Vol. 8 No. 21 · 4 December 1986

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Vol. 8 No. 21 · 4 December 1986

Craig Raine

The Orton Diaries edited by John Lahr. Methuen, 307 pp., £12.50, November 1986, 0 413 49660 0

Letters

Graham McCann, James Slevim, Marion Smith, Richard Sparks, Fred Inglis, Aidan Foster-Carter, Robert McShea, Richard Rorty, Robert Flint, Mary Lewis, Gordon Wharton, D.M. Bain, Bruno Nightingale, Elisabeth Whitelaw

John Ryle

Radiance from the Waters: Ideals of Feminine Beauty in Mende Art by Sylvia Ardyn Boone. Yale, 281 pp., £30, August 1986, 0 300 03576 4

E.P. Thompson

Subduing the jury

Michael Hofmann

Poem: ‘The Late Richard Dadd, 1817-1886’

Karl Miller

Life is elsewhere by Milan Kundera, translated by Peter Kussi. Faber, 311 pp., £9.95, November 1986, 0 571 14560 4
My First Loves by Ivan Klima, translated by Ewald Oser. Chatto, 164 pp., £9.95, November 1986, 0 7011 3014 8

Christopher Ricks

The Alluring Problem: An Essay on Irony by D.J. Enright. Oxford, 178 pp., £12.95, October 1986, 0 19 212253 3
Czeslaw Milosz and the Insufficiency of Lyric by Donald Davie. Cambridge, 76 pp., £15, September 1986, 0 521 32264 2

John Bayley

Evelyn Waugh: The Early Years 1903-1939 by Martin Stannard. Dent, 537 pp., £14.95, October 1986, 0 460 04632 2

Douglas Oliver

Poem: ‘Skin’

Carolyn Steedman

The Madwoman’s Underclothes: Essays and Occasional Writings 1968-1985 by Germaine Greer. Picador, 305 pp., £9.95, October 1986, 0 330 29407 5

Mary-Kay Wilmers

The ‘ Titanic’: The Full Story of a Tragedy by Michael Davie. Bodley Head, 244 pp., £12.95, October 1986, 9780370307640
The IT Girls: Elinor Glyn and Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon by Meredith Etherington-Smith and Jeremy Pilcher. Hamish Hamilton, 258 pp., £14.95, September 1986, 0 241 11950 2

Penelope Fitzgerald

‘Elizabeth’: The Author of ‘Elizabeth and her German Garden’ by Karen Usborne. Bodley Head, 341 pp., £15, October 1986, 0 370 30887 5
Alison Uttley: The Life of a Country Child by Denis Judd. Joseph, 264 pp., £15.95, October 1986, 0 7181 2449 9
Richmal Crompton: The Woman behind William by Mary Cadogan. Allen and Unwin, 169 pp., £12.95, October 1986, 0 04 928054 6

John Barber

Crisis in the Kremlin: Soviet Succession and the Rise of Gorbachev by Richard Owen. Gollancz, 253 pp., £12.95, September 1986, 0 575 03635 4
The Waking Giant: The Soviet Union Under Gorbachev by Martin Walker. Joseph, 282 pp., £14.95, October 1986, 0 7181 2719 6
The Artful Albanian: The Memoirs of Enver Hoxha edited by Jon Halliday. Chatto, 394 pp., £5.95, May 1986, 0 7011 2970 0

Peter Campbell

Survey of London: Vol. XLII. Southern Kensington: Kensington to Earls Court  Athlone, 502 pp., £55, May 1986, 0 485 48242 8
Follies: A National Trust Guide by Gwyn Headley and Wim Meulenkamp. Cape, 564 pp., £15, June 1986, 0 224 02105 2
The Botanists by David Elliston Allen. St Paul’s Bibliographies, 232 pp., £15, May 1986, 0 906795 36 2
British Art since 1900 by Frances Spalding. Thames and Hudson, 252 pp., £10.50, April 1986, 0 500 23457 4
Paintings from Books: Art and Literature in Britain, 1760-1900 by Richard Altick. Ohio State, 527 pp., £55, March 1986, 0 8142 0380 9
History of the British Pig by John Wiseman. Duckworth, 118 pp., £12.95, May 1986, 9780715619872

Peter Graham

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee. Allen and Unwin, 684 pp., £20, September 1986, 9780043060032
The French Menu Cookbook by Richard Olney. Dorling Kindersley, 294 pp., £12.95, September 1986, 0 86318 181 3
Out to Lunch by Paul Levy. Chatto, 240 pp., £10.95, November 1986, 0 7011 3091 1
The Good Food Guide 1987 edited by Drew Smith. Consumers’ Association/Hodder, 725 pp., £9.95, November 1986, 0 340 39600 8

Anita Desai

Talkative Man by R.K. Narayan. Heinemann, 119 pp., £7.95, September 1986, 0 434 49616 2

Paul Driver

The Death of the Body by C.K. Stead. Collins, 192 pp., £9.95, August 1986, 0 00 223067 4
Kramer’s Goats by Rudolf Nassauer. Peter Owen, 188 pp., £10.50, August 1986, 0 7206 0659 4
Mefisto by John Banville. Secker, 234 pp., £9.95, September 1986, 9780436032660
The Century’s Daughter by Pat Barker. Virago, 284 pp., £9.95, September 1986, 9780860686064
Love Unknown by A.N. Wilson. Hamish Hamilton, 202 pp., £9.95, August 1986, 0 241 11922 7

Frank Kermode

Diary: What Went On at the Arts Council

Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Poem: ‘Headaches’

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