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Vol. 9 No. 7 · 2 April 1987

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Cover Artist

Mark Gerson

Barbara Everett

Philistines

Letters

Shirrell Larsen, Sheila Jones, Barbara Everett, Bernard McCabe, G.F.C. Plowden, C.O. Brink, G.G. Harper, Jean Bone, Michael Neve, David Flinn, James Drake, Vincent Descombes, Anne Olivier Bell

Blake Morrison

Poem: ‘Whinny Moor’

Tom Shippey

The French Peasantry 1450-1660 by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, translated by Alan Sheridan. Scolar, 447 pp., £42.50, March 1987, 0 85967 685 4
The Superstitious Mind: French Peasants and the Supernatural in the 19th Century by Judith Devlin. Yale, 316 pp., £20, March 1987, 0 300 03710 4

Edmund Leach

Black Athena: The Afro-Asiatic Roots of Classical Civilisation. by Martin Bernal. Free Association, 575 pp., £30, March 1987, 0 946960 55 0

E.S. Turner

March to the South Atlantic: 42 Commando Royal Marines in the Falklands War by Nick Vaux and Max Hastings. Buchan and Enright, 261 pp., £11.50, November 1986, 0 907675 56 5
Further Particulars: Consequences of an Edwardian Boyhood by C.H. Rolph. Oxford, 231 pp., £12.50, January 1987, 0 19 211790 4

Karl Miller

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories by Michael Cox and R.A. Gilbert. Oxford, 504 pp., £12.95, October 1986, 0 19 214163 5
The Ghost Stories of M.R. James by Michael Cox. Oxford, 224 pp., £12.45, November 1986, 9780192122551
Supernatural Tales by Vernon Lee. Peter Owen, 222 pp., £10.95, February 1987, 0 7206 0680 2
The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural edited by Jack Sullivan. Viking, 482 pp., £14.95, October 1986, 0 670 80902 0
Ghostly Populations by Jack Matthews. Johns Hopkins, 171 pp., £11.75, March 1987, 0 8018 3391 4

Penelope Fitzgerald

A Voyager Out: The Life of Mary Kingsley by Katherine Frank. Hamish Hamilton, 333 pp., £14.95, February 1987, 0 241 12074 8
Marilyn by Gloria Steinem and George Barris. Gollancz, 182 pp., £12.95, February 1987, 0 575 03945 0
Joe and Marilyn: A Memory of Love by Roger Kahn. Sidgwick, 268 pp., £10.95, March 1987, 0 283 99427 4
I leap over the wall by Monica Baldwin and Karen Armstrong. Hamish Hamilton, 308 pp., £4.95, March 1987, 9780241119747
Diary of a Zen Nun: A Moving Chronicle of Living Zen by Nan Shin (Nancy Amphoux). Rider, 228 pp., £5.95, January 1987, 9780712614320

Christopher Ricks

The Enigma of Arrival: A Novel in Five Sections by V.S. Naipaul. Viking, 318 pp., £10.95, March 1987, 0 670 81576 4

John Bayley

Randall Jarrell’s Letters edited by Mary Jarrell. Faber, 540 pp., £25, January 1986, 0 571 13829 2
The Complete Prose of Marianne Moore edited by Patricia Willis. Faber, 723 pp., £30, January 1987, 0 571 14788 7

John Sutherland

The Great Pretender by James Atlas. Viking, 239 pp., £10.95, February 1987, 9780670814619
The Position of the Body by Richard Stern. Northwestern, 207 pp., $21.95, November 1986, 0 8101 0730 9
The Setting Sun and the Rolling World by Charles Mungoshi. Heinemann, 202 pp., £10.95, February 1987, 0 434 48166 1
Conversations with Lord Byron on Perversion, 162 Years after his Lordship’s Death by Amanda Prantera. Cape, 174 pp., £9.95, March 1987, 9780224024235

John Kerrigan

The Faber Book of Contemporary American Poetry edited by Helen Vendler. Faber, 440 pp., £9.95, November 1986, 0 571 13945 0
Selected Poems by John Ashbery. Carcanet, 348 pp., £16.95, April 1986, 0 85635 666 2
The Poetry Book Society Anthology 1986/87 edited by Jonathan Barker. Hutchinson, 94 pp., £4.95, November 1986, 0 09 165961 2
Two Horse Wagon Going By by Christopher Middleton. Carcanet, 143 pp., £5.95, October 1986, 0 85635 661 1

David Lan

Diary: On Jim Allen’s Perdition

Francis Spufford

Greyhound for Breakfast by James Kelman. Secker, 230 pp., £10.95, March 1987, 0 436 23283 9
Pauper, Brawler and Slanderer by Amos Tutuola. Faber, 156 pp., £9.95, March 1987, 0 571 14714 3

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