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  • Michael Mason

    • Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility by Germaine Greer
  • Letters
    Barry Shenker, Donat Gallagher, C.H. Sisson, C.W. Robbins

  • Peter Laslett

    • Communiqué of the State Statistical Bureau of the People’s Republic of China on Major Figures in the 1982 Population Census
    • Patriarchy and Socialist Revolution in China by Judith Stacey
    • Long Lives: The Chinese Elderly and the Communist Revolution by Deborah Davis-Friedmann
    • Beyond Sixty-Five: The Dilemma of Old Age in America’s Past by Carole Haber
  • Colin Legum

    • The Heart of the Dragon by Alasdair Clayre
    • The Origins of the Cultural Revolution. Vol. II: The Great Leap Forward 1958-1960 by Roderick MacFarquhar
    • Son of the Revolution by Liang Heng and Judith Shapiro
    • Shenfan by William Hinton
    • The Messiah and the Mandarins by Dennis Bloodworth
    • The Cambridge History of China. Vol. XII: Republican China 1912-1949, Part I edited by John Fairbank
    • The Middle Kingdom: Inside China Today by Erwin Wickert
  • Geoffrey Hartman
    Paul de Man’s Proverbs of Hell

  • John Bayley

    • Dante and English Poetry: Shelley to T.S. Eliot by Steve Ellis
    • Dante the Maker by William Anderson
    • Dante: Purgatory translated with notes and commentary by Mark Musa
    • Dante: Paradiso and Purgatorio with translation and commentary by Charles Singleton
    • Virgil: The Aeneid translated by Robert Fitzgerald
  • Lawrence Gowing

    • Raphael by Roger Jones and Nicholas Penny
    • The Drawings of Raphael by Paul Joannides
    • Drawings by Raphael from English Collections by J.A. Gere and Nicholas Turner
  • Charles Hope

    • The Art of Humanism by Kenneth Clark
    • The Eloquence of Symbols: Studies in Humanist Art by Edgar Wind, edited by Jaynie Anderson
  • Peter Campbell

    • Francis Bacon by Michel Leiris, translated by John Weightman
    • Vanessa Bell by Frances Spalding
    • The Omega Workshops by Judith Collins
    • The Omega Workshops 1913-1919: Decorative Arts of Bloomsbury
    • The Omega Workshops: Alliance and Enmity in English Art 1911-1920
  • Robert Melville

    • Swans Reflecting Elephants: My Early Years by Edward James, edited by George Melly
  • Nicholas Penny

    • Caravaggio by Howard Hibbard
    • Circa 1600: A Revolution of Style in Italian Painting by S.J. Freedberg
    • Domenichino by Richard Spear
  • Nicholas Spice

    • The Fetishist, and Other Stories by Michel Tournier, translated by Barbara Wright
    • My Aunt Christina, and Other Stories by J.I.M. Stewart
    • Mr Bedford and the Muses by Gail Godwin
    • Alexandra Freed by Lisa Zeidner
    • The Coffin Tree by Wendy Law-Yone
  • Ian Hamilton

  • Stephen Bann

    • The Two of Us by John Braine
    • An Open Prison by J.I.M. Stewart
    • Havannah by Hugh Thomas
    • Sunrising by David Cook
    • Memoirs of an Anti-Semite by Gregor von Rezzori, translated by Joachim Neugroschel
    • It’s me, Eddie by Edward Limonov, translated by S.L. Campbell
    • The Anatomy Lesson by Philip Roth
  • Selima Hill
    Two Poems