Vol. 9 No. 3 · 5 February 1987

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Cover Artist

Popperfoto

Benedict Anderson

Old Corruption

Letters

A.N. Wilson, Barbara Everett, Judith Cook, David Stafford-Clark

Karl Miller

Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuściński. Picador, 136 pp., £8.95, February 1987, 0 330 29844 5

Danny Karlin

No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan by Robert Shelton. New English Library, 573 pp., £14.95, October 1986, 0 450 04843 8

Susan Sontag

Dancer and the Dance

Mary Midgley

Adam’s Task: Calling animals by name by Vicki Hearne. Heinemann, 274 pp., £10.95, February 1987, 0 434 31421 8

Tom Shippey

Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction by Brian Aldiss and David Wingrove. Gollancz, 511 pp., £15, October 1986, 0 575 03942 6
Eon by Greg Bear. Gollancz, 504 pp., £10.95, October 1986, 0 575 03861 6
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts by Douglas Adams. Heinemann, 590 pp., £9.95, September 1986, 0 434 00920 2
Humpty Dumpty in Oakland by Philip K. Dick. Gollancz, 199 pp., £9.95, October 1986, 0 575 03875 6
The Watcher by Jane Palmer. Women’s Press, 177 pp., £2.50, September 1986, 0 7043 4038 0
I, Vampire by Jody Scott. Women’s Press, 206 pp., £2.50, September 1986, 0 7043 4036 4

Michael Dibdin

Slaves of New York by Tama Janowitz. Picador, 278 pp., £3.50, January 1987, 0 330 29753 8

Frank Kermode

TheEnchanter by Vladimir Nabokov, translated by Dmitri Nabokov. Picador, 127 pp., £8.95, January 1987, 0 330 29666 3

Francis Spufford

The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway. Hamish Hamilton, 247 pp., £9.95, February 1987, 0 241 11998 7

John Bayley

Jane Austen by Tony Tanner. Macmillan, 291 pp., £20, November 1986, 0 333 32317 3

Susannah Clapp

Margaret Oliphant: A Critical Biography by Merryn Williams. Macmillan, 217 pp., £27.50, October 1986, 0 333 37647 1
Chronicles of Carlingford: The Perpetual Curate by Mrs Oliphant. Virago, 540 pp., £4.50, February 1987, 0 86068 786 4
Chronicles of Carlingford: Salem Chapel by Mrs Oliphant. Virago, 461 pp., £3.95, August 1986, 0 86068 723 6
Chronicles of Carlingford: The Rector by Mrs Oliphant. Virago, 192 pp., £3.50, August 1986, 0 86068 728 7

Hugh Lloyd-Jones

English Classical Scholarship: Historical Reflections on Bentley, Porson and Housman by C.O. Brink. James Clark, 243 pp., £11.95, February 1986, 0 227 67872 9
Latin Poets and Roman Life by Jasper Griffin. Duckworth, 226 pp., £24, January 1986, 0 7156 1970 5
The Mirror of Myth: Classical Themes and Variations by Jasper Griffin. Faber, 144 pp., £15, February 1986, 0 571 13805 5

Matt Simpson

Two Poems

C.H. Roberts

Pagans and Christians by Robin Lane Fox. Viking, 799 pp., £17.95, October 1986, 0 670 80848 2

David Rieff

Diary: Cuban Miami

Walter Nash

The Red Men by Patrick McGinley. Cape, 304 pp., £10.95, January 1987, 0 224 02386 1
Chat Show by Terence de Vere White. Gollancz, 207 pp., £9.95, January 1987, 0 575 03910 8
Leaden Wings by Zhang Jie, translated by Gladys Yang. Virgo, 180 pp., £9.95, January 1987, 0 86068 759 7
Russian Novel by Edward Kuznetsov, translated by Jennifer Bradshaw. Quartet, 285 pp., £12.95, January 1987, 0 7043 2522 5
Richard Robertovich by Mark Frankland. Murray, 216 pp., £9.95, January 1987, 0 7195 4330 4

D.A.N. Jones

The Progress of Love by Alice Munro. Chatto, 309 pp., £9.95, January 1987, 0 7011 3161 6
Ruth by Jeremy Cooper. Hutchinson, 187 pp., £9.95, November 1986, 0 09 167110 8

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