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The New Statesman Archives
By Derek Mahon
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  • The New Statesman
    Total Archives: 16 Years, 636 Issues, 10,982 Articles, 25,128pp
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    1. Books & Arts 
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      (Review)
      Poems of Cecil Day Lewis, 1925-1972, by Ian Parsons and Cecil Day Lewis
      1. Poems of Cecil Day Lewis, 1925-1972 by Ian Parsons and Cecil Day Lewis
      The New Statesman
      , February 4, 1977, p. 158
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      (Review)
      Afterjoyce, by Robert Martin Adams
      1. Afterjoyce by Robert Martin Adams
      The New Statesman
      , January 6, 1978, p. 22
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      (Review)
      Memoirs of an Advertising Man, by John Mellors
      1. Memoirs of an Advertising Man by John Mellors
      The New Statesman
      , July 23, 1976, p. 118
    4. (Verse)
      1. Memoirs of an Advertising Man by John Mellors
      The New Statesman
      , March 16, 1979, p. 367
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      (Review)
      The Eden Express, by Mark Vonnegut
      1. The Eden Express by Mark Vonnegut
      The New Statesman
      , April 9, 1976, p. 477
    6. [+]
      (Review)
      Oscar Wilde, by Sheridan Morley
      1. Oscar Wilde by Sheridan Morley
      The New Statesman
      , September 17, 1976, p. 378
    7. [+]
      (Review)
      The Selected Letters of James Joyce, by James Joyce
      1. The Selected Letters of James Joyce by James Joyce
      The New Statesman
      , May 14, 1976, p. 650
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      (3 Reviews)
      A Singer at the Wedding, by Bruce Arnold
      1. A Singer at the Wedding by Bruce Arnold
      2. A Woman of Property by Margaret Joan Blount
      3. Walter by David Cook
      The New Statesman
      , February 3, 1978, p. 159
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      (2 Reviews)
      Low-Flying Aircraft, and Other Stories, by J.G. Ballard
      1. Low-Flying Aircraft, and Other Stories by J.G. Ballard
      2. The Geek by Craig Nova
      The New Statesman
      , December 3, 1976, pp. 812-813
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      (Review)
      The Poet in the Imaginary Museum, by Donald Davie and Barry Alpert
      1. The Poet in the Imaginary Museum by Donald Davie and Barry Alpert
      The New Statesman
      , February 24, 1978, p. 256
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      (Review)
      Collected Poems in English and French, by Samuel Beckett
      1. Collected Poems in English and French by Samuel Beckett
      The New Statesman
      , March 25, 1977, p. 403
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      (Review)
      Memories and Essays, Old and New, by Allen Tate
      1. Memories and Essays, Old and New by Allen Tate
      The New Statesman
      , January 14, 1977, p. 58
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Onion, Memory, by Craig Raine
      1. The Onion, Memory by Craig Raine
      2. The Pleasure Steamers by Andrew Motion
      The New Statesman
      , June 23, 1978, p. 852
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      (Review)
      Ezra Pound: The Last Rower, by C. David Heymann
      1. Ezra Pound: The Last Rower by C. David Heymann
      The New Statesman
      , November 19, 1976, p. 718
      1. Ezra Pound: The Last Rower by C. David Heymann
      The New Statesman
      , August 31, 1979, p. 313
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      (Review)
      Yeats, by Frank Tuohy
      1. Yeats by Frank Tuohy
      The New Statesman
      , November 5, 1976, p. 639
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      (Review)
      The Complete Poems of Hugh MacDiarmid, 1920-1976, by Michael Grieve, William Russell Ai...
      1. The Complete Poems of Hugh MacDiarmid, 1920-1976 by Michael Grieve, William Russell Aitke...
      The New Statesman
      , December 1, 1978, pp. 744-745
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Confessions of Proinsias O'Toole, by John Morrow
      1. The Confessions of Proinsias O'Toole by John Morrow
      2. Best Irish Short Stories 2 by David Marcus
      3. Alien Embassy by Ian Watson
      The New Statesman
      , December 2, 1977, p. 790
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Lion's Mouth, by Kathleen Raine
      1. The Lion's Mouth by Kathleen Raine
      2. A Proper Gentleman by Vernon Scannell
      The New Statesman
      , October 21, 1977, p. 553
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      (Review)
      Samuel Beckett: A Biography, by Deirdre Bair
      1. Samuel Beckett: A Biography by Deirdre Bair
      The New Statesman
      , September 22, 1978, p. 372