Chatto, 160 pp., £7.95, February 1984, 0 7011 2785 6
Scorched Earth by Edward Fenton. Sinclair Browne, 216 pp., £7.95, April 1984, 0 86300 044 4

Francis Spufford

Story: ‘Melchior’

A.J.P. Taylor

Diary: Magdalen College Portraits

Edmund Leach

The Human Cycle by Colin Turnbull. Cape, 283 pp., £9.95, February 1984, 0 224 02173 7

Tam Dalyell

The Unsinkable Aircraft-Carrier: American Military Power in Britain by Duncan Campbell. Joseph, 351 pp., £12.95, April 1984, 0 7181 2289 5

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