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Vol. 9 No. 22 · 10 December 1987

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Vol. 9 No. 22 · 10 December 1987

Edward Said

Going to Miami: Exiles, Tourists and Refugees in the New America by David Rieff. Bloomsbury, 230 pp., £12.95, October 1987, 0 7475 0064 9
Miami by Joan Didion. Simon and Schuster, 224 pp., $17.95, October 1987, 0 671 64664 8

Letters

Shlomo Avineri, Brian Johnston, Alan Wearne, Editor, ‘London Review’, Susanna Merry, Martin Wilkinson, Craig Raine, A.D. Harvey, Frank Palmer, Paul Delany, Marjorie Perloff, Ben Pimlott

Alan Bennett

Diary: Where was I in 1987?

Susan Sontag

Wagner’s Fluids

Ronald Bryden

The Life of Kenneth Tynan by Kathleen Tynan. Weidenfeld, 407 pp., £16.95, September 1987, 9780297790822

Alexander Nehamas

The Closing of the American Mind: How higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today’s students by Allan Bloom. Simon and Schuster, 392 pp., £14.95, April 1987, 0 671 47990 3

Harriet Guest

The Rules of Life by Fay Weldon. Century Hutchinson, 79 pp., £7.95, September 1987, 0 09 168680 6
The Hearts and Lives of Men by Fay Weldon. Heinemann, 328 pp., £10.95, September 1987, 0 434 85192 2

Dan Jacobson

Story: ‘Amazed’

Patricia Craig

The Female Form by Rosalind Miles. Routledge, 227 pp., £15.95, July 1987, 0 7102 1008 6
Feminism and Poetry by Jan Montefiore. Pandora, 210 pp., £12.95, May 1987, 0 86358 162 5
Nostalgia and Sexual Difference by Janice Doane and Devon Hodges. Methuen, 169 pp., £20, June 1987, 9780416015317
Reading Woman by Mary Jacobus. Methuen, 316 pp., £8.95, November 1987, 0 416 92460 3
The New Feminist Criticism edited by Elaine Showalter. Virago, 403 pp., £11.95, March 1986, 0 86068 722 8
Reviewing the Reviews  Journeyman, 104 pp., £4.50, June 1987, 1 85172 007 3

Gavin Ewart

Poem: ‘‘Family in Terror of an Evil Spirit’’

Mark Ford

Meeting the British by Paul Muldoon. Faber, 53 pp., £9.95, May 1987, 0 571 14858 1
Partingtime Hall by James Fenton and John Fuller. Salamander, 69 pp., £7.50, April 1987, 0 948681 05 5
Private Parts by Fiona Pitt-Kethley. Chatto, 72 pp., £4.95, June 1987, 9780701132064
Bright River Yonder by John Hartley Williams. Bloodaxe, 87 pp., £4.95, April 1987, 1 85224 028 8

John Bayley

John Keats by John Barnard. Cambridge, 172 pp., £22.50, March 1987, 0 521 26691 2
Keats as a Reader of Shakespeare by R.S. White. Athlone, 250 pp., £25, March 1987, 0 485 11298 1

Gabriele Annan

Broken Blood: The Rise and Fall of the Tennant Family by Simon Blow. Faber, 224 pp., £14.95, October 1987, 0 571 13374 6

R.W. Johnson

Diary: Kinnock must go

Patrick Parrinder

Life: A User’s Manual by Georges Perec, translated by David Bellos. Collins Harvill, 581 pp., £15, October 1987, 0 00 271463 9
The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room by Paul Auster. Faber, 314 pp., £10.95, November 1987, 0 571 14925 1

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