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  1. [+]
    An Amazing Family (2 Reviews)
    The Three Jameses, by C. Hartley Grattan
    1. The Three Jameses by C. Hartley Grattan
    2. Threatre and Friendship by Henry James and Elizabeth Robins
    The Saturday Review, November 12, 1932, p. 236
  2. [+]
    Appreciating Pritchett (Review)
    The Living Novel and Later Appreciations, by V.S. Pritchett
    1. The Living Novel and Later Appreciations by V.S. Pritchett
    The New Republic, August 8, 1964, pp. 26-27
  3. The Art of Biography
    The Figure Under the Carpet
    The New Republic, February 10, 1979, pp. 25-28
  4. [+]
    A Backward Glance (Review)
    Politics and Opinion in the Nineteenth Century, by John Bowle
    1. Politics and Opinion in the Nineteenth Century by John Bowle
    The Nation, August 7, 1954, p. 118
  5. [+]
    A Bat for a Butterfly (Review)
    The Landscape and the Looking Glass, by John H. Randall III#2
    1. The Landscape and the Looking Glass by John H. Randall III#2
    The Saturday Review, June 25, 1960, p. 25
  6. [+]
    The Beautiful and Damned (Review)
    Invented Lives, by James R. Mellow
    1. Invented Lives by James R. Mellow
    The New Republic, December 3, 1984, p. 37
  7. [+]
    Biographer's Borrowed Personality (Review)
    James Boswell: The Earlier Years, 1740-1769, by Frederick A. Pottle
    1. James Boswell: The Earlier Years, 1740-1769 by Frederick A. Pottle
    The Saturday Review, April 30, 1966, p. 30
  8. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Biography and the Narrator (Review)
    The Art of Biography, by Paul Murray Kendall
    1. The Art of Biography by Paul Murray Kendall
    The New Republic, March 6, 1965, pp. 25-26
  9. Bloomsbury: A House of Lions (1979)
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  10. [+]
    Brooks as a Biographer (Review)
    Fenollosa and His Circle, by Van Wyck Brooks
    1. Fenollosa and His Circle by Van Wyck Brooks
    The New Republic, September 17, 1962, p. 23
  11. [+]
    A Buried Life (Review)
    The Ordeal of George Meredith, by Lionel Stevenson
    1. The Ordeal of George Meredith by Lionel Stevenson
    The New Republic, January 4, 1954, p. 19
  12. Books and Comment
    [+]
    The Choice So Freely Made (Review)
    The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James
    1. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
    The New Republic, September 26, 1955, pp. 26-27
  13. [+]
    City Lights (Review)
    Walt Whitman: A Life, by Justin Kaplan
    1. Walt Whitman: A Life by Justin Kaplan
    The American Scholar, Winter 1982, pp. 138-141
  14. The Complete Notebooks of Henry James (1987)
    2 Reviews
  15. The Complete Plays of Henry James (1949)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  16. The Complete Tales of Henry James (1962)
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  17. Correspondence
    Scrutiny, Spring 1950, pp. 53-60
  18. [+]
    Critic in Search of Controversy (Review)
    The Common Pursuit, by F.R. Leavis
    1. The Common Pursuit by F.R. Leavis
    The Saturday Review, December 19, 1964, p. 40
  19. [+]
    Critical Crotchets (Review)
    Lectures on Russian Literature, by Vladimir Nabokov and Fredson Bowers
    1. Lectures on Russian Literature by Vladimir Nabokov and Fredson Bowers
    The New Republic, December 23, 1981, p. 35
  20. [+]
    Critic's Choice of Contemporaries (Review)
    The Modern Movement, by Cyril Connolly and William Boyd
    1. The Modern Movement by Cyril Connolly and William Boyd
    The Saturday Review, April 2, 1966, p. 35
  21. [+]
    A Critic's Memoirs (Review)
    Scenes and Portraits, by Van Wyck Brooks
    1. Scenes and Portraits by Van Wyck Brooks
    The New Republic, March 22, 1954, p. 20
  22. [+]
    Crossing the Critics (Review)
    Longfellow: A Full-Length Portrait, by Edward Wagenknecht
    1. Longfellow: A Full-Length Portrait by Edward Wagenknecht
    The Saturday Review, November 5, 1955, p. 20
  23. Arts and Letters
    The Deathbed Notes of Henry James
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1968, pp. 103-104
  24. The Diary of Alice James (1964)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  25. Edmund Wilson in the 1930s
    The New Republic, May 3, 1980, pp. 29-32
  26. [+]
    Empathic Approach (Review)
    Adventures of a Biographer, by Catherine Drinker Bowen
    1. Adventures of a Biographer by Catherine Drinker Bowen
    The Saturday Review, December 26, 1959, p. 21
  27. The Fifties (1986)
    From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period
    5 Reviews
  28. [+]
    The Figure Under the Carpet (2 Reviews)
    Conan Doyle, by Ronald Pearsall
    1. Conan Doyle by Ronald Pearsall
    2. Rex Stout by John J. McAleer
    The American Scholar, Summer 1978, pp. 418-420
  29. [+]
    A Fluid Portrait (Review)
    Portrait of Andre Gide, by Justin O'Brien
    1. Portrait of Andre Gide by Justin O'Brien
    The New Republic, August 31, 1953, pp. 18-19
  30. The Forties (1983)
    From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  31. [+]
    Four in a Circle (Review)
    The Eccentric Design, by Marius Bewley
    1. The Eccentric Design by Marius Bewley
    The Saturday Review, June 20, 1959, pp. 49-50
  32. [+]
    From Notes to Novels (Review)
    Told in Letters, by Robert Adams Day
    1. Told in Letters by Robert Adams Day
    The Saturday Review, June 11, 1966, p. 70
  33. [+]
    The Fulgent Age of Flux (Review)
    The Twenties, by Frederick J. Hoffman
    1. The Twenties by Frederick J. Hoffman
    The Saturday Review, March 26, 1955, p. 17
  34. [+]
    Full-Length Prophet (Review)
    Henry Adams: A Biography, by Elizabeth Stevenson
    1. Henry Adams: A Biography by Elizabeth Stevenson
    The Saturday Review, December 10, 1955, p. 15
  35. The Future of the Novel (1956)
    Essays on the Art of Fiction
    1 Review
  36. [+]
    The Genesis of a Justice (Review)
    Justice Holmes: The Shaping Years, 1841-1870, by Mark DeWolfe Howe
    1. Justice Holmes: The Shaping Years, 1841-1870 by Mark DeWolfe Howe
    The New Republic, April 8, 1957, p. 19
  37. The Genius and the Injustice Collector
    A Memoir of James Joyce
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1980, pp. 467-487
  38. The Ghostly Tales of Henry James (1949)
    2 Reviews
  39. [+]
    A Good Soldier Himself (Review)
    Letters of Ford Modox Ford, by Richard M. Ludwig and Ford Madox Ford
    1. Letters of Ford Modox Ford by Richard M. Ludwig and Ford Madox Ford
    The Saturday Review, September 4, 1965, p. 23
  40. Books
    [+]
    The Group and the Salon (5 Reviews)
    The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol I: 1888-1912, by Nigel Nicolson, Joanne Trautmann, a...
    1. The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol I: 1888-1912 by Nigel Nicolson, Joanne Trautmann, and Virginia Woolf, ...
    2. The Loving Friends by David Gadd
    3. The Bloomsbury Group by Stanford P. Rosenbaum
    4. Memoirs of Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1915-1918 by Robert Gathorne-Hardy and Ottoline Morrell
    5. Ottoline by Sandra Jobson Darroch
    The American Scholar, Winter 1977, pp. 116-123
  41. [+]
    A Hard Journey to Treasure Island (Review)
    From Scotland to Silverado, by Robert Louis Stevenson and James David Hart
    1. From Scotland to Silverado by Robert Louis Stevenson and James David Hart
    The Saturday Review, September 3, 1966, p. 34
  42. [+]
    He Kept His Audience Well Posted (Review)
    The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens, by F.W. Dupee and Charles Dickens
    1. The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens by F.W. Dupee and Charles Dickens
    The Saturday Review, April 23, 1960, pp. 48-49
  43. Henry James and H. G. Wells (1958)
    A Record of Their Friendship, Their Debate on the Art of Fiction, and Their Q...
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  44. Henry James and The Nation
    The Nation, September 20, 1965, pp. 237-270
  45. Henry James, Vol II (1962)
    The Conquest of London, 1870-81
    7 Reviews, 2 Readable
  46. Henry James, Vol. I (1953)
    The Untried Years, 1843-1870
    9 Reviews, 2 Readable
  47. Henry James, Vol. III (1962)
    The Middle Years, 1881-95
    8 Reviews, 2 Readable
  48. Henry James, Vol. IV (1969)
    The Treacherous Years, 1895-1901
    10 Reviews, 1 Readable
  49. Henry James, Vol. V (1972)
    The Master, 1901-1916
    6 Reviews, 2 Readable
  50. Henry James: A Life (1985)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  51. Henry James: Essays, English and American Writers (1984)
    Literary Criticism, Vol. I
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  52. Henry James: European Writers and Prefaces (1985)
    Literary Criticism, Vol. II
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  53. Henry James: Letters, Vol. I: 1843-1875 (1975)
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  54. Henry James: Letters, Vol. III: 1883-1895 (1981)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  55. Henry James: Parisian Sketches (1957)
    Letters to the New York Tribune, 1875-1876
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  56. [+]
    Hostess with Most of the Great (Review)
    Memoirs of Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1873-1915, by Robert Gathorne-Hardy and Ottoline Morrell
    1. Memoirs of Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1873-1915 by Robert Gathorne-Hardy and Ottoline Morrell
    The Saturday Review, June 20, 1964, pp. 37-39
  57. [+]
    The Important One (Review)
    E.M. Forster: A Life, by P.N. Furbank
    1. E.M. Forster: A Life by P.N. Furbank
    The American Scholar, Summer 1979, pp. 416-417
  58. [+]
    In the Day of Poe and Melville (Review)
    The Raven and the Whale, by Perry Miller
    1. The Raven and the Whale by Perry Miller
    The New Republic, June 4, 1956, pp. 22-24
  59. Interview
    The Art of Biography I
    The Paris Review, Winter 1985, pp. 156-207
  60. [+]
    Irish Patrician (Review)
    George Moore: A Reconsideration, by Malcolm Brown
    1. George Moore: A Reconsideration by Malcolm Brown
    The Saturday Review, January 7, 1956, p. 10
  61. Books and Comment
    [+]
    The Isolation of James Joyce (Review)
    Letters of James Joyce, by Stuart Gilbert and James Joyce
    1. Letters of James Joyce by Stuart Gilbert and James Joyce
    The New Republic, June 10, 1957, p. 16
  62. James Joyce: The Last Journey (1947)
    1 Review
  63. [+]
    The James Revival (Review)
    The James Family: A Group Biography, by F.O. Matthiessen
    1. The James Family: A Group Biography by F.O. Matthiessen
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1948, pp. 96-98
  64. Symposium
    Journalism and Mischief
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1968, pp. 627-641
  65. [+]
    Journals of a Narcissist (Review)
    The Book of Concord, by William L. Howarth
    1. The Book of Concord by William L. Howarth
    The New Republic, October 18, 1982, p. 35
  66. La Douceur de la vie
    The Paris Review, Winter 1985, pp. 208-217
  67. [+]
    The Lady Was a Drifter (Review)
    Diaries, 1915-1918, by Lady Cynthia Asquith and E.M. Horsley
    1. Diaries, 1915-1918 by Lady Cynthia Asquith and E.M. Horsley
    The Saturday Review, March 22, 1969, p. 58
  68. Books
    [+]
    Letters between two masters (Review)
    Flaubert and Turgenev: A Friendship in Letters, by Barbara Beaumont, Gustave Flaubert, ...
    1. Flaubert and Turgenev: A Friendship in Letters by Barbara Beaumont, Gustave Flaubert, and Ivan Turgenev, ...
    The New Criterion, December 1985, pp. 69-74
  69. The Letters of Henry James, Vol. II: 1875-1883 (1975)
    3 Reviews
  70. The Letters of Henry James, Vol. IV: 1895-1916 (1984)
    5 Reviews
  71. [+]
    Life Plans (Review)
    The Double Life of Stephen Crane, by Christopher Benfey
    1. The Double Life of Stephen Crane by Christopher Benfey
    The New Republic, December 21, 1992, pp. 40-41
  72. [+]
    Life Without Father (Review)
    The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. I: 1931-1934, by Gunther Stuhlmann and Anais Nin
    1. The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. I: 1931-1934 by Gunther Stuhlmann and Anais Nin
    The Saturday Review, May 7, 1966, p. 91
  73. Literary Biography (1957)
    The Alexander Lectures 1955-56
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  74. [+]
    Literary landscape (Review)
    The Sixth Continent, by Iain Finlayson
    1. The Sixth Continent by Iain Finlayson
    The New Criterion, May 1987, pp. 79-80
  75. [+]
    Literature and Life Style (Review)
    Beyond Culture, by Lionel Trilling
    1. Beyond Culture by Lionel Trilling
    The Saturday Review, November 6, 1965, pp. 37-38
  76. [+]
    The Man in the Woman (Review)
    Willa: The Life of Willa Cather, by Phyllis C. Robinson
    1. Willa: The Life of Willa Cather by Phyllis C. Robinson
    The New Republic, November 14, 1983, pp. 34-35
  77. [+]
    A Man of Convictions (Review)
    Ideas and Places: The Golden Horizon, by Cyril Connolly
    1. Ideas and Places: The Golden Horizon by Cyril Connolly
    The New Republic, December 7, 1953, p. 16
  78. [+]
    The Measurement of an Era (Review)
    The Energies of Art, by Jacques Barzun
    1. The Energies of Art by Jacques Barzun
    The Saturday Review, October 6, 1956, p. 25
  79. [+]
    Men and Letters (Review)
    In My Own Time, by John Lehmann
    1. In My Own Time by John Lehmann
    The Saturday Review, July 12, 1969, pp. 31-33
  80. [+]
    "Mind, No Biography..." (Review)
    Thackeray: The Uses of Adversity, 1811-1846, by Gordon N. Ray
    1. Thackeray: The Uses of Adversity, 1811-1846 by Gordon N. Ray
    The New Republic, November 7, 1955, p. 17
  81. [+]
    Miss Glasgow's Private World (Review)
    The Woman Within, by Ellen Glasgow
    1. The Woman Within by Ellen Glasgow
    The New Republic, November 15, 1954, p. 20
  82. [+]
    The "Mocking Madonna" (Review)
    The Moth and the Star, by Aileen Pippett
    1. The Moth and the Star by Aileen Pippett
    The Saturday Review, September 24, 1955, p. 13
  83. The Modern Psychological Novel (1959)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  84. [+]
    Narcissists Need Not Apply (Review)
    Dubin's Lives, by Bernard Malamud
    1. Dubin's Lives by Bernard Malamud
    The American Scholar, Winter 1980, pp. 130-131
  85. [+]
    "No More Opinions...No More Politics" (Review)
    The Letters of W.B. Yeats, by Allan Wade and W.B. Yeats
    1. The Letters of W.B. Yeats by Allan Wade and W.B. Yeats
    The New Republic, March 14, 1955, pp. 21-22
  86. Books
    [+]
    Of Willie's Bondage (Review)
    Somerset Maugham: A Biography, by Ted Morgan
    1. Somerset Maugham: A Biography by Ted Morgan
    The Saturday Review, March 15, 1980, pp. 36-37
  87. [+]
    Personal History (Review)
    J. Ross Browne: His Letters, Journals, and Writings, by Lina Fergusson Browne and J. Ro...
    1. J. Ross Browne: His Letters, Journals, and Writings by Lina Fergusson Browne and J. Ross Browne
    The Saturday Review, July 19, 1969, pp. 32-38
  88. [+]
    Plutarch's Art (Review)
    The Nature of Biography, by John A. Garraty
    1. The Nature of Biography by John A. Garraty
    The Saturday Review, November 16, 1957, p. 21
  89. [+]
    Poetry of Gide, Joyce and Mann (Review)
    Three Philosophical Novelists, by Joseph G. Brennan
    1. Three Philosophical Novelists by Joseph G. Brennan
    The Saturday Review, May 23, 1964, p. 47
  90. Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man
    The American Scholar, Winter 1978, pp. 52-68
  91. [+]
    Portrait of the Artist as Crab (2 Reviews)
    Letters of James Joyce, Vol. II, by Richard Ellmann and James Joyce
    1. Letters of James Joyce, Vol. II by Richard Ellmann and James Joyce
    2. Letters of James Joyce, Vol. III by Richard Ellmann and James Joyce
    The Saturday Review, January 21, 1967, p. 38
  92. [+]
    Postal Portrait (Review)
    Letters of Ellen Glasgow, by Blair Rouse and Ellen Glasgow
    1. Letters of Ellen Glasgow by Blair Rouse and Ellen Glasgow
    The Saturday Review, January 18, 1958, p. 17
  93. The Prefaces of Henry James (1931)
    1 Review
  94. [+]
    The Price of Peace Was War (Review)
    Harold Nicolson: Diaries and Letters, 1930-1939, by Nigel Nicolson and Harold Nicolson
    1. Harold Nicolson: Diaries and Letters, 1930-1939 by Nigel Nicolson and Harold Nicolson
    The Saturday Review, December 3, 1966, p. 53
  95. The Psychological Novel, 1900-1950 (1955)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  96. [+]
    Rage Against the Night (Review)
    Taken Care Of, by Edith Sitwell
    1. Taken Care Of by Edith Sitwell
    The Saturday Review, May 29, 1965, p. 34
  97. [+]
    Remembering at Middle-Age (Review)
    The Whispering Gallery: Autobiography I, by John Lehmann
    1. The Whispering Gallery: Autobiography I by John Lehmann
    The New Republic, November 21, 1955, pp. 26-27
  98. [+]
    Thomas Merton: Man and Monk (Review)
    Dear Bunny, Dear Volodya, by Simon Karlinsky, Vladimir Nabokov, and Edmund Wilson, ...
    1. Dear Bunny, Dear Volodya by Simon Karlinsky, Vladimir Nabokov, and Edmund Wilson, ...
    The New Republic, May 26, 1979, pp. 33-34
  99. [+]
    "Eberheim" (Review)
    The Life of Katherine Mansfield, by Antony Alpers
    1. The Life of Katherine Mansfield by Antony Alpers
    The New Republic, March 1, 1980, p. 34
  100. [+]
    Duly Noted (Review)
    Early Stories of Willa Cather, by Mildred Bennett and Willa Cather
    1. Early Stories of Willa Cather by Mildred Bennett and Willa Cather
    The Saturday Review, June 8, 1957, p. 18
  101. [+]
    Literary Crypt (Review)
    The Journey Not the Arrival Matters, by Leonard Woolf
    1. The Journey Not the Arrival Matters by Leonard Woolf
    The Saturday Review, April 11, 1970, pp. 34-35
  102. [+]
    Literary Crypt (Review)
    Memoirs, 1885-1967, by Andre Maurois
    1. Memoirs, 1885-1967 by Andre Maurois
    The Saturday Review, August 22, 1970, p. 49
  103. [+]
    Literary Crypt (Review)
    William Dean Howells: An American Life, by Kenneth S. Lynn
    1. William Dean Howells: An American Life by Kenneth S. Lynn
    The Saturday Review, August 21, 1971, p. 24
  104. [+]
    Rousseau in Our Time (Review)
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau, by Frederick Charles Green
    1. Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Frederick Charles Green
    The Nation, January 14, 1956, p. 36
  105. The Selected Letters of Henry James (1955)
    7 Reviews, 4 Readable
  106. [+]
    She Was an Edwardian Camera (2 Reviews)
    Pilgrimage, Vol. I, by Dorothy M. Richardson
    1. Pilgrimage, Vol. I by Dorothy M. Richardson
    2. Dorothy Richardson: An Adventure in Self-Discovery by Horace Gregory
    The Saturday Review, August 12, 1967, p. 29
  107. [+]
    The Source of His Singing (Review)
    Notes on Some Figures Behind T. S. Eliot, by Herbert Howarth
    1. Notes on Some Figures Behind T. S. Eliot by Herbert Howarth
    The Saturday Review, February 8, 1964, p. 35
  108. [+]
    Spirals of Reason and Fancy (Review)
    Selected Letters of Robert Frost, by Lawrance R. Thompson and Robert Frost
    1. Selected Letters of Robert Frost by Lawrance R. Thompson and Robert Frost
    The Saturday Review, September 5, 1964, pp. 23-24
  109. [+]
    A Stone into the Mirror (Review)
    Edith Wharton: A Biography, by R.W.B. Lewis
    1. Edith Wharton: A Biography by R.W.B. Lewis
    The American Scholar, Winter 1976, pp. 826-829
  110. Stuff of Sleep and Dreams (1982)
    Experiments in Literary Psychology
    6 Reviews, 1 Readable
  111. The Thirties (1980)
    From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period
    7 Reviews, 3 Readable
  112. [+]
    Three Poets (Review)
    Anthony Trollope, by James Pope-Hennessy
    1. Anthony Trollope by James Pope-Hennessy
    The Saturday Review, July 8, 1972, p. 59
  113. [+]
    Throttling the Voice of Passion (Review)
    Byron: A Biography, by Leslie A. Marchand
    1. Byron: A Biography by Leslie A. Marchand
    The New Republic, December 2, 1957, pp. 17-18
  114. Time and the Biographer
    The New Republic, February 21, 1955, pp. 19-20
  115. [+]
    Tolstoy's View of History (Review)
    The Hedgehog and the Fox, by Isaiah Berlin
    1. The Hedgehog and the Fox by Isaiah Berlin
    The Nation, March 13, 1954, p. 223
  116. The Twenties (1975)
    From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period
    9 Reviews, 1 Readable
  117. [+]
    The Two Flauberts (3 Reviews)
    The Selected Letters of Gustave Flaubert, by Francis Steegmuller and Gustave Flaubert
    1. The Selected Letters of Gustave Flaubert by Francis Steegmuller and Gustave Flaubert
    2. Bouvard and Pecuchet by Gustave Flaubert
    3. The Dictionary of Accepted Ideas by Gustave Flaubert
    The Nation, April 24, 1954, p. 361
  118. [+]
    The Versatile James (Review)
    The Portable Henry James, by Morton Dauwen Zabel and Henry James
    1. The Portable Henry James by Morton Dauwen Zabel and Henry James
    The Nation, November 10, 1951, pp. 406-407
  119. Reappraisals
    Walden: The Myth and the Mystery
    The American Scholar, Spring 1975, pp. 272-281
  120. Willa Cather: A Critical Biography (1953)
    6 Reviews, 3 Readable
  121. No Items Found