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  1. [+]
    Bunk & braggadocio (Review)
    Lord Byron's Jackal, by David Crane
    1. Lord Byron's Jackal by David Crane
    The New Criterion, April 1999, pp. 72-73
  2. Poetry
    Callie Placida Luz de la Luna
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 2007, p. 64
  3. The Calligraphy Shop
    The Paris Review, Fall 1997, pp. 29-32
  4. The English Are So Nice!
    The Paris Review, Spring 2000, p. 92
  5. [+]
    A humble Cyrano (Review)
    For a Modest God, by Eric Ormsby
    1. For a Modest God by Eric Ormsby
    The New Criterion, September 1998, pp. 65-66
  6. Inshallah
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 2000, pp. 62-71
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    Insolent humanism (Review)
    Robert Byron, by James Knox
    1. Robert Byron by James Knox
    The New Criterion, March 2004, pp. 71-73
  8. Books
    "A jelly minus its mould" (2 Reviews)
    Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804, by Richard Holmes
    1. Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804 by Richard Holmes
    2. Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804-1834 by Richard Holmes
    The New Criterion, June 1999, pp. 68-73
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    Lightkeepers (Review)
    The Lighthouse Stevensons, by Bella Bathurst
    1. The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst
    The New Criterion, November 1999, p. 73
  10. Martin du Gard's monster
    The New Criterion, April 2000, pp. 27-33
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    My Maso problem (Review)
    Beauty is Convulsive, by Carole Maso
    1. Beauty is Convulsive by Carole Maso
    The New Criterion, February 2003, pp. 78-86
  12. New poems
    The New Criterion, April 2003, pp. 42-43
  13. New poems
    Public transit
    The New Criterion, April 2004, pp. 56-57
  14. New poems
    The New Criterion, February 2005, p. 37
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    Of Osberts and Evelyns (Review)
    To Keep the Ball Rolling, by Anthony Powell
    1. To Keep the Ball Rolling by Anthony Powell
    The New Criterion, May 2001, pp. 70-71
  16. Books
    An old gypsy nature (Review)
    Selected Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, by Ernest Mehew and Robert Louis Stevenson
    1. Selected Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Ernest Mehew and Robert Louis Stevenson
    The New Criterion, June 1998, pp. 69-73
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    Past divertissement (2 Reviews)
    The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters, by Roger Hudson, George Lyttelton, and Rupert Hart-Da...
    1. The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters by Roger Hudson, George Lyttelton, and Rupert Hart-Davis, ...
    2. The Marsh Marlowe Letters by Brown Craig Brown
    The New Criterion, October 2001, pp. 72-73
  18. Patrick Leigh Fermor
    The New Criterion, January 2001, pp. 9-18
  19. Poems
    The New Parnassians; The Civil Wars; Tempocide
    The New Criterion, October 1999, pp. 42-44
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    Galumphing back (Review)
    Alphabetic Labyrinth, by Johanna Drucker
    1. Alphabetic Labyrinth by Johanna Drucker
    The New Criterion, March 1996, pp. 70-71
  21. Shorter notices
    Monsieur Moi-meme (Review)
    The Quest for Corvo, by A.J.A. Symons
    1. The Quest for Corvo by A.J.A. Symons
    The New Criterion, September 1997, p. 74
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    The dark horse (Review)
    In Siberia, by Colin Thubron
    1. In Siberia by Colin Thubron
    The New Criterion, June 2000, pp. 82-83
  23. Three Poems
    The Paris Review, Summer 1994, pp. 144-145
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    Two 'berds in the hand (2 Reviews)
    The Very Best of the Daily Telegraph Books of Obituaries, by Hugh Massingberd
    1. The Very Best of the Daily Telegraph Books of Obituaries by Hugh Massingberd
    2. Daydream Believer by Hugh Massingberd
    The New Criterion, September 2002, pp. 78-86
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