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Encounter Archives
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    1. Books & Writers 
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      (Review)
      Hearing Secret Harmonies, by Anthony Powell
      1. Hearing Secret Harmonies by Anthony Powell
      Encounter
      , February 1976, pp. 58-64 - PDF
    2. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Black Mountain, by Martin Duberman
      1. Black Mountain by Martin Duberman
      2. The Poetic Art of Robert Lowell by Marjorie Perloff
      3. Wallace Stevens by Lucy Beckett
      4. Introspective Voyager by A. Walton Litz
      Encounter
      , July 1974, pp. 55-59 - PDF
    3. [+]
      (10 Reviews)
      Loon Lake, by E.L. Doctorow
      1. Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow
      2. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
      3. The Second Coming by Walker Percy
      4. Other People: A Mystery Story by Martin Amis
      5. Winter Garden by Beryl Bainbridge
      6. Judgement Day by Penelope Lively
      7. The Other Side by Stanley Middleton
      8. Collected Short Stories by Kingsley Amis
      9. Alice Fell by Emma Tennant
      10. The Girl in a Swing by Richard Adams
      Encounter
      , May 1981, pp. 86-91 - PDF
    4. Books & Writers 
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      (Review)
      W.H. Auden: A Biography, by Humphrey Carpenter
      1. W.H. Auden: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter
      Encounter
      , September 1981, pp. 55-57 - PDF
    5. [+]
      (6 Reviews)
      Collected Poems, 1944-1979, by Kingsley Amis
      1. Collected Poems, 1944-1979 by Kingsley Amis
      2. Remains of Elmet by Ted Hughes
      3. The Spring Collection by Pete Morgan
      4. The Inner Harbour by Fleur Adcock
      5. The River and the Train by Edwin Brock
      6. Kicking the Leaves by Donald Hall
      Encounter
      , August 1979, pp. 45-50 - PDF
    6. [+]
      (12 Reviews)
      The Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, 1945-1980, by D.J. Enright
      1. The Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, 1945-1980 by D.J. Enright
      2. The Reign of Sparrows by Roy Fuller
      3. Souvenirs by Roy Fuller
      4. Collected Poems, 1942-1977 by W.S. Graham
      5. Poems, 1962-1978 by Derek Mahon
      6. The Echo Gate by Michael Longley
      7. A Martian Sends a Postcard Home by Craig Raine
      8. Tidal Models by John Birtwhistle
      9. A Lifetime of Dying by Elizabeth Bartlett
      10. Our Living John, and Other Poems by Patric Dickinson
      11. Unhistorical Fragments by John Whitworth
      12. The Human Cage by Elma Mitchell
      Encounter
      , August 1980, pp. 56-63 - PDF
    7. [+]
      (8 Reviews)
      The Poems of Stanley Kunitz, 1928-1978, by Stanley Kunitz
      1. The Poems of Stanley Kunitz, 1928-1978 by Stanley Kunitz
      2. Houseboat Days by John Ashbery
      3. Blue Wine, and Other Poems by John Hollander
      4. Five American Poets by John Matthias
      5. Crossing by John Matthias
      6. An Explanation of America by Robert Pinsky
      7. The Book of the Body by Frank Bidart
      8. Selected Poems by Linda Pastan
      Encounter
      , April 1980, pp. 62-66 - PDF
    8. [+]
      (8 Reviews)
      The Weddings at Nether Powers and Other New Poems, by Peter Redgrove
      1. The Weddings at Nether Powers and Other New Poems by Peter Redgrove
      2. Arcadia by Christopher Reid
      3. From the House Opposite by John Mole
      4. The Slant Door by George Szirtes
      5. Pasts by Paul Wilkins
      6. Fiction by Peter Reading
      7. Down by a Bicycle by Hubert Moore
      8. Recognitions by Daud Kamal
      Encounter
      , November 1979, pp. 70-76 - PDF
    9. [+]
      (10 Reviews)
      Tenebrae, by Geoffrey Hill
      1. Tenebrae by Geoffrey Hill
      2. The Thing About Joe Sullivan by Roy Fisher
      3. One Another by Peter Dale
      4. From the School of Eloquence by Tony Harrison
      5. Burning the Ivy by Ted Walker
      6. Under the Ice by Stewart Conn
      7. An Attitude of Mind by John Cassidy
      8. A Familiar Tree by Jon Stallworthy
      9. The Thinking Heart by Jenny Joseph
      10. The Fiesta, and Other Poems by Geoffrey Grigson
      Encounter
      , March 1979, pp. 61-64 - PDF
    10. [+]
      (8 Reviews)
      Makers & Frames
      1. Napoleon: Abel Gance's Classic Film by Kevin Brownlow
      2. The Man You Loved to Hate by Richard Koszarski
      3. Ingmar Bergman by Peter Cowie
      4. Ingrid Bergman by John Russell Taylor
      5. Hitchcock: The Murderous Gaze by William Rothman
      6. Australian Cinema by Graham Shirley and Brian Adams
      7. British Cinema History by James Curran and Vincent Porter
      8. The Altering Eye by Robert P. Kolker
      Encounter
      , January 1984, pp. 63-68 - PDF
    11. [+]
      (Review)
      Collected Poems, by Peter Porter
      1. Collected Poems by Peter Porter
      Encounter
      , September/October 1983, pp. 80-84 - PDF
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Private Art, by Geoffrey Grigson
      1. The Private Art by Geoffrey Grigson
      2. Blessings, Kicks, and Curses by Geoffrey Grigson
      Encounter
      , May 1983, pp. 70-74 - PDF
    13. [+]
      (Review)
      Autobiographical Writings, by Hermann Hesse and Theodore Ziolkowski
      1. Autobiographical Writings by Hermann Hesse and Theodore Ziolkowski
      Encounter
      , October 1973, pp. 103-106 - PDF
    14. [+]
      (10 Reviews)
      New and Collected Poems, 1950-1980, by Vernon Scannell
      1. New and Collected Poems, 1950-1980 by Vernon Scannell
      2. Collected Poems by Robert Garioch
      3. Collected Ewart, 1933-80 by Gavin Ewart
      4. Moortown by Ted Hughes
      5. Summer Palaces by Peter Scupham
      6. Water Voices by Leslie Norris
      7. The Equal Skies by Norman MacCaig
      8. The Strange Museum by Tom Paulin
      9. Valley of Death by Ross Paul
      10. The Venetian Vespers by Anthony Hecht
      Encounter
      , November 1980, pp. 64-70 - PDF
    15. [+]
      (9 Reviews)
      The Onion, Memory, by Craig Raine
      1. The Onion, Memory by Craig Raine
      2. Cave Birds by Ted Hughes
      3. Collected Poems, 1943-1976 by Vasko Popa
      4. Poems and Prose, 1949-1977 by Harold Pinter
      5. The Honeymoon Voyage by D.M. Thomas
      6. Paradise Illustrated by D.J. Enright
      7. The Pleasure Steamers by Andrew Motion
      8. Chance of a Lifetime by David Holbrook
      9. The Watchman's Flute by John Heath-Stubbs
      Encounter
      , November 1978, pp. 63-68 - PDF
    16. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      Henry and Cato, by Iris Murdoch
      1. Henry and Cato by Iris Murdoch
      2. Saville by David Storey
      3. The Doctor's Wife by Brian Moore
      4. Polonaise by Piers Paul Read
      5. Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut
      Encounter
      , March 1977, pp. 81-84 - PDF
    17. (Verse)
      1. Henry and Cato by Iris Murdoch
      2. Saville by David Storey
      3. The Doctor's Wife by Brian Moore
      4. Polonaise by Piers Paul Read
      5. Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut
      Encounter
      , October 1967, p. 31 - PDF
    18. [+]
      (6 Reviews)
      The Film Business, by Ernest Betts
      1. The Film Business by Ernest Betts
      2. The Great British Picture Show by George C. Perry
      3. Masterworks of the French Cinema by John Weightman
      4. Weekend, and Wind from the East by Jean Luc Godard
      5. Finally Truffaut by Don Allen
      6. The Impact of Film by Roy Paul Madsen
      Encounter
      , January 1975, pp. 72-75 - PDF
      1. The Film Business by Ernest Betts
      2. The Great British Picture Show by George C. Perry
      3. Masterworks of the French Cinema by John Weightman
      4. Weekend, and Wind from the East by Jean Luc Godard
      5. Finally Truffaut by Don Allen
      6. The Impact of Film by Roy Paul Madsen
      Encounter
      , February 1980, pp. 28-29 - PDF
      1. The Film Business by Ernest Betts
      2. The Great British Picture Show by George C. Perry
      3. Masterworks of the French Cinema by John Weightman
      4. Weekend, and Wind from the East by Jean Luc Godard
      5. Finally Truffaut by Don Allen
      6. The Impact of Film by Roy Paul Madsen
      Encounter
      , August 1982, p. 9 - PDF