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The New York Review of Books Archives
By Gore Vidal
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  • The New York Review of Books
    Total Archives: 39 Years, 731 Issues, 11,334 Articles, 41,633pp
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    1. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      The "Best" People I
      1. The Adams Chronicles by Jack Shepherd
      2. John Adams: A Biography in His Own Words by James Bishop Peabody and John Adams
      3. The Character of John Adams by Peter Shaw
      4. Adams: An American Dynasty by Francis Russell
      5. The Book of Abigail and John by L.H. Butterfield, Marc Friedlaender, ...
      The New York Review of Books
      , March 18, 1976, pp. 18-20
      1. The Adams Chronicles by Jack Shepherd
      2. John Adams: A Biography in His Own Words by James Bishop Peabody and John Adams
      3. The Character of John Adams by Peter Shaw
      4. Adams: An American Dynasty by Francis Russell
      5. The Book of Abigail and John by L.H. Butterfield, Marc Friedlaender, ...
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 1, 1976, pp. 20-23
    2. [+]
      (Review)
      Annenberg: A Biography of Power, by Gaeton Fonzi
      1. Annenberg: A Biography of Power by Gaeton Fonzi
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 9, 1970, pp. 4-5
    3. [+]
      (24 Reviews)
      The Matter of Fiction
      1. Writing Degree Zero by Roland Barthes
      2. Elements of Semiology by Roland Barthes
      3. S/Z by Roland Barthes
      4. The Pleasure of the Text by Roland Barthes
      5. The New Fiction by Joe David Bellamy
      6. Come Back, Dr. Caligari by Donald Barthelme
      7. Snow White by Donald Barthelme
      8. Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts by Donald Barthelme
      9. City Life by Donald Barthelme
      10. Sadness by Donald Barthelme
      11. Guilty Pleasures by Donald Barthelme
      12. The Dead Father by Donald Barthelme
      13. The Little Disturbances of Man by Grace Paley
      14. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute by Grace Paley
      15. Omensetter's Luck by William H. Gass
      16. The Floating Opera by John Barth
      17. The End of the Road by John Barth
      18. The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth
      19. Giles Goat-Boy by John Barth
      20. Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth
      21. Chimera by John Barth
      22. V. by Thomas Pynchon
      23. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
      24. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
      The New York Review of Books
      , July 15, 1976, pp. 31-38
    4. [+]
      (Review)
      Mornings on Horseback, by David McCullough
      1. Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
      The New York Review of Books
      , August 13, 1981, pp. 19-23
    5. [+]
      (17 Reviews)
      Give Us This day, by E. Howard Hunt
      1. Give Us This day by E. Howard Hunt
      2. The Berlin Ending by E. Howard Hunt
      3. East of Farewell by E. Howard Hunt
      4. Limit of Darkness by E. Howard Hunt
      5. Stranger in Town by E. Howard Hunt
      6. Maelstrom by E. Howard Hunt
      7. Bimini Run by E. Howard Hunt
      8. A Foreign Affair by John Baxter
      9. I Came to Kill by Gordon Davis
      10. Be My Victim by Robert Dietrich
      11. End of a Stripper by Robert Dietrich
      12. Angel Eyes by Robert Dietrich
      13. A Gift for Gomala by John Baxter
      14. Where Murder Waits by Gordon Davis
      15. The Coven by David St. John
      16. A Compulsive Spy by Tad Szulc
      17. An Assassin's Diary by Arthur H. Bremer
      The New York Review of Books
      , December 13, 1973, pp. 6-18
    6. [+]
      (Review)
      Christopher and His Kind, 1929-1939, by Christopher Isherwood
      1. Christopher and His Kind, 1929-1939 by Christopher Isherwood
      The New York Review of Books
      , December 9, 1976, pp. 10-19
    7. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      The Bottom 4 of the Top 10
      1. Two from Galilee by Marjorie Holmes
      2. The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian
      3. On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt
      4. The Winds of War by Herman Wouk
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 17, 1973, pp. 12-16
    8. [+]
      (6 Reviews)
      The Top 6 of the Top 10
      1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
      2. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth
      3. Semi-Tough by Dan Jenkins
      4. August 1914 by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
      5. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
      6. The Camerons by Robert Crichton
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 31, 1973, pp. 15-18
    9. [+]
      (Review)
      This, Too, Shall Pass, by LaBelle Lance and Gary Sledge
      1. This, Too, Shall Pass by LaBelle Lance and Gary Sledge
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 29, 1978, pp. 17-21
    10. [+]
      (Review)
      Make-Believe, by Laurence Leamer
      1. Make-Believe by Laurence Leamer
      The New York Review of Books
      , September 29, 1983, pp. 28-40
      1. Make-Believe by Laurence Leamer
      The New York Review of Books
      , December 16, 1999, p. 39
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      (Review)
      Voices: A Memoir, by Frederic Prokosch
      1. Voices: A Memoir by Frederic Prokosch
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 12, 1983, pp. 14-20
      1. Voices: A Memoir by Frederic Prokosch
      The New York Review of Books
      , November 2, 1995, pp. 12-16
      1. Voices: A Memoir by Frederic Prokosch
      The New York Review of Books
      , November 5, 1987, pp. 52-59
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      (Review)
      Eleanor and Franklin, by Joseph P. Lash
      1. Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash
      The New York Review of Books
      , November 18, 1971, pp. 3-9
    13. [+]
      (Review)
      The Power Broker, by Robert A. Caro
      1. The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
      The New York Review of Books
      , October 17, 1974, pp. 3-9
      1. The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
      The New York Review of Books
      , October 27, 1988, pp. 82-83
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      (7 Reviews)
      The Path to the Spiders' Nests, by Italo Calvino
      1. The Path to the Spiders' Nests by Italo Calvino
      2. The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino
      3. The Nonexistent Knight and the Cloven Viscount by Italo Calvino
      4. Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
      5. T Zero by Italo Calvino
      6. The Watcher and Other Stories by Italo Calvino
      7. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 30, 1974, pp. 13-20
    15. An Exchange
      1. The Path to the Spiders' Nests by Italo Calvino
      2. The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino
      3. The Nonexistent Knight and the Cloven Viscount by Italo Calvino
      4. Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
      5. T Zero by Italo Calvino
      6. The Watcher and Other Stories by Italo Calvino
      7. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 28, 1988, pp. 56-57