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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.

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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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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
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    Total Archives: 39 Years, 731 Issues, 11,334 Articles, 41,633pp
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      (Review)
      The Gospel According to the Son, by Norman Mailer
      1. The Gospel According to the Son by Norman Mailer
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 15, 1997, pp. 4-7
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      (Review)
      Under the Sign of Saturn, by Susan Sontag
      1. Under the Sign of Saturn by Susan Sontag
      The New York Review of Books
      , November 6, 1980, pp. 42-43
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      (2 Reviews)
      Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine, by Harold Bloom
      1. Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine by Harold Bloom
      2. The Life of David by Robert Pinsky
      The New York Review of Books
      , December 1, 2005, pp. 40-42
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      (Review)
      Beethoven, by Maynard Solomon
      1. Beethoven by Maynard Solomon
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 6, 1978, pp. 6-9
    5. [+]
      (Review)
      The Restored New Testament, by Willis Barnstone
      1. The Restored New Testament by Willis Barnstone
      The New York Review of Books
      , July 15, 2010, pp. 40-42
    6. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      George Gissing: The Born Exile, by Gillian Tindall
      1. George Gissing: The Born Exile by Gillian Tindall
      2. Arnold Bennett by Margaret Drabble
      3. Arnold Bennett: The Evening Standard Years by Andrew Mylett and Arnold Bennett
      The New York Review of Books
      , October 31, 1974, pp. 3-5
    7. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Sweet William, by Beryl Bainbridge
      1. Sweet William by Beryl Bainbridge
      2. Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
      3. Selected Stories by Nadine Gordimer
      4. Jill by Philip Larkin
      The New York Review of Books
      , July 15, 1976, pp. 42-43
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      (Review)
      The Archaeology of Knowledge, by Michel Foucault
      1. The Archaeology of Knowledge by Michel Foucault
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 17, 1973, pp. 37-38
    9. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Literature and the Sixth Sense, by Philip Rahv
      1. Literature and the Sixth Sense by Philip Rahv
      2. The Writing on the Wall, and Other Literary Essays by Mary McCarthy
      The New York Review of Books
      , August 13, 1970, pp. 31-32
    10. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, by Frances Wilson
      1. The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth by Frances Wilson
      2. The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals by Dorothy Wordsworth
      The New York Review of Books
      , October 22, 2009, pp. 60-63
    11. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Birth of the Messiah, by Raymond E. Brown
      1. The Birth of the Messiah by Raymond E. Brown
      2. A Palpable God by Reynolds Price
      3. The Early Versions of the New Testament by Bruce M. Metzger
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 29, 1978, pp. 39-42
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      (Review)
      Decadence: The Strange Life of an Epithet, by Richard Gilman
      1. Decadence: The Strange Life of an Epithet by Richard Gilman
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 28, 1979, pp. 43-45
    13. [+]
      (Review)
      The Liverpool Scene, by Edward Lucie-Smith
      1. The Liverpool Scene by Edward Lucie-Smith
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 23, 1968, pp. 6-7
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      (Review)
      Ezra Pound: A Portrait of the Man and His Work, Vol. I, by A. David Moody
      1. Ezra Pound: A Portrait of the Man and His Work, Vol. I by A. David Moody
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 1, 2008, pp. 21-23
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      (Review)
      Out of My System, by Frederick C. Crews
      1. Out of My System by Frederick C. Crews
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 29, 1976, pp. 39-41
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      (2 Reviews)
      Beowulf: A New Verse Translation, by Seamus Heaney
      1. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
      2. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by R.M. Liuzza
      The New York Review of Books
      , July 20, 2000, pp. 18-20
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      (Review)
      Revenge Tragedy, by John Kerrigan
      1. Revenge Tragedy by John Kerrigan
      The New York Review of Books
      , November 28, 1996, pp. 29-31
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      (5 Reviews)
      The Victorian City: Images and Realities, by H.J. Dyos and Michael Wolff
      1. The Victorian City: Images and Realities by H.J. Dyos and Michael Wolff
      2. The Victorian Working Class by Peter E. Razzell and R.W. Wainwright
      3. The Real Foundations by David Craig
      4. The Victorians by the Sea by Howard Grey and Graham Stuart
      5. Engels, Manchester, and the Working Class by Steven Marcus
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 30, 1974, pp. 6-12
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      (3 Reviews)
      John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought, by Gordon Campbell and Thomas N. Corns
      1. John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought by Gordon Campbell and Thomas N. Corns
      2. Milton: Poet, Pamphleteer, and Patriot by Anna Beer
      3. Is Milton Better Than Shakespeare? by Nigel Smith
      The New York Review of Books
      , February 26, 2009, pp. 26-29
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      (Review)
      Forms of Nationhood, by Richard Helgerson
      1. Forms of Nationhood by Richard Helgerson
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 25, 1992, pp. 43-45