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  1. After the Lost Generation (1951)
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  2. Afterthoughts on the 20's
    Commentary, November 1973, pp. 37-41
  3. Books
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    Alienated, Alienating Victorian Man of Letters (Review)
    The Saddest Story, by Arthur Mizener
    1. The Saddest Story by Arthur Mizener
    The Saturday Review, April 3, 1971, pp. 23-24
  4. The American Novel and the Way We Live Now (1983)
    1 Review
  5. Fall Book Issue
    The American Writer, I
    The Nation, October 16, 1954, p. 328
  6. Books
    The American Writer, II
    The Nation, October 23, 1954, pp. 365-367
  7. America's Young Novelists
    The Saturday Review, February 12, 1949, pp. 6-8
  8. Books
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    The Anatomy of Passion in the Consummate Henry James (Review)
    Henry James, Vol. V, by Leon Edel
    1. Henry James, Vol. V by Leon Edel
    The Saturday Review, February 12, 1972, pp. 65-68
  9. [+]
    Artful Dodger (2 Reviews)
    Days with Bernard Shaw, by Stephen Winsten
    1. Days with Bernard Shaw by Stephen Winsten
    2. Sixteen Self-Sketches by Bernard Shaw
    The New Republic, May 23, 1949, p. 21
  10. Books
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    An Askew Halo for John Updike (2 Reviews)
    Bech: A Book, by John Updike
    1. Bech: A Book by John Updike
    2. The Elements of John Updike by Alice Hamilton and Kenneth Hamilton
    The Saturday Review, June 27, 1970, pp. 25-26
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    A Boy and His Mom (Review)
    The Season of Comfort, by Gore Vidal
    1. The Season of Comfort by Gore Vidal
    The Saturday Review, January 15, 1949, p. 19
  12. Classics and Contemporaries (1992)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  13. Controversy
    The American Scholar, Spring 1957, pp. 212-221
  14. Books
    Cormac McCarthy's Bizarre Genius
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1994, pp. 89-96
  15. Critiques and Essays on Modern Fiction, 1920-1951 (1952)
    Representing the Achievement of Modern American and British Critics
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  16. Arts and Letters
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    Dance of Death (Review)
    Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts, by Donald Barthelme
    1. Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts by Donald Barthelme
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1968, pp. 89-90
  17. [+]
    The Deceits of Black Humor (Review)
    Good As Gold, by Joseph Heller
    1. Good As Gold by Joseph Heller
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1979, pp. 115-118
  18. Books
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    Despair on the Installment Plan (Review)
    Celine: A Biography, by Patrick McCarthy
    1. Celine: A Biography by Patrick McCarthy
    The Saturday Review, August 7, 1976, pp. 27-31
  19. The Devil in the Fire (1972)
    Retrospective Essays on American Literature and Culture, 1951-1971
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  20. Discovery (1953)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  21. Discovery No. 1 (1952)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  22. [+]
    Documents as Narrative (Review)
    Oswald's Tale, by Norman Mailer
    1. Oswald's Tale by Norman Mailer
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1995, pp. 120-124
  23. Books
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    Egalitarian Snobs (Review)
    Birds of America, by Mary McCarthy
    1. Birds of America by Mary McCarthy
    The Saturday Review, May 8, 1971, p. 21
  24. Books
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    The Enormous Spider Web of Warren's World (Review)
    Meet Me in the Green Glen, by Robert Penn Warren
    1. Meet Me in the Green Glen by Robert Penn Warren
    The Saturday Review, October 9, 1971, pp. 31-36
  25. Books
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    Escape from the Waste Land (Review)
    Great Tom, by T.S. Matthews
    1. Great Tom by T.S. Matthews
    The Saturday Review, March 9, 1974, pp. 21-27
  26. Books
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    Eudora Welty (Review)
    Metamorphosis of a Southern Lady Writer
    1. Losing Battles by Eudora Welty
    The Saturday Review, April 11, 1970, pp. 21-22
  27. Books
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    The Fabrication of a Culture Hero (Review)
    Being There, by Jerzy Kosinski
    1. Being There by Jerzy Kosinski
    The Saturday Review, April 24, 1971, pp. 25-26
  28. Books
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    The Fire Next Time? (Review)
    If Beale Street Could Talk, by James Baldwin
    1. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
    The Saturday Review, June 15, 1974, pp. 20-24
  29. Books
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    From Vietnam to Obscenity (Review)
    Why Are We in Vietnam?, by Norman Mailer
    1. Why Are We in Vietnam? by Norman Mailer
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1968, p. 91
  30. Books
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    Frost Removed from Olympus (Review)
    Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915-1938, by Lawrance R. Thompson
    1. Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915-1938 by Lawrance R. Thompson
    The Saturday Review, August 15, 1970, pp. 21-22
  31. Books
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    Godhead Revisited (Review)
    Genius and Lust, by Norman Mailer and Henry Miller
    1. Genius and Lust by Norman Mailer and Henry Miller
    The Saturday Review, November 13, 1976, p. 25
  32. Books
    Gray New World
    The Nation, June 25, 1955, pp. 585-587
  33. Books
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    Hemingway Between Triumph and Disaster (Review)
    Islands in the Stream, by Ernest Hemingway
    1. Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway
    The Saturday Review, October 10, 1970, p. 23
  34. Hostages to Fortune
    A Memoir
    The American Scholar, Winter 1989, pp. 61-75
  35. Observations
    How Good is Alison Lurie?
    Commentary, January 1975, pp. 79-81
  36. In Search of Heresy (1956)
    American Literature in an Age of Conformity
    10 Reviews, 2 Readable
  37. In the Country of the Young (1970)
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  38. In the Country of the Young
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1969, pp. 49-64
  39. In the Country of the Young, Part II
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1969, pp. 93-107
  40. Articles
    An Interview with Norman Mailer
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1980, pp. 174-182
  41. Letter From Boyhood
    Chronicles, July 1988, p. 38
  42. Letters
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1986, pp. 4-7
  43. [+]
    Literary Omanism (Review)
    My Life as a Man, by Philip Roth
    1. My Life as a Man by Philip Roth
    Commentary, September 1974, pp. 82-85
  44. [+]
    Modern Orestes (Review)
    The Barriers Between, by Marc Brandel
    1. The Barriers Between by Marc Brandel
    The Saturday Review, April 16, 1949, p. 48
  45. [+]
    Mr. Maugham's Ten Shared Candidates (Review)
    Great Novelists and Their Novels, by W. Somerset Maugham
    1. Great Novelists and Their Novels by W. Somerset Maugham
    The Saturday Review, October 2, 1948, p. 23
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    Mule Talk in Yoknapatawpha County (Review)
    Selected Letters of William Faulkner, by Joseph Blotner and William Faulkner
    1. Selected Letters of William Faulkner by Joseph Blotner and William Faulkner
    The Saturday Review, February 5, 1977, pp. 24-27
  47. The New American Assembly-Line Fiction
    An Empty Blue Center
    The American Scholar, Winter 1990, pp. 17-37
  48. The New Generation of Writers
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1947, pp. 423-432
  49. Books
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    Not Too Pro for Posterity (Review)
    The Late John Marquand, by Stephen Birmingham
    1. The Late John Marquand by Stephen Birmingham
    The Saturday Review, June 17, 1972, pp. 63-70
  50. Views
    The Novel and the Imperial Self
    Chronicles, October 1986, pp. 10-12
  51. The Party at Cranton (1960)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  52. Books
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    The Perfect Absurd Figure of a Mighty, Absurd Crusade (2 Reviews)
    The Long Patrol, by Norman Mailer and Robert F. Lucid
    1. The Long Patrol by Norman Mailer and Robert F. Lucid
    2. Norman Mailer by Robert F. Lucid
    The Saturday Review, November 13, 1971, pp. 45-48
  53. Remembering Criticism
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1993, pp. 585-588
  54. [+]
    Jazz: Curiosities (Review)
    Vulnerable People, by Josephine Hendin
    1. Vulnerable People by Josephine Hendin
    The New Republic, September 16, 1978, pp. 26-27
  55. Books
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    Studs Lonigan Forever (Review)
    Reflections at Fifty, and Other Essays, by James T. Farrell
    1. Reflections at Fifty, and Other Essays by James T. Farrell
    The Nation, April 2, 1955, p. 290
  56. [+]
    Styron's Heavy Freight (Review)
    Sophie's Choice, by William Styron
    1. Sophie's Choice by William Styron
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1979, pp. 95-98
  57. [+]
    Talent for Anger (Review)
    Lucifer with a Book, by John Horne Burns
    1. Lucifer with a Book by John Horne Burns
    The New Republic, June 20, 1949, p. 25
  58. Talents and Technicians (1992)
    Literary Chic and the New Assembly-Line Fiction
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  59. Time to Murder and Create (1966)
    The Contemporary Novel in Crisis
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  60. Books
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    The Too Long Reach (Review)
    Married Men, by Ira Wolfert
    1. Married Men by Ira Wolfert
    The Nation, October 17, 1953, pp. 312-313
  61. Books
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    Twosomes and Threesoms in Gray Paree (Review)
    The Merry Merry Month of May, by James Jones
    1. The Merry Merry Month of May by James Jones
    The Saturday Review, February 13, 1971, pp. 23-25
  62. Books in Review
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    Victim & Analyst (Review)
    Cannibals and Christians, by Norman Mailer
    1. Cannibals and Christians by Norman Mailer
    Commentary, October 1966, pp. 131-132
  63. Books
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    Vision of Man Raging in a Vacuum (Review)
    Something Happened, by Joseph Heller
    1. Something Happened by Joseph Heller
    The Saturday Review, October 19, 1974, pp. 18-21
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    War and Literature (Review)
    The Unwritten War, by Daniel Aaron
    1. The Unwritten War by Daniel Aaron
    Commentary, June 1974, pp. 96-99
  65. Books in Review
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    Well-Tempered Critic (Review)
    Standards: A Chronicle of Books for Our Time, by Stanley E. Hyman
    1. Standards: A Chronicle of Books for Our Time by Stanley E. Hyman
    Commentary, July 1966, p. 72
  66. [+]
    Wilson's Daybooks (Review)
    The Twenties, by Edmund Wilson and Leon Edel
    1. The Twenties by Edmund Wilson and Leon Edel
    The Saturday Review, May 17, 1975, pp. 24-26
  67. Books
    The Writer's Demotion to Solid-Citizen Status
    An Essay on the Malaise of Little Magaines
    The Saturday Review, September 18, 1971, pp. 35-38
  68. [+]
    Writing About Women (Review)
    Seduction and Betrayal, by Elizabeth Hardwick
    1. Seduction and Betrayal by Elizabeth Hardwick
    Commentary, August 1974, pp. 75-77
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