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  1. Absent Friends
    The New York Review of Books, May 29, 1986, p. 29
  2. The Admission of Kansas (1858)
  3. [+]
    An Alphabet of Poets (9 Reviews)
    A Look Round the Estate, by Kingsley Amis
    1. A Look Round the Estate by Kingsley Amis
    2. Short Poems by John Berryman
    3. Words by Robert Creeley
    4. The Hard Hours by Anthony Hecht
    5. Wodwo by Ted Hughes
    6. Body Rags by Galway Kinnell
    7. The Harvesters' Vase by Ned O'Gorman
    8. The Marches by James Scully
    9. Iliad of Broken Sentences by Rosemary Tonks
    The New York Review of Books, August 1, 1968, pp. 33-35
  4. [+]
    American Dreamers (Review)
    The Eccentric Design, by Marius Bewley
    1. The Eccentric Design by Marius Bewley
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1959, pp. 440-445
  5. Observations
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    Baldwin (Review)
    The Prophet As Artist
    1. Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone by James Baldwin
    Commentary, June 1968, pp. 67-68
  6. [+]
    Bankruptcy and Revolt (Review)
    A Bend in the River, by V.S. Naipaul
    1. A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
    The New York Review of Books, May 31, 1979, pp. 6-9
  7. Fiction
    Benediction
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1998, pp. 221-234
  8. Observations
    The Big Money
    Commentary, February 1969, pp. 60-63
  9. Books
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    Books (2 Reviews)
    Ada, or Ardor, by Vladimir Nabokov
    1. Ada, or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov
    2. The Four-Gated City by Doris Lessing
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1969, pp. 122-127
  10. [+]
    Books (4 Reviews)
    Some versions of subversion
    1. Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene
    2. In Transit by Brigid Brophy
    3. The Entrance to Porlock by Frederick Buechner
    4. The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker by Charles Richard Webb
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1970, pp. 108-111
  11. [+]
    Books (2 Reviews)
    Away from it all
    1. Living the Good Life by Helen Nearing and Scott Nearing
    2. The Netsilik Eskimo by Asen Balikci
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1970, pp. 120-123
  12. Books
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    Books (8 Reviews)
    What's it about? What's it like?
    1. The Vivisector by Patrick White
    2. The Joshua Tree by Robert Cabot
    3. Jeremiah 8:20 by Carol Hill
    4. The Future Is Not What It Used to Be by Patricia Browning Griffith
    5. Lightning Bug by Donald Harington
    6. Journey for Joedel by Guy Owen
    7. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
    8. A Reasonable Doubt by Edgar Smith
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1970, pp. 94-99
  13. [+]
    Books (Review)
    The future: who wants it?
    1. Future of the United States Government by Harvey S. Perloff
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1971, pp. 89-91
  14. [+]
    Books (17 Reviews)
    It's a mystery
    1. The Very Breath of Hell by George Beare
    2. The Temple Tree by David Beaty
    3. Match for a Murderer by Dorothy Dunnett
    4. The Dream by Lucy Freeman
    5. The Warsaw Document by Adam Hall
    6. Like Any Other Fugitive by Joseph Arnold Hayes
    7. The Fly on the Wall by Tony Hillerman
    8. The Copper Beeches by Arthur H. Lewis
    9. Sleep Is for the Rich by Donald Mackenzie
    10. Loophole by Arthur Maling
    11. Fisherman's Luck by Tom Pace
    12. Ransom by Robert Kimmel Smith
    13. Slayground by Richard Stark
    14. The Disappearance of Dr. Parkman by Robert Sullivan
    15. Murder at Harvard by Helen Thomson
    16. The Dead Piano by Henry Van Dyke#2
    17. The Burnt Orange Heresy by Charles Ray Willeford
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1971, pp. 120-125
  15. [+]
    Books: A hundred years of Howells (Review)
    William Dean Howells: An American Life, by Kenneth S. Lynn
    1. William Dean Howells: An American Life by Kenneth S. Lynn
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1971, pp. 94-97
  16. [+]
    Books: Flaming Youth (3 Reviews)
    Culture and Commitment, by Margaret Mead
    1. Culture and Commitment by Margaret Mead
    2. History and Human Survival by Robert Jay Lifton
    3. Being Busted by Leslie A. Fiedler
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1970, p. 94
  17. [+]
    Books: Isak Dinesen, Baroness Blixen (2 Reviews)
    Out of Africa, by Isak Dinesen
    1. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
    2. The Life and Destiny of Isak Dinesen by Frans Lasson and Clara Svendsen
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1971, pp. 99-101
  18. [+]
    Books: Mann's letters (Review)
    The Letters of Thomas Mann, 1889-1955, by Richard Winston, Clara Winston, and Thomas Mann
    1. The Letters of Thomas Mann, 1889-1955 by Richard Winston, Clara Winston, and Thomas Mann
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1971, pp. 90-91
  19. [+]
    Books: Mr. Moses's public works (Review)
    Public Works: A Dangerous Trade, by Robert Moses
    1. Public Works: A Dangerous Trade by Robert Moses
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1970, pp. 126-129
  20. [+]
    A Catalogue of Poets (20 Reviews)
    New Poems, 1960, by Witter Bynner
    1. New Poems, 1960 by Witter Bynner
    2. Collected Poems by Lawrence Durrell
    3. A Correspondence of Americans by Jack Hirschman
    4. A Little Geste, and Other Poems by Daniel Hoffman
    5. Lupercal by Ted Hughes
    6. The Woman at the Washington Zoo by Randall Jarrell
    7. The Summer Anniversaries by Donald Justice
    8. The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees by Donald Justice and Weldon Kees
    9. Songs by Christopher Logue
    10. The Trouble with Love by Eve Merriam
    11. The Wandering Jew by Robert Mezey
    12. Poems, 1930-1960 by Josephine Miles
    13. New and Selected Poems by Howard Nemerov
    14. Knowledge of the Evening by John Frederick Nims
    15. Poets of Today VII by James Dickey, Paris Leary, and Jon Swan
    16. The Screens, and Other Poems by I.A. Richards
    17. White Sun, Black Sun by Jerome Rothenberg
    18. Wilderness of Ladies by Eleanor Ross Taylor
    19. First Poems by Lewis Turco
    20. You, Emperors, and Others by Robert Penn Warren
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1960, pp. 618-625
  21. Catharsis, Linguistics & All That
    Commentary, October 1970, pp. 65-73
  22. [+]
    Caught Again (Review)
    Something Happened, by Joseph Heller
    1. Something Happened by Joseph Heller
    The New York Review of Books, October 17, 1974, pp. 24-25
  23. Books
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    The Clever, the Trut, and the Marvelous (3 Reviews)
    Three Fiction Writers
    1. The Waterfall by Margaret Drabble
    2. A Special Providence by Richard Yates
    3. The Collected Stories by Peter Taylor
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1969, pp. 127-135
  24. [+]
    Clubland (Review)
    The Men's Club, by Leonard Michaels
    1. The Men's Club by Leonard Michaels
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 1981, p. 41
  25. A Condition of Servitude
    A Story
    Commentary, March 1969, pp. 45-52
  26. Cover
    The Saturday Review, April 15, 1978
  27. The End of Culture
    Commentary, December 1969, pp. 46-54
  28. Ending on Paumanok
    The New York Review of Books, February 2, 1984, p. 18
  29. [+]
    A Fairy Tale for Adults (3 Reviews)
    The Empire City, by Paul Goodman
    1. The Empire City by Paul Goodman
    2. The Body's Cage by Benjamin DeMott
    3. The Man With the White Eyes by Leopold Tyrmand
    The Reporter, May 28, 1959, pp. 46-47
  30. Observations
    Fantasy & Circumstance
    Commentary, April 1968, pp. 71-73
  31. Observations
    The Fiction Machine
    Commentary, October 1968, pp. 67-70
  32. [+]
    The Figure in the Rose-Red Gown (Review)
    Ship of Fools, by Katherine Anne Porter
    1. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1962, pp. 608-611
  33. [+]
    For the Happy Crowd (Review)
    Stendhal: Notes on a Novelist, by Robert M. Adams
    1. Stendhal: Notes on a Novelist by Robert M. Adams
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1959, pp. 633-634
  34. The Founding of English Meter (1962)
    1 Review
  35. From Waterways to Roadways in the Sacramento Delta
    California History, June 2, 1980, pp. 144-169
  36. A Greek Grammar (1902)
    Accidence and Syntax for Schools and Colleges
  37. [+]
    Hate in a Cold Climate (2 Reviews)
    A Married Man, by Piers Paul Read
    1. A Married Man by Piers Paul Read
    2. The Pornographer by John McGahern
    The New York Review of Books, May 1, 1980, pp. 20-21
  38. [+]
    In Africa (5 Reviews)
    Jungle Lovers, by Paul Theroux
    1. Jungle Lovers by Paul Theroux
    2. Farquharson's Physique by David J. Knight
    3. The Wanderers by Ezekiel Mphahlele
    4. This Earth, My Brother... by Kofi Awoonor
    5. Bound to Violence by Yambo Ouologuem
    The New York Review of Books, September 23, 1971, pp. 3-6
  39. Intelligence, Race, Class and Education
    Marxism Today, July 1971, pp. 224-226
  40. Jack Frost
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1968, pp. 140-144
  41. [+]
    Just a Bit of This and That (9 Reviews)
    Selected Poems, 1928-1958, by Stanley Kunitz
    1. Selected Poems, 1928-1958 by Stanley Kunitz
    2. I Marry You by John Ciardi
    3. Mirrors and Windows by Howard Nemerov
    4. Poems of a Jew by Karl Shapiro
    5. A Crackling of Thorns by John Hollander
    6. Seeing is Believing by Charles Tomlinson
    7. A Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    8. Poems by Emma Swan
    9. Overland to the Islands by Denise Levertov
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1958, pp. 443-450
  42. The Lambs in the Fold (1893)
    or, The Relation of Children to the Church and Their Proper Christian Nurture
  43. [+]
    Last Testament (Review)
    Recovery, by John Berryman
    1. Recovery by John Berryman
    The New York Review of Books, August 9, 1973, pp. 3-5
  44. [+]
    At Least One Way (2 Reviews)
    No Way, by Natalia Ginzburg
    1. No Way by Natalia Ginzburg
    2. Touch the Water, Touch the Wind by Amos Oz
    The New York Review of Books, January 23, 1975, pp. 39-40
  45. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, January 29, 1970, pp. 54-56
  46. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 4, 1973, pp. 36-40
  47. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 25, 1976, pp. 47-52
  48. The Life of John Thompson, a Fugitive Slave (1856)
    Containing His History of 25 Years in Bondage
  49. Lionel Trilling (1905-1975)
    The New York Review of Books, December 11, 1975, p. 58
  50. [+]
    Moving in on Shakespeare (2 Reviews)
    Shakespeare: The Last Phase, by Derek Traversi
    1. Shakespeare: The Last Phase by Derek Traversi
    2. The Shakespearean Moment, and Its Place in the Poetry of the Seventeenth Century by Patrick Cruttwell
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1955, pp. 463-467
  51. Notes on Aggression
    Commentary, April 1969, pp. 63-64
  52. Discussion
    Notes on the 'Dialectics of Nature'
    Marxism Today, August 1975, pp. 250-253
  53. [+]
    Old Campaigners (2 Reviews)
    Sea Grapes, by Derek Walcott
    1. Sea Grapes by Derek Walcott
    2. Leaping Clear and Other Poems by Irving Feldman
    The New York Review of Books, October 14, 1976, pp. 33-34
  54. Old Friends
    Commentary, January 1968, pp. 65-70
  55. [+]
    Other People's Affairs (3 Reviews)
    Our Visit to Niagara, by Paul Goodman
    1. Our Visit to Niagara by Paul Goodman
    2. The Beat of Life by Barbara Probst Solomon
    3. Rabbit, Run by John Updike
    The Partisan Review, January 1961, pp. 117-123
  56. Our Governmental Policy (1859)
  57. [+]
    Perilous Relations (Review)
    A Soldier's Embrace, by Nadine Gordimer
    1. A Soldier's Embrace by Nadine Gordimer
    The New York Review of Books, October 23, 1980, p. 46
  58. [+]
    Plot, Character, Etc. (4 Reviews)
    Take a Girl Like You, by Kingsley Amis
    1. Take a Girl Like You by Kingsley Amis
    2. A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch
    3. Prize Stories 1961 by Richard Poirier
    4. Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place by Malcolm Lowry
    The Partisan Review, July 1961, pp. 707-715
  59. Pornography & Propaganda
    Commentary, August 1969, pp. 54-57
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    Reports from South Africa (2 Reviews)
    In the Fiery Continent, by Tom Hopkinson
    1. In the Fiery Continent by Tom Hopkinson
    2. Into Exile by Ronald Segal
    Commentary, August 1963, pp. 182-186
  61. Return of the Repressed
    Commentary, September 1968, pp. 86-90
  62. Observations
    Rise and Slay!
    Commentary, November 1967, pp. 81-85
  63. Robert Lowell, 1917-1977
    The New York Review of Books, October 27, 1977, p. 14
  64. Observations
    Stories about Terrible Things
    Commentary, December 1967, pp. 77-79
  65. The Talking Girl, and Other Poems (1968)
    1 Review
  66. [+]
    Too Important to Be New (Review)
    Dark Star, by Ronnie Dugger
    1. Dark Star by Ronnie Dugger
    The New York Review of Books, April 11, 1968, p. 26
  67. [+]
    Two Hundred Years Is Enough (Review)
    The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, by Daniel Bell
    1. The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism by Daniel Bell
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1976, pp. 604-606
  68. [+]
    Updike le Noir (Review)
    The Coup, by John Updike
    1. The Coup by John Updike
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 1978, p. 3
  69. [+]
    Updike's Couples (Review)
    Couples, by John Updike
    1. Couples by John Updike
    Commentary, May 1968, pp. 70-74
  70. The Vacancies of August
    Commentary, November 1966, pp. 41-52
  71. Way Past the Hudson
    Commentary, July 1969, pp. 63-64
  72. [+]
    Words (5 Reviews)
    MF, by Anthony Burgess
    1. MF by Anthony Burgess
    2. West of the Rockies by Daniel Fuchs
    3. A Cry of Absence by Madison Jones
    4. Losing Battles by Eudora Welty
    5. Birds of America by Mary McCarthy
    Commentary, October 1971, pp. 108-111
  73. Yesterdays in Grand Rapids
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1969, pp. 43-51
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