LRB Cover
Cover: Lawrence Gowing



  • Neal Ascherson

    • After Long Silence by Michael Straight
    • A Matter of Trust: MI5 1945-72 by Nigel West
  • Letters
    Robert Darnton, William Scott, Malise Ruthven, Arnold Silver, Brigid Brophy, Brian Porter, Charles Martindale

  • Marilyn Butler

    • The Prince and the Wild Geese by Brigid Brophy
  • Ted Hughes
    Poem: ‘A Sparrow-Hawk’

  • Nicholas Penny

    • The Rare Art Traditions by Joseph Alsop
  • Clive James

    • An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration by Mario Praz, translated by William Weaver
    • Degas by Keith Roberts
    • Monet at Argenteuil by Paul Tucker
  • David Cannadine

    • The Country House by James Lees-Milne
    • English Country Houses and Landed Estates by Heather Clemenson
    • The Last Country Houses by Clive Aslet
  • C.H. Sisson

    • Caves of Ice by James Lees-Milne
  • Charles Hope

    • Piero della Francesca’s ‘Baptism of Christ’ by Marilyn Aronberg Lavin
    • Indagini su Piero by Carlo Ginzburg
    • Gentile da Fabriano by Keith Christiansen
  • Michael Baxandall

    • Dürer: His Art and Life by Fedja Anzelewsky, translated by Heide Grieve
    • Dürer: Paintings, Prints, Drawings by Peter Strieder, translated by Nancy Gordon and Walter Strauss
  • John Summerson

    • John Soane: The Making of an Architect by Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey
  • Lawrence Gowing

    • Rubens and the Poetics of Landscape by Lisa Vergara
    • James Ward’s Gordale Scar: An Essay in the Sublime by Edward Nygren
  • Peter Campbell

    • Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin by Lawrence Weschler
    • Scenes in America Deserta by Reyner Banham
    • Megastructure by Reyner Banham
  • A.J.P. Taylor

  • Stephen Bann

    • Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut
    • Bluebeard by Max Frisch, translated by Geoffrey Skelton
    • The Entropy Exhibition: Michael Moorcock and the British ‘New Wave’ in Science Fiction by Colin Greenland
    • More Tales of Pirx the Pilot by Stanislaw Lem, translated by Louis Iribarne, Magdalena Majcherczyk and Michael Kandel
    • Yesterday’s Men by George Turner
    • Rebel in Time by Harry Harrison
    • Three Six Seven: Memoirs of a Very Important Man by Peter Vansittart
  • Bernard Williams
    Pornography and Feminism