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  1. [+]
    Books in Brief (Review)
    Jailbird, by Kurt Vonnegut
    1. Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut
    The Saturday Review, September 15, 1979, p. 40
  2. [+]
    A Brittle Pencil (Review)
    Ending Up, by Kingsley Amis
    1. Ending Up by Kingsley Amis
    National Review, March 14, 1975, p. 296
  3. Books
    The Camera Eye (Review)
    The Fourteenth Chronicle, by Townsend Ludington and John Dos Passos
    1. The Fourteenth Chronicle by Townsend Ludington and John Dos Passos
    National Review, December 7, 1973, p. 1365
  4. [+]
    The Cisco Kid (Review)
    Sleeping Beauty, by Ross Macdonald
    1. Sleeping Beauty by Ross Macdonald
    National Review, June 8, 1973, p. 641
  5. [+]
    Criticism: The Hard-Boiled Go to Brunch (6 Reviews)
    Detective fiction in our time
    1. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
    2. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
    3. The Moving Target by Ross Macdonald
    4. The Lonely Silver Rain by John D. MacDonald
    5. Bitter Medicine by Sara Paretsky
    6. Pale Kings and Princes by Robert B. Parker
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1987, pp. 61-65
  6. [+]
    Don Juan out of Hell (Review)
    Ada, or Ardor, by Vladimir Nabokov
    1. Ada, or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1969, pp. 105-107
  7. [+]
    Fiction (2 Reviews)
    Writing Well in the Wrong Places
    1. Laughable Loves by Milan Kundera
    2. Life is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera
    National Review, October 25, 1974, p. 1248
  8. [+]
    Fiction: The Great Soviet Novel? (Review)
    Life and Fate, by Vasily Grossman
    1. Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
    National Review, June 6, 1986, p. 53
  9. [+]
    From Sam Clemens to Mark Twain (Review)
    Mark Twain's Letters, Vol. I: 1853-1866, by Edgar Marquess Branch, Michael B. Frank, an...
    1. Mark Twain's Letters, Vol. I: 1853-1866 by Edgar Marquess Branch, Michael B. Frank, and Kenneth M. Sanderson, ...
    National Review, July 22, 1988, p. 47
  10. [+]
    Giants in the Mud (Review)
    Dream West, by David Nevin
    1. Dream West by David Nevin
    National Review, June 29, 1984, p. 48
  11. [+]
    Happy Endings (Review)
    The Hotel New Hampshire, by John Irving
    1. The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
    National Review, November 27, 1981, p. 1428
  12. [+]
    Ich Bin Ein Kefauver Senior (Review)
    National Lampoon 1964 High School Yearbook Parody, by P.J. O'Rourke and Doug Kenney
    1. National Lampoon 1964 High School Yearbook Parody by P.J. O'Rourke and Doug Kenney
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1975, p. 107
  13. [+]
    The Ideas of an Anti-Intellectual (2 Reviews)
    Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
    1. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
    2. The Vonnegut Statement by Jerome Klinkowitz and John Somer
    National Review, September 28, 1973, p. 1064
  14. [+]
    Imaginary Death (Review)
    Travesty, by John Hawkes
    1. Travesty by John Hawkes
    National Review, April 30, 1976, p. 461
  15. [+]
    In O'Hara Country (Review)
    O'Hara, by Finis Farr
    1. O'Hara by Finis Farr
    National Review, May 25, 1973, pp. 591-592
  16. [+]
    In the Dream (Review)
    Death, Sleep and the Traveler, by John Hawkes
    1. Death, Sleep and the Traveler by John Hawkes
    National Review, June 7, 1974, p. 659
  17. [+]
    Kiss Me, I'm Senile (Review)
    Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!, by Kurt Vonnegut
    1. Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut
    National Review, November 26, 1976, p. 1300
  18. [+]
    Late Bloomer (Review)
    The Letters of Edith Wharton, by R.W.B. Lewis, Nancy Lewis, and Edith Wharton
    1. The Letters of Edith Wharton by R.W.B. Lewis, Nancy Lewis, and Edith Wharton
    National Review, September 16, 1988, p. 51
  19. [+]
    Looking Spring in the Eye (Review)
    Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard
    1. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
    National Review, April 26, 1974, p. 489
  20. [+]
    Lost and Found (Review)
    Acts of Recovery, by Jeffrey Hart
    1. Acts of Recovery by Jeffrey Hart
    National Review, February 5, 1990, pp. 48-49
  21. [+]
    Lost Fathers (Review)
    The Honorary Consul, by Graham Greene
    1. The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene
    National Review, January 18, 1974, p. 97
  22. [+]
    Malraux's Fate (Review)
    Andre Malraux, by Jean Lacouture
    1. Andre Malraux by Jean Lacouture
    National Review, April 16, 1976, p. 406
  23. [+]
    Nabokov's Card Trick (Review)
    King, Queen, Knave, by Vladimir Nabokov
    1. King, Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1968, pp. 107-113
  24. On eHundred Years on a Raft
    A dirty word with the Huck Finn critics
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1986, pp. 65-69
  25. [+]
    Peter's Principles (Review)
    The Glory of the Hummingbird, by Peter De Vries
    1. The Glory of the Hummingbird by Peter De Vries
    National Review, January 31, 1975, p. 117
  26. [+]
    Plotter and Plodder (Review)
    Mile High, by Richard Condon
    1. Mile High by Richard Condon
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1969, pp. 115-116
  27. Poems and Songs (1900)
  28. [+]
    A Poet for Posterity (Review)
    The Clockwork Testament, or Enderby's End, by Anthony Burgess
    1. The Clockwork Testament, or Enderby's End by Anthony Burgess
    National Review, May 9, 1975, p. 521
  29. [+]
    Putting Catsup on the Founders (Review)
    Burr, by Gore Vidal
    1. Burr by Gore Vidal
    National Review, March 1, 1974, p. 270
  30. Art and Letters
    The Reinvented World (Review)
    The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
    1. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1977, pp. 95-102
  31. [+]
    The Great American Saloon Series/The Wheel Generation (Review)
    VN: The Life and Art of Vladimir Nabokov, by Andrew Field
    1. VN: The Life and Art of Vladimir Nabokov by Andrew Field
    The American Spectator, January 1987, pp. 47-50
  32. [+]
    Books in Brief (Review)
    The Adventures of God in His Search for the Black Girl, by Brigid Brophy
    1. The Adventures of God in His Search for the Black Girl by Brigid Brophy
    National Review, June 20, 1975, pp. 681-683
  33. [+]
    Books in Brief (Review)
    J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography, by Humphrey Carpenter
    1. J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter
    The Saturday Review, June 25, 1977, p. 31
  34. [+]
    Books in Brief (Review)
    Prophetic Waters, by John D. Seelye
    1. Prophetic Waters by John D. Seelye
    The Saturday Review, May 28, 1977, p. 29
  35. [+]
    Books in Brief (Review)
    The Plague Dogs, by Richard Adams
    1. The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams
    The Saturday Review, March 4, 1978, p. 31
  36. [+]
    Books in Brief (Review)
    Engine Summer, by John Crowley
    1. Engine Summer by John Crowley
    The Saturday Review, April 14, 1979, p. 47
  37. [+]
    CLoak-and-Dagger History (Review)
    Hunt, by A. Alvarez
    1. Hunt by A. Alvarez
    The Saturday Review, March 3, 1979, pp. 54-55
  38. [+]
    Nonfiction (Review)
    American Aristocracy, by C. David Heymann
    1. American Aristocracy by C. David Heymann
    The Saturday Review, August 1980, p. 68
  39. [+]
    Fiction (Review)
    The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, by Milan Kundera
    1. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
    The Saturday Review, November 1980, p. 70
  40. [+]
    Nonfiction (Review)
    Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times, by James R. Mellow
    1. Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times by James R. Mellow
    The Saturday Review, September 1980, p. 78
  41. [+]
    Fiction Briefs (Review)
    The Luck of Huemac, by Daniel Peters
    1. The Luck of Huemac by Daniel Peters
    The Saturday Review, August 1981, p. 50
  42. [+]
    Fiction (Review)
    The Sirian Experiments, by Doris Lessing
    1. The Sirian Experiments by Doris Lessing
    The Saturday Review, January 1981, p. 72
  43. [+]
    Fiction Briefs (Review)
    Other People: A Mystery Story, by Martin Amis
    1. Other People: A Mystery Story by Martin Amis
    The Saturday Review, June 1981, p. 55
  44. [+]
    Orwell Well Done (Review)
    The White Hotel, by D.M. Thomas
    1. The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas
    The Saturday Review, March 1981, p. 72
  45. [+]
    Nonfiction Briefs (Review)
    The Year 2081, by Gerard K. O'Neill
    1. The Year 2081 by Gerard K. O'Neill
    The Saturday Review, May 1981, p. 73
  46. Arts and Letters
    Salvation in the Suburbs (Review)
    Bullet Park, by John Cheever
    1. Bullet Park by John Cheever
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1969, pp. 96-98
  47. Pleasures
    Sci-fi Flies High
    The Saturday Review, March 15, 1980, pp. 24-32
  48. Books
    Some Baker Street Irregulars (4 Reviews)
    The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook, by Peter Haining
    1. The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook by Peter Haining
    2. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution by Nicholas Meyer
    3. The Return of Moriarty by John E. Gardner
    4. Naked Is the Best Disguise by Samuel Rosenberg
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1975, pp. 112-115
  49. [+]
    Special Correspondence (Review)
    Lectures on Russian Literature, by Vladimir Nabokov and Fredson Bowers
    1. Lectures on Russian Literature by Vladimir Nabokov and Fredson Bowers
    The American Spectator, February 1982, pp. 32-33
  50. [+]
    Studying the Slobby Woodsman (Review)
    Down Mailer's Way, by Robert Solotaroff
    1. Down Mailer's Way by Robert Solotaroff
    National Review, June 21, 1974, p. 710
  51. [+]
    Survey, Not History (Review)
    Bright Book of Life, by Alfred Kazin
    1. Bright Book of Life by Alfred Kazin
    National Review, August 3, 1973, p. 851
  52. [+]
    Thorn on the Wind (Review)
    The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough
    1. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1977, pp. 78-79
  53. [+]
    The Truth, the Impartial Truth (Review)
    The Stories of John Cheever, by John Cheever
    1. The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1978, pp. 93-94
  54. [+]
    Vladimir Nabokov (Review)
    Vladimir Nabokov: Selected Letters, 1940-1977, by Dmitri Nabokov, Matthew J. Bruccoli, ...
    1. Vladimir Nabokov: Selected Letters, 1940-1977 by Dmitri Nabokov, Matthew J. Bruccoli, and Vladimir Nabokov, ...
    The American Spectator, March 1990, p. 38
  55. [+]
    The Volunteer Fireman (Review)
    Welcome to the Monkey House, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
    1. Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1968, p. 123
  56. [+]
    Wrestling (Review)
    The 158-Pound Marriage, by John Irving
    1. The 158-Pound Marriage by John Irving
    National Review, October 24, 1975, p. 1187
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