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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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By John Bayley
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      (2 Reviews)
      Lewis Carroll: A Biography, by Morton N. Cohen
      1. Lewis Carroll: A Biography by Morton N. Cohen
      2. The Complete Sylvie and Bruno by Lewis Carroll
      The New York Review of Books
      , February 15, 1996, pp. 10-13
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      (2 Reviews)
      Tennyson: The Unquiet Heart, by Robert Bernard Martin
      1. Tennyson: The Unquiet Heart by Robert Bernard Martin
      2. The Tennyson Album by Andrew Wheatcroft
      The New York Review of Books
      , December 18, 1980, pp. 42-49
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova, by Roberta Reeder and Anna Akhmatova
      1. The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova by Roberta Reeder and Anna Akhmatova
      2. Remembering Anna Akhmatova by Anatoly Nayman
      3. In a Shattered Mirror by Susan Amert
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 13, 1993, pp. 25-27
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      (2 Reviews)
      Mr. Mani, by A.B. Yehoshua
      1. Mr. Mani by A.B. Yehoshua
      2. Katerina by Aharon Appelfeld
      The New York Review of Books
      , November 5, 1992, pp. 18-21
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      (3 Reviews)
      Collected Poems, by Edward Thomas
      1. Collected Poems by Edward Thomas
      2. A Language Not to be Betrayed by Edward Thomas and Edna Longley
      3. Edward Thomas by Richard George Thomas
      The New York Review of Books
      , October 23, 1986, pp. 8-9
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Life of Arseniev: Youth, by Ivan Bunin
      1. The Life of Arseniev: Youth by Ivan Bunin
      2. Ivan Bunin: Russian Requiem, 1885-1920 by Thomas Gaiton Marullo and Ivan Bunin
      3. Ivan Bunin: From the Other Shore, 1920-1933 by Thomas Gaiton Marullo and Ivan Bunin
      The New York Review of Books
      , August 10, 1995, pp. 31-33
      (2 Reviews)
      Balzac, by V.S. Pritchett
      1. Balzac by V.S. Pritchett
      2. S/Z by Roland Barthes
      The New York Review of Books
      , October 4, 1973, p. 25
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      Dickens: A Biography, by Fred Kaplan
      1. Dickens: A Biography by Fred Kaplan
      The New York Review of Books
      , January 19, 1989, pp. 11-12
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      (2 Reviews)
      Letters: Summer 1926, by Yevgeny Pasternak, Yelena Pasternak, ...
      1. Letters: Summer 1926 by Yevgeny Pasternak, Yelena Pasternak, ...
      2. Letters on Cezanne by Rainer Maria Rilke and Clara Rilke
      The New York Review of Books
      , December 5, 1985, pp. 3-4
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      (3 Reviews)
      Collected Works, by Andrei P. Platonov
      1. Collected Works by Andrei P. Platonov
      2. Chevengur by Andrei P. Platonov
      3. The Forgotten Prose by Isaac Babel
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 3, 1979, pp. 37-38
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      (4 Reviews)
      Byron's Letters and Journals, by Leslie A. Marchand and George Gordon ...
      1. Byron's Letters and Journals by Leslie A. Marchand and George Gordon ...
      2. Lord Byron: Selected Letters and Journals by Leslie A. Marchand and George Gordon ...
      3. Byron by Frederic Raphael
      4. Byron by Philip W. Martin
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 2, 1983, pp. 25-32
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      (3 Reviews)
      Freshwater, by Virginia Woolf and Lucio P. Ruotolo
      1. Freshwater by Virginia Woolf and Lucio P. Ruotolo
      2. The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Vol I: 1888-1912 by Nigel Nicolson, Joanne Trautmann, and...
      3. Virginia Woolf and Her World by John Lehmann
      The New York Review of Books
      , July 15, 1976, pp. 3-5
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      Palimpsest, by Gore Vidal
      1. Palimpsest by Gore Vidal
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 15, 1997, pp. 45-47
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      Lenin's Tomb, by David Remnick
      1. Lenin's Tomb by David Remnick
      The New York Review of Books
      , August 12, 1993, pp. 3-5
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      The Enigma of Arrival, by V.S. Naipaul
      1. The Enigma of Arrival by V.S. Naipaul
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 9, 1987, p. 3
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      (3 Reviews)
      Posthumous Papers of a Living Author, by Robert Musil
      1. Posthumous Papers of a Living Author by Robert Musil
      2. Five Women by Robert Musil
      3. Robert Musil by Lowell A. Bangerter
      The New York Review of Books
      , September 29, 1988, pp. 34-36
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      (3 Reviews)
      Hourglass, by Danilo Kis
      1. Hourglass by Danilo Kis
      2. Mendelssohn Is On the Roof by Jiri Weil
      3. The Miracle Game by Josef Skvorecky
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 11, 1991, pp. 45-46
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Life of Jane Austen, by John Halperin
      1. The Life of Jane Austen by John Halperin
      2. A Goodly Heritage by George Holbert Tucker
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 9, 1985, pp. 3-5
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      The Untouchable, by John Banville
      1. The Untouchable by John Banville
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 29, 1997, pp. 17-18
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Master of Petersburg, by J.M. Coetzee
      1. The Master of Petersburg by J.M. Coetzee
      2. Doubling the Point by J.M. Coetzee and David Attwell
      3. Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky
      The New York Review of Books
      , November 17, 1994, pp. 35-36