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  1. [+]
    All-American Novels (3 Reviews)
    Paco's Story, by Larry Heinemann
    1. Paco's Story by Larry Heinemann
    2. That Night by Alice McDermott
    3. Cigarettes by Harry Mathews
    The New York Review of Books, January 21, 1988, pp. 26-27
  2. [+]
    American Graffiti (3 Reviews)
    The Woods, by David Plante
    1. The Woods by David Plante
    2. A Midnight Clear by William Wharton
    3. Shiloh and Other Stories by Bobbie Ann Mason
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1982, pp. 38-40
  3. [+]
    Believe It or Not (Review)
    The Kindness of Women, by J.G. Ballard
    1. The Kindness of Women by J.G. Ballard
    The New York Review of Books, October 24, 1991, pp. 37-46
  4. [+]
    Below Suspicion (2 Reviews)
    True Confessions, by John Gregory Dunne
    1. True Confessions by John Gregory Dunne
    2. Transatlantic Blues by Wilfrid Sheed
    The New York Review of Books, January 26, 1978, p. 17
  5. [+]
    Books/Assaulting Realism (Review)
    Winter's Tale, by Mark Helprin
    1. Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1983, pp. 122-123
  6. [+]
    Books/Navigating Through Reefs (Review)
    A Flag for Sunrise, by Robert Stone
    1. A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1981, pp. 86-87
  7. [+]
    Breaking the Spell (2 Reviews)
    Three Continents, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    1. Three Continents by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    2. Talkative Man by R.K. Narayan
    The New York Review of Books, October 8, 1987, pp. 45-46
  8. [+]
    Cautionary Tale (Review)
    Doctor Fischer of Geneva, or the Bomb Party, by Graham Greene
    1. Doctor Fischer of Geneva, or the Bomb Party by Graham Greene
    The New York Review of Books, June 12, 1980, pp. 22-23
  9. [+]
    Closing Time (2 Reviews)
    An Ice-Cream War, by William Boyd
    1. An Ice-Cream War by William Boyd
    2. The London Embassy by Paul Theroux
    The New York Review of Books, June 2, 1983, pp. 42-43
  10. [+]
    Comic Schemes (Review)
    Loitering with Intent, by Muriel Spark
    1. Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark
    The New York Review of Books, June 25, 1981, pp. 45-46
  11. [+]
    Cuisine Minseur (Review)
    Problems, and Other Stories, by John Updike
    1. Problems, and Other Stories by John Updike
    The New York Review of Books, November 8, 1979, pp. 18-19
  12. [+]
    Danger Zones (2 Reviews)
    The Thanatos Syndrome, by Walker Percy
    1. The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy
    2. The Rug Merchant by Phillip Lopate
    The New York Review of Books, June 25, 1987, pp. 45-46
  13. [+]
    A Dark Art (Review)
    The Names, by Don DeLillo
    1. The Names by Don DeLillo
    The New Republic, November 22, 1982, pp. 32-42
  14. [+]
    The Delmore File (2 Reviews)
    Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet, by James Atlas
    1. Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet by James Atlas
    2. In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, and Other Stories by Delmore Schwartz
    The New York Review of Books, March 23, 1978, pp. 15-17
  15. [+]
    El Novel (Review)
    The Death of Che Guevara, by Jay Cantor
    1. The Death of Che Guevara by Jay Cantor
    The New York Review of Books, December 8, 1983, pp. 37-40
  16. [+]
    Enigma Variations (3 Reviews)
    The Music of Chance, by Paul Auster
    1. The Music of Chance by Paul Auster
    2. East is East by T. Coraghessan Boyle
    3. Traffic and Laughter by Ted Mooney
    The New York Review of Books, January 17, 1991, pp. 31-33
  17. [+]
    Exquisite plenitude (Review)
    Rabbit Is Rich, by John Updike
    1. Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
    Inquiry, December 7, 1981, pp. 19-20
  18. [+]
    Fair Play (Review)
    On Edge of the Cliff, by V.S. Pritchett
    1. On Edge of the Cliff by V.S. Pritchett
    The New York Review of Books, February 7, 1980, pp. 25-30
  19. [+]
    Far from Saigon (Review)
    A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, by Robert Olen Butler
    1. A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
    The New York Review of Books, August 12, 1993, pp. 41-42
  20. [+]
    Flannery O'Connor's Gifts (Review)
    The Habit of Being, by Flannery O'Connor and Sally Fitzgerald
    1. The Habit of Being by Flannery O'Connor and Sally Fitzgerald
    The New York Review of Books, May 3, 1979, pp. 3-5
  21. [+]
    From the Grassy Knoll (Review)
    Libra, by Don DeLillo
    1. Libra by Don DeLillo
    The New York Review of Books, August 18, 1988, pp. 6-7
  22. [+]
    Good Grief! (Review)
    On Moral Fiction, by John C. Gardner
    1. On Moral Fiction by John C. Gardner
    The New York Review of Books, July 20, 1978, pp. 30-31
  23. [+]
    Good Men Are Hard to Find (2 Reviews)
    The Terrible Twos, by Ishmael Reed
    1. The Terrible Twos by Ishmael Reed
    2. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    The New York Review of Books, August 12, 1982, pp. 35-36
  24. [+]
    Good News (3 Reviews)
    The News from Ireland, and Other Stories, by William Trevor
    1. The News from Ireland, and Other Stories by William Trevor
    2. Monkeys by Susan Minot
    3. Transactions in a Foreign Currency by Deborah Eisenberg
    The New York Review of Books, June 26, 1986, pp. 32-35
  25. [+]
    Good Pix from Stix (3 Reviews)
    Places in the World a Woman Could Walk, by Janet Kauffman
    1. Places in the World a Woman Could Walk by Janet Kauffman
    2. Leaving the Land by Douglas Unger
    3. Edisto by Padgett Powell
    The New York Review of Books, May 31, 1984, pp. 35-36
  26. [+]
    The Good Ship Britannia (Review)
    Rites of Passage, by William Golding
    1. Rites of Passage by William Golding
    The New York Review of Books, December 18, 1980, pp. 4-8
  27. [+]
    Grace Street Blues (Review)
    Presumed Innocent, by Scott Turow
    1. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
    The New York Review of Books, November 19, 1987, pp. 21-22
  28. [+]
    To the Greenhouse (Review)
    The Second Coming, by Walker Percy
    1. The Second Coming by Walker Percy
    The New York Review of Books, August 14, 1980, pp. 39-41
  29. [+]
    He Had What It Takes (Review)
    Kipling, Auden and Company, by Randall Jarrell
    1. Kipling, Auden and Company by Randall Jarrell
    The New York Review of Books, September 25, 1980, pp. 53-54
  30. [+]
    History Novel (Review)
    Mao II, by Don DeLillo
    1. Mao II by Don DeLillo
    The New York Review of Books, June 27, 1991, pp. 17-18
  31. [+]
    House of Cards (Review)
    The Tax Inspector, by Peter Carey
    1. The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey
    The New York Review of Books, June 25, 1992, pp. 35-36
  32. [+]
    In Extremis (2 Reviews)
    Birdy, by William Wharton
    1. Birdy by William Wharton
    2. The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan
    The New York Review of Books, March 8, 1979, pp. 8-9
  33. [+]
    In the Trap (3 Reviews)
    The Tree House Confessions, by James McConkey
    1. The Tree House Confessions by James McConkey
    2. Ghost Images by Stephen Minot
    3. Let the Lion Eat Straw by Ellease Southerland
    The New York Review of Books, October 11, 1979, pp. 43-44
  34. [+]
    Inconclusive Evidence (3 Reviews)
    The Burden of Proof, by Scott Turow
    1. The Burden of Proof by Scott Turow
    2. The Music Room by Dennis McFarland
    3. In a Father's Place by Christopher Tilghman
    The New York Review of Books, August 16, 1990, pp. 45-46
  35. [+]
    India's Long Night (Review)
    India: A Wounded Civilization, by V.S. Naipaul
    1. India: A Wounded Civilization by V.S. Naipaul
    The New York Review of Books, July 14, 1977, pp. 6-9
  36. [+]
    Intruders in the Dust (2 Reviews)
    Paris Trout, by Pete Dexter
    1. Paris Trout by Pete Dexter
    2. Shine Hawk by Charlie Smith
    The New York Review of Books, February 16, 1989, pp. 18-19
  37. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, July 20, 1978, pp. 50-52
  38. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1982, pp. 60-64
  39. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 21, 1982, pp. 51-56
  40. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, February 12, 1987, pp. 41-44
  41. [+]
    Light and Lively (2 Reviews)
    Difficult Loves, by Italo Calvino
    1. Difficult Loves by Italo Calvino
    2. Lives of the Poets by E.L. Doctorow
    The New York Review of Books, December 6, 1984, pp. 33-34
  42. [+]
    Look Homeward, Ira (Review)
    Mercy of a Rude Stream, Vol. I, by Henry Roth
    1. Mercy of a Rude Stream, Vol. I by Henry Roth
    The New York Review of Books, March 3, 1994, pp. 24-25
  43. [+]
    Low-Rent Tragedies (3 Reviews)
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver
    1. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    2. Lifetime by Scott Sommer
    3. Ellis Island, and Other Stories by Mark Helprin
    The New York Review of Books, May 14, 1981, pp. 37-39
  44. [+]
    Moby-Dad (Review)
    The Mosquito Coast, by Paul Theroux
    1. The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
    The New York Review of Books, April 15, 1982, p. 37
  45. The Monkey Watcher (1964)
    1 Review
  46. [+]
    Moveable Types (3 Reviews)
    Small World, by David Lodge
    1. Small World by David Lodge
    2. Later the Same Day by Grace Paley
    3. Self-Help by Lorrie Moore
    The New York Review of Books, August 15, 1985, pp. 26-28
  47. [+]
    Mystery Women (3 Reviews)
    Cat's Eye, by Margaret Atwood
    1. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
    2. A Theft by Saul Bellow
    3. The Whiteness of Bones by Susanna Moore
    The New York Review of Books, April 27, 1989, pp. 50-52
  48. The Necklace of Kali (1960)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  49. [+]
    Nixon's Seventh Crisis (Review)
    The Public Burning, by Robert Coover
    1. The Public Burning by Robert Coover
    The New York Review of Books, September 29, 1977, pp. 8-9
  50. [+]
    The Old Country (Review)
    Malgudi Days, by R.K. Narayan
    1. Malgudi Days by R.K. Narayan
    The New York Review of Books, April 1, 1982, pp. 21-22
  51. [+]
    On the Indian World-Mountain (Review)
    Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie
    1. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
    The New York Review of Books, September 24, 1981, pp. 28-29
  52. [+]
    One-Man Band (Review)
    The Professor of Desire, by Philip Roth
    1. The Professor of Desire by Philip Roth
    The New York Review of Books, October 27, 1977, pp. 12-13
  53. [+]
    Out of the Blue (Review)
    The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court, by Peter Taylor
    1. The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court by Peter Taylor
    The New York Review of Books, March 25, 1993, pp. 43-45
  54. [+]
    Period Fiction (3 Reviews)
    Falling in Place, by Ann Beattie
    1. Falling in Place by Ann Beattie
    2. The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
    3. The Passion Artist by John Hawkes
    The New York Review of Books, May 15, 1980, pp. 32-34
  55. [+]
    The Prince of Darkness is Pope (Review)
    Earthly Powers, by Anthony Burgess
    1. Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
    The New Republic, January 3, 1981, pp. 32-33
  56. Raging Panther, Grinning Saint
    Encounters with Nehru and Gandhi in the India of 1945
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1983, pp. 90-95
  57. [+]
    The Raw and the Cooked (2 Reviews)
    Dead Languages, by David Shields
    1. Dead Languages by David Shields
    2. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
    The New York Review of Books, July 20, 1989, pp. 30-31
  58. [+]
    Reconciliations (Review)
    The Company of Women, by Mary Gordon
    1. The Company of Women by Mary Gordon
    The New York Review of Books, March 19, 1981, p. 7
  59. [+]
    Reservations (Review)
    The Hotel New Hampshire, by John Irving
    1. The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 1981, pp. 12-14
  60. [+]
    Return to Sender (Review)
    Letters, by John Barth
    1. Letters by John Barth
    The New York Review of Books, December 20, 1979, pp. 30-32
  61. [+]
    "This Scrying" (Review)
    Celebrations and Attacks, by Irving Howe
    1. Celebrations and Attacks by Irving Howe
    The New Republic, June 2, 1979, pp. 33-34
  62. [+]
    Nobeliana (Review)
    Morgan's Passing, by Anne Tyler
    1. Morgan's Passing by Anne Tyler
    The New Republic, March 22, 1980, pp. 28-29
  63. [+]
    Roughing It (2 Reviews)
    Tracks, by Louise Erdrich
    1. Tracks by Louise Erdrich
    2. Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
    The New York Review of Books, November 10, 1988, pp. 40-41
  64. [+]
    Screams and Whispers (2 Reviews)
    Gerald's Party, by Robert Coover
    1. Gerald's Party by Robert Coover
    2. The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
    The New York Review of Books, April 24, 1986, pp. 38-39
  65. [+]
    Secret Histories (2 Reviews)
    Vox, by Nicholson Baker
    1. Vox by Nicholson Baker
    2. A Case of Curiosities by Allen Kurzweil
    The New York Review of Books, April 9, 1992, pp. 35-36
  66. [+]
    Short Satisfactions (3 Reviews)
    Friend of My Youth, by Alice Munro
    1. Friend of My Youth by Alice Munro
    2. Family Sins, and Other Stories by William Trevor
    3. Men Under Water by Ralph Lombreglia
    The New York Review of Books, May 17, 1990, pp. 38-39
  67. [+]
    A Silent Ring (Review)
    Ring: A Biography of Ring Lardner, by Jonathan Yardley
    1. Ring: A Biography of Ring Lardner by Jonathan Yardley
    The New York Review of Books, September 15, 1977, p. 15
  68. [+]
    So Big (Review)
    Mickelsson's Ghosts, by John Gardner
    1. Mickelsson's Ghosts by John Gardner
    The New York Review of Books, June 24, 1982, pp. 17-19
  69. [+]
    So It Went (Review)
    Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!, by Kurt Vonnegut
    1. Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut
    The New York Review of Books, November 25, 1976, p. 29
  70. [+]
    Southern Discomfort (Review)
    Lancelot, by Walker Percy
    1. Lancelot by Walker Percy
    The New York Review of Books, March 31, 1977, pp. 6-8
  71. [+]
    Stingo's Story (Review)
    Sophie's Choice, by William Styron
    1. Sophie's Choice by William Styron
    The New York Review of Books, July 19, 1979, pp. 12-15
  72. The Summoning (1983)
    A Novel
    4 Reviews
  73. Table for Three (2009 Film)
  74. [+]
    Tales of Manhattan (Review)
    New York Jew, by Alfred Kazin
    1. New York Jew by Alfred Kazin
    The New York Review of Books, May 18, 1978, pp. 32-34
  75. [+]
    Talk Show (Review)
    Carpenter's Gothic, by William Gaddis
    1. Carpenter's Gothic by William Gaddis
    The New Republic, September 2, 1985, pp. 30-31
  76. [+]
    Three-Part Inventions (3 Reviews)
    World's Fair, by E.L. Doctorow
    1. World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow
    2. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
    3. Where She Was by Anderson Ferrell
    The New York Review of Books, December 19, 1985, pp. 23-25
  77. [+]
    Tripping the Not-So-Light Fantastic (Review)
    The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor, by John Barth
    1. The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor by John Barth
    The New York Review of Books, April 25, 1991, pp. 46-47
  78. [+]
    Up the River (2 Reviews)
    Falconer, by John Cheever
    1. Falconer by John Cheever
    2. A Place to Come To by Robert Penn Warren
    The New York Review of Books, March 17, 1977, pp. 3-5
  79. [+]
    Uprooted (2 Reviews)
    Love Medicine, by Louise Erdrich
    1. Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
    2. Continental Drift by Russell Banks
    The New York Review of Books, April 11, 1985, pp. 36-37
  80. [+]
    Violent Places (2 Reviews)
    The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake, by Breece D'J Pancake
    1. The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake by Breece D'J Pancake
    2. Ironweed by William J. Kennedy
    The New York Review of Books, March 31, 1983, pp. 11-12
  81. [+]
    Wanderers (3 Reviews)
    Great Days, by Donald Barthelme
    1. Great Days by Donald Barthelme
    2. Ladies' Man by Richard Price
    3. Wrinkles by Charles Simmons
    The New York Review of Books, January 25, 1979, pp. 15-17
  82. [+]
    The Way We Live Now (2 Reviews)
    The Book and the Brotherhood, by Iris Murdoch
    1. The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch
    2. Found in the Street by Patricia Highsmith
    The New York Review of Books, March 31, 1988, pp. 36-37
  83. [+]
    Ways Down South (2 Reviews)
    Kate Vaiden, by Reynolds Price
    1. Kate Vaiden by Reynolds Price
    2. A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor
    The New York Review of Books, September 25, 1986, pp. 55-57
  84. [+]
    White Writers' Burden (2 Reviews)
    Heat and Dust, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    1. Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    2. Selected Stories by Nadine Gordimer
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1977, pp. 310-312
  85. [+]
    The Wild Blue Yonder (3 Reviews)
    Diary of a Yuppie, by Louis Auchincloss
    1. Diary of a Yuppie by Louis Auchincloss
    2. Pubis Angelical by Manuel Puig
    3. Paper Doll by Jim Shepard
    The New York Review of Books, December 18, 1986, pp. 29-33
  86. [+]
    The World We Live In (3 Reviews)
    The Translator, by Ward Just
    1. The Translator by Ward Just
    2. Joe by Larry Brown
    3. The Dylanist by Brian Morton
    The New York Review of Books, January 16, 1992, pp. 39-41
  87. [+]
    You Can Go Home Again (2 Reviews)
    Affliction, by Russell Banks
    1. Affliction by Russell Banks
    2. Mile Zero by Thomas Sanchez
    The New York Review of Books, December 7, 1989, pp. 46-47
  88. You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (1985 Film)
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