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  1. [+]
    Agains the North Wall (Review)
    Point Omega, by Don DeLillo
    1. Point Omega by Don DeLillo
    The New York Review of Books, April 8, 2010, pp. 40-41
  2. Athena (1995)
    1 Review
  3. [+]
    Being and Nothingness (Review)
    Elizabeth Costello, by J.M. Coetzee
    1. Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee
    The Nation, November 3, 2003, pp. 30-33
  4. [+]
    Beyond Good and Evil (3 Reviews)
    Liquidation, by Imre Kertesz
    1. Liquidation by Imre Kertesz
    2. Fatelessness by Imre Kertesz and Tim Wilkinson
    3. Kaddish for an Unborn Child by Imre Kertesz
    The Nation, January 31, 2005, pp. 29-31
  5. [+]
    Big News from Small Worlds (2 Reviews)
    The Collected Stories, by John McGahern
    1. The Collected Stories by John McGahern
    2. Ulverton by Adam Thorpe
    The New York Review of Books, April 8, 1993, pp. 22-23
  6. [+]
    Blastings (2 Reviews)
    Pushkin's Children, by Tatyana Tolstaya
    1. Pushkin's Children by Tatyana Tolstaya
    2. The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya
    The New Republic, March 10, 2003, pp. 36-37
  7. The Book of Evidence (1990)
    2 Reviews
  8. The Critics
    [+]
    Books: Cold Comfort (Review)
    Nansen: The Explorer as Hero, by Roland Huntford
    1. Nansen: The Explorer as Hero by Roland Huntford
    The New Yorker, August 23, 1999, pp. 190-191
  9. [+]
    Books: Recipe for a Witch-Hunt (2 Reviews)
    Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Vol. II, by Bengt Ankarloo and Stuart Clark
    1. Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Vol. II by Bengt Ankarloo and Stuart Clark
    2. A Case of Witchcraft by Robert Rapley
    The New Yorker, November 1, 1999, p. 113
  10. [+]
    A Bright Voice from a Dark Place (Review)
    Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson
    1. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
    The New York Review of Books, December 6, 2007, pp. 53-55
  11. [+]
    Coupling (3 Reviews)
    The Married Man, by Edmund White
    1. The Married Man by Edmund White
    2. Edmund White: The Burning World by Stephen Barber
    3. The Boy with the Thorn in His Side by Keith Fleming
    The New York Review of Books, August 10, 2000, pp. 42-44
  12. [+]
    Crabby & Evelyn (Review)
    Evelyn Waugh: A Biography, by Selina Hastings
    1. Evelyn Waugh: A Biography by Selina Hastings
    The New Republic, May 8, 1995, pp. 38-39
  13. [+]
    The Dawn of the Gods (Review)
    Ka, by Roberto Calasso
    1. Ka by Roberto Calasso
    The New York Review of Books, January 14, 1999, pp. 16-18
  14. Doctor Copernicus (1976)
    1 Review
  15. Eclipse (2000)
    A Novel
    1 Review
  16. [+]
    Emerson: 'A Few Inches from Calamity' (Review)
    First We Read, Then We Write, by Robert D. Richardson
    1. First We Read, Then We Write by Robert D. Richardson
    The New York Review of Books, December 3, 2009, pp. 33-37
  17. [+]
    Endgame (Review)
    Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee
    1. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
    The New York Review of Books, January 20, 2000, pp. 23-24
  18. [+]
    The European Irishman (Review)
    Independent Spirit, by Hubert Butler
    1. Independent Spirit by Hubert Butler
    The New York Review of Books, June 12, 1997, pp. 38-40
  19. [+]
    Executioner Songs (Review)
    House of Meetings, by Martin Amis
    1. House of Meetings by Martin Amis
    The New York Review of Books, March 1, 2007, pp. 14-16
  20. [+]
    Fatal Attraction (Review)
    Cigarettes Are Sublime, by Richard Klein
    1. Cigarettes Are Sublime by Richard Klein
    The New York Review of Books, March 3, 1994, pp. 3-5
  21. [+]
    Fish and Roses (Review)
    The Monkey Link, by Andrei Bitov
    1. The Monkey Link by Andrei Bitov
    The New York Review of Books, April 6, 1995, pp. 29-31
  22. [+]
    The Friend of Promise (Review)
    Cyril Connolly: A Life, by Jeremy Lewis
    1. Cyril Connolly: A Life by Jeremy Lewis
    The New York Review of Books, June 24, 1999, pp. 69-71
  23. from The Book of Evidence
    The Paris Review, December 1989, pp. 16-52
  24. Ghosts (1994)
    1 Review
  25. [+]
    Hardness (3 Reviews)
    Dirty Snow, by Georges Simenon
    1. Dirty Snow by Georges Simenon
    2. Three Bedrooms in Manhattan by Georges Simenon
    3. Monsieur Monde Vanishes by Georges Simenon
    The New Republic, April 11, 2005, pp. 34-37
  26. [+]
    The Human Stain (Review)
    Kafka: A Biography, by Nicholas Murray
    1. Kafka: A Biography by Nicholas Murray
    The Nation, October 18, 2004, pp. 34-37
  27. [+]
    The Idolotry of Light (Review)
    Tiepolo Pink, by Roberto Calasso
    1. Tiepolo Pink by Roberto Calasso
    The New Republic, April 29, 2010, pp. 34-36
  28. [+]
    In Violent Times (3 Reviews)
    Amongst Women, by John McGahern
    1. Amongst Women by John McGahern
    2. Lies of Silence by Brian Moore
    3. The Innocent by Ian McEwan
    The New York Review of Books, December 6, 1990, pp. 22-25
  29. The Infinities (2010)
    1 Review
  30. An Interview
    The New York Review of Books, March 4, 1993, pp. 34-36
  31. Kepler (1983)
    A Novel
    1 Review
  32. [+]
    Landscape Artist (Review)
    Microcosms, by Claudio Magris
    1. Microcosms by Claudio Magris
    The New York Review of Books, April 27, 2000, pp. 46-48
  33. [+]
    The Last Days of Nietzsche (Review)
    Nietzsche in Turin, by Lesley Chamberlain
    1. Nietzsche in Turin by Lesley Chamberlain
    The New York Review of Books, August 13, 1998, pp. 22-25
  34. [+]
    The Last Word (Review)
    Nohow On: Company, Ill Seen Ill Said, Worstward Ho, by Samuel Beckett
    1. Nohow On: Company, Ill Seen Ill Said, Worstward Ho by Samuel Beckett
    The New York Review of Books, August 13, 1992, pp. 17-20
  35. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Laughter in the Dark (2 Reviews)
    Last Evenings on Earth, by Roberto Bolano
    1. Last Evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolano
    2. The Successor by Ismail Kadare
    The Nation, May 29, 2006, pp. 11-13
  36. [+]
    Laughter in the Dark (3 Reviews)
    New World Avenue and Vicinity, by Tadeusz Konwicki
    1. New World Avenue and Vicinity by Tadeusz Konwicki
    2. Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal
    3. Helping Verbs of the Heart by Peter Esterhazy
    The New York Review of Books, February 14, 1991, pp. 14-17
  37. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 1992, pp. 61-64
  38. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 1998, pp. 62-64
  39. [+]
    Letters from the Heights (Review)
    Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salome, by Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salome
    1. Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salome by Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salome
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 2006, pp. 61-64
  40. [+]
    A Life Elsewhere (Review)
    Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life, by J.M. Coetzee
    1. Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life by J.M. Coetzee
    The New York Review of Books, November 20, 1997, pp. 24-26
  41. [+]
    Living Ghosts (Review)
    Human Chain, by Seamus Heaney
    1. Human Chain by Seamus Heaney
    The New York Review of Books, November 11, 2010, pp. 20-21
  42. [+]
    Living in the Shadows (Review)
    Judge on Trial, by Ivan Klima
    1. Judge on Trial by Ivan Klima
    The New York Review of Books, July 15, 1993, pp. 23-24
  43. Luminous Memoir of a Lost World
    The New York Review of Books, December 4, 2008, pp. 43-44
  44. [+]
    Monster's Ball (Review)
    Party in the Blitz, by Elias Canetti
    1. Party in the Blitz by Elias Canetti
    The Nation, December 5, 2005, pp. 28-29
  45. [+]
    The Motherless Child (Review)
    James Joyce, by Edna O'Brien
    1. James Joyce by Edna O'Brien
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1999, pp. 48-50
  46. [+]
    Nabokov's Dark Treasures (Review)
    The Magician's Doubts, by Michael Wood
    1. The Magician's Doubts by Michael Wood
    The New York Review of Books, October 5, 1995, pp. 4-6
  47. The Newton Letter (1987)
    1 Review
  48. [+]
    Nice Work (2 Reviews)
    Therapy, by David Lodge
    1. Therapy by David Lodge
    2. Small World by David Lodge
    The New York Review of Books, August 10, 1995, pp. 24-26
  49. Nightspawn (1971)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  50. [+]
    The Painful Comedy of Samuel Beckett (6 Reviews)
    Damned to Fame, by James Knowlson
    1. Damned to Fame by James Knowlson
    2. Samuel Beckett by Anthony Cronin
    3. The World of Samuel Beckett, 1906-1946 by Lois Gordon
    4. The Complete Short Prose, 1929-1989 by Samuel Beckett and S.E. Gontarski
    5. Eleutheria by Samuel Beckett
    6. Nohow On: Company, Ill Seen Ill Said, Worstward Ho by Samuel Beckett
    The New York Review of Books, November 14, 1996, pp. 24-28
  51. [+]
    Playing House (2 Reviews)
    A Landing on the Sun, by Michael Frayn
    1. A Landing on the Sun by Michael Frayn
    2. Daughters of Albion by A.N. Wilson
    The New York Review of Books, May 14, 1992, pp. 41-42
  52. [+]
    Portrait of the Critic as a Young Man (Review)
    Warrenpoint, by Denis Donoghue
    1. Warrenpoint by Denis Donoghue
    The New York Review of Books, October 25, 1990, pp. 48-50
  53. [+]
    The Prime of James Wood (Review)
    How Fiction Works, by James Wood
    1. How Fiction Works by James Wood
    The New York Review of Books, November 20, 2008, pp. 85-88
  54. [+]
    A Rare Species (Review)
    Being Dead, by Jim Crace
    1. Being Dead by Jim Crace
    The New York Review of Books, April 13, 2000, pp. 30-33
  55. [+]
    A Real Funny Guy (Review)
    The Russian Girl, by Kingsley Amis
    1. The Russian Girl by Kingsley Amis
    The New York Review of Books, June 9, 1994, pp. 29-30
  56. [+]
    Relics (Review)
    Two Lives, by William Trevor
    1. Two Lives by William Trevor
    The New York Review of Books, September 26, 1991, pp. 29-30
  57. [+]
    Revelations (2 Reviews)
    Selected Stories, by Alice Munro
    1. Selected Stories by Alice Munro
    2. After Rain by William Trevor
    The New York Review of Books, February 20, 1997, pp. 19-22
  58. [+]
    The Rubble Artist (Review)
    Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald
    1. Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
    The New Republic, November 26, 2001, pp. 35-37
  59. The Sea (2005)
    2 Reviews
  60. [+]
    She's Back (Review)
    Slow Man, by J.M. Coetzee
    1. Slow Man by J.M. Coetzee
    The New Republic, October 10, 2005, p. 31
  61. [+]
    Slouching Toward Bethlehem (2 Reviews)
    Selected Poems, by Derek Mahon
    1. Selected Poems by Derek Mahon
    2. Madoc by Paul Muldoon
    The New York Review of Books, May 30, 1991, pp. 37-39
  62. [+]
    The Still Mysterious Enchanter (Review)
    Speak, Nabokov, by Michael Maar
    1. Speak, Nabokov by Michael Maar
    The New York Review of Books, July 15, 2010, pp. 46-49
  63. [+]
    Swan's Way (Review)
    W. B. Yeats: A Life, Vol. I, by R.F. Foster
    1. W. B. Yeats: A Life, Vol. I by R.F. Foster
    The New Republic, June 23, 1997, pp. 31-35
  64. [+]
    That's Life! (Review)
    Last Orders, by Graham Swift
    1. Last Orders by Graham Swift
    The New York Review of Books, April 4, 1996, p. 8
  65. [+]
    Through a Glass Vaguely (Review)
    All the Names, by Jose Saramago
    1. All the Names by Jose Saramago
    The New Republic, December 18, 2000, p. 33
  66. [+]
    The Tragicomic Dubliner (2 Reviews)
    No Laughing Matter, by Anthony Cronin
    1. No Laughing Matter by Anthony Cronin
    2. At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
    The New York Review of Books, November 18, 1999, pp. 30-34
  67. Translating Rilke
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, March 29, 2007, pp. 47-49
  68. [+]
    The Un-Heimlich Maneuver (2 Reviews)
    The Norton Book of Ghost Stories, by Brad Leithauser
    1. The Norton Book of Ghost Stories by Brad Leithauser
    2. Women and Ghosts by Alison Lurie
    The New York Review of Books, February 2, 1995, pp. 25-27
  69. The Untouchable (1997)
    4 Reviews
  70. [+]
    War Without Peace (Review)
    Generations of Winter, by Vassily Aksyonov
    1. Generations of Winter by Vassily Aksyonov
    The New York Review of Books, November 3, 1994, pp. 4-7
  71. [+]
    Winners (3 Reviews)
    Jump and Other Stories, by Nadine Gordimer
    1. Jump and Other Stories by Nadine Gordimer
    2. Playing the Game by Ian Buruma
    3. Asya by Michael Ignatieff
    The New York Review of Books, November 21, 1991, pp. 27-29
  72. [+]
    The Word-Stormer (Review)
    The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Vol. I: 1929-1940, by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Lois More O...
    1. The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Vol. I: 1929-1940 by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Lois More Overbeck, and Samuel Beckett, ...
    The New Republic, May 20, 2009, pp. 32-33
  73. [+]
    Writing on Life Support (2 Reviews)
    Beckett's Dying Words, by Christopher Ricks
    1. Beckett's Dying Words by Christopher Ricks
    2. Dream of Fair to Middling Women by Samuel Beckett
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1993, pp. 42-44
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