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Vol. 7 No. 18 · 17 October 1985

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Vol. 7 No. 18 · 17 October 1985

John Barber

Origins of the Great Purges: The Soviet Communist Party Reconsidered 1933-1938 by J. Arch Getty. Cambridge, 275 pp., £25, May 1985, 0 521 25921 5
The Making of the Soviet System: Essays in the Social History of Interwar Russia by Moshe Lewin. Methuen, 354 pp., £19, June 1985, 0 416 40820 6

Letters

A.N. Wilson, Katherine Duncan-Jones, Victor Lowe, A.J. Ayer, Stanley Poss, Editors, ‘London Review’, Ian Gilmour, Ian Gilmour, Barbara Tuchman, Ian Gilmour

Neal Ascherson

On Writing and Politics: 1967-1983 by Günter Grass, translated by Ralph Manheim. Secker, 157 pp., £12, September 1985, 0 436 18773 6
Günter Grass by Ronald Hayman. Methuen, 80 pp., £2.75, September 1985, 0 416 35490 4

Ian Gilmour

Balfour: Intellectual Statesman by Ruddock Mackay. Oxford, 388 pp., £19.50, May 1985, 0 19 212245 2
Austen Chamberlain: Gentleman in Politics by David Dutton. Ross Anderson Publications, 373 pp., £14.95, March 1985, 0 86360 018 2

Nicholas Spice

The Good Apprentice by Iris Murdoch. Chatto, 522 pp., £9.95, September 1985, 0 7011 3000 8

Michael Neve

Hamlet Closely Observed by Martin Dodsworth. Athlone, 316 pp., £18, July 1985, 0 485 11283 3
Hamlet edited by Philip Edwards. Cambridge, 245 pp., £15, June 1985, 9780521221511
The Renaissance Hamlet: Issues and Responses in 1600 by Roland Mushat Frye. Princeton, 398 pp., £23.75, December 1983, 0 691 06579 9

Barbara Everett

Alexander Pope by Maynard Mack. Yale, 975 pp., £15.95, August 1985, 0 300 03391 5
Pope’s ‘Essay on Man’ by A.D. Nuttall. Allen and Unwin, 250 pp., £15, February 1984, 0 04 800017 5
The Last and Greatest Art: Some Unpublished Poetical Manuscripts of Alexander Pope by Maynard Mack. Associated University Presses, 454 pp., £48.95, June 1984, 0 87413 183 9
The New Oxford Book of 18th-Century Verse by Roger Lonsdale. Oxford, 870 pp., £15, November 1984, 0 19 214122 8
Collected in Himself: Essays Critical, Biographical and Bibliographical on Pope and Some of his Contemporaries by Maynard Mack. Associated University Presses, 569 pp., £26.50, March 1983, 0 87413 182 0

Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Two Poems

Graham Hough

Criticism in the University edited by Gerald Graff and Reginald Gibbons. Northwestern, 234 pp., £29.95, September 1985, 0 8101 0670 1

Noël Annan

Secret Service: The Making of the British Intelligence Community by Christopher Andrew. Heinemann, 616 pp., £12.95, October 1985, 0 434 02110 5
The Secret Generation by John Gardner. Heinemann, 453 pp., £9.95, August 1985, 0 434 28250 2
Two Thyrds by Bertie Denham. Ross Anderson Publications, 292 pp., £7.95, September 1983, 0 86360 006 9
The Ultimate Enemy: British Intelligence and Nazi Germany 1933-1939 by Wesley Wark. Tauris, 304 pp., £19.50, October 1985, 1 85043 014 4

W.G. Runciman

The Return of Grand Theory in the Human Sciences edited by Quentin Skinner. Cambridge, 215 pp., £17.50, July 1985, 0 521 26692 0
Classes by Erik Olin Wright. Verso, 344 pp., £20, September 1985, 0 86091 104 7
Powers and Liberties: The Causes and Consequences of the Rise of the West by John Hall. Blackwell, 282 pp., £19.50, September 1985, 0 631 14542 7

Rosalind Mitchison

Water Power in Scotland: 1550-1870 by John Shaw. John Donald, 606 pp., £25, April 1984, 0 85976 072 3
The History of the British Coal Industry. Vol. II: 1700-1830, The Industrial Revolution by Michael Flinn and David Stoker. Oxford, 491 pp., £35, March 1984, 0 19 828283 4
Industry and Ethos: Scotland 1832-1914 by Sydney Checkland and Olive Checkland. Arnold, 218 pp., £5.95, March 1984, 0 7131 6317 8
The Jacobite Clans of the Great Glen: 1650-1784 by Bruce Lenman. Methuen, 246 pp., £14.95, November 1984, 0 413 48690 7
The Prince and the Pretender: A Study in the Writing of History by A.J. Youngson. Croom Helm, 270 pp., £16.95, April 1985, 0 7099 2908 0
Canna: The Story of a Hebridean Island by J.L. Campbell. Oxford, 323 pp., £25, December 1984, 0 19 920137 4

Rosemary Ashton

Troubled Lives: John and Sarah Austin by Lotte Hamburger and Joseph Hamburger. Toronto, 288 pp., £19.50, May 1985, 0 8020 2521 8

J.A. Burrow

Poetry of the Carolingian Renaissance by Peter Godman. Duckworth, 364 pp., £29.50, February 1985, 0 7156 1768 0

Gavin Ewart

Poem: ‘Tallness is all’

Christopher Reid

Collected Poems by Norman MacCaig. Chatto, 390 pp., £9.95, August 1985, 0 7011 3953 6

Alan Milward

Diary: On Anti-Semitism

D.A.N. Jones

A Maggot by John Fowles. Cape, 460 pp., £9.95, September 1985, 0 224 02806 5
The Romances of John Fowles by Simon Loveday. Macmillan, 164 pp., £25, August 1985, 0 333 31518 9

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