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Vol. 9 No. 17 · 1 October 1987

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Frans Masereel

Thomas Nagel

Philosophy and the Brain by J.Z. Young. Oxford, 241 pp., £12.95, January 1987, 0 19 219215 9
Freedom and Belief by Galen Strawson. Oxford, 353 pp., £27.50, January 1987, 0 19 824938 1
The Oxford Companion to the Mind edited by Richard Gregory. Oxford, 874 pp., £25, September 1987, 9780198661245

Letters

Robert Stewart, E.P. Thompson, Robert Conquest, Parina Stiakaki, Peter Hill, John Pikoulis, William Scammell, Editor, ‘London Review’, Editors, ‘London Review’

John Bayley

Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky by Patrick Hamilton. Hogarth, 528 pp., £4.95, June 1987, 0 7012 0751 5
Trust Me by John Updike. Deutsch, 249 pp., £9.95, September 1987, 0 394 55833 2
Her Story: A Novel by Dan Jacobson. Deutsch, 142 pp., £8.95, August 1987, 0 233 98116 0

Nicholas Spice

The Child in Time by Ian McEwan. Cape, 220 pp., £10.95, September 1987, 9780224024990
The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch. Chatto, 601 pp., £11.95, September 1987, 0 7011 3251 5

Ian Hamilton

The Haw-Lantern by Seamus Heaney. Faber, 52 pp., £7.95, June 1987, 0 571 14780 1

Stephen Wall

A Friend from England by Anita Brookner. Cape, 205 pp., £9.95, August 1987, 0 224 02443 4
The New Confessions by William Boyd. Hamish Hamilton, 462 pp., £11.95, September 1987, 0 241 12383 6
The Colour of Blood by Brian Moore. Cape, 182 pp., £10.95, September 1987, 0 224 02513 9

Peter McDonald

The Propheteers by Max Apple. Faber, 306 pp., £9.95, July 1987, 0 571 14878 6
A Summer Affair by Ivan Klima, translated by Ewald Osers. Chatto, 263 pp., £11.95, June 1987, 0 7011 3140 3
People For Lunch by Georgina Hammick. Methuen, 191 pp., £9.95, June 1987, 0 413 14900 5

Susannah Clapp

Serenissima: A Novel of Venice by Erica Jong. Bantam, 225 pp., £10.95, September 1987, 0 593 01365 4
Her Mother’s Daughter by Marilyn French. Heinemann, 756 pp., £10.95, October 1987, 0 434 27200 0
The Wedding of Jayanthi Mandel by Sara Banerji. Gollancz, 208 pp., £10.95, September 1987, 0 575 03984 1

Patrick Parrinder

Fortunata and Jacinta: Two Stories of Married Women by Benito Perez Galdos, translated by Agnes Moncy Gullon. Viking, 818 pp., £17.95, January 1987, 9780670814305

David Gilmour

David Gilmour writes about the fiction of Lampedusa and Sciascia

D.A.N. Jones

The Spell by Hermann Broch, translated by H.F. Broch de Rothermann. Deutsch, 391 pp., £11.95, May 1987, 0 233 98049 0
Hermann Broch: A Biography by Paul Michael Lützeler, translated by Janice Furness. Quartet, 329 pp., £25, June 1987, 0 7043 2604 3

John Sutherland

The Day of Creation by J.G. Ballard. Gollancz, 254 pp., £10.95, September 1987, 0 575 04152 8
The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally. Hodder, 310 pp., £10.95, September 1987, 0 340 34154 8
In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje. Secker, 244 pp., £10.95, August 1987, 0 436 34009 7
The House of Hospitalities by Emma Tennant. Viking, 184 pp., £10.95, September 1987, 0 670 81501 2

Vincent Newey

The Origins of the English Novel, 1660-1740 by Michael McKeon. Johns Hopkins, 530 pp., £21.25, April 1987, 0 8018 3291 8

Hilary Mantel

The Saudis: Inside the Desert Kingdom by Sandra Mackey. Harrap, 433 pp., £12.95, August 1987, 0 245 54592 1
Behind the Wall: A Journey through China by Colin Thubron. Heinemann, 308 pp., £10.95, September 1987, 0 434 77988 1

Marion Harris

Poem: ‘Gun Salute’

John Hollander

Poem: ‘The Art of Fiction’

Ahdaf Soueif

Persian Nights by Diane Johnson. Chatto, 352 pp., £10.95, July 1987, 0 7011 3234 5
Smile, and Other Stories by Deborah Moggach. Viking, 175 pp., £10.95, September 1987, 0 670 81658 2
Fast Lanes by Jayne Anne Phillips. Faber, 148 pp., £8.95, August 1987, 0 571 14924 3

Shlomo Avineri

Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land by David Shipler. Bloomsbury, 596 pp., £17.95, June 1987, 0 7475 0017 7

Norman Buchan

Diary: In Defence of the Word

E.S. Turner

The war the Infantry knew 1914-1919: A Chronicle of Service in France and Belgium by Captain J.C. Dunn, introduced by Keith Simpson. Jane’s, 613 pp., £18, April 1987, 0 7106 0485 8
Passchendaele: The Story behind the Tragic Victory of 1917 by Philip Warner. Sidgwick, 269 pp., £13.95, June 1987, 0 283 99364 2
Poor Bloody Infantry: A Subaltern on the Western Front 1916-17 by Bernard Martin. Murray, 174 pp., £11.95, April 1987, 0 7195 4374 6

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