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Brancusi, Brancusi
Brancusi, by Radu Varia
The New Criterion, January 1988, pp. 60-66
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    Issues of the 1980s = 8 Years, 78 Issues, 1,123 Articles
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              Issues of 1986 = 11 Issues, 167 Articles
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                Issues of 1987 = 11 Issues, 172 Articles
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                  Issues of 1988 = 10 Issues, 157 Articles
                  1. [+]
                    January 1988 Issue = 13 Articles
                    1. Leaving the Party by Scott McConnell, pp. 1-12
                    2. Rebecca West by Terry Teachout, pp. 13-21
                    3. O'Keefe in the capital by Jed Perl, pp. 22-26
                    4. The Wordsworth exhibition by Bruce Bawer, pp. 27-33
                    5. Toni Morrison's "Beloved" by Martha Bayles, pp. 34-40
                    6. "Annonciade" by Elizabeth Spires, pp. 41-45
                    7. "The Rite of Spring" at the Joffrey by Eva Resnikova, pp. 46-49
                    8. Stuart Davis in his own time by Karen Wilkin, pp. 50-55
                    9. Nadelman's world by Eric Gibson, pp. 56-59
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                      Brancusi, Brancusi by Sidney Geist, pp. 60-66 - 2 Reviews
                      1. Brancusi by Radu Varia
                      2. Brancusi by Pontus Hulten, Natalia Dumitresco, and Alexandre Istrati, ...
                    11. [+]
                      In the nature of the architect by Thomas Hines, pp. 67-71 - 1 Review
                      1. Many Masks by Brendan Gill
                    12. [+]
                      Death and the poet by Robert Richman, pp. 72-77 - 1 Review
                      1. War Stories by Howard Nemerov
                    13. Letters, pp. 78-86
                  2. [+]
                    February 1988 Issue = 15 Articles
                    1. The Anselm Kiefer retrospective by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-4
                    2. Tom Wolfe's vanities by Joseph Epstein, pp. 5-16
                    3. Schoenberg and the battles of modern music by Dana Mack, pp. 17-26
                    4. Yves Bonnefoy by Joseph Frank, pp. 27-32
                    5. "Cider 5c a Glass" by Donald Hall, pp. 33-37
                    6. The Rosso exhibition by Creighton Gilbert, pp. 38-42
                    7. From September to December by Jed Perl, pp. 43-54
                    8. Ruminations on the romantic piano by Samuel Lipman, pp. 55-58
                    9. Tropical fever in midtown by Eva Resnikova, pp. 59-62
                    10. [+]
                      Hugh Kenner: a sinking oeuvre by Bruce Bawer, pp. 63-70 - 1 Review
                      1. A Sinking Island by Hugh Kenner
                    11. [+]
                      Life, from SoHo by Deborah Solomon, pp. 71-74 - 4 Reviews
                      1. Eric Fischl by Donald Kuspit, Eric Fischl, and Elizabeth Avedon, ...
                      2. Francesco Clemente by Rainer Crone, Francesco Clemente, and Elizabeth Avedon, ...
                      3. Robert Rauschenberg by Barbara Rose, Robert Rauschenberg, and Elizabeth Avedon, ...
                      4. David Salle by Peter Schjeldahl and David Salle
                    12. [+]
                      Call it irresponsible by Donna Rifkind, pp. 75-76 - 1 Review
                      1. Shifting Landscape by Henry Roth and Mario Materassi
                    13. An evening at the University of the Arts by Theodore Prescott, pp. 77-81
                    14. The purest Hitchens by George Szamuely, pp. 82-86
                    15. Letters, pp. 87-94
                  3. [+]
                    March 1988 Issue = 16 Articles
                    1. Thinking about "Witness" by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-10
                    2. Poetry on PBS by Bruce Bawer, pp. 11-18
                    3. Sartre and "Les Temps Modernes" by David Gress, pp. 19-29
                    4. The Flagstad legend by Samuel Lipman, pp. 30-36
                    5. the anguishes of E.M. Cioran by Roger Kimball, pp. 37-44
                    6. New poems by Jane Kenyon, pp. 45-46
                    7. Driving south from Iowa City by Eric Pankey, p. 47
                    8. Window washing by Michael J. Rosen, pp. 48-49
                    9. Frank Gehry in vogue by Diana Ketcham, pp. 50-57
                    10. What's major? What's minor? by Jed Perl, pp. 58-62
                    11. Showdance by Eva Resnikova, pp. 63-65
                    12. [+]
                      The men of 1914 by James Atlas, pp. 66-68 - 1 Review
                      1. Makers of the New by Julian Symons
                    13. [+]
                      The critic as hero by Bradley W. Bloch, pp. 69-71 - 1 Review
                      1. Criticism in Society by Imre Salusinszky
                    14. [+]
                      H.E. Bates, storyteller by Brock Baker, pp. 72-74 - 1 Review
                      1. A Month by the Lake and Other Stories by H.E. Bates
                    15. The new cafe society by Michael Brandow, pp. 75-78
                    16. Letters, pp. 79-86
                  4. [+]
                    April 1988 Issue = 18 Articles
                    1. Rembrandt as Warhol by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-6
                    2. Andre Gide by Renee Winegarten, pp. 7-14
                    3. "Talking 'Terrorism'" by David Gress, pp. 15-22
                    4. Marsden Hartley by Karen Wilkin, pp. 23-29
                    5. Is Moma attempting suicide? by Roger Kimball, pp. 30-38
                    6. New poems by Leslie Norris, pp. 39-41
                    7. Insomnia; The sun rising by David Sofield, pp. 42-43
                    8. On a theme of X by Henri Coulette, p. 44
                    9. Belvedere by Charles Edward Eaton, p. 45
                    10. Summer beyond the garden by John Edward Sorrell, p. 46
                    11. "Helga" and other problems by William C. Agee, pp. 47-52
                    12. Just a glimpse at Giovanni Pisano by Creighton Gilbert, pp. 53-57
                    13. Yes, yes by Jed Perl, pp. 58-66
                    14. Robbins, dances by Eva Resnikova, pp. 67-70
                    15. Kurt Herbert Adler, 1903-1988 by Samuel Lipman, pp. 71-73
                    16. [+]
                      The trials of a poet by Robert Richman, pp. 74-80 - 1 Review
                      1. New and Selected Poems, 1940-1986 by Karl J. Shapiro
                    17. [+]
                      RLS meets TLS by Bruce Bawer, pp. 81-85 - 1 Review
                      1. The Lantern-Bearers, and Other Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson and Jeremy Treglown
                    18. [+]
                      Empire, the novel by Brock Baker, pp. 86-94 - 1 Review
                      1. Empire by Gore Vidal
                  5. [+]
                    May 1988 Issue = 16 Articles
                    1. Whittaker Chambers & "Witness" by Diana Trilling and Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-5
                    2. Remembering the 30s & 60s by Edward Shils, pp. 6-24
                    3. Matisse's broken circle by W.S. Di Piero, pp. 25-35
                    4. Geoffrey Hartman reconstructs Paul de Man by Roger Kimball, pp. 36-43
                    5. New poems by Donald Justice, p. 44
                    6. Bedtime by Rachel Hadas, p. 45
                    7. Sunset sestina by Richard Foerster, p. 46
                    8. Analemma by Margaret Barringer, p. 47
                    9. Obituaries and retrospectives by Jed Perl, pp. 48-56
                    10. Easy watching by Eva Resnikova, pp. 57-59
                    11. [+]
                      Writing about Degas by Dan Hofstadter, pp. 60-67 - 4 Reviews
                      1. Degas by Denys Sutton
                      2. Degas: The Artist's Mind by Theodore Reff
                      3. Looking Into Degas by Eunice Lipton
                      4. The Private Degas by Richard Thomson
                    12. [+]
                      The novelist in letters by Louis Auchincloss, pp. 68-70 - 1 Review
                      1. The Letters of Edith Wharton by R.W.B. Lewis, Nancy Lewis, and Edith Wharton
                    13. [+]
                      Losing the lost generation by Bradley W. Bloch, pp. 71-76 - 1 Review
                      1. Geniuses Together by Humphrey Carpenter
                    14. Guns and other "hermeneutical acts" at Columbia by Roger Kimball, pp. 77-80
                    15. Open house at the Pollocks by Deborah Solomon, pp. 81-85
                    16. Letters, pp. 86-94
                  6. [+]
                    June 1988 Issue = 19 Articles
                    1. Music & the good life by Joseph W. Polisi and James Sloan Allen, pp. 1-3
                    2. Reply by Samuel Lipman, pp. 4-8
                    3. What's the usage? by Joseph Epstein, pp. 9-20
                    4. Postmodern architecture by Roger Kimball, pp. 21-31
                    5. Peter Matthiessen's novels by Bruce Bawer, pp. 32-40
                    6. The Whitney's Demuth by William C. Agee, pp. 41-48
                    7. Stephen Crane by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 49-58
                    8. Poems by W.S. Di Piero, pp. 59-60
                    9. The harvest dance by Jeffrey Harrison, p. 61
                    10. Her red coat by Patricia Clark, p. 62
                    11. Poetry editor by Peter Davison, p. 63
                    12. Aunt Ida and Lord Byron by Walter Griffin, p. 64
                    13. Paul Taylor by Eva Resnikova, pp. 65-73
                    14. Kruger and Albers by Richard B. Woodward, pp. 74-75
                    15. Gallery-going by Jed Perl, pp. 76-77
                    16. [+]
                      The remains of Katherine Mansfield by Gloria G. Fromm, pp. 78-82 - 4 Reviews
                      1. Katherine Mansfield by Claire Tomalin
                      2. The Life of Katherine Mansfield by Antony Alpers
                      3. Katherine Mansfield: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers
                      4. The Life of Katherine Mansfield by Ruth Elvish Mantz and John Middleton Murry
                    17. [+]
                      More than meets the eye by Eric Gibson, pp. 83-86 - 1 Review
                      1. Manet's Contemplation at the Gare Saint-Lazare by Harry Rand
                    18. [+]
                      Stone v. Socrates by David Gress, pp. 87-91 - 4 Reviews
                      1. The Trial of Socrates by I.F. Stone
                      2. I.F. Stone by Andrew Patner
                      3. From Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law by Martin Ostwald
                      4. Athens After the Peloponnesian War by Barry S. Strauss
                    19. Salinger reduc by Bruce Bawer, pp. 92-102
                  7. [+]
                    September 1988 Issue = 14 Articles
                    1. Rehabilitating the Russian avant-garde by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-5
                    2. The NEA by Samuel Lipman, pp. 6-13
                    3. William Carlos Williams by Bruce Bawer, pp. 14-26
                    4. Discovering Degas by James Lord, pp. 27-32
                    5. The canon under siege by Mark Helprin, pp. 33-40
                    6. New poems by Elizabeth Spires, pp. 41-43
                    7. The clearing by Jeffrey Harrison, p. 44
                    8. William Tucker's American decade by Eric Gibson, pp. 45-49
                    9. All around the town by Jed Perl, pp. 50-59
                    10. The American Music Festival by Eva Resnikova, pp. 60-63
                    11. [+]
                      Looking after virtue by Roger Kimball, pp. 64-71 - 2 Reviews
                      1. After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre
                      2. Whose Justice? Which Rationality? by Alasdair MacIntyre
                    12. [+]
                      Daddy dearest by Deborah Solomon, pp. 72-76 - 2 Reviews
                      1. Night Studio by Musa Mayer
                      2. Memoir of a Modernist's Daughter by Eleanor Munro
                    13. [+]
                      Glasnost, ho! by David Gurewich, pp. 77-81 - 1 Review
                      1. The Children of the Arbat by Anatoli Rybakov
                    14. Letters, pp. 82-94
                  8. [+]
                    October 1988 Issue = 19 Articles
                    1. How good was Gauguin? by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-4
                    2. The trouble with "October" by Roger Kimball, pp. 5-15
                    3. A memoir by Wallace Fowlie, pp. 16-20
                    4. The poems by Bruce Bawer, pp. 21-26
                    5. Victoria Ocampo's "Sure" by Mark Falcoff, pp. 27-37
                    6. Poems by Jeffrey Harrison, pp. 38-40
                    7. Grand Central Station, 20 December 1987 by Bruce Bawer, p. 41
                    8. Harvestmen by Florence Grossman, p. 42
                    9. Father and son; The pear by Jane Kenyon, pp. 43-44
                    10. The gift by William Wilborn, p. 45
                    11. Music & Mussolin by Samuel Lipman, pp. 46-51
                    12. Georges Braque by Karen Wilkin, pp. 52-58
                    13. David Hockney by Jed Perl, pp. 59-62
                    14. Bryan Hunt by Eric Gibson, pp. 63-65
                    15. [+]
                      The poetry of Robert Graves by Robert Richman, pp. 66-72 - 3 Reviews
                      1. Robert Graves: His Life and Work by Martin Seymour-Smith
                      2. Robert Graves: The Assault Heroic, 1895-1926 by Richard Perceval Graves
                      3. Collected Poems, 1975 by Robert Graves
                    16. [+]
                      Becoming a literary cuss by James Tuttleton, pp. 73-76 - 1 Review
                      1. Mark Twain's Letters, Vol. I: 1853-1866 by Edgar Marquess Branch, Michael B. Frank, and Kenneth M. Sanderson, ...
                    17. [+]
                      A novelist derailed by Brock Baker, pp. 77-79 - 3 Reviews
                      1. Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
                      2. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
                      3. No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
                    18. [+]
                      Rodin in the round by Denys Sutton, pp. 80-84 - 1 Review
                      1. Rodin by Frederic V. Grunfeld
                    19. The other Rothko scandal by Eric Gibson, pp. 85-94
                  9. [+]
                    November 1988 Issue = 14 Articles
                    1. The case of Nancy Hanks by Samuel Lipman, pp. 1-7
                    2. Kingsley Amis by Terry Teachout, pp. 8-17
                    3. Boccioni at the Met by Karen Wilkin, pp. 18-21
                    4. The short happy life of Robert Louis Stevenson by Joseph Epstein, pp. 22-33
                    5. Furtwangler on trial by Dana Mack, pp. 34-43
                    6. New poems by Peter Davison, pp. 44-46
                    7. Moonlight and madness by Charles Edward Eaton, p. 47
                    8. Christmas away from home by Jane Kenyon, pp. 48-49
                    9. Announcements by Jed Perl, pp. 50-53
                    10. In search of Camille Claudel by Eric Gibson, pp. 54-60
                    11. [+]
                      Jean Stafford's triumph by Bruce Bawer, pp. 61-71 - 1 Review
                      1. Jean Stafford by David Roberts
                    12. [+]
                      Marx & English by D.G. Myers, pp. 72-74 - 1 Review
                      1. Politics of Letters by Richard M. Ohmann and Janice Radway
                    13. [+]
                      Hunger artist by Donna Rifkind, pp. 75-77 - 2 Reviews
                      1. Preserving the Hunger by Mark Shechner and Isaac Rosenfeld
                      2. Passage From Home by Isaac Rosenfeld
                    14. Letters, pp. 78-86
                  10. [+]
                    December 1988 Issue = 13 Articles
                    1. Radicals as innocents by Hilton Kramer, pp. 1-4
                    2. Wittgenstein's life by Roger Kimball, pp. 5-13
                    3. A dissent on Kiefer by Jed Perl, pp. 14-20
                    4. Zamyatin by David Gurewich, pp. 21-34
                    5. The young Poussin by Creighton Gilbert, pp. 35-40
                    6. Two poems by W.S. Di Piero, pp. 41-43
                    7. The Harvard Cage by Samuel Lipman, pp. 44-48
                    8. David Bomberg by Eric Gibson, pp. 49-54
                    9. A vanity affair by Eva Resnikova, pp. 55-57
                    10. [+]
                      A genius for publicity by Bruce Bawer, pp. 58-68 - 1 Review
                      1. Stories in an Almost Classical Mode by Harold Brodkey
                    11. [+]
                      Outside looking in by Lauren Weiner, pp. 69-72 - 1 Review
                      1. The Memoirs of Juan Goytisolo by Juan Goytisolo and Peter Bush
                    12. The canonization of Susan Warner by D.G. Myers, pp. 73-78
                    13. Letters, pp. 79-86
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                  Issues of 1989 = 10 Issues, 158 Articles
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                                Issues of 1996 = 10 Issues, 197 Articles
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                                      Issues of 1999 = 10 Issues, 181 Articles
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                                        Issues of 2000 = 10 Issues, 183 Articles
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                                                Issues of 2004 = 10 Issues, 204 Articles
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                                                  Issues of 2005 = 3 Issues, 62 Articles