Vol. 11 No. 14 · 27 July 1989

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Cover Artist

René Bouët-Willaumez

Ian Gilmour

Macmillan. Vol. II: 1957-1986 by Alistair Horne. Macmillan, 741 pp., £18.95, June 1989, 0 333 49621 3

Letters

George Steiner, Erik Svarny, John Lucas, Janet Adam Smith, Julian Symons, Barry Smith, G.O. Jones, Kathryn Metzenthin, Gunnar Pettersson, Barbara Collard, C.S. Nicholls, Nicolas Walter, Editors, ‘London Review’, Peter Gillman

Keith Kyle

The Lives of Enoch Powell by Patrick Cosgrave. Bodley Head, 518 pp., £16, April 1989, 0 370 30871 9

John Lloyd

Mr Poland throws a party

Andrew Boyle

The Blake Escape: How we freed George Blake – and why by Michael Randle and Pat Pottle. Harrap, 298 pp., £12.95, April 1989, 0 245 54781 9

F.H. Hinsley

Ultra and Mediterranean Strategy 1941-1945 by Ralph Bennett. Hamish Hamilton, 496 pp., £17.95, April 1989, 0 241 12687 8

David Cannadine

The Social Politics of Anglo-Jewry 1880-1920 by Eugene Black. Blackwell, 428 pp., £35, February 1989, 9780631164913
The Persistence of Prejudice: Anti-Semitism in British Society during the Second World War by Tony Kushner. Manchester, 257 pp., £29.95, March 1989, 0 7190 2896 5
The Club: The Jews of Modern Britain by Stephen Brook. Constable, 464 pp., £15.95, April 1989, 0 09 467340 3

Mary-Kay Wilmers

Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education by Sybille Bedford. Hamish Hamilton, 328 pp., £12.95, May 1989, 0 241 12572 3

Frank Kermode

The Pleasures of Peace: Art and Imagination in Post-War Britain by Bryan Appleyard. Faber, 367 pp., £12.99, June 1989, 0 571 13722 9

John Bayley

Memoir of Italo Svevo by Livia Veneziani Svevo, translated by Isabel Quigly. Libris, 178 pp., £17.95, April 1989, 1 870352 40 8

Ronald Fraser

Federico Garcia Lorca by Ian Gibson. Faber, 542 pp., £17.50, July 1989, 0 571 14815 8

John Sutherland

The Letters of Jack London edited by Earle Labor, Robert Leitz and Milo Shepard. Stanford, 1657 pp., $139.50, October 1988, 0 8047 1227 1
Tolstoy by A.N. Wilson. Hamish Hamilton, 572 pp., £16.95, May 1988, 0 241 12190 6

Michael Hulse

Poem: ‘A Chinese Tale’

James Fenton

Poem: ‘Bruisers and Dreamers’

Peter Campbell

I Modi. The Sixteen Pleasures: An Erotic Album of Renaissance Italy by Lynne Lawner. Northwestern, 132 pp., $35.95, February 1989, 0 8101 0803 8
The Dress of the Venetians 1495-1525 by Stella Mary Newton. Scolar, 196 pp., £28.50, December 1988, 0 85967 735 4
Fashion Drawings in ‘Vogue’: René Bouët-Willamez and Fashion Drawings in ‘Vogue’: Carl Erickson by William Parker. Joseph, 128 pp., £14.95, March 1989, 0 86350 198 2
Women and Fashion by Caroline Evans and Minna Thornton. Quartet, 184 pp., £15, March 1989, 0 7043 2691 4

John Ellis

Doing what comes naturally: Change, Rhetoric and the Practice of Theory in Literary and Legal Studies by Stanley Fish. Oxford, 613 pp., £35, July 1989, 9780198129981

Richard Wollheim

Diary: On A.J. Ayer

Jonathan Bate

Train, Train by Graham Coster. Bloomsbury, 225 pp., £12.95, June 1989, 9780747503941
The Philosophers by Alex Comfort. Duckworth, 176 pp., £12.95, June 1989, 9780715625118
The King of the Fields by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Cape, 256 pp., £10.95, July 1989, 0 224 02663 1
Sister Hollywood by C.K. Stead. Collins, 224 pp., £11.95, June 1989, 0 00 223479 3
Penelope’s Hat by Ronald Frame. Hodder, 440 pp., £12.95, July 1989, 0 340 49397 6

Alistair Elliot

Poem: ‘The Question of Food’

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