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  1. [+]
    American Jews in Chicago (Review)
    The Old Bunch, by Meyer Levin
    1. The Old Bunch by Meyer Levin
    The Nation, April 3, 1937, p. 384
  2. [+]
    Anything Goes (Review)
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, by J.A.T. Lloyd
    1. Fyodor Dostoevsky by J.A.T. Lloyd
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1947, pp. 322-323
  3. The Artist as Desperado
    The New Republic, April 21, 1941, pp. 557-558
  4. Attitudes to Henry James
    The New Republic, February 15, 1943, pp. 220-223
  5. Concerning Tolstoy
    The Partisan Review, September 1946, pp. 420-432
  6. Books in Review
    [+]
    A Critical View (Review)
    Time to Murder and Create, by John W. Aldridge
    1. Time to Murder and Create by John W. Aldridge
    Commentary, August 1966, pp. 60-61
  7. Criticism
    The Partisan Review, April 1935, pp. 16-24
  8. The Cult of Experience in American Writing
    The Partisan Review, November 1940, pp. 412-424
  9. The Dark Lady of Salem
    The Partisan Review, September 1941, pp. 362-381
  10. [+]
    Death of a Soldier (Review)
    A Child of Our Time, by Odon von Horvath
    1. A Child of Our Time by Odon von Horvath
    The Nation, November 4, 1939, p. 503
  11. [+]
    Delmore Schwartz (Review)
    The Paradox of Precocity
    1. Selected Essays of Delmore Schwartz by Donald A. Dike, David H. Zucker, and Delmore Schwartz, ...
    The New York Review of Books, May 20, 1971, pp. 19-21
  12. Discovery of Europe (1947)
    The Story of American Experience in the Old World
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
  13. Disillusionment and Partial Answers
    The Partisan Review, May 1948, pp. 519-529
  14. Dostoevsky and Politics
    The Partisan Review, July 1938, pp. 25-36
  15. [+]
    Dostoevsky in "Crime and Punishment" (Review)
    Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and David McDuff
    1. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and David McDuff
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1960, pp. 393-425
  16. [+]
    The Education of Anton Chekhov (Review)
    The Selected Letters of Anton Chekhov, by Lillian Hellman and Anton Chekhov
    1. The Selected Letters of Anton Chekhov by Lillian Hellman and Anton Chekhov
    The New Republic, July 18, 1955, p. 18
  17. Essays on Literature and Politics, 1932-1972 (1978)
    4 Reviews
  18. [+]
    An Esthetic of Migration (Review)
    The Destructive Element, by Stephen Spender
    1. The Destructive Element by Stephen Spender
    The Partisan Review, April 1936, p. 28
  19. [+]
    Europa in Melodrama (Review)
    Europa in Limbo, by Robert Briffault
    1. Europa in Limbo by Robert Briffault
    The Nation, October 2, 1937, p. 354
  20. [+]
    The Example of Tolstoy (Review)
    Tolstoy and His Wife, by Tikhon I. Polner
    1. Tolstoy and His Wife by Tikhon I. Polner
    The Nation, July 28, 1945, p. 89
  21. [+]
    Fiction Between Two Worlds (Review)
    The Novel and the Modern World, by David Daiches
    1. The Novel and the Modern World by David Daiches
    The Nation, January 20, 1940, p. 77
  22. The Library
    [+]
    Four New Novels (4 Reviews)
    So Little Time, by John P. Marquand
    1. So Little Time by John P. Marquand
    2. At Heaven's Gate by Robert Penn Warren
    3. Equinox by Allan Seager
    4. The Trespassers by Laura Z. Hobson
    The American Mercury, November 1943, pp. 629-634
  23. [+]
    Franz Kafka's Poor Richard (Review)
    Amerika, by Franz Kafka
    1. Amerika by Franz Kafka
    The Nation, October 26, 1940, p. 396
  24. [+]
    From Surrealism to Socialism (Review)
    The Bells of Basel, by Louis Aragon
    1. The Bells of Basel by Louis Aragon
    The Nation, September 26, 1936, p. 368
  25. [+]
    Golden Calves (Review)
    Little Golden America, by Ilya Ilf and Eugene Petrov
    1. Little Golden America by Ilya Ilf and Eugene Petrov
    The Nation, September 25, 1937, p. 326
  26. The Great Short Novels of Henry James (1944)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  27. [+]
    Hard History (Review)
    Life Along the Passaic River, by William Carlos Williams
    1. Life Along the Passaic River by William Carlos Williams
    The Partisan Review, March 1938, pp. 48-49
  28. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    The Healing of a Wound (Review)
    The Nazarene, by Sholem Asch
    1. The Nazarene by Sholem Asch
    The Nation, October 28, 1939, p. 470
  29. The Heiress of All the Ages
    The Partisan Review, May 1943, pp. 227-247
  30. [+]
    Henry James and his Cult (Review)
    Henry James, Vol. V, by Leon Edel
    1. Henry James, Vol. V by Leon Edel
    The New York Review of Books, February 10, 1972, pp. 18-21
  31. Homeless But Not Motherless
    The Partisan Review, April 1934, pp. 17-19
  32. How the Waste land Became a Flower Garden
    The Partisan Review, September 1934, pp. 37-42
  33. Image and Idea (1949)
    Fourteen Essays on Literary Themes
    6 Reviews, 1 Readable
  34. [+]
    Improvisations of Reality (Review)
    The Crazy Hunter, by Kay Boyle
    1. The Crazy Hunter by Kay Boyle
    The Nation, March 23, 1940, p. 396
  35. [+]
    In Dubious Battle (Review)
    August 1914, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    1. August 1914 by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    The New York Review of Books, October 5, 1972, p. 13
  36. The Library
    [+]
    In the American Grain (Review)
    The Shock of Recognition, by Edmund Wilson
    1. The Shock of Recognition by Edmund Wilson
    The American Mercury, August 1943, pp. 243-247
  37. [+]
    Indiosyncratic Genius (Review)
    Kafka's Prayer, by Paul Goodman
    1. Kafka's Prayer by Paul Goodman
    The Saturday Review, August 2, 1947, p. 15
  38. [+]
    Insidious Innocence (Review)
    Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
    1. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    The New Masses, March 16, 1937, pp. 22-23
  39. [+]
    The Jews of Lodz (Review)
    The Brothers Ashkenazi, by Israel J. Singer
    1. The Brothers Ashkenazi by Israel J. Singer
    The Nation, September 12, 1936, p. 310
  40. [+]
    Latest Hemingway and Steinbeck (2 Reviews)
    The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
    1. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    2. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    Commentary, October 1952, pp. 390-391
  41. The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor
    The Partisan Review, May 1954, pp. 249-271
  42. Letters
    Commentary, June 1970, pp. 4-27
  43. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 6, 1972, pp. 37-40
  44. Liberal Anti-Communism Revisited
    Commentary, September 1967, pp. 63-64
  45. Literature and the Sixth Sense (1969)
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  46. [+]
    The Lower Depths (Review)
    Somebody in Boots, by Nelson Algren
    1. Somebody in Boots by Nelson Algren
    The Partisan Review, July 1935, pp. 63-64
  47. The Men Who Write Our Plays
    The American Mercury, August 1940, pp. 463-469
  48. Books
    [+]
    Mr. Jekyll and Comrade Hyde (Review)
    Too True to Be Good, Village Wooing, On the Rocks, by Bernard Shaw
    1. Too True to Be Good, Village Wooing, On the Rocks by Bernard Shaw
    The New Masses, March 6, 1934, p. 23
  49. The Myth and the Powerhouse (1965)
    Essays on Literature and Ideas
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  50. [+]
    Narcissus (Review)
    The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, and Other Stories, by William Saroyan
    1. The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, and Other Stories by William Saroyan
    The Partisan Review, January 1935, pp. 84-85
  51. [+]
    The Natural in the Human (Review)
    Anna Becker, by Max White
    1. Anna Becker by Max White
    The Nation, March 6, 1937, pp. 273-274
  52. The New Partisan Reader, 1948-1953 (1953)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  53. [+]
    No Parole (Review)
    Never Come Morning, by Nelson Algren
    1. Never Come Morning by Nelson Algren
    The Nation, April 18, 1942, p. 466
  54. [+]
    The Novelist as a Partisan (2 Reviews)
    Parched Earth, by Arnold B. Armstrong
    1. Parched Earth by Arnold B. Armstrong
    2. The Shadow Before by William Rollins, Jr.
    The Partisan Review, April 1934, pp. 50-51
  55. [+]
    Novelists Between Wars (Review)
    American Fiction, 1920-1940, by Joseph Warren Beach
    1. American Fiction, 1920-1940 by Joseph Warren Beach
    The Nation, May 31, 1941, pp. 646-647
  56. On the Decline of Naturalism
    The Partisan Review, November 1942, pp. 483-493
  57. [+]
    On the Horizon (Review)
    America and "The Quiet American"
    1. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
    Commentary, July 1956, pp. 66-70
  58. [+]
    Opera Into Tract (Review)
    A Penny for the Poor, by Bertolt Brecht
    1. A Penny for the Poor by Bertolt Brecht
    The Nation, November 26, 1938, p. 571
  59. [+]
    Orphans of the Western Star (Review)
    The Wind Blew from the East, by Ferner Nuhn
    1. The Wind Blew from the East by Ferner Nuhn
    The Nation, June 13, 1942, p. 689
  60. The Other Dostoevsky
    The New York Review of Books, April 20, 1972, pp. 30-38
  61. The Partisan Reader, 1934-1944 (1946)
    Ten Years of Partisan Review
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  62. Books in Review
    [+]
    The Princess (Review)
    Only One Year, by Svetlana Alliluyeva
    1. Only One Year by Svetlana Alliluyeva
    Commentary, March 1970, p. 71
  63. Problems and Perspectives in Revolutionary Literature
    The Partisan Review, June 1934, pp. 3-10
  64. Variety
    The Progress of Cultural Bolshevism
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1944, pp. 361-363
  65. [+]
    Pros and Cons (Review)
    Thomas Wolfe, by Herbert J. Muller
    1. Thomas Wolfe by Herbert J. Muller
    The Partisan Review, March 1948, pp. 385-388
  66. [+]
    Purging the Real (Review)
    Herman Melville: The Tragedy of Mind, by William Ellery Sedgwick
    1. Herman Melville: The Tragedy of Mind by William Ellery Sedgwick
    The Nation, December 2, 1944, p. 694
  67. [+]
    Regular Guy (Review)
    Love, Here Is My Hat, and Other Short Romances, by William Saroyan
    1. Love, Here Is My Hat, and Other Short Romances by William Saroyan
    The Nation, March 26, 1938, p. 363
  68. [+]
    Religious Humorist (2 Reviews)
    The Castle, by Franz Kafka
    1. The Castle by Franz Kafka
    2. A Franz Kafka Miscellany by Franz Kafka
    The Nation, February 22, 1941, p. 217
  69. [+]
    Liberty: A Definition (Review)
    Home Is Where You Hang Your Childhood, and Other Stories, by Leane Zugsmith
    1. Home Is Where You Hang Your Childhood, and Other Stories by Leane Zugsmith
    The Nation, August 7, 1937, p. 156
  70. [+]
    The Anatomy of Liberalism (Review)
    Winner Take Nothing, by Ernest Hemingway
    1. Winner Take Nothing by Ernest Hemingway
    The Partisan Review, February 1934, pp. 58-59
  71. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    The Revolutionary Conscience (Review)
    Bread and Wine, by Ignazio Silone
    1. Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone
    The Nation, April 10, 1937, p. 412
  72. [+]
    Revolution's "Time Past" (Review)
    Peace Is Where the Tempests Blow, by Valentine Kataev
    1. Peace Is Where the Tempests Blow by Valentine Kataev
    The Nation, April 24, 1937, p. 486
  73. [+]
    The Roots of the Rootless (Review)
    From These Roots, by Mary M. Colum
    1. From These Roots by Mary M. Colum
    The Nation, January 1, 1938, p. 750
  74. [+]
    Saint, Science, and Fascism (Review)
    Embezzled Heaven, by Franz Werfel
    1. Embezzled Heaven by Franz Werfel
    The Nation, November 30, 1940, pp. 536-537
  75. A Season in Heaven
    The Partisan Review, June 1936, pp. 11-13
  76. The Short Novels of Tolstoy (1946)
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  77. The Slump in American Writing
    The American Mercury, February 1940, pp. 185-193
  78. [+]
    The Social Muse and the Great Kudu (Review)
    To Have and Have Not, by Ernest Hemingway
    1. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
    The Partisan Review, December 1937, pp. 62-63
  79. [+]
    Sojourn in Sodom (Review)
    Mea Culpa, and the Life and Work of Semmelweis, by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
    1. Mea Culpa, and the Life and Work of Semmelweis by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
    The Nation, August 14, 1937, p. 174
  80. Some Comments on Senator Goldwater
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1964, pp. 602-603
  81. [+]
    Strictly One-sided (Review)
    Nikolai Gogol, by Vladimir Nabokov
    1. Nikolai Gogol by Vladimir Nabokov
    The Nation, November 25, 1944, p. 658
  82. [+]
    Summer Fiction (Review)
    The Making of a Hero, by Nicholas Ostrovski
    1. The Making of a Hero by Nicholas Ostrovski
    The Nation, July 17, 1937, p. 79
  83. [+]
    The Taste of Nothing (Review)
    Nightwood, by Djuna Barnes
    1. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
    The New Masses, May 4, 1937, p. 32
  84. Reviews
    [+]
    Testament of a Homeless Radical (Review)
    The Yogi and the Commissar, by Arthur Koestler
    1. The Yogi and the Commissar by Arthur Koestler
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1945, pp. 398-401
  85. This Quarter
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1939, pp. 3-15
  86. [+]
    Torrents of Spring (Review)
    White Mule, by William Carlos Williams
    1. White Mule by William Carlos Williams
    The Nation, June 26, 1937, p. 733
  87. Trials of the Mind
    The Partisan Review, April 1938, pp. 3-11
  88. Two Years of Progress
    The Partisan Review, February 1938, pp. 22-30
  89. The Unfuture of Utopia
    The Partisan Review, July 1949, pp. 743-749
  90. [+]
    A Variety of Fiction (7 Reviews)
    The Age of the Fish, by Odon von Horvath
    1. The Age of the Fish by Odon von Horvath
    2. Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
    3. East of Eden by Israel J. Singer
    4. Rope of Gold by Josephine Herbst
    5. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    6. Night Rider by Robert Penn Warren
    7. Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1939, pp. 106-113
  91. Books
    [+]
    Versions of Bolshevism (Review)
    Stalin, by Leon Trotsky and Charles Malamuth
    1. Stalin by Leon Trotsky and Charles Malamuth
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1946, pp. 365-374
  92. [+]
    The Way of the Vanguard (Review)
    New Directions in Prose and Poetry, 1940, by James Laughlin
    1. New Directions in Prose and Poetry, 1940 by James Laughlin
    The Nation, February 1, 1941, p. 133
  93. What is Living and What is Dead
    The Partisan Review, May 1940, pp. 175-180
  94. [+]
    Wicked American Innocence (Review)
    The Quiet American, by Graham Greene
    1. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
    Commentary, May 1956, pp. 488-489
  95. Review and Comment
    [+]
    William Faulkner and Destruction (Review)
    Absalom, Absalom!, by William Faulkner
    1. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
    The New Masses, November 24, 1936, p. 20
  96. The Library
    [+]
    William Saroyan, a Minority Report (Review)
    The Human Comedy, by William Saroyan
    1. The Human Comedy by William Saroyan
    The American Mercury, September 1943, pp. 371-376
  97. [+]
    With It (Review)
    The Confusion of Realms, by Richard Gilman
    1. The Confusion of Realms by Richard Gilman
    The New York Review of Books, June 4, 1970, pp. 57-58
  98. [+]
    You Read as You Please (Review)
    One Life, One Kopeck, by Walter Duranty
    1. One Life, One Kopeck by Walter Duranty
    The Nation, September 4, 1937, p. 244
  99. 10 Propositions and 8 Errors
    The Partisan Review, November 1941, pp. 499-505
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