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  1. [+]
    All Conquers Love (Review)
    Les Liaisons Dangereuses, by Christopher Hampton
    1. Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton
    The New York Review of Books, August 13, 1987, pp. 28-29
  2. [+]
    An American Abroad (18 Reviews)
    If He Hollers Let Him Go, by Chester B. Himes
    1. If He Hollers Let Him Go by Chester B. Himes
    2. Lonely Crusade by Chester Himes
    3. Cast the First Stone by Chester B. Himes
    4. The Third Generation by Chester B. Himes
    5. The End of a Primitive by Chester Himes
    6. Pinktoes by Chester Himes
    7. A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes
    8. The Crazy Kill by Chester Himes
    9. The Real Cool Killers by Chester Himes
    10. Run Man Run by Chester Himes
    11. The Big Gold Dream by Chester Himes
    12. All Shot Up by Chester Himes
    13. The Heat's On by Chester Himes
    14. Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes
    15. Blind Man with a Pistol by Chester Himes
    16. The Quality of Hurt by Chester Himes
    17. My Life of Absurdity by Chester Himes
    18. The Collected Stories of Chester Himes by Calvin Hernton and Chester Himes
    The New York Review of Books, January 16, 1992, pp. 8-12
  3. American Photography's Golden Age
    The New York Review of Books, April 4, 1996, pp. 62-67
  4. [+]
    American Pie (Review)
    Frank Capra, by Joseph McBride
    1. Frank Capra by Joseph McBride
    The New York Review of Books, January 28, 1993, pp. 17-19
  5. [+]
    The Art of the Streets (2 Reviews)
    Pasolini Requiem~Paolo Pasolini, by Barth David Schwartz
    1. Pasolini Requiem~Paolo Pasolini by Barth David Schwartz
    2. A Violent Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini
    The New Republic, December 28, 1992, pp. 33-35
  6. Autobiography
    The Paris Review, Fall 1990, pp. 108-109
  7. [+]
    Beatlephobia (7 Reviews)
    The Lives of John Lennon, by Albert Goldman
    1. The Lives of John Lennon by Albert Goldman
    2. John Lennon, My Brother by Julia Baird and Geoffrey Giuliano
    3. Imagine: John Lennon by Andrew Solt and Sam Egan
    4. Imagine (1988 Film) by Andrew Solt
    5. Yesterday by Chet Flippo
    6. The Lennon Companion by David Gutman and Elizabeth Thomson
    7. Tell Me Why by Tim Riley
    The New York Review of Books, December 22, 1988, pp. 30-35
  8. [+]
    Between Hell and History (Review)
    Underworld, by Don DeLillo
    1. Underworld by Don DeLillo
    The New York Review of Books, November 6, 1997, pp. 4-7
  9. Blood and Chocolate
    Live from the stage, in color and in context, here's everything you always wanted to kn...
    The New Republic, October 15, 1990, pp. 34-36
  10. The Arts
    Books: A Man, a Plan, Some Corpses (Review)
    Panama, by Eric Zencey
    1. Panama by Eric Zencey
    New York Magazine, September 25, 1995, pp. 112-113
  11. [+]
    Books: California Ghouls (Review)
    Already Dead: A California Gothic, by Denis Johnson
    1. Already Dead: A California Gothic by Denis Johnson
    New York Magazine, August 4, 1997, pp. 57-58
  12. [+]
    Books: Disconnecticut (Review)
    Purple America, by Rick Moody
    1. Purple America by Rick Moody
    New York Magazine, March 31, 1997, pp. 83-84
  13. [+]
    Books: Ghoul Days (2 Reviews)
    Nightmare on Main Street, by Mark Edmundson
    1. Nightmare on Main Street by Mark Edmundson
    2. Violin by Anne Rice
    New York Magazine, October 27, 1997, pp. 84-87
  14. [+]
    Books: Long and Winding Line (Review)
    Mason and Dixon, by Thomas Pynchon
    1. Mason and Dixon by Thomas Pynchon
    New York Magazine, May 19, 1997, pp. 65-66
  15. [+]
    Books: Oddville (Review)
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami
    1. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
    New York Magazine, October 13, 1997, pp. 96-98
  16. The Arts
    Books: The Plot Dickens (Review)
    Jack Maggs, by Peter Carey
    1. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
    New York Magazine, February 16, 1998, pp. 49-50
  17. [+]
    Books: Watching the Detectives (Review)
    Simenon: A Biography, by Pierre Assouline
    1. Simenon: A Biography by Pierre Assouline
    New York Magazine, July 14, 1997, pp. 70-71
  18. [+]
    The Cabinet of Dr. Sartorius (Review)
    The Waterworks, by E.L. Doctorow
    1. The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow
    The New York Review of Books, June 23, 1994, pp. 10-12
  19. [+]
    Cheat's Tale (Review)
    London Fields, by Martin Amis
    1. London Fields by Martin Amis
    The New Republic, April 30, 1990, pp. 45-46
  20. Classic Crimes (1952)
    A Selection from the Works of William Roughead
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  21. [+]
    Cop Opera (Review)
    Widows, by Ed McBain
    1. Widows by Ed McBain
    The New Republic, May 13, 1991, pp. 37-39
  22. Criticism
    The Temple of Boredom
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1985, pp. 66-72
  23. [+]
    Dimestore Dostoevsky (Review)
    Savage Art, by Robert Polito
    1. Savage Art by Robert Polito
    The New Republic, December 25, 1995, pp. 34-36
  24. [+]
    The Eye of Walker Evans (9 Reviews)
    Walker Evans, by Judith Keller and Walker Evans
    1. Walker Evans by Judith Keller and Walker Evans
    2. Walker Evans: The Hungry Eye by Gilles Mora and John T. Hill
    3. Walker Evans: A Biography by Belinda Rathbone
    4. Signs by Walker Evans
    5. The Last Years of Walker Evans by Jerry L. Thompson and Walker Evans
    6. Walker Evans: Havana 1933 by Gilles Mora
    7. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee and Walker Evans
    8. Walker Evans at Work by Walker Evans
    9. American Photographs by Walker Evans
    The New York Review of Books, October 22, 1998, pp. 24-26
  25. The Factory of Facts (1998)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  26. [+]
    The Genius of Blues (5 Reviews)
    Nothing But the Blues, by Lawrence Cohn
    1. Nothing But the Blues by Lawrence Cohn
    2. The Land Where the Blues Began by Alan Lomax
    3. King of the Delta Blues by Stephen Calt and Gayle Wardlow
    4. Searching for Robert Johnson by Peter Guralnick
    5. Love in Vain by Alan Greenberg
    The New York Review of Books, August 11, 1994, pp. 46-53
  27. [+]
    The Gentrification of Crime (25 Reviews)
    Nightfall, by David Goodis
    1. Nightfall by David Goodis
    2. Down There by David Goodis
    3. Dark Passage by David Goodis
    4. The Moon in the Gutter by David Goodis
    5. Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson
    6. The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
    7. A Hell of a Woman by Jim Thompson
    8. The Getaway by Jim Thompson
    9. Glitz by Elmore Leonard
    10. The Hunter by Richard Stark
    11. The Man with the Getaway Face by Richard Stark
    12. The Outfit by Richard Stark
    13. The Mourner by Richard Stark
    14. The Score by Richard Stark
    15. The Jugger by Richard Stark
    16. The Seventh by Richard Stark
    17. The Handle by Richard Stark
    18. The Rare Coin Score by Richard Stark
    19. The Green Eagle Score by Donald E. Westlake
    20. The Black Ice Score by Richard Stark
    21. The Sour Lemon Score by Donald E. Westlake
    22. Deadly Edge by Donald E. Westlake
    23. Slayground by Richard Stark
    24. Plunder Squad by Richard Stark
    25. Butcher's Moon by Richard Stark
    The New York Review of Books, March 28, 1985, pp. 18-20
  28. [+]
    Goodbye Charlie (2 Reviews)
    Chaplin: His Life and Art, by David Robinson
    1. Chaplin: His Life and Art by David Robinson
    2. Charlie Chaplin by Maurice Bessy
    The New York Review of Books, December 19, 1985, pp. 11-16
  29. [+]
    Heard on the Street (Review)
    Up in the Old Hotel, and Other Stories, by Joseph Mitchell
    1. Up in the Old Hotel, and Other Stories by Joseph Mitchell
    The New Republic, October 5, 1992, pp. 43-45
  30. [+]
    The Henry James of Crime (Review)
    Classic Crimes, by William Roughead and Luc Sante
    1. Classic Crimes by William Roughead and Luc Sante
    The New York Review of Books, September 21, 2000, p. 65
  31. [+]
    Her Story (Review)
    Blonde, by Joyce Carol Oates
    1. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
    The New York Review of Books, June 15, 2000, pp. 21-23
  32. The Hidden Master of the Human Comedy
    The New York Review of Books, October 25, 2007, pp. 62-65
  33. [+]
    The Invisible Man (3 Reviews)
    The Place of Dead Roads, by William S. Burroughs
    1. The Place of Dead Roads by William S. Burroughs
    2. The Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
    3. Letters to Allen Ginsberg, 1953-1957 by William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg
    The New York Review of Books, May 10, 1984, pp. 12-15
  34. Jean Valjean, Superstar
    The New York Review of Books, May 7, 1987, pp. 14-15
  35. Kill All Your Darlings (2007)
    Pieces, 1990-2005
    1 Review
  36. Letters
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1986, pp. 4-11
  37. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 15, 1984, pp. 48-52
  38. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 2, 1989, pp. 41-44
  39. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 6, 2006, pp. 72-80
  40. Low Life (1991)
    Lures and Snares of Old New York
    1 Review
  41. [+]
    Low Lifes (Review)
    American Tabloid, by James Ellroy
    1. American Tabloid by James Ellroy
    The New York Review of Books, May 11, 1995, pp. 34-36
  42. [+]
    Mean Streets (Review)
    Damon Runyon, by Jimmy Breslin
    1. Damon Runyon by Jimmy Breslin
    The New Republic, October 21, 1991, p. 36
  43. Novels in Three Lines (2007)
    1 Review
  44. On Mediocrity's Cutting Edge
    New Jersey: a vegetable patch and spare bedroom for the big cities on either side
    The Nation, June 23, 2003, pp. 16-17
  45. On Photography: The Iron Age
    Austere naturalism in the photography of Bernd and Hilla Becher
    The New Republic, July 3, 1995, pp. 27-29
  46. On Photography: The Nude and the Naked
    Childhood and innocence in the photography of Sally Mann and Jock Sturges
    The New Republic, May 1, 1995, pp. 30-34
  47. [+]
    On 'The Big Con' (Review)
    The Big Con, by David Maurer
    1. The Big Con by David Maurer
    The New York Review of Books, June 24, 1999, pp. 38-39
  48. [+]
    On the Bum (2 Reviews)
    You Can't Win, by Jack Black
    1. You Can't Win by Jack Black
    2. Boxcar Bertha by Bertha Thompson and Ben L. Reitman
    The New York Review of Books, April 27, 1989, pp. 15-17
  49. [+]
    The Possessed (2 Reviews)
    Crackhouse, by Terry Williams
    1. Crackhouse by Terry Williams
    2. Clockers by Richard Price
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 1992, pp. 23-25
  50. Readings
    In the Streets of New York Night
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1991, pp. 30-33
  51. Readings
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1997, pp. 32-34
  52. Readings
    I Was Born
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1998, pp. 30-33
  53. [+]
    Relic (2 Reviews)
    Elvis, by Albert Goldman
    1. Elvis by Albert Goldman
    2. Private Elvis by Diego Cortez
    The New York Review of Books, December 17, 1981, pp. 22-25
  54. Resume
    The New York Review of Books, November 20, 1997, pp. 11-12
  55. [+]
    Scientist of the Fantastic (4 Reviews)
    Impressions of Africa, by Raymond Roussel
    1. Impressions of Africa by Raymond Roussel
    2. Locus Solus by Raymond Roussel
    3. How I Wrote Certain of My Books by Raymond Roussel
    4. Raymond Roussel: A Critical Study by Rayner Heppenstall
    The New York Review of Books, January 31, 1985, pp. 14-16
  56. [+]
    Spirit and Taste (Review)
    Robert Frank: Moving Out, by Sarah Greenough and Robert Frank
    1. Robert Frank: Moving Out by Sarah Greenough and Robert Frank
    The New Republic, November 21, 1994, pp. 25-28
  57. That Smarts
    New York Magazine, January 30, 1995, pp. 34-38
  58. These Are The Good Old Days
    New York Magazine, August 12, 1991, pp. 26-37
  59. Thimble Theater
    The New York Review of Books, January 15, 1998, pp. 17-20
  60. [+]
    Trouble in Paradise (Review)
    The Galapagos Affair, by John E. Treherne
    1. The Galapagos Affair by John E. Treherne
    The New York Review of Books, February 2, 1984, p. 22
  61. [+]
    The Unexamined Life (4 Reviews)
    Altars, by Robert Mapplethorpe
    1. Altars by Robert Mapplethorpe
    2. Mapplethorpe: A Biography by Patricia Morrisroe
    3. Mapplethorpe: Assault with a Deadly Camera by Jack Fritscher
    4. Playing with the Edge by Arthur C. Danto
    The New York Review of Books, November 16, 1995, pp. 42-47
  62. Unlike a Virgin
    Madonna, minx without a riddle
    The New Republic, August 20, 1990, pp. 25-27
  63. [+]
    Was Cain Able? (Review)
    Cain: The Biography of James M. Cain, by Roy Hoopes
    1. Cain: The Biography of James M. Cain by Roy Hoopes
    The New York Review of Books, February 3, 1983, pp. 21-25
  64. [+]
    What Happened in Hudson County? (Review)
    Freedomland, by Richard Price
    1. Freedomland by Richard Price
    The New York Review of Books, June 11, 1998, pp. 30-31
  65. [+]
    What, Me Worry? (2 Reviews)
    The World of Charles Addams, by Charles Addams
    1. The World of Charles Addams by Charles Addams
    2. Completely Mad by Maria Reidelbach and Ed Reidelbach
    The New Republic, February 10, 1992, pp. 36-37
  66. 1997 in Review
    New York Magazine, December 22, 1997, pp. 106-109
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