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Cover: R.B. Kitaj



  • Neal Ascherson

    • Contact by A.F.N. Clarke
  • Letters
    Brian Buckley, Geoff Eley, George Watson, Michael Horovitz

  • Marilyn Strathern

    • Margaret Mead and Samoa: The Making and Unmaking of an Anthropological Myth by Derek Freeman
  • Maurice Bloch

    • The Way of the Masks by Claude Lévi-Strauss, translated by Sylvia Modelski
  • Barry Glassner

    • Positivism and Sociology: Explaining Social Life by Peter Halfpenny
    • The Rules of Sociological Method and Selected Texts on Sociology and its Method by Emile Durkheim and Steven Lukes, translated by W.D. Halls
    • The Sociological Domain: The Durkheimians and the Founding of French Sociology edited by Philippe Besnard
    • Durkheim and the Study of Suicide by Steve Taylor
  • Robert Morley

    • An Orderly Man by Dirk Bogarde
  • John Bayley

    • Philip Larkin by Andrew Motion
  • Tom Paulin
    Poem: ‘Yes, The Maternity Unit’

  • Donald Davie

    • Later Poems by R.S. Thomas
    • Thomas Hardy Annual, No 1 edited by Norman Page
    • Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, edited by Juliet Grindle and Simon Gatrell
    • Hardy’s Love Poems by Thomas Hardy, edited by Carl Weber
    • The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy. Vol. I: Wessex Poems, Poems of the Past and the Present, Time’s Laughingstocks edited by Samuel Hynes
  • P.N. Furbank

    • John Galsworthy: A Reassessment by Alec Fréchet, translated by Denis Mahaffey
  • John Sutherland

    • Give us this day by Janusz Glowacki, translated by Konrad Brodzinski
    • In Search of Love and Beauty by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    • Listeners by Sally Emerson
    • Flying to Nowhere by John Fuller
    • Some prefer nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki, translated by Edward Seidensticker
    • The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki, translated by Edward Seidensticker
    • ‘The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi’ and ‘Arrowroot’ by Junichiro Tanizaki, translated by Anthony Chambers
  • J.I.M. Stewart

    • A Talent to Deceive: An Appreciation of Agatha Christie by Robert Barnard
    • The Agatha Christie Hour by Agatha Christie
    • The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • The Quest for Sherlock Holmes by Owen Dudley Edwards
    • The Unknown Conan Doyle: Essays on Photography by John Michael Gibson and Richard Lancelyn Green
    • The Unknown Conan Doyle: Uncollected Stories by John Michael Gibson and Richard Lancelyn Green
    • The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie by Charles Osborne
  • John Brewer

    • Wars and Revolutions: Britain 1760-1815 by Ian Christie
    • Augustan England: Professions, State and Society 1680-1730 by Geoffrey Holmes
  • Michael Wood

    • The Rapes of Lucretia: A Myth and Its Transformation by Ian Donaldson
    • The Rape of Clarissa by Terry Eagleton
    • Samuel Richardson: A Man of Letters by Carol Houlihan Flynn
  • Paul Delany

    • To Keep the Ball Rolling: The Memoirs of Anthony Powell. Vol. IV: The strangers all are gone by Anthony Powell
  • Christopher Burns
    Differential Structures

  • A.J.P. Taylor

  • Patrick Wormald

    • Robin Hood by J.C. Holt
    • The Early History of Glastonbury: An Edition, Translation and Study of William of Malmesbury’s ‘De Antiquitate Glastonie Ecclesie’ by John Scott
    • Megalithomania by John Michell