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  1. "Asphodel, Rose...Sesame..."
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1963, p. 73
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    Books in Brief (8 Reviews)
    The Jealous God, by John Braine
    1. The Jealous God by John Braine
    2. Pretty Polly, and Other Stories by Noel Coward
    3. The Sterile Cuckoo by John Nichols
    4. Voices of a Summer Day by Irwin Shaw
    5. The Available Man by Andrew Sinclair
    6. The Overweight Society by Peter Wyden
    7. Stagestruck: The Romance of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne by Maurice Zolotow
    8. The Goldwater Caper by Richard H. Rovere
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1965, pp. 117-120
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    Books in Brief (8 Reviews)
    Late Call, by Angus Wilson
    1. Late Call by Angus Wilson
    2. The Ordways by William Humphrey
    3. White Lotus by John Hersey
    4. The New Meaning of Treason by Rebecca West
    5. The Initials in the Heart by Laurence Whistler
    6. A History of Pornography by H. Montgomery Hyde
    7. Frieda Lawrence: The Memoirs and Correspondence by E.W. Tedlock, Jr. and Frieda Lawrence
    8. The Kennedy Years by Harold Faber
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1965, pp. 127-129
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    Books in Brief (10 Reviews)
    Desolation Angels, by Jack Kerouac
    1. Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac
    2. Knights and Dragons by Elizabeth Spencer
    3. The Ambassador by Morris L. West
    4. The Rich Pay Late by Simon Raven
    5. Max: A Biography~Max Beerbohm by David Cecil
    6. Max Beerbohm's Letters to Reggie Turner by Rupert Hart-Davis and Max Beerbohm
    7. New York Proclaimed by V.S. Pritchett
    8. Menagerie Manor by Gerald Durrell
    9. The Positive Thinkers by Donald B. Meyer
    10. Winston Churchill: An Intimate Portrait by Violet Bonham Carter
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1965, pp. 118-119
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    Books in Brief (9 Reviews)
    The Mandelbaum Gate, by Muriel Spark
    1. The Mandelbaum Gate by Muriel Spark
    2. The Red and the Green by Iris Murdoch
    3. At Play in the Fields of the Lord by Peter Matthiessen
    4. Cork Street, Next to the Hatter's by Pamela Hansford Johnson
    5. La Batarde by Violette Leduc
    6. Notebooks 1942-1951 by Albert Camus
    7. Lena by Lena Horne and Richard Schickel
    8. The Life of Dylan Thomas by Constantine FitzGibbon
    9. The Hater's Handbook by Joseph Rosner
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1965, pp. 128-133
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    Books in Brief (8 Reviews)
    Commander-1, by Peter George
    1. Commander-1 by Peter George
    2. The Looking Glass War by John le Carre
    3. Let Me Count the Ways by Peter De Vries
    4. The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones by Jesse Hill Ford
    5. America at Last by T.H. White
    6. Notes from a Sea Diary by Nelson Algren
    7. Two Blocks Apart by Charlotte Leon Mayerson, Juan Gonzales, and Peter Quinn, ...
    8. Son of Any Wednesday by Muriel Resnik
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1965, pp. 138-141
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    Books in Brief (8 Reviews)
    One of the Founders, by P.H. Newby
    1. One of the Founders by P.H. Newby
    2. Stitch by Richard Stern
    3. Take Now Thy Son by Mac Hyman
    4. Of the Farm by John Updike
    5. A Conspiracy of Women by Aubrey Menen
    6. The Eye by Vladimir Nabokov
    7. Mrs. Jack by Louise Hall Tharp
    8. Elizabeth Taylor by Elizabeth Taylor#2
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1966, p. 99
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    Books in Brief (8 Reviews)
    Indian Summer, by John Knowles
    1. Indian Summer by John Knowles
    2. Alley Jaggers by Paul West
    3. Die Rich Die Happy by James Munro
    4. A Season in the Life of Emmanuel by Marie-Claire Blais
    5. Muzzy by Charles W. Thayer
    6. The Mistresses by Betty Kelen
    7. The International Nomads by Lanfranco Rasponi
    8. Profiles in Power by Joseph Kraft
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1966, pp. 94-95
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    Books in Brief (9 Reviews)
    The Solid Mandala, by Patrick White
    1. The Solid Mandala by Patrick White
    2. Some Doves and Pythons by Sumner Locke Elliott
    3. The Tin Men by Michael Frayn
    4. The Evening of the Holiday by Shirley Hazzard
    5. The Egyptologists by Kingsley Amis and Robert Conquest
    6. The Wizard of Loneliness by John Nichols
    7. The Animal Family by Randall Jarrell
    8. The Sailor in the Bottle by Manfred Bieler
    9. The Last Hero by John Pearson
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1966, pp. 151-153
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    Books in Brief (9 Reviews)
    The Time of the Angels, by Iris Murdoch
    1. The Time of the Angels by Iris Murdoch
    2. The Son by Gina Berriault
    3. Tlooth by Harry Mathews
    4. The Mask of Apollo by Mary Renault
    5. Pursuit by Berry Morgan
    6. A House in Order by Nigel Dennis
    7. The Sun King by Nancy Mitford
    8. Our Children Are Dying by Nat Hentoff
    9. Remembering Mr. Maugham by Garson Kanin
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1966, pp. 141-144
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    Books in Brief (9 Reviews)
    Norman's Letter, by Gavin Lambert
    1. Norman's Letter by Gavin Lambert
    2. The Music School by John Updike
    3. The Martlet's Tale by Nicholas Delbanco
    4. Four Plays by Patrick White
    5. A Girl Like I by Anita Loos
    6. Incident at Exeter by John G. Fuller
    7. Emily Bronte by Muriel Spark and Derek Stanford
    8. The Art Stealers by Milton Esterow
    9. The Big Knockover by Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1966, pp. 113-115
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    Books in Brief (9 Reviews)
    The Collected Works of Jane Bowles, by Jane Bowles
    1. The Collected Works of Jane Bowles by Jane Bowles
    2. Men at Work by Honor Tracy
    3. The Adventures of Gremlin by DuPre Jones
    4. The Sweet Ride by William Murray
    5. It Has Its Charms by Charles W. Morton
    6. Harold Nicolson: Diaries and Letters, 1930-1939 by Nigel Nicolson and Harold Nicolson
    7. The Day They Lost the H-Bomb by Christopher Morris
    8. The Drama Bedside Book by H.F. Rubinstein and J.C. Trewin
    9. New Directions 19 by James Laughlin
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1967, pp. 98-100
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    Books in Brief (7 Reviews)
    My Brother Tom, by James Aldridge
    1. My Brother Tom by James Aldridge
    2. Eustace Chisholm and the Works by James Purdy
    3. The War Years, 1939-1945 by Harold Nicolson and Nigel Nicolson
    4. Moment in the Sun by Robert Rienow and Leona Train Rienow
    5. The Difficulty of Being by Jean Cocteau
    6. The First Masochist by James Cleugh
    7. Particularly Cats by Doris Lessing
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1967, pp. 94-95
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    Books in Brief (8 Reviews)
    A World Elsewhere, by John Bowen
    1. A World Elsewhere by John Bowen
    2. I Don't Need You Any More by Arthur Miller
    3. The British Museum is Falling Down by David Lodge
    4. In Orbit by Wright Morris
    5. Oranges by John McPhee
    6. Romantic Rebels by Emily Hahn
    7. The Groucho Letters by Groucho Marx
    8. Epitaphs of Our Times by Edward Dahlberg
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1967, pp. 136-140
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    Books in Brief (10 Reviews)
    Waldo, by Paul Theroux
    1. Waldo by Paul Theroux
    2. Fathers by Herbert Gold
    3. A Meeting by the River by Christopher Isherwood
    4. Yes and Back Again by Richard Grenier
    5. Don't the Moon Look Lonesome by Don Asher
    6. The Chosen by Chaim Potok
    7. May We Borrow Your Husband? by Graham Greene
    8. Don't Never Forget by Brigid Brophy
    9. Down Boy, Down, Blast You! by Charlton Ogburn, Jr.
    10. Run, Rainey, Run by Mel Ellis
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1967, pp. 117-121
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    Books in Brief (9 Reviews)
    The Pyramid, by William Golding
    1. The Pyramid by William Golding
    2. Stop-Time by Frank Conroy
    3. Don't Look at Me Like that by Diana Athill
    4. Osborne's Army by John Anthony West
    5. McLuhan: Hot and Cool by Gerald Emanuel Stearn and Marshall McLuhan
    6. With an Eye to the Future by Osbert Lancaster
    7. The Innocent Consumer vs. the Exploiters by Sidney Margolius
    8. The Windsor Years by Lord Kinross
    9. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1967, pp. 129-132
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    Books in Brief (7 Reviews)
    The Time of Friendship, by Paul Bowles
    1. The Time of Friendship by Paul Bowles
    2. A Night of Watching by Elliott Arnold
    3. Minotaur, Minotaur... by William Mathes
    4. Quarry by Jane White
    5. The Chinese Looking Glass by Dennis Bloodworth
    6. Beardsley: A Biography by Stanley Weintraub
    7. Edward and the Edwardians by Philippe Jullian
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1967, pp. 123-126
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    Cathedrals of the Cut-rate (Review)
    The Great Discount Delusion, by Walter Henry Nelson
    1. The Great Discount Delusion by Walter Henry Nelson
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1965, p. 116
  19. Theorem
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1967, p. 49
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