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Vol. 4 No. 18 · 7 October 1982

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Cover Artist

Lucian Freud

Jonathan Steinberg

This Modern Mafia

Letters

Boris Ford, W.W. Robson, Laurence Kitchin, Richard Proudfoot, Terence Hawkes, Christopher Norris, Terry Eagleton, Toril Moi, John Hartley, Margaret Atack, John Drakakis, Claude Rawson, Malcolm Deas, Michael Dummett

Benjamin Barber

The Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power by Garry Wills. Atlantic/Little, Brown, 310 pp., $14.95, February 1982, 0 316 94385 1

Frank Kermode

Figures of Literary Discourse by Gérard Genette, translated by Alan Sheridan. Blackwell, 303 pp., £15, August 1982, 0 631 13089 6
Theories of the Symbol by Tzvetan Todorov, translated by Catherine Porter. Blackwell, 302 pp., £15, July 1982, 0 631 10511 5
The Breaking of the Vessels by Harold Bloom. Chicago, 107 pp., £7, April 1982, 0 226 06043 8
The Institution of Criticism by Peter Hohendahl. Cornell, 287 pp., £14.74, June 1982, 0 8014 1325 7
Unspeakable Sentences: Narration and Representation in the Language of Fiction by Ann Banfield. Routledge, 340 pp., £15.95, June 1982, 0 7100 0905 4

Robert Taubman

Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene. Bodley Head, 221 pp., £5.95, September 1982, 0 370 30923 5

Anita Brookner

The President’s Child by Fay Weldon. Hodder, 220 pp., £6.95, September 1982, 0 340 24564 6
Silence among the Weapons by John Arden. Methuen, 343 pp., £7.95, August 1982, 0 413 49670 8
The Facilitators, or Mister Hole-in-the-Day by Peter Redgrove. Routledge, 173 pp., £6.95, September 1982, 0 7100 9214 8
Pleasure City by Kamala Markandaya. Chatto, 341 pp., £7.95, September 1982, 0 7011 2617 5
Worldly Goods by Michael Korda. Bodley Head, 347 pp., £7.95, September 1982, 0 370 30932 4
Dutch Shea Jr by John Gregory Dunne. Weidenfeld, 352 pp., £7.50, September 1982, 0 297 78164 2

Penelope Fitzgerald

A Half of Two Lives: A Personal Memoir by Alison Waley. Weidenfeld, 326 pp., £10.95, September 1982, 0 297 78156 1

Brigid Brophy

The State and the Visual Arts by Nicholas Pearson. Open University, 128 pp., £5.95, September 1982, 0 335 10109 7
The Politics of the Arts Council by Robert Hutchison. Sinclair Browne, 186 pp., £7.95, June 1982, 0 86300 016 9

Louis Baum

Louis Baum writes about the book trade in Hungary

Michael Dummett

Now you do know by John Downing. War on Want Campaigns, 80 pp., £1, December 1980, 0 905990 10 2

Salman Rushdie

Imaginary Homelands

Peter Campbell

The Autobiography of George Grosz: A Small Yes and a Big No translated by Arnold Pomerans. Allison and Busby, 246 pp., £12.50, August 1982, 0 85031 455 0

Graham Hough

Thomas Hardy: A Biography by Michael Millgate. Oxford, 637 pp., £15, June 1982, 0 19 211725 4
The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy. Vol. III: 1902-1908 edited by Richard Purdy and Michael Millgate. Oxford, 367 pp., £19.50, July 1982, 0 19 812620 4
The Neglected Hardy: Thomas Hardy’s Lesser Novels by Richard Taylor. Macmillan, 202 pp., £17.50, May 1982, 0 333 31051 9
Good Little Thomas Hardy by C.H. Salter. Macmillan, 200 pp., £15, August 1982, 0 333 29387 8
Thomas Hardy and Women: Sexual Ideology and Narrative Form by Penny Boumelha. Harvester, 178 pp., £18.95, April 1982, 0 7108 0018 5
Illustration and the Novels of Thomas Hardy by Arlene Jackson. Macmillan, 151 pp., £15, October 1981, 0 333 32303 3

Seamus Heaney

Poem: ‘The Birthplace’

Frank Kermode

Diary: Theatre of Violence

Bernard Crick

Orwell and Biography

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