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  1. [+]
    The Art of Dying (Review)
    Death and the Enlightenment, by John McManners
    1. Death and the Enlightenment by John McManners
    The New York Review of Books, May 13, 1982, pp. 8-12
  2. Berlin Journal, 1989-1990 (1991)
    2 Reviews
  3. The Business of Enlightenment (1979)
    A Publishing History of the Encyclopedia, 1775-1800
    2 Reviews
  4. Campaign Trails
    A few months ago New Forum seemed central to East Germany's political future. Since the...
    The New Republic, March 26, 1990, pp. 21-25
  5. Can We Create a National Digital Library?
    The New York Review of Books, October 28, 2010, pp. 4-5
  6. The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future (2009)
    2 Reviews
  7. [+]
    Cherchez la Femme (Review)
    Monsieur d'Eon is a Woman, by Gary Kates
    1. Monsieur d'Eon is a Woman by Gary Kates
    The New York Review of Books, August 10, 1995, pp. 22-23
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    Danton and Double-Entendre (Review)
    Danton (1983 Film), by Andrzej Wajda
    1. Danton (1983 Film) by Andrzej Wajda
    The New York Review of Books, February 16, 1984, pp. 19-24
  9. [+]
    Death's Checkered Past (Review)
    Western Attitudes Towards Death, by Philippe Aries
    1. Western Attitudes Towards Death by Philippe Aries
    The New York Review of Books, June 13, 1974, pp. 11-14
  10. The Devil in the Holy Water (2009)
    Or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  11. Presidential Address
    An Early Information Society
    News and the Media in Eighteenth-Century Paris
    The American Historical Review, February 2000, pp. 1-35
  12. Edition et Sedition (1991)
    L'Univers de la Litterature Clandestine au Xviiie Siecle
    1 Review
  13. The Encyclopedie Wars of Prerevolutionary France
    The American Historical Review, December 1973, pp. 1331-1352
  14. [+]
    An Enlightened Revolution? (2 Reviews)
    The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution, by Roger Chartier
    1. The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution by Roger Chartier
    2. Inventing the French Revolution by Keith Michael Baker
    The New York Review of Books, October 24, 1991, pp. 33-36
  15. An Exchange on Mother Goose
    The New York Review of Books, May 10, 1984, p. 47
  16. [+]
    Extraordinary Commonplaces (2 Reviews)
    Reading Revolution, by Kevin Sharpe
    1. Reading Revolution by Kevin Sharpe
    2. Geoffrey Madan's Notebooks by J.A. Gere, John Sparrow, and Geoffrey Madan
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 2000, pp. 82-89
  17. The Fall of the House of Art
    In 1937 the Nazi campaign against modernism culminated in an exhibition of 'Degenerate ...
    The New Republic, May 6, 1991, pp. 27-32
  18. Forum: Gossiping About Gossip
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1986, pp. 37-50
  19. [+]
    Free Spirit (Review)
    The Sense of Reality, by Isaiah Berlin and Henry Hardy
    1. The Sense of Reality by Isaiah Berlin and Henry Hardy
    The New York Review of Books, June 26, 1997, pp. 9-11
  20. [+]
    French History (3 Reviews)
    The Case of the Wandering Eye
    1. Reactions to the French Revolution by Richard Cobb
    2. The Police and the People by Richard Cobb
    3. A Second Identity by Richard Cobb
    The New York Review of Books, April 5, 1973, pp. 25-29
  21. Gens de Lettres, Gens du Livre (1992)
    1 Review
  22. George Washington's False Teeth (2003)
    An Unconventional Guide to the Eighteenth Century
    1 Review
  23. George Washington's False Teeth
    The New York Review of Books, March 27, 1997, pp. 34-38
  24. Giving New Life to Death
    The New York Review of Books, June 27, 1974, pp. 30-31
  25. The Good Old Days
    The New York Review of Books, May 16, 1991, pp. 44-48
  26. Google & Books: An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, March 26, 2009, p. 49
  27. Google & the Future of Books
    The New York Review of Books, February 12, 2009, pp. 9-11
  28. Google & the Future of Books: An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, January 14, 2010, p. 64
  29. Google and the New Digital Future
    The New York Review of Books, December 17, 2009, pp. 82-85
  30. The Google Books Settlement: An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, February 25, 2010, p. 40
  31. The Great Cat Massacre (1984)
    And Other Episodes in French Cultural History
    5 Reviews
  32. [+]
    How to Read a Book (2 Reviews)
    Forms and Meanings, by Roger Chartier
    1. Forms and Meanings by Roger Chartier
    2. Shakespeare, the King's Playwright by Alvin Kernan
    The New York Review of Books, June 6, 1996, pp. 52-57
  33. [+]
    Hunting for Humanity (Review)
    The Forbidden Experiment, by Roger Shattuck
    1. The Forbidden Experiment by Roger Shattuck
    The New York Review of Books, May 15, 1980, pp. 3-5
  34. The Kiss of Lamourette (1990)
    2 Reviews
  35. Leipzip Postcard: Citizens
    Democracy goes on parade in the ancient city. But some of the free speech pains the ear
    The New Republic, January 22, 1990, pp. 14-15
  36. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 8, 1981, pp. 49-52
  37. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, July 17, 2008, pp. 52-56
  38. The Literary Underground of the Old Regime (1982)
    3 Reviews
  39. [+]
    Looking the Devil in the Face (Review)
    A Taste for Freedom, by Anka Muhlstein
    1. A Taste for Freedom by Anka Muhlstein
    The New York Review of Books, February 10, 2000, pp. 14-17
  40. Marxed Men
    Members of East Germany's fallen nomenklatura are paying for the perks they once enjoyed
    The New Republic, January 1, 1990, pp. 12-14
  41. The Meaning of Mother Goose
    The New York Review of Books, February 2, 1984, pp. 41-46
  42. The New Age of the Book
    The New York Review of Books, March 18, 1999, pp. 5-7
  43. The Origins of Modern Reading
    The New Republic, February 27, 1984, pp. 26-32
  44. Paris
    The Early Internet
    The New York Review of Books, June 29, 2000, pp. 42-46
  45. Poetry and the Police (2010)
    Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris
    1 Review
  46. Poland Rewrites History
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 1981, pp. 6-7
  47. [+]
    Pop Foucaultism (Review)
    Damning the Innocent, by Pierre Darmon
    1. Damning the Innocent by Pierre Darmon
    The New York Review of Books, October 9, 1986, pp. 15-16
  48. Publishing IV: The Forgotten Middlemen
    The New Republic, September 15, 1986, pp. 44-47
  49. The Pursuit of Happiness
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1995, pp. 42-52
  50. [+]
    Reading a Riot (Review)
    The Vanishing Children of Paris, by Arlette Farge and Jacques Revel
    1. The Vanishing Children of Paris by Arlette Farge and Jacques Revel
    The New York Review of Books, October 22, 1992, pp. 44-46
  51. Reading, Writing, and Publishing in Eighteenth-Century France
    A Case Study in the Sociology of Literature
    Daedalus, Winter 1971, pp. 214-256
  52. [+]
    The Real Marquis (2 Reviews)
    At Home with the Marquis de Sade, by Francine du Plessix Gray
    1. At Home with the Marquis de Sade by Francine du Plessix Gray
    2. Sade by Laurence L. Bongie
    The New York Review of Books, January 14, 1999, pp. 19-24
  53. Letters
    A response to "The real crisis in the humanities today"
    The New Criterion, December 1985, pp. 85-94
  54. Revision
    The Social Life of Rousseau
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1985, pp. 69-73
  55. Revolution in Print (1989)
    The Press in France, 1775-1800
    1 Review
  56. [+]
    Revolution sans Revolutionaries (Review)
    Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution, by Lynn Hunt
    1. Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution by Lynn Hunt
    The New York Review of Books, January 31, 1985, pp. 21-23
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    The Rise of the Writer (Review)
    Writer and Public in France, by John Lough
    1. Writer and Public in France by John Lough
    The New York Review of Books, May 31, 1979, pp. 26-28
  58. Sex for Thought
    The New York Review of Books, December 22, 1994, pp. 65-75
  59. [+]
    A Star Is Born (Review)
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Transparency and Obstruction, by Jean Starobinski
    1. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Transparency and Obstruction by Jean Starobinski
    The New York Review of Books, October 27, 1988, pp. 84-88
  60. Stati Besieged
    The East German revolution was entirely peaceful---until it focused on the secret polic...
    The New Republic, February 12, 1990, pp. 15-17
  61. A Survival Strategy for Academic Authors
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1983, pp. 533-536
  62. Toward a History of Reading
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1989, pp. 86-103
  63. Toward 'the Digital Public Library of America': An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, November 25, 2010, p. 61
  64. The Turning Point
    Erich Honecker faces a choice between dying and going to prison. His party is in only s...
    The New Republic, February 26, 1990, pp. 23-25
  65. Vanishing Act
    Fifty-seen years after they last voted, the people of East Germans have said they don't...
    The New Republic, April 9, 1990, pp. 12-13
  66. What Is the History of Books?
    Daedalus, Summer 1982, pp. 65-84
  67. What Was Revolutionary About the French Revolution?
    The New York Review of Books, January 19, 1989, pp. 3-10
  68. [+]
    What's New About the Old Regime? (Review)
    The Institutions of France Under the Absolute Monarchy, 1598-1789, by Roland E. Mousnier
    1. The Institutions of France Under the Absolute Monarchy, 1598-1789 by Roland E. Mousnier
    The New York Review of Books, April 3, 1980, pp. 28-29
  69. Who Will Digitize the World's Books?
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, August 14, 2008, p. 72
  70. [+]
    Working-Class Casanova (Review)
    Will and Circumstance, by Norman Hampson
    1. Will and Circumstance by Norman Hampson
    The New York Review of Books, June 28, 1984, pp. 32-37
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