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    Issues of the 1980s = 8 Years, 78 Issues, 1,123 Articles
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      Issues of 1982 = 4 Issues, 50 Articles
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        Issues of 1983 = 10 Issues, 127 Articles
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          January 1983 Issue = 14 Articles
          1. The long, shining table by Hortense Calisher, pp. 1-8
          2. The legacy of Robert Lowell by Donald Petersen, pp. 9-29
          3. Art at Fenway Court by Mary Crawford Volk, pp. 30-34
          4. A family of ghosts by Frederick Brown, pp. 35-40
          5. Metrical illiteracy by Brad Leithauser, pp. 41-46
          6. Getting on the record by Samuel Lipman, pp. 47-55
          7. The "Little House" at the Metropolitan by William H. Jordy, pp. 56-61
          8. David Smith in Washington by Hilton Kramer, pp. 62-67
          9. [+]
            Sargent's Edwardians by Dan Hofstadter, pp. 68-73 - 1 Review
            1. John Singer Sargent by Carter Ratcliff and John Singer Sargent
          10. [+]
            Grub Street to revolution by Robert Nisbet, pp. 74-78 - 1 Review
            1. The Literary Underground of the Old Regime by Robert Darnton
          11. [+]
            Worst Possible Ordeal by Vernon Young, pp. 79-81 - 1 Review
            1. The Life of John Berryman by John Haffenden
          12. [+]
            A maringal "life" by Hilton Kramer, pp. 82-86 - 1 Review
            1. A Margin of Hope by Irving Howe
          13. [+]
            Going east by Joshua Gilder, pp. 87-90 - 3 Reviews
            1. The Joke by Milan Kundera
            2. The Questionnaire by Jiri Grusa
            3. The Frog Who Dared to Croak by Richard Sennett
          14. Dwight Macdonald (1906-1982), pp. 91-98
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          February 1983 Issue = 15 Articles
          1. Pop goes the critic by Frederick Crews, pp. 1-9
          2. Mark Rothko & the Rothko case by John Bernard Myers, pp. 10-30
          3. The writer's role by Stanislaw Baranczak, pp. 31-32
          4. Alone with the page by William Barrett, p. 33
          5. Against prophets with honor by Cynthia Ozick, pp. 33-36
          6. At a certain remove by Richard Wilbur, pp. 37-38
          7. Reply by Hortense Calisher, pp. 39-40
          8. Wagner: writing the wrongs by Philip Winters, pp. 41-50
          9. Looking at Braque by William C. Agee, pp. 51-56
          10. [+]
            Music in Naziland by Dana Mack, pp. 57-64 - 1 Review
            1. Musik im NS-Staat by Fred K. Prieberg
          11. [+]
            Mann revealed by Arthur A. Cohen, pp. 65-72 - 1 Review
            1. Thomas Mann Diaries, 1918-1939 by Hermann Kesten and Thomas Mann
          12. [+]
            Photographs and history by Gail Buckland, pp. 73-77 - 1 Review
            1. The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present by Beaumont Newhall
          13. [+]
            Less is less by Joshua Gilder, pp. 78-81 - 3 Reviews
            1. The Best American Short Stories, 1982 by John Gardner
            2. Matters of Life and Death by Tobias Wolff
            3. Prize Stories, 1982 by William Abrahams
          14. What was Vanity Fair? by Deborah Trustman, pp. 82-83
          15. Among the philosophers by Mark Lilla, pp. 84-102
        3. [+]
          March 1983 Issue = 9 Articles
          1. Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Beuys, and the ghosts of the Fatherland by Sanford Schwartz, pp. 1-9
          2. Voices: a memoir by Frederic Prokosch, pp. 10-35
          3. The "complete" Elizabeth Bishop by Brad Leithauser, pp. 36-42
          4. John Berger & photography by Andy Grundberg, pp. 43-47
          5. The real Vladimir Horowitz? by Samuel Lipman, pp. 48-55
          6. No time for comedy by Mimi Kramer, pp. 56-63
          7. Manet in Paris by Dan Hofstadter, pp. 64-76
          8. The art of translation by David Paul, pp. 77-82
          9. [+]
            Fact into fiction by James R. Mellow, pp. 83-94 - 1 Review
            1. F. Scott Fitzgerald by Andre Le Vot
        4. [+]
          April 1983 Issue = 11 Articles
          1. The Popes' art by Creighton Gilbert, pp. 1-6
          2. The pride and prejudice of Fernand Braudel by David Gress, pp. 7-13
          3. Proust before "A la recherche" by J.M. Cocking, pp. 14-40
          4. "I am alone" by William H. Jordy, pp. 41-49
          5. The Morton Schamberg retrospective by Hilton Kramer, pp. 50-54
          6. Hamlet undone by Mimi Kramer, pp. 55-63
          7. Opera in Germany by Patrick J. Smith, pp. 64-71
          8. [+]
            Michelangelo on the couch by Charles Dempsey, pp. 72-75 - 1 Review
            1. Michelangelo by Robert S. Liebert
          9. [+]
            The skull of Raphael by Vernon Young, pp. 76-82 - 1 Review
            1. Italian Journey, 1786-1788 by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, W.H. Auden, and Elizabeth Mayer, ...
          10. [+]
            The end of the world by Joshua Gilder, pp. 83-88 - 3 Reviews
            1. Ararat by D.M. Thomas
            2. The End of the World News by Anthony Burgess
            3. Pilgermann by Russell Hoban
          11. Room on the podium? by Samuel Lipman, pp. 89-98
        5. [+]
          May 1983 Issue = 12 Articles
          1. Fairfield Porter by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-7
          2. The Bard and company by David Paul, pp. 8-26
          3. Literary biography by Joseph Epstein, pp. 27-37
          4. Lewis Mumford & the New Jerusalem by Edward Shils, pp. 38-42
          5. The Gonzalez exhibition by William Tucker, pp. 43-49
          6. Mr. Ludwig goes to Moscow by Elaine Elizer, pp. 50-54
          7. Want in the midst of "Plenty" by Mimi Kramer, pp. 55-63
          8. [+]
            "The Englishness of England" by Gertrude Himmelfarb, pp. 64-67 - 1 Review
            1. The English World by Robert Blake
          9. [+]
            Collecting art by Denys Sutton, pp. 68-71 - 1 Review
            1. The Rare Art Traditions by Joseph W. Alsop
          10. [+]
            Act one by Kenneth S. Lynn, pp. 72-79 - 1 Review
            1. On Native Grounds by Alfred Kazin
          11. PBS flogs the arts by Samuel Lipman, pp. 80-86
          12. Letters, pp. 87-98
        6. [+]
          June 1983 Issue = 13 Articles
          1. "Vanity Fair" by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-5
          2. Henry Adams by Norman Podhoretz, pp. 6-15
          3. Giacometti & Picasso by James Lord, pp. 16-24
          4. Max Hayward by Patricia Blake, pp. 25-46
          5. Alfred Stieglitz by Gail Buckland, pp. 47-55
          6. Museums by Hortense Calisher, pp. 56-62
          7. "The Essential Cubism" in London by Hilton Kramer, pp. 63-67
          8. Marc Blitzstein's cradle by Samuel Lipman, pp. 68-73
          9. Politics on stage by Herb Greer, pp. 74-80
          10. [+]
            New British poets by Donald Hall, pp. 81-83 - 1 Review
            1. The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry by Blake Morrison and Andrew Motion
          11. [+]
            Hope against hope by Stanislaw Baranczak, pp. 84-86 - 1 Review
            1. The Witness of Poetry by Czeslaw Milosz
          12. [+]
            Masters of rhetoric by Charles Dempsey, pp. 87-91 - 1 Review
            1. Circa 1600 by S.J. Freedberg
          13. Letters, pp. 92-98
        7. [+]
          September 1983 Issue = 13 Articles
          1. "Partisan Review" by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-10
          2. Ralph Ellison and Dostoevsky by Joseph Frank, pp. 11-21
          3. Balanchine and Stravinsky by Eva Resnikova, pp. 22-28
          4. The case of Roy Campbell by Robert Richman, pp. 29-42
          5. The Philharmonic's new horizons by Samuel Lipman, pp. 43-53
          6. The two Flauberts by David Paul, pp. 54-60
          7. Shakespeare, Joe's contemporary by Mimi Kramer, pp. 61-66
          8. The Holbein exhibition by Creighton Gilbert, pp. 67-70
          9. The Malcolm Morley retrospective by Hilton Kramer, pp. 71-74
          10. [+]
            Melville as social realist by Michael Vannoy Adams, pp. 75-78 - 1 Review
            1. Subversive Genealogy by Michael Paul Rogin
          11. [+]
            Semiotics and murder by Barry Schwabsky, pp. 79-82 - 1 Review
            1. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
          12. [+]
            The Romantic agony by Anita Brookner, pp. 83-87 - 1 Review
            1. Gericault: His Life and Work by Lorenz E.A. Eitner
          13. Letters, pp. 88-94
        8. [+]
          October 1983 Issue = 12 Articles
          1. Funding the arts by Samuel Lipman, pp. 1-8
          2. The end of the museum? by Nelson Goodman, pp. 9-14
          3. The pact: my friendship with Isak Dinesen by Thorkild Bjornvig and William Jay Smith, pp. 15-35
          4. The poetry of L.E. Sissman by Brad Leithauser, pp. 36-42
          5. Aedicular modern by William H. Jordy, pp. 43-50
          6. In search of the good Shepard by Mimi Kramer, pp. 51-57
          7. The return of the nativist by Hilton Kramer, pp. 58-63
          8. [+]
            History without people by David Gress, pp. 64-69 - 1 Review
            1. Europe and the People Without History by Eric R. Wolf
          9. [+]
            Is life worth living? by Roger Kimball, pp. 70-73 - 1 Review
            1. A Stroll With William James by Jacques Barzun
          10. [+]
            Pursuing the marginal by E.V. Thaw, pp. 74-81 - 1 Review
            1. The Forger's Art by Denis Dutton
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            How he saved himself by Erich Eichman, pp. 82-84 - 1 Review
            1. Beautiful Women, Ugly Scenes by C.D.B. Bryan
          12. Annals of the Polish avant-garde by Ewa Kuryluk, pp. 85-98
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          November 1983 Issue = 14 Articles
          1. Criticism endowed by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-6
          2. Victorian marriages by Gertrude Himmelfarb, pp. 7-17
          3. Gabriel Fielding by Frances Taliaferro, pp. 18-22
          4. Zola: the father's tale by Frederick Brown, pp. 23-33
          5. An apparition of the Villa Doria Pamphilil by Mark Helprin, pp. 34-38
          6. Herman Melville by Walker Percy, pp. 39-42
          7. The Manet retrospective by Jed Perl, pp. 43-55
          8. 'morning, Marsha by Mimi Kramer, pp. 56-63
          9. [+]
            The other Mahler by Samuel Lipman, pp. 64-71 - 1 Review
            1. Alma Mahler: Muse to Genius by Karen Monson
          10. [+]
            Two poets by Robert Richman, pp. 72-76 - 2 Reviews
            1. The Kingfisher by Amy Clampitt
            2. The Sacrifice by Frank Bidart
          11. [+]
            A naked Wolfe by Bruce Bawer, pp. 77-81 - 1 Review
            1. The Autobiography of an American Novelist by Thomas Wolfe and Leslie Field
          12. [+]
            Do letters kill? by Tom Paulin, pp. 82-85 - 1 Review
            1. A Colder Eye by Hugh Kenner
          13. [+]
            Will Raymond Carver please be quiet, please? by Erich Eichman, pp. 86-89 - 1 Review
            1. Cathedral by Raymond Carver
          14. Letters, pp. 90-98
        10. [+]
          December 1983 Issue = 14 Articles
          1. Destroying literary studies by Rene Wellek, pp. 1-8
          2. Balthus by James Lord, pp. 9-25
          3. Heinrich von Kleist by Arthur A. Cohen, pp. 26-34
          4. Willa Cather by Joseph Epstein, pp. 35-44
          5. Surreal life by Herb Greer, pp. 45-49
          6. The Pearlstein retrospective by Dan Hofstadter, pp. 50-61
          7. Without feathers by Mimi Kramer, pp. 62-66
          8. [+]
            Saying no to life by Nikolai Tolstoy, pp. 67-72 - 1 Review
            1. Tolstoy and Gandhi, Men of Peace by Martin B. Green
          9. [+]
            Hammett by Dorothy B. Hughes, pp. 73-75 - 2 Reviews
            1. Hammett: A Life at the Edge by William F. Nolan
            2. Dashiell Hammett: A Life by Diane Johnson
          10. [+]
            The art of the story by Bruce Bawer, pp. 76-85 - 2 Reviews
            1. Letters of John Middleton Murry to Katherine Mansfield by C.A. Hankin and John Middleton Murry
            2. The Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield
          11. Frank Stella at Harvard by Roger Kimball, pp. 86-88
          12. To teach the administrators art by Samuel Lipman, pp. 89-91
          13. Auden remembered by Robert Richman, pp. 92-94
          14. Letters, pp. 95-102
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        Issues of 1984 = 11 Issues, 141 Articles
        1. [+]
          Issues of 1985 = 11 Issues, 151 Articles
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            Issues of 1986 = 11 Issues, 167 Articles
            1. [+]
              Issues of 1987 = 11 Issues, 172 Articles
              1. [+]
                Issues of 1988 = 10 Issues, 157 Articles
                1. [+]
                  Issues of 1989 = 10 Issues, 158 Articles
                2. [+]
                  Issues of the 1990s = 10 Years, 100 Issues, 1,883 Articles
                  1. [+]
                    Issues of 1990 = 10 Issues, 179 Articles
                    1. [+]
                      Issues of 1991 = 10 Issues, 196 Articles
                      1. [+]
                        Issues of 1992 = 10 Issues, 197 Articles
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                          Issues of 1993 = 10 Issues, 196 Articles
                          1. [+]
                            Issues of 1994 = 10 Issues, 189 Articles
                            1. [+]
                              Issues of 1995 = 10 Issues, 183 Articles
                              1. [+]
                                Issues of 1996 = 10 Issues, 197 Articles
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                                  Issues of 1997 = 10 Issues, 182 Articles
                                  1. [+]
                                    Issues of 1998 = 10 Issues, 183 Articles
                                    1. [+]
                                      Issues of 1999 = 10 Issues, 181 Articles
                                    2. [+]
                                      Issues of the 2000s = 6 Years, 52 Issues, 1,012 Articles
                                      1. [+]
                                        Issues of 2000 = 10 Issues, 183 Articles
                                        1. [+]
                                          Issues of 2001 = 9 Issues, 183 Articles
                                          1. [+]
                                            Issues of 2002 = 10 Issues, 190 Articles
                                            1. [+]
                                              Issues of 2003 = 10 Issues, 190 Articles
                                              1. [+]
                                                Issues of 2004 = 10 Issues, 204 Articles
                                                1. [+]
                                                  Issues of 2005 = 3 Issues, 62 Articles