Vol. 10 No. 12 · 23 June 1988

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Cover Artist

Jez Coulson

Robert Fisk

The Yellow Wind by David Grossman, translated by Haim Watzman. Cape, 202 pp., £10.95, June 1988, 9780224025669

Letters

Michael Fitzpatrick, Alan Brien, Bruno Nightingale, Karl Miller, Daniel Waissbein, Maurice Hatton, Tim Barnard, D.L. Ouren, Fraser Mitchell, Peter Faulkner, Hilda Snowden, Hugh Thomas, Andrew Milne, Nicolas Walter

David Gilmour

The Birth of Israel: Myths and Realities by Simha Flapan. Croom Helm, 277 pp., £25, October 1987, 0 7099 4911 1
Collusion across the Jordan: King Abdullah, the Zionist Movement and the Partition of Palestine by Avi Shlaim. Oxford, 676 pp., £35, May 1988, 0 19 827831 4
The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-1949 by Benny Morris. Cambridge, 380 pp., £30, March 1988, 0 521 33028 9

Mark Mazower

Waldheim goes to war

José Harris

The Health Services since the War. Vol. I: Problems of Health Care: The National Health Service before 1957 by Charles Webster. HMSO, 479 pp., £27.50, April 1988, 0 11 630942 3

Tony Gould

When the fighting is over: A Personal Story of the Battle for Tumbledown Mountain and its Aftermath by John Lawrence and Robert Lawrence. Bloomsbury, 196 pp., £12.95, May 1988, 0 7475 0174 2
Tumbledown by Charles Wood. Penguin, 80 pp., £3.95, April 1988, 0 14 011198 0

David Trotter

The Government of the Tongue: The 1986 T.S. Eliot Memorial Lectures, and Other Critical Writings by Seamus Heaney. Faber, 172 pp., £12.95, June 1988, 0 571 14796 8

Edward Mendelson

History and Value: The Clarendon Lectures and the Northcliffe Lectures 1987 by Frank Kermode. Oxford, 160 pp., £15, June 1988, 0 19 812381 7
Nya by Stephen Haggard and Frank Kermode. Oxford, 475 pp., £5.95, June 1988, 0 19 282135 0
British Writers of the Thirties by Valentine Cunningham. Oxford, 530 pp., £30, February 1988, 0 19 212267 3

George Steiner

Wittgenstein. A Life: Young Ludwig 1889-1921 by Brian McGuinness. Duckworth, 322 pp., £15.95, May 1988, 0 7156 0959 9

V.G. Kiernan

The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery 1776-1848 by Robin Blackburn. Verso, 560 pp., £27.95, April 1988, 0 86091 188 8
Pro-Slavery: A History of the Defence of Slavery in America, 1701-1840 by Larry Tise. Georgia, 501 pp., $40, March 1988, 0 8203 0927 3
Haiti’s Influence on Antebellum America: Slumbering Volcano in the Caribbean by Alfred Hunt. Louisiana State, 196 pp., £23.75, March 1988, 9780807113288
Thomas Paine by A.J. Ayer. Secker, 195 pp., £12.95, March 1988, 0 436 02820 4
Paine and Cobbett: The Transatlantic Connection by David Wilson. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 218 pp., $27.95, April 1988, 0 7735 1013 3

Michael Brock

Corruption in British Politics, 1895-1930 by G.R. Searle. Oxford, 448 pp., £19.50, November 1987, 0 19 822915 1

Stephen Fender

Hemingway by Kenneth Lynn. Simon and Schuster, 702 pp., £16, September 1987, 0 671 65482 9
The Faces of Hemingway: Intimate Portraits of Ernest Hemingway by those who knew him by Denis Brian. Grafton, 356 pp., £14.95, May 1988, 0 246 13326 0

W.G. Runciman

Diary: Slums, Unemployment, Strikes and Party Politics

Anthony Thwaite

The Silence in the Garden by William Trevor. Bodley Head, 204 pp., £9.95, June 1988, 9780370312187
Sea Music by David Profumo. Secker, 207 pp., £10.95, May 1988, 9780436387142
Tell it me again by John Fuller. Chatto, 202 pp., £10.95, April 1988, 0 7011 3288 4
The Continuing Silence of a Poet: The Collected Short Stories of A.B. Yehoshua  Peter Halban/Weidenfeld, 377 pp., £11.95, June 1988, 1 870015 14 2

Alistair Elliot

Poem: ‘One of our Submarines’

Peter McDonald

You must remember this by Joyce Carol Oates. Macmillan, 436 pp., £10.95, January 1988, 0 333 46182 7
A Case of Knives by Candia McWilliam. Bloomsbury, 266 pp., £12.95, January 1988, 0 7475 0074 6
Burning your own by Glenn Patterson. Chatto, 249 pp., £11.95, March 1988, 0 7011 3291 4

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