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                        January 1990 Issue = 14 Articles
                        1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-6
                        2. What was the Congress for Cultural Freedom? by Hilton Kramer, pp. 7-13
                        3. Letters as sacred texts by Gloria G. Fromm, pp. 14-24
                        4. Federico Garcia Lorca by Mark Falcoff, pp. 25-31
                        5. The humanities at Williams by Roger Kimball, pp. 32-43
                        6. Letter from Paris by Karen Wilkin, pp. 44-48
                        7. Poems by Richard Moore, p. 49
                        8. The haiku master by Elizabeth Spires, pp. 50-52
                        9. Vladimir Horowitz, 1904-1989 by Samuel Lipman, pp. 53-56
                        10. The legend business by Jed Perl, pp. 57-62
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                          The Nizan case by Renee Winegarten, pp. 63-68 - 1 Review
                          1. Paul Nizan by Michael Scriven
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                          The idea man by Bruce Bawer, pp. 69-73 - 1 Review
                          1. A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes
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                          Gertrude & Juliana by Deborah Solomon, pp. 74-77 - 1 Review
                          1. Rebels on Eighth Street by Avis Berman
                        14. Letters, pp. 78-86
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                        February 1990 Issue = 18 Articles
                        1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-4
                        2. Cynthia Ozick on T.S. Eliot by Hilton Kramer, pp. 5-9
                        3. Raymond Williams by Maurice Cowling, pp. 10-17
                        4. Sonia Delaunay by Deborah Rosenthal, pp. 18-23
                        5. The historical novel by Marguerite Yourcenar, pp. 24-33
                        6. Constantine Fitzgibbon by Denys Sutton, pp. 34-39
                        7. Poems by Dana Gioia, pp. 40-41
                        8. Tomorrow by Donald Hall, p. 42
                        9. Driving to dark country by Wesley McNair, p. 43
                        10. Living room by Floyd Skloot, p. 44
                        11. Contemporaries by Jed Perl, pp. 45-51
                        12. Refurbishing Caruso & co. by Samuel Lipman, pp. 52-57
                        13. The Kronos Quartet by Dana Mack, pp. 58-60
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                          Sound and fury by D.G. Myers, pp. 61-63 - 1 Review
                          1. The Signifying Monkey by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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                          Minimalism revisited by Eric Gibson, pp. 64-67 - 2 Reviews
                          1. Minimalism by Kenneth Baker
                          2. Labyrinths by Maurice Berger
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                          The sense of the past by James R. Mellow, pp. 68-69 - 1 Review
                          1. Henry James and Edith Wharton by Lyall H. Powers, Henry James, and Edith Wharton
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                          Where's that rainbow? by Bruce Bawer, pp. 70-75 - 1 Review
                          1. Vineland by Thomas Pynchon
                        18. History vs. ideology by David Gress, pp. 76-86
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                        March 1990 Issue = 14 Articles
                        1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-6
                        2. On "Sexual Personae" by Roger Kimball, pp. 7-12
                        3. The drawings of David Smith by Karen Wilkin, pp. 13-17
                        4. Arnold Toynbee by Elie Kedourie, pp. 18-31
                        5. Autobiography today by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 32-40
                        6. Thomas Kinsella by Floyd Skloot, pp. 41-47
                        7. Poems by Elizabeth Spires, pp. 48-49
                        8. Uncle Grant by Brad Leithauser, pp. 50-52
                        9. A recital of Pollini's by Samuel Lipman, pp. 53-58
                        10. Calssics without commercials by Jed Perl, pp. 59-64
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                          Ruined squire by Robert Richman, pp. 65-69 - 3 Reviews
                          1. The Collected Poems of Sidney Keyes by Michael Leverson Meyer and Sidney Keyes
                          2. British Poetry of the Second World War by Linda M. Shires
                          3. Sidney Keyes: A Biographical Inquiry by John Guenther
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                          A privileged man by David Pryce-Jones, pp. 70-72 - 1 Review
                          1. Where Joy Resides by Christopher Isherwood, Don Bachardy, and James P. White, ...
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                          Young Winston's salvation by David Fromkin, pp. 73-77 - 2 Reviews
                          1. The Story of the Malakand Field Force by Winston S. Churchill
                          2. The Boer War by Winston Churchill
                        14. Letters, pp. 78-86
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                        April 1990 Issue = 14 Articles
                        1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-4
                        2. T.S. Eliot & high culture by Cynthia Ozick and Hilton Kramer, pp. 5-10
                        3. Whittaker Chambers by Sam Tanenhaus, pp. 11-19
                        4. Coleridge the poet by Bruce Bawer, pp. 20-32
                        5. Opera & politics by Samuel Lipman, pp. 33-37
                        6. Art & ideas in the Eighties by Roger Kimball, pp. 38-43
                        7. "An academic story" by Louis Simpson, pp. 44-48
                        8. Mixed media by Jed Perl, pp. 49-55
                        9. Why Levine? by Dana Mack, pp. 56-59
                        10. [+]
                          Beautiful loser by John Simon, pp. 60-65 - 1 Review
                          1. Kafka by Pietro Citati
                        11. [+]
                          Shakespeare Taylor-made by C.H. Sisson, pp. 66-68 - 1 Review
                          1. Reinventing Shakespeare by Gary Taylor
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                          Sympathy for the devil by Lauren Weiner, pp. 69-71 - 1 Review
                          1. Goodnight! by Abram Tertz
                        13. [+]
                          St. Urbain revisited by David Gurevich, pp. 72-77 - 1 Review
                          1. Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler
                        14. Letters, pp. 78-86
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                        May 1990 Issue = 17 Articles
                        1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-4
                        2. "Photography Until Now" by Hilton Kramer, pp. 5-8
                        3. The Pasternak centennial by William Jay Smith, pp. 9-13
                        4. George Orwell's reputation by Joseph Epstein, pp. 14-24
                        5. "Monet in the '90s" by Andrew Forge, pp. 25-29
                        6. The enigma of Randall Jarrell by Bruce Bawer, pp. 30-40
                        7. New poems by Paul Mariani, pp. 41-42
                        8. The digs in Escondido; On all roads going and coming by Walter McDonald, pp. 43-44
                        9. In the hammock by Rachel Hadas, p. 45
                        10. Spring colds by W.S. Di Piero, p. 46
                        11. Steinbeck & Williams on Broadway by Donald Lyons, pp. 47-51
                        12. Successes by Jed Perl, pp. 52-57
                        13. Add one Caravaggio by Creighton Gilbert, pp. 58-61
                        14. The Cleveland Orchestra by Dana Mack, pp. 62-64
                        15. [+]
                          Mencken vs. Mencken by Terry Teachout, pp. 65-72 - 1 Review
                          1. The Diary of H.L. Mencken by Charles A. Fecher and H.L. Mencken
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                          Apocalypse now by Donna Rifkind, pp. 73-77 - 1 Review
                          1. London Fields by Martin Amis
                        17. Letters, pp. 78-86
                      6. [+]
                        June 1990 Issue = 17 Articles
                        1. Notes & COmments, pp. 1-2
                        2. The function of Criticism by Hilton Kramer, pp. 3-7
                        3. C.S. Lewis & modernism by Claude Rawson, pp. 8-19
                        4. Raymond Aron by David Gress, pp. 20-29
                        5. "Matisse in Morocco" by Karen Wilkin, pp. 30-36
                        6. Walter Benjamin by Richard Vine, pp. 37-48
                        7. Poems by Brad Leithauser, pp. 49-53
                        8. Coro di morti nello studio di Federico Ruysch by Giacomo Leopardi and John Herington, pp. 54-55
                        9. The Philharmonic & Kurt Masur by Samuel Lipman, pp. 56-58
                        10. British fustian by Donald Lyons, pp. 59-63
                        11. Louis Kahn's museums by Roger Kimball, pp. 64-67
                        12. Robert Moskowitz at MOMA by Eric Gibson, pp. 68-71
                        13. [+]
                          Finessing the Five of Hearts by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 72-77 - 1 Review
                          1. The Five of Hearts by Patricia O'Toole
                        14. [+]
                          Inspired illustrator by Deborah Solomon, pp. 78-80 - 2 Reviews
                          1. Georgia O'Keeffe by Roxana Robinson
                          2. Georgia O'Keeffe: In The West by Georgia O'Keeffe, Doris Bry, and Nicholas Callaway, ...
                        15. [+]
                          One poet's prejudices by Robert Richman, pp. 81-84 - 1 Review
                          1. Under Briggflatts by Donald Davie
                        16. That mighty sculptro, time by Marguerite Yourcenar, pp. 85-87
                        17. Letters, pp. 88-94
                      7. [+]
                        September 1990 Issue = 23 Articles
                        1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-5
                        2. The prospect before us by Hilton Kramer, pp. 6-9
                        3. Hans Hofmann by Karen Wilkin, pp. 10-16
                        4. Terry Eagleton by Roger Kimball, pp. 17-23
                        5. Visiting the Gregorys by Robert Phillips, pp. 24-34
                        6. Truffaut in his letters by John Simon, pp. 35-43
                        7. The collected Willa Cather by Bruce Bawer, pp. 44-52
                        8. Poems by William Virgil Davis, p. 53
                        9. Walking from Conimbriga by William Baer, p. 54
                        10. Found poem on the coffee table by Mary Stewart Hammond, p. 55
                        11. The lesson by Robley Wilson, p. 56
                        12. Nicolas de Stael by Jed Perl, pp. 57-61
                        13. Jennifer Bartlett's "South Gardens" by Eric Gibson, pp. 62-64
                        14. Comedies by Guare & Feiffer by Donald Lyons, pp. 65-68
                        15. [+]
                          The philosophical hedonist by Roger Scruton, pp. 69-72 - 1 Review
                          1. Encounters and Reflections by Arthur C. Danto
                        16. [+]
                          Epaulets & decorations by Robert Richman, pp. 73-75 - 1 Review
                          1. Collected Earlier Poems by Anthony Hecht
                        17. [+]
                          Bruce Bawer Sur Plusieurs Beaux Sujects, by Milton J. Bate..., p. 76 - 1 Review
                          1. Sur Plusieurs Beaux Sujects by Milton J. Bates and Wallace Stevens
                        18. [+]
                          Review The Great Terror: A Reassessment, by Robert Co... by Hilton Kramer, p. 77 - 1 Review
                          1. The Great Terror: A Reassessment by Robert Conquest
                        19. [+]
                          Review From Russia to the West, by Nathan Milstein an... by Samuel Lipman, p. 78 - 1 Review
                          1. From Russia to the West by Nathan Milstein and Solomon Volkov
                        20. [+]
                          Review Courbet's Realism, by Michael Fried by Roger Kimball, p. 79 - 1 Review
                          1. Courbet's Realism by Michael Fried
                        21. [+]
                          Review Pundits, Poets, and Wits, by Karl E. Meyer by Christopher Carduff, pp. 80-81 - 1 Review
                          1. Pundits, Poets, and Wits by Karl E. Meyer
                        22. Walker Percy by Cleanth Brooks, pp. 82-85
                        23. Letters, pp. 86-88
                      8. [+]
                        October 1990 Issue = 22 Articles
                        1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-5
                        2. Irving Howe at seventy by Hilton Kramer, pp. 6-9
                        3. Simone de Beauvoir by Renee Winegarten, pp. 10-18
                        4. The art of the Macchiaioli by W.S. Di Piero, pp. 19-29
                        5. [+]
                          Updike's "Rabbit" novels by Bruce Bawer, pp. 30-39 - 4 Reviews
                          1. Rabbit, Run by John Updike
                          2. Rabbit Redux by John Updike
                          3. Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
                          4. Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
                        6. The Met-Levine "Ring" by Samuel Lipman, pp. 40-46
                        7. New poems by Theodore Weiss, pp. 47-49
                        8. A ring of quail bones by Brendan Galvin, p. 50
                        9. Natural history by Karl Kirchwey, p. 51
                        10. "On Classic Ground" by Jed Perl, pp. 52-55
                        11. "Richard III" in the Park by Donald Lyons, pp. 56-59
                        12. Janacek at the City Opera by Dana Mack, pp. 60-62
                        13. [+]
                          Lincoln's generals by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 63-69 - 2 Reviews
                          1. The Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman by Charles Royster and William Tecumseh Sherman
                          2. Ulysses S. Grant: Memoirs and Selected Letters by Mary D. McFeely, William S. McFeely, and Ulysses S. Grant, ...
                        14. [+]
                          A Balanchine creation by Moira Hodgson, pp. 70-71 - 1 Review
                          1. Holding On to the air by Suzanne Farrell and Toni Bentley
                        15. [+]
                          Losing faith by Paul Hollander, pp. 72-76 - 1 Review
                          1. Breaking With Communism by Robert Hessen and Bertram David Wolfe
                        16. [+]
                          Anti-Anglo attitudes by Paul Johnson, pp. 77-78 - 1 Review
                          1. Blood, Class, and Nostalgia by Christopher Hitchens
                        17. [+]
                          Review Violet, by Barbara Belford by Lauren Weiner, p. 79 - 1 Review
                          1. Violet by Barbara Belford
                        18. [+]
                          Review Greek Fire, by Oliver Taplin by Donald Lyons, p. 80 - 1 Review
                          1. Greek Fire by Oliver Taplin
                        19. [+]
                          Review American Poetry, by Robert Bly by Bruce Bawer, p. 81 - 1 Review
                          1. American Poetry by Robert Bly
                        20. [+]
                          Review Family Sins, and Other Stories, by William Trevor by Brock Baker, pp. 82-83 - 1 Review
                          1. Family Sins, and Other Stories by William Trevor
                        21. Jacques Soustelle by Mark Falcoff, pp. 84-85
                        22. Letters, pp. 86-94
                      9. [+]
                        November 1990 Issue = 18 Articles
                        1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-6
                        2. Kazimir Malevich by Hilton Kramer, pp. 7-9
                        3. Selling Henry James by Joseph Epstein, pp. 10-21
                        4. Katherine Anne Porter by Donna Rifkind, pp. 22-32
                        5. Maurice Prendergast by Richard J. Wattenmaker, pp. 33-40
                        6. On form poetry by Bruce Bawer, pp. 41-48
                        7. "Borders" by Leslie Norris, pp. 49-51
                        8. Hugo Weisgall's "Six Characters in Search of an Author" by Samuel Lipman, pp. 52-55
                        9. Chekhov at Yale by Donald Lyons, pp. 56-61
                        10. New York stories by Jed Perl, pp. 62-67
                        11. Sankai Juku by Eva Resnikova, pp. 68-69
                        12. [+]
                          The Lady J by Neal Kozodoy, pp. 70-74 - 1 Review
                          1. The Book of J by Harold Bloom and David Rosenberg
                        13. [+]
                          Making sport of modern art by Karen Wilkin, pp. 75-79 - 1 Review
                          1. A Fine Disregard by Kirk Varnedoe
                        14. [+]
                          Rewarded journeys by William Jay Smith, pp. 80-82 - 1 Review
                          1. Secret Destinations by Charles Causley
                        15. [+]
                          Samuel Lipman Conversations with von Karajan, by Richard Osb..., p. 83 - 1 Review
                          1. Conversations with von Karajan by Richard Osborne and Herbert von Karajan
                        16. [+]
                          Review Missing Pieces, by Stanislaw Benski by Christopher Carduff, p. 84 - 1 Review
                          1. Missing Pieces by Stanislaw Benski
                        17. Gordon Bunshaft, 1909-1990 by Mildred F. Schmertz, pp. 85-87
                        18. Letters, p. 88
                      10. [+]
                        December 1990 Issue = 22 Articles
                        1. Notes & Comments, pp. 1-4
                        2. The Varnedoe debacle by Hilton Kramer, pp. 5-8
                        3. Brecht in his letters by John Simon, pp. 9-18
                        4. Yesterday's violinists by Samuel Lipman, pp. 19-25
                        5. Literature & politics in Latin America by Mark Falcoff, pp. 26-35
                        6. Burgoyne Diller by Deborah Rosenthal, pp. 36-41
                        7. New poems by Louis Simpson, pp. 42-43
                        8. Raking out the nest; Prayer for an ex-wife by Andrew Hudgins, pp. 44-45
                        9. Dirt road, Kilcoe, Cork by Barbara Jordan, p. 46
                        10. If steam is water's memory by Alan Michael Parker, p. 47
                        11. Moliere by Donald Lyons, pp. 48-51
                        12. Romance by Jed Perl, pp. 52-59
                        13. Mark Morris by Eva Resnikova, pp. 60-62
                        14. Evgeny Kissin by Dana Mack, pp. 63-65
                        15. [+]
                          Arrogance and the canons of historical scholarship by James W. Tuttleton, pp. 66-69 - 1 Review
                          1. The Arrogance of Faith by Forrest G. Wood
                        16. [+]
                          Want list by Robert Richman, pp. 70-72 - 1 Review
                          1. The Want Bone by Robert Pinsky
                        17. [+]
                          Photo story by Richard B. Woodward, pp. 73-75 - 1 Review
                          1. W. Eugene Smith: Shadow and Substance by Jim Hughes
                        18. [+]
                          Under African eyes by Carol Iannone, pp. 76-80 - 1 Review
                          1. Hopes and Impediments by Chinua Achebe
                        19. [+]
                          Review The Drummer of the Eleventh North Devonshire F... by Bruce Bawer, p. 81 - 1 Review
                          1. The Drummer of the Eleventh North Devonshire Fusiliers by Guy Davenport
                        20. [+]
                          Review I. M. Pei, by Carter Wiseman by Roger Kimball, p. 82 - 1 Review
                          1. I. M. Pei by Carter Wiseman
                        21. [+]
                          Review Too Loud a Solitude, by Bohumil Hrabal by Christopher Carduff, p. 83 - 1 Review
                          1. Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal
                        22. Letters, pp. 84-94
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