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. EDITORIAL

We are delighted to welcome as editor of The Literary Review, Emma Soames, who will be responsible for the magazine from the November issue.

The Literary Review was founded by Anne Smith in October 1979 to f i l l a gap left by the absence of The Times Literary Supp/iupentduring the prolonged Times strike of th.at year. So successfuliy was ·that gap f i l led that the magazine has continued to f lourish despite the return of the TLS, establishing an identity of its own and a high standard of editorial content.

l t has been edited for the past three years by Gillian Greenwood, gaining in circulation and reputation and c~lebrates its f i f th anniversary next month. She leaves on 10 September to work on a television arts programme.

_SEPTEMBER 1984 No: 75

Editor: Gillian Greenwood Deputy Editor: . Kathy O'Shaughnessy Poetry Editor: Carol Rumens Business and Advertising: Julian Bourne

Published monthly from: 51 Beak Street London W1R 3DH Tel : 01-437-939213

©The Literary Review Quarto Limited A member of the Namara Group .All subscription enquiries to : The Literary Review & Quarto Subscription Dept., 513 London Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR46 6AR Tel: 01-684-3157

Designed by Namara Features Cover i l lustration of Robert Graves by Chris Duggan

·Typeset by MC Typeset, Chatham, Kent Printed by Nene Litho, Wellingborough, Northants Distributed by COMAG, Tavistock Road, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7QE. Tel. West i>rayton 44055

GENERAL REVIEWS ;Christopher Havvtree David Lancaster Derek Mahon Jill Rob inson Donald Trelford AN Wilson

REVIEWERS REVIEWED Susan Marl ing

G S Rousseau

.MUSIC Carlo Gebler

Recollections : Geoffrey Grigson .... .. .. .... ....... .............. 8 Faces of Philip Toynbee ......... .. ...... ..... .... .. .... ... .. ... ...... 10 Letters of Robert Graves .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. .. . .. .. .. .. 7 John Lahr's Automatic Vaudeville .. ........ ............. ... .... . 9 Secrets and Sources ................... .. .. ............ .. ... ........... 2 A Very Private Eye : Barbara Pym ....... .. .... .'... ............... . 4

Jeffrey Archer. ....... ............. .. .... .... ... ... ... .......... ... ....... 11

The Death of Foucault .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. ... . .. ... .. ... .. . .. . .. .. .. .. .. 13

Coun try Nights ... .... ................ ... .................. .. ............ 19

INTERVIEW John Haffenden

FICTION David Sexton Phil ip Lloyd-Bostod Wendy Rowland Howard Davies Antony Beevor Geoff Dyer Annabel Edwards Fionnuala McHugh Mansel Stimpson

Bernard Malamud Lisa St Aub in de Teran

Anita Brookner. ......... .. ... .. .. ... ..... .. ...... .. .... ... .. . .. .. .. .. .. . 25

Dick Francis ... ... ...... ........ ...................... .. .. .. ............... 31 Tirant lo Blanc ................... ... ....... ..... .... ...... .......... .. ... 33 Muriel Spark, A L Barker .. .. .. .. .. ... .. ...... .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 34 Andre Brink .... .... .... ....... ...... .................. .. .... .... .......... 35 Brookner, Josipovici, Moorcock .... .................... ... .. .. ... 36 Meades, Buchan, Faulks .. .. .. .. ............ ........................ 37 Pat Barker, Carolyn Slaughter, Sian James .. .. .. .. ... . .. .. .. 39 Colin Thubron ..... ...... .... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .... .. .. .. .. ..... .. ... .. .. 40 Rosemary Manning ................................................... 41

Alma Redeemed............ .. ........... ... ,........ ................... 15 The Tiger. .... ...... ........ ........ .. ......................... .. .... ... ..... 21

POEMS

James Grant, Rolland Munro, Nigel Prentice ................... .. ........ ... ... .. .. .. ...... .. .. ...... 42 George Szirtes, John Latham .. .. .. ..... .... .. .. ........ .. .. .............. .. .. ...... .. .. .... ....... ......... 43

POETRY David Profumo

Craig Raine's Rich ........ .. ................ ... .. ... .... .. ......... ..... 44

PICK OF THE PAPERBACKS ... .. .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. ... ..... .... ... ............. .... ............... ....... ... 46

NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS ...... ..... .. ..... .. .. .. ......... ... ... .... .. ... ... ... .. ... .. .. ...... ... ...... 47

CROSSWORD .. ... ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. ...... ..... .. ....... ... .. .. .. .. .. .. ........ .. .. .... .. .. .. .. .. ... 48

COMPETITION .. .. ..... .. .. .. .. .... ....... .. ... .... .... .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..... 49

The Literary Review is always ava i lable in London at Quartet Bookshop, Poland Street, W1

SEPTEMBER 1984

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