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Vol. 13 No. 23 · 5 December 1991

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Vol. 13 No. 23 · 5 December 1991

Martin Amis

Iron John: A Book about Men by Robert Bly. Element, 268 pp., £12.95, September 1991, 9781852302337
The way men think: Intellect, Intimacy and the Erotic Imagination by Liam Hudson and Bernadine Jacot. Yale, 219 pp., £16.95, November 1991, 0 300 04997 8
Utne Reader. Men, it’s time to pull together: The Politics of Masculinity  Lens, 144 pp., $4, May 1991

Letters

Jasmine Killen, Gillian Slovo, Donald Davie, Michael Shelden, Denis MacShane, Zygmunt Frankel, Brian Stone, Gabriel Austin

Michael Howard

On Future War by Martin van Creveld. Brassey, 254 pp., £22.50, October 1991, 0 08 041796 5

Victor Mallet

The Samson Option: Israel, America and the Bomb by Seymour Hersh. Faber, 256 pp., £15.99, October 1991, 0 571 16619 9
Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the US-Israeli Covert Relationship by Andrew Cockburn and Leslie Cockburn. Bodley Head, 423 pp., £17.99, January 1991, 0 370 31405 0

Peter Pulzer

The Constitution of the United Kingdom  Institute for Public Policy Research, 128 pp., £20, September 1991, 1 872452 42 6
A People’s Charter  Liberty, 118 pp., £7.99, October 1991, 9780946088393

Hugo Young

Thatcher’s People by John Ranelagh. HarperCollins, 324 pp., £15.99, September 1991, 0 00 215410 2
Staying Power by Peter Walker. Bloomsbury, 248 pp., £16.99, October 1991, 0 7475 1034 2

Ian Gilmour

The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the 18th Century by Peter Linebaugh. Allen Lane, 484 pp., £25, September 1991, 0 7139 9045 7

José Harris

Letters to Eva, 1969-1983 by A.J.P. Taylor, edited by Eva Haraszti Taylor. Century, 486 pp., £20, June 1991, 0 7126 4634 5

A.D. Nuttall

Marvellous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World by Stephen Greenblatt. Oxford, 202 pp., £22.50, September 1991, 0 19 812382 5

P.N. Furbank

D.H. Lawrence: The Early Years 1885-1912 by John Worthen. Cambridge, 624 pp., £25, September 1991, 0 521 25419 1
The Letters of D.H. Lawrence. Vol. VI: 1927-28 edited by James Boulton, Margaret Boulton and Gerald Lacy. Cambridge, 645 pp., £50, September 1991, 0 521 23115 9

Patricia Beer

With and Without Buttons by Mary Butts, edited by Nathalie Blondel. Carcanet, 216 pp., £13.95, October 1991, 0 85635 944 0

Alan Dixon

Poem: ‘Presentimento’

Adrian Mitchell

Poem: ‘Short back and sides with a blowtorch, please’

Frank Kermode

Collected Poems by Henry Reed, edited with an introduction by Jon Stallworthy. Oxford, 166 pp., £20, October 1991, 0 19 212298 3

John Sutherland

The Gates of Ivory by Margaret Drabble. Viking, 464 pp., £14.99, October 1991, 0 670 84270 2
Happily Ever After by Jenny Diski. Hamish Hamilton, 245 pp., £14.99, September 1991, 0 241 13169 3
Of Love and Asthma by Ferdinand Mount. Heinemann, 321 pp., £13.99, September 1991, 0 434 47993 4

Jonathan Coe

In Black and White by Christopher Stevenson. New Caxton Press, 32 pp., £1.95
The Tree of Life by Hugh Nissenson. Carcanet, 159 pp., £6.95, September 1991, 0 85635 874 6
Cley by Carey Harrison. Heinemann, 181 pp., £13.99, November 1991, 0 434 31368 8

John Bayley

Jump and Other Stories by Nadine Gordimer. Bloomsbury, 257 pp., £13.99, October 1991, 0 7475 1020 2
Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood. Bloomsbury, 247 pp., £14.99, September 1991, 0 7475 1019 9

Julian Symons

Randall Jarrell: A Literary Life by William Pritchard. Farrar, Straus, 335 pp., $25, April 1990, 0 374 24677 7
Randall Jarrell: Selected Poems edited by William Pritchard. Farrar, Straus, 115 pp., $17.95, April 1990, 0 374 25867 8

David Trotter

From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature by Richard Ruland and Malcolm Bradbury. Routledge, 381 pp., £35, August 1991, 0 415 01341 0

Rosemary Hill

Gertrude Jekyll by Sally Festing. Viking, 323 pp., £17.99, October 1991, 0 670 82788 6
People’s Parks by Hazel Conway. Cambridge, 287 pp., £49.50, August 1991, 0 521 39070 2
The History of Garden Design: The Western Tradition from the Renaissance to the Present Day edited by Monique Mosser and Georges Teyssot. Thames and Hudson, 543 pp., £45, May 1991, 0 500 01511 2

Karl Miller

Diary: What is rugby for?

Nicholas Spice

Trial of Strength: Furtwängler and the Third Reich by Fred Prieberg, translated by Christopher Dolan. Quartet, 394 pp., £30, October 1991, 0 7043 2790 2
Menuhin: A Family Portrait by Tony Palmer. Faber, 207 pp., £15.99, September 1991, 0 571 16582 6

Michael Shelden

Bachelors of Art: Edward Perry Warren and the Lewes House Brotherhood by David Sox. Fourth Estate, 296 pp., £18.99, September 1991, 1 872180 11 6

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