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  1. Anthracite Country (1982)
    1 Review
  2. [+]
    Award-Winning Poems (2 Reviews)
    Ashes, by Philip Levine
    1. Ashes by Philip Levine
    2. 7 Years from Somewhere~~Seven Years from Somewhere by Philip Levine
    The Nation, February 2, 1980, p. 121
  3. Beginning the World; Tanya; Illimitable Kingdom
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1978, pp. 618-620
  4. Benjamin's Crossing (1997)
    A Novel
    2 Reviews
  5. The Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary Americ... (1987)
    1 Review
  6. "Coal Train"
    The New Yorker, June 6, 1977, p. 38
  7. [+]
    Essaying the World (4 Reviews)
    Hugging the Shore, by John Updike
    1. Hugging the Shore by John Updike
    2. The Middle of My Tether by Joseph Epstein
    3. Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony by Lewis Thomas
    4. Class by Paul Fussell
    The Hudson Review, Spring 1984, pp. 170-178
  8. Forum: To Be Continued...
    The Late Gatsby
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1992, pp. 37-38
  9. [+]
    The Happy Genius of His Household (2 Reviews)
    William Carlos Williams: A New World Naked, by Paul Mariani
    1. William Carlos Williams: A New World Naked by Paul Mariani
    2. William Carlos Williams: The Poet and His Critics by Paul Mariani
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1982, pp. 633-639
  10. History
    The American Scholar, Summer 1987, p. 414
  11. Reviews
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    The Importance of Stanley Cavell (2 Reviews)
    Themes Out of School: Effects and Causes, by Stanley Cavell
    1. Themes Out of School: Effects and Causes by Stanley Cavell
    2. The Senses of Walden by Stanley Cavell
    The Hudson Review, Spring 1985, pp. 115-119
  12. [+]
    Irving Babbitt Revisited (2 Reviews)
    Democracy and Leadership, by Irving Babbitt
    1. Democracy and Leadership by Irving Babbitt
    2. Irving Babbitt: An Intellectual Study by Thomas R. Nevin
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1986, pp. 322-328
  13. John Steinbeck (1995)
    A Biography
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  14. The Last Station (1990)
    A Novel of Tolstoy's Last Year
    1 Review
  15. [+]
    The Limits of Expression (Review)
    The Arts Without Mystery, by Denis Donoghue
    1. The Arts Without Mystery by Denis Donoghue
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1984, pp. 521-524
  16. Making History
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 2009, p. 19
  17. "Near Aberdeen"
    The New Yorker, January 28, 1980, p. 101
  18. [+]
    A New Generation of Poets (5 Reviews)
    The Revisionist, by Douglas Crase
    1. The Revisionist by Douglas Crase
    2. Antarctic Traveller by Katha Pollitt
    3. Hundreds of Fireflies by Brad Leithauser
    4. These People by Lloyd Schwartz
    5. For the Sleepwalkers by Edward Hirsch
    The New Republic, April 14, 1982, pp. 37-38
  19. One Matchless Time (2004)
    A Life of William Faulkner
    2 Reviews
  20. [+]
    A Poet of Multitudes (Review)
    The Poetry of Pablo Neruda, by Ilan Stavans and Pablo Neruda
    1. The Poetry of Pablo Neruda by Ilan Stavans and Pablo Neruda
    The Nation, December 22, 2003, pp. 44-47
  21. Books
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    The Poet-Critic (2 Reviews)
    No Other Book, by Randall Jarrell and Brad Leithauser
    1. No Other Book by Randall Jarrell and Brad Leithauser
    2. Remembering Randall by Mary von Schrader Jarrell
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1999, pp. 109-110
  22. Poetry
    Grandmother in Heaven
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1987, p. 431
  23. [+]
    The Power of the Text (Review)
    Textual Power, by Robert Scholes
    1. Textual Power by Robert Scholes
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1987, pp. 501-506
  24. Promised Land (2008)
    Thirteen Books That Changed America
  25. [+]
    The Question of George Steiner (2 Reviews)
    George Steiner: A Reader, by George Steiner
    1. George Steiner: A Reader by George Steiner
    2. Antigones by George Steiner
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1985, pp. 496-502
  26. Reviews
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    Reading Starobinski Reading (Review)
    The Living Eye, by Jean Starobinski
    1. The Living Eye by Jean Starobinski
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1990, pp. 498-502
  27. [+]
    Reading the Readers (2 Reviews)
    Barthes and Sontag
    1. A Barthes Reader by Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes
    2. A Susan Sontag Reader by Susan Sontag
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1983, pp. 411-418
  28. Readings
    The Function of Winter
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1988, p. 35
  29. [+]
    Remembering Iris (Review)
    Iris, by Peter J. Conradi
    1. Iris by Peter J. Conradi
    The Harpers Monthly, December 2001, pp. 74-78
  30. Abortion: The Abusable Past
    The Nation, August 7, 1989, p. 179
  31. [+]
    "Night Wash" (Review)
    Jorge Luis Borges: A Literary Biography, by Emir Rodriguez Monegal
    1. Jorge Luis Borges: A Literary Biography by Emir Rodriguez Monegal
    The New Republic, February 3, 1979, p. 34
  32. [+]
    "Coal" (Review)
    Lives of the Modern Poets, by William H. Pritchard
    1. Lives of the Modern Poets by William H. Pritchard
    The New Republic, May 31, 1980, p. 35
  33. Robert Frost: A Life (1999)
    4 Reviews
  34. Reviews
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    Sartre's Life of Writing (4 Reviews)
    Sartre: A Life, by Annie Cohen-Solal
    1. Sartre: A Life by Annie Cohen-Solal
    2. Sartre by Ronald Hayman
    3. Sartre: The Romantic Rationalist by Iris Murdoch
    4. The Family Idiot: Gustave Flaubert, 1821-1857, Vol. I by Jean-Paul Sartre
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1988, pp. 363-369
  35. The Sea Lily
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1981, pp. 32-33
  36. Seasons of the Skin
    The Paris Review, Fall 1978, p. 80
  37. The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal (2008)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  38. [+]
    Star Turns (Review)
    Orrery, by Richard Kenney
    1. Orrery by Richard Kenney
    The Nation, April 26, 1986, p. 594
  39. "Stars Falling"
    The New Yorker, August 2, 1993, p. 65
  40. Suburban Swamp
    The New Republic, April 9, 1984, p. 34
  41. "This Scrying"
    The New Republic, June 2, 1979, p. 32
  42. [+]
    Three New Poets (3 Reviews)
    Above the Land, by Julie Agoos
    1. Above the Land by Julie Agoos
    2. The Clasp and Other Poems by Michael Collier
    3. The Squanicook Eclogues by Melissa Green
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1989, pp. 510-514
  43. [+]
    Victor Brombert and the Romantics (Review)
    The Hidden Reader, by Victor Brombert
    1. The Hidden Reader by Victor Brombert
    The Hudson Review, Spring 1989, pp. 171-175
  44. 1913; Naming the Losses
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1980, pp. 227-229
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