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  1. Notes & Topics
    American Afterthoughts
    Encounter, June 1965, pp. 48-50
  2. [+]
    Among the Freaks (Review)
    Children of Light, by Robert Stone
    1. Children of Light by Robert Stone
    The New York Review of Books, April 10, 1986, pp. 23-25
  3. Annals of Science (Sleep)
    The New Yorker, February 10, 1992, pp. 85-94
  4. Anti-Establishment Drama
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1959, pp. 606-612
  5. Articles
    The Art of Suicide
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1970, pp. 339-358
  6. Autumn to Autumn (1978)
    1 Review
  7. The Bad Dream and the Photograph
    The Paris Review, Winter 1956, p. 24
  8. Beyond All This Fiddle (1969)
    Essays, 1955-1967
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  9. The Biggest Game in Town (1983)
    3 Reviews
  10. [+]
    Books: Marvell and Motorcycles (Review)
    Collected Poems, by Thom Gunn
    1. Collected Poems by Thom Gunn
    The New Yorker, August 1, 1994, pp. 77-80
  11. The Catharsis
    The Paris Review, Fall 1954, p. 92
  12. Day of Atonement (1992)
    1 Review
  13. The Delinquent Aesthetic
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1966, pp. 590-600
  14. [+]
    Down & Out in Paris & London (Review)
    Jean Rhys: Life and Work, by Carole Angier
    1. Jean Rhys: Life and Work by Carole Angier
    The New York Review of Books, October 10, 1991, pp. 40-43
  15. Books
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    E.M. Forster (2 Reviews)
    From Snobbery to Love
    1. Maurice by E.M. Forster
    2. Albergo Empedocle and Other Writings by E.M. Forster and George H. Thomson
    The Saturday Review, October 16, 1971, pp. 39-42
  16. [+]
    Enemies Within (Review)
    The Age of Wonders, by Aharon Appelfeld
    1. The Age of Wonders by Aharon Appelfeld
    The New York Review of Books, February 4, 1982, p. 33
  17. English Poetry Today
    Commentary, September 1961, pp. 217-223
  18. Feeding the Rat (1989)
  19. [+]
    A Fine Way With the Language (Review)
    Field Work, by Seamus Heaney
    1. Field Work by Seamus Heaney
    The New York Review of Books, March 6, 1980, pp. 16-17
  20. [+]
    Flushed with Ideas (2 Reviews)
    Levitation, by Cynthia Ozick
    1. Levitation by Cynthia Ozick
    2. Waking by Eva Figes
    The New York Review of Books, May 13, 1982, pp. 22-23
  21. [+]
    Games People Play (2 Reviews)
    The Queen's Gambit, by Walter Tevis
    1. The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis
    2. The Cannibal Galaxy by Cynthia Ozick
    The New York Review of Books, November 10, 1983, pp. 26-27
  22. Books
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    Grand Master of the Absurd Amid the Pachyderms (2 Reviews)
    Conversations with Eugene Ionesco, by Claude Bonnefoy
    1. Conversations with Eugene Ionesco by Claude Bonnefoy
    2. Present Past, Past Present by Eugene Ionesco
    The Saturday Review, September 4, 1971, pp. 27-28
  23. Books
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    He-She with Linguistic Leprosy (Review)
    In Transit, by Brigid Brophy
    1. In Transit by Brigid Brophy
    The Saturday Review, January 24, 1970, pp. 25-26
  24. Hers (1975)
    A Novel
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  25. [+]
    High Flier (Review)
    Burning the Days, by James Salter
    1. Burning the Days by James Salter
    The New York Review of Books, January 15, 1998, pp. 37-39
  26. [+]
    High Rollers (Review)
    Double Down, by Frederick Barthelme and Steven Barthelme
    1. Double Down by Frederick Barthelme and Steven Barthelme
    The New York Review of Books, March 9, 2000, pp. 24-25
  27. Hunt (1978)
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
  28. Articles
    I like to risk my life
    (Speaking Out)
    The Saturday Evening Post, September 9, 1967, pp. 10-13
  29. Books
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    In the Gloomy Country of Graham Greene's Heart (Review)
    A Sort of Life, by Graham Greene
    1. A Sort of Life by Graham Greene
    The Saturday Review, September 25, 1971, pp. 33-34
  30. [+]
    Learning from Las Vegas (5 Reviews)
    The Luck Business, by Robert Goodman
    1. The Luck Business by Robert Goodman
    2. The Black Book and the Mob by Ronald A. Farrell and Carole Case
    3. Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi
    4. Casino (1995 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    5. Running Scared by John L. Smith
    The New York Review of Books, January 11, 1996, pp. 15-19
  31. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 15, 1980, pp. 46-48
  32. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, July 21, 1988, pp. 42-48
  33. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, December 7, 1989, pp. 53-56
  34. Life After Marriage (1982)
    Love in an Age of Divorce
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  35. Life and Letters
    Your Story, My Story
    The New Yorker, February 2, 1998, pp. 58-59
  36. Life and Letters: Deborah Garrison
    The New Yorker, February 16, 1998, pp. 84-85
  37. The Limits of Analysis
    The American Scholar, Summer 1959, pp. 367-375
  38. Observations
    [+]
    The Literature of the Holocaust (7 Reviews)
    Night, by Elie Wiesel
    1. Night by Elie Wiesel
    2. The Terezin Requiem by Josef Bor
    3. Night and Hope by Arnost Lustig
    4. Diamonds of the Night by Arnost Lustig
    5. Herod's Children by Ilse Aichinger
    6. The Long Voyage by Jorge Semprun
    7. Blood from the Sky by Piotr Rawicz
    Commentary, November 1964, pp. 65-68
  39. London Letter
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1959, pp. 284-289
  40. London Letter
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1959, pp. 461-466
  41. London Letter
    Election Blues
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1960, pp. 123-130
  42. [+]
    Lonely Passion (2 Reviews)
    A Passion for Wings, by Robert Wohl
    1. A Passion for Wings by Robert Wohl
    2. Saint-Exupery: A Biography by Stacy Schiff
    The New York Review of Books, February 2, 1995, pp. 7-9
  43. Books
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    The Love That Was Born of "Juno and the Paycock" (Review)
    Sean, by Eileen O'Casey
    1. Sean by Eileen O'Casey
    The Saturday Review, January 29, 1972, pp. 57-59
  44. [+]
    A Magnificent Failure (Review)
    The Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    1. The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    The New York Review of Books, June 26, 1997, pp. 23-26
  45. Marvell and the Poetry of Judgment
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1960, pp. 417-428
  46. [+]
    Memento Mori (3 Reviews)
    The American Way of Death Revisited, by Jessica Mitford
    1. The American Way of Death Revisited by Jessica Mitford
    2. Grave Matters by Nigel Barley
    3. The Undertaking by Thomas Lynch
    The New York Review of Books, September 24, 1998, pp. 20-25
  47. "Mermaid"
    The New Yorker, July 28, 1997, pp. 30-35
  48. [+]
    New Poet in Town (Review)
    Ants on the Melon, by Virginia Adair
    1. Ants on the Melon by Virginia Adair
    The New York Review of Books, May 23, 1996, pp. 4-5
  49. The New Poetry (1963)
    An Anthology
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  50. Night (1995)
    Night Life, Night Language, Sleep, and Dreams
    1 Review
  51. [+]
    Noble Poet (3 Reviews)
    Report from the Besieged City, and Other Poems, by Zbigniew Herbert
    1. Report from the Besieged City, and Other Poems by Zbigniew Herbert
    2. Barbarian in the Garden by Zbigniew Herbert
    3. Selected Poems by Zbigniew Herbert
    The New York Review of Books, July 18, 1985, pp. 7-10
  52. Onward and Upward with the Arts: The Playful Pianist
    Alfred Brendel is one of the world's great classical musicians---and nothing like what ...
    The New Yorker, April 1, 1996, p. 49
  53. [+]
    Past, Present, & Future (3 Reviews)
    Riddley Walker, by Russell Hoban
    1. Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
    2. The Flute-Player by D.M. Thomas
    3. The Country by David Plante
    The New York Review of Books, November 19, 1981, pp. 16-18
  54. Penguin Modern Poets 18 (1970)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  55. Personal History: The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
    Exorcizing childhood fears of things that go bump in the night
    The New Yorker, March 8, 1993, pp. 45-57
  56. The Podium
    The American Scholar, Spring 2001, pp. 160-162
  57. [+]
    A Poet and Her Myths (Review)
    Bitter Fame, by Anne Stevenson
    1. Bitter Fame by Anne Stevenson
    The New York Review of Books, September 28, 1989, pp. 34-36
  58. Books
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    Poetry Chronicle (5 Reviews)
    Fighting Terms, by Thom Gunn
    1. Fighting Terms by Thom Gunn
    2. The Less Deceived by Philip Larkin
    3. A Crackling of Thorns by John Hollander
    4. Overland to the Islands by Denise Levertov
    5. Seeing is Believing by Charles Tomlinson
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1958, pp. 603-609
  59. The Polish Scene
    Commentary, March 1965, pp. 75-79
  60. Profiles (Mo Anthoine)
    The New Yorker, April 18, 1988, pp. 89-115
  61. Profiles (Torquil Norman)
    The New Yorker, October 15, 1990, p. 49
  62. Repenting at Leisure in the 1950s
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1981, pp. 34-45
  63. [+]
    Publishing Scene (Review)
    The O'Hara Generation, by John O'Hara
    1. The O'Hara Generation by John O'Hara
    The Saturday Review, August 9, 1969, pp. 29-30
  64. Books
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    Russia's Courageous Dissenters (3 Reviews)
    Hope Against Hope, by Nadezhda Mandelstam
    1. Hope Against Hope by Nadezhda Mandelstam
    2. Involuntary Journey to Siberia by Andrei Amalrik
    3. Will the Soviet Union Survive Until 1984? by Andrei Amalrik
    The Saturday Review, November 28, 1970, p. 27
  65. Samuel Beckett (1973)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  66. The Savage God (1972)
    A Study of Suicide
    7 Reviews, 2 Readable
  67. The School of Donne (1962)
    1 Review
  68. Books
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    The Self-Education of V.S. Pritchett (Part Two) (Review)
    Midnight Oil, by V.S. Pritchett
    1. Midnight Oil by V.S. Pritchett
    The Saturday Review, May 6, 1972, pp. 67-69
  69. The Shaping Spirit (1958)
    Studies in Modern English and American Poets
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  70. The Sporting Scene: No Limit
    The author finally realized his dream of playing in the Las Vegas World Series of Poker...
    The New Yorker, August 8, 1994, pp. 56-59
  71. Stewards of Excellence (1959)
    Studies in Modern English and American Poets
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  72. Sylvia Plath
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, October 26, 1989, p. 68
  73. Books
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    "A Tale of a Tub" for Our Time (Review)
    The Annotated Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov and Alfred Appel, Jr.
    1. The Annotated Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and Alfred Appel, Jr.
    The Saturday Review, June 13, 1970, p. 27
  74. A Talk with Robert Lowell
    Encounter, February 1965, pp. 39-43
  75. Under Pressure (1964)
    The Writer in Society: Eastern Europe and the U.S.A.
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  76. The Vigil
    The Paris Review, Fall 1954, pp. 93-128
  77. [+]
    Visions of Light (Review)
    Tiepolo's Hound, by Derek Walcott
    1. Tiepolo's Hound by Derek Walcott
    The New York Review of Books, May 11, 2000, pp. 27-28
  78. [+]
    Witness (Review)
    The Collected Poems, 1931-1987, by Czeslaw Milosz
    1. The Collected Poems, 1931-1987 by Czeslaw Milosz
    The New York Review of Books, June 2, 1988, pp. 21-22
  79. [+]
    Working in the Dark (3 Reviews)
    The Anatomy Lesson, by Philip Roth
    1. The Anatomy Lesson by Philip Roth
    2. God Knows by Joseph Heller
    3. Tough Guys Don't Dance by Norman Mailer
    The New York Review of Books, April 11, 1985, pp. 15-17
  80. [+]
    The Wretched Poet Who Lived in the House of Bedlam (Review)
    The Life of Ezra Pound, by Noel Stock
    1. The Life of Ezra Pound by Noel Stock
    The Saturday Review, July 18, 1970, pp. 27-28
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