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Vol. 8 No. 7 · 17 April 1986

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Richard Avedon

Richard Rorty

The Contingency of Language

Letters

R.W. Johnson, Thomas LaBorie Burns and Ana Lucia Gazolla, Michael Taylor, Donald Greene, Andrew Franklin, David Lancaster, Editors, ‘London Review’

Bernard Williams

A Matter of Principle by Ronald Dworkin. Harvard, 425 pp., £19.95, May 1985, 0 674 55460 4

Raymond Williams

Landscape for a Good Woman: A Story of Two Lives by Carolyn Steedman. Virago, 164 pp., £3.95, April 1986, 0 86068 559 4

Nicholas Best

Lester: The Official Biography by Dick Francis. Joseph, 338 pp., £12.95, March 1986, 0 7181 1255 5
Born Lucky by John Francome. Pelham, 157 pp., £9.95, November 1985, 0 7207 1635 7

Paul Addison

Clement Attlee by Trevor Burridge. Cape, 401 pp., £20, January 1986, 0 224 02318 7
The Second World War Diary of Hugh Dalton 1940-1945 edited by Ben Pimlott. Cape in association with the London School of Economics, 913 pp., £40, February 1986, 9780224020657
Loyalists and Loners by Michael Foot. Collins, 315 pp., £15, March 1986, 0 00 217583 5

Andrew Hodges

Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern by Douglas Hofstadter. Viking, 852 pp., £18.95, September 1985, 0 670 80687 0
Ada: A Life and a Legacy by Dorothy Stein. MIT, 321 pp., £17.50, January 1986, 9780262192422

Peter Campbell

In the American West by Richard Avedon. Thames and Hudson, 172 pp., £40, October 1985, 0 500 54110 8
Photoportraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Thames and Hudson, 283 pp., £35, October 1985, 0 500 54109 4

Christopher Hitchens

Hollywood Babylon II by Kenneth Anger. Arrow, 323 pp., £5.95, January 1986, 0 09 945110 7
Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan by Robin Wood. Columbia, 336 pp., $25, October 1985, 0 231 05776 8

Frank Kermode

Along with Youth: Hemingway, the Early Years by Peter Griffin. Oxford, 258 pp., £12.95, March 1986, 0 19 503680 8
The Young Hemingway by Michael Reynolds. Blackwell, 291 pp., £14.95, February 1986, 0 631 14786 1
Hemingway: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers. Macmillan, 646 pp., £16.95, March 1986, 0 333 42126 4

Don Coles

Poem: ‘My Death as the Wren Library’

John Bayley

The Fisher King by Anthony Powell. Heinemann, 256 pp., £9.95, April 1986, 0 434 59926 3

Robert Walshe

Three of a Kind by Rachel Ingalls. Faber, 141 pp., £8.95, October 1985, 0 571 13606 0
Home Truths by Mavis Gallant. Cape, 330 pp., £9.95, November 1985, 0 224 02344 6
Later the Same Day by Grace Paley. Virago, 211 pp., £8.95, November 1985, 0 86068 701 5

Patrick Parrinder

Gerald’s Party by Robert Coover. Heinemann, 316 pp., £10.95, April 1986, 0 434 14290 5
Caracole by Edmund White. Picador, 342 pp., £9.95, March 1986, 0 330 29291 9
Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor. Faber, 337 pp., £9.95, February 1986, 0 571 13846 2
In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason. Chatto, 245 pp., £9.95, March 1986, 0 7011 3034 2

Patricia Craig

Somerville and Ross: The World of the Irish R.M. by Gifford Lewis. Viking, 251 pp., £12.95, October 1985, 0 670 80760 5

Christopher Reid

What the light was like by Amy Clampitt. Faber, 110 pp., £4, February 1986, 0 571 13814 4
Facing Nature by John Updike. Deutsch, 110 pp., £9.95, January 1986, 0 233 97798 8
Nero by Jeremy Reed. Cape, 128 pp., £4.95, November 1985, 0 224 02346 2
V. by Tony Harrison. Bloodaxe, 36 pp., £8.95, December 1985, 0 906427 98 3
Dramatic Verse: 1973-1985 by Tony Harrison. Bloodaxe, 448 pp., £20, December 1985, 0 906427 81 9
Sky Ray Lolly by Fiona Pitt-Kethley. Chatto, 64 pp., £3.95, April 1986, 0 7011 3046 6
The Tower of Glass by Fiona Pitt-Kethley. Mariscat, £3, September 1985, 0 946588 07 4
Making cocoa for Kingsley Amis by Wendy Cope. Faber, 65 pp., £7.95, March 1986, 0 571 13977 9

Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Diary: Life in Hastings

Michael Wilding

The Image, and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Cape, 310 pp., £9.95, February 1986, 0 224 02357 8

Gareth Reeves

Poem: ‘Bob Tombs’

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