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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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      (3 Reviews)
      The Road to San Giovanni, by Italo Calvino
      1. The Road to San Giovanni by Italo Calvino
      2. Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino
      3. Prima Che tu Dica "Pronto" by Italo Calvino
      The New York Review of Books
      , July 14, 1994, pp. 14-15
    2. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      A Certain Lucas, by Julio Cortazar
      1. A Certain Lucas by Julio Cortazar
      2. Heroes Are Grazing in My Garden by Heberto Padilla
      3. A House in the Country by Jose Donoso
      The New York Review of Books
      , July 18, 1985, pp. 33-35
    3. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Seven Beauties (1975 Film), by Lina Wertmuller
      1. Seven Beauties (1975 Film) by Lina Wertmuller
      2. Swept Away (1975 Film) by Lina Wertmuller
      3. All Screwed Up (1974 Film) by Lina Wertmuller
      The New York Review of Books
      , March 18, 1976, pp. 5-9
    4. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      On Being Funny, by Eric Lax
      1. On Being Funny by Eric Lax
      2. Woody Allen: A Biography by Lee Guthrie
      3. Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam by Richard J. Anobile
      4. Non-Being and Somethingness by Woody Allen
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 29, 1978, pp. 14-16
    5. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Evening, by Susan Minot
      1. Evening by Susan Minot
      2. Model Behavior by Jay McInerney
      3. The Evolution of Jane by Cathleen Schine
      The New York Review of Books
      , February 18, 1999, pp. 7-9
    6. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      The Collected Poems, by Federico Garcia Lorca and Christopher...
      1. The Collected Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca and Christopher...
      2. Four Puppet Plays, Play Without a Title, the Divan Poems and Other Poems, Prose Poems and Dramatic Pieces by Federico Garcia Lorca
      3. Line of Light and Shadow by Mario Hernandez
      4. The House of Bernarda Alba (1992 Film) by Nuria Espert and Stuart Burge
      The New York Review of Books
      , July 16, 1992, pp. 36-40
    7. [+]
      (Review)
      The War of the End of the World, by Mario Vargas Llosa
      1. The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa
      The New York Review of Books
      , February 28, 1985, pp. 7-8
    8. [+]
      (Review)
      Apocalypse Now (1979 Film), by Francis Ford Coppola
      1. Apocalypse Now (1979 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
      The New York Review of Books
      , October 11, 1979, pp. 17-18
    9. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Baudelaire the Damned, by F.W.J. Hemmings
      1. Baudelaire the Damned by F.W.J. Hemmings
      2. Baudelaire's Literary Criticism by Rosemary Lloyd
      3. Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire
      The New York Review of Books
      , December 2, 1982, pp. 16-20
    10. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      An Orange Full of Dreams, by Antoni Gronowicz
      1. An Orange Full of Dreams by Antoni Gronowicz
      2. How She Died by Helen Yglesias
      3. Betrayed by Rita Hayworth by Manuel Puig
      4. Leaf Storm and Other Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 6, 1972, pp. 25-27
    11. [+]
      (Review)
      T.S. Eliot and Prejudice, by Christopher Ricks
      1. T.S. Eliot and Prejudice by Christopher Ricks
      The New York Review of Books
      , February 15, 1990, pp. 32-35
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      (2 Reviews)
      Doctor Brodie's Report, by Jorge Luis Borges
      1. Doctor Brodie's Report by Jorge Luis Borges
      2. Selected Poems, 1923-1967 by Jorge Luis Borges and Norman Thomas d...
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 1, 1972, pp. 32-33
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, by Mario Vargas Llosa
      1. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
      2. Farewell to the Sea by Reinaldo Arenas
      The New York Review of Books
      , March 27, 1986, pp. 34-37
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      (Review)
      That Obscure Object of Desire (1977 Film), by Luis Bunuel
      1. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977 Film) by Luis Bunuel
      The New York Review of Books
      , February 23, 1978, pp. 39-41
    15. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Spectral Emanations, by John Hollander
      1. Spectral Emanations by John Hollander
      2. A Call in the Midst of the Crowd by Alfred Corn
      3. The Selected Poems: 1951-1977 by A.R. Ammons
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 1, 1978, pp. 27-29
    16. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      The Buenos Aires Affair, by Manuel Puig
      1. The Buenos Aires Affair by Manuel Puig
      2. Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
      3. In Evil Hour by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
      4. The Cubs and Other Stories by Mario Vargas Llosa
      5. Captain Pantoja and the Special Service by Mario Vargas Llosa
      The New York Review of Books
      , January 24, 1980, pp. 43-46
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      (4 Reviews)
      Ordinary People, by Judith Guest
      1. Ordinary People by Judith Guest
      2. The 400 Eels of Sigmund Freud by A.G. Mojtabai
      3. The Comatose Kids by Seymour Simckes
      4. The Geek by Craig Nova
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 10, 1976, pp. 8-10
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      (Review)
      The Optimist's Daughter, by Eudora Welty
      1. The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 29, 1972, pp. 8-9
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Vonnegut Statement, by Jerome Klinkowitz and John Somer
      1. The Vonnegut Statement by Jerome Klinkowitz and John Somer
      2. Between Time and Timbuktu by Kurt Vonnegut
      3. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 31, 1973, pp. 23-25
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      (4 Reviews)
      Children of the Mire, by Octavio Paz
      1. Children of the Mire by Octavio Paz
      2. Conjunctions and Disjunctions by Octavio Paz
      3. The Bow and the Lyre by Octavio Paz
      4. Early Poems, 1935-1955 by Octavio Paz
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 16, 1974, pp. 12-15