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  1. Books and the Arts
    American Morning (Review)
    The World of Washington Irving, by Van Wyck Brooks
    1. The World of Washington Irving by Van Wyck Brooks
    The Nation, October 7, 1944, p. 411
  2. Art and Anxiety
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1945, pp. 310-320
  3. Assigned Theme
    The Short Short Story
    Collier's Weekly, January 23, 1943, pp. 63-69
  4. Catholics & Jews (cont.)
    Responses to 'The Vatican, Israel, & holy Zion'
    Commonweal, October 10, 1986, pp. 528-531
  5. The Continuing American Ideal
    Commentary, May 1958, pp. 369-378
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    Conversational Monologues (Review)
    Selected Poems, by Sacheverell Sitwell
    1. Selected Poems by Sacheverell Sitwell
    The Saturday Review, March 19, 1949, p. 15
  7. Reviews
    Culture, Religion, and Mr. Eliot (Review)
    Notes Towards the Definition of Culture, by T.S. Eliot
    1. Notes Towards the Definition of Culture by T.S. Eliot
    The Partisan Review, July 1949, pp. 750-752
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    The Education of Stephen Spender (Review)
    World Within World, by Stephen Spender
    1. World Within World by Stephen Spender
    The Partisan Review, July 1951, pp. 477-479
  9. Books
    Finding Writers, Losing Money (Review)
    Little Magazine in America, by Elliott Anderson and Mary Kinzie
    1. Little Magazine in America by Elliott Anderson and Mary Kinzie
    Commonweal, September 14, 1979, pp. 502-503
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    Freud and Literature (Review)
    Freudianism and the Literary Mind, by Frederick J. Hoffman
    1. Freudianism and the Literary Mind by Frederick J. Hoffman
    The New Republic, August 27, 1945, p. 260
  11. The Revolving Bookstand
    A Grasp of Moral Realities (Review)
    Lie Down in Darkness, by William Styron
    1. Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron
    The American Scholar, Winter 1952, pp. 114-115
  12. [+]
    Greece in Three Parts (3 Reviews)
    Tell Sparta, by Alexander C. Sedgwick
    1. Tell Sparta by Alexander C. Sedgwick
    2. The Price of Liberty by Mikia Pezas
    3. Apartment in Athens by Glenway Wescott
    The New Republic, April 16, 1945, pp. 526-527
  13. [+]
    History, Tragedy, and Sentimentality (Review)
    The Beast in His Hunger, by Harry Brown
    1. The Beast in His Hunger by Harry Brown
    The Saturday Review, December 24, 1949, p. 13
  14. Books in Review
    How Unique Is America (Review)
    The Genius of American Politics, by Daniel J. Boorstin
    1. The Genius of American Politics by Daniel J. Boorstin
    Commentary, August 1953, pp. 176-177
  15. Books in Review
    Ideologue in the Middle (Review)
    The Shame and Glory of the Intellectuals, by Peter Viereck
    1. The Shame and Glory of the Intellectuals by Peter Viereck
    Commentary, June 1953, pp. 628-631
  16. Authors & Critics
    The Illusion of Objectivity
    Encounter, January 1971, pp. 87-90
  17. [+]
    The Imitation of Life (Review)
    Mimesis, by Erich Auerbach
    1. Mimesis by Erich Auerbach
    The Partisan Review, May 1954, pp. 321-325
  18. [+]
    Invaded Selves (7 Reviews)
    Blood Accusation, by Maurice Samuel
    1. Blood Accusation by Maurice Samuel
    2. The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
    3. The Opoponax by Monique Wittig
    4. Tremor of Intent by Anthony Burgess
    5. Norman's Letter by Gavin Lambert
    6. A Dream of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis
    7. Office Politics by Wilfrid Sheed
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1966, pp. 659-668
  19. Is College Worthwhile? Two Views
    II. The Need to Know
    Commonweal, April 15, 1977, pp. 236-239
  20. Observations
    Leslie Fiedler's Fictions
    Commentary, January 1967, pp. 73-76
  21. [+]
    The Life of the Novel (Review)
    The Living Novel, by V.S. Pritchett
    1. The Living Novel by V.S. Pritchett
    The Partisan Review, January 1948, pp. 127-130
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    Literature's Gratifying Dead End (Review)
    The Dynamics of Literary Response, by Norman N. Holland
    1. The Dynamics of Literary Response by Norman N. Holland
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1968, pp. 774-778
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    The Longer View (Review)
    Christianity, Diplomacy and War, by Herbert Butterfield
    1. Christianity, Diplomacy and War by Herbert Butterfield
    Encounter, November 1953, pp. 80-83
  24. Books in Review
    Marx, Freud and Literature (Review)
    No Voice Is Wholly Lost, by Harry Slochower
    1. No Voice Is Wholly Lost by Harry Slochower
    The New Republic, June 25, 1945, pp. 874-875
  25. [+]
    The Missing American Self (Review)
    This Was America, by Oscar Handlin
    1. This Was America by Oscar Handlin
    Commentary, September 1949, pp. 296-297
  26. [+]
    Moral Fable (Review)
    A Dance in the Sun, by Dan Jacobson
    1. A Dance in the Sun by Dan Jacobson
    Commentary, August 1956, pp. 183-185
  27. [+]
    A Narrow Canon (Review)
    The Last of the Provincials, by Maxwell Geismar
    1. The Last of the Provincials by Maxwell Geismar
    The Nation, February 28, 1948, pp. 250-252
  28. Reviews
    Narrow Views of James Joyce (Review)
    James Joyce: Two Decades of Criticism, by Sean Givens
    1. James Joyce: Two Decades of Criticism by Sean Givens
    The Partisan Review, September 1948, pp. 1015-1019
  29. The New Criticism and the Democratic Tradition
    The American Scholar, Winter 1950, pp. 9-19
  30. The Reader Replies
    The New Criticism and the Democratic Tradition
    The American Scholar, Spring 1950, pp. 227-230
  31. American Scholar Forum
    The New Criticism II
    The American Scholar, Spring 1951, pp. 218-231
  32. American Scholar Forum
    The New Criticism
    The American Scholar, Winter 1951, pp. 86-104
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    A Noble Experiment (Review)
    The Facts of Life, by Paul Goodman
    1. The Facts of Life by Paul Goodman
    The New Republic, October 1, 1945, p. 444
  34. Notre Dam's Catholic Character
    Responses to the Statement
    Commonweal, April 19, 1974, p. 156
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    Paradise---Death (2 Reviews)
    A Celebration for Edith Sitwell, by Jose Garcia Villa
    1. A Celebration for Edith Sitwell by Jose Garcia Villa
    2. The Song of the Cold by Edith Sitwell
    The Saturday Review, December 25, 1948, p. 8
  36. Passion at Oberammergau
    Commentary, March 1960, pp. 198-204
  37. Reviews
    The Perilous Balance (8 Reviews)
    The Ticket That Exploded, by William S. Burroughs
    1. The Ticket That Exploded by William S. Burroughs
    2. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    3. The Second Stone by Leslie A. Fiedler
    4. Young Crankshaw by Cecil Hemley
    5. The Birdcage by John Bowen
    6. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour by J.D. Salinger
    7. Get Ready for Battle by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    8. The Serpent and the Rope by Raja Rao
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1963, pp. 280-289
  38. Books and the Arts
    Politics and Imagination (Review)
    The Partisan Reader, 1934-1944, by William Phillips and Philip Rahv
    1. The Partisan Reader, 1934-1944 by William Phillips and Philip Rahv
    The Nation, October 12, 1946, p. 411
  39. Reviews
    Pound, Jeffers, and Others (4 Reviews)
    The Cantos of Ezra Pound, by Ezra Pound
    1. The Cantos of Ezra Pound by Ezra Pound
    2. The Double Axe, and Other Poems by Robinson Jeffers
    3. Selected Poems by Vernon Watkins
    4. A Little Treasury of American Poetry by Oscar Williams
    The Partisan Review, November 1948, pp. 1219-1249
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    Prefabricated Criticism (Review)
    The Armed Vision, by Stanley Edgar Hyman
    1. The Armed Vision by Stanley Edgar Hyman
    The Partisan Review, July 1948, pp. 828-830
  41. The Quest for the Grand Moral Synthesis
    Commentary, February 1954, pp. 118-128
  42. The Question of the Pound Award
    The Partisan Review, May 1949, pp. 513-514
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    Conservatives in Profile (Review)
    The Classic, by Frank Kermode
    1. The Classic by Frank Kermode
    Commonweal, March 26, 1976, p. 216
  44. [+]
    A Variety of Fiction (Review)
    The History of Rome Hanks, and Kindred Matters, by Joseph Stanley Pennell
    1. The History of Rome Hanks, and Kindred Matters by Joseph Stanley Pennell
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1944, p. 478
  45. Stalinism then and now
    an exchange
    The New Criterion, November 1984, pp. 1-6
  46. The State of American Writing, 1948
    The Partisan Review, August 1948, pp. 866-869
  47. The Study of Man
    The Mind of Man: Soviet View
    Commentary, May 1951, pp. 488-494
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    Tradition Plus Magic (Review)
    The Wind of Time, by Rolfe Humphries
    1. The Wind of Time by Rolfe Humphries
    The Saturday Review, August 20, 1949, p. 29
  49. Books
    Waste and Caste (4 Reviews)
    The Lost Weekend, by Charles Jackson
    1. The Lost Weekend by Charles Jackson
    2. The Chronicle of Dawn by Ramon J. Sender
    3. The Hunted by Albert J. Guerard
    4. Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1944, pp. 199-202
  50. [+]
    What Shall We Do with the Gifted Child? (Review)
    An Arrangement in Black and White
    1. The Child Buyer by John Hersey
    The New Republic, October 10, 1960, p. 24
  51. [+]
    Where Silence Is a Ministry (Review)
    The Tears of the Blind Lions, by Thomas Merton
    1. The Tears of the Blind Lions by Thomas Merton
    The Saturday Review, February 11, 1950, p. 31
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    The Young Manhood of James T. Farrell (Review)
    James T. Farrell, by Alan M. Wald
    1. James T. Farrell by Alan M. Wald
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1980, pp. 149-152
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