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  1. Additional Letters
    Commentary, October 1984, pp. 23-26
  2. The Aesthetics of Evil
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1963, pp. 211-230
  3. Afterward...
    Commentary, June 1957, p. 579
  4. Books in Review
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    Albert Camus, Moralist of Feeling (Review)
    Resistance, Rebellion, and Death, by Albert Camus
    1. Resistance, Rebellion, and Death by Albert Camus
    Commentary, February 1961, pp. 172-174
  5. [+]
    Alfred Kazin, Essayist (Review)
    Contemporaries, by Alfred Kazin
    1. Contemporaries by Alfred Kazin
    Commentary, November 1962, pp. 457-462
  6. American Jews and Israel
    Commentary, February 1988, p. 22
  7. Art While Being Ruled
    Commentary, May 1960, pp. 405-412
  8. [+]
    Bad by North and South (2 Reviews)
    The Antiphon, by Djuna Barnes
    1. The Antiphon by Djuna Barnes
    2. J.B. A Play in Verse by Archibald MacLeish
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1958, pp. 461-466
  9. Books
    [+]
    Beyond the Fringe (Review)
    The Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs
    1. The Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1963, pp. 109-112
  10. Breakup: A Memoir
    The American Scholar, Summer 1982, pp. 339-350
  11. Camus and the Algerian War
    Dissent, Winter 1985, pp. 107-108
  12. The Centaur
    The Nation, February 13, 1935, p. 192
  13. [+]
    Clown or Comic Poet? (Review)
    No Thanks, by E.E. Cummings
    1. No Thanks by E.E. Cummings
    The Nation, June 26, 1935, p. 749
  14. [+]
    A critic without a country (Review)
    An American Procession, by Alfred Kazin
    1. An American Procession by Alfred Kazin
    The New Criterion, October 1984, pp. 81-86
  15. [+]
    Cummings' Daisy (Review)
    Seventy-Three Poems, by E.E. Cummings
    1. Seventy-Three Poems by E.E. Cummings
    The Nation, December 14, 1963, p. 420
  16. Books and the Arts
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    Ethics on the Couch (Review)
    Insight and Responsibility, by Erik H. Erikson
    1. Insight and Responsibility by Erik H. Erikson
    The Nation, December 7, 1964, pp. 438-439
  17. At the Foot of the Page
    The Partisan Review, July 1942, pp. 281-288
  18. Special Section: Beyond the Welfare State: Part II
    For Harold Rosenberg
    Dissent, Fall 1978, pp. 363-368
  19. [+]
    Freedom (Review)
    Freedom, by William Safire
    1. Freedom by William Safire
    The American Spectator, January 1988, p. 42
  20. [+]
    A Good Mind and the Good (Review)
    The Need for Roots, by Simone Weil
    1. The Need for Roots by Simone Weil
    Commentary, July 1952, pp. 92-94
  21. The Hero of Metatheater
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1989, pp. 214-224
  22. History, Snobbery, and Criticism
    The Nation, April 25, 1934, pp. 474-475
  23. Ignazio Silone
    The Partisan Review, December 1937, pp. 33-39
  24. The Immigrants
    The Partisan Review, January 1942, p. 60
  25. Important Nonsense (1987)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  26. Important Nonsense
    Norman O. Brown
    Dissent, March 1968, pp. 147-157
  27. Letters from Paris
    Impressions and Conversations
    The Partisan Review, April 1949, pp. 395-399
  28. In the Sacred Park
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1958, pp. 86-98
  29. Innocence and the Intellectual
    Reconsideration: Nicola Chiaromonte
    The New Republic, March 24, 1986, pp. 38-39
  30. The Intellectual Follies (1984)
    A Memoir of the Literary Venture in New York and Paris
    4 Reviews
  31. [+]
    Intellectuals: No Ideas (Review)
    The Mandarins, by Simone de Beauvoir
    1. The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1956, pp. 369-372
  32. [+]
    Irwin Shaw (Review)
    Irwin Shaw, by Michael Shnayerson
    1. Irwin Shaw by Michael Shnayerson
    The American Spectator, December 1989, pp. 52-53
  33. Is There A Tragic Sense of Life?
    Commentary, December 1964, pp. 35-40
  34. Special Section: Literature & Criticism
    It Isn't True, & It Doesn't Rhyme
    Encounter, July 1978, pp. 33-57
  35. [+]
    The Koestler Partdon (3 Reviews)
    Arrow in the Blue, by Arthur Koestler
    1. Arrow in the Blue by Arthur Koestler
    2. The Invisible Writing by Arthur Koestler
    3. Stranger on the Square by Arthur Koestler and Cynthia Koestler
    The New Republic, October 8, 1984, pp. 28-31
  36. [+]
    Last Words (Review)
    Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre, by Simone de Beauvoir
    1. Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre by Simone de Beauvoir
    The New Republic, May 21, 1984, pp. 35-37
  37. Letters
    Commentary, November 1970, pp. 6-39
  38. Letters
    Commentary, November 1973, pp. 4-30
  39. Letters
    Commentary, November 1975, pp. 4-28
  40. Letters
    Commentary, March 1977, pp. 4-32
  41. Letters
    Commentary, April 1982, pp. 4-16
  42. Letters
    Commentary, June 1988, pp. 2-16
  43. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 11, 1995, pp. 60-64
  44. Liberal Anti-Communism Revisited
    Commentary, September 1967, p. 32
  45. [+]
    A Life (Review)
    Elia Kazan: A Life, by Elia Kazan
    1. Elia Kazan: A Life by Elia Kazan
    The American Spectator, December 1988, p. 48
  46. Lionel Trilling and His Critics
    Commentary, November 1986, pp. 56-63
  47. Observations
    Living Theater
    Commentary, April 1962, pp. 331-333
  48. [+]
    Loose Talk about Joyce (Review)
    James Joyce: A Critical Introduction, by Harry Levin
    1. James Joyce: A Critical Introduction by Harry Levin
    The Partisan Review, May 1942, p. 259
  49. [+]
    The Making of an Historian (Review)
    From That Place and Time, by Lucy S. Dawidowicz
    1. From That Place and Time by Lucy S. Dawidowicz
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1990, pp. 306-308
  50. Fall Book Section
    Malraux and the Individual
    The Nation, October 17, 1934, p. 443
  51. [+]
    Man Without Grace (Review)
    The Fall, by Albert Camus
    1. The Fall by Albert Camus
    Commentary, May 1957, pp. 488-489
  52. Metaphysical Stalinism
    Dissent, Spring 1961, pp. 137-152
  53. [+]
    Metaphysics and Naivete (Review)
    Winning a Wife, and Other Stories, by Peter Neagoe
    1. Winning a Wife, and Other Stories by Peter Neagoe
    The Nation, May 29, 1935, p. 636
  54. Metatheater
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1960, pp. 324-330
  55. Metatheatre (1963)
    A New View of Dramatic Form
    4 Reviews
  56. More on Eichmann
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1964, pp. 270-275
  57. [+]
    Mr. Frank's Seriousness (Review)
    The Death and Birth of David Markand, by Waldo D. Frank
    1. The Death and Birth of David Markand by Waldo D. Frank
    The Nation, November 7, 1934, p. 542
  58. Arguments
    Much Ado
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1967, pp. 110-115
  59. Neoconservative History
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, April 24, 1986, pp. 49-50
  60. New York City
    A Remembrance
    Dissent, Summer 1961, pp. 251-259
  61. Not Everyone is in the Fix
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1960, pp. 131-136
  62. On the Crimes of Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1991, pp. 78-87
  63. On Vietnam
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1965, p. 620
  64. Our First Serious Fascist?
    Dissent, Fall 1980, pp. 430-436
  65. [+]
    Our Time & the Left (Review)
    Standing Fast, by Harvey Swados
    1. Standing Fast by Harvey Swados
    Commentary, December 1970, pp. 105-114
  66. [+]
    Paint & Politics (Review)
    How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art, by Serge Guilbaut
    1. How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art by Serge Guilbaut
    Commentary, July 1984, pp. 62-65
  67. The Pentagon Papers
    2. On Imitating the Communists
    Dissent, September 1971, pp. 426-429
  68. Books in Review
    [+]
    A Poem We Need Today (Review)
    The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956, by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
    1. The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
    Commentary, March 1976, pp. 64-67
  69. [+]
    A Poet's Defense of Nationalism (Review)
    The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, by Franz Werfel
    1. The Forty Days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werfel
    The Nation, December 12, 1934, p. 684
  70. Articles
    The Position of Noam Chomsky
    Commentary, May 1969, pp. 35-44
  71. Positions
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1984, pp. 837-838
  72. The Pretender
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1959, pp. 535-551
  73. The Problem of Pornography
    Dissent, Spring 1978, pp. 198-199
  74. Pseudo-Profundity
    New Politics, Fall 1961, pp. 124-131
  75. Books in Review
    [+]
    Refinement and Vulgarity (Review)
    The Cave, by Robert Penn Warren
    1. The Cave by Robert Penn Warren
    Commentary, December 1959, pp. 541-543
  76. The Remaking of the Canon
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1991, pp. 373-376
  77. A Reply to Roy Finch
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1987, pp. 296-298
  78. A Reply
    Dissent, September 1968, pp. 455-458
  79. Rolf Hochhuth's "The Deputy"
    Dissent, Spring 1964, pp. 196-200
  80. Books
    [+]
    Roth's Best Novel (Review)
    The Counterlife, by Philip Roth
    1. The Counterlife by Philip Roth
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1987, pp. 321-326
  81. Sartre vs. Levi-Strauss
    Commonweal, June 17, 1966, pp. 364-367
  82. Scenes from the Cedar Bar
    Commentary, December 1982, pp. 38-42
  83. Science versus Justice
    Commentary, July 1973, pp. 25-32
  84. Articles
    Sidney Hook's Career
    (The Philosopher in Politics)
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1985, pp. 31-41
  85. Simone de Beauvoir
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1986, p. 467
  86. Arguments
    [+]
    Situating Sartre (Review)
    Situations, by Jean-Paul Sartre
    1. Situations by Jean-Paul Sartre
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1966, pp. 152-164
  87. So Who Is to Have the Last Word
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1986, pp. 358-371
  88. [+]
    Sons and Mothers (Review)
    Aracoeli, by Elsa Morante
    1. Aracoeli by Elsa Morante
    The New Republic, March 4, 1985, pp. 38-39
  89. The Surrealists in New York
    Commentary, October 1981, pp. 44-54
  90. A Taste for Dostoevsky
    Commentary, November 1984, pp. 36-41
  91. [+]
    A Technician of Mediocrity (Review)
    The Executioner Waits, by Josephine Herbst
    1. The Executioner Waits by Josephine Herbst
    The Nation, October 31, 1934, pp. 514-515
  92. Theatre
    The Nation, March 9, 1964, pp. 249-250
  93. Theatre
    Why The Changeling?
    The Nation, November 23, 1964, p. 389
  94. [+]
    The Theatre and the "Absurd" (Review)
    The Theatre of the Absurd, by Martin Esslin
    1. The Theatre of the Absurd by Martin Esslin
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1962, pp. 454-459
  95. Theatre of Politics: the Negro
    The Nation, April 27, 1963, p. 351
  96. Through a Glass, Darkly
    Dissent, Fall 1981, pp. 442-456
  97. Articles
    The Two Nihilisms
    Dissent, September 1970, pp. 405-410
  98. [+]
    Varieties of Reason (Review)
    Discourse on Thinking, by Martin Heidegger
    1. Discourse on Thinking by Martin Heidegger
    Commentary, December 1967, pp. 107-114
  99. Controversy
    Vietnam, the Cold War & Other Matters
    Commentary, October 1969, pp. 12-44
  100. What is Society?
    The Ideas of Andrea Caffi
    Commentary, September 1970, pp. 45-56
  101. What of the Chain Remains
    The Partisan Review, January 1942, p. 60
  102. [+]
    The World in Words---from India to Erin (Review)
    Israeli Iconoclast
    1. The Acrophile by Yoram Kaniuk
    The Saturday Review, March 11, 1961, p. 28
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