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Vol. 10 No. 16 · 15 September 1988

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Vol. 10 No. 16 · 15 September 1988

Ian Jack

In for a Penny: The Unauthorised Biography of Jeffrey Archer by Jonathan Mantle. Hamish Hamilton, 264 pp., £11.95, July 1988, 0 241 12478 6

Letters

Anthony Rudolf, Juliet Flower MacCannell, Fiona Pitt-Kethley, Carlo Natali, Alastair Ross

T.J. Binyon

Children of the Arbat by Anatoli Rybakov, translated by Harold Shukman. Hutchinson, 688 pp., £12.95, August 1988, 0 09 173742 7
Pushkin House by Andrei Bitov, translated by Susan Brownsberger. Weidenfeld, 371 pp., £12.95, May 1988, 0 297 79316 0
The Queue by Vladimir Sorokin, translated by Sally Laird. Readers International, 198 pp., £9.95, May 1988, 9780930523442
Moscow 2042 by Vladimir Voinovich, translated by Richard Lourie. Cape, 424 pp., £11.95, April 1988, 0 224 02532 5
The Mushroom-Picker by Zinovy Zinik, translated by Michael Glenny. Heinemann, 282 pp., £11.95, January 1988, 0 434 89735 3
Chekago by Natalya Lowndes. Hodder, 384 pp., £12.95, January 1988, 0 340 41060 4

Alan Bennett

Ten Days that Shook Me

Frank Kermode

Bernard Shaw. Vol. I: The Search for Love, 1856-1898 by Michael Holroyd. Chatto, 486 pp., £16, September 1988, 0 7011 3332 5
Bernard Shaw: Collected Letters. Vol. IV edited by Dan Laurence. Bodley Head, 946 pp., £30, June 1988, 0 370 31130 2
Shaw: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies. Vol. VIII edited by Stanley Weintraub. Pennsylvania State, 175 pp., $25, April 1988, 0 271 00613 7
Shaw’s Sense of History by J.L. Wisenthal. Oxford, 186 pp., £22.50, April 1988, 0 19 812892 4
Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad. Vol. III: 1903-1907 edited by Frederick Karl and Laurence Davies. Cambridge, 532 pp., £35, April 1988, 0 521 32387 8
Joseph Conrad: ‘Nostromo’ by Ian Watt. Cambridge, 98 pp., £12.50, April 1988, 0 521 32821 7

Robert Crawford

Two Poems

Paul Foot

Wallis: Secret Lives of the Duchess of Windsor by Charles Higham. Sidgwick, 419 pp., £17.95, June 1988, 0 283 99627 7
The Secret File of the Duke of Windsor by Michael Bloch. Bantam, 326 pp., £14.95, August 1988, 9780593016671

Roger Hardy

Europe and the Mystique of Islam by Maxime Rodinson, translated by Roger Veinus. Tauris, 163 pp., £19.50, April 1988, 1 85043 104 3
The Political Language of Islam by Bernard Lewis. Chicago, 168 pp., £11.95, July 1988, 0 226 47692 8
Islam and Revolution in the Middle East by Henry Munson. Yale, 180 pp., £15.95, June 1988, 0 300 04127 6

E.S. Turner

Memories of Times Past by Louis Heren. Hamish Hamilton, 313 pp., £15.95, July 1988, 0 241 12427 1
Chances: An Autobiography by Mervyn Jones. Verso, 311 pp., £14.95, September 1987, 0 86091 167 5

John Tranter

Poem: ‘Lufthansa’

Raymond Carver and Kasia Boddy

Raymond Carver died on 2 August. He talks here to Kasia Boddy about his stories and about his volume of selected poems, ‘In a Marine Light’, published last year

Adam Begley

Elephant, and Other Stories by Raymond Carver. Collins Harvill, 124 pp., £9.95, August 1988, 0 00 271912 6
The Tidewater Tales by John Barth. Methuen, 655 pp., £12.95, August 1988, 0 413 18770 5

Amit Chaudhuri

Tigers, Durbars and Kings: Fanny Eden’s Indian Journals 1837-1838 edited by Janet Dunbar. Murray, 202 pp., £13.95, April 1988, 0 7195 4440 8

C.K. Stead

Poem: ‘The Radiant Way’

Walter Nash

Ice-Candy-Man by Bapsi Sidhwa. Heinemann, 277 pp., £11.95, February 1988, 0 434 70230 7
Mistaken Identity by Nayantara Sahgal. Heinemann, 194 pp., £10.95, April 1988, 0 434 66612 2
Baumgartner’s Bombay by Anita Desai. Heinemann, 230 pp., £10.95, July 1988, 0 434 18636 8

Christopher Driver

William Walton: Behind the Façade by Susana Walton. Oxford, 255 pp., £12.95, February 1988, 0 19 315156 1
Façade: Edith Sitwell Interpreted by Pamela Hunter. Duckworth, 106 pp., £10.95, September 1987, 9780715621844

Mary-Kay Wilmers

Diary: Putting in the Commas

John Sutherland

The Secret Life of Wilkie Collins by William Clarke. Allison and Busby, 239 pp., £14.95, August 1988, 0 85031 960 9
Wilkie Collins: Women, Property and Propriety by Philip O’Neill. Macmillan, 238 pp., £27.50, September 1988, 9780333421994

Penelope Fitzgerald

William Morris: An Approach to the Poetry by J.M.S. Tompkins. Cecil Woolf, 368 pp., £20, May 1988, 0 900821 84 1

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