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Vol. 12 No. 2 · 25 January 1990

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Vol. 12 No. 2 · 25 January 1990

Jon Elster

When Communism dissolves

Letters

Richard Lansdown, I. Thomas, Frank Honigsbaum, Rosalind Mitchison, John Bayley, Phil Edwards, C.N. Gilmore, John Whitehead

Owen Bennett-Jones

After Ceausescu

Karl Miller

Boswell: The Great Biographer. Journals: 1789-1795 by James Boswell, edited by Marlies Danziger and Frank Brady. Heinemann, 432 pp., £25, November 1989, 0 434 89729 9

Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Two Poems

Charlotte Brewer

The State of the Language: 1990 Edition edited by Christopher Ricks and Leonard Michaels. Faber, 531 pp., £17.50, January 1990, 9780571141821
Clichés and Coinages by Walter Redfern. Blackwell, 305 pp., £17.50, October 1989, 0 631 15691 7
Rhetoric: The Wit of Persuasion by Walter Nash. Blackwell, 241 pp., £25, October 1989, 0 631 16754 4

Alistair Elliot

Poem: ‘The Scribes’

Craig Raine

Just Looking: Essays on Art by John Updike. Deutsch, 210 pp., £19.95, November 1989, 0 233 98501 8

Daniel Aaron

Henry Adams by Ernest Samuels. Harvard, 504 pp., £19.95, November 1989, 9780674387355
The Letters of Henry Adams: Vols I-VI edited by J.C Levenson, Ernest Samuels, Charles Vandersee and Viola Hopkins-Winner. Harvard, 2016 pp., £100.75, July 1990, 0 674 52685 6

Neil Corcoran

Under Briggflatts: A History of Poetry in Great Britain 1960-1988 by Donald Davie. Carcanet, 261 pp., £18.95, October 1989, 0 85635 820 7
Annunciations by Charles Tomlinson. Oxford, 55 pp., £5.95, November 1989, 0 19 282680 8
Possible Worlds by Peter Porter. Oxford, 68 pp., £6.95, September 1989, 0 19 282660 3
The boys who stole the funeral: A Novel Sequence by Les Murray. Carcanet, 71 pp., £6.95, October 1989, 0 85635 845 2

C.H. Sisson

Richard Aldington: A Biography by Charles Doyle. Macmillan, 379 pp., £19.95, November 1989, 0 333 46487 7

Iain McGilchrist

The Faber Book of Fevers and Frets edited by D.J. Enright. Faber, 364 pp., £12.99, November 1989, 0 574 15095 1

Peter Campbell

An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge. Duckworth, 193 pp., £10.95, December 1989, 0 7156 2204 8
The Thirteen-Gun Salute by Patrick O’Brian. Collins, 319 pp., £11.95, November 1989, 0 00 223460 2
Family Sins, and Other Stories by William Trevor. Bodley Head, 251 pp., £11.95, January 1990, 0 370 31374 7

Kevin Barry

No Laughing Matter: The Life and Times of Flann O’Brien by Anthony Cronin. Grafton, 260 pp., £16.95, October 1989, 0 246 12836 4

Christopher Ricks

Diary: Thoughts of Beckett at News of His Death

Wendy Steiner

Brain Sex: The Real Difference between Men and Women by Anne Moir and David Jessel. Joseph, 228 pp., £14.95, October 1989, 0 7181 2884 2

Roy Porter

The Normal and the Pathological by Georges Canguilhem, translated by Carolyn Fawcett and Robert Cohen. Zone, 327 pp., £21.95, June 1989, 0 942299 58 2

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