Reviewed in the LRB, volume 41 number 14, 18 July 2019

Books reviewed in volume 41 number 14 of The London Review of Books (18 July 2019).

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New Selected Poems of W. S. Graham

W.S. Graham

Seamus Perry writes:

Many poets end up having a hard life but W.S. Graham went out of his way to have one. His dedication to poetry, about which he seems never to have had a second thought, was ...

£12.99

W.S. Graham: Selected Poems

Michael Hofmann and W.S. Graham

Seamus Perry writes:

Many poets end up having a hard life but W.S. Graham went out of his way to have one. His dedication to poetry, about which he seems never to have had a second thought, was ...

£12.95

The Train Was on Time

Heinrich Boll

Michael Hofmann writes:

Heinrich Böll was born in 1917, awarded the Nobel Prize in 1972 (the first German writer thus honoured since Thomas Mann in 1929 – Hermann Hesse having adopted Swiss ...

£8.99

Vietnam: An Epic History of a Tragic War

Max Hastings

Chris Mullin writes:

The Chinese occupied Vietnam for the best part of a thousand years, up to the tenth century. They attacked it again in 1979. The Mongols launched three invasions in the 13th ...

£9.99

In Love

Alfred Hayes

Lucie Elven writes:

‘Dark, Dantean, witty’, Alfred Hayes saw himself as personifying ‘a new sort of “young generation”, the lyric poet of the New York working class, of the strike ...

£7.99

My Face for the World to See

Alfred Hayes

Lucie Elven writes:

‘Dark, Dantean, witty’, Alfred Hayes saw himself as personifying ‘a new sort of “young generation”, the lyric poet of the New York working class, of the strike ...

£7.99

The Girl on the Via Flaminia

Alfred Hayes

Lucie Elven writes:

‘Dark, Dantean, witty’, Alfred Hayes saw himself as personifying ‘a new sort of “young generation”, the lyric poet of the New York working class, of the strike ...

£7.99