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  1. [+]
    Books in Brief (Review)
    Exile and the Kingdom, by Albert Camus
    1. Exile and the Kingdom by Albert Camus
    National Review, March 29, 1958, p. 310
  2. [+]
    Closer in Minutes (Review)
    Saddles and Spurs: The Pony Express Saga, by Raymond W. Settle and Mary Lund Settle
    1. Saddles and Spurs: The Pony Express Saga by Raymond W. Settle and Mary Lund Settle
    National Review, May 16, 1956, p. 20
  3. [+]
    Dull Corruption (Review)
    The Muses are Heard, by Truman Capote
    1. The Muses are Heard by Truman Capote
    National Review, December 1, 1956, p. 20
  4. [+]
    Frank and Unofficial (Review)
    Journey Into a Fog, by Margareta Berger-Hamerschlag
    1. Journey Into a Fog by Margareta Berger-Hamerschlag
    National Review, March 14, 1956, p. 29
  5. [+]
    From Proletariat to Neutrariat (Review)
    The Fiction Factory, by Quentin J. Reynolds
    1. The Fiction Factory by Quentin J. Reynolds
    National Review, April 11, 1956, p. 28
  6. [+]
    The Graceful Watcher (Review)
    Close to Colette, by Maurice Goudeket
    1. Close to Colette by Maurice Goudeket
    National Review, August 3, 1957, p. 138
  7. [+]
    Grasshopper-Hero (Review)
    The Field of Vision, by Wright Morris
    1. The Field of Vision by Wright Morris
    National Review, February 9, 1957, p. 142
  8. [+]
    The Great Refusal (Review)
    Ring Lardner, by Donald Elder
    1. Ring Lardner by Donald Elder
    National Review, July 4, 1956, p. 18
  9. [+]
    Heartbreaking Farce (Review)
    Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov
    1. Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
    National Review, April 6, 1957, p. 338
  10. [+]
    Inside Orpheus (Review)
    Art and Psychoanalysis, by William Phillips
    1. Art and Psychoanalysis by William Phillips
    National Review, May 25, 1957, p. 503
  11. [+]
    Inside Story (Review)
    The Dispossessed, by Geoffrey A. Wagner
    1. The Dispossessed by Geoffrey A. Wagner
    National Review, August 1, 1956, p. 25
  12. [+]
    Lovingly Well-Made Novel (Review)
    The Malefactors, by Caroline Gordon
    1. The Malefactors by Caroline Gordon
    National Review, March 28, 1956, p. 26
  13. [+]
    A Man's Example (Review)
    Louis Bromfield and His Books, by Morrison Brown
    1. Louis Bromfield and His Books by Morrison Brown
    National Review, March 16, 1957, p. 265
  14. [+]
    New Fairy Story (Review)
    The Mermaid Man, by Maurice Michael and Hans Christian Andersen
    1. The Mermaid Man by Maurice Michael and Hans Christian Andersen
    National Review, January 4, 1956, p. 28
  15. [+]
    New Vocation (Review)
    Tomorrow's Food, by James Rorty and N. Philip Norman
    1. Tomorrow's Food by James Rorty and N. Philip Norman
    National Review, September 1, 1956, p. 20
  16. [+]
    No Honor to Fury (Review)
    Thoreau of Walden, by Henry Beetle Hough
    1. Thoreau of Walden by Henry Beetle Hough
    National Review, June 6, 1956, p. 21
  17. [+]
    No Kiddies' Delight (Review)
    The Tiger Wore Spikes, by John Dennis McCallum
    1. The Tiger Wore Spikes by John Dennis McCallum
    National Review, July 18, 1956, p. 20
  18. [+]
    No Smug Editorials (Review)
    Work of Darkness, by Jack Karney
    1. Work of Darkness by Jack Karney
    National Review, April 25, 1956, p. 21
  19. [+]
    Personal Criticism (Review)
    A Gathering of Fugitives, by Lionel Trilling
    1. A Gathering of Fugitives by Lionel Trilling
    National Review, December 15, 1956, p. 20
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    Possibly Second-Rank (Review)
    A Certain Smile, by Francoise Sagan
    1. A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan
    National Review, September 8, 1956, p. 20
  21. [+]
    Recent Autobiography (4 Reviews)
    The Cold and the Hot
    1. Confessions and Self-Portraits by Saul Padover
    2. Testament of Experience by Vera Brittain
    3. The Face of Justice by Caryl Chessman
    4. Leftover Life to Kill by Caitlin Thomas
    National Review, November 16, 1957, p. 454
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    Books in Brief (Review)
    The Present Age in British Literature, by David Daiches
    1. The Present Age in British Literature by David Daiches
    National Review, April 11, 1959, p. 660
  23. [+]
    Reviewed in Brief (4 Reviews)
    The Big Blowup, by Betty Goodwin Spencer
    1. The Big Blowup by Betty Goodwin Spencer
    2. Beggars on Golden Stools by Peter Schmid
    3. My Life as a Matador by Carlos Arruza and Barnaby Conrad
    4. Mirror for Gotham by Bayrd Still
    National Review, December 29, 1956, p. 22
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    Reviewed in Brief (5 Reviews)
    On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe, by H.L. Mencken and Malcolm Moos
    1. On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe by H.L. Mencken and Malcolm Moos
    2. Ships of Steam by Lamont Buchanan
    3. Tales of a Teacher by Beatrice Stephens Nathan
    4. Diamond by Emily Hahn
    5. The Big Nickelodeon by Maritta Wolff
    National Review, November 10, 1956, p. 22
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    Reviewed in Brief (5 Reviews)
    The Last of the Wine, by Mary Renault
    1. The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault
    2. Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, and Other Poems by John Berryman
    3. The Blaze of Moon by Rayner Heppenstall
    4. The Flowers of the Forest by David Garnett
    5. The Future of the Novel by Henry James and Leon Edel
    National Review, October 13, 1956, p. 22
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    Reviewed in Brief (5 Reviews)
    An Age of Fiction, by Germaine Bree and Margaret Guiton
    1. An Age of Fiction by Germaine Bree and Margaret Guiton
    2. The Day the Money Stopped by Brendan Gill
    3. Nina by Luise Rinser
    4. The Journals of Jean Cocteau by Wallace Fowlie and Jean Cocteau
    5. The Selected Writings of Sydney Smith by W.H. Auden and Sydney Smith
    National Review, February 23, 1957, p. 189
  27. [+]
    Reviewed in Brief (5 Reviews)
    Jesting Apostle, by Stephen Winsten
    1. Jesting Apostle by Stephen Winsten
    2. Elizabethan Quintet by Denis Meadows
    3. The Wonderful O by James Thurber
    4. Man Unlimited by Heinz Gartmann
    5. Life at Happy Knoll by John P. Marquand
    National Review, July 6, 1957, p. 45
  28. [+]
    Sights and Sounds (Review)
    Bare Feet in the Palace, by Agnes Keith
    1. Bare Feet in the Palace by Agnes Keith
    National Review, February 29, 1956, p. 29
  29. [+]
    Terrestrial Hurricane (Review)
    Boon Island, by Kenneth Lewis Roberts
    1. Boon Island by Kenneth Lewis Roberts
    National Review, February 8, 1956, p. 27
  30. [+]
    Who's Crazy (2 Reviews)
    I Passed for White, by Reba Lee and Mary Hastings Bradley
    1. I Passed for White by Reba Lee and Mary Hastings Bradley
    2. Occupation: Thief by Donald MacKenzie
    National Review, February 22, 1956, pp. 28-29
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