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Vol. 6 No. 19 · 18 October 1984

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Vol. 6 No. 19 · 18 October 1984

Bernard Williams

Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation by Sissela Bok. Oxford, 332 pp., £12.95, March 1984, 0 19 217733 8
TheSecrets File: The Case for Freedom of Information in Britain Today edited by Des Wilson, foreword by David Steel. Heinemann, 166 pp., £4.95, September 1984, 9780435839390

Letters

Paul Cartledge, Michael Stewart, Craig Raine, Eric Warner

P.N. Furbank

Experiment in Autobiography: Discoveries and Conclusion of a Very Ordinary Brain (since 1866) by H.G. Wells. Faber, 838 pp., £8.95, September 1984, 0 571 13330 4
H.G. Wells in Love: Postscript to an Experiment in Autobiography edited by G.P. Wells. Faber, 253 pp., £8.95, September 1984, 0 571 13329 0
The Man with a Nose, and the Other Uncollected Short Stories of H.G. Wells edited by J.R. Hammond. Athlone, 212 pp., £9.95, September 1984, 0 485 11247 7

David Pears

The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell. Vol. VII: Theory of Knowledge: The 1913 Manuscript edited by Elizabeth Ramsden Eames and Kenneth Blackwell. Allen and Unwin, 258 pp., £35, May 1984, 0 04 920073 9
Freedom and Morality, and Other Essays by A.J. Ayer. Oxford, 182 pp., £15, June 1984, 0 19 824731 1
More of My Life by A.J. Ayer. Collins, 224 pp., £12.95, September 1984, 0 00 217003 5

P.N. Johnson-Laird

The Modularity of Mind: An Essay on Faculty Psychology by Jerry Fodor. MIT, 145 pp., £15.75, January 1984, 0 262 06084 1

Richard Poirier

The Principles of Psychology by William James, introduced by George Miller. Harvard, 1302 pp., £14.95, December 1983, 0 674 70625 0
A Stroll with William James by Jacques Barzun. Chicago, 344 pp., £16, October 1983, 0 226 03865 3
Becoming William James by Howard Feinstein. Cornell, 377 pp., $24.95, May 1984, 0 8014 1617 5
Essays in Psychology by William James, edited by Frederick Burkhardt and Fredson Bowers. Harvard, 467 pp., £32, April 1984, 0 674 26714 1

Mary Midgley

Greenham Common: Women at the Wire edited by Barbara Harford and Sarah Hopkins. Women’s Press, 171 pp., £3.95, June 1984, 0 7043 3926 9
Weapons and Hope by Freeman Dyson. Harper and Row, 347 pp., £10.95, May 1984, 0 06 337037 9

Onora O’Neill

Public and Private in Social Life edited by S.I. Benn and G.F. Gaus. Croom Helm, 412 pp., £19.95, July 1983, 0 7099 0668 4
Public Man, Private Woman by Jean Bethke Elshtain. Martin Robertson, 376 pp., £22.50, February 1982, 0 85520 470 2
Women’s Choices: Philosophical Problems facing Feminism by Mary Midgley and Judith Hughes. Weidenfeld, 242 pp., £12.95, September 1983, 0 297 78221 5

John Dunn

Property and Political Theory by Alan Ryan. Blackwell, 198 pp., £15, August 1984, 0 631 13691 6

N.V. Rampant

N.V. Rampant meets Martin Amis

Sylvia Kantaris

Poem: ‘Mothballs’

Christopher Ricks

Tough guys don’t dance by Norman Mailer. Joseph, 231 pp., £8.95, October 1984, 0 7181 2454 5

Nicholas Spice

On the Perimeter: Caroline Blackwood at Greenham Common by Caroline Blackwood. Heinemann, 113 pp., £5.95, September 1984, 0 434 07468 3
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike. Deutsch, 316 pp., £8.95, September 1984, 0 233 97665 5
Corrigan by Caroline Blackwood. Heinemann, 279 pp., £8.95, October 1984, 0 434 07467 5
According to Mark by Penelope Lively. Heinemann, 218 pp., £8.95, October 1984, 9780434427420

Michael Glenny

Bitov’s Secrets

Robert Blake

Lord Liverpool: The Life and Political Career of Robert Banks Jenkinson, Second Earl of Liverpool 1770-1828 by Norman Gash. Weidenfeld, 265 pp., £16.95, August 1984, 0 297 78453 6

Michael Hofmann

Two Poems

Arthur Marwick

War and Society in Europe 1870-1970 by Brian Bond. Leicester University Press/Fontana, 256 pp., £12, December 1983, 0 7185 1227 8
Wars and Welfare: Britain 1914-1945 by Max Beloff. Arnold, 281 pp., £18.95, April 1984, 0 7131 6163 9
The Causes of Wars, and Other Essays by Michael Howard. Counterpoint, 291 pp., £3.95, April 1984, 0 04 940073 8

Peter Burke

Saints and Society: The Two Worlds of Western Christendom 1000-1700 by Donald Weinstein and Rudolph Bell. Chicago, 314 pp., £21.25, February 1983, 0 226 89055 4
The Norman Conquest and Beyond by Frank Barlow. Hambledon, 318 pp., £22, June 1983, 0 907628 19 2
Miracles and the Medieval Mind by Benedicta Ward. Scolar, 321 pp., £17.50, November 1983, 0 85967 609 9
The Great Debate on Miracles: From Joseph Glanvill to David Hume by R.M. Burns. Associated University Presses, 305 pp., £17.50, July 1983, 0 8387 2378 0
Saints and their Cults: Studies in Religious Sociology, Folklore and History edited by Stephen Wilson. Cambridge, 435 pp., £35, December 1983, 0 521 24978 3

Noel Malcolm

De Cive: The Latin Version by Thomas Hobbes, edited by Howard Warrender. Oxford, 336 pp., £35, March 1984, 0 19 824385 5
De Cive: The English Version by Thomas Hobbes, edited by Howard Warrender. Oxford, 300 pp., £35, March 1984, 0 19 824623 4

Rosalind Mitchison

The Companion to Gaelic Scotland edited by Derick Thomson. Blackwell, 363 pp., £25, December 1983, 0 631 12502 7
Experience and Enlightenment: Socialisation for Cultural Changes in 18th-Century Scotland by Charles Camic. Edinburgh, 301 pp., £20, January 1984, 0 85224 483 5
Knee Deep in Claret: A Celebration of Wine and Scotland by Billy Kay and Cailean Maclean. Mainstream, 232 pp., £9.95, November 1983, 0 906391 45 8
Education and Opportunity in Victorian Scotland: Schools and Universities by R.D. Anderson. Oxford, 384 pp., £25, July 1983, 0 19 822696 9
Scotland: The Real Divide edited by Gordon Brown and Robin Cook. Mainstream, 251 pp., £9.95, November 1983, 0 906391 18 0
Wealth and Virtue: The Shaping of Political Economy in the Scottish Enlightenment edited by Istvan Hont and Michael Ignatieff. Cambridge, 371 pp., £35, November 1983, 0 521 23397 6

C.K. Stead

Diary: A New Zealander in London

Graham Hough

Kinds of Literature: An Introduction to the Theory of Genres and Modes by Alastair Fowler. Oxford, 357 pp., £15, December 1982, 0 19 812812 6

Seamus Deane

The Mystery Religion of W.B. Yeats by Graham Hough. Harvester, 129 pp., £15.95, May 1984, 0 7108 0603 5
Yeats, Eliot, Pound and the Politics of Poetry by Cairns Craig. Croom Helm, 323 pp., £14.95, January 1982, 9780856649974
Yeats. Poems 1919-1935: A Selection of Critical Essays edited by Elizabeth Cullingford. Macmillan, 238 pp., £14, July 1984, 0 333 27422 9
The Poet and his Audience by Ian Jack. Cambridge, 198 pp., £20, July 1984, 0 521 26034 5
A New Commentary on the Poems of W.B. Yeats by A. Norman Jeffares. Macmillan, 543 pp., £35, May 1984, 0 333 35214 9
Poems of W.B. Yeats by A. Norman Jeffares. Macmillan, 428 pp., £17, August 1984, 0 333 36213 6

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