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Vol. 9 No. 16 · 17 September 1987

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Vol. 9 No. 16 · 17 September 1987

Paul Foot

If voting changed anything, they’d abolish it by Ken Livingstone. Collins, 367 pp., £12, August 1987, 0 00 217770 6
A Taste of Power: The Politics of Local Economics edited by Maureen Mackintosh and Hilary Wainwright. Verso, 441 pp., £22.95, July 1987, 0 86091 174 8

Letters

J.C. Davis, Jonathan Scott, Ann Dummett, Roy MacGregor-Hastie, V.G. Kiernan, Douglas Hyde, W.J.T. Mitchell, Geoffrey Minish

Nicholas Penny

Bernard Berenson. Vol. II: The Making of a Legend by Ernest Samuels. Harvard, 680 pp., £19.95, May 1987, 0 674 06779 7
The Partnership: The Secret Association of Bernard Berenson and Joseph Duveen by Colin Simpson. Bodley Head, 323 pp., £15, April 1987, 9780370305851

Alan Ryan

An Introduction to Karl Marx by Jon Elster. Cambridge, 220 pp., £5.95, October 1986, 0 521 32922 1
Making sense of Marx by Jon Elster. Cambridge, 556 pp., £32.50, May 1985, 0 521 22896 4
Analytical Marxism edited by John Roemer. Cambridge, 321 pp., £27.50, March 1986, 0 521 30025 8

Rosalind Mitchison

Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson. Verso, 160 pp., £5.95, November 1987, 0 86091 759 2
Culture, Identity and Politics by Ernest Gellner. Cambridge, 189 pp., £8.95, June 1987, 0 521 33667 8
The Ethnic Origins of Nations by Anthony Smith. Blackwell, 312 pp., £25, October 1986, 0 631 15205 9
Us and Them: A Study of Group Consciousness by W.A. Elliott. Aberdeen University Press, 164 pp., £12.50, November 1986, 9780080324388

Geoffrey Hawthorn

Rival Views of Market Society, and Other Recent Essays by Albert Hirschman. Viking, 197 pp., £18.95, November 1986, 0 670 81319 2
Development, Democracy and the Art of Trespassing: Essays in Honour of Albert Hirschman edited by Alejandro Foxley, Michael McPherson and Guillermo O’Donnell. Notre Dame, 379 pp., $25.95, October 1986, 0 268 00859 0

Jon Stallworthy

Poem: ‘The Nutcracker’

John Bayley

Robert Lowell: Essays on the Poetry edited by Steven Gould Axelrod and Helen Deese. Cambridge, 377 pp., £17.50, June 1987, 0 571 14979 0
Collected Prose by Robert Lowell, edited and introduced by Robert Giroux. Faber, 269 pp., £27.50, February 1987, 0 521 30872 0

Stephen Bann

The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation by Hayden White. Johns Hopkins, 248 pp., £20.80, May 1987, 0 8018 2937 2
Post-Structuralism and the Question of History edited by Derek Attridge, Geoff Bennington and Robert Young. Cambridge, 292 pp., £27.50, February 1987, 0 521 32759 8

Patricia Craig

The Golden Bird: Two Orkney Stories by George Mackay Brown. Murray, 226 pp., £10.95, July 1987, 0 7195 4385 1
The Upper Hand by Stuart Hood. Carcanet, 186 pp., £10.95, July 1987, 0 85635 719 7
Dreams of Dead Women’s Handbags by Shena Mackay. Heinemann, 160 pp., £10.95, August 1987, 0 434 44044 2

Mark Lambert

Anywhere but here by Mona Simpson. Bloomsbury, 406 pp., £11.95, June 1987, 0 7475 0017 7
Herself in Love by Marianne Wiggins. Collins, 184 pp., £9.95, May 1987, 0 00 223147 6
Journey of the Wolf by Douglas Day. Bodley Head, 235 pp., £10.95, April 1987, 0 370 31064 0
Spanking the maid by Robert Coover. Heinemann, 102 pp., £8.95, February 1987, 0 434 14289 1
A Night at the Movies, or, You must remember this by Robert Coover. Heinemann, 187 pp., £12.95, August 1987, 0 434 14390 1

Clive James

Poem: ‘Bring me the sweat of Gabriela Sabatini’

Edna Longley

Diary: Ireland by Others

Penelope Fitzgerald

The Other Garden by Francis Wyndham. Cape, 106 pp., £9.95, September 1987, 0 224 02475 2
The Engine of Owl-Light by Sebastian Barry. Carcanet, 390 pp., £10.95, July 1987, 0 85635 704 9
A Singular Attraction by Ita Daly. Cape, 144 pp., £10.95, August 1987, 0 224 02438 8
Cold Spring Harbor by Richard Yates. Methuen, 182 pp., £10.95, July 1987, 0 413 14420 8
The Changeling by Catharine Arnold. Hodder, 223 pp., £9.95, July 1987, 0 340 40542 2

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