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  1. [+]
    The Aesthetic Imperative (Review)
    Thomas Mann: Life as a Work of Art, by Hermann Kurzke
    1. Thomas Mann: Life as a Work of Art by Hermann Kurzke
    The American Scholar, Autumn 2002, pp. 150-152
  2. [+]
    Against Beauty (Review)
    Changing My Mind, by Zadie Smith
    1. Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith
    The New Republic, March 25, 2010, pp. 25-27
  3. [+]
    All Mere Complexities (Review)
    Autobiography of Red, by Anne Carson
    1. Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
    The New Republic, May 18, 1998, p. 37
  4. [+]
    All That Glitters (2 Reviews)
    Collected Poems, by James Merrill, J.D. McClatchy, and Stephen Yenser, ...
    1. Collected Poems by James Merrill, J.D. McClatchy, and Stephen Yenser, ...
    2. Familiar Spirits by Alison Lurie
    The New Republic, May 7, 2001, pp. 40-43
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    The Art of the Temporary (Review)
    Collected Poems in English, by Joseph Brodsky and Ann Kjellberg
    1. Collected Poems in English by Joseph Brodsky and Ann Kjellberg
    The New Republic, October 9, 2000, pp. 40-45
  6. [+]
    Avenging Angel (Review)
    Being Shelley, by Ann Wroe
    1. Being Shelley by Ann Wroe
    The New Yorker, August 27, 2007, pp. 85-88
  7. [+]
    Back To Basics (Review)
    Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Life, by Paul Mariani
    1. Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Life by Paul Mariani
    The New Yorker, May 11, 2009, pp. 104-107
  8. Benjamin Disraeli (2008)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
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    The Bindings of Isaac (Review)
    Rosenfeld's Lives, by Steven J. Zipperstein
    1. Rosenfeld's Lives by Steven J. Zipperstein
    The New Republic, July 1, 2009, pp. 40-43
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    The Book of Scattered Lives (2 Reviews)
    Edwin Arlington Robinson, by Scott Donaldson
    1. Edwin Arlington Robinson by Scott Donaldson
    2. Edwin Arlington Robinson: Poems by Scott Donaldson and Edwin Arlington Robinson
    The New Republic, April 2, 2007, pp. 61-63
  11. [+]
    Can We Judge General von Hammerstein? (Review)
    The Silences of Hammerstein, by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
    1. The Silences of Hammerstein by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
    The New York Review of Books, June 10, 2010, pp. 52-55
  12. [+]
    Chekhov in American (Review)
    The Plays of Anton Chekhov, by Anton Chekhov
    1. The Plays of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1997, pp. 110-111
  13. [+]
    Cloudy Trophies (Review)
    Posthumous Keats, by Stanley Plumly
    1. Posthumous Keats by Stanley Plumly
    The New Yorker, July 7, 2008, pp. 92-94
  14. [+]
    The Country of the Damned (Review)
    Collected Poems, 1919-1976, by Allen Tate
    1. Collected Poems, 1919-1976 by Allen Tate
    The New Republic, June 25, 2008, pp. 52-55
  15. The Critics
    A Critic At Large
    Beware of Pity
    The New Yorker, January 12, 2009, pp. 62-68
  16. [+]
    The Deadly Jester (2 Reviews)
    In Defense of Lost Causes, by Slavoj Zizek
    1. In Defense of Lost Causes by Slavoj Zizek
    2. Violence: Six Sideways Reflections by Slavoj Zizek
    The New Republic, December 3, 2008, pp. 30-33
  17. [+]
    Decorum (Review)
    The Darkness and the Light, by Anthony Hecht
    1. The Darkness and the Light by Anthony Hecht
    The New Republic, August 20, 2001, pp. 43-45
  18. [+]
    Discourties (Review)
    Steal Away, by C.D. Wright
    1. Steal Away by C.D. Wright
    The New Republic, October 21, 2002, pp. 32-37
  19. [+]
    Disturbances of Peace (2 Reviews)
    Classical Chinese Poetry, by David Hinton
    1. Classical Chinese Poetry by David Hinton
    2. Du Fu: A Life in Poetry by Du Fu
    The New Republic, May 20, 2009, pp. 36-40
  20. [+]
    The End of Beauty (Review)
    Swarm, by Jorie Graham
    1. Swarm by Jorie Graham
    The New Republic, March 13, 2000, pp. 35-41
  21. [+]
    The Exhibitionist (Review)
    Blood, Tin, Straw, by Sharon Olds
    1. Blood, Tin, Straw by Sharon Olds
    The New Republic, December 27, 1999, pp. 38-41
  22. [+]
    A Formal Feeling (Review)
    The Breakage, by Glyn Maxwell
    1. The Breakage by Glyn Maxwell
    The New Republic, June 14, 1999, pp. 41-43
  23. General von Hammerstein & Hitler: An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, October 14, 2010, p. 80
  24. [+]
    Germany: The Poet After the Fall (3 Reviews)
    The Bars of Atlantis, by Durs Grunbein
    1. The Bars of Atlantis by Durs Grunbein
    2. Descartes' Devil by Durs Grunbein
    3. Ashes for Breakfast by Durs Grunbein
    The New York Review of Books, October 14, 2010, pp. 53-57
  25. [+]
    Get Happy (Review)
    Collected Poems: 1943-2004, by Richard Wilbur
    1. Collected Poems: 1943-2004 by Richard Wilbur
    The New Yorker, November 22, 2004, pp. 94-97
  26. The Critics
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    God's Undertaker (Review)
    Thomas Hardy, by Claire Tomalin
    1. Thomas Hardy by Claire Tomalin
    The New Yorker, January 15, 2007, pp. 74-77
  27. [+]
    The Great Disconcerting Wipeout (Review)
    Arthur Miller, by Christopher Bigsby
    1. Arthur Miller by Christopher Bigsby
    The New Republic, October 7, 2009, pp. 43-47
  28. [+]
    He Kept Marx Going (Review)
    Marx's General, by Tristram Hunt
    1. Marx's General by Tristram Hunt
    The New York Review of Books, October 22, 2009, pp. 25-27
  29. [+]
    In the Word-Hoard (Review)
    Stepping Stones, by Dennis O'Driscoll
    1. Stepping Stones by Dennis O'Driscoll
    The New Republic, March 4, 2009, pp. 35-37
  30. [+]
    Incest and Idealism (Review)
    Desire, by Frank Bidart
    1. Desire by Frank Bidart
    The New Republic, October 27, 1997, pp. 38-41
  31. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, February 12, 2009, pp. 49-52
  32. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 2009, pp. 50-52
  33. [+]
    The Lucid Moment (2 Reviews)
    Mysticism for Beginners, by Adam Zagajewski
    1. Mysticism for Beginners by Adam Zagajewski
    2. Two Cities by Adam Zagajewski
    The New Republic, March 23, 1998, pp. 36-41
  34. Matthew Arnold and T.S. Eliot
    The American Scholar, Summer 1998, pp. 65-73
  35. The Modern Element (2008)
    Essays on Contemporary Poetry
    1 Review
  36. [+]
    Modern Love (Review)
    The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse, by Daniel Karlin
    1. The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse by Daniel Karlin
    The New Republic, November 1, 1999, pp. 40-45
  37. [+]
    The Mystic Word (Review)
    Hart Crane: Complete Poems and Selected Letters, by Langdon Hammer and Hart Crane
    1. Hart Crane: Complete Poems and Selected Letters by Langdon Hammer and Hart Crane
    The New Yorker, October 9, 2006, pp. 82-86
  38. [+]
    The Myth of Me (Review)
    Averno, by Louise Gluck
    1. Averno by Louise Gluck
    The New Republic, August 7, 2006, pp. 29-42
  39. New poems
    The New Criterion, September 2002, pp. 41-45
  40. [+]
    Note Like Candy (2 Reviews)
    How to Read a Poem, by Edward Hirsch
    1. How to Read a Poem by Edward Hirsch
    2. The Sounds of Poetry by Robert Pinsky
    The American Scholar, Spring 1999, pp. 140-144
  41. [+]
    On the Edge (Review)
    The Vertigo Years, by Philipp Blom
    1. The Vertigo Years by Philipp Blom
    The New York Review of Books, April 30, 2009, pp. 4-7
  42. [+]
    Over Easy (Review)
    Sailing Alone Around the Room, by Billy Collins
    1. Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins
    The New Republic, October 29, 2001, pp. 38-40
  43. [+]
    Paradox on the Grand Scale (Review)
    The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde, by Merlin Holland, Rupert Hart-Davis, and Vyvyan B...
    1. The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde by Merlin Holland, Rupert Hart-Davis, and Vyvyan B. Holland, ...
    The American Scholar, Winter 2001, pp. 142-144
  44. [+]
    The Philosopher Stoned (2 Reviews)
    On Hashish, by Walter Benjamin
    1. On Hashish by Walter Benjamin
    2. Berlin Childhood Around 1900 by Walter Benjamin
    The New Yorker, August 21, 2006, pp. 79-81
  45. [+]
    The Plantagenet Poet (Review)
    The Orchards of Syon, by Geoffrey Hill
    1. The Orchards of Syon by Geoffrey Hill
    The New Republic, May 27, 2002, pp. 30-34
  46. Poetry
    Heroes Have the Whole Earth for Their Tomb
    The Partisan Review, Fall 2000, p. 608
  47. [+]
    Poets Haunted by Poets (Review)
    True Friendship, by Christopher Ricks
    1. True Friendship by Christopher Ricks
    The New York Review of Books, April 8, 2010, pp. 75-79
  48. [+]
    The Poet's Plague (2 Reviews)
    The Folding Cliffs, by W.S. Merwin
    1. The Folding Cliffs by W.S. Merwin
    2. The River Sound by W.S. Merwin
    The New Republic, March 22, 1999, pp. 40-45
  49. [+]
    Primal Ear (2 Reviews)
    Theodore Roethke: Selected Poems, by Edward Hirsch and Theodore Roethke
    1. Theodore Roethke: Selected Poems by Edward Hirsch and Theodore Roethke
    2. James Wright: Selected Poems by Robert Bly, Anne Wright, and James Wright
    The New Yorker, August 8, 2005, pp. 89-92
  50. [+]
    The Prose and the Passion (2 Reviews)
    A Great Unrecorded History, by Wendy Moffat
    1. A Great Unrecorded History by Wendy Moffat
    2. Concerning E. M. Forster by Frank Kermode
    The New Republic, July 8, 2010, pp. 29-33
  51. The Critics
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    Reckless Endangerment (Review)
    Dylan Thomas: A New Life, by Andrew Lycett
    1. Dylan Thomas: A New Life by Andrew Lycett
    The New Yorker, July 5, 2004, pp. 88-92
  52. Reflections
    The New Criterion, April 2003, pp. 32-36
  53. [+]
    Robes, Tat, Rig, and Scunge (2 Reviews)
    Learning Human, by Les Murray
    1. Learning Human by Les Murray
    2. Fredy Neptune by Les Murray
    The New Republic, June 12, 2000, pp. 52-55
  54. [+]
    Scientific Fiction (Review)
    Plowing the Dark, by Richard Powers
    1. Plowing the Dark by Richard Powers
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 2000, pp. 95-96
  55. The Critics
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    Smashed (Review)
    Slouching Toward Nirvana, by Charles Bukowski
    1. Slouching Toward Nirvana by Charles Bukowski
    The New Yorker, March 14, 2005, pp. 132-136
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    Spoken Bread (Review)
    Collected Poems, 1954-2004, by Irving Feldman
    1. Collected Poems, 1954-2004 by Irving Feldman
    The New Republic, April 18, 2005, pp. 42-45
  57. The Critics
    [+]
    Strange Fits of Passion (Review)
    Wordsworth: A Life, by Juliet Barker
    1. Wordsworth: A Life by Juliet Barker
    The New Yorker, December 5, 2005, pp. 92-97
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    Subject and Object (Review)
    The Poems of Charles Reznikoff, 1918-1975, by Seamus Cooney and Charles Reznikoff
    1. The Poems of Charles Reznikoff, 1918-1975 by Seamus Cooney and Charles Reznikoff
    The New Republic, February 13, 2006, pp. 34-37
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    The Sublime and the Ridiculous (2 Reviews)
    Wakefulness, by John Ashbery
    1. Wakefulness by John Ashbery
    2. The Mooring of Starting Out by John Ashbery
    The New Republic, September 28, 1998, pp. 38-41
  60. [+]
    The Supreme Aristocrat on Trial (2 Reviews)
    The Forgotten Prime Minister, Vol. I, by Angus Hawkins
    1. The Forgotten Prime Minister, Vol. I by Angus Hawkins
    2. The Forgotten Prime Minister, Vol. II by Angus Hawkins
    The New York Review of Books, May 13, 2010, pp. 60-62
  61. [+]
    The Torch of Karl Kraus (Review)
    The Anti-Journalist, by Paul Reitter
    1. The Anti-Journalist by Paul Reitter
    The New York Review of Books, October 23, 2008, pp. 64-65
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    Toward the Truffle (Review)
    The Cosmos Trilogy, by Frederick Seidel
    1. The Cosmos Trilogy by Frederick Seidel
    The New Republic, December 15, 2003, pp. 50-53
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    The Trouble With Lively (Review)
    Green Sees Things in Waves, by August Kleinzahler
    1. Green Sees Things in Waves by August Kleinzahler
    The New Republic, July 13, 1998, pp. 39-41
  64. [+]
    The Trucer's Passion (Review)
    The Collected Poems and Selected Prose, by Stanley Burnshaw
    1. The Collected Poems and Selected Prose by Stanley Burnshaw
    The New Republic, March 17, 2003, pp. 33-37
  65. Two Views of Napoleon by David
    The New Republic, April 24, 2006, p. 32
  66. [+]
    Unphantasmal Peace (Review)
    The Bounty, by Derek Walcott
    1. The Bounty by Derek Walcott
    The New Republic, December 15, 1997, pp. 42-45
  67. [+]
    Verse Averse (2 Reviews)
    Talking Dirty to the Gods, by Yusef Komunyakaa
    1. Talking Dirty to the Gods by Yusef Komunyakaa
    2. Blue Notes by Yusef Komunyakaa and Radiclani Clytus
    The New Republic, February 26, 2001, pp. 38-41
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    The Virtuoso (Review)
    Hay, by Paul Muldoon
    1. Hay by Paul Muldoon
    The New Republic, November 30, 1998, pp. 56-61
  69. The Wounded Surgeon (2005)
    Confession and Transformation in Six American Poets
    1 Review
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