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Q: What is UNZ.org?

A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians.

Q: Why do you include non-readable articles and books?

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.

Q: The website seems very different than when I previously visited. What's the story?

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.

Q: How do I find a given author or publication?

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

Q: How do I find a given article or book?

A: The main Articles and Books pages, as well as the Overview tabs for individual authors or publications, display a Listing of articles (or books) towards the bottom of the page. Like the Clouds, these Listings are "reactive" and automatically adjust as you being typing in any of the information in the various data entry fields---Title, Author, Publication, or Period, displaying only those items that match your selection.

Q: What about the individual publications?

A: When you reach the pages associated with a given publication, you can examine the contents in a number of different ways, accessed via the different tabs. The default Overview tab gives you the Cloud of authors for that publication plus the Listing of individual articles, with both of these being "reactive" as you provide information in the Title, Author, or Period fields.

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.

Q: How does Searching work?

A: As mentioned above, much of the exploration of the website contents is normally performed by browsing the various different pages or entering information into the various text fields and having the displayed information automatically adjust. Actual Searches are performed in a parallel manner, by entering the target information into the data fields and then pressing the Search button (or simply hitting Enter). The system then performs a Search across the selected Text, Title, Author, and other information and displays the findings in a new Search Results tab.

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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Title Author Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
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    Total Archives: 38 Years, 424 Issues, 9,315 Articles, 41,008pp
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    1. [+]
      An Historian's Approach to Religion, by Arnold J. Toynbee
      1. An Historian's Approach to Religion by Arnold J. Toynbee
      , October 1956, pp. 80-82 - PDF
    2. Books 
      The Origins of the Second World War, by A.J.P. Taylor
      1. The Origins of the Second World War by A.J.P. Taylor
      , July 1961, pp. 88-96 - PDF
    3. [+]
      The Loyalties of Robinson Jeffers, by Radcliffe Squires
      1. The Loyalties of Robinson Jeffers by Radcliffe Squires
      , May 1957, pp. 86-87 - PDF
    4. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      The Cement Garden, by Ian McEwan
      1. The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan
      2. Lovers of Their Time, and Other Stories by William Trevor
      3. Jake's Thing by Kingsley Amis
      4. The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch
      5. The Flounder by Gunter Grass
      , January 1979, pp. 49-54 - PDF
    5. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Selected Poems, by Wallace Stevens
      1. Selected Poems by Wallace Stevens
      2. Collected Poems by Charlotte Mew
      3. Undercliff by Richard Eberhart
      4. The Toy Fair by Howard Moss
      , June 1954, pp. 74-80 - PDF
    6. Books & Writers 
      (17 Reviews)
      The Poetry Book Society Anthology, 1988-1989, by David Constantine
      1. The Poetry Book Society Anthology, 1988-1989 by David Constantine
      2. Collected Poems, 1943-1987 by John F.A. Heath-Stubbs
      3. Collected Poems by George Barker
      4. Collected Poems by E.J. Scovell
      5. Collected Poems by Patricia Beer
      6. Selected Poems by Jack Clemo
      7. The Adjacent Kingdom by Thomas Blackburn
      8. Complete Poems by Martin Bell
      9. Metro by George Szirtes
      10. A Heartache of Grass by Gerda Mayer
      11. The Air Show by Peter Scupham
      12. To Scorch or Freeze by Donald Davie
      13. Shibboleth by Michael Donaghy
      14. Postcards Home by Christopher Wiseman
      15. Poaching Rights by Bernard O'Donoghue
      16. Peterloo Preview by Harry Chambers
      17. Available Light by Marge Piercy
      , March 1989, pp. 38-45 - PDF
    7. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      A Second Identity, by Richard Cobb
      1. A Second Identity by Richard Cobb
      2. English Historians on the French Revolution by Hedva Ben-Israel
      3. Interpretations of the French Revolution by George F.E. Rude
      4. Historians and the Causes of the French Revolution by Alfred Cobban
      , October 1969, pp. 58-62 - PDF
    8. [+]
      Marcel and Elise, by Marcel Jouhandeau
      1. Marcel and Elise by Marcel Jouhandeau
      , December 1955, pp. 92-102 - PDF
    9. [+]
      The French Lieutenant's Woman, by John Fowles
      1. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
      , August 1970, pp. 64-67 - PDF
    10. [+]
      Dissent On Development, by P.T. Bauer
      1. Dissent On Development by P.T. Bauer
      , November 1972, pp. 64-69 - PDF
    11. [+]
      On Poetry and Poets, by T.S. Eliot
      1. On Poetry and Poets by T.S. Eliot
      , January 1958, pp. 73-74 - PDF
    12. [+]
      The Modern Actor, by Michael Billington
      1. The Modern Actor by Michael Billington
      , September 1973, pp. 68-71 - PDF
    13. [+]
      (8 Reviews)
      Exile and Return, by Martin Gilbert
      1. Exile and Return by Martin Gilbert
      2. Palestine: A Modern History by A.W. Kayyali
      3. Palestine: Retreat from the Mandate by Michael J. Cohen
      4. Who Stands Accused? by Chaim Herzog
      5. Nasser and His Generation by Panayiotis J. Vatikiotis
      6. The Sphinx and the Commissar by Mohamed H. Heikal
      7. Suez 1956 by Selwyn Lloyd
      8. The Real Suez Crisis by Jacques Georges Picot
      , February 1979, pp. 67-72 - PDF
    14. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      A History of Rhodesia, by Robert Blake
      1. A History of Rhodesia by Robert Blake
      2. The Fall of Nigeria by Obaro Ikime
      3. Studies in West African Islamic History by John Ralph Willis
      4. The Imperial Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa Since 1870 by Henry S. Wilson
      5. Colonial West Africa by Michael Crowder
      , August 1978, pp. 79-83 - PDF
    15. Books 
      The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats, by William Butler Yeats
      1. The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats by William Butler Yeats
      , June 1958, pp. 76-77 - PDF
    16. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Special Friendships, by Roger Peyrefitte
      1. Special Friendships by Roger Peyrefitte
      2. The Monkey Puzzle by Veronica Hull
      3. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
      4. The Director by Alan Ernest Wentworth Thomas
      , August 1958, pp. 83-84 - PDF
    17. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Bend Sinister, by Vladimir Nabokov
      1. Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov
      2. Ritual in the Dark by Colin Wilson
      3. Breakdown by John Bratby
      , June 1960, pp. 81-86 - PDF
    18. Special Book Section: Art & Architecture 
      (8 Reviews)
      Canadian Art Today, by William Townsend
      1. Canadian Art Today by William Townsend
      2. The Dream of Icarus by Kenneth Coutts-Smith
      3. A Heritage of Images by Fritz Saxl
      4. Meaning in the Visual Arts by Erwin Panofsky
      5. History and Philosophy of Art Education by Stuart MacDonald
      6. The Art of Appreciation by Harold Osborne
      7. The Intelligent Eye by R.L. Gregory
      8. Visual Thinking by Rudolf Arnheim
      , September 1970, pp. 61-64 - PDF
    19. [+]
      Feeling and Form, by Susanne K. Langer
      1. Feeling and Form by Susanne K. Langer
      , June 1954, pp. 86-90 - PDF
    20. [+]
      In the Court of Public Opinion, by Alger Hiss
      1. In the Court of Public Opinion by Alger Hiss
      , July 1957, pp. 81-83 - PDF