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    Issues of the 1980s = 8 Years, 78 Issues, 1,123 Articles
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        Issues of 1983 = 10 Issues, 127 Articles
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          Issues of 1984 = 11 Issues, 141 Articles
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            Issues of 1985 = 11 Issues, 151 Articles
            1. [+]
              Issues of 1986 = 11 Issues, 167 Articles
              1. [+]
                January 1986 Issue = 14 Articles
                1. At the Picasso Museum by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-4
                2. Milan Kundera by Roger Kimball, pp. 5-13
                3. Starring Cindy Sherman by Jed Perl, pp. 14-25
                4. Dorothy Wordsworth by Bruce Bawer, pp. 26-34
                5. New poems by Daniel Mark Epstein, pp. 35-37
                6. February origami by Elizabeth Spires, p. 38
                7. Casanova at the City Opera by Samuel Lipman, pp. 39-42
                8. Why Edwin Drood had to die by Mimi Kramer, pp. 43-51
                9. Donatello as curator's choice by Creighton Gilbert, pp. 52-56
                10. Two sculptors by Eric Gibson, pp. 57-60
                11. [+]
                  Tchaikovsky's ballets by Eva Resnikova, pp. 61-66 - 1 Review
                  1. Tchaikovsky's Ballets by Roland J. Wiley
                12. [+]
                  Seeing Lawrence whole by Robert Langbaum, pp. 67-70 - 1 Review
                  1. Flame Into Being by Anthony Burgess
                13. [+]
                  Two reputations by Victor M. Cassidy, pp. 71-75 - 1 Review
                  1. Pound/Lewis by Timothy Materer, Ezra Pound, and Wyndham Lewis
                14. [+]
                  Lyric to narrative by Robert Richman, pp. 76-94 - 1 Review
                  1. Dangerous Play by Andrew Motion
              2. [+]
                February 1986 Issue = 17 Articles
                1. But if the artist fail? by Samuel Lipman, pp. 1-9
                2. Philip Larkin 1922-1985 by Donald Hall, pp. 10-12
                3. "Trying to preserve something" by Robert Richman, pp. 13-15
                4. Larkin's voice by X.J. Kennedy, pp. 16-17
                5. Gaston Gallimard by Frederick Brown, pp. 18-25
                6. Wallace Stevens by Bruce Bawer, pp. 26-34
                7. New poems by Leslie Norris, p. 35
                8. Night passage by Curtis Harnack, p. 36
                9. William James in Brazil by Herbert Morris, pp. 37-42
                10. Houses, fields, gardens, hills by Jed Perl, pp. 43-49
                11. Winter journey by Mimi Kramer, pp. 50-54
                12. The trouble with Robbins by David Daniel, pp. 55-63
                13. [+]
                  Rene Wellek: the theorist as historian by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 64-68 - 1 Review
                  1. A History of Modern Criticism: 1750-1950 by Rene Wellek
                14. [+]
                  Hopper's scene by James R. Mellow, pp. 69-70 - 1 Review
                  1. Hopper's Places by Gail Levin
                15. [+]
                  Review The Old Gringo, by Carlos Fuentes by Mark Falcoff, pp. 71-73 - 1 Review
                  1. The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes
                16. [+]
                  Novels with politics by David Pryce-Jones, pp. 74-77 - 1 Review
                  1. Atrocity and Amnesia by Robert Boyers
                17. The avant-garde comes to Hofstra by Roger Kimball, pp. 78-94
              3. [+]
                March 1986 Issue = 12 Articles
                1. Modernism and its enemies by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-7
                2. Politics, politics, politics---the PEN Congress in New York by Roger Kimball, pp. 8-21
                3. The Saatchi Collection by Sanford Schwartz, pp. 22-37
                4. New poems by Daniel Mark Epstein, pp. 38-40
                5. Piano lessons: a memoir of the Thirties by Donald Justice, pp. 41-44
                6. Hayter's line and Golub's message by Jed Perl, pp. 45-53
                7. Aunt Dan and Wally by Mimi Kramer, pp. 54-60
                8. A great Spanish pianist by Samuel Lipman, pp. 61-64
                9. [+]
                  Getting Stoned by Bruce Bawer, pp. 65-71 - 1 Review
                  1. Children of Light by Robert Stone
                10. [+]
                  "A singular institution" by Sonya Rudikoff, pp. 72-78 - 1 Review
                  1. Enlarging the Change by Robert Fitzgerald
                11. [+]
                  Access to the past by Donna Rifkind, pp. 79-83 - 1 Review
                  1. Gentlemen in England by A.N. Wilson
                12. Marxism Princeton & Lawrence Stone, pp. 84-94
              4. [+]
                April 1986 Issue = 13 Articles
                1. Peggy Guggenheim as history by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-7
                2. Dylan Thomas in his letters by Bruce Bawer, pp. 8-18
                3. Michel Foucault by David Gress, pp. 19-33
                4. Josef Albers by Eric Gibson, pp. 34-41
                5. New poems by Jane Kenyon, pp. 42-45
                6. Neanderthal poem ah number one by Robert Pack, pp. 46-48
                7. In Venice, the light airs by John Frederick Nims, p. 49
                8. The LaSalle Quartet, and Pierre Boulez by Samuel Lipman, pp. 50-56
                9. Winter notebook by Jed Perl, pp. 57-67
                10. [+]
                  The consolations of Emerson by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 68-76 - 1 Review
                  1. The American Newness by Irving Howe
                11. [+]
                  Decline of the self by Roger Kimball, pp. 77-79 - 1 Review
                  1. Death of the Soul by William Barrett
                12. [+]
                  From 1066 to now by Creighton Gilbert, pp. 80-84 - 1 Review
                  1. The Bayeux Tapestry by David M. Wilson
                13. Letters, pp. 85-94
              5. [+]
                May 1986 Issue = 15 Articles
                1. Richard Serra at MOMA by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-5
                2. Art and patronage today by Samuel Lipman, pp. 6-12
                3. Anton Chekhov by Joseph Epstein, pp. 13-24
                4. Making a spectacle of architecture on PBS by Roger Kimball, pp. 25-34
                5. New poems by Louis Simpson, pp. 35-36
                6. Ars poetica by Paul Mariani, pp. 37-38
                7. Morandi of Bologna by W.S. Di Piero, pp. 39-44
                8. The return of Mies van der Rohe by William H. Jordy, pp. 45-56
                9. Storytellers by Jed Perl, pp. 57-63
                10. Laszlo Moholy-Nagy by Victor M. Cassidy, pp. 64-69
                11. [+]
                  The world of Pope by David Paul, pp. 70-76 - 1 Review
                  1. Alexander Pope: A Life by Maynard Mack
                12. [+]
                  Pushkin by the Bay by Bruce Bawer, pp. 77-81 - 1 Review
                  1. The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth
                13. Derrida at Yale by Robert Greer Cohn, pp. 82-85
                14. Schumann on the couch by Robert Craft, pp. 86-90
                15. Letters, pp. 91-98
              6. [+]
                June 1986 Issue = 16 Articles
                1. Writing the history of the New York intellectuals by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-8
                2. Putting the Sixties to bed by Jed Perl, pp. 9-14
                3. Boucher at the Met by Dan Hofstadter, pp. 15-22
                4. Debating the humanities by Roger Kimball, pp. 23-33
                5. Naum Gabo by Eric Gibson, pp. 34-39
                6. New poems by Donald Justice, pp. 40-41
                7. The bookshop by Dick Allen, pp. 42-43
                8. American art between the wars by William C. Agee, pp. 44-47
                9. Versions of pastoral by Jed Perl, pp. 48-55
                10. Who has seen Christina Rossetti by Mimi Kramer, pp. 56-61
                11. [+]
                  Chaplin disinterred by Vernon Young, pp. 62-68 - 1 Review
                  1. Chaplin: His Life and Art by David Robinson
                12. [+]
                  Lukacs before Marx by Rene Wellek, pp. 69-72 - 2 Reviews
                  1. The Young Lukacs by Lee Congdon
                  2. Georg Lukacs and His Generation, 1900-1918 by Mary Gluck
                13. [+]
                  Propertius, our contemporary by James Gardner, pp. 73-77 - 1 Review
                  1. The Poems by Propertius and W.G. Shepherd #2
                14. [+]
                  True confessions by Bruce Bawer, pp. 78-85 - 4 Reviews
                  1. The Good Mother by Sue Miller
                  2. Going to see the Leaves by Linda Collins
                  3. Another Marvelous Thing by Laurie Colwin
                  4. The Wild Birds by Wendell Berry
                15. Portrait of the artist as Strether by Louis Auchincloss, pp. 86-87
                16. Letters, pp. 88-94
              7. [+]
                Summer 1986 Issue = 19 Articles
                1. Introduction by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-6
                2.  ---  by Hortense Calisher, pp. 7-11
                3.  ---  by Chuck Close, pp. 12-14
                4.  ---  by Arlene Croce, pp. 15-17
                5.  ---  by Clement Greenberg, pp. 18-19
                6.  ---  by Mark Helprin, pp. 20-21
                7.  ---  by Ada Louise Huxtable, pp. 22-29
                8.  ---  by Richard Koshalek, pp. 30-31
                9.  ---  by Mimi Kramer, pp. 32-35
                10.  ---  by Samuel Lipman, pp. 36-38
                11.  ---  by Jed Perl, pp. 39-43
                12.  ---  by William Phillips, pp. 44-46
                13.  ---  by Alan Rich, pp. 47-48
                14.  ---  by Larry Rivers, pp. 49-55
                15.  ---  by Barbara Rose, pp. 56-58
                16.  ---  by William Schuman, pp. 59-63
                17.  ---  by Gerard Schwarz, pp. 64-69
                18.  ---  by Hugo Weisgall, pp. 70-73
                19. Leon Wieseltier, pp. 74-82
              8. [+]
                September 1986 Issue = 13 Articles
                1. Anti-Communism and the Sontag circle by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-7
                2. The Futurists in Venice by W.S. Di Piero, pp. 8-16
                3. Becoming Elias Canetti by Roger Kimball, pp. 17-28
                4. Frits Lugt by Creighton Gilbert, pp. 29-33
                5. Salinger's arrested development by Bruce Bawer, pp. 34-47
                6. "Water music" by John Frederick Nims, pp. 48-51
                7. The School of Paris revisited by Jed Perl, pp. 52-59
                8. The pupils of Clara Schumann by Samuel Lipman, pp. 60-66
                9. Beyond method acting by Mimi Kramer, pp. 67-78
                10. [+]
                  The obsessions of Marguerite Duras by Fernanda Eberstadt, pp. 79-83 - 3 Reviews
                  1. The Malady of Death by Marguerite Duras
                  2. The Lover by Marguerite Duras
                  3. The War: A Memoir by Marguerite Duras
                11. [+]
                  Unlike everyone else by Robert Richman, pp. 84-86 - 1 Review
                  1. Less Than One by Joseph Brodsky
                12. [+]
                  Searching for Dorothy Parker by Donna Rifkind, pp. 87-90 - 1 Review
                  1. The Late Mrs. Dorothy Parker by Leslie Frewin
                13. Letters, pp. 91-98
              9. [+]
                October 1986 Issue = 17 Articles
                1. The two Henry Moors by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-4
                2. Spain and the intellectuals by Ronald Radosh, pp. 5-15
                3. Jorge Luis Borges by James Gardner, pp. 16-24
                4. The case of Houdini by Daniel Mark Epstein, pp. 25-33
                5. Vulgarity, novelty, and politics in contemporary art by Charles W. Millard, pp. 34-37
                6. Rose Macaulay by Gloria G. Fromm, pp. 38-44
                7. New poems by Theodore Weiss, pp. 45-48
                8. For my grandfather by James Ulmer, p. 49
                9. After school practice: a short story by Donald Justice, p. 50
                10. Rilke's Nightfall by Phillis Levin, p. 51
                11. Zeroing in on Karajan by Samuel Lipman, pp. 52-58
                12. The Cones of Baltimore by Eric Gibson, pp. 59-66
                13. Retro madness by Jed Perl, pp. 67-70
                14. [+]
                  The storm and all: a new look at Montale by William Jay Smith, pp. 71-74 - 1 Review
                  1. The Storm and Other Things by Eugenio Montale
                15. [+]
                  A critic's obligations by Bruce Bawer, pp. 75-79 - 1 Review
                  1. Obbligati: Essays in Criticism by Anthony Hecht
                16. [+]
                  Poetry as disease and therapy by James Atlas, pp. 80-82 - 1 Review
                  1. The Middle Generation by Bruce Bawer
                17. Courtship in Congress by Louis Auchincloss, pp. 83-90
              10. [+]
                November 1986 Issue = 16 Articles
                1. Rewriting the history of American literature by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 1-12
                2. H.G. Wells by Brad Leithauser, pp. 13-23
                3. Art & architecture at the Equitable Center by Roger Kimball, pp. 24-32
                4. The Dreiser mystery by Joseph Epstein, pp. 33-43
                5. New poems by Daniel Mark Epstein, pp. 44-45
                6. Composition in neutral tones by Patricia Clark, p. 46
                7. Daughters denying the dreams of their father by David Bergman, pp. 47-48
                8. Work by Luke Zilles, p. 49
                9. Wildflowers; Windfalls by Florence Grossman, pp. 50-51
                10. The Met's failed "Walkure" by Samuel Lipman, pp. 52-57
                11. The sketchbooks of Picasso by Jed Perl, pp. 58-61
                12. Little bronzes from Vienna by Creighton Gilbert, pp. 62-66
                13. [+]
                  All in the family by Bruce Bawer, pp. 67-77 - 7 Reviews
                  1. The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt
                  2. The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich
                  3. Enchantment by Daphne Merkin
                  4. A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor
                  5. The Collected Stories by Peter Taylor
                  6. In the Miro District, and Other Stories by Peter Hillsman Taylor
                  7. The Old Forest, and Other Stories by Peter Taylor
                14. [+]
                  Doomed poet by David Paul, pp. 78-82 - 1 Review
                  1. Selected Letters of Charles Baudelaire by Rosemary Lloyd and Charles Baudelaire
                15. [+]
                  Benjamin's Moscow by Rene Wellek, pp. 83-84 - 1 Review
                  1. Moscow Diary by Walter Benjamin and Gary Smith
                16. [+]
                  The "monster" myth by Robert Richman, pp. 85-94 - 1 Review
                  1. Robert Frost Himself by Stanley Burnshaw
              11. [+]
                December 1986 Issue = 15 Articles
                1. "The Story of English" on PBS by Bruce Bawer, pp. 1-9
                2. The fall of the idols in Paris by David Gress, pp. 10-23
                3. Remembering Mischa Elman by Dana Mack, pp. 24-36
                4. The poetry of Robert Bly by Robert Richman, pp. 37-46
                5. New poems by Sidney Wade, pp. 47-48
                6. A face by Elizabeth Spires, p. 49
                7. Another boring story by Louis Simpson, pp. 50-51
                8. The Berlin Philharmonic without Karajian by Samuel Lipman, pp. 52-56
                9. "I am a whore" by Diana Ketcham, pp. 57-64
                10. At the beginning of the season by Jed Perl, pp. 65-70
                11. Michael Clark at BAM by Eva Resnikova, pp. 71-72
                12. [+]
                  Wishing for a Wellsian world by Terry Teachout, pp. 73-77 - 1 Review
                  1. H.G. Wells: Desperately Mortal by David C. Smith
                13. [+]
                  The other brothers by Donna Rifkind, pp. 78-82 - 1 Review
                  1. Biography of Broken Fortunes by Jane Maher
                14. [+]
                  Academic selves by Roger Kimball, pp. 83-89 - 1 Review
                  1. Reconstructing Individualism by Thomas C. Heller, Morton Sosna, and David E. Wellbery, ...
                15. On Houdini and on the pupils of Clara Schumann, pp. 90-96
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              Issues of 1987 = 11 Issues, 172 Articles
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                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
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                    Issues of 1990 = 10 Issues, 179 Articles
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                      Issues of 1991 = 10 Issues, 196 Articles
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                        Issues of 1992 = 10 Issues, 197 Articles
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                          Issues of 1993 = 10 Issues, 196 Articles
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                            Issues of 1994 = 10 Issues, 189 Articles
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                              Issues of 1995 = 10 Issues, 183 Articles
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                                Issues of 1996 = 10 Issues, 197 Articles
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                                  Issues of 1997 = 10 Issues, 182 Articles
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                                    Issues of 1998 = 10 Issues, 183 Articles
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                                      Issues of 1999 = 10 Issues, 181 Articles
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                                      Issues of the 2000s = 6 Years, 52 Issues, 1,012 Articles
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                                        Issues of 2000 = 10 Issues, 183 Articles
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                                          Issues of 2001 = 9 Issues, 183 Articles
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                                            Issues of 2002 = 10 Issues, 190 Articles
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                                              Issues of 2003 = 10 Issues, 190 Articles
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                                                Issues of 2004 = 10 Issues, 204 Articles
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                                                  Issues of 2005 = 3 Issues, 62 Articles