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  1. Books in Review
    "After Such Knowledge..." (Review)
    The Gates of the Forest, by Elie Wiesel
    1. The Gates of the Forest by Elie Wiesel
    Commentary, December 1965, pp. 105-109
  2. American Culture in Britain
    The New Republic, January 28, 1952, pp. 15-16
  3. American Judaism: A Personal View
    Commentary, February 1951, pp. 131-136
  4. Books
    The American Scene (6 Reviews)
    Citizens, by Meyer Levin
    1. Citizens by Meyer Levin
    2. Native Son by Richard A. Wright
    3. Trouble in July by Erskine Caldwell
    4. River of Earth by James Still
    5. The Triumph of Willie Pond by Caroline Slade
    6. The Crazy Hunter by Kay Boyle
    The Partisan Review, May 1940, pp. 244-246
  5. Books in Review
    The American Transcententalists (2 Reviews)
    The Transcendentalists: An Anthology, by Perry Miller
    1. The Transcendentalists: An Anthology by Perry Miller
    2. Perspectives of Criticism by Harry Levin
    The New Republic, August 14, 1950, p. 18
  6. [+]
    ...and His Work (Review)
    Joyce: The Man, the Work, the Reputation, by Marvin Magalaner and Richard M. Kain
    1. Joyce: The Man, the Work, the Reputation by Marvin Magalaner and Richard M. Kain
    The Saturday Review, June 30, 1956, p. 19
  7. An Appraisal at Mid-Century
    The Saturday Review, July 21, 1956, pp. 8-9
  8. [+]
    Aspects of the Human Situation (Review)
    Craft and Character, by Morton Dauwen Zabel
    1. Craft and Character by Morton Dauwen Zabel
    The Saturday Review, April 13, 1957, p. 42
  9. [+]
    The "Best" Hypothesis (Review)
    Nineteenth Century Studies, by Basil Willey
    1. Nineteenth Century Studies by Basil Willey
    The New Republic, April 10, 1950, p. 19
  10. Observations
    Biblical Legends
    Commentary, October 1969, pp. 80-83
  11. Books in Review
    A Biography in the Pickwickian Sense (Review)
    Dickens: His Character, Comedy, and Career, by Hesketh Pearson
    1. Dickens: His Character, Comedy, and Career by Hesketh Pearson
    The New Republic, July 18, 1949, p. 17
  12. Borgese---Poet in a New Home
    The Saturday Review, July 21, 1951, p. 20
  13. Observations
    Commentary, August 1964, pp. 61-63
  14. [+]
    Brownsville Idyll (Review)
    A Walker in the City, by Alfred Kazin
    1. A Walker in the City by Alfred Kazin
    Commentary, December 1951, p. 604
  15. [+]
    A Century of Critical Thought (Review)
    A History of Modern Criticism: 1750-1950, by Rene Wellek
    1. A History of Modern Criticism: 1750-1950 by Rene Wellek
    The Saturday Review, July 16, 1955, p. 24
  16. A Century of the Essay (1952)
    3 Reviews
  17. [+]
    Conrad's Ambiguity (Review)
    Conrad the Novelist, by Albert J. Guerard
    1. Conrad the Novelist by Albert J. Guerard
    Encounter, April 1959, pp. 90-91
  18. Critical Approaches to Literature (1956)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  19. A Critical History of English Literature (1960)
    From the Restoration to 1800
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  20. Books in Review
    Critical Quiverful (Review)
    The Wound and the Bow, by Edmund Wilson
    1. The Wound and the Bow by Edmund Wilson
    The New Republic, August 25, 1941, p. 257
  21. [+]
    Cultivated Innocence (Review)
    The Reign of Wonder, by Tony Tanner
    1. The Reign of Wonder by Tony Tanner
    Encounter, October 1965, pp. 72-75
  22. The Dangers of Literacy
    Commentary, October 1959, pp. 286-291
  23. Books in Review
    Dialectical Judaism (Review)
    The Meaning of Jewish History, by Jacob B. Agus
    1. The Meaning of Jewish History by Jacob B. Agus
    Commentary, April 1964, pp. 75-76
  24. [+]
    Dialogue? (Review)
    The Star and the Cross, by Katherine Hargrove
    1. The Star and the Cross by Katherine Hargrove
    Commentary, October 1966, pp. 133-134
  25. [+]
    Divine Justice (Review)
    The Book of God and Man, by Robert Gordis
    1. The Book of God and Man by Robert Gordis
    Commentary, May 1966, pp. 80-85
  26. Books in Review
    Doom and Love (Review)
    The Prophets, by Abraham Joshua Heschel
    1. The Prophets by Abraham Joshua Heschel
    Commentary, June 1963, pp. 537-539
  27. Edinburgh (1978)
    1 Review
  28. Education in Democratic Society
    Commentary, April 1957, pp. 336-343
  29. [+]
    Eminent Historian (Review)
    Gleanings: Essays in Jewish History, Letters and Art, by Cecil Roth
    1. Gleanings: Essays in Jewish History, Letters and Art by Cecil Roth
    Commentary, June 1968, pp. 93-98
  30. English Literature (1964)
    1 Review
  31. [+]
    Epigrams from Swann (Review)
    The Maxims of Marcel Proust, by Justin O'Brien and Marcel Proust
    1. The Maxims of Marcel Proust by Justin O'Brien and Marcel Proust
    The New Republic, December 27, 1948, p. 24
  32. [+]
    Father of Swann (Review)
    Letters of Marcel Proust, by Mina Curtiss and Marcel Proust
    1. Letters of Marcel Proust by Mina Curtiss and Marcel Proust
    The New Republic, May 2, 1949, pp. 22-23
  33. [+]
    Fraternal Portrait of the Artist (Review)
    My Brother's Keeper, by Stanislaus Joyce
    1. My Brother's Keeper by Stanislaus Joyce
    The Saturday Review, February 8, 1958, p. 20
  34. [+]
    Free Spirit's Trail (Review)
    The Kid, by Conrad Aiken
    1. The Kid by Conrad Aiken
    The Saturday Review, December 6, 1947, p. 60
  35. Glasgow (1977)
    1 Review
  36. [+]
    The Golden Age (Review)
    Hebrew Poems from Spain, by David Goldstein
    1. Hebrew Poems from Spain by David Goldstein
    Commentary, November 1966, pp. 94-95
  37. Books in Review
    Hayim Greenberg's Legacy (Review)
    The Inner Eye, by Hayim Greenberg and Shlomo Katz
    1. The Inner Eye by Hayim Greenberg and Shlomo Katz
    Commentary, September 1964, pp. 81-83
  38. Books in Review
    "Hebraism" Reconsidered (Review)
    Jerusalem and Albion, by Harold Fisch
    1. Jerusalem and Albion by Harold Fisch
    Commentary, February 1965, pp. 73-74
  39. [+]
    Heine's Jewish Education (Review)
    Judaic Lore in Heine, by Israel Tabak
    1. Judaic Lore in Heine by Israel Tabak
    Commentary, October 1949, pp. 405-406
  40. [+]
    Heroes and Moderns (Review)
    Two Legends: Oedipus and Theseus, by Andre Gide
    1. Two Legends: Oedipus and Theseus by Andre Gide
    The New Republic, January 8, 1951, p. 20
  41. [+]
    In the Tradition (Review)
    A Feast of History, by Chaim Raphael
    1. A Feast of History by Chaim Raphael
    Commentary, June 1972, pp. 93-94
  42. Intellectuals & Just Causes
    Encounter, September 1967, p. 7
  43. Books in Review
    Is This Jewish Humor? (Review)
    A Treasury of Jewish Humor, by Nathan Ausubel
    1. A Treasury of Jewish Humor by Nathan Ausubel
    Commentary, January 1952, pp. 87-88
  44. James Boswell and His World (1976)
  45. Jane Austen, Karl Marx, and the Aristocratic Dance
    The American Scholar, Summer 1948, pp. 289-296
  46. [+]
    Jehudah Halevi (Review)
    The Life and Time of Jehudah Halevi, by Rudolf Kayser
    1. The Life and Time of Jehudah Halevi by Rudolf Kayser
    Commentary, February 1950, p. 197
  47. [+]
    Jews & Greeks (Review)
    Four Strange Books of the Bible, by Elias Bickerman
    1. Four Strange Books of the Bible by Elias Bickerman
    Commentary, November 1968, pp. 106-113
  48. Keats or the Upanishads?
    Encounter, December 1958, pp. 70-72
  49. The King James Version of the English Bible (1942)
    An Account of the Development and Sources of the English Bible of 1611 with S...
    1 Review
  50. [+]
    Knox's Old Testament (Review)
    The Old Testament in English, by Ronald Knox
    1. The Old Testament in English by Ronald Knox
    Commentary, June 1949, pp. 609-611
  51. The Last Stuart (1973)
    The Life and Times of Bonnie Prince Charlie
    1 Review
  52. [+]
    Listening to a Dialogue of One (Review)
    On the Limits of Poetry, by Allen Tate
    1. On the Limits of Poetry by Allen Tate
    The Saturday Review, December 25, 1948, p. 10
  53. Literary Criticism
    The Critic as Conversationalist
    The Saturday Review, May 7, 1955, pp. 26-27
  54. Literary Essays (1968)
    1 Review
  55. Literary Landscapes of the British Isles (1979)
    A Narrative Atlas
    2 Reviews
  56. [+]
    A Long Ride for Pegasus (Review)
    Poets of the English Language, by W.H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson
    1. Poets of the English Language by W.H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson
    The Saturday Review, February 10, 1951, p. 15
  57. Books in Review
    "Malicious Panorama of Late Victorian Thought" (Review)
    The New Republic, by W.H. Mallock and J. Max Patrick
    1. The New Republic by W.H. Mallock and J. Max Patrick
    The New Republic, February 26, 1951, p. 26
  58. [+]
    Mark Twain as Hamlet (Review)
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain
    1. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
    Encounter, February 1964, pp. 70-75
  59. Books
    Mauve and Yellow (2 Reviews)
    The Mauve Decade, by Thomas Beer
    1. The Mauve Decade by Thomas Beer
    2. The Last Romantics by Graham Goulden Hough
    Encounter, November 1961, pp. 62-67
  60. Books in Review
    Melville: A Survey of the New Volumes (6 Reviews)
    Piazza Tales, by Herman Melville and Egbert S. Oliver
    1. Piazza Tales by Herman Melville and Egbert S. Oliver
    2. Pierre; or, The Ambiguities by Herman Melville and Henry A. Murray
    3. The Complete Stories of Herman Melville by Jay Leyda and Herman Melville
    4. Herman Melville's Billy Budd by F. Barron Freeman and Herman Melville
    5. Journal of a Visit to London and the Continent, 1849-1850 by Herman Melville and Eleanor Melville Metcalf
    6. The Trying-Out of Moby-Dick by Howard P. Vincent
    The New Republic, August 22, 1949, p. 18
  61. [+]
    Midrash (Review)
    The Walls of Jerusalem, by Chaim Raphael
    1. The Walls of Jerusalem by Chaim Raphael
    Commentary, September 1968, pp. 100-101
  62. More Literary Essays (1969)
    1 Review
  63. Moses: Man in the Wilderness (1975)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  64. Books
    Mourning Becomes O'Neill (4 Reviews)
    The Curse of the Misbegotten~Eugene O'Neill, by Croswell Bowen and Shane O'Neill
    1. The Curse of the Misbegotten~Eugene O'Neill by Croswell Bowen and Shane O'Neill
    2. Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill
    3. Complete Plays, Vol I: 1913-1920 by Eugene O'Neill and Travis Bogard
    4. Complete Plays, Vol III: 1932-1943 by Eugene O'Neill and Travis Bogard
    Encounter, June 1961, pp. 74-78
  65. My Father, and His Father
    Commentary, December 1955, pp. 522-533
  66. The Novel and the Modern World (1940)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  67. The Novels of Aldous Huxley
    The New Republic, November 1, 1939, pp. 362-364
  68. [+]
    Phases of Poets (Review)
    The Romantic Imagination, by C. Maurice Bowra
    1. The Romantic Imagination by C. Maurice Bowra
    The Saturday Review, May 6, 1950, p. 52
  69. Poems in English: 1530-1940 (1950)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  70. Poetry and the Modern World (1940)
    A Study of Poetry in England Between 1900 and 1939
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  71. [+]
    Poetry for All Tastes (17 Reviews)
    Lot's Wife, by Max Eastman
    1. Lot's Wife by Max Eastman
    2. This Man Was Ireland by Robert Farren
    3. Palestine Plays by Laurence Housman
    4. The Healing of the Waters by Amos N. Wilder
    5. Across the Board by David Cornel De Jong
    6. Song and Idea by Richard Eberhart
    7. Trance Above the Streets by Harold Rosenberg
    8. Lines for the Canonization of Pedro Domecq, and Other Poems by George Smedley Smith
    9. The Bright Plain by Charles Edward Eaton
    10. The Masculine Dead by William Everson
    11. War Elegies by William Everson
    12. Chorus for America by Carlos Bulosan
    13. American Reasons by Bonaro W. Overstreet
    14. Injunction by Vincent Ferrini
    15. A Generation Risen by John Masefield
    16. Land Workers by John Masefield
    17. Autolycus in Limbo by Vincent Starrett
    The New Republic, August 2, 1943, pp. 148-149
  72. Books
    The Practical Visionary (2 Reviews)
    W.B. Yeats: His Poetry and Thoughts, by A.G. Stock
    1. W.B. Yeats: His Poetry and Thoughts by A.G. Stock
    2. The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats by William Butler Yeats
    Encounter, September 1962, pp. 71-73
  73. The Present Age in British Literature (1958)
    2 Reviews
  74. Presenting the Bible
    Commentary, September 1965, pp. 47-55
  75. "Principles of Literary Criticism"
    The New Republic, March 1, 1939, pp. 95-97
  76. Books and Arts
    Quarrels With Myself (Review)
    Milton and the English Revolution, by Christopher Hill
    1. Milton and the English Revolution by Christopher Hill
    The New Statesman, October 7, 1977, p. 477
  77. [+]
    The Rabbi & the Rebbes (Review)
    Nine and a Half Mystics, by Herbert Weiner
    1. Nine and a Half Mystics by Herbert Weiner
    Commentary, February 1970, pp. 87-90
  78. Books in Review
    Record and Testament (Review)
    The Wall, by John Hersey
    1. The Wall by John Hersey
    Commentary, April 1950, pp. 385-387
  79. Books and the Arts
    The Return of George Eliot (4 Reviews)
    George Eliot: Her Mind and Her Art, by Joan F. Bennett
    1. George Eliot: Her Mind and Her Art by Joan F. Bennett
    2. The George Eliot Letters by Gordon S. Haight and George Eliot
    3. The Novels of George Eliot by Barbara N. Hardy
    4. The Art of George Eliot by William John Harvey
    The Nation, June 9, 1962, p. 518
  80. [+]
    Right and Wrong Tracks (3 Reviews)
    Cry Cadence, by Howard Griffin
    1. Cry Cadence by Howard Griffin
    2. The Diver by E.L. Mayo
    3. The Beautiful Changes, and Other Poems by Richard Wilbur
    The Saturday Review, January 10, 1948, p. 17
  81. Robert Burns (1951)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  82. Robert Burns and His World (1971)
    1 Review
  83. Robert Louis Stevenson (1947)
    1 Review
  84. Robert Louis Stevenson and His World (1973)
    1 Review
  85. Scotch Whiskey (1970)
    Its Past and Present
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  86. [+]
    The Sea and the City (Review)
    The Enchafed Flood, by W.H. Auden
    1. The Enchafed Flood by W.H. Auden
    The New Republic, April 17, 1950, p. 27
  87. [+]
    Six Modern Poets (Review)
    The Creative Experiment, by C.M. Bowra
    1. The Creative Experiment by C.M. Bowra
    The Saturday Review, September 24, 1949, p. 10
  88. Some Late Victorian Attitudes (1969)
    The Ewing Lectures, UCLA, 1967
    1 Review
  89. [+]
    The Struggling Burglars (Review)
    Drummer Hodge, by M. Van Wyk Smith
    1. Drummer Hodge by M. Van Wyk Smith
    The New Statesman, April 7, 1978, p. 466
  90. [+]
    Symbol and Poet (Review)
    The Poetry and Prose of Heinrich Heine, by Frederic Ewen and Heinrich Heine
    1. The Poetry and Prose of Heinrich Heine by Frederic Ewen and Heinrich Heine
    The New Republic, February 14, 1949, p. 24
  91. [+]
    Symbolic Dimensions (Review)
    The Carpenter Years, by Arthur A. Cohen
    1. The Carpenter Years by Arthur A. Cohen
    Commentary, April 1967, pp. 94-95
  92. [+]
    Tales of Henry James (Review)
    Eight Uncollected Tales of Henry James, by Edna Kenton and Henry James
    1. Eight Uncollected Tales of Henry James by Edna Kenton and Henry James
    The New Republic, May 7, 1951, p. 29
  93. [+]
    Thirty Years Outside (Review)
    Memoirs of a Public Baby, by Philip O'Connor
    1. Memoirs of a Public Baby by Philip O'Connor
    The Saturday Review, May 31, 1958, p. 23
  94. Translating the Bible
    Commentary, May 1970, pp. 59-70
  95. [+]
    Translating the Bible (Review)
    Principles and Problems of Biblical Translation, by Werner Schwarz
    1. Principles and Problems of Biblical Translation by Werner Schwarz
    Encounter, November 1955, pp. 82-85
  96. Two Worlds: An Edinburgh Jewish Childhood (1956)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  97. Virginia Woolf (1942)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  98. [+]
    "Why Are We So Excited?" (2 Reviews)
    The Poetic Image, by C. Day Lewis
    1. The Poetic Image by C. Day Lewis
    2. Noah and the Waters by C. Day Lewis
    The Saturday Review, February 28, 1948, p. 16
  99. Willa Cather: A Critical Introduction (1951)
    4 Reviews
  100. [+]
    Woe, Gaiety, and Love of a Genius (Review)
    Letters of James Joyce, by Stuart Gilbert and James Joyce
    1. Letters of James Joyce by Stuart Gilbert and James Joyce
    The Saturday Review, June 15, 1957, p. 31
  101. [+]
    The Wooden Soldiers (Review)
    The Four Brontes, by Lawrence Hanson and Elisabeth M Hanson
    1. The Four Brontes by Lawrence Hanson and Elisabeth M Hanson
    The New Republic, September 25, 1950, p. 26
  102. The World of Letters Today
    The Possibilities of Heroism
    The American Scholar, Winter 1956, pp. 94-107
  103. [+]
    Writers' Shop Talk (Review)
    Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey: Letters, by Leonard Woolf, James Strachey, and Virg...
    1. Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey: Letters by Leonard Woolf, James Strachey, and Virginia Woolf, ...
    The Saturday Review, December 29, 1956, p. 13
  104. [+]
    Writers' Shop Talk (Review)
    The Living Novel, by Granville Hicks
    1. The Living Novel by Granville Hicks
    The Saturday Review, November 16, 1957, p. 19
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