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  1. Age of Enlightenment
    Encounter, November 1964, pp. 43-44
  2. Men & Ideas
    Alain Robbe-Grillet
    Encounter, March 1962, pp. 30-39
  3. Alain: For and Against
    The American Scholar, Summer 1982, pp. 381-389
  4. Film
    All Flesh is Trash
    Encounter, June 1971, pp. 45-46
  5. Andre Gide and the Homosexual Debate
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1990, pp. 591-601
  6. Theatre
    Another Play for Pinterites
    Encounter, July 1975, pp. 24-25
  7. Theatre
    Art Versus Life
    Encounter, September 1974, pp. 57-59
  8. Theatre
    Bald Remarks on "Hair"
    Encounter, December 1968, pp. 52-53
  9. [+]
    Battle of the Century (2 Reviews)
    Sartre vs. Flaubert
    1. The Family Idiot: Gustave Flaubert, 1821-1857, Vol. I by Jean-Paul Sartre
    2. The Greatness of Flaubert by Maurice Nadeau
    The New York Review of Books, April 6, 1972, pp. 10-12
  10. Theatre
    The Beaumarchais Phenomenon
    Encounter, October 1974, pp. 63-66
  11. Theatre
    Before the Deluge
    Encounter, August 1968, pp. 46-47
  12. [+]
    Between Animal and Angel (Review)
    Zola: A Life, by Frederick Brown
    1. Zola: A Life by Frederick Brown
    The New York Review of Books, March 21, 1996, pp. 41-44
  13. [+]
    Blue Blood and Divine Right (Review)
    Historical Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon, by Lucy Norton and Louis de Rouvroy Saint...
    1. Historical Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon by Lucy Norton and Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon
    The New York Review of Books, July 10, 1969, pp. 34-35
  14. [+]
    The Book of Cohen (Review)
    Belle du Seigneur, by Albert Cohen
    1. Belle du Seigneur by Albert Cohen
    The New York Review of Books, July 11, 1996, pp. 29-31
  15. Theatre
    Centre 69?
    Encounter, October 1971, pp. 27-28
  16. Theatre
    Chekhov & Chekhovian
    Encounter, August 1973, pp. 51-53
  17. Theatre
    Christ as Man & Horse
    Encounter, March 1975, pp. 44-46
  18. The Climate of Fear
    Encounter, December 1987, p. 13
  19. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    A Climax of French Culture (Review)
    From the N.R.F., by Justin O'Brien
    1. From the N.R.F. by Justin O'Brien
    The Nation, October 4, 1958, p. 194
  20. Film
    Cobblers from France
    Encounter, January 1976, pp. 34-35
  21. The Concept of the Avant-Garde (1973)
    Explorations in Modernism
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  22. The Concept of the Avant-Garde
    Encounter, July 1969, pp. 5-16
  23. [+]
    Confessions of a Polymorph (Review)
    The Wind Spirit, by Michel Tournier
    1. The Wind Spirit by Michel Tournier
    The New York Review of Books, December 8, 1988, pp. 43-44
  24. [+]
    Cosmic Adventurer (2 Reviews)
    Jules Verne: An Exploratory Biography, by Herbert R. Lottman
    1. Jules Verne: An Exploratory Biography by Herbert R. Lottman
    2. Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne
    The New York Review of Books, July 17, 1997, pp. 53-56
  25. [+]
    Cultivating Voltaire (2 Reviews)
    Voltaire, by Theodore Besterman
    1. Voltaire by Theodore Besterman
    2. The Intellectual Development of Voltaire by Ira O. Wade
    The New York Review of Books, June 18, 1970, pp. 35-36
  26. [+]
    De Gaulle and After (2 Reviews)
    The Trial of Charles de Gaulle, by Alfred Fabre-Luce
    1. The Trial of Charles de Gaulle by Alfred Fabre-Luce
    2. A Modern French Republic by Pierre Mendes-France
    Commentary, February 1964, pp. 89-90
  27. [+]
    Death on the Installment Plan (Review)
    The Collaborator, by Alice Kaplan
    1. The Collaborator by Alice Kaplan
    The New York Review of Books, October 19, 2000, pp. 52-53
  28. Theatre
    Dirty Hands
    Encounter, February 1969, pp. 55-58
  29. Theatre
    Doubts About Ibsen
    Encounter, April 1975, pp. 50-51
  30. Theatre
    Dr. Miller's Transplant
    Encounter, July 1970, pp. 54-56
  31. [+]
    Ego, Prince of Id (Review)
    Letters, by Saint-John Perse and Arthur J. Knodel
    1. Letters by Saint-John Perse and Arthur J. Knodel
    The New York Review of Books, February 21, 1980, pp. 16-18
  32. [+]
    Extravaganza in Progress (Review)
    The Saragossa Manuscript, by Jan Potocki and Roger Caillois
    1. The Saragossa Manuscript by Jan Potocki and Roger Caillois
    The New York Review of Books, November 30, 1995, pp. 40-42
  33. Film
    [+]
    Fantasia (Review)
    O Lucky Man! (1973 Film), by Lindsay Anderson
    1. O Lucky Man! (1973 Film) by Lindsay Anderson
    Encounter, July 1973, pp. 47-48
  34. [+]
    Fatal Attraction (Review)
    Past Imperfect, by Tony Judt
    1. Past Imperfect by Tony Judt
    The New York Review of Books, February 11, 1993, pp. 9-12
  35. Theatre
    Flashing the Old Job
    Encounter, October 1970, pp. 38-39
  36. Film
    [+]
    Flesh in the Afternoon (2 Reviews)
    Flesh (1970 Film), by Andy Warhol
    1. Flesh (1970 Film) by Andy Warhol
    2. Zabriskie Point (1970 Film) by Michelangelo Antonioni
    Encounter, June 1970, pp. 30-32
  37. [+]
    The French Complaint (Review)
    The Horror of Life, by Roger Lawrence Williams
    1. The Horror of Life by Roger Lawrence Williams
    The New York Review of Books, April 2, 1981, pp. 33-34
  38. A French Connection
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1983, pp. 527-532
  39. The French Literary Scene
    Commentary, February 1966, pp. 57-64
  40. [+]
    The French Neo-Realists (5 Reviews)
    A Change of Heart, by Michel Butor
    1. A Change of Heart by Michel Butor
    2. All in a Night by Jean Cayrol
    3. The Voyeur by Alain Robbe-Grillet
    4. Portrait of a Man Unknown by Nathalie Sarraute
    5. The Wind by Claude Simon
    The Nation, April 25, 1959, pp. 381-382
  41. Theatre
    A French No-Play
    Encounter, September 1971, pp. 58-60
  42. Film
    God's Bodikins!
    Encounter, June 1969, pp. 41-42
  43. Theatre
    Gradations in Farce
    Encounter, November 1966, pp. 64-66
  44. Theatre
    Grousers, Male & Female
    Encounter, September 1968, pp. 44-45
  45. [+]
    Growing up in Paris (Review)
    Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, by Simone de Beauvoir
    1. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
    Encounter, August 1959, pp. 77-80
  46. Notes & Topics
    Haltwhistle Remembered
    Encounter, May 1978, pp. 41-43
  47. The Hero as Gentleman
    The Partisan Review, September 1954, pp. 569-578
  48. Theatre
    Heroes of Our Time
    Encounter, August 1966, pp. 45-46
  49. High, Low, and Modern - A Reply
    Encounter, September 1960, pp. 66-70
  50. Film
    [+]
    How Not to Love Music (Review)
    The Music Lovers (1971 Film), by Ken Russell
    1. The Music Lovers (1971 Film) by Ken Russell
    Encounter, May 1971, pp. 48-49
  51. [+]
    How Wise Was Montaigne? (2 Reviews)
    Michel de Montaigne: The Essays, by M.A. Screech and Michel de Montaigne
    1. Michel de Montaigne: The Essays by M.A. Screech and Michel de Montaigne
    2. Montaigne and Melancholy by M.A. Screech
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 1992, pp. 32-35
  52. [+]
    The Human Comedy of the Divine Marquis (Review)
    Sade: A Biography, by Maurice Lever
    1. Sade: A Biography by Maurice Lever
    The New York Review of Books, September 23, 1993, pp. 6-9
  53. Theatre
    Ibsen & the Absurd
    Encounter, October 1975, pp. 48-52
  54. Theatre
    Ideas & The Drama (II)
    Encounter, October 1966, pp. 57-59
  55. Theatre
    Ideas and the Drama
    Encounter, September 1966, pp. 46-48
  56. Theatre
    Ik & Ethnic
    Encounter, April 1976, pp. 30-32
  57. Theatre
    The Impubic Beard
    Encounter, January 1969, pp. 72-73
  58. Special Book Section: Stage & Screen
    [+]
    An Intellectual in the Theatre (Review)
    Subsequent Performances, by Jonathan Miller
    1. Subsequent Performances by Jonathan Miller
    Encounter, January 1987, pp. 44-47
  59. [+]
    A La Recherche...de Proust (2 Reviews)
    Marcel Proust: Selected Letters, Vol. Two 1904-1909, by Philip Kolb and Marcel Proust
    1. Marcel Proust: Selected Letters, Vol. Two 1904-1909 by Philip Kolb and Marcel Proust
    2. Marcel Proust by George D. Painter
    The New York Review of Books, January 18, 1990, pp. 10-13
  60. [+]
    La Vie Boheme (Review)
    Bohemian Versus Bourgeois, by Cesar Grana
    1. Bohemian Versus Bourgeois by Cesar Grana
    Commentary, September 1964, pp. 88-92
  61. Theatre
    Legal Occasions
    Encounter, May 1967, pp. 31-32
  62. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 23, 1968, pp. 43-48
  63. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 8, 1970, pp. 52-56
  64. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 15, 1980, pp. 46-48
  65. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 23, 1996, p. 69
  66. [+]
    L'Homme Revolte (Review)
    The Conspiracy, by Paul Nizan
    1. The Conspiracy by Paul Nizan
    The New York Review of Books, October 25, 1990, pp. 29-40
  67. Theatre
    Life & Death of the Common Man
    Encounter, December 1969, pp. 51-53
  68. Film & Theatre
    The Light and the Dark
    Encounter, June 1972, pp. 36-39
  69. Books & Writers
    [+]
    Love, Sex & Desire (Review)
    Sexual Desire, by Roger Scruton
    1. Sexual Desire by Roger Scruton
    Encounter, September/October 1986, pp. 46-51
  70. Cinema
    [+]
    The Ludicrous & the Absurd (2 Reviews)
    Emmanuelle (1974 Film), by Just Jaeckin
    1. Emmanuelle (1974 Film) by Just Jaeckin
    2. The Mother and the Whore (1973 Film) by Jean Eustache
    Encounter, January 1975, pp. 47-49
  71. Essays
    The Lure of Unreason
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1998, pp. 475-489
  72. Madame De Stael
    Encounter, October 1973, pp. 45-56
  73. Mallarme & the Language Obsession
    Encounter, October 1978, pp. 96-109
  74. [+]
    The Mandarin Left (Review)
    Communism and the French Intellectuals, 1914-1960, by David Caute
    1. Communism and the French Intellectuals, 1914-1960 by David Caute
    Commentary, March 1965, pp. 96-100
  75. Masterworks of the French Cinema (1975)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  76. Mauriac, The Witness
    Encounter, January 1959, pp. 71-72
  77. Theatre
    A Metaphysical Comedy
    Encounter, April 1972, pp. 44-45
  78. Theatre
    Metaphysical Voids
    Encounter, December 1974, pp. 64-66
  79. Theatre
    Mini-Hamlets in Limbo
    Encounter, July 1967, pp. 38-39
  80. Cinema
    [+]
    Minimal Relationships (Review)
    The Last Tango in Paris (1973 Film), by Bernardo Bertolucci
    1. The Last Tango in Paris (1973 Film) by Bernardo Bertolucci
    Encounter, June 1973, pp. 37-38
  81. Film
    [+]
    Modalities of Sex (3 Reviews)
    Straw Dogs (1971 Film), by Sam Peckinpah
    1. Straw Dogs (1971 Film) by Sam Peckinpah
    2. Carnal Knowledge (1971 Film) by Mike Nichols
    3. Klute (1971 Film) by Alan J. Pakula
    Encounter, March 1972, pp. 32-35
  82. Theatre
    Moliere a la Mode
    Encounter, May 1973, pp. 50-51
  83. Theatre
    Moments of French Civilisation
    Encounter, June 1967, pp. 59-60
  84. [+]
    Moth Myth (Review)
    Papillon, by Henri Charriere
    1. Papillon by Henri Charriere
    The New York Review of Books, October 8, 1970, pp. 42-44
  85. [+]
    Multicultural Mandarin (3 Reviews)
    A.O. Barnabooth: His Diary, by Valery Larbaud and A.O. Barnabooth
    1. A.O. Barnabooth: His Diary by Valery Larbaud and A.O. Barnabooth
    2. Childish Things by Valery Larbaud
    3. Lettres a Adrienne Monnier et a Sylvia Beach, 1919-1933 by Valery Larbaud
    The New York Review of Books, December 1, 1994, pp. 41-43
  86. Theatre
    The Mystery of Heartbreak House
    Encounter, May 1975, pp. 39-41
  87. Cinema
    Mystic Wolf-Man
    Encounter, May 1976, pp. 45-46
  88. Cinema
    Mythmash
    Encounter, June 1976, pp. 50-51
  89. N.R.F.
    The American Scholar, Winter 1981, pp. 91-99
  90. Film
    Narcissi Round the Pool
    Encounter, June 1975, pp. 37-38
  91. Men & Ideas
    Nathalie Sarraute
    Encounter, June 1964, pp. 36-42
  92. The New Wave in French Culture
    Commentary, September 1960, pp. 230-240
  93. Theatre
    No Business to be Like Show-Business
    Encounter, February 1973, pp. 37-38
  94. Film
    Notes from the Underground
    Encounter, July 1968, pp. 54-55
  95. The Obsessive Object
    Encounter, July 1962, pp. 69-70
  96. Theatre
    On Not Appreciating Noel Coward
    Encounter, July 1966, pp. 39-40
  97. [+]
    On Not Translating Racine (2 Reviews)
    Racine or Triumph of Relevance, by Odette de Mourgues
    1. Racine or Triumph of Relevance by Odette de Mourgues
    2. The Complete Plays of Jean Racine by Jean Racine
    The New York Review of Books, January 2, 1969, pp. 38-39
  98. On Not Understanding Michel Foucault
    The American Scholar, Summer 1989, pp. 383-405
  99. Theatre
    The Outsider in the Home
    Encounter, September 1967, pp. 42-43
  100. Film
    [+]
    The Outsider Rides Again (3 Reviews)
    Good-bye Columbus; Easy Rider; Midnight Cowboy
    1. Goodbye, Columbus (1969 Film) by Larry Peerce
    2. Easy Rider (1969 Film) by Dennis Hopper
    3. Midnight Cowboy (1969 Film) by John Schlesinger
    Encounter, November 1969, pp. 46-50
  101. [+]
    The Outsider (Review)
    Albert Camus: A Life, by Olivier Todd
    1. Albert Camus: A Life by Olivier Todd
    The New York Review of Books, January 15, 1998, pp. 26-29
  102. Film
    A Pad in Paddington
    Encounter, June 1968, pp. 43-44
  103. [+]
    Paranoid Poetics (Review)
    Castle to Castle, by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
    1. Castle to Castle by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
    The New York Review of Books, June 5, 1969, pp. 25-28
  104. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    The Passion of "Scrutiny" (Review)
    Scrutiny: A Quarterly Review, 1932-1953, by F.R. Leavis
    1. Scrutiny: A Quarterly Review, 1932-1953 by F.R. Leavis
    The Nation, December 7, 1963, p. 393
  105. Theatre
    Philistinism, Good and Bad
    Encounter, January 1973, pp. 58-60
  106. Theatre
    Phraedra Victoriana
    Encounter, December 1975, pp. 46-50
  107. Theatre
    The Play as Fable
    Encounter, February 1967, pp. 55-57
  108. Theatre
    Plays or Psycho-Dramas?
    Encounter, May 1969, pp. 62-65
  109. Theatre
    Post-Imperial Blues
    Encounter, November 1971, pp. 56-58
  110. [+]
    Reconsidering Gide (Review)
    Andre Gide: His Life and Art, by Wallace Fowlie
    1. Andre Gide: His Life and Art by Wallace Fowlie
    Commentary, September 1965, pp. 102-103
  111. [+]
    Reconstructing the Colonel (Review)
    Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort, by Roger Martin du Gard
    1. Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort by Roger Martin du Gard
    The New York Review of Books, April 27, 2000, pp. 53-54
  112. [+]
    Refrigerated Dreams (Review)
    Project for a Revolution in New York, by Alain Robbe-Grillet
    1. Project for a Revolution in New York by Alain Robbe-Grillet
    The New York Review of Books, June 1, 1972, pp. 6-10
  113. [+]
    Risorgimento and Romantic Agony (Review)
    Cristina: Portraits of a Princess, by Beth Archer Brombert
    1. Cristina: Portraits of a Princess by Beth Archer Brombert
    The New York Review of Books, October 13, 1977, p. 43
  114. Theatre
    Rites at the Round House
    Encounter, August 1969, pp. 45-47
  115. [+]
    The Sand Phenomenon (Review)
    The Double Life of George Sand, Woman and Writer, by Renee Winegarten
    1. The Double Life of George Sand, Woman and Writer by Renee Winegarten
    Commentary, February 1979, pp. 81-83
  116. [+]
    Secular Humanism (Review)
    The Science of Freedom, by Peter Gay
    1. The Science of Freedom by Peter Gay
    Commentary, May 1970, p. 108
  117. [+]
    Sex and the Devil (4 Reviews)
    South, by Julian Green
    1. South by Julian Green
    2. The Distant Lands by Julian Green
    3. Paris by Julian Green
    4. Adrienne Mesurat by Julian Green
    The New York Review of Books, December 5, 1991, pp. 53-55
  118. [+]
    The Sexy Cross (Review)
    Maria Cross, by Conor Cruise O'Brien
    1. Maria Cross by Conor Cruise O'Brien
    Encounter, September 1963, pp. 70-72
  119. Theatre
    Shakespeare in Bondage
    Encounter, November 1974, pp. 46-48
  120. Theatre
    Shall We Join the Ladies?
    Encounter, July 1976, pp. 37-39
  121. The Solar Revolution
    Encounter, December 1970, pp. 9-18
  122. The Sorbonne
    Encounter, June 1961, pp. 28-42
  123. Spectrum
    The Non-Compulsive Society
    Encounter, January 1962, pp. 12-13
  124. Theatre
    Spool, Stool, Drool
    Encounter, April 1973, pp. 37-41
  125. Theatre
    Stage Politics
    Encounter, December 1971, pp. 29-31
  126. The Stories Women Tell
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1965, pp. 162-167
  127. [+]
    Stranger in Paradise (Review)
    A Happy Death, by Albert Camus
    1. A Happy Death by Albert Camus
    The New York Review of Books, June 15, 1972, pp. 6-8
  128. [+]
    Summing Up Sartre (7 Reviews)
    Sartre: A Life, by Annie Cohen-Solal
    1. Sartre: A Life by Annie Cohen-Solal
    2. Sartre by Ronald Hayman
    3. Sartre's Second Critique by Ronald Aronson
    4. A Preface to Sartre by Dominick LaCapra
    5. The Politics of Prose by Denis Hollier
    6. Witness to a Century by Simone de Beauvoir and Helene Vivienne Wenzel, ...
    7. Simone de Beauvoir by Claude Francis and Fernande Gontier
    The New York Review of Books, August 13, 1987, pp. 42-46
  129. Theatre
    Three Dirges for England
    Encounter, November 1975, pp. 47-48
  130. [+]
    Tidbit History (Review)
    The Proud Tower, by Barbara W. Tuchman
    1. The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman
    Commentary, May 1966, pp. 89-91
  131. [+]
    The Tides of Change (Review)
    In Search of France, by Stanley Hoffmann, Charles P. Kindleberger, and Laurence Wylie, ...
    1. In Search of France by Stanley Hoffmann, Charles P. Kindleberger, and Laurence Wylie, ...
    Commentary, July 1963, pp. 78-80
  132. Translation
    The Perennial Problem
    Encounter, November 1963, pp. 58-59
  133. Film
    [+]
    Trifling with the Dead (Review)
    Women in Love (1969 Film), by Ken Russell
    1. Women in Love (1969 Film) by Ken Russell
    Encounter, January 1970, pp. 50-53
  134. [+]
    Twilight in Flanders (Review)
    Dear Departed, by Marguerite Yourcenar
    1. Dear Departed by Marguerite Yourcenar
    The New York Review of Books, January 16, 1992, pp. 30-33
  135. [+]
    Valery as Social Thinker (Review)
    History and Politics, by Paul Valery
    1. History and Politics by Paul Valery
    Encounter, March 1963, pp. 84-87
  136. A View of the Cote d'Azur
    Encounter, October 1959, pp. 8-18
  137. A Visit to Levi-Strauss
    Encounter, February 1971, pp. 38-42
  138. [+]
    Voltaire to Medawar (Review)
    Aristotle to Zoos, by P.B. Medawar and J.S. Medawar
    1. Aristotle to Zoos by P.B. Medawar and J.S. Medawar
    Encounter, December 1984, pp. 53-55
  139. Film
    Whatever Happened to Godard?
    Encounter, September 1969, pp. 56-59
  140. [+]
    What's Going On Upstairs? (Review)
    Do You Hear Them?, by Nathalie Sarraute
    1. Do You Hear Them? by Nathalie Sarraute
    The New York Review of Books, April 19, 1973, pp. 30-31
  141. Film
    [+]
    Who Whom? (Review)
    Performance (1970 Film), by Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell
    1. Performance (1970 Film) by Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell
    Encounter, March 1971, pp. 44-46
  142. Theatre
    Worshipping the Life Force, Disliking Life
    Encounter, October 1969, pp. 31-33
  143. [+]
    Written on Water (Review)
    The Walnut Trees of Altenburg, by Andre Malraux
    1. The Walnut Trees of Altenburg by Andre Malraux
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 1989, pp. 41-42
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