Vol. 13 No. 8 · 25 April 1991

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Cover Artist

Bruno Schulz

John Bayley

Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Very Private Life by Robert Bernard Martin. HarperCollins, 448 pp., £18, April 1991, 0 00 217662 9

Letters

Frederick Gabrielsen, L.W. Bailey, Editors, ‘London Review’, Dennis Brown, James Wood, Sydney Schiffer, John Kernick, William Driscoll, John Whitworth, Deborah Knuth, Richard Bourne, Editors, ‘London Review’

Michael Howard

Haig’s Command: A Reassessment by Denis Winter. Viking, 362 pp., £18.99, February 1991, 0 670 80255 7

Ross McKibbin

The Progressive Dilemma: From Lloyd George to Kinnock by David Marquand. Heinemann, 248 pp., £20, January 1991, 0 434 45094 4

Tam Dalyell

Tam Dalyell gives reasons for postponing a Te Deum

Mark Ford

Poem: ‘Funny Peculiar’

Robert Crawford

Love Poems for Alice with Old Cars

Douglas Johnson

The Battle of France: Six weeks which changed the world by Philip Warner. Simon and Schuster, 275 pp., £16, April 1990, 0 671 71030 3
The Last War between Britain and France 1940-1942 by Warren Tute. Collins, 334 pp., £16, January 1990, 0 00 215318 1
Darlan by Hervé Coutau-Bégarie and Claude Huan. Fayard, 873 pp., frs 190, May 1989, 2 213 02271 2

Jon Elster

The Search for Modern China by Jonathan Spence. Hutchinson, 876 pp., £19.95, May 1990, 0 09 174472 5
Rebellions and Revolutions: China from the 1880s to the 1980s by Jack Gray. Oxford, 456 pp., £35, April 1990, 0 19 913076 0

Asa Briggs

The Pencil: A History by Henry Petroski. Faber, 434 pp., £14.99, November 1990, 0 571 16182 0

Claude Rawson

The Death of Literature by Alvin Kernan. Yale, 230 pp., £18.95, October 1990, 0 300 04783 5
Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry: Encyclopedia, Genealogy and Tradition by Alasdair MacIntyre. Duckworth, 241 pp., £12.95, August 1990, 0 7156 2337 0
Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man by David Lehman. Poseidon, 318 pp., $21.95, February 1991, 0 671 68239 3

Robert Alter

The Confessions of Saint Augustine translated with an introduction and notes by Henry Chadwick. Oxford, 311 pp., £17.50, February 1991, 0 19 281779 5

Elaine Showalter

Kate Chopin: A Life of the Author of ‘The Awakening’ by Emily Toth. Century, 528 pp., £20, March 1991, 0 7126 4621 3

Frank Kermode

A Passionate Apprentice. The Early Journals of Virginia Woolf, 1897-1909 edited by Mitchell Leaska. Hogarth, 444 pp., £25, October 1990, 0 7012 0845 7
A Very Close Conspiracy: Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf by Jane Dunn. Cape, 338 pp., £16.99, October 1990, 0 224 02234 2

A.D. Nuttall

The Names of Comedy by Anne Barton. Oxford, 221 pp., £22.50, August 1990, 0 19 811793 0

Jonathan Bate

William Blake: His Life by James King. Weidenfeld, 263 pp., £25, March 1991, 0 297 81160 6

John Bayley

John Bayley writes about Graham Greene

Hilary Gaskin

Diary: From Nuremberg to the Gulf

Walter Nash

Saraband by Patrice Chaplin. Methuen, 216 pp., £13.99, February 1991, 0 413 63290 3
Pious Secrets by Irene Dische. Bloomsbury, 147 pp., £14.99, February 1991, 0 7475 0835 6
City of the Mind by Penelope Lively. Deutsch, 220 pp., £12.99, March 1991, 0 233 98661 8

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