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  1. [+]
    American Pastoral (2 Reviews)
    Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits, by Linda Gordon
    1. Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits by Linda Gordon
    2. Daring to Look by Anne Whiston Spirn
    The New York Review of Books, November 19, 2009, pp. 12-17
  2. Arabia Through the Looking Glass (1979)
    1 Review
  3. Arabia: A Journey Through the Labyrinth (1979)
    5 Reviews
  4. Bad Land (1997)
    An American Romance
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  5. [+]
    Bad Language (3 Reviews)
    The Great American Novel, by Philip Roth
    1. The Great American Novel by Philip Roth
    2. The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene
    3. The Eye of the Storm by Patrick White
    Encounter, December 1973, pp. 76-79
  6. Battleground of the Eye
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 2001, pp. 40-52
  7. [+]
    Books/Novelist as Preacher (Review)
    The Paper Men, by William Golding
    1. The Paper Men by William Golding
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1984, pp. 142-144
  8. Britain: A False Dawn?
    The New York Review of Books, July 15, 2010, pp. 51-55
  9. [+]
    Broad Church (Review)
    Great Friends, by David Garnett
    1. Great Friends by David Garnett
    The New Statesman, June 15, 1979, p. 874
  10. [+]
    Chaise Longue, Vita Brevis (Review)
    Professing Poetry, by John Wain
    1. Professing Poetry by John Wain
    The New Statesman, November 18, 1977, pp. 693-694
  11. Chronicle
    The Next Last Frontier
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1993, pp. 30-48
  12. Coasting: A Private Voyage (1987)
    3 Reviews
  13. [+]
    Crashing the Party (Review)
    The Anglo Files, by Sarah Lyall
    1. The Anglo Files by Sarah Lyall
    The New York Review of Books, September 25, 2008, pp. 70-72
  14. [+]
    Easy Virtue (Review)
    Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow
    1. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
    Encounter, February 1976, pp. 71-74
  15. [+]
    Exiles (3 Reviews)
    The Leavetaking, by John McGahern
    1. The Leavetaking by John McGahern
    2. Look at the Harlequins! by Vladimir Nabokov
    3. First Love, Last Rites by Ian McEwan
    Encounter, June 1975, pp. 77-82
  16. [+]
    The Fact Artist (Review)
    Human Voices, by Penelope Fitzgerald
    1. Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald
    The New Republic, August 2, 1999, pp. 39-41
  17. Books and Arts
    [+]
    First Person Plural (2 Reviews)
    Infants of the Spring, by Anthony Powell
    1. Infants of the Spring by Anthony Powell
    2. The Marble Foot by Peter Quennell
    The New Statesman, October 1, 1976, pp. 450-451
  18. [+]
    Flaubert, Imperfect (Review)
    Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert and Lydia Davis
    1. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert and Lydia Davis
    The New York Review of Books, October 14, 2010, pp. 26-28
  19. For Love and Money (1989)
    A Writing Life 1969-1989
    1 Review
  20. The Foreign Girl (story)
    Encounter, June 1973, pp. 3-10
  21. Foreign Land (1985)
    A Novel
    4 Reviews
  22. [+]
    Global Charades (2 Reviews)
    As If By Magic, by Angus Wilson
    1. As If By Magic by Angus Wilson
    2. Saint Jack by Paul Theroux
    Encounter, July 1973, pp. 78-83
  23. [+]
    Going Strong (2 Reviews)
    Collected Stories, by V.S. Pritchett
    1. Collected Stories by V.S. Pritchett
    2. The Turn of the Years by V.S. Pritchett
    The New York Review of Books, June 24, 1982, pp. 8-11
  24. [+]
    Hard Times (2 Reviews)
    English Journey, by J.B. Priestley
    1. English Journey by J.B. Priestley
    2. English Journey by Beryl Bainbridge
    The New York Review of Books, October 25, 1984, pp. 46-48
  25. The Historic Election: Four Views
    The New York Review of Books, December 9, 2010, p. 59
  26. [+]
    At Home in Babel (Review)
    A Frolic of His Own, by William Gaddis
    1. A Frolic of His Own by William Gaddis
    The New York Review of Books, February 17, 1994, pp. 3-6
  27. [+]
    The Idea of Elsewhere (Review)
    Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life, by Andrew Motion
    1. Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life by Andrew Motion
    The New Republic, July 19, 1993, pp. 30-36
  28. [+]
    Innocents Abroad (2 Reviews)
    J'Accuse: The Darker Side of Nice, by Graham Greene
    1. J'Accuse: The Darker Side of Nice by Graham Greene
    2. Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene
    The New York Review of Books, November 4, 1982, pp. 18-20
  29. Books & Writers
    The Invisible Mayhew
    Encounter, August 1973, pp. 64-69
  30. [+]
    Journey to the End of the Night (10 Reviews)
    The Endurance, by Caroline Alexander
    1. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander
    2. Shackleton by Roland Huntford
    3. I May Be Some Time by Francis Spufford
    4. South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage by Ernest Shackleton
    5. Endurance by Frank Arthur Worsley
    6. Shackleton's Boat Journey by F.A. Worsley
    7. South: Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition (1919 Film) by Frank Hurley
    8. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
    9. Scott's Last Expedition by Leonard Huxley and Robert Falcon Scott
    10. Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition by Caroline Alexander
    The New York Review of Books, June 10, 1999, pp. 14-18
  31. [+]
    The Last Harpoon (Review)
    A Whale Hunt, by Robert Sullivan
    1. A Whale Hunt by Robert Sullivan
    The New York Review of Books, November 30, 2000, pp. 32-35
  32. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, August 11, 1994, pp. 56-60
  33. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 14, 2007, pp. 86-88
  34. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, September 30, 2010, pp. 94-100
  35. Magazines
    The New Statesman, December 2, 1977, p. 791
  36. [+]
    Memoirs of a Noodle (Review)
    Under the Influence, by T.S. Matthews
    1. Under the Influence by T.S. Matthews
    The New Statesman, May 11, 1979, p. 688
  37. [+]
    Metronatural America (2 Reviews)
    Wendy and Lucy (2008 Film), by Kelly Reichardt
    1. Wendy and Lucy (2008 Film) by Kelly Reichardt
    2. Livability: Stories by Jon Raymond
    The New York Review of Books, March 26, 2009, pp. 6-9
  38. [+]
    Misericords (Review)
    A Little Order, by Evelyn Waugh and Donat Gallagher
    1. A Little Order by Evelyn Waugh and Donat Gallagher
    The New Statesman, December 23, 1977, pp. 902-903
  39. [+]
    New Fiction (4 Reviews)
    The Sacred and Profane Love Machine, by Iris Murdoch
    1. The Sacred and Profane Love Machine by Iris Murdoch
    2. Other Men's Daughters by Richard Stern
    3. Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
    4. Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe
    Encounter, July 1974, pp. 73-76
  40. [+]
    New Fiction (4 Reviews)
    The Clockwork Testament, or Enderby's End, by Anthony Burgess
    1. The Clockwork Testament, or Enderby's End by Anthony Burgess
    2. Napoleon Symphony by Anthony Burgess
    3. Ending Up by Kingsley Amis
    4. Holiday by Stanley Middleton
    Encounter, November 1974, pp. 83-88
  41. [+]
    New Fiction (3 Reviews)
    The Conservationist, by Nadine Gordimer
    1. The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
    2. The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge
    3. Eligible Men by Stanley Elkin
    Encounter, February 1975, pp. 80-83
  42. Books & Arts
    [+]
    Night Out at the Blitz (Review)
    Living Through the Blitz, by Tom Harrisson
    1. Living Through the Blitz by Tom Harrisson
    The New Statesman, July 30, 1976, p. 147
  43. [+]
    Now, Voyager (Review)
    Halfway Around the World, by Gavin Young
    1. Halfway Around the World by Gavin Young
    The New York Review of Books, January 21, 1982, pp. 46-47
  44. Old Glory: An American Voyage (1981)
    9 Reviews, 4 Readable
  45. [+]
    On Losing the Rabbit (4 Reviews)
    The Air Cage, by Per Wastberg
    1. The Air Cage by Per Wastberg
    2. Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry by B.S. Johnson
    3. The Hothouse by the East River by Muriel Spark
    4. The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
    Encounter, May 1973, pp. 80-85
  46. [+]
    On the Waterfront (3 Reviews)
    Alongshore, by John R. Stilgoe
    1. Alongshore by John R. Stilgoe
    2. The Lure of the Sea by Alain Corbin
    3. Waterfronts by Ann Breen and Dick Rigby
    The New York Review of Books, July 14, 1994, pp. 37-42
  47. The Oxford Book of the Sea (1993)
    1 Review
  48. Passage to Juneau
    The New York Review of Books, November 18, 1999, pp. 8-11
  49. A Passage to Juneau (2000)
    A Sea and Its Meanings
    2 Reviews
  50. Personal History
    Sailing Into the Sublime
    The New Yorker, August 23, 1999, pp. 130-143
  51. Personal History
    My Holy War
    The New Yorker, February 4, 2002, pp. 28-29
  52. [+]
    The Prisoners Speak (3 Reviews)
    The Road to Guantanamo (2006 Film), by Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross
    1. The Road to Guantanamo (2006 Film) by Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross
    2. Enemy Combatant by Moazzam Begg and Victoria Brittain
    3. Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power by Joseph Margulies
    The New York Review of Books, October 5, 2006, pp. 25-28
  53. [+]
    The Prodigious Pessimist (Review)
    The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal, by Jay Parini and Gore Vidal
    1. The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal by Jay Parini and Gore Vidal
    The New York Review of Books, December 18, 2008, pp. 66-68
  54. [+]
    Raw Material (Review)
    Robert Lowell: Life and Art, by Steven Gould Axelrod
    1. Robert Lowell: Life and Art by Steven Gould Axelrod
    The New Statesman, March 23, 1979, pp. 400-403
  55. A Reporter at Large: The Unlamented West
    Montana isn't the kind of Utopia that the Freemen and the militias think it is. But the...
    The New Yorker, May 20, 1996, pp. 60-61
  56. [+]
    Sarah and Her Tribe (2 Reviews)
    Going Rogue: An American Life, by Sarah Palin
    1. Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin
    2. Sarah from Alaska by Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe
    The New York Review of Books, January 14, 2010, pp. 6-11
  57. [+]
    Sleepless in Seattle (Review)
    Embraced by the Light, by Betty J. Eadie and Curtis Taylor
    1. Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie and Curtis Taylor
    The New Republic, August 16, 1993, pp. 32-36
  58. The Society of the Poem (1971)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  59. Soft City (1974)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  60. Surveillance (2007)
    1 Review
  61. [+]
    Talking of Gods (2 Reviews)
    The Decline of the Sacred in Industrial Society, by S.S. Acquaviva
    1. The Decline of the Sacred in Industrial Society by S.S. Acquaviva
    2. Person/Planet by Theodore Roszak
    The New Statesman, August 3, 1979, p. 168
  62. At the Tea Party
    The New York Review of Books, March 25, 2010, pp. 4-8
  63. Books
    [+]
    Theroux's Wonderful, Bottomless Novel (Review)
    The Mosquito Coast, by Paul Theroux
    1. The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
    The Saturday Review, February 1982, p. 55
  64. [+]
    Transparent Likenesses (2 Reviews)
    Transparent Things, by Vladimir Nabokov
    1. Transparent Things by Vladimir Nabokov
    2. A Distant Likeness by Paul Bailey
    Encounter, September 1973, pp. 74-78
  65. [+]
    Uncivil Liberties (2 Reviews)
    The Fall of Public Man, by Richard Sennett
    1. The Fall of Public Man by Richard Sennett
    2. The Hidden Injuries of Class by Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb
    The New Statesman, February 25, 1977, p. 254
  66. Walden-on-Sea
    The New York Review of Books, April 20, 1995, pp. 21-23
  67. Waxwings (2003)
    1 Review
  68. [+]
    What Misha Knew (Review)
    The Hidden Life of Dogs, by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
    1. The Hidden Life of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
    The New Republic, February 28, 1994, pp. 36-37
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