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  1. Books
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    The art and faith of Gerard Manley Hopkins (Review)
    Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Very Private Life, by Robert Bernard Martin
    1. Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Very Private Life by Robert Bernard Martin
    The New Criterion, September 1991, pp. 142-144
  2. The "battle of the books"
    The New Criterion, September 1989, pp. 40-44
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    Beckett First and Last (3 Reviews)
    The Lost Ones, by Samuel Beckett
    1. The Lost Ones by Samuel Beckett
    2. More Pricks Than Kicks by Samuel Beckett
    3. The Shape of Chaos by David H. Hesla
    The New York Review of Books, December 14, 1974, p. 42
  4. Beckett's Dying Words (1993)
    The Clarendon Lectures, 1990
    2 Reviews
  5. The Critics
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    Books: The Ottoline Empire (Review)
    Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale, by Miranda Seymour
    1. Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale by Miranda Seymour
    The New Yorker, August 9, 1993, pp. 82-85
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    The Case of the Crooked Bookman (2 Reviews)
    An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets, by John Carter, Gra...
    1. An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets by John Carter, Graham Pollard, Nicolas Barker, and John Collins, ...
    2. A Sequel to an Enquiry by Nicolas Barker and John Collins
    The New York Review of Books, February 28, 1985, pp. 34-35
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    Contemporaries (Review)
    Tradition and Dream, by Walter Allen
    1. Tradition and Dream by Walter Allen
    Encounter, May 1964, pp. 69-71
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    Convulsive Throes (4 Reviews)
    The Live Goat, by Cecil Dawkins
    1. The Live Goat by Cecil Dawkins
    2. On Being Told that Her Second Husband Has Taken His First Lover by Tess Slesinger
    3. Eisenhower, My Eisenhower by Jerome Charyn
    4. Bad News by Paul Spike
    The New York Review of Books, July 22, 1971, pp. 12-14
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    Death of the Family (Review)
    The Last and the First, by I. Compton-Burnett
    1. The Last and the First by I. Compton-Burnett
    The New York Review of Books, October 21, 1971, pp. 33-35
  10. Special Book Section: Literature & Criticism
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    Derision's Master (Review)
    Alexander Pope: A Life, by Maynard Mack
    1. Alexander Pope: A Life by Maynard Mack
    Encounter, January 1986, pp. 38-40
  11. Dr. Johnson in his letters
    The New Criterion, September 1992, pp. 38-41
  12. Dylan's Visions of Sin (2004)
    5 Reviews
  13. Essays in Appreciation (1997)
    1 Review
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    Extreme Instances (3 Reviews)
    The Public Image, by Muriel Spark
    1. The Public Image by Muriel Spark
    2. Collected Stories: I by Muriel Spark
    3. Collected Poems I by Muriel Spark
    The New York Review of Books, December 19, 1968, pp. 31-32
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    Fathers and Children (3 Reviews)
    The Conservationist, by Nadine Gordimer
    1. The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
    2. The Little Hotel by Christina Stead
    3. The Surface of Earth by Reynolds Price
    The New York Review of Books, June 26, 1975, pp. 13-14
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    Female and Other Impersonators (4 Reviews)
    Nunquam, by Lawrence Durrell
    1. Nunquam by Lawrence Durrell
    2. Losing Battles by Eudora Welty
    3. Jeremiah 8:20 by Carol Hill
    4. Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
    The New York Review of Books, July 23, 1970, pp. 8-12
  17. [+]
    Flopsy Bunny (Review)
    Rabbit Redux, by John Updike
    1. Rabbit Redux by John Updike
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1971, pp. 7-8
  18. [+]
    Follies (3 Reviews)
    The Girls: A Tetralogy of Novels, by Henry de Montherlant
    1. The Girls: A Tetralogy of Novels by Henry de Montherlant
    2. Something to Answer For by P.H. Newby
    3. Impossible Object by Nicholas Mosley
    The New York Review of Books, June 5, 1969, pp. 34-35
  19. The Force of Poetry (1984)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
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    Gigantist (Review)
    The Eye of the Storm, by Patrick White
    1. The Eye of the Storm by Patrick White
    The New York Review of Books, April 4, 1974, pp. 19-20
  21. The Golden Treasury (1991)
    1 Review
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    Hijacking Ransom (Review)
    Selected Essays of John Crowe Ransom, by Thomas Daniel Young, John Hindle, and John Cro...
    1. Selected Essays of John Crowe Ransom by Thomas Daniel Young, John Hindle, and John Crowe Ransom, ...
    The New Republic, June 25, 1984, pp. 32-34
  23. [+]
    Horror Show (Review)
    A Clockwork Orange (1971 Film), by Stanley Kubrick
    1. A Clockwork Orange (1971 Film) by Stanley Kubrick
    The New York Review of Books, April 6, 1972, pp. 28-30
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    I Contain Mobs (Review)
    What Was Literature?, by Leslie A. Fiedler
    1. What Was Literature? by Leslie A. Fiedler
    The New Republic, December 20, 1982, pp. 30-32
  25. Inventions of the March Hare (1997)
    Poems 1909-1917
    6 Reviews
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    Jane Austen's Place (Review)
    Jane Austen: A Study of Her Artistic Development, by A. Walton Litz
    1. Jane Austen: A Study of Her Artistic Development by A. Walton Litz
    Encounter, March 1966, pp. 70-73
  27. Keats and Embarrassment (1974)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  28. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 9, 1968, pp. 40-44
  29. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, July 15, 1976, p. 44
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    Lost Allusions (2 Reviews)
    The Realms of Gold, by Margaret Drabble
    1. The Realms of Gold by Margaret Drabble
    2. Cockpit by Jerzy Kosinski
    The New York Review of Books, November 27, 1975, pp. 42-44
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    Man Hunt (4 Reviews)
    A Fairly Honourable Defeat, by Iris Murdoch
    1. A Fairly Honourable Defeat by Iris Murdoch
    2. The Heron by Giorgio Bassani
    3. Deliverance by James Dickey
    4. Niagara by Michel Butor
    The New York Review of Books, April 23, 1970, pp. 37-40
  32. Milton's Grand Style (1963)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  33. Books
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    The Moral Imbecility of a Would-Be Wunderkind (Review)
    Coleridge, the Damaged Archangel, by Norman Fruman
    1. Coleridge, the Damaged Archangel by Norman Fruman
    The Saturday Review, January 15, 1972, pp. 31-33
  34. The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (1991)
    1 Review
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    Not So Grand Guignol (3 Reviews)
    A Change of Skin, by Carlos Fuentes
    1. A Change of Skin by Carlos Fuentes
    2. The Flood by J.M.G. LeClezio
    3. Terror on the Mountain by Charles F. Ramuz
    The New York Review of Books, April 11, 1968, pp. 32-33
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    Out of Order (5 Reviews)
    Beyond the Tragic Vision, by Morse Peckham
    1. Beyond the Tragic Vision by Morse Peckham
    2. Man's Rage for Chaos by Morse Peckham
    3. Art and Pornography by Morse Peckham
    4. Victorian Revolutionaries by Morse Peckham
    5. The Triumph of Romanticism by Morse Peckham
    The New York Review of Books, May 20, 1971, pp. 43-44
  37. The Oxford Book of English Verse (1999)
    2 Reviews
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    Oxford without Tears (Review)
    Oxford, by James Morris
    1. Oxford by James Morris
    Encounter, December 1965, pp. 68-69
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    Pale Fire (2 Reviews)
    Carlyle and the Idea of the Modern, by Albert J. LaValley
    1. Carlyle and the Idea of the Modern by Albert J. LaValley
    2. Sartor Called Resartus by G.B. Tennyson
    The New York Review of Books, October 24, 1968, pp. 31-33
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    Phew! Oops! Oof! (Review)
    Forms of Talk, by Erving Goffman
    1. Forms of Talk by Erving Goffman
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 1981, pp. 42-44
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    Playboy of the Western Word (Review)
    In Bluebeard's Castle, by George Steiner
    1. In Bluebeard's Castle by George Steiner
    The New York Review of Books, November 18, 1971, pp. 27-29
  42. The Poems of Alfred Tennyson (1972)
    2 Reviews
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    Prophets (2 Reviews)
    Modern Heroism, by Roger Sale
    1. Modern Heroism by Roger Sale
    2. D. H. Lawrence by Frank Kermode
    The New York Review of Books, January 24, 1974, pp. 43-45
  44. Samuel Menashe: New and Selected Poems (2005)
    1 Review
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    At Sea with Ernest Hemingway (Review)
    Islands in the Stream, by Ernest Hemingway
    1. Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway
    The New York Review of Books, October 8, 1970, pp. 17-19
  46. The State of the Language (1979)
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
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    A Successful Defiance (Review)
    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by Simon Armitage
    1. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Simon Armitage
    The New York Review of Books, March 20, 2008, pp. 29-30
  48. T.S. Eliot and Prejudice (1989)
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
  49. Tennyson (1972)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  50. True Friendship (2010)
    Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and P...
    1 Review
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    Undermining Keats (Review)
    Bright Star (2009 Film), by Jane Campion
    1. Bright Star (2009 Film) by Jane Campion
    The New York Review of Books, December 17, 2009, pp. 46-49
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    The Unignorable Real (4 Reviews)
    The Collected Stories, by Peter Taylor
    1. The Collected Stories by Peter Taylor
    2. Pricksongs and Descants by Robert Coover
    3. them by Joyce Carol Oates
    4. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
    The New York Review of Books, February 12, 1970, pp. 22-24
  53. [+]
    Wessexual Politics (Review)
    Thomas Hardy: A Biography, by Michael Millgate
    1. Thomas Hardy: A Biography by Michael Millgate
    The New Republic, June 9, 1982, pp. 33-36
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    Yeats & Facts (3 Reviews)
    An Honoured Guest, by Denis Donoghue and J.R. Mulryne
    1. An Honoured Guest by Denis Donoghue and J.R. Mulryne
    2. W.B. Yeats 1865-1965 by D.E.S. Maxwell, S.B. Busheui, and W.B. Yeats
    3. The Valiorum Edition of the Plays of W.B. Yeats by Russell K. Alspach and W.B. Yeats
    Encounter, July 1966, pp. 50-53
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    Youth and Asia (2 Reviews)
    Girl, 20, by Kingsley Amis
    1. Girl, 20 by Kingsley Amis
    2. The Tiger's Daughter by Bharati Mukherjee
    The New York Review of Books, March 9, 1972, pp. 23-24
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