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Allon White

Too Close to the Bone

Letters

Marjorie Perloff, Douglas Fowler, Mark Roskill, J.B. Trapp

Julian Barnes

Flaubert: A Biography by Herbert Lottman. Methuen, 396 pp., £17.95, April 1989, 0 413 41770 0

Frank Kermode

A Turn in the South by V.S. Naipaul. Viking, 307 pp., £14.95, April 1989, 0 670 82415 1
Allen Tate: A Recollection by Walter Sullivan. Louisiana State, 117 pp., $16.95, November 1988, 0 8071 1481 2
Self-Consciousness by John Updike. Deutsch, 245 pp., £12.95, May 1989, 0 233 98390 2

V.G. Kiernan

Jewish History: Essays in Honour of Chimen Abramsky edited by Ada Rapoport-Albert and Steven Zipperstein. Peter Halban, 700 pp., £30, January 1989, 1 870015 19 3
A History of Islamic Societies by Ira Lapidus. Cambridge, 1002 pp., £35, July 1988, 0 521 22552 3

Ian Hacking

Representation and Reality by Hilary Putnam. MIT, 136 pp., £14.95, September 1988, 0 262 16108 7
Mental Content by Colin McGinn. Blackwell, 218 pp., £25, January 1989, 0 631 16369 7

Selima Hill

Poem: ‘The Hare’

Mary Douglas

The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia by Marilyn Strathern. California, 422 pp., $40, December 1988, 0 520 06423 2

David Underdown

Village Revolts: Social Protest and Popular Disturbances in England 1509-1640 by Roger Manning. Oxford, 354 pp., £35, February 1988, 0 19 820116 8

Linda Colley

The Blackwell Dictionary of Historians edited by John Cannon, R.H.C. Davis, William Doyle and Jack Greene. Blackwell, 480 pp., £39.95, September 1988, 9780631147084
Edward Gibbon, Luminous Historian, 1772-1794 by Patricia Craddock. Johns Hopkins, 432 pp., £19, February 1989, 0 8018 3720 0
Gibbon: Making History by Roy Porter. Palgrave, 187 pp., £14.95, February 1989, 0 312 02728 1
Macaulay by Owen Dudley Edwards. Trafalgar Square, 160 pp., £5.95, October 1988, 9780297794684
Acton by Hugh Tulloch. Trafalgar Square, 144 pp., £5.95, October 1988, 0 297 79470 1

Nicholas Penny

Diary: Getting Rid of the Curators

Walter Nash

The Book of Evidence by John Banville. Secker, 220 pp., £10.95, March 1989, 0 436 03267 8
Carn by Patrick McCabe. Aidan Ellis, 252 pp., £11.50, March 1989, 0 85628 180 8
The Tryst by Michael Dibdin. Faber, 168 pp., £10.99, April 1989, 0 571 15450 6
Gerontius by James Hamilton-Paterson. Macmillan, 264 pp., £12.95, March 1989, 0 333 45194 5

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