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                                                                                                                                              Winter 1999 Issue = 28 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. At Large and At Small by "Philonoe", pp. 5-9
                                                                                                                                              2. Commonplace Book by Andre Bernard, pp. 10-12
                                                                                                                                              3. Remembering Alfred Kazin, p. 13
                                                                                                                                              4. "I'm Interested in Everything!" by Morris Dickstein, pp. 13-21
                                                                                                                                              5. The Burning Soul by Michael Kazin, pp. 22-23
                                                                                                                                              6. Alfred Kazin's Tie by Jonathan Rosen, pp. 24-26
                                                                                                                                              7. Listening to the Sea by Sean Wilentz, pp. 27-29
                                                                                                                                              8. My Fellow American by Antonio Dajer, pp. 30-32
                                                                                                                                              9. Notes from Mrs. K. by Judith Dunford, pp. 33-35
                                                                                                                                              10. Perennial by Wendy Barker, pp. 36-37
                                                                                                                                              11. Another Christmas by Donald Hall, p. 38
                                                                                                                                              12. Ghana, 1963 by David Levering Lewis, pp. 39-60
                                                                                                                                              13. when-is-enough-enough?.com by Paul De Palma, pp. 61-72
                                                                                                                                              14. Loren Eiseley by Vivian Gornick, pp. 73-78
                                                                                                                                              15. The Ups and Downs of Honor by Eugen Weber, pp. 79-91
                                                                                                                                              16. Kant's Friend Al by Laurence Lerner, p. 92
                                                                                                                                              17. Laura Riding by Victor M. Cassidy, pp. 93-104
                                                                                                                                              18. Arendt and Eichmann at the Dinner Table by Anthony Grafton, pp. 105-120
                                                                                                                                              19. The Uncertain Art by Sherwin B. Nuland, pp. 121-124
                                                                                                                                              20. Journal by Vaslav Nijinsky, pp. 125-129
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                                                                                                                                                Rereading: Stead Made Me Do It by Michael Upchurch, pp. 130-135 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The House of All Nations by Christina Stead
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                                                                                                                                                The Book Is Here to Stay by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, pp. 136-138 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. The Evolution of the Book by Frederick G. Kilgour
                                                                                                                                                2. Avatars of the Word by James J. O'Donnell
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                                                                                                                                                Addicted to Violence by Amy L. Blair, pp. 139-143 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Murder Most Foul by Karen Halttunen
                                                                                                                                                2. Mayhem by Sissela Bok
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                                                                                                                                                Austrian Nights by Susan Miron, pp. 144-146 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Tale of the 1002nd Night by Joseph Roth
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                                                                                                                                                Angry and Disappointed by Tess Lewis, pp. 147-149 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Death of Adam by Marilynne Robinson
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                                                                                                                                                Vidiasyncrasies by Jeffrey Meyers, pp. 150-154 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. Beyond Belief by V.S. Naipaul
                                                                                                                                                2. Sir Vidia's Shadow by Paul Theroux
                                                                                                                                              27. The Reader Replies, pp. 155-159
                                                                                                                                              28. The Podium by Sara Paretsky, pp. 160-162
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                                                                                                                                              Spring 1999 Issue = 26 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. At Large and At Small by Arthur Krystal, pp. 7-13
                                                                                                                                              2. Commonplace Book by Andre Bernard, pp. 14-16
                                                                                                                                              3. My Father and the Weak-Eyed Devils by James Trilling, pp. 17-41
                                                                                                                                              4. To A Skylark and Marine Hotel, North Berwick, Scotland, May 1938 by John Updike, pp. 42-43
                                                                                                                                              5. Midway Through a Now Familiar Passage by E.A. Hilbert, p. 44
                                                                                                                                              6. The Lions of Venice by Garry Wills, pp. 45-49
                                                                                                                                              7. Eurydice by Carl Dennis, p. 50
                                                                                                                                              8. Perpendicular Lives by Stacy Schiff, pp. 51-60
                                                                                                                                              9. When Germs Travel by Howard Markel, pp. 61-69
                                                                                                                                              10. A Verb from the Earth by Vivian Shipley, pp. 70-71
                                                                                                                                              11. Deputy Finds Dean's Tombstone on Highway by Jim Barnes, p. 72
                                                                                                                                              12. The Plastic Pink Flamingo by Jennifer Price, pp. 73-88
                                                                                                                                              13. Jane Austen Changes Her Mind by Christopher Clausen, pp. 89-99
                                                                                                                                              14. My Aunt Faith by Rodney Gove Dennis, p. 100
                                                                                                                                              15. Half-Answered Prayers by Andrew Hudgins, pp. 101-114
                                                                                                                                              16. After the Flood by Catharine Savage Brosman, pp. 115-124
                                                                                                                                              17. The Uncertain Art by Sherwin B. Nuland, pp. 125-128
                                                                                                                                              18. Journal by Thomas Mallon, pp. 129-133
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                                                                                                                                                1. Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard
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                                                                                                                                                Note Like Candy by Adam Kirsch, pp. 140-144 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. How to Read a Poem by Edward Hirsch
                                                                                                                                                2. The Sounds of Poetry by Robert Pinsky
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                                                                                                                                                1. Of Flies, Mice, and Men by Francois Jacob
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                                                                                                                                                The Real Turtle Soup by Jacob Stein, pp. 148-149 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Cole Porter: A Biography by William McBrien
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                                                                                                                                                Above It All by Sunil Iyengar, pp. 150-151 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The View from the Tower by Theodore Ziolkowski
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                                                                                                                                                An Effervescent Thinker by Paul Roazen, pp. 152-154 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Isaiah Berlin: A Life by Michael Ignatieff
                                                                                                                                              25. The Reader Replies, pp. 155-159
                                                                                                                                              26. The Podium by Timothy Foote, pp. 160-162
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                                                                                                                                              Summer 1999 Issue = 25 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. At Large and At Small by "Philonoe", pp. 5-11
                                                                                                                                              2. Commonplace Book by Andre Bernard, pp. 12-14
                                                                                                                                              3. My Faulkner by Jamie James, pp. 15-25
                                                                                                                                              4. Lines Beginning with an Anacreontic Fragment by Kate Barnes, p. 26
                                                                                                                                              5. Mayan Mathematics by Robert Kaplan, pp. 27-33
                                                                                                                                              6. Wind by Brian Swann, p. 34
                                                                                                                                              7. Contemporary Memoirs by Carolyn G. Heilbrun, pp. 35-42
                                                                                                                                              8. Back to the Pillory? by Amitai Etzioni, pp. 43-50
                                                                                                                                              9. You're an Egg by Michael Berube, pp. 51-64
                                                                                                                                              10. Audubon and the Veiled Lady by Christoph Irmscher, pp. 65-76
                                                                                                                                              11. Practice Without Principle by Wendy Steiner, pp. 77-87
                                                                                                                                              12. Corn by Jean Monahan, p. 88
                                                                                                                                              13. The Invisible Man and the Invisible Hand by Paul A. Cantor, pp. 89-102
                                                                                                                                              14. Writers Afoot by Edward Hoagland, pp. 103-108
                                                                                                                                              15. Immanuel's Ground by Lionel Basney, pp. 109-120
                                                                                                                                              16. The Uncertain Art by Sherwin B. Nuland, pp. 121-124
                                                                                                                                              17. Journal by Mark O'Donnell, pp. 125-127
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                                                                                                                                                Rereading by David Samuels, pp. 128-133 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
                                                                                                                                              19. Too Good to Check by Sue Hubbell, pp. 134-136
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                                                                                                                                                The War to End All Wars by John Eisenhower, pp. 137-138 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The First World War by John Keegan
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                                                                                                                                                Lit, Crit, and the Infinite by Sanford Pinsker, pp. 139-141 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. The Broken Estate by James Wood
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                                                                                                                                                Pleasure Grounds by Robert Wilson, pp. 142-143 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. A Clearing in the Distance by Witold Rybczynski
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                                                                                                                                                Lost Innocence by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, pp. 144-148 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. In Plato's Cave by Alvin B. Kernan
                                                                                                                                              24. The Reader Replies, pp. 149-159
                                                                                                                                              25. The Podium by Steven Weinberg and John Polkinghorne, pp. 160-162
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                                                                                                                                              Autumn 1999 Issue = 25 Articles
                                                                                                                                              1. At Large and At Small by "Philonoe", pp. 5-9
                                                                                                                                              2. Commonplace Book by Andre Bernard, pp. 10-12
                                                                                                                                              3. The Siegen Affair by Simon Schama, pp. 13-38
                                                                                                                                              4. Coolness by Daniel Harris, pp. 39-49
                                                                                                                                              5. Bicycle Sprint by Pamela Alexander, p. 50
                                                                                                                                              6. Remember This by Kate Cambor, pp. 51-58
                                                                                                                                              7. The Triumph of the Stage Direction by Kevin Jackson, pp. 59-67
                                                                                                                                              8. Intermission by Edgar Koerner, pp. 68-69
                                                                                                                                              9. Starting Out by Amy Lowenstein, p. 70
                                                                                                                                              10. The Return of the Seagoing Cowboy by Owen Gingerich, pp. 71-81
                                                                                                                                              11. Yield by Beth Ann Fennelly, p. 82
                                                                                                                                              12. Inside Science by David Goodstein and James Woodward, pp. 83-90
                                                                                                                                              13. Going Up to Oxford by Renee C. Fox, pp. 91-110
                                                                                                                                              14. Swan Songs by Steven G. Kellman, pp. 111-120
                                                                                                                                              15. The Uncertain Art by Sherwin B. Nuland, pp. 121-124
                                                                                                                                              16. Journal by Deborah Golub, pp. 125-127
                                                                                                                                              17. Rereading by Pico Iyer, pp. 128-133
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                                                                                                                                                A Critic's Charmed Life by Evelyn Toynton, pp. 134-136 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                1. No Other Book by Randall Jarrell and Brad Leithauser
                                                                                                                                                2. Remembering Randall by Mary von Schrader Jarrell
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                                                                                                                                                A Great Writer's Everyday Workshop by Rachel Hadas, pp. 137-139 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino
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                                                                                                                                                Read It and Weep by Robert Grudin, pp. 140-142 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Crying by Tom Lutz
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                                                                                                                                                We're All Cult Studs Here by Amy L. Blair, pp. 143-145 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. American Culture, American Tastes by Michael Kammen
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                                                                                                                                                Early Modern Family Values by Paula Findlen, pp. 146-148 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                1. Flesh and Spirit by Steven Ozment
                                                                                                                                              23. The Reader Replies, pp. 149-153
                                                                                                                                              24. The Podium by Jeremy Knowles, pp. 154-155
                                                                                                                                              25. Index to Volume 68, pp. 156-162
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