Iris Murdoch's "Marsyas" (Reconsiderations) , February 2013, 31
Reexamining Iris Murdoch, her love of culture, and Marsyas.
Baudelaire was better (Books) , November 2012, 69
A review of La La Folie Baudelaire by Roberto Calasso,Alastair McEwen
Our contemporary (Books) , May 2012, 95
A review of Pieter Bruegel by Larry Silver
Comedy in “The Magic Mountain” (Reconsiderations) , October 2011, 37
On Thomas Mann's sense of humor.
Cloud of unknowing (Books) , February 2011, 73
A review of Monet and His Muse: Camille Monet in the Artist's Life by Mary Mathews Gedo
Blood-dimmed tide (Books) , November 2010, 73
A review of Yeats and Violence (The Clarendon Lectures in English 2008) by Michael Wood
The play's the thing (Features) , September 2009, 22
On Olivia Manning's The Great Fortune.
Crucial points: A reply (Letters) , June 2009, 90
A response from Jeffrey Meyers.
Sensual Music (Books) , January 2009, 65
On Dancing in the Garden: A Bittersweet Love Affair with France and Words by the Water by William Jay Smith
Monstrous passions (Books) , November 2007, 84
On Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinski.
In their youth (Books) , April 2007, 88
On Adam Sisman's The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge.
Tortured forms (Books) , December 2006, 75
On Larry Silvers's Hieronymus Bosch and Anne Baldassari's Picasso: Life with Dora Maar, Love and War, 1935-1945.
C'est moi! (Books) , June 2006, 93
On Artists' Self-Portraits by Omar Calabrese, translated by Marguerite Shore
Shade's shadow (Reconsiderations) , May 2006, 31
On Dr. Johnson and Pale Fire.
Autumnal heart (Books) , February 2006, 74
On Jerome Charyn's Savage Shorthand: The Life & Death of Isaac Babel.
Monet in Zola & Proust (Features) , December 2005, 41
How did Zola and Proust depict Monet?
Gangreene (Books) , March 2005, 71
A review of The Life of Graham Greene, Volume Three: 1955-1991, by Norman Sherry.
Morisot & Manet (Features) , January 2005, 26
On the intimate and influential relationship between Berthe Morisot & Edouard Manet.
The dream made real (Features) , December 2003, 43
On Degas’s scupture.
Orwell on writing (Features) , October 2003, 27
The good German (Books) , March 2003, 68
A review of Thomas Mann: Life as a Work of Art: a Biography, by Hermann Kurzke.
Lionel Trilling & the crisis at Columbia (Features) , January 2003, 23
Drawing from an unpublished, May 1968, interview with Trilling.
Johnson, Boswell & the biographer's quest (Features) , November 2002, 35
Thomas Hardy & the warriors (Features) , September 2002, 34
The seventh seal (Books) , March 2002, 72
A review of Ted Hughes: The Life of a Poet, by Elaine Feinstein.
Be brave (Books) , February 2002, 68
A review of Iris Murdoch: a life, by Peter Conradi.
Shorter notice (Books) , September 2001, 120
Jeffrey Meyers on Dangerous Muse: The Life Of Lady Caroline Blackwood, by Nancy Schoenberger.
Trail of blood (Books) , June 2001, 82
A review of The Shadow of the Sun, by Ryszard Kapuscinski.
A deadly game (Books) , May 2001, 75
A review of The Death of Jean Moulin: Biography of a Ghost, by Patrick Marnham.
Chicago Dostoyevsky (Books) , February 2001, 64
A review of Bellow, by James Atlas.
James Dean of fascism (Books) , November 2000, 69
A review of The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach, by Alice Kaplan.
What the monsters know (Books) , May 2000, 69
A consideration of James Dickey upon the publication of Crux: The Letters of James Dickey & James Dickey: The World as a
Lie by Henry Hart
Fallen Angel (Books) , March 2000, 62
Review of Bruce Chatwin by Nicholas Shakespeare.
Iris Murdoch: a memoir (Features) , November 1999, 22
Nubile savage (Books) , September 1999, 68
Review of True at First Light: A Fictional Memoir
Repeating the old lies (Notebook) , April 1999, 77
On conflicting accounts of the Spanish Civil War
Priapic polymath (Books) , September 1993, 88
A review of The Sixties by Edmund Wilson.
Resentful parasite (Books) , May 1993, 68
A review of Reflections on James Joyce: Stuart Gilbert’s Paris Journal.
The dynamics of destruction (Books) , June 1992, 70
A review of Ann Hulbert's biography of Jean Stafford.
The omelet of A. MacLeish (Books) , May 1992, 74
A review of Archibald MacLeish: An American Life by Scott Donaldson.
The Merton fieldmouse (Books) , April 1991, 60
A review of Edmund Blunden by Barry Webb.