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Vol. 9 No. 8 · 23 April 1987

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John Byrne

Michael Howard

The Myriad Faces of War: Britain and the Great War 1914-1918 by Trevor Wilson. Polity, 864 pp., £35, September 1986, 9780745600932
British Strategy and War Aims 1914-1916 by David French. Allen and Unwin, 274 pp., £25, September 1986, 0 04 942197 2
The Old Lie: The Great War and the Public School Ethos by Peter Parker. Constable, 319 pp., £15, March 1987, 0 09 466980 5

Letters

Nicholas Penny, Frank Herrmann, F.M.L. Thompson, A.N. Wilson, Paul Mercer, Angus Calder, Ralph Raimi, R.W. Johnson, Cushing Strout

José Harris

Baldwin by Roy Jenkins. Collins, 204 pp., £12.95, March 1987, 9780002175869
Rab: The Life of R.A. Butler by Anthony Howard. Cape, 422 pp., £15, March 1987, 0 224 01862 0
The Political Culture of Modern Britain: Studies in Memory of Stephen Koss edited by J.M.W. Bean. Hamish Hamilton, 306 pp., £15, January 1987, 0 241 12026 8

Linda Colley

The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1790-1820. Vol. I: Survey edited by R.G. Thorne. Secker, 400 pp., £225, August 1986, 0 436 52101 6
The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1790-1820. Vol. II: Constituencies edited by R.G. Thorne. Secker, 704 pp., £225, August 1986, 0 436 52101 6
The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1790-1820. Vol. III: Members A-F edited by R.G. Thorne. Secker, 852 pp., £225, August 1986, 0 436 52101 6
The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1790-1820. Vol. IV: Members G-P edited by R.G. Thorne. Secker, 908 pp., £225, August 1986, 0 436 52101 6
The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1790-1820. Vol. V: Members P-Z edited by R.G. Thorne. Secker, 680 pp., £225, August 1986, 0 436 52101 6

Paul Foot

Molehunt: The Full Story of the Soviet Mole in MI5 by Nigel West. Weidenfeld, 208 pp., £10.95, March 1987, 0 297 79150 8

R.W. Johnson

The Affair: The Case of Alfred Dreyfus by Jean-Denis Bredin, translated by Jeffrey Mehlman. Sidgwick, 628 pp., £20, March 1987, 0 283 99443 6
Neither Right nor Left: Fascist Ideology in France by Zeev Sternhell, translated by David Maisel. California, 416 pp., £38.25, December 1986, 0 520 05207 2

Roy Porter

Time’s Arrow, Time’s Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time by Stephen Jay Gould. Harvard, 219 pp., £15.50, May 1987, 0 674 89198 8

John Sutherland

Thackeray’s Universe: Shifting Worlds of Imagination and Reality by Catherine Peters. Faber, 292 pp., £12.95, January 1987, 0 571 14711 9

Hugo Williams

Poem: ‘High o’er the fence leaps Sonny Jim’

Gillian Beer

The Essays of Virginia Woolf: Vol. 1 1904-1912 edited by Andrew McNeillie. Hogarth, 411 pp., £20, November 1986, 0 7012 0666 7
The Interrupted Moment: A View of Virginia Woolf’s Novels by Lucio Ruotolo. Stanford, 262 pp., $29.50, November 1986, 0 8047 1342 1
Virginia Woolf and the Real World by Alex Zwerdling. California, 370 pp., £24.95, October 1986, 0 520 05684 1

Patrick Parrinder

Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew: An Italian Story by Dan Vittorio Segre. Peter Halban, 273 pp., £12.95, January 1987, 1 870015 00 2
To the Land of the Reeds by Aharon Appelfeld, translated by Jeffrey Green. Weidenfeld, 148 pp., £9.95, February 1987, 0 297 78972 4
Enchantment by Daphne Merkin. Hamish Hamilton, 288 pp., £10.95, March 1987, 0 241 12113 2
Ernesto by Umberto Saba, translated by Mark Thompson. Carcanet, 166 pp., £9.95, March 1987, 0 85635 559 3

D.A.N. Jones

A Sport of Nature by Nadine Gordimer. Cape, 396 pp., £10.95, April 1987, 0 224 02447 7
Trust by Mary Flanagan. Bloomsbury, 290 pp., £10.95, April 1987, 0 7475 0001 0

Michael Dibdin

The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis by Humberto Costantini, translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni. Fontana, 193 pp., £3.50, January 1987, 0 00 654180 1
Requiem for a Woman’s Soul by Omar Rivabella, translated by Paul Riviera. Penguin, 116 pp., £2.95, February 1987, 0 14 009773 2
Words in Commotion, and Other Stories by Tommaso Landolfi, translated by Ring Jordan and Lydia Jordan. Viking, 273 pp., £10.95, February 1987, 0 670 80518 1
The Literature Machine by Italo Calvino, translated by Patrick Creagh. Secker, 341 pp., £16, April 1987, 0 436 08276 4
The St Veronica Gig Stories by Jack Pulaski. Zephyr, 170 pp., £10.95, December 1986, 0 939010 09 7
Kate Vaiden by Reynolds Price. Chatto, 306 pp., £10.95, February 1987, 0 7011 3203 5

Denis Donoghue

Selected Literary Criticism of Louis MacNeice edited by Alan Heuser. Oxford, 279 pp., £19.50, March 1987, 0 19 818573 1

Patricia Craig

A Darkness in the Eye by M.S. Power. Heinemann, 212 pp., £10.95, April 1987, 0 434 59961 1
The Stars at Noon by Denis Johnson. Faber, 181 pp., £9.95, March 1987, 0 571 14607 4
Like Birds in the Wilderness by Agnes Owens. Fourth Estate, 138 pp., £9.95, March 1987, 0 947795 51 0
Fool’s Sanctuary by Jennifer Johnston. Hamish Hamilton, 132 pp., £8.95, April 1987, 0 241 12035 7
A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell). Viking, 317 pp., £10.95, March 1987, 0 670 80977 2
Sisters of the Road by Barbara Wilson. Women’s Press, 202 pp., £3.95, March 1987, 0 7043 4073 9
The price you pay by Hannah Wakefield. Women’s Press, 245 pp., £4.95, March 1987, 0 7043 4072 0

Jay McInerney

Diary: The Great American Novelists

Mark Ford

‘Howl’: Original Draft Facsimile by Allen Ginsberg, edited by Barry Miles. Viking, 194 pp., £16.95, February 1987, 0 670 81599 3
White Shroud: Poems 1980-1985 by Allen Ginsberg. Viking, 89 pp., £10.95, February 1987, 0 670 81598 5

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