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A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

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A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

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A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

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There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

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Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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  • Author: John Simon

    Total Archives: 1,419 Items - 18 Books, 867 Articles, 533 Reviews, 1 Poem
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    1. Acid Test (1963) by John Simon
      3 Reviews, 1 Readable
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      Selected Works of Alfred Jarry, by Roger Shattuck, Simon Watson Taylor, ...
      1. Selected Works of Alfred Jarry by Roger Shattuck, Simon Watson Taylor, ...
      The Hudson Review
      , Autumn 1965, pp. 450-454
      1. Selected Works of Alfred Jarry by Roger Shattuck, Simon Watson Taylor, ...
      , December 1, 1967, p. 314
      1. Selected Works of Alfred Jarry by Roger Shattuck, Simon Watson Taylor, ...
      , December 6, 1968, pp. 360-364
    3. Books and the Arts 
      (2 Reviews)
      Der Stellvertreter, by Rolf Hochhuth
      1. Der Stellvertreter by Rolf Hochhuth
      2. The Deputy by Rolf Hochhuth
      The Nation
      , March 16, 1964, pp. 270-271
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      The Tin Drum, by Gunter Grass
      1. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
      The Partisan Review
      , Summer 1963, pp. 446-452
      1. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
      , May 10, 1968, pp. 237-238
    5. Film 67/68 (1968) by Richard Schickel and John Simon
      2 Reviews
    6. Books and the Arts 
      In Parenthesis, by David Michael Jones
      1. In Parenthesis by David Michael Jones
      The New Republic
      , May 21, 1962, pp. 21-22
      1. In Parenthesis by David Michael Jones
      , October 25, 1968, pp. 107-110
      1. In Parenthesis by David Michael Jones
      , October 17, 1969, pp. 68-69
    7. Articles 
      1. In Parenthesis by David Michael Jones
      The Hudson Review
      , Winter 1967, pp. 543-562
    8. [+]
      August Macke, by Paul Klee
      1. August Macke by Paul Klee
      The Reporter
      , August 4, 1960, pp. 54-55 - PDF
    9. [+]
      The Armies of the Night, by Norman Mailer
      1. The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer
      The Hudson Review
      , Summer 1968, pp. 541-545
    10. [+]
      (26 Reviews)
      Views of Jeopardy, by Jack Gilbert
      1. Views of Jeopardy by Jack Gilbert
      2. Deaths for the Ladies by Norman Mailer
      3. Poems by Barbara Guest
      4. The Tennis Court Oath by John Ashbery
      5. Thank You and Other Poems by Kenneth Koch
      6. For Love: Poems, 1950-1960 by Robert Creeley
      7. The Jacob's Ladder by Denise Levertov
      8. Selected Poems by Francis Golffing
      9. The Boy from Iowa by Reed Whittemore
      10. Movie-Going, and Other Poems by John Hollander
      11. Garland for the Winter Solstice by Ruthven Todd
      12. Advice to a Prophet, and Other Poems by Richard Wilbur
      13. My Sad Captains, and Other Poems by Thom Gunn
      14. Torse 3 by Christopher Middleton
      15. The Colossus and Other Poems by Sylvia Plath
      16. Nude Descending a Staircase by X.J. Kennedy
      17. In Praise of Adam by Reuel Denney
      18. Between Mars and Venus by Robert Conquest
      19. Drowning with Others by James Dickey
      20. Journey to a Known Place by Hayden Carruth
      21. Fever and Chills by George P. Elliott
      22. Twenty Poems of Georg Trakl by Georg Trakl
      23. In the Interlude by Boris L. Pasternak
      24. Collected Poems of Hugh MacDiarmid by Hugh Macdiarmid
      25. Pictures from Brueghel, and Other Poems by William Carlos Williams
      26. In the Clearing by Robert Frost
      The Hudson Review
      , Autumn 1962, pp. 455-468
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      Love's Body, by Norman O. Brown
      1. Love's Body by Norman O. Brown
      The Hudson Review
      , Autumn 1966, pp. 523-530
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      To Hell with Culture, by Herbert Read
      1. To Hell with Culture by Herbert Read
      2. The Contrary Experience by Herbert E. Read
      The Saturday Review
      , August 17, 1963, p. 18 - PDF
    13. A Midseason View of the Current Plays
      1. To Hell with Culture by Herbert Read
      2. The Contrary Experience by Herbert E. Read
      The Harpers Monthly
      , March 1963, pp. 98-104
      1. To Hell with Culture by Herbert Read
      2. The Contrary Experience by Herbert E. Read
      The Hudson Review
      , Winter 1969, pp. 675-686
    14. Books and the Arts 
      The Gutenberg Galaxy, by Marshall McLuhan
      1. The Gutenberg Galaxy by Marshall McLuhan
      The New Republic
      , October 8, 1962, p. 21