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Vol. 10 No. 19 · 27 October 1988

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Vol. 10 No. 19 · 27 October 1988

Julian Barnes

In Search of J.D. Salinger by Ian Hamilton. Heinemann, 222 pp., £12.95, September 1988, 0 434 31331 9

Letters

Diana Mosley, Jeremy Holmes, David Nokes, Richard Lansdown, Judith Kazantzis, Giles Gordon, Ted Burford

Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk writes about Oliver North’s contributions to the ordeal of the Middle East

Jon Elster

Jon Elster goes to China

Alasdair St John

Hong Kong by Jan Morris. Viking, 304 pp., £14.95, September 1988, 0 670 80792 3

Dick Wilson

Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train through China by Paul Theroux. Hamish Hamilton, 494 pp., £14.95, September 1988, 0 241 12547 2
Discos and Democracy: China in the Throes of Reform by Orville Schell. Pantheon, 384 pp., $19.95, June 1988, 9780394568294
The Star Raft: China’s Encounter with Africa by Philip Snow. Weidenfeld, 250 pp., £14.95, June 1988, 0 297 79081 1
Ancestors: Nine Hundred Years in the Life of a Chinese Family by Frank Ching. Harrap, 528 pp., £12.95, September 1988, 0 245 54675 8

Brad Leithauser

Poem: ‘A Bowl of Chinese Fireworks’

Tom Shippey

The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe edited by George Holmes. Oxford, 398 pp., £17.50, March 1988, 0 19 820073 0
A History of 12th-century Western Philosophy edited by Peter Dronke. Cambridge, 495 pp., £37.50, April 1988, 0 521 25896 0
The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought c.350-c.1450 edited by J.H. Burns. Cambridge, 808 pp., £60, May 1988, 0 521 24324 6
Medieval Popular Culture: Problem of Belief and Perception by Aron Gurevich, translated by Janos Bak and Paul Hollingsworth. Cambridge, 275 pp., £27.50, May 1988, 0 521 30369 9
A History of Private Life: Revelations of the Medieval World edited by George Duby, translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Harvard, 650 pp., £24.95, April 1988, 0 674 39976 5

Stephen Greenblatt

Inheriting Power: The Story of an Exorcist by Giovanni Levi, translated by Lydia Cochrane. Chicago, 209 pp., £21.50, June 1988, 0 226 47417 8

Alan Ryan

The Trial of Socrates by I.F. Stone. Cape, 282 pp., £12.95, September 1988, 0 224 02591 0

Howard Brenton

Poem: ‘The walls of Spandau speak’

Robert Crawford

Poem: ‘Robert Crawford’

Johann Sommerville

The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800 by Geoffrey Parker. Cambridge, 234 pp., £15, May 1988, 0 521 32607 9
War and Society in Europe of the Old Regime: 1618-1789 by M.S. Anderson. Fontana, 239 pp., £4.95, May 1988, 0 00 686053 2
Waging war: A Philosophical Introduction by Ian Clark. Oxford, 154 pp., £17.50, April 1988, 0 19 827325 8

Philip Towle

Without the Bomb: The Politics of Nuclear Non-Proliferation by Mitchell Reiss. Columbia, 337 pp., $35, January 1988, 0 231 06438 1
Deep Black: The Secrets of Space Espionage by William Burrows. Bantam, 401 pp., £14.95, January 1988, 0 593 01342 5
Democracy and Deterrence: The History and Future of Nuclear Strategy by Philip Bobbitt. Macmillan, 350 pp., £29.50, March 1988, 0 333 43537 0

David Landes

The Metronomic Society: Natural Rhythms and Human Timetables by Michael Young. Thames and Hudson, 301 pp., £16.95, May 1988, 0 500 01443 4

W.G. Runciman

Plough, Sword and Book: The Structure of Human History by Ernest Gellner. Collins, 288 pp., £15, August 1988, 0 00 217178 3

Peter Porter

Poem: ‘Serious Drinking’

Gabriele Annan

Nothing to Forgive: A Daughter’s Life of Antonia White by Lyndall Hopkinson. Chatto, 376 pp., £12.95, August 1988, 0 7011 2969 7

John Bayley

Woman to Woman: Female Friendship in Victorian Fiction by Tess Cosslett. Harvester, 211 pp., £29.95, July 1988, 0 7108 1015 6
Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century by John Mullan. Oxford, 261 pp., £25, June 1988, 0 19 812865 7
The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney. Vol. I: 1768-1773 edited by Lars Troide. Oxford, 353 pp., £45, June 1988, 9780198125815

Anthony Thwaite

Stevie Smith: A Critical Biography by Frances Spalding. Faber, 331 pp., £15, October 1988, 0 571 15207 4

Edward Mendelson

Diary: Three Joyces

Nicholas Penny

Rembrandt’s Enterprise: The Studio and the Market by Svetlana Alpers. Thames and Hudson, 160 pp., £20, May 1988, 0 226 01514 9
The Light of Early Italian Painting by Paul Hills. Yale, 160 pp., £20, March 1987, 0 300 03617 5
Italian Paintings in the Robert Lehman Collection by John Pope-Hennessy. Metropolitan Museum and Princeton, 331 pp., £50, December 1987, 0 87099 479 4

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