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Literary Review

28th November to 11th December 1980

Vol. 2 No. 4

Issue no. 30

Editor : Anne Smith Assistant Editors: Deborah Mitchell France Sharratt

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CONTENTS

Graham Sells: Rome Diary .. .. .. ..... .. ......... .... .... ..... ..... ........ ...... 3

Burgess

Lives and Letters

Fiction

Crime

Prizes

Poetry

Language

Politics

Martin Booth: Wit and Sin .. ..... .... .. ..... .... .. .. ... ... ....... ....... .... ..... . 4 Judy Dempsey: An Interview with Anthony Burgess ..... 6

Judy Cooke: the Old Magician ...... ...... .. .... ... ... ...... .. ... .... .. ... ... 7 Anne Smith: Evelyn Waugh 's Letters ......... .... .. .. ...... ... ... ... .. 8

Keith Parker : A Hell of a Faust .. ..... .. ... ... ...... ...... .. ..... ... ......... 10 Keith Miles: Morgan's Passing .... ..... ... ........ ...... .. .. ... ... .... ..... 11

Jack Adr ian : Murder and Mayhem .. ....... .... .... .. .. ... .... ... ..... . 12

Kenneth Atchity : LA Times Book Award .... .... ... ...... .. ... .... 13

Derek Bowman : Doomed Diviner ........... .. ..... .... .... ...... .... ... 14 Augustus Young : Culture Shocks .......... .. .... ... .. ..... ... ...... .... 15

Jean A itchison : Monkeying with Language .... .... ... .... ... .. 16 Guido Almansi : What is a Cucumber? ..... ....... ................... 17

Martin Walker: Peregrinations ... ... ................... ..... ........ .... .. . 19

Journalism

Val Hennessy: Politics of the Personal ....... .... .... .... ... ....... . 19

War

Ian Mather: Towards the Abyss ......... ... .. .... ......................... 20

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Biography

Sex

Music

James McDonald : Mao ... .................. .. ... ...... .. ... .. ...... ..... ... ... ... 21

Colin Wilson : Love and Conquest ... ...... ..... ......... ... ... .......... 23 Joan Freeman: Raging Hormones ......... ... .... ... ... ... ........ .... 25

Norman Lebrecht: Musical Dictionaries .. ... ... ..... .......... ... 27 Graham Bradshaw: Words and Music .... ... .. ... ...... ......... ... 28

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Children's Books

Janet Daley: Time-Life/Real Life ... ............................. ..... .... 29

Gillian Avery: Forbidden Fruit ...... ..... ........... .... ......... ..... ... ... 31 Fleur Adcock: Tales of the Antipodes .... ... .................... ... .31

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Paperbacks

Philip Dodd : Polit ical Theatre ........ ...... .. .... .. .. .. .... ...... ... ....... . 32 Br ian Merrik in Hill : Cosmos on the Fr inge ............ ......... . 34

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