Vol. 8 No. 13 · 24 July 1986

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Cover Artist

Patrick Hughes

Paul Foot

Shootdown: The Verdict on KAL 007 by R.W. Johnson. Chatto, 335 pp., £10.95, May 1986, 0 7011 2983 2

Letters

Gabriel Josipovici, Nicholas Jacobs, Richard Bowring, Anthony Thwaite, David Norbrook, C.K. Stead, Editors, ‘London Review’

Frank Kermode

The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America by Martin Amis. Cape, 208 pp., £9.95, July 1986, 0 224 02385 3

Paul Addison

The Audit of War: The Illusion and Reality of Britain as a Great Nation by Correlli Barnett. Macmillan, 359 pp., £14.95, March 1986, 0 333 35376 5
The Great War and the British People by J.M. Winter. Macmillan, 360 pp., £25, February 1986, 0 333 26582 3

José Harris

Wallis and Edward: Letters 1931-1937 edited by Michael Bloch. Weidenfeld, 308 pp., £12.95, May 1986, 0 297 78804 3
Rat Week: An Essay on the Abdication by Osbert Sitwell. Joseph, 78 pp., £7.95, May 1986, 0 7181 1859 6

Alan Macfarlane

Crime and the Courts in England 1660-1800 by J.M. Beattie. Oxford, 663 pp., £48, April 1986, 0 19 820057 9

David Saunders-Wilson

Prisons and the Process of Justice by Andrew Rutherford. Oxford, 217 pp., £5.95, June 1986, 0 19 281932 1
Growing out of Crime: Society and Young People in Trouble by Andrew Rutherford. Penguin, 189 pp., £3.95, January 1986, 0 14 022383 5

Richard Rorty

The Contingency of Community

A.J. Ayer

World Cup

John Bayley

Lionel Trilling and the Fate of Cultural Criticism by Mark Krupnick. Northwestern, 207 pp., $25.95, April 1986, 0 8101 0712 0

Tom Paulin

Poem: ‘I am nature’

Patrick Parrinder

A Short History of Irish Literature by Seamus Deane. Hutchinson, 282 pp., £15, March 1986, 0 09 161360 4
The Peoples of Ireland by Liam de Paor. Hutchinson, 344 pp., £15, April 1986, 9780091561406
Portrait of Ireland by Liam de Paor. Rainbow, 192 pp., £13.95, May 1986, 1 85120 004 5
The Complete Dramatic Works by Samuel Beckett. Faber, 476 pp., £12.50, April 1986, 0 571 13821 7
The Beckett Country: An Exhibition for Samuel Beckett’s 80th Birthday by Eoin O’Brien and James Knowlson. Black Cat, 97 pp., £5, May 1986, 0 948050 03 9

Patricia Craig

The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse edited by Thomas Kinsella. Oxford, 423 pp., £12.50, May 1986, 0 19 211868 4
The Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry edited by Paul Muldoon. Faber, 415 pp., £10.95, May 1986, 0 571 13760 1
Irish Poetry after Joyce by Dillon Johnston. Dolmen, 336 pp., £20, September 1986, 0 85105 437 4

Nobuko Albery

Principles of Classical Japanese Literature edited by Earl Miner. Princeton, 281 pp., £25, August 1985, 0 691 06635 3
The Princeton Companion to Classical Japanese Literature by Earl Miner, Hiroko Odagiri and Robert Morrell. Princeton, 570 pp., £39.50, March 1986, 0 691 06599 3
Mitford’s Japan: The Memoirs and Recollections, 1866-1906, of Algernon Bertram Mitford, the First Lord Redesdale edited by Hugh Cortazzi. Athlone, 270 pp., £18, October 1985, 0 485 11275 2

Jonathan Barnes

The World of Thought in Ancient China by Benjamin Schwartz. Harvard, 490 pp., £23.50, January 1986, 0 674 96190 0

Bryan Appleyard

Truth and Lies in Literature: Reviews and Essays by Stephen Vizinczey. Hamish Hamilton, 399 pp., £12.95, June 1986, 0 241 11805 0
In Praise of Older Women: The Amorous Recollections of A.V. by Stephen Vizinczey. Hamish Hamilton, 192 pp., £8.95, February 1985, 0 241 11378 4

Patrick Hughes

Diary: What do artists do?

Peter Campbell

Richard Rogers by Bryan Appleyard. Faber, 271 pp., £9.95, March 1986, 0 571 13976 0
A Concrete Atlantis by Reyner Banham. MIT, 265 pp., £16.50, June 1986, 0 262 02244 3
William Richard Lethaby by Godfrey Rubens. Architectural Press, 320 pp., £30, April 1986, 0 85139 350 0

Julian Critchley

A Matter of Honour by Jeffrey Archer. Hodder, 350 pp., £9.95, June 1986, 0 340 39365 3

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