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  1. [+]
    Action as Test (Review)
    The Uses of Reason, by Arthur Edward Murphy
    1. The Uses of Reason by Arthur Edward Murphy
    The New Republic, February 14, 1944, pp. 220-221
  2. Books in Review
    [+]
    Anatomy of the Mask (Review)
    Propaganda: Its Psychology and Technique, by Leonard W. Doob
    1. Propaganda: Its Psychology and Technique by Leonard W. Doob
    The New Republic, February 5, 1936, p. 371
  3. Art - And the First Rough Draft of Living
    Modern Age, Spring 1964, pp. 155-165
  4. [+]
    The Art of Yielding (2 Reviews)
    Stephen Foster: America's Troubadour, by John Tasker Howard
    1. Stephen Foster: America's Troubadour by John Tasker Howard
    2. They All Sang by Edward B. Marks
    The Nation, April 25, 1934, pp. 484-485
  5. Attitudes Toward History (1937)
    6 Reviews, 2 Readable
  6. [+]
    Basic and After (Review)
    The Loom of Language, by Frederick Bodmer and Lancelot Hogben
    1. The Loom of Language by Frederick Bodmer and Lancelot Hogben
    The New Republic, April 24, 1944, pp. 566-567
  7. [+]
    Belief and Art (Review)
    Experience and Art, by Joseph Wood Krutch
    1. Experience and Art by Joseph Wood Krutch
    The Nation, November 30, 1932, p. 536
  8. Big Claus and Little Claus
    The Nation, April 14, 1956, p. 331
  9. Book of Moments (1955)
    Poems 1915-1944
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  10. [+]
    The Book of Proverbs (Review)
    Racial Proverbs, by Selwyn Gurney Champion
    1. Racial Proverbs by Selwyn Gurney Champion
    The New Republic, June 28, 1939, p. 230
  11. Buildings Should Not Be Tall
    The New Republic, April 18, 1934, p. 271
  12. [+]
    By Ice, Fire or Decay? (Review)
    Paradise Lost, by Clifford Odets
    1. Paradise Lost by Clifford Odets
    The New Republic, April 15, 1936, p. 283
  13. General Articles
    Caldwell: Maker of Grotesques
    The New Republic, April 10, 1935, pp. 232-234
  14. [+]
    The Carrot and the Stick (3 Reviews)
    Battle for the Mind, by William Sargant
    1. Battle for the Mind by William Sargant
    2. The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard
    3. The Organization Man by William H. Whyte, Jr.
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1957, pp. 627-633
  15. Case History
    The Nation, July 7, 1956, p. 21
  16. Books in Review
    [+]
    Change of Identity (Review)
    Judgment Day, by James T. Farrell
    1. Judgment Day by James T. Farrell
    The New Republic, June 19, 1935, p. 171
  17. Chicago and Our National Gesture
    The Bookman, July 1923, pp. 497-500
  18. [+]
    The "Christ-Dionysus Link" (Review)
    Voyager: A Life of Hart Crane, by John E. Unterecker
    1. Voyager: A Life of Hart Crane by John E. Unterecker
    The New Republic, August 9, 1969, pp. 24-29
  19. Civil Defense
    The Nation, September 24, 1960, pp. 188-190
  20. Collected Poems 1915-1967 (1969)
    1 Review
  21. [+]
    The Constants of Social Relativity (Review)
    Ideology and Utopia, by Karl Mannheim
    1. Ideology and Utopia by Karl Mannheim
    The Nation, January 30, 1937, p. 131
  22. [+]
    Coriolanus---and the Delights of Faction (Review)
    The Tragedy of Coriolanus: Variorum Edition, by Horace Howard Furness, Jr. and Shakespeare
    1. The Tragedy of Coriolanus: Variorum Edition by Horace Howard Furness, Jr. and Shakespeare
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1966, pp. 185-202
  23. [+]
    Corrosive Without Corrective (Review)
    The Folklore of Capitalism, by Thurman W. Arnold
    1. The Folklore of Capitalism by Thurman W. Arnold
    The New Masses, February 8, 1938, pp. 22-23
  24. Counter-Statement (1931)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  25. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Cult of the Breakthrough (Review)
    Selected Letters of Theodore Roethke, by Ralph J. Mills, Jr. and Theodore Roethke
    1. Selected Letters of Theodore Roethke by Ralph J. Mills, Jr. and Theodore Roethke
    The New Republic, September 21, 1968, p. 25
  26. The Dance: The "Problems" of the Ballet
    The Nation, March 20, 1935, pp. 343-344
  27. A Decade of American Fiction
    The Bookman, August 1929, pp. 561-567
  28. Definition of Man
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1963, pp. 491-514
  29. [+]
    The Esthetic Instinct (Review)
    Art and Society, by Herbert Read
    1. Art and Society by Herbert Read
    The New Republic, April 28, 1937, p. 363
  30. [+]
    The Esthetic Strain (Review)
    Art as Experience, by John Dewey
    1. Art as Experience by John Dewey
    The New Republic, April 25, 1934, p. 315
  31. [+]
    Exceptional Book (Review)
    English Pastoral Poetry, by William Empson
    1. English Pastoral Poetry by William Empson
    The New Republic, May 25, 1938, p. 81
  32. An Exchange of Letters
    The Partisan Review, January 1938, pp. 40-43
  33. An Exchange on Machiavelli
    The New York Review of Books, April 6, 1972, pp. 35-36
  34. Books & the Arts
    Eye-Crossing---From Brooklyn to Manhattan
    The Nation, June 2, 1969, pp. 700-703
  35. [+]
    Father and Son (Review)
    A Map of Misreading, by Harold Bloom
    1. A Map of Misreading by Harold Bloom
    The New Republic, April 12, 1975, p. 23
  36. [+]
    Field Work in Bohemia (Review)
    This Room and This Gin and These Sandwiches, by Edmund Wilson
    1. This Room and This Gin and These Sandwiches by Edmund Wilson
    The Nation, July 31, 1937, p. 133
  37. For a Modernist Sermon
    The New Republic, December 7, 1938, p. 125
  38. Books in Review
    [+]
    Fraught with Freight (Review)
    Past Masters, and Other Papers, by Thomas Mann
    1. Past Masters, and Other Papers by Thomas Mann
    The New Republic, January 10, 1934, p. 257
  39. [+]
    Gastronomy of Letters (Review)
    The ABC of Reading, by Ezra Pound
    1. The ABC of Reading by Ezra Pound
    The Nation, October 17, 1934, pp. 458-459
  40. [+]
    George Herbert Mead (3 Reviews)
    Mind, Self, and Society, by George Herbert Mead
    1. Mind, Self, and Society by George Herbert Mead
    2. Movements of Thought in the Nineteenth Century by George Herbert Mead and Merritt H. Moore
    3. The Philosophy of the Act by George Herbert Mead and Charles W. Morris
    The New Republic, January 11, 1939, p. 292
  41. [+]
    A Gist of Gists of Gists (Review)
    One Mighty Torrent, by Edgar Johnson
    1. One Mighty Torrent by Edgar Johnson
    The Nation, May 29, 1937, p. 622
  42. [+]
    Goethe and the Jews (Review)
    Goethe and the Jews, by Mark Waldman
    1. Goethe and the Jews by Mark Waldman
    The New Masses, March 19, 1935, p. 25
  43. A Grammar of Motives (1946)
    3 Reviews
  44. Growth among the Ruins
    The New Republic, December 15, 1937, p. 165
  45. Her Will
    The New Republic, July 5, 1969, pp. 28-29
  46. [+]
    Homo Faber, Homo Magus (Review)
    The Myth of the State, by Ernst Cassirer
    1. The Myth of the State by Ernst Cassirer
    The Nation, December 7, 1946, pp. 666-667
  47. The Imagery of Killing
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1948, pp. 151-167
  48. Books in Review
    [+]
    The Impartial Essence (Review)
    Lectures in America, by Gertrude Stein
    1. Lectures in America by Gertrude Stein
    The New Republic, July 3, 1935, p. 227
  49. Reviews of Books
    [+]
    In Quest of the Way (Review)
    A New Model of the Universe, by Peter D. Ouspensky
    1. A New Model of the Universe by Peter D. Ouspensky
    The New Republic, September 9, 1931, pp. 104-105
  50. In the Margin
    The New Republic, December 20, 1939, p. 257
  51. [+]
    The "Independent Radical" (Review)
    The Tradition of the New, by Harold Rosenberg
    1. The Tradition of the New by Harold Rosenberg
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1959, pp. 465-470
  52. Industrialist's Prayer
    The New Masses, October 17, 1939, p. 5
  53. Reviews of Books
    [+]
    Intelligence as a Good (Review)
    The Quest for Certainty, by John Dewey
    1. The Quest for Certainty by John Dewey
    The New Republic, September 3, 1930, pp. 77-78
  54. [+]
    Invective Against the Father (Review)
    Milton's God, by William Empson
    1. Milton's God by William Empson
    The Nation, June 16, 1962, p. 540
  55. [+]
    Irony Sans Rust (Review)
    A Rhetoric of Irony, by Wayne C. Booth
    1. A Rhetoric of Irony by Wayne C. Booth
    The New Republic, July 6, 1974, p. 25
  56. [+]
    Liberalism's Family Tree (Review)
    Liberalism and Social Action, by John Dewey
    1. Liberalism and Social Action by John Dewey
    The New Republic, March 4, 1936, p. 115
  57. [+]
    Mainsprings of Character (Review)
    The Ironic Temper, by Haakon M. Chevalier
    1. The Ironic Temper by Haakon M. Chevalier
    The New Republic, December 7, 1932, p. 103
  58. [+]
    Many Moods (Review)
    A Treasury of American Song, by Olin Downes and Elie Siegmeister
    1. A Treasury of American Song by Olin Downes and Elie Siegmeister
    The New Republic, June 28, 1943, p. 869
  59. Maxims and Anecdotes
    The New Republic, February 23, 1938, pp. 69-70
  60. Maxims and Anecdotes: II
    The New Republic, March 16, 1938, pp. 159-160
  61. The Meaning of C.K. Ogden
    The New Republic, May 2, 1934, pp. 328-330
  62. [+]
    Methodology of the Scramble (Review)
    Politics: Who Gets What, When, How, by Harold D. Lasswell
    1. Politics: Who Gets What, When, How by Harold D. Lasswell
    The New Republic, December 23, 1936, p. 250
  63. [+]
    Monads---on the Make (Review)
    Reality, by Paul Weiss
    1. Reality by Paul Weiss
    The New Republic, April 19, 1939, p. 314
  64. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    "More Dithyrambic Than Athletic" (Review)
    Love's Body, by Norman O. Brown
    1. Love's Body by Norman O. Brown
    The Nation, March 27, 1967, p. 405
  65. [+]
    More Probes in the Same Spot (Review)
    Counterblast, by Marshall McLuhan
    1. Counterblast by Marshall McLuhan
    The New Republic, February 7, 1970, pp. 30-34
  66. Music
    The End and Origin of a Movement
    The Nation, April 11, 1934, pp. 422-423
  67. Music
    Two Brands of Piety
    The Nation, February 28, 1934, pp. 256-257
  68. Music
    Orpheus in New York
    The Nation, January 10, 1934, pp. 52-55
  69. Music: A Most Useful Composition
    The Nation, December 19, 1934, p. 719
  70. Music: Hindemith Does His Part
    The Nation, October 24, 1934, p. 487
  71. Music: Schonberg
    The Nation, November 29, 1933, pp. 633-634
  72. Music: "The Most Faustian Art"
    The Nation, August 1, 1934, pp. 138-139
  73. Music: What Shostakovich Adds
    The Nation, February 20, 1935, pp. 230-231
  74. The Nature of Art Under Capitalism
    The Nation, December 13, 1933, pp. 675-677
  75. The Negro's Pattern of Life
    The Saturday Review, July 29, 1933, p. 13
  76. American Scholar Forum
    The New Criticism II
    The American Scholar, Spring 1951, pp. 218-231
  77. American Scholar Forum
    The New Criticism
    The American Scholar, Winter 1951, pp. 86-104
  78. [+]
    A New Poetics (Review)
    Principles of Literary Criticism, by I.A. Richards
    1. Principles of Literary Criticism by I.A. Richards
    The Saturday Review, September 26, 1925, p. 154
  79. Offering for the Time Capsule
    The New Republic, December 28, 1938, p. 226
  80. On Form
    The Hudson Review, Spring 1964, pp. 103-109
  81. On Interpretation (1934)
    1 Review
  82. On the First Three Chapters of Genesis
    Daedalus, Summer 1958, pp. 37-64
  83. [+]
    One Who Wrestled (Review)
    Dostoevsky: His Life and Art, by Avrahm Yarmolinsky
    1. Dostoevsky: His Life and Art by Avrahm Yarmolinsky
    The New Republic, March 27, 1935, pp. 192-193
  84. Othello An Essay to Illustrate a Method
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1951, pp. 165-203
  85. Permanence and Change (1935)
    An Anatomy of Purpose
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  86. Books in Review
    [+]
    Permanence and Change (Review)
    Young Joseph, by Thomas Mann
    1. Young Joseph by Thomas Mann
    The New Republic, June 27, 1934, p. 186
  87. Perspectives by Incongruity (1964)
    And Terms for Order
    1 Review
  88. The Philosophy of Literary Form (1941)
    1 Review
  89. Plea of the People
    The New Masses, December 26, 1939, pp. 9-10
  90. [+]
    A Pleasant View of Decay (Review)
    Music Ho! A Study of Music in Decline, by Constant Lambert
    1. Music Ho! A Study of Music in Decline by Constant Lambert
    The Nation, February 13, 1935, pp. 200-201
  91. Poem
    The New Republic, November 8, 1969, p. 30
  92. Poem
    The New Republic, May 30, 1970, p. 27
  93. The Poet and the Passwords
    The New Republic, August 3, 1932, pp. 310-312
  94. The Poet, on His Grand Climacteric
    The Nation, March 11, 1961, pp. 223-226
  95. The Poetic Motive
    The Hudson Review, Spring 1958, pp. 54-63
  96. [+]
    Poets All (Review)
    Bentham's Theory of Fictions, by C.K. Ogden
    1. Bentham's Theory of Fictions by C.K. Ogden
    The Nation, January 18, 1933, p. 70
  97. The Position of the Progressive
    II. Boring from Within
    The New Republic, February 4, 1931, pp. 326-328
  98. Progress: Promise and Problems
    The Nation, April 13, 1957, pp. 322-324
  99. Books in Review
    [+]
    Property as an Absolute (Review)
    Who Owns America?, by Herbert Agar and Allen Tate
    1. Who Owns America? by Herbert Agar and Allen Tate
    The New Republic, July 1, 1936, p. 245
  100. Books in Review
    [+]
    Protective Coloration (Review)
    Redder Than the Rose, by Robert Forsythe
    1. Redder Than the Rose by Robert Forsythe
    The New Republic, July 10, 1935, p. 255
  101. [+]
    Quantity and Quality (Review)
    Modern Man in the Making, by Otto Neurath
    1. Modern Man in the Making by Otto Neurath
    The New Republic, November 8, 1939, p. 22
  102. [+]
    A Radical, But--- (Review)
    The Neurotic Nightingale, by Vardis Fisher
    1. The Neurotic Nightingale by Vardis Fisher
    The New Republic, October 2, 1935, p. 221
  103. Reading While You Run
    The New Republic, November 17, 1937, p. 36
  104. Recent Records
    The Nation, December 11, 1935, pp. 692-693
  105. Articles
    Recipe for Prosperity
    The Nation, September 8, 1956, pp. 191-193
  106. [+]
    A Recipe for Worship (Review)
    The Hero: A Study in Tradition, Myth and Drama, by Lord Raglan
    1. The Hero: A Study in Tradition, Myth and Drama by Lord Raglan
    The Nation, August 21, 1937, p. 201
  107. Redefinations
    The New Republic, August 26, 1931, p. 46
  108. Redefinitions: III
    The New Republic, September 2, 1931, p. 74
  109. [+]
    Renaming Old Directions (Review)
    Redirecting Education, Vol. I, by Rexford G. Tugwell and Leon H. Keyserling
    1. Redirecting Education, Vol. I by Rexford G. Tugwell and Leon H. Keyserling
    The Nation, August 7, 1935, p. 166
  110. Responsibilities of National Greatness
    The Nation, July 17, 1967, pp. 46-50
  111. [+]
    Return After Flight (Review)
    Theory of Flight, by Muriel Rukeyser
    1. Theory of Flight by Muriel Rukeyser
    The New Masses, February 4, 1936, p. 26
  112. [+]
    Opera (Review)
    Wallace Stevens: The Poems of Our Climate, by Harold Bloom
    1. Wallace Stevens: The Poems of Our Climate by Harold Bloom
    The New Republic, June 11, 1977, pp. 24-26
  113. [+]
    National Public Radio (Review)
    The Sovereign Ghost, by Denis Donoghue
    1. The Sovereign Ghost by Denis Donoghue
    The New Republic, September 10, 1977, pp. 29-30
  114. A Rhetoric of Motives (1950)
    1 Review
  115. The Rhetoric of Religion (1962)
    Studies in Logology
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  116. Rugged Portraiture
    The New Masses, April 3, 1934, p. 46
  117. Review and Comment
    [+]
    The "Science" of Race-Thinking (Review)
    Race: A Study in Modern Superstition, by Jacques Barzun
    1. Race: A Study in Modern Superstition by Jacques Barzun
    The New Masses, October 5, 1937, p. 22
  118. Review and Comment
    [+]
    The Second Study of "Middletown" (Review)
    Middletown in Transition, by Robert Staughton Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd
    1. Middletown in Transition by Robert Staughton Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd
    The New Masses, June 15, 1937, pp. 22-23
  119. The Selected Correspondence of Kenneth Burke an... (1988)
    3 Reviews
  120. [+]
    Semantics in Demotic (Review)
    The Tyranny of Words, by Stuart Chase
    1. The Tyranny of Words by Stuart Chase
    The New Republic, January 26, 1938, pp. 343-344
  121. Books
    [+]
    The Serious Business of Comedy (Review)
    The Theory of Comedy, by Elder Olson
    1. The Theory of Comedy by Elder Olson
    The New Republic, March 15, 1969, pp. 23-27
  122. [+]
    A Sour Note on Literature (Review)
    A Note on Literary Criticism, by James T. Farrell
    1. A Note on Literary Criticism by James T. Farrell
    The New Republic, June 24, 1936, p. 211
  123. [+]
    Spender's Left Hand (Review)
    Forward from Liberalism, by Stephen Spender
    1. Forward from Liberalism by Stephen Spender
    The New Republic, August 11, 1937, p. 24
  124. [+]
    Storm Omens (Review)
    Pittsburgh Memoranda, by Haniel Long
    1. Pittsburgh Memoranda by Haniel Long
    The New Republic, August 28, 1935, p. 83
  125. [+]
    Swift Now? Swift Then (Review)
    Jonathan Swift: A Critical Anthology, by Denis Donoghue
    1. Jonathan Swift: A Critical Anthology by Denis Donoghue
    The New Republic, May 9, 1970, pp. 30-31
  126. Symbol and Association
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1956, pp. 212-225
  127. [+]
    Synthetic Freedom (Review)
    The Restoration of Property, by Hilaire Belloc
    1. The Restoration of Property by Hilaire Belloc
    The New Republic, January 20, 1937, p. 365
  128. [+]
    The Technique of Listening (Review)
    Mencius on the Mind, by I.A. Richards
    1. Mencius on the Mind by I.A. Richards
    The Nation, April 12, 1933, p. 416
  129. Symposium
    Thirty Years Later: Memories of the First American Writers' Congress
    The American Scholar, Summer 1966, pp. 495-516
  130. Thomas Mann and Andre Gide
    The Bookman, June 1930, pp. 257-264
  131. Three Frenchmen's Churches
    The New Republic, May 21, 1930, pp. 10-13
  132. [+]
    Thurber Perfects Mind Cure (Review)
    Let Your Mind Alone!, by James Thurber
    1. Let Your Mind Alone! by James Thurber
    The New Republic, September 29, 1937, p. 220
  133. [+]
    Toward the Perfectly Poisonous (Review)
    The Artist as Critic, by Richard Ellmann and Oscar Wilde
    1. The Artist as Critic by Richard Ellmann and Oscar Wilde
    The New Republic, May 31, 1969, pp. 28-30
  134. Towards a Better Life (1932)
    Being a Series of Epistles
    8 Reviews, 3 Readable
  135. [+]
    A Trail Trails Off (Review)
    From These Roots, by Mary M. Colum
    1. From These Roots by Mary M. Colum
    The New Republic, December 22, 1937, p. 205
  136. Books in Review
    [+]
    Two Kinds of Against (2 Reviews)
    No Thanks, by E.E. Cummings
    1. No Thanks by E.E. Cummings
    2. Poems by Kenneth Fearing
    The New Republic, June 26, 1935, p. 198
  137. [+]
    The Universe Alive (Review)
    Nature and Life, by Alfred North Whitehead
    1. Nature and Life by Alfred North Whitehead
    The New Republic, November 14, 1934, p. 26
  138. Verses for the Wrong Occasions
    The New Republic, May 27, 1936, p. 71
  139. Waste---The Future of Prosperity
    The New Republic, July 16, 1930, pp. 228-230
  140. Waste---The Future of Prosperity
    The New Republic, November 22, 1954, pp. 88-89
  141. [+]
    Weighted History (Review)
    The Crisis of Civilization, by Hilaire Belloc
    1. The Crisis of Civilization by Hilaire Belloc
    The New Republic, February 2, 1938, p. 375
  142. What Is Americanism?
    The Partisan Review, April 1936, pp. 9-10
  143. [+]
    While Waiting (Review)
    Those Who Perish, by Edward Dahlberg
    1. Those Who Perish by Edward Dahlberg
    The New Republic, November 21, 1934, p. 53
  144. The White Oxen, and Other Stories (1924)
    3 Reviews, 3 Readable
  145. Why Coleridge?
    The New Republic, September 13, 1939, p. 163
  146. [+]
    Without Benefit of Politics (2 Reviews)
    Truth and Reality, by Otto Rank
    1. Truth and Reality by Otto Rank
    2. Will Therapy by Otto Rank
    The Nation, July 18, 1936, p. 78
  147. The Writers' Congress
    The Nation, May 15, 1935, p. 571
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