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    1. Film 
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      Spaghetti Westerns, by Christopher Frayling
      1. Spaghetti Westerns by Christopher Frayling
      Encounter
      , January 1982, pp. 72-73 - PDF
      1. Spaghetti Westerns by Christopher Frayling
      Encounter
      , August 1966, pp. 3-7 - PDF
      1. Spaghetti Westerns by Christopher Frayling
      Encounter
      , June 1969, pp. 56-61 - PDF
      1. Spaghetti Westerns by Christopher Frayling
      Encounter
      , June 1981, pp. 35-39 - PDF
    2. [+]
      (10 Reviews)
      Travelling Through the Senses, by Martin Booth
      1. Travelling Through the Senses by Martin Booth
      2. The English Language by Robert W. Burchfield
      3. Joe Orton by Maurice Charney
      4. Creativity and Perversion by Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel
      5. Author! Author! by Richard Findlater
      6. An American Procession by Alfred Kazin
      7. Eric Linklater by Michael Parnell
      8. A Vanished Present by Ann Pasternak Slater and Alexander Pa...
      9. Ireland and the English Crisis by Tom Paulin
      10. Essays from Oceania and Eurasia by Benoit J. Suykerbuyk
      Encounter
      , May 1985, p. 53 - PDF
    3. [+]
      (15 Reviews)
      Leslie Stephen: The Godless Victorian, by Noel Annan
      1. Leslie Stephen: The Godless Victorian by Noel Annan
      2. James Boswell: The Later Years, 1769-1795 by Frank Brady
      3. The Kennedys by Peter Collier and David Horowitz
      4. Neville Chamberlain, Vol. I by David Dilks
      5. Austen Chamberlain: Gentleman in Politics by David Dutton
      6. Auden in Love by Dorothy J. Farnan
      7. Dorothy Wordsworth by Robert Gittings and Jo Manton
      8. Lloyd George: From Peace to War, 1912-1916 by John Grigg
      9. The House of Mitford by Jonathan Guinness and Catherine Guinness
      10. Iacocca by Lee Iacocca and William Novak
      11. Invented Lives by James R. Mellow
      12. Hugh Dalton by Ben Pimlott
      13. Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered by William H. Pritchard
      14. Chaplin: His Life and Art by David Robinson
      15. Siegfried Sassoon Diaries, 1923-1925 by Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Hart-Davis
      Encounter
      , June 1985, p. 64 - PDF
    4. [+]
      (17 Reviews)
      Theories of Criticism, by M.H. Abrams and James Ackerman
      1. Theories of Criticism by M.H. Abrams and James Ackerman
      2. The Crisis in Criticism by William E. Cain
      3. Themes Out of School: Effects and Causes by Stanley Cavell
      4. Eros and Psyche by Karen Chase
      5. The Thematics of Commitment by P.M. Cryle
      6. Literary Fortifications by Joan DeJean
      7. The Oxford Companion to English Literature by Margaret Drabble
      8. Emerson's Romantic Style by Julie Ellison
      9. Plausible Prejudices by Joseph Epstein
      10. Seven Pillars of Popular Culture by Marshall W. Fishwick
      11. The Name of Action by John Fraser
      12. To Write Paradise by Christine Froula
      13. The Skeptic Disposition by Eugene Goodheart
      14. Criticism and Critical Theory by Jeremy Hawthorn
      15. Taking Chances by Joseph H. Smith and William Kerrigan
      16. Poetry Today by Anthony Thwaite
      17. Psychoanalytic Criticism by Elizabeth Wright
      Encounter
      , July/August 1985, p. 59 - PDF
    5. [+]
      (17 Reviews)
      George Orwell and the Problem of Authentic Existence, by Michael Carter
      1. George Orwell and the Problem of Authentic Existence by Michael Carter
      2. A Literary History of Cambridge by Graham Chainey
      3. A G.K. Chesterton Anthology by P.J. Kavanagh and G.K. Chesterton
      4. A Classical Education by Richard Cobb
      5. The Wisdom of Statecraft by Alberto R. Coll
      6. A Prose Miscellany by Keith Douglas and Desmond Graham
      7. High Road to England by Richard Faber
      8. Delusion: Internal Dimensions of Political Life by James M. Glass
      9. Arthur Koestler by Mark Levene
      10. Fate Keeps on Happening by Anita Loos and Ray Pierre Corsini
      11. The History of the British Film, 1929-1939 by Rachael Low
      12. Among You Taking Notes... by Naomi Mitchison and Dorothy Sheridan
      13. Memory Babe by Gerald Nicosia
      14. The Singing Game by Iona Opie and Peter Opie
      15. The Son of Prophecy by David Rees
      16. Psyche, Culture, and the New Science by E.W.F. Tomlin
      17. Cecil Beaton: The Authorized Biography by Hugo Vickers
      Encounter
      , September 1985, p. 60 - PDF
    6. [+]
      (19 Reviews)
      Here Lies Eric Ambler, by Eric Ambler
      1. Here Lies Eric Ambler by Eric Ambler
      2. The Fringes of Power by John Colville
      3. Rise and Fall by Milovan Djilas
      4. An Egyptian Journal by William Golding
      5. Herself Defined by Barbara Guest
      6. Brett: From Bloomsbury to New Mexico by Sean Hignett
      7. Monty at Close Quarters by T.E.B. Howarth
      8. The Courtship of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett by Daniel Karlin
      9. A Path from Rome by Anthony J.P. Kenny
      10. August Strindberg by Olof Lagercrantz
      11. The Other Side of the Moon by Sheridan Morley
      12. Everything to Lose by Frances Partridge
      13. Ezra Pound and Dorothy Shakespear by Omar Pound, A. Walton Litz, Ezra Poun...
      14. Chaim Weizmann: The Making of a Zionist Leader by Jehuda Reinharz
      15. The Kitchener Enigma by Trevor Royle
      16. The Kindness of Strangers by Donald Spoto
      17. Edward Thomas by Richard George Thomas
      18. The Quest for Merlin by Nikolai Tolstoy
      19. Memoirs of King George II by Horace Walpole and John Brooke
      Encounter
      , November 1985, pp. 68-69 - PDF
    7. [+]
      (18 Reviews)
      David Mamet, by C.W.E. Bigsby
      1. David Mamet by C.W.E. Bigsby
      2. Television Today and Tomorrow by Christopher Dunkley
      3. The Inner I by Brian Finney
      4. Commonplace Book by E.M. Forster and Philip Gardner
      5. Novelists in Interview by John Haffenden
      6. The New Review Anthology by Ian Hamilton
      7. More Letters of Oscar Wilde by Rupert Hart-Davis and Oscar Wilde
      8. Gunter Grass by Ronald Hayman
      9. My Life in the Silver Screen by Gerald Kaufman
      10. Rebel by Kevin Ingram
      11. Orson Welles: A Biography by Barbara Leaming
      12. The Hogarth Letters by Hermione Lee
      13. Through Brown Eyes by Prafulla Mohanti
      14. Clara Schumann by Nancy B. Reich
      15. Paths from a White Horse by Peter Vansittart
      16. Monuments and Maidens by Marina Warner
      17. Ted Hughes by Thomas West
      18. The Courtship of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett by Daniel Karlin
      Encounter
      , December 1985, p. 67 - PDF
    8. [+]
      (19 Reviews)
      The Price of the Ticket, by James Baldwin
      1. The Price of the Ticket by James Baldwin
      2. The Grain of the Voice by Roland Barthes
      3. On Signs by Marshall Blonsky
      4. The Everyman History of English Literature by Peter Conrad
      5. Fictions in Autobiography by Paul John Eakin
      6. From Fact to Fiction by Shelley F. Fishkin
      7. On Writing and Politics, 1967-1983 by Gunter Grass
      8. Messages by Naomi Lewis
      9. Strindberg by Michael Leverson Meyer
      10. Realism and Reality by Meenakshi Mukherjee
      11. The Long Poems of Wallace Stevens by Rajeev S. Patke
      12. Development of Samuel Beckett's Fiction by Rubin Rabinovitz
      13. The Theoretical Dimensions of Henry James by John Carlos Rowe
      14. David Low by Colin Seymour-Ure and Jim Schoff
      15. Queneau's Fiction by Christopher Shorley
      16. The Everyman Companion to the Theatre by Peter Thomson and Gamini Salgado
      17. Sensational Designs by Jane Tompkins
      18. Orwell: The War Commentaries by W.J. West and George Orwell
      19. Walt Whitman: The Making of the Poet by Paul Zweig
      Encounter
      , January 1986, p. 62 - PDF
    9.  
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      (16 Reviews)
      Values and Social Change in Britain, by Mark Abrams, David Gerard, and Noel T...
      1. Values and Social Change in Britain by Mark Abrams, David Gerard, and Noel T...
      2. Now the War is Over by Paul Addison
      3. Finally Truffaut by Don Allen
      4. England, First and Last by Anthony Bailey
      5. The Pity of War by Jill Balcon
      6. Stevie by Jack Barbera and William McBrien
      7. The Normans and the Norman Conquest by R. Allen Brown
      8. Photoportraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson
      9. The English House by James Chambers
      10. The Journals of Thornton Wilder, 1939-1961 by Donald Gallup and Thornton Wilder
      11. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose by Douglas Gray
      12. The True Story of H. P. Sauce by Dinsdale Landen and Jennifer Landen
      13. The Secret Offensive by Chapman Pincher
      14. Europe and the New Technologies by Margaret Sharp
      15. The Ultimate Enemy by Wesley K. Wark
      16. The Writing on the Wall by Phillip Whitehead
      Encounter
      , February 1986, p. 71 - PDF
    10. [+]
      (18 Reviews)
      The Originals, by William Amos
      1. The Originals by William Amos
      2. The Falklands War by Alberto R. Coll and Anthony C. Arend
      3. Mitford's Japan by Hugh Cortazzi
      4. Maud: The Illustrated Diary of Victorian Women by Flora Fraser and Maud Berkeley
      5. Powers and Liberties by John A. Hall
      6. Explorers Extraordinary by John Keay
      7. The Promise of History by Athanasios Moulakis
      8. A Taste for Travel by John Julius Norwich
      9. The Noonday Sun by Valerie Pakenham
      10. Miss Fane in India by John Pemble
      11. Kipling's India by Thomas Pinney and Rudyard Kipling
      12. The Ladies of Castlebrae by A. Whigham Price
      13. Why the Crimean War? by Norman Rich
      14. Henry Brougham 1778-1868 by Robert Stewart
      15. Open Window - Open Door by Richard Stoker
      16. The Randlords by Geoffrey Wheatcroft
      17. First with the News by Charles Wilson
      18. Mme de Stael by Renee Winegarten
      Encounter
      , March 1986, p. 58 - PDF
    11. [+]
      (17 Reviews)
      "Orator" Hunt, by John Belchem
      1. "Orator" Hunt by John Belchem
      2. An Introduction to Victorian Painting by Kenneth Bendiner
      3. Testament of a Generation by Paul Berry and Alan Bishop
      4. Chronicle of Friendship by Alan Bishop and Vera Brittain
      5. Clement Attlee: A Political Biography by Trevor Burridge
      6. Diary of the Cavaliere Bernini's Visit to France by Paul Freart de Chantelou and Anthony ...
      7. Beyond Power by Marilyn French
      8. The Spanish Ulcer by David Gates
      9. Freud for Historians by Peter Gay
      10. For Better, For Worse by John R. Gillis
      11. Georg Lukacs and His Generation, 1900-1918 by Mary Gluck
      12. The Rome of Alexander VII, 1655-1667 by Richard Krautheimer
      13. The Games Ethic and Imperialism by James Anthony Mangan
      14. Women Writing About Men by Jane Miller
      15. The Literary Achievement of Rebecca West by Harold Orel
      16. Art and Psyche by Ellen Handler Spitz
      17. Reflections in a Writer's Eye by Angus Wilson
      Encounter
      , April 1986, p. 64 - PDF
    12. [+]
      (18 Reviews)
      Britain Can Take It, by Anthony Aldgate and Jeffrey Richards
      1. Britain Can Take It by Anthony Aldgate and Jeffrey Richards
      2. Richard Rogers by Bryan Appleyard
      3. Taking Sides by Tony Barley
      4. The Myth of Modernism and Twentieth Century Literature by Bernard Bergonzi
      5. No Magic Bullet by Allan M. Brandt
      6. Duff Cooper: The Authorized Biography by John Charmley
      7. The Common Writer by Nigel Cross
      8. The New Select Committees by Gavin Drewry
      9. Teachers by Frank E. Huggett
      10. The Divided Province by Keith Jeffery
      11. Beloved Quixote by Katherine Middleton Murry
      12. The Second World War Diary of Hugh Dalton, 1940-45 by Ben Pimlott and Hugh Dalton
      13. Eighteenth Century Encounters by Pat Rogers
      14. The Matrix of Modernism by Sanford Schwartz
      15. The Innocent Eye by Roger Shattuck
      16. Journal of a Vietcong by Nhu Tang Truong, David Chanoff, and D...
      17. Secrecy and Democracy by Stansfield Turner
      18. Max Beerbohm, or the Dandy Dante by Robert Viscusi
      Encounter
      , May 1986, p. 61 - PDF
    13. [+]
      (19 Reviews)
      The Impact of Civilian Evacuation in the Second World War, by Travis L. Crosby
      1. The Impact of Civilian Evacuation in the Second World War by Travis L. Crosby
      2. A Short History of Irish Literature by Seamus Deane
      3. Late Victorians by Bernard Denvir
      4. The Peoples of Ireland by Liam de Paor
      5. Letters to the Press by Arthur Conan Doyle
      6. Samuel Beckett, Nayman of Noland by Richard Ellmann
      7. Marching Over Africa by Frank Emery
      8. Long Knives and Short Memories by Jack Fishman
      9. Agate by James Harding
      10. Last Days of the Reich by James Lucas
      11. Indian Country by Peter Matthiessen
      12. Victorian Autobiography by Linda H. Peterson
      13. George Orwell by Patrick Reilly
      14. The Railway Station: A Social History by Jeffrey Richards and John M. MacKenzie
      15. At the Dawn of Tyranny by Eli Sagan
      16. Landscape for a Good Woman by Carolyn Kay Steedman
      17. Wordsworth: Play and Politics by John Turner
      18. The Road to Zimbabwe, 1890-1980 by Anthony Verrier
      19. Maestro Segovia by Graham Wade
      Encounter
      , June 1986, p. 57 - PDF
    14. [+]
      (16 Reviews)
      Crowns in Conflict, by Theo Aronson
      1. Crowns in Conflict by Theo Aronson
      2. The End of Art Theory by Victor Burgin
      3. The Letters of John Calmann 1951-1980 by John Calmann
      4. On the Record by Duncan Campbell and Steve Connor
      5. Helen Waddell: A Biography by Felicitas Corrigan
      6. The Existential and Its Exits by L.A.C. Dobrez
      7. The State of America by Trevor Fishlock
      8. In the Vatican by Peter Hebblethwaite
      9. Choosing Elites by Robert Klitgaard
      10. Liberty Style by Mervyn Levy
      11. Hannah Arendt by Derwent May
      12. Henry Moore by William Packer
      13. Pleasures of the Belle Epoque by Charles Rearick
      14. How the West Grew Rich by Nathan Rosenberg and L.E. Birdzell, Jr.
      15. Private Opinions, Public Polls by Leslie Watkins and Robert M. Worcester
      16. A Stillness Heard Round the World by Stanley Weintraub
      Encounter
      , July/August 1986, p. 55 - PDF
    15. [+]
      (16 Reviews)
      History, Truth, Liberty, by Raymond Aron and Franciszek Draus
      1. History, Truth, Liberty by Raymond Aron and Franciszek Draus
      2. Letters of Arnold Bennett by James Hepburn and Arnold Bennett
      3. From Three Worlds by William Clark
      4. The Shallow Grave by Walter Gregory, David Morris, and Ant...
      5. Watching the Dragon by Charles Hadfield and Jill Hadfield
      6. Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians by Gertrude Himmelfarb
      7. Intelligence Chief Extraordinary by Patrick Howarth
      8. The Revenge of the Philistines by Hilton Kramer
      9. The Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 by Paul Preston
      10. German Film and Literature by Eric Rentschler
      11. The Red and the Blue by Andrew Sinclair
      12. Talking to Myself by Studs Terkel
      13. Britain's Civil Wars by Charles Townshend
      14. Truth and Lies in Literature by Stephen Vizinczey
      15. The Ethics of F.A. Hayek by Graham Walker
      16. Franklin of Philadelphia by Esmond Wright
      Encounter
      , September/October 1986, p. 62 - PDF
    16. [+]
      (17 Reviews)
      Voltaire, by A.J. Ayer
      1. Voltaire by A.J. Ayer
      2. Daughters and Lovers by Michele Aina Barale
      3. Realism in European Literature by Nicholas Boyle and Martin Swales
      4. William Golding: The Man and His Books by John Carey
      5. G.K. Chesterton: A Biography by Michael Ffinch
      6. Blake's Innocence and Experience Retraced by Stanley Gardner
      7. Robert Graves: The Assault Heroic, 1895-1926 by Richard Perceval Graves
      8. Letters to Sherlock Holmes by Richard Lancelyn Green and Arthur Con...
      9. Milton by Christopher Kendrick
      10. F. R. Leavis by F.R. Leavis and G. Singh
      11. Write on by David Lodge
      12. Barbara Pym by Robert Emmet Long
      13. Enid Bagnold by Anne Sebba
      14. H.G. Wells: Desperately Mortal by David C. Smith
      15. Apocalyptic Marvell by Margarita Stocker
      16. George Eliot and Blackmail by Alexander Welsh
      17. Francis Bacon and Modernity by Charles Whitney
      Encounter
      , November 1986, p. 64 - PDF
    17. [+]
      (16 Reviews)
      Government Against the People, by Rodney Atkinson
      1. Government Against the People by Rodney Atkinson
      2. Filthy Lucre, Or, the Tragedy of Ernest Ledwhistle and Richard Soleway by Beryl Bainbridge
      3. In the Footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia by Charles Blackmore
      4. As No Other Dare Fail by John Calder
      5. The Illustrated Mayhew's London by John Canning and Henry Mayhew
      6. A Glimpse of the Ancient Sunlight by Sue Caron
      7. No End of a Lesson by Charles Douglas-Home
      8. State of the Ark by Lee Durrell
      9. Sundry Times by Frank Giles
      10. Writing Against: A Biography of Sartre by Ronald Hayman
      11. Too Much by Robert Hewison
      12. Giving It Away by Charles Osborne
      13. Anthony Eden: A Biography by Robert Rhodes James
      14. The Best Years of Their Lives by Trevor Royle
      15. Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone
      16. Evelyn Waugh: The Early Years, 1903-1939 by Martin Stannard
      Encounter
      , December 1986, p. 56 - PDF