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Observations on Kafka
The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka
The Partisan Review, Spring 1947, pp. 186-195
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                                  Winter 1947 Issue = 15 Articles
                                  1. Writers and Madness by William Barrett, pp. 5-22
                                  2. The Future of Socialism by Sidney Hook, pp. 23-36
                                  3. A Distant Episode by Paul Bowles, pp. 37-48
                                  4. The Nest by Georges Blin, pp. 49-55
                                  5. Opera! Opera! by Horace Gregory, pp. 56-57
                                  6. Argument by Elizabeth Bishop, p. 58
                                  7. Homage to Paul Klee by Andre Masson, pp. 59-61
                                  8. Theater Chronicle by Mary McCarthy, pp. 62-66
                                  9. Essay on the Puppet Theater by Heinrich von Kleist, pp. 67-72
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                                    Lowell, Thomas, &C by John Berryman, pp. 73-85 - 8 Reviews
                                    1. Lord Weary's Castle by Robert Lowell
                                    2. The Selected Writings of Dylan Thomas by Dylan Thomas
                                    3. Young Cherry Trees Secured Against Hares by Andre Breton
                                    4. Secret Country by Jorge Carrera Andrade
                                    5. The Flowering of the Rod by H.D. Oxford
                                    6. The Earth-Bound, 1924-1944 by Janet Lewis
                                    7. Selected Poems by Kenneth Patchen
                                    8. Transfigured Night by Byron Vazakas
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                                    Melancholy to the End by Robert Warshow, pp. 86-87 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Wild Flag by E.B. White
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                                    Taste and History by Andrews Wanning, pp. 88-92 - 1 Review
                                    1. A History of American Poetry, 1900-1940 by Horace Gregory and Marya Zaturenska
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                                    Europe's Night by Irving Howe, pp. 93-94 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Long Dusk by Victor Serge
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                                    Still Life by Catherine Carver, pp. 95-105 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Memorial by Christopher Isherwood
                                  15. "The Truly Monstrous" by Daniel Aaron, pp. 106-111
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                                  Spring 1947 Issue = 17 Articles
                                  1. The Future of Socialism by Granville Hicks, pp. 117-129
                                  2. The Brigadier by Isaac Rosenfeld, pp. 130-137
                                  3. London Letter by Arthur Koestler, pp. 138-145
                                  4. The True, the Good, and the Beautiful by Delmore Schwartz, pp. 146-148
                                  5. The Rape of Europa by R.P. Blackmur, p. 149
                                  6. The Unknown Soldier, p. 150
                                  7. Don't Look Now but Mary Is Everybody by Peter Viereck, p. 150
                                  8. Dialogue on Anxiety by William Barrett, pp. 151-159
                                  9. Caligari by Siegfried Kracauer, pp. 160-173
                                  10. Theatre Chronicle, pp. 174-179
                                  11. Henry Moore by James Johnson Sweeney, pp. 180-185
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                                    Observations on Kafka by James Burnham, pp. 186-195 - 3 Reviews
                                    1. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
                                    2. The Great Wall of China by Franz Kafka
                                    3. The Kafka Problem by Angel Flores
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                                    Fiction Chronicle by Elizabeth Hardwick, pp. 196-200 - 6 Reviews
                                    1. The State of Nature by Paul Goodman
                                    2. A Room on the Route by Godfrey Blunden
                                    3. The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck
                                    4. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
                                    5. Dark Dominion by Marianne Hauser
                                    6. Thirty Stories by Kay Boyle
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                                    The Grammar of Color and Form by Wylie Sypher, pp. 201-205 - 3 Reviews
                                    1. The History of Impressionism by John Rewald
                                    2. On the Spiritual in Art by Wassily Kandinsky
                                    3. Henri Rousseau by Daniel Catton Rich
                                  15. Report from the Academy by Richard Chase, pp. 206-210
                                  16. Lumpen Intellectuals by Louis Clair, pp. 211-215
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                                    Better to Burn? by Gertrude Buckman, pp. 216-217 - 1 Review
                                    1. Essay on Marriage by Anne Finch
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                                  Summer 1947 Issue = 17 Articles
                                  1. The Future of Socialism by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., pp. 229-242
                                  2. Three Academic Pieces by Wallace Stevens, pp. 243-254
                                  3. The Child Is the Meaning of Life, pp. 255-277
                                  4. Paris Letter by Celia Scop, pp. 278-284
                                  5. An Approach to Melville by Richard Chase, pp. 285-294
                                  6. Jews at Haifa by Randall Jarrell, p. 295
                                  7. The Apparition by William Carlos Williams, p. 296
                                  8. Nuernberg Altstadt: June 1945 by James Stern, pp. 297-301
                                  9. Theater Chronicle by Mary McCarthy, pp. 302-304
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                                    Film Chronicle by Robert Warshow, pp. 305-309 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946 Film) by William Wyler
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                                    Personal History by Irving Howe, pp. 310-311 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Forging of a Rebel by Arturo Barea
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                                    Sartre's Theatre by Patricia Blake, pp. 312-315 - 1 Review
                                    1. No Exit and Three Other Plays by Jean-Paul Sartre
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                                    The World as Inferno by Leslie A. Fiedler, pp. 316-319 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Tower of Babel by Elias Canetti
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                                    Three Stories by Elizabeth Hardwick, pp. 320-321 - 1 Review
                                    1. Three by William Sansom
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                                    Anything Goes by Philip Rahv, pp. 322-323 - 1 Review
                                    1. Fyodor Dostoevsky by J.A.T. Lloyd
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                                    A Sign of Worth by Catherine Carver, pp. 324-327 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Mountain Lion by Jean Stafford
                                  17. A Cato of the Cruelties by R.W. Flint, pp. 328-331
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                                  Fall 1947 Issue = 17 Articles
                                  1. London Letter by Arthur Koestler, pp. 341-345
                                  2. The Future of Socialism by George Orwell, pp. 346-351
                                  3. The Child Is the Meaning of This Life by Delmore Schwartz, pp. 352-369
                                  4. Instead of Flowers by Fred R. Miller, p. 370
                                  5. In the Dark Backward by Oscar Handlin, pp. 371-379
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                                    Film Chronicle by Robert Warshow, pp. 380-389 - 1 Review
                                    1. Monsieur Verdoux (1947 Film) by Charles Chaplin
                                  7. Sequence 1944-46 by Louis Zukofsky, pp. 390-391
                                  8. The Egyptian by Edith Weaver, p. 392
                                  9. Theater Chronicle by Mary McCarthy, pp. 393-395
                                  10. Lenin as Philosopher by Bertram D. Wolfe, pp. 396-413
                                  11. Art Chronicle by Robert Goldwater, pp. 414-418
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                                    Romantic Poets, Old and New by Richard Chase, pp. 419-423 - 7 Reviews
                                    1. A Choice of English Romantic Poetry by Stephen Spender
                                    2. Poems of Dedication by Stephen Spender
                                    3. Night Loves Us by Louis Adeane
                                    4. Green Song and Other Poems by Edith Sitwell
                                    5. Love Poems by George Barker
                                    6. Poems by Samuel Greenberg by Harold Holden, Jack McManis, and Samuel Greenberg, ...
                                    7. Lament for the Sleepwalker by Dunstan Thompson
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                                    "To So Little Space" by William Troy, pp. 424-426 - 3 Reviews
                                    1. Fabulous Voyager: James Joyce's Ulysses by Richard M. Kain
                                    2. The Portable James Joyce by Harry Levin and James Joyce
                                    3. James Joyce: The Last Journey by Leon Edel
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                                    Fiction Chronicle by Elizabeth Hardwick, pp. 427-430 - 3 Reviews
                                    1. Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov
                                    2. The Confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo
                                    3. Three Short Novels by Vercors
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                                    A Modern Plague by Justin O'Brien, pp. 431-435 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Plague by Albert Camus
                                  16. The Archangel's Correspondent by Gerald Sykes, pp. 436-441
                                  17. Remarks on a Best Seller by Daniel Aaron, pp. 442-445
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                                  December 1947 Issue = 18 Articles
                                  1. Ernst Juenger by Louis Clair, pp. 453-465
                                  2. Ph.D. by Wallace Markfield, pp. 466-471
                                  3. Notes on the American Intelligentsia by J.F. Wolpert, pp. 472-485
                                  4. The Shape of the Fire, pp. 486-488
                                  5. Hyannisport in November by Richard Chase, p. 489
                                  6. Paris Letter by H.J. Kaplan, pp. 490-505
                                  7. The Lesson by Max Wiseman, pp. 506-510
                                  8. The Future of Socialism by Victor Serge, pp. 511-517
                                  9. On PR, Kafka, and the Habits of Critics by R.W. Flint, pp. 518-522
                                  10. The Door and the Window by Henry Reed, p. 523
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                                    The Sufferings and Greatness of Self-Love by Leslie A. Fiedler, pp. 524-525 - 1 Review
                                    1. Essays of Three Decades by Thomas Mann
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                                    Through the Lens Darkly by Dwight Macdonald, pp. 526-527 - 1 Review
                                    1. From Caligari to Hitler by Siegfried Kracauer
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                                    Auden and Stevens by Delmore Schwartz, pp. 528-532 - 2 Reviews
                                    1. The Age of Anxiety by W.H. Auden
                                    2. Transport to Summer by Wallace Stevens
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                                    Fiction Chronicle by Elizabeth Hardwick, pp. 533-537 - 3 Reviews
                                    1. The Age of Reason by Jean-Paul Sartre
                                    2. The Collected Tales of E.M. Forster by E.M. Forster
                                    3. Prince of Darkness, and Other Stories by J.F. Powers
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                                    The Hammer and the Quill by Ruthven Todd, pp. 538-539 - 1 Review
                                    1. Forces in Modern British Literature, 1885-1946 by William York Tindall
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                                    Review The Novel and the World's Dilemma, by Edwin Be... by David T. Bazelon, pp. 540-541 - 1 Review
                                    1. The Novel and the World's Dilemma by Edwin Berry Burgum
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                                    Melville and His Myth by Andrews Wanning, pp. 542-544 - 1 Review
                                    1. Call Me Ishmael by Charles Olson
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                                    James T. Farrell by Irving Howe, pp. 545-552 - 3 Reviews
                                    1. A Note on Literary Criticism by James T. Farrell
                                    2. The League of Frightened Philistines by James T. Farrell
                                    3. Literature and Morality by James T. Farrell
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