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    Booked Up (Review)
    Every Book Its Reader, by Nicholas A. Basbanes
    1. Every Book Its Reader by Nicholas A. Basbanes
    The Weekly Standard, May 8, 2006, pp. 44-45
  2. Bound to Please (2004)
    1 Review
  3. Caring for Your Books (1990)
  4. Classics for Pleasure (2007)
    1 Review
  5. Books & Arts
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    A Clubbable Man (Review)
    The Collected Jorkens, Vol. 1, by Lord Dunsany and S.T. Joshi
    1. The Collected Jorkens, Vol. 1 by Lord Dunsany and S.T. Joshi
    The Weekly Standard, July 19, 2004, pp. 31-33
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    A Family Worth Knowing (Review)
    Lark and Termite, by Jayne Anne Phillips
    1. Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips
    The New York Review of Books, April 30, 2009, pp. 45-47
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    Forever Green (Review)
    The Green Child, by Herbert Read
    1. The Green Child by Herbert Read
    The Weekly Standard, November 2, 2009, pp. 32-33
  8. The Genre Ghetto
    The Nation, May 22, 1982, pp. 633-638
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    The Ghost Master (2 Reviews)
    Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories, by M.R. James and S.T. Joshi
    1. Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories by M.R. James and S.T. Joshi
    2. Eton and King's by M.R. James and Rosemary Pardoe
    The Weekly Standard, January 2, 2006, pp. 42-44
  10. Books & Arts
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    High Victorian Eye (Review)
    Literary Essays of Thomas Babington Macaulay, by George A. Watrous and Thomas Babington...
    1. Literary Essays of Thomas Babington Macaulay by George A. Watrous and Thomas Babington Macaulay, ...
    The Weekly Standard, November 3, 2008, pp. 33-34
  11. Books & Arts
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    The Horror, the Horror! (Review)
    H. P. Lovecraft: Tales, by Peter Straub and H.P. Lovecraft
    1. H. P. Lovecraft: Tales by Peter Straub and H.P. Lovecraft
    The Weekly Standard, March 7, 2005, pp. 35-37
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    The Land of Counterpane (Review)
    Mercy Among the Children, by David Adams Richards
    1. Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2002, p. 137
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    Laughing at Augustus (Review)
    Augustus Carp, Esq, by Himself, by Henry Howarth Bashford
    1. Augustus Carp, Esq, by Himself by Henry Howarth Bashford
    The Weekly Standard, January 22, 2001, pp. 37-39
  14. Books & Arts
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    The Man Within (Review)
    Graham Greene: A Life in Letters, by Richard Greene and Graham Greene
    1. Graham Greene: A Life in Letters by Richard Greene and Graham Greene
    The Weekly Standard, May 4, 2009, pp. 32-34
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    Messing About with 'The Wind in the Willows' (Review)
    The Wind in the Willows: An Annotated Edition, by Kenneth Grahame and Seth Lerer
    1. The Wind in the Willows: An Annotated Edition by Kenneth Grahame and Seth Lerer
    The New York Review of Books, August 13, 2009, pp. 48-50
  16. An Open Book (2003)
    Chapters from a Reader's Life
    1 Review
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    France's Downfall (Review)
    A Way of Life, Like Any Other, by Darcy O'Brien
    1. A Way of Life, Like Any Other by Darcy O'Brien
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 2001, pp. 130-131
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    The Country and the City (Review)
    The Complete Poems of William Empson, by John Haffenden and William Empson
    1. The Complete Poems of William Empson by John Haffenden and William Empson
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 2001, p. 139
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    A Magnificent Misfit (2 Reviews)
    The Polyglots, by William Gerhardie
    1. The Polyglots by William Gerhardie
    2. Doom by William Gerhardie
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 2002, p. 140
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    Sheer Data (Review)
    The Aztec Treasure House, by Evan S. Connell
    1. The Aztec Treasure House by Evan S. Connell
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 2002, p. 102
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    A Grand Contrivance (2 Reviews)
    Great Granny Webster, by Caroline Blackwood
    1. Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood
    2. Corrigan by Caroline Blackwood
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 2002, p. 189
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    Elegant Common Sense (Review)
    The Go-Between, by L.P. Hartley
    1. The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 2002, p. 113
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    Leaving It to the Professionals (Review)
    The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters, by Roger Hudson, George Lyttelton, and Rupert Hart-Da...
    1. The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters by Roger Hudson, George Lyttelton, and Rupert Hart-Davis, ...
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 2002, pp. 117-118
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    Spellbound (18 Reviews)
    Man in the Dark, by Paul Auster
    1. Man in the Dark by Paul Auster
    2. Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster
    3. The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
    4. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
    5. The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster
    6. The Red Notebook by Paul Auster
    7. I Thought My Father Was God by Paul Auster
    8. Hand to Mouth by Paul Auster
    9. Timbuktu by Paul Auster
    10. Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster
    11. Leviathan by Paul Auster
    12. The Art of Hunger by Paul Auster
    13. The Music of Chance by Paul Auster
    14. Moon Palace by Paul Auster
    15. In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster
    16. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
    17. The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster
    18. Squeeze Play by Paul Benjamin
    The New York Review of Books, December 4, 2008, pp. 36-38
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    The Treasure Hunter (Review)
    Books: A Memoir, by Larry McMurtry
    1. Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry
    The New York Review of Books, August 14, 2008, pp. 54-56
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    Wake Up and Dream (Review)
    Generosity: An Enhancement, by Richard Powers
    1. Generosity: An Enhancement by Richard Powers
    The New York Review of Books, January 14, 2010, pp. 49-51
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    Wake Up and Dream (Review)
    Eight White Nights, by Andre Aciman
    1. Eight White Nights by Andre Aciman
    The New York Review of Books, June 10, 2010, pp. 34-36
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    The Wand of the Enchanter (4 Reviews)
    The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates, 1973-1982, by Greg Johnson and Joyce Carol Oates
    1. The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates, 1973-1982 by Greg Johnson and Joyce Carol Oates
    2. The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
    3. The Museum of Dr. Moses by Joyce Carol Oates
    4. Joyce Carol Oates: Conversations, 1970-2006 by Greg Johnson and Joyce Carol Oates
    The New York Review of Books, December 20, 2007, pp. 62-65
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    White and Black Banville (2 Reviews)
    The Infinities, by John Banville
    1. The Infinities by John Banville
    2. Elegy for April by Benjamin Black
    The New York Review of Books, November 25, 2010, pp. 39-41
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