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  1. [+]
    The Agonies of Eros (Review)
    The Good Apprentice, by Iris Murdoch
    1. The Good Apprentice by Iris Murdoch
    The New Republic, March 31, 1986, pp. 36-37
  2. American Fiction
    Forgetting the Ordinary Truths
    Dissent, Winter 1973, pp. 26-34
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    Bad Housekeeping (Review)
    The Good Terrorist, by Doris Lessing
    1. The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing
    The New Republic, October 28, 1985, pp. 47-49
  4. [+]
    Book of Laughter and Remembering (Review)
    Billie Dyer and Other Stories, by William Maxwell
    1. Billie Dyer and Other Stories by William Maxwell
    The New Republic, May 4, 1992, pp. 38-40
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    Canada Wry (Review)
    Solomon Gursky Was Here, by Mordecai Richler
    1. Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler
    The New Republic, May 7, 1990, pp. 42-45
  6. Books
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    DeLillo's World (10 Reviews)
    Americana, by Don DeLillo
    1. Americana by Don DeLillo
    2. End Zone by Don DeLillo
    3. Great Jones Street by Don DeLillo
    4. Libra by Don DeLillo
    5. Mao II by Don DeLillo
    6. The Names by Don DeLillo
    7. Players by Don DeLillo
    8. Ratner's Star by Don DeLillo
    9. Running Dog by Don DeLillo
    10. White Noise by Don DeLillo
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1992, pp. 138-146
  7. Dona Elizabetchy
    A Memoir of Elizabeth Bishop
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1991, pp. 29-52
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    Duchess of Letters (Review)
    This Real Night, by Rebecca West
    1. This Real Night by Rebecca West
    The New Republic, April 22, 1985, pp. 33-35
  9. Edmund Wilson's Axel's Castle
    Daedalus, Winter 1976, pp. 115-126
  10. Fiction
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    Elizabeth Hardwick and Mary McCarthy (2 Reviews)
    Sleepless Nights, by Elizabeth Hardwick
    1. Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick
    2. Cannibals and Missionaries by Mary McCarthy
    Commentary, October 1979, pp. 65-66
  11. Fiction
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    The English Sickness (2 Reviews)
    The Ice Age, by Margaret Drabble
    1. The Ice Age by Margaret Drabble
    2. Daniel Martin by John Fowles
    Commentary, December 1977, pp. 80-83
  12. Fiction
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    Evil & William Styron (Review)
    Sophie's Choice, by William Styron
    1. Sophie's Choice by William Styron
    Commentary, August 1979, pp. 57-58
  13. Fiction
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    Family Affairs (3 Reviews)
    Final Payments, by Mary Gordon
    1. Final Payments by Mary Gordon
    2. The World According to Garp by John Irving
    3. Mara by Tova Reich
    Commentary, September 1978, pp. 70-73
  14. Articles
    Fiction Chronicle
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1987, pp. 99-114
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    Fiction Chronicle (8 Reviews)
    Possession, by A.S. Byatt
    1. Possession by A.S. Byatt
    2. Traffic and Laughter by Ted Mooney
    3. East is East by T. Coraghessan Boyle
    4. The MacGuffin by Stanley Elkin
    5. A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
    6. Health and Happiness by Diane Johnson
    7. The Music of Chance by Paul Auster
    8. Middle Passage by Charles Richard Johnson
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1991, pp. 478-492
  16. [+]
    Fiction Chronicle (7 Reviews)
    The Gold-Bug Variations, by Richard Powers
    1. The Gold-Bug Variations by Richard Powers
    2. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey
    3. Time's Arrow by Martin Amis
    4. Talking It Over by Julian Barnes
    5. High Cotton by Darryl Pinckney
    6. Mating by Norman Rush
    7. Outerbridge Reach by Robert Stone
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1992, pp. 282-296
  17. [+]
    Fiction Chronicle (8 Reviews)
    The Secret History, by Donna Tartt
    1. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
    2. Before and After by Rosellen Brown
    3. Memories of the Ford Administration by John Updike
    4. Natural History by Maureen Howard
    5. Folly by Susan Minot
    6. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
    7. The Porcupine by Julian Barnes
    8. The Call of the Toad by Gunter Grass
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1993, pp. 63-77
  18. [+]
    Fiction Chronicle (10 Reviews)
    The Robber Bride, by Margaret Atwood
    1. The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
    2. A Big Storm Knocked It Over by Laurie Colwin
    3. Body and Soul by Frank Conroy
    4. Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
    5. While England Sleeps by David Leavitt
    6. Time Remaining by James McCourt
    7. Little Kingdoms by Steven Millhauser
    8. No Other Life by Brian Moore
    9. The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee
    10. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1994, pp. 80-95
  19. Fiction
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    Games Writers Play (2 Reviews)
    Nuns and Soldiers, by Iris Murdoch
    1. Nuns and Soldiers by Iris Murdoch
    2. Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
    Commentary, February 1981, pp. 69-73
  20. Fiction
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    Good-Bad and Bad-Bad (2 Reviews)
    War and Remembrance, by Herman Wouk
    1. War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
    2. Fools Die by Mario Puzo
    Commentary, December 1978, pp. 70-73
  21. Fiction
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    Heller & Malamud, Then & Now (2 Reviews)
    Good As Gold, by Joseph Heller
    1. Good As Gold by Joseph Heller
    2. Dubin's Lives by Bernard Malamud
    Commentary, June 1979, pp. 71-75
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    Hopelessly in Love (Review)
    The High Road, by Edna O'Brien
    1. The High Road by Edna O'Brien
    The New Republic, February 13, 1989, pp. 40-41
  23. Fiction
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    Imaginings of Africa (2 Reviews)
    The Coup, by John Updike
    1. The Coup by John Updike
    2. The Confessions of Josef Baisz by Dan Jacobson
    Commentary, April 1979, pp. 74-77
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    Innocents at Home (Review)
    The Night Travellers, by Elizabeth Spencer
    1. The Night Travellers by Elizabeth Spencer
    The New Republic, November 11, 1991, pp. 42-45
  25. Fiction
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    James Michener's Docudramas (Review)
    The Covenant, by James A. Michener
    1. The Covenant by James A. Michener
    Commentary, April 1981, pp. 71-73
  26. Kate Chopin and Sarah Orne Jewett
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1988, pp. 238-253
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    Last Exit to Queens (Review)
    The Other Side, by Mary Gordon
    1. The Other Side by Mary Gordon
    The New Republic, December 18, 1989, pp. 39-41
  28. Letters
    Commentary, July 1979, pp. 4-24
  29. Letters
    Commentary, May 1979, pp. 4-28
  30. Letters
    Commentary, August 1980, pp. 4-16
  31. Letters
    Commentary, July 1981, pp. 2-14
  32. Fiction
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    Literary Waifs (5 Reviews)
    The Best American Short Stories 1978, by Theodore Solotaroff and Shannon Ravenel
    1. The Best American Short Stories 1978 by Theodore Solotaroff and Shannon Ravenel
    2. Short Stories: Five Decades by Irwin Shaw
    3. I, Etcetera by Susan Sontag
    4. The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
    5. Secrets and Surprises by Ann Beattie
    Commentary, February 1979, pp. 67-71
  33. Fiction
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    Mailer: Settling for Less (Review)
    The Executioner's Song, by Norman Mailer
    1. The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
    Commentary, February 1980, pp. 65-67
  34. Fiction
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    Marge Piercy and Ann Beattie (2 Reviews)
    Vida, by Marge Piercy
    1. Vida by Marge Piercy
    2. Falling in Place by Ann Beattie
    Commentary, July 1980, pp. 59-61
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    The Meaning of PR (Review)
    The Truants, by William Barrett
    1. The Truants by William Barrett
    The New Republic, March 17, 1982, pp. 32-33
  36. Fiction
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    Meyer Levin's Obsessions (Review)
    The Harvest, by Meyer Levin
    1. The Harvest by Meyer Levin
    Commentary, June 1978, pp. 66-69
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    New Jewish Voices (3 Reviews)
    Ellis Island, and Other Stories, by Mark Helprin
    1. Ellis Island, and Other Stories by Mark Helprin
    2. The Stolen Jew by Jay Neugeboren
    3. Preparing for Sabbath by Nessa Rapoport
    Commentary, June 1981, pp. 62-66
  38. Fiction
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    A Novelist Under Communism (Review)
    The City Builder, by George Konrad
    1. The City Builder by George Konrad
    Commentary, March 1978, pp. 71-75
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    On the Road (Review)
    The Novellas of Martha Gellhorn, by Martha Gellhorn
    1. The Novellas of Martha Gellhorn by Martha Gellhorn
    The New Republic, July 5, 1993, pp. 36-38
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    The Outlaw Josie Herbst (Review)
    Josephine Herbst, by Elinor Langer
    1. Josephine Herbst by Elinor Langer
    The New Republic, September 17, 1984, pp. 30-32
  41. Fiction
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    Philip Roth (Review)
    Sonny Boy or Lenny Bruce?
    1. The Professor of Desire by Philip Roth
    Commentary, November 1977, pp. 60-63
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    The Philosopher and the Immigrant (2 Reviews)
    Love in the Promised Land, by Mary Dearborn
    1. Love in the Promised Land by Mary Dearborn
    2. John and Anzia by Norma Rosen
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1990, pp. 634-639
  43. [+]
    Prairie Tales (2 Reviews)
    Willa Cather: The Emerging Voice, by Sharon O'Brien
    1. Willa Cather: The Emerging Voice by Sharon O'Brien
    2. The Works of Willa Cather, Vol. I by Sharon O'Brien and Willa Cather
    The New Republic, August 24, 1987, pp. 38-41
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    Rara Mavis (Review)
    The Collected Stories, by Mavis Gallant
    1. The Collected Stories by Mavis Gallant
    The New Republic, November 25, 1996, pp. 42-45
  45. Fiction
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    The Real Avant-Garde (Review)
    The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, by Milan Kundera
    1. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
    Commentary, December 1980, pp. 66-69
  46. [+]
    Red Harvest (Review)
    Dashiell Hammett: A Life, by Diane Johnson
    1. Dashiell Hammett: A Life by Diane Johnson
    The New Republic, November 7, 1983, pp. 39-41
  47. Fiction
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    A Remarkable First Novel (Review)
    O My America!, by Johanna Kaplan
    1. O My America! by Johanna Kaplan
    Commentary, April 1980, pp. 73-74
  48. Fiction
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    Roth & Baldwin (2 Reviews)
    Coming Home
    1. The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
    2. Just Above My Head by James Baldwin
    Commentary, December 1979, pp. 72-74
  49. Fiction
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    Self-Seekers (3 Reviews)
    Tar Baby, by Toni Morrison
    1. Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
    2. World Without End by Francine du Plessix Gray
    3. The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas
    Commentary, August 1981, pp. 56-59
  50. Fiction
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    Sequels (2 Reviews)
    Rabbit Is Rich, by John Updike
    1. Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
    2. Reinhart's Women by Thomas Berger
    Commentary, October 1981, pp. 72-75
  51. Fiction
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    Singing the Same Old Songs (2 Reviews)
    Joshua Then and Now, by Mordecai Richler
    1. Joshua Then and Now by Mordecai Richler
    2. Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow
    Commentary, October 1980, pp. 70-73
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    Southern Discomfort (4 Reviews)
    A Southern Family, by Gail Godwin
    1. A Southern Family by Gail Godwin
    2. New Stories from the South by Shannon Ravenel
    3. Tending to Virginia by Jill McCorkle
    4. Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
    The New Republic, February 29, 1988, pp. 38-40
  53. [+]
    The Voyage Out (Review)
    The Collected Short Stories, by Jean Rhys
    1. The Collected Short Stories by Jean Rhys
    The New Republic, May 25, 1987, pp. 30-31
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    The Woman Who Loved Words (Review)
    Ocean of Story, by Christina Stead
    1. Ocean of Story by Christina Stead
    The New Republic, September 8, 1986, pp. 32-33
  55. Cinema
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    Woody Allen, Cultural Phenomenon? (2 Reviews)
    Woody Allen on Location, by Thierry de Navacelle
    1. Woody Allen on Location by Thierry de Navacelle
    2. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986 Film) by Woody Allen
    Encounter, June 1988, pp. 72-75
  56. Fiction
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    Writing About Vietnam (4 Reviews)
    Dispatches, by Michael Herr
    1. Dispatches by Michael Herr
    2. A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo
    3. Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien
    4. Better Times Than These by Winston Groom
    Commentary, October 1978, pp. 74-77
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