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  1. [+]
    All About Eve (Review)
    Madame du Deffand and Her World, by Benedetta Craveri
    1. Madame du Deffand and Her World by Benedetta Craveri
    The New York Review of Books, November 3, 1994, pp. 18-22
  2. Books & Writers
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    Arnold Bennett (Review)
    Arnold Bennett, by Margaret Drabble
    1. Arnold Bennett by Margaret Drabble
    Encounter, September 1974, pp. 67-70
  3. Books
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    Beckett's Purgatory (2 Reviews)
    Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett
    1. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
    2. Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett
    Encounter, June 1964, pp. 69-72
  4. [+]
    Brave New World (Review)
    France in the Enlightenment, by Daniel Roche
    1. France in the Enlightenment by Daniel Roche
    The New York Review of Books, February 24, 2000, pp. 38-40
  5. [+]
    Call Me Madame (Review)
    Delphine, by Germaine de Stael
    1. Delphine by Germaine de Stael
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 1995, pp. 64-67
  6. The Canonisation of Daniel Defoe (1988)
    1 Review
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    A Capacity for Impudence (Review)
    Beaumarchais in Seville, by Hugh Thomas
    1. Beaumarchais in Seville by Hugh Thomas
    The New York Review of Books, April 26, 2007, pp. 55-57
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    Chess and Jigsaw (Review)
    The Defence, by Vladimir Nabokov
    1. The Defence by Vladimir Nabokov
    Encounter, January 1965, pp. 83-85
  9. The Defoe That Never Was
    A Tale of De-Attribution
    The American Scholar, Spring 1997, pp. 276-284
  10. Diderot: A Critical Biography (1992)
    6 Reviews
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    A Double Life (Review)
    Chamfort, by Claude Arnaud
    1. Chamfort by Claude Arnaud
    The New York Review of Books, June 25, 1992, pp. 3-7
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    Dreams of the Body (Review)
    Necklines, by Ewa Lajer-Burcharth
    1. Necklines by Ewa Lajer-Burcharth
    The New York Review of Books, May 25, 2000, pp. 14-16
  13. E.M. Forster: A Life (1977)
    12 Reviews, 3 Readable
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    Epic-Making (2 Reviews)
    Barbarism and Religion, Vol. I, by J.G.A. Pocock
    1. Barbarism and Religion, Vol. I by J.G.A. Pocock
    2. Barbarism and Religion, Vol. II by J.G.A. Pocock
    The New York Review of Books, November 30, 2000, pp. 57-59
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    A Finished Woman (Review)
    The Portrait of Zelide, by Geoffrey Scott
    1. The Portrait of Zelide by Geoffrey Scott
    The New York Review of Books, January 15, 1998, pp. 46-49
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    The Gentleman as Hero (Review)
    Trollope: A Biography, by N. John Hall
    1. Trollope: A Biography by N. John Hall
    The New Republic, March 2, 1992, pp. 34-37
  17. Books
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    Golding's Spire (Review)
    The Spire, by William G. Golding
    1. The Spire by William G. Golding
    Encounter, May 1964, pp. 59-60
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    Gowned Mortality (Review)
    The Italian Girl, by Iris Murdoch
    1. The Italian Girl by Iris Murdoch
    Encounter, November 1964, pp. 88-90
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    The Hack of Genius (Review)
    Daniel Defoe, by Richard West and Daniel Defoe
    1. Daniel Defoe by Richard West and Daniel Defoe
    The New York Review of Books, December 3, 1998, pp. 48-50
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    His Mystic Way (Review)
    Amorous Initiation, by O.V. de L. Milosz
    1. Amorous Initiation by O.V. de L. Milosz
    The New York Review of Books, July 14, 1994, pp. 35-36
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    The Iron and the Magnet (Review)
    A Life of James Boswell, by Peter Martin
    1. A Life of James Boswell by Peter Martin
    The New Republic, March 19, 2001, pp. 44-45
  22. Italo Svevo: The Man and the Writer (1966)
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
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    Ivy Compton-Burnett (Review)
    Ivy When Young, by Hilary Spurling
    1. Ivy When Young by Hilary Spurling
    Encounter, June 1974, pp. 71-74
  24. John Bull In the German Garden
    Encounter, April 1964, pp. 84-92
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    Leave it to Chance (Review)
    Enlightenment and the Shadows of Chance, by Thomas M. Kavanagh
    1. Enlightenment and the Shadows of Chance by Thomas M. Kavanagh
    The New York Review of Books, November 18, 1993, pp. 48-51
  26. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 18, 1996, pp. 68-72
  27. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 16, 2006, pp. 55-64
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    Little Women (Review)
    Aristocrats, by Stella Tillyard
    1. Aristocrats by Stella Tillyard
    The New York Review of Books, March 23, 1995, pp. 28-31
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    Looking for Napoleon (4 Reviews)
    The Death of Napoleon, by Simon Leys
    1. The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys
    2. The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P. by Brian O'Doherty
    3. The Emperor's Last Island by Julia Blackburn
    4. Napoleon by Proctor Patterson Jones
    The New York Review of Books, October 22, 1992, pp. 17-20
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    Love a la Mode (Review)
    The Love Affair as a Work of Art, by Dan Hofstadter
    1. The Love Affair as a Work of Art by Dan Hofstadter
    The New York Review of Books, May 9, 1996, pp. 23-26
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    The Love of a Pessimist (Review)
    Leonard Woolf: A Biography, by Victoria Glendinning
    1. Leonard Woolf: A Biography by Victoria Glendinning
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 2006, pp. 42-47
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    The Man With Qualities (3 Reviews)
    Flaubert, by Henri Troyat
    1. Flaubert by Henri Troyat
    2. Flaubert-Sand: The Correspondence by Alphonse Jacobs, Gustave Flaubert, and George Sand, ...
    3. Early Writings of Gustave Flaubert by Robert Berry Griffin and Gustave Flaubert
    The New Republic, March 29, 1993, pp. 46-47
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    Manning, Pratolini (2 Reviews)
    The Balkan Trilogy, by Olivia Manning
    1. The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning
    2. Bruno Santini by Vasco Pratolini
    Encounter, December 1965, pp. 77-79
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    Marshmallowing (Review)
    On Love, by Alain de Botton
    1. On Love by Alain de Botton
    The New York Review of Books, January 13, 1994, p. 35
  35. Books & Writers
    Mendacity in Mrs Gaskell
    Encounter, June 1973, pp. 51-54
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    Mysteries of Mallarme (Review)
    A Throw of the Dice, by Gordon Millan
    1. A Throw of the Dice by Gordon Millan
    The New York Review of Books, September 22, 1994, pp. 42-44
  37. The New Collected Short Stories (1985)
    1 Review
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    New Novels? (6 Reviews)
    A Sense of Reality, by Graham Greene
    1. A Sense of Reality by Graham Greene
    2. The Winter People by Gilbert Phelps
    3. The Icicle and Other Stories by Abram Tertz
    4. Lindmann by Frederic Raphael
    5. Down to Hope by Ernest Frost
    6. Going Away by Clancy Sigal
    Encounter, October 1963, pp. 82-85
  39. [+]
    Nothing Sacred (3 Reviews)
    The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France, by Robert Darnton
    1. The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France by Robert Darnton
    2. The Corpus of Clandestine Literature in France, 1769-1789 by Robert Darnton
    3. Subversive Words by Arlette Farge
    The New York Review of Books, June 8, 1995, pp. 51-55
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    Novels (4 Reviews)
    Chaos and Night, by Henry de Montherlant
    1. Chaos and Night by Henry de Montherlant
    2. The Ice Saints by Frank Tuohy
    3. The Garrick Year by Margaret Drabble
    4. Clipped Wings by Philip Callow
    Encounter, September 1964, pp. 78-80
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    Opting Out (3 Reviews)
    Cabot Wright Begins, by James Purdy
    1. Cabot Wright Begins by James Purdy
    2. The Clown by Heinrich Boll
    3. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani
    Encounter, October 1965, pp. 80-84
  42. Notes & Topics
    The Personality of E.M. Forster
    Encounter, November 1970, pp. 61-67
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    The Pleasures of Reading Hogarth (3 Reviews)
    Hogarth: A Life and a World, by Jenny Uglow
    1. Hogarth: A Life and a World by Jenny Uglow
    2. The Analysis of Beauty by William Hogarth and Ronald Paulson
    3. Hogarth and His Times by David Bindman
    The New York Review of Books, December 18, 1997, pp. 50-56
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    Portraits of a Lady (Review)
    Women's Words, by Mona Ozouf
    1. Women's Words by Mona Ozouf
    The New York Review of Books, March 5, 1998, pp. 29-31
  45. Special Book Section: Literature & Criticism
    Precious Metals
    Encounter, November 1986, pp. 38-45
  46. The Prince's Tale and Other Uncollected Writings (1998)
    1 Review
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    Rags & Riches (3 Reviews)
    Radcliffe, by David Storey
    1. Radcliffe by David Storey
    2. The Ragman's Daughter, and Other Stories by Alan Sillitoe
    3. A God and His Gifts by I. Compton-Burnett
    Encounter, February 1964, pp. 80-82
  48. Reflections on the Word "Image" (1970)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  49. Samuel Butler (1949)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  50. Selected Letters of E.M. Forster, Vol I: 1879-1920 (1983)
    6 Reviews, 1 Readable
  51. Selected Letters of E.M. Forster, Vol. II: 1921... (1985)
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  52. Film
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    The Shadows in the Cave (Review)
    That Obscure Object of Desire (1977 Film), by Luis Bunuel
    1. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977 Film) by Luis Bunuel
    Encounter, November 1978, pp. 78-81
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    A Simple Facilitator (Review)
    Lafayette in Two Worlds, by Lloyd Kramer
    1. Lafayette in Two Worlds by Lloyd Kramer
    The New York Review of Books, July 11, 1996, pp. 50-52
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    The Time of Her Life (4 Reviews)
    That Mighty Sculptor, Time, by Marguerite Yourcenar
    1. That Mighty Sculptor, Time by Marguerite Yourcenar
    2. How Many Years by Marguerite Yourcenar
    3. A Blue Tale and Other Stories by Marguerite Yourcenar
    4. Marguerite Yourcenar by Josyane Savigneau
    The New York Review of Books, October 19, 1995, pp. 49-53
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    Tocquefille's Lament (2 Reviews)
    The Old Regime and the French Revolution, by Alexis de Tocqueville
    1. The Old Regime and the French Revolution by Alexis de Tocqueville
    2. Goodness Beyond Virtue by Patrice L.R. Higonnet
    The New York Review of Books, April 8, 1999, pp. 48-52
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    Unenlightenment (Review)
    Building a Bridge to the 18th Century, by Neil Postman
    1. Building a Bridge to the 18th Century by Neil Postman
    The New Republic, November 29, 1999, pp. 39-41
  57. Unholy Pleasure (1985)
    The Idea of Social Class
    1 Review
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    Western Approaches (4 Reviews)
    Speculations About Jakob, and Other Writings, by Uwe Johnson
    1. Speculations About Jakob, and Other Writings by Uwe Johnson
    2. One Fat Englishman by Kingsley Amis
    3. The South by Yves Berger
    4. The Sun's Attendant by Charles Haldeman
    Encounter, January 1964, pp. 74-76
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    Who Are 'The French'? (Review)
    The Discovery of France, by Graham Robb
    1. The Discovery of France by Graham Robb
    The New York Review of Books, December 6, 2007, pp. 28-30
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    The Years That are Past (Review)
    Young Thomas Hardy, by Robert Gittings
    1. Young Thomas Hardy by Robert Gittings
    Encounter, July 1975, pp. 66-71
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