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  1. [+]
    The Adventurer (Review)
    Benjamin Disraeli, by Adam Kirsch
    1. Benjamin Disraeli by Adam Kirsch
    Commentary, October 2008, pp. 54-57
  2. [+]
    The Adventures of ... (Review)
    Bellow: A Biography, by James Atlas
    1. Bellow: A Biography by James Atlas
    Commentary, November 2000, pp. 69-74
  3. After Shakespeare (2003)
    An Anthology
    1 Review
  4. The Age of Kipling (1972)
    2 Reviews
  5. Theatre
    Amazing Reductions
    Encounter, September 1964, pp. 50-52
  6. [+]
    The American Englishman (Review)
    A Mirror for Anglo-Saxons, by Martin Burgess Green
    1. A Mirror for Anglo-Saxons by Martin Burgess Green
    Commentary, July 1961, pp. 84-85
  7. London journal
    Another painful lesson
    The New Criterion, November 2001, pp. 38-40
  8. Theatre
    Bait the Devil
    Encounter, December 1964, pp. 42-46
  9. [+]
    A Balanced View (Review)
    After the Tradition, by Robert Alter
    1. After the Tradition by Robert Alter
    Commentary, April 1969, pp. 84-90
  10. [+]
    Bane of the Booboisie (Review)
    The Skeptic, by Terry Teachout
    1. The Skeptic by Terry Teachout
    Commentary, November 2002, pp. 70-74
  11. [+]
    The Book of Books (Review)
    The Columbia Encyclopedia, by George A. Vallasi and Barbara Ann Chernow
    1. The Columbia Encyclopedia by George A. Vallasi and Barbara Ann Chernow
    The New York Review of Books, June 9, 1994, pp. 25-28
  12. Theatre
    Bower of Bliss
    Encounter, January 1965, pp. 59-63
  13. [+]
    Breaking the Rules (Review)
    Bech at Bay, by John Updike
    1. Bech at Bay by John Updike
    Commentary, January 1999, pp. 63-65
  14. [+]
    Buddies (Review)
    Bernard Shaw and Alfred Douglas, by Mary Hyde, Bernard Shaw, and Alfred Douglas
    1. Bernard Shaw and Alfred Douglas by Mary Hyde, Bernard Shaw, and Alfred Douglas
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1982, pp. 11-14
  15. [+]
    The Case of the Loony Lexicographer (Review)
    The Professor and the Madman, by Simon Winchester
    1. The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
    The New York Review of Books, September 24, 1998, pp. 13-15
  16. London journal
    Coarseness & crudeness & correctness
    The New Criterion, February 1999, pp. 41-43
  17. Como Conversazione
    The Paris Review, Fall 1995, pp. 236-280
  18. [+]
    Confronting the "Isms" (Review)
    On Looking Into the Abyss, by Gertrude Himmelfarb
    1. On Looking Into the Abyss by Gertrude Himmelfarb
    Commentary, April 1994, pp. 63-66
  19. [+]
    A Constant Reader (Review)
    Hitler's Private Library, by Timothy W. Ryback
    1. Hitler's Private Library by Timothy W. Ryback
    The New York Review of Books, May 14, 2009, pp. 8-10
  20. Theatre
    Darkness Risible
    Encounter, October 1964, pp. 41-43
  21. London journal
    A disagreeable aroma
    The New Criterion, October 1998, pp. 42-44
  22. A Double Thread (2002)
    Growing Up English and Jewish in London
    1 Review
  23. Books
    [+]
    Eichmann in Jerusalem (Review)
    Eichmann in Jerusalem, by Hannah Arendt
    1. Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt
    Encounter, November 1963, pp. 65-75
  24. [+]
    Elephants and Blind Men (Review)
    The Old Men at the Zoo, by Angus Wilson
    1. The Old Men at the Zoo by Angus Wilson
    Commentary, March 1962, pp. 265-266
  25. Theatre
    Eliot: From Ritual to Realism
    Encounter, March 1965, pp. 48-50
  26. London journal
    The elusive truth
    The New Criterion, June 2003, pp. 35-37
  27. London journal
    Emperor of ice cream
    The New Criterion, June 1998, pp. 40-44
  28. [+]
    Empson: Argufying Against Mufflement (2 Reviews)
    William Empson, Vol. II: Against the Christians, by John Haffenden
    1. William Empson, Vol. II: Against the Christians by John Haffenden
    2. Selected Letters of William Empson by John Haffenden and William Empson
    The New York Review of Books, October 25, 2007, pp. 58-61
  29. The Expansion of England (1971)
    1 Review
  30. Theatre
    For Love or Money
    Encounter, December 1965, pp. 41-42
  31. Forum: Gossiping About Gossip
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1986, pp. 37-50
  32. The future of the European past, IV
    The New Criterion, December 1996, pp. 4-13
  33. Books
    [+]
    G. M. Young and His England (Review)
    Victorian Essays, by G.M. Young
    1. Victorian Essays by G.M. Young
    Encounter, March 1963, pp. 79-83
  34. [+]
    A Garland of Ibids (Review)
    The Footnote: A Curious History, by Anthony Grafton
    1. The Footnote: A Curious History by Anthony Grafton
    The New York Review of Books, March 5, 1998, pp. 32-34
  35. Growing Up Anglo-Jewish
    Commentary, June 2001, pp. 30-36
  36. [+]
    Heart of Darkness (Review)
    The Dickens Theatre: A Reassessment of the Novels, by Robert Garis
    1. The Dickens Theatre: A Reassessment of the Novels by Robert Garis
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1966, pp. 288-291
  37. [+]
    Hollywood and the Holocaust (Review)
    Schindler's List (1993 Film), by Steven Spielberg
    1. Schindler's List (1993 Film) by Steven Spielberg
    The New York Review of Books, February 3, 1994, pp. 14-16
  38. Books
    [+]
    An infinitely worldly clubman (Review)
    Malcolm Muggeridge: The Biography, by Richard Ingrams
    1. Malcolm Muggeridge: The Biography by Richard Ingrams
    The New Criterion, April 1996, pp. 60-63
  39. London journal
    The irresistible rise of Trevor who?
    The New Criterion, March 2005, pp. 38-40
  40. James Joyce (1971)
    1 Review
  41. Observations
    The Jewish Chronicle & Others
    Commentary, November 1963, pp. 387-388
  42. John Bull and John Profumo
    Commentary, August 1963, pp. 144-150
  43. [+]
    Kazin's Contemporaries (Review)
    Contemporaries, by Alfred Kazin
    1. Contemporaries by Alfred Kazin
    Encounter, May 1963, pp. 80-81
  44. [+]
    Keats the Man (2 Reviews)
    John Keats, by Walter Jackson Bate
    1. John Keats by Walter Jackson Bate
    2. John Keats: The Making of a Poet by Aileen Ward
    Encounter, March 1964, pp. 81-82
  45. [+]
    Keeping the Hard Gemlike Flame (Review)
    Walter Pater: Lover of Strange Souls, by Denis Donoghue
    1. Walter Pater: Lover of Strange Souls by Denis Donoghue
    The New York Review of Books, November 2, 1995, pp. 48-51
  46. [+]
    Lessons of an Immoderate Master (2 Reviews)
    F.R. Leavis: Essays and Documents, by Ian MacKillop, Richard Storer, and F.R. Leavis
    1. F.R. Leavis: Essays and Documents by Ian MacKillop, Richard Storer, and F.R. Leavis
    2. F. R. Leavis: A Literary Biography by G. Singh
    The New York Review of Books, June 26, 1997, pp. 32-37
  47. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 22, 1969, pp. 44-48
  48. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 14, 1983, pp. 51-56
  49. [+]
    Lieutenants and Luftmenschen (4 Reviews)
    The Military Philosophers, by Anthony Powell
    1. The Military Philosophers by Anthony Powell
    2. Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell, Jr.
    3. Pictures of Fidelman by Bernard Malamud
    4. The Adventures of Menahem-Mendl by Sholem Aleichem
    The New York Review of Books, April 24, 1969, pp. 40-42
  50. [+]
    Life with Father (Review)
    A Cab at the Door: A Memoir, by V.S. Pritchett
    1. A Cab at the Door: A Memoir by V.S. Pritchett
    The New York Review of Books, February 13, 1969, pp. 17-18
  51. [+]
    A Literary Life (Review)
    Edmund Wilson: A Biography, by Jeffrey Meyers
    1. Edmund Wilson: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers
    Commentary, October 1995, pp. 57-58
  52. London journal
    The New Criterion, June 2000, pp. 38-40
  53. London journal
    The New Criterion, June 2002, pp. 51-53
  54. London journal
    The New Criterion, December 2003, pp. 54-56
  55. London journal
    The New Criterion, September 2004, pp. 33-35
  56. [+]
    Marked Man (2 Reviews)
    The Statement, by Brian Moore
    1. The Statement by Brian Moore
    2. Memory, the Holocaust, and French Justice by Richard J. Golsan
    The New York Review of Books, October 3, 1996, pp. 36-37
  57. Matthew Arnold and Us
    Commentary, July 1994, pp. 38-42
  58. London journal
    Modishness & Blairishness
    The New Criterion, April 2000, pp. 38-40
  59. [+]
    The nasty truth (Review)
    Marginal Comment, by Kenneth Dover
    1. Marginal Comment by Kenneth Dover
    The New Criterion, March 1995, pp. 64-67
  60. [+]
    The Nay Sayers (Review)
    The Theatre of Revolt, by Robert S. Brustein
    1. The Theatre of Revolt by Robert S. Brustein
    Commentary, February 1965, pp. 77-79
  61. London Journal
    New histories for old
    The New Criterion, June 1999, pp. 36-38
  62. The New Oxford Book of English Prose (1998)
    1 Review
  63. The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes (2006)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  64. [+]
    'A Nice Pleasant Youth' (Review)
    Explaining Hitler, by Ron Rosenbaum
    1. Explaining Hitler by Ron Rosenbaum
    The New York Review of Books, December 17, 1998, pp. 12-17
  65. The Oxford Book of Aphorisms (1983)
    4 Reviews
  66. The Oxford Book of Comic Verse (1994)
    3 Reviews
  67. The Oxford Book of Essays (1991)
    1 Review
  68. The Oxford Book of Parodies (2010)
    1 Review
  69. [+]
    Painter's Proust (Review)
    Marcel Proust, by George D. Painter
    1. Marcel Proust by George D. Painter
    Encounter, October 1965, pp. 76-79
  70. [+]
    Peer of the Realm (Review)
    Remembering My Good Friends, by George Weidenfeld
    1. Remembering My Good Friends by George Weidenfeld
    Commentary, May 1995, pp. 73-75
  71. [+]
    Perfection at a price (Review)
    Max Beerbohm: A Kind of Life, by N. John Hall
    1. Max Beerbohm: A Kind of Life by N. John Hall
    The New Criterion, November 2002, pp. 85-94
  72. [+]
    Petit Maitre (Review)
    Letters of Max Beerbohm, 1892-1956, by Rupert Hart-Davis and Max Beerbohm
    1. Letters of Max Beerbohm, 1892-1956 by Rupert Hart-Davis and Max Beerbohm
    The New York Review of Books, November 23, 1989, pp. 42-44
  73. Theatre
    A Play and Its Plot
    Encounter, July 1965, pp. 51-52
  74. [+]
    Poverty Program (2 Reviews)
    Charles Booth's London, by Albert Fried, Richard M. Elman, and Charles Booth, ...
    1. Charles Booth's London by Albert Fried, Richard M. Elman, and Charles Booth, ...
    2. Charles Booth and the City by Harold W. Pfautz
    The New York Review of Books, January 30, 1969, pp. 12-14
  75. Theatre
    The Pretty Things
    Encounter, May 1965, pp. 44-46
  76. [+]
    Problem Child (Review)
    John Addington Symonds, by Phyllis Grosskurth and John Addington Symonds, ...
    1. John Addington Symonds by Phyllis Grosskurth and John Addington Symonds, ...
    Encounter, August 1964, pp. 67-70
  77. [+]
    A prodigy of parody (Review)
    A Christmas Garland, by Max Beerbohm
    1. A Christmas Garland by Max Beerbohm
    The New Criterion, January 1994, pp. 62-64
  78. Theatre
    Rebels & Renegades
    Encounter, October 1965, pp. 41-43
  79. The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters (1969)
    A Study of the Idiosyncratic and the Humane in Modern Literature
    8 Reviews, 1 Readable
  80. [+]
    Shaw and Super-Shaw (Review)
    Bernard Shaw, Vol II, by Michael Holroyd
    1. Bernard Shaw, Vol II by Michael Holroyd
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 1989, pp. 27-31
  81. Theatre
    Shows of Strength
    Encounter, February 1965, pp. 44-46
  82. Shylock: A Legend and Its Legacy (1993)
    6 Reviews, 1 Readable
  83. [+]
    Star (Review)
    Oscar Wilde, by Richard Ellmann
    1. Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann
    The New York Review of Books, February 18, 1988, pp. 3-4
  84. London journal
    Stunts & consequences
    The New Criterion, October 1999, pp. 46-48
  85. London journal
    A tale of two Tonies
    The New Criterion, March 2003, pp. 36-38
  86. Books in Review
    [+]
    The Theater of Kenneth Tynan (Review)
    Curtains, by Kenneth Tynan
    1. Curtains by Kenneth Tynan
    Commentary, September 1961, pp. 255-257
  87. London journal
    The triumph of experience over hope
    The New Criterion, November 2000, pp. 40-43
  88. [+]
    Trollope's Comedie Humaine (Review)
    Anthony Trollope, by Victoria Glendinning
    1. Anthony Trollope by Victoria Glendinning
    The New York Review of Books, April 8, 1993, pp. 9-11
  89. Turmoil at Jews' College
    Commentary, April 1962, pp. 334-335
  90. [+]
    The Ultimate Reader (2 Reviews)
    The Library at Night, by Alberto Manguel
    1. The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel
    2. A Reader on Reading by Alberto Manguel
    The New York Review of Books, April 8, 2010, pp. 67-69
  91. [+]
    Unwrapping Edmund Wilson (2 Reviews)
    The Forties, by Edmund Wilson and Leon Edel
    1. The Forties by Edmund Wilson and Leon Edel
    2. The Portable Edmund Wilson by Lewis M. Dabney and Edmund Wilson
    The New York Review of Books, November 10, 1983, pp. 22-23
  92. Theatre
    Vital Principles
    Encounter, November 1965, pp. 37-38
  93. [+]
    The Wars of D.H. Lawrence (3 Reviews)
    The Letters of D. H. Lawrence, Vol. I, by James T. Boulton and D.H. Lawrence
    1. The Letters of D. H. Lawrence, Vol. I by James T. Boulton and D.H. Lawrence
    2. D.H. Lawrence's Nightmare by Paul Delany
    3. Lives and Letters by John Carswell
    The New York Review of Books, September 27, 1979, pp. 17-22
  94. [+]
    Was T.S. Eliot a Scoundrel? (Review)
    T. S. Eliot, Anti-Semitism, and Literary Form, by Anthony Julius
    1. T. S. Eliot, Anti-Semitism, and Literary Form by Anthony Julius
    Commentary, November 1996, pp. 26-31
  95. Observations
    Will the Real Shakespeare Please Stand Up?
    Commentary, March 2005, pp. 57-60
  96. [+]
    The Wise and Gentle Lamb (3 Reviews)
    Young Charles Lamb, 1775-1802, by Winifred F. Courtney
    1. Young Charles Lamb, 1775-1802 by Winifred F. Courtney
    2. A Portrait of Charles Lamb by David Cecil
    3. Companion to Charles Lamb by Charles A. Prance
    The New York Review of Books, June 16, 1983, pp. 11-17
  97. Zangwill in Retrospect
    Commentary, December 1964, pp. 54-56
  98. Theatre
    1793 & All That
    Encounter, November 1964, pp. 58-60
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