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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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The New York Review of Books Archives
By Diane Johnson
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    Total Archives: 39 Years, 731 Issues, 11,334 Articles, 41,633pp
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      (6 Reviews)
      Our Father Who Art in Hell, by James Reston, Jr.
      1. Our Father Who Art in Hell by James Reston, Jr.
      2. The Children of Jonestown by Kenneth Wooden
      3. Awake in a Nightmare by Ethan Feinsod
      4. In My Father's House by Min S. Yee and Thomas N. Layton
      5. Journey to Nowhere by Shiva Naipaul
      6. The Strongest Poison by Mark Lane
      The New York Review of Books
      , October 8, 1981, pp. 3-5
    2. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Last Cowboy, by Jane Kramer
      1. The Last Cowboy by Jane Kramer
      2. Coming into the Country by John McPhee
      The New York Review of Books
      , March 23, 1978, pp. 3-5
    3. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Report of the Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic, by ...
      1. Report of the Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic by James D. Watkins
      2. And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts
      The New York Review of Books
      , August 18, 1988, pp. 57-62
    4. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      Appetite for Life, by Noel Riley Fitch
      1. Appetite for Life by Noel Riley Fitch
      2. A Welcoming Life by Dominique Gioia
      3. Marcella Cucina by Marcella Hazan
      4. The All-New Joy of Cooking by Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker,...
      5. The American Century Cookbook by Jean Anderson
      The New York Review of Books
      , December 18, 1997, pp. 20-23
    5. [+]
      The Golden Age, by Gore Vidal
      1. The Golden Age by Gore Vidal
      The New York Review of Books
      , October 19, 2000, pp. 21-22
    6. [+]
      Possession, by A.S. Byatt
      1. Possession by A.S. Byatt
      The New York Review of Books
      , March 28, 1991, pp. 35-36
    7. [+]
      Sleepless Nights, by Elizabeth Hardwick
      1. Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 14, 1979, p. 7
    8. [+]
      Letters from Colette, by Robert Phelps and Colette
      1. Letters from Colette by Robert Phelps and Colette
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 2, 1981, pp. 6-8
    9. [+]
      White Noise, by Don DeLillo
      1. White Noise by Don DeLillo
      The New York Review of Books
      , March 14, 1985, p. 6
    10. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      D.H. Lawrence: The Story of a Marriage, by Brenda Maddox
      1. D.H. Lawrence: The Story of a Marriage by Brenda Maddox
      2. A Genius for Living by Janet Byrne
      3. Frieda Lawrence by Rosemary Jackson and Frieda Lawrence
      The New York Review of Books
      , September 21, 1995, pp. 35-36
    11. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Confidence Men and Painted Women, by Karen Halttunen
      1. Confidence Men and Painted Women by Karen Halttunen
      2. The Light of the Home by Harvey Green
      3. Private Woman, Public Stage by Mary Kelley
      4. Parallel Lives by Phyllis Rose
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 12, 1984, pp. 23-24
    12. [+]
      The Executioner's Song, by Norman Mailer
      1. The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
      The New York Review of Books
      , December 6, 1979, pp. 3-5
      1. The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
      The New York Review of Books
      , July 18, 1991, pp. 7-10
    13. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Names, by N. Scott Momaday
      1. The Names by N. Scott Momaday
      2. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
      3. Encounter with an Angry God by Carobeth Laird
      The New York Review of Books
      , February 3, 1977, pp. 19-28
    14. [+]
      In America, by Susan Sontag
      1. In America by Susan Sontag
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 27, 2000, pp. 16-17
    15. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      How to Save Your Own Life, by Erica Jong
      1. How to Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong
      2. A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
      3. Lover by Bertha Harris
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 28, 1977, pp. 6-8
    16. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      The Suicide Cult, by Marshall Kilduff and Ron Javers
      1. The Suicide Cult by Marshall Kilduff and Ron Javers
      2. The Guyana Massacre by Charles A. Krause, Laurence M. Stern,...
      3. Hold Hands and Die! by John Maguire and Mary Lee Dunn
      4. Six Years with God by Jeannie Mills
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 19, 1979, pp. 3-7
    17. [+]
      Old Glory: An American Voyage, by Jonathan Raban
      1. Old Glory: An American Voyage by Jonathan Raban
      The New York Review of Books
      , November 19, 1981, pp. 10-13
    18. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Home: A Short History of an Idea, by Witold Rybczynski
      1. Home: A Short History of an Idea by Witold Rybczynski
      2. House by Tracy Kidder
      3. The Englishman's Room by Alvilde Lees-Milne
      4. Designs for Interiors by Stephen Calloway
      The New York Review of Books
      , December 4, 1986, pp. 3-6
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      Eclipse Fever, by Walter Abish
      1. Eclipse Fever by Walter Abish
      The New York Review of Books
      , September 23, 1993, pp. 39-40