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  1. [+]
    All for Libido (2 Reviews)
    Vertical and Horizontal, by Lillian Ross
    1. Vertical and Horizontal by Lillian Ross
    2. Harry, the Rat with Women by Jules Feiffer
    Commonweal, July 12, 1963, pp. 434-435
  2. Angus Wilson's England
    Commonweal, March 26, 1965, pp. 18-20
  3. Army Brat (1980)
    A Memoir
    1 Review
  4. [+]
    Badgering Humor (Review)
    Confusions, by Jack B. Ludwig
    1. Confusions by Jack B. Ludwig
    Commonweal, October 25, 1963, pp. 147-148
  5. [+]
    Bizarre Vision of the Commonplace (Review)
    The Ballad of Peckham Rye, by Muriel Spark
    1. The Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark
    Commonweal, October 28, 1960, p. 130
  6. Books
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    Calm, Wise Stories of the Human Comedy (Review)
    Domestic Relations, by Frank O'Connor
    1. Domestic Relations by Frank O'Connor
    Commonweal, October 25, 1957, p. 101
  7. [+]
    Can It Happen? (Review)
    Fail-Safe, by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler
    1. Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler
    Commonweal, December 7, 1962, pp. 295-296
  8. [+]
    Cloak and Dagger (Review)
    The Devil's Agent, by Hans Habe
    1. The Devil's Agent by Hans Habe
    Commonweal, September 26, 1958, p. 642
  9. [+]
    Clown and Genius (Review)
    With Love from Gracie, by Grace Hegger Lewis
    1. With Love from Gracie by Grace Hegger Lewis
    Commonweal, October 26, 1956, pp. 106-107
  10. [+]
    Conviction Without Dogma (Review)
    Castle Corner, by Joyce Cary
    1. Castle Corner by Joyce Cary
    Commonweal, March 6, 1964, pp. 696-697
  11. Critics' Choices for Christmas
    Commonweal, December 8, 1961, p. 294
  12. [+]
    A Dilettante Makes His Way in New York (Review)
    Young Crankshaw, by Cecil Hemley
    1. Young Crankshaw by Cecil Hemley
    Commonweal, May 10, 1963, p. 203
  13. Books
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    The Duties of a Modern Critic (Review)
    Principles and Persuasions, by Anthony West
    1. Principles and Persuasions by Anthony West
    Commonweal, April 5, 1957, pp. 19-20
  14. Etc.
    Commonweal, June 25, 1965, pp. 446-447
  15. [+]
    Family of Marvels (Review)
    Through the Fields of Clover, by Peter De Vries
    1. Through the Fields of Clover by Peter De Vries
    Commonweal, February 10, 1961, p. 512
  16. [+]
    Forms of Betrayal (Review)
    The Tortured Earth, by Gert Ledig
    1. The Tortured Earth by Gert Ledig
    Commonweal, July 27, 1956, p. 423
  17. [+]
    Four Novels on Race Relations (4 Reviews)
    The Siege of Harlem, by Warren Miller
    1. The Siege of Harlem by Warren Miller
    2. Skin Deep by Ralph G. Martin
    3. Love by Justin Mamis
    4. The People One Knows by Robert Boles
    Commonweal, October 23, 1964, pp. 139-141
  18. [+]
    From Screen to Book to Screen (2 Reviews)
    The Chase, by Horton Foote
    1. The Chase by Horton Foote
    2. Harrison, Texas by Horton Foote
    Commonweal, March 16, 1956, pp. 626-628
  19. [+]
    The Genuine Gallows Humor (Review)
    Crazy in Berlin, by Thomas Berger
    1. Crazy in Berlin by Thomas Berger
    Commonweal, January 9, 1959, p. 392
  20. Herbert Correspondence (1963)
    The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Letters of the Herberts of Chirbury, Po...
    1 Review
  21. [+]
    High Jinks (Review)
    The Green Hills and Other Stories, by Walter Macken
    1. The Green Hills and Other Stories by Walter Macken
    Commonweal, August 24, 1956, pp. 522-524
  22. Books
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    A Hopeless Struggle Against Homo Sapiens (Review)
    The Inheritors, by William Golding
    1. The Inheritors by William Golding
    Commonweal, September 28, 1962, p. 19
  23. [+]
    How Long the Mourners' Bench? (Review)
    The Blood of the Lamb, by Peter De Vries
    1. The Blood of the Lamb by Peter De Vries
    Commonweal, April 20, 1962, p. 93
  24. [+]
    The Immigrants' Miraculous Dream (Review)
    America, America, by Elia Kazan
    1. America, America by Elia Kazan
    Commonweal, November 30, 1962, p. 261
  25. [+]
    In the Vein of Mark Twain (Review)
    Little Big Man, by Thomas Berger
    1. Little Big Man by Thomas Berger
    Commonweal, November 20, 1964, pp. 294-295
  26. The Indestructible Hero
    Commonweal, May 9, 1958, pp. 147-149
  27. Books
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    The Innocence and Sincerity of a Regular Guy (Review)
    Some Came Running, by James Jones
    1. Some Came Running by James Jones
    Commonweal, February 7, 1958, p. 491
  28. Books
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    Insight into the German Mind (Review)
    The Return of Gunner Asch, by Hans Hellmut Kirst
    1. The Return of Gunner Asch by Hans Hellmut Kirst
    Commonweal, August 16, 1957, pp. 498-499
  29. [+]
    Irony, Earthiness and Wild Humor (Review)
    The Spinoza of Market Street, and Other Stories, by Isaac Bashevis Singer
    1. The Spinoza of Market Street, and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Commonweal, November 3, 1961, pp. 158-160
  30. J.P. Marquand, Esq.
    Commonweal, November 7, 1958, pp. 148-149
  31. [+]
    Just a Reporter---and Then Some (Review)
    The Most of A.J. Liebling, by William Cole and A.J. Liebling
    1. The Most of A.J. Liebling by William Cole and A.J. Liebling
    Commonweal, January 10, 1964, p. 436
  32. Labor's Wrongs---and Rights
    Commonweal, March 13, 1959, pp. 618-619
  33. The Last Straw
    Analog/Astounding Science Fiction, September 1963, pp. 38-46
  34. [+]
    A Leisurely Novel (Review)
    A Multitude of Sins, by J.A. Cuddon
    1. A Multitude of Sins by J.A. Cuddon
    Commonweal, March 1, 1963, pp. 600-601
  35. [+]
    Little Inferno (Review)
    The War of Camp Omongo, by Burt Blechman
    1. The War of Camp Omongo by Burt Blechman
    Commonweal, September 20, 1963, pp. 569-570
  36. [+]
    The Lotus Kick (Review)
    Down There on a Visit, by Christopher Isherwood
    1. Down There on a Visit by Christopher Isherwood
    Commonweal, May 18, 1962, p. 214
  37. The New Bohemia
    Commonweal, October 28, 1966, p. 102
  38. New York, N.Y.
    Commonweal, June 27, 1958, pp. 325-326
  39. Books
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    An Original, Thus Disturbing, Humor (Review)
    Portrait of an Artist with Twenty-Six Horses, by William Eastlake
    1. Portrait of an Artist with Twenty-Six Horses by William Eastlake
    Commonweal, June 21, 1963, p. 357
  40. Poem
    The New Republic, January 24, 1970, pp. 20-22
  41. Pop Art and the Short Story
    Commonweal, July 24, 1964, pp. 508-510
  42. [+]
    Postwar Berlin (Review)
    Through the Night, by Hans Scholz
    1. Through the Night by Hans Scholz
    Commonweal, September 11, 1959, pp. 500-502
  43. [+]
    Postwar Novelist (Review)
    Mark of Shame, by Willi Heinrich
    1. Mark of Shame by Willi Heinrich
    Commonweal, October 23, 1959, p. 108
  44. [+]
    The Uneven, Rewarding Country of the Short Story (Review)
    Prize Stories 1957, by Paul Engle and Constance Urdang
    1. Prize Stories 1957 by Paul Engle and Constance Urdang
    Commonweal, February 8, 1957, pp. 491-492
  45. [+]
    The Sleep of Boaz (Review)
    Nova Express, by William S. Burroughs
    1. Nova Express by William S. Burroughs
    Commonweal, January 8, 1965, p. 491
  46. [+]
    The Three Dimensions of Love (Review)
    August is a Wicked Month, by Edna O'Brien
    1. August is a Wicked Month by Edna O'Brien
    Commonweal, July 9, 1965, p. 507
  47. [+]
    The Stage (Review)
    Hurry Sundown, by Katya Gilden and Bert Gilden
    1. Hurry Sundown by Katya Gilden and Bert Gilden
    Commonweal, May 7, 1965, pp. 225-226
  48. [+]
    The Screen: Alienated Aliens (Review)
    The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, by Tom Wolfe
    1. The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Tom Wolfe
    Commonweal, September 17, 1965, pp. 670-671
  49. [+]
    The Screen: Not Bottled in Bond (Review)
    The Wig, by Charles Wright
    1. The Wig by Charles Wright
    Commonweal, April 29, 1966, p. 182
  50. [+]
    The Stage (Review)
    Journal from Ellipsia, by Hortense Calisher
    1. Journal from Ellipsia by Hortense Calisher
    Commonweal, February 4, 1966, pp. 540-544
  51. [+]
    The Screen: Bird-Watching (Review)
    Mother Night, by Kurt Vonnegut
    1. Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
    Commonweal, September 16, 1966, pp. 592-593
  52. Books
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    The Screen: Late Bloom (2 Reviews)
    Hell's Angels, by Hunter S. Thompson
    1. Hell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson
    2. The Gypsies by Jan Yoors
    Commonweal, April 7, 1967, p. 96
  53. [+]
    Verse (Review)
    Report from the Red Windmill, by Hiram Haydn
    1. Report from the Red Windmill by Hiram Haydn
    Commonweal, August 25, 1967, p. 531
  54. [+]
    Verse (Review)
    Vessel of Wrath, by Robert Lewis Taylor
    1. Vessel of Wrath by Robert Lewis Taylor
    Commonweal, February 3, 1967, p. 492
  55. [+]
    'The Peasant of the Garonne': Two Views (Review)
    The Missolonghi Manuscript, by Frederic Prokosch
    1. The Missolonghi Manuscript by Frederic Prokosch
    Commonweal, April 12, 1968, pp. 111-113
  56. Books
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    Verse (3 Reviews)
    Downstairs at Ramsey's, by James Leigh
    1. Downstairs at Ramsey's by James Leigh
    2. Orange Wednesday by Leslie Thomas
    3. Whence All But He Had Fled by L.J. Davis
    Commonweal, May 10, 1968, pp. 242-243
  57. [+]
    The Screen: Look Back in Boredom (2 Reviews)
    Love and Work, by Reynolds Price
    1. Love and Work by Reynolds Price
    2. House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
    Commonweal, September 20, 1968, p. 636
  58. [+]
    Ring Lardner: Humorist or Critic? (Review)
    The Ring Lardner Reader, by Maxwell Geismar and Ring Wilmer Lardner
    1. The Ring Lardner Reader by Maxwell Geismar and Ring Wilmer Lardner
    Commonweal, February 15, 1963, p. 545
  59. [+]
    Roughing It (Review)
    The Pistol, by James Jones
    1. The Pistol by James Jones
    Commonweal, February 6, 1959, p. 500
  60. [+]
    Saroyan Continued (Review)
    Boys and Girls Together, by William Saroyan
    1. Boys and Girls Together by William Saroyan
    Commonweal, April 12, 1963, pp. 78-80
  61. Books
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    Short Stories of New and Established Writers (Review)
    Prize Stories 1956, by Paul Engle and Hansford Martin
    1. Prize Stories 1956 by Paul Engle and Hansford Martin
    Commonweal, January 27, 1956, p. 436
  62. Books
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    Simple and Moving Story Clearly and Directly Told (Review)
    The Sergeant, by Dennis Murphy
    1. The Sergeant by Dennis Murphy
    Commonweal, April 25, 1958, p. 108
  63. Books
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    Six Novels out of the Summer Doldrums (6 Reviews)
    The Edge of the Alphabet, by Janet Frame
    1. The Edge of the Alphabet by Janet Frame
    2. Billiards at Half-Past Nine by Heinrich Boll
    3. Fortunes of a Fool by Aharon Megged
    4. Learner's Permit by Laurence Davis Lafore
    5. Seen Dimly Before Dawn by Nigel Balchin
    6. A Family's Affairs by Ellen Douglas
    Commonweal, October 19, 1962, p. 99
  64. [+]
    Slugging Along (Review)
    Youngblood Hawke, by Herman Wouk
    1. Youngblood Hawke by Herman Wouk
    Commonweal, June 29, 1962, p. 355
  65. Spotlight on Labor Unions (1946)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  66. The Stage
    Commonweal, February 17, 1967, p. 567
  67. The Stage
    Commonweal, June 23, 1967, p. 393
  68. The Stage
    Commonweal, March 10, 1967, p. 657
  69. [+]
    A Tired Avant Garde (Review)
    New World Writing 19, by Stewart Richardson and Corlies M. Smith
    1. New World Writing 19 by Stewart Richardson and Corlies M. Smith
    Commonweal, December 8, 1961, pp. 297-300
  70. Books
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    A Trio of Fine First Novels (3 Reviews)
    Notes from a Dark Street, by Edward Adler
    1. Notes from a Dark Street by Edward Adler
    2. Joy to Levine! by Norma Stahl Rosen
    3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
    Commonweal, March 16, 1962, p. 648
  71. [+]
    Varieties of the Essayist's Art (4 Reviews)
    But Will It Sell?, by Marya Mannes
    1. But Will It Sell? by Marya Mannes
    2. The Cart and the Horse by Louis Kronenberger
    3. The Haircurl Papers, and Other Searches for the Lost Individual by William K. Zinsser
    4. Around About America by Erskine Caldwell
    Commonweal, August 21, 1964, pp. 584-588
  72. Books
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    The Void, the Voyage, the Wide, Wide World (Review)
    The Whole Voyald, and Other Stories, by William Saroyan
    1. The Whole Voyald, and Other Stories by William Saroyan
    Commonweal, December 21, 1956, p. 316
  73. The War Novel
    Commonweal, May 11, 1956, pp. 146-148
  74. [+]
    Women's Fiction (Review)
    A Summer Place, by Sloan Wilson
    1. A Summer Place by Sloan Wilson
    Commonweal, June 20, 1958, p. 309
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