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  1. Abandon (2003)
    1 Review
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    Bright Lights, Bad City (Review)
    Tokyo Rising, by Edward G. Seidensticker
    1. Tokyo Rising by Edward G. Seidensticker
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1992, pp. 167-178
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    A Connoisseur of Fear (Review)
    White Noise, by Don DeLillo
    1. White Noise by Don DeLillo
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1986, pp. 292-296
  4. [+]
    The Empire Strikes Back (Review)
    Reef, by Romesh Gunesekera
    1. Reef by Romesh Gunesekera
    The New York Review of Books, January 22, 1995, pp. 30-31
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    Foreign Affair (Review)
    When We Were Orphans, by Kazuo Ishiguro
    1. When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
    The New York Review of Books, October 5, 2000, pp. 4-6
  6. The Global Soul (1999)
    Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home
    1 Review
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    Going Through the Emotions (2 Reviews)
    Young Hearts Crying, by Richard Yates
    1. Young Hearts Crying by Richard Yates
    2. Lives of the Poets by E.L. Doctorow
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1986, pp. 132-136
  8. Goneril's Lament
    King Lear's co-dependency issues
    The New Republic, June 1, 1992, p. 12
  9. 'A Hell on Earth'
    The New York Review of Books, April 9, 2009, pp. 6-11
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    The Knight of Sunset Boulevard (Review)
    The Long Embrace, by Judith Freeman
    1. The Long Embrace by Judith Freeman
    The New York Review of Books, December 6, 2007, pp. 31-33
  11. The Lady and the Monk (1991)
    Four Seasons in Kyoto
    1 Review
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    The Last Refuge (4 Reviews)
    On the promise of the New Canadian fiction
    1. The Ash Garden by Dennis Bock
    2. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    3. Simple Recipes by Madeleine Thien
    4. The Rules of Engagement by Catherine Bush
    The Harpers Monthly, June 2002, pp. 77-79
  13. Books
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    Leaning Toward Myth (Review)
    The Crossing, by Cormac McCarthy
    1. The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1995, pp. 309-313
  14. Letter
    Where Worlds Collide
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1995, pp. 50-57
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    Lost Horizons (2 Reviews)
    Kundun (1997 Film), by Martin Scorsese
    1. Kundun (1997 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    2. Seven Years in Tibet (1997 Film) by Jean-Jacques Annaud
    The New York Review of Books, January 15, 1998, pp. 14-16
  16. Memoir: The End of Empire
    Inside the revolving door of dreams
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1999, pp. 83-90
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    The Mystery of Influence (3 Reviews)
    Why Raymond Chandler persists while so many more respected writers are forgotten
    1. Collected Stories by Raymond Chandler
    2. Raymond Chandler: Stories and Early Novels by Frank MacShane and Raymond Chandler
    3. Raymond Chandler: Later Novels and Other Writings by Frank MacShane and Raymond Chandler
    The Harpers Monthly, October 2002, pp. 87-91
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    Mystically Yours (Review)
    Journey to Ithaca, by Anita Desai
    1. Journey to Ithaca by Anita Desai
    The New York Review of Books, May 23, 1996, pp. 6-9
  19. Pyongyang Postcard: Juche State
    Cuba's crumbling, Albania's on the ropes, but compulsively tidy communism is alive and ...
    The New Republic, April 22, 1991, pp. 16-17
  20. Readings
    Selling Our Innocence Abroad
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1991, pp. 38-41
  21. Readings
    Strangers in a Small World
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1994, pp. 13-15
  22. Readings
    A New Kind of Travel Writer
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1996, pp. 30-32
  23. Books
    Rereading
    Lawrence by Lightning~T.E. Lawrence
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1999, pp. 128-133
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    The Return of 'The Snow Leopard' (Review)
    The Snow Leopard, by Peter Matthiessen
    1. The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
    The New York Review of Books, September 25, 2008, pp. 84-91
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    Nonfiction Briefs (Review)
    What's the Good Word?, by William Safire
    1. What's the Good Word? by William Safire
    The Saturday Review, April 1982, p. 62
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    Fiction Briefs (Review)
    Bad Guy, by Rosalyn Drexler
    1. Bad Guy by Rosalyn Drexler
    The Saturday Review, June 1982, p. 75
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    Fiction Briefs (Review)
    A Change of Scene, by Elizabeth Cullinan
    1. A Change of Scene by Elizabeth Cullinan
    The Saturday Review, May 1982, p. 62
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    Review: Dead Man Writing (Review)
    Vertigo, by W.G. Sebald
    1. Vertigo by W.G. Sebald
    The Harpers Monthly, October 2000, pp. 86-90
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    Romancing the Home (Review)
    Sundog, by Jim Harrison
    1. Sundog by Jim Harrison
    The Nation, June 23, 1984, pp. 767-770
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    Room at the Top (Review)
    Life and Death on Mt. Everest, by Sherry B. Ortner
    1. Life and Death on Mt. Everest by Sherry B. Ortner
    The New York Review of Books, October 21, 1999, pp. 22-24
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    Royal Flush (2 Reviews)
    The Commoner, by John Burnham Schwartz
    1. The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
    2. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
    The New York Review of Books, October 23, 2008, pp. 4-7
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    Sacred and Profane (2 Reviews)
    Vox, by Nicholson Baker
    1. Vox by Nicholson Baker
    2. Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1993, pp. 493-495
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    Secret Love in the Lost City (Review)
    The Museum of Innocence, by Orhan Pamuk
    1. The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
    The New York Review of Books, November 19, 2009, pp. 38-40
  34. Books & the Arts
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    Swami & Co. (Review)
    Malgudi Days, by R.K. Narayan
    1. Malgudi Days by R.K. Narayan
    The Nation, April 24, 1982, p. 499
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    Tourists at Home (2 Reviews)
    A Misalliance, by Anita Brookner
    1. A Misalliance by Anita Brookner
    2. Persian Nights by Diane Johnson
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1988, pp. 692-699
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    Tricks of Self-Consciousness (2 Reviews)
    Grace Abounding, by Maureen Howard
    1. Grace Abounding by Maureen Howard
    2. No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1985, pp. 286-291
  37. Tropical Classical (1997)
    Essays from Several Directions
    1 Review
  38. Two Agents of Verona
    Shakespeare goes on a book tour
    The New Republic, May 17, 1993, p. 10
  39. Video Night in Kathmandu (1988)
    And Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East
    3 Reviews
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    Waiting Upon History (Review)
    The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro
    1. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1991, pp. 585-598
  41. The World According to Beattie
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1983, pp. 548-553
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