Beginner's luck (Features) , May 2012, 29
From "Remembering Hilton Kramer."
The triumph of Nirad Chaudhuri (Notebook) , October 1999, 76
Book notes (Books) , June 1999, 88
On Heshel's Kingdom by Dan Jacobson & A Gift Imprisoned: The Poetic Life of Matthew Arnold by Ian Hamilton
Book notes (Books) , April 1999, 74
On The Way of the World: From the Dawn of Civilizations to the Eve of the Twenty-first Century by David Fromkin, Under Gemini by Isabel Bolton & Zarafa by Michael Allen
Book notes (Books) , February 1999, 77
Reviews of The Three Horsemen of the New Apocalypse by Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Friends Talking in the Night: Sixty Years of Writing for The New Yorker; by Philip Hamburger & Cyril Connolly: A Life by Jeremy Lewis
Book notes (Books) , November 1998, 73
On 1898: The Birth of the American Century by David Traxel, Man Flies: The Story of Alberto Santos-Dumont, Master of the Balloon, Conquerer of the Air by Nancy Winters & Man From Babel by Eugene Jolas
Shorter notice (Books) , February 1995, 73
Of Liebling at “The New Yorker” edited by James Barbour & Fred Warner.
Shorter notice (Books) , October 1994, 79
Of Watch with Me by Wendell Berry.
The boys & their baby (Books) , March 1994, 63
A review of We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy: Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures by Maurice Sendak.
Shorter notice (Books) , February 1994, 77
Of Brazil by John Updike.
“Just let me put this bastard on the skids” (Books) , September 1993, 83
A review of Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life by Andrew Motion.
Shorter notice (Books) , May 1993, 76
Of Leonard & Virginia Woolf as Publishers by J. H. Willis, Jr.
Fish-eating, whiskey, death & rebirth (Features) , November 1992, 12
On Joseph Mitchell.
Shorter notice (Books) , March 1992, 75
Of Dear Departed by Marguerite Yourcenar.
Shorter notice (Books) , February 1992, 67
Of Shade Those Laurels by Cyril Connolly, concluded by Peter Levi.
Il caso Lampedusa (Features) , January 1992, 19
Shorter notice (Books) , December 1991, 83
Of Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal.
Shorter notice (Books) , September 1991, 158
On Octavio Paz's Nobel lecture.
Author and Agent: Eudora Welty and Diarmuid Russell (Books) , 80
Shorter notice (Books) , May 1991, 80
Of Author & Agent: Eudora Welty & Diarmuid Russell by Michael Kreyling.
Shorter notice (Books) , April 1991, 72
Of Out of Step by Jonathan Yardley.
Shorter notice (Books) , March 1991, 84
Of Wandering Ghost: The Odyssey of Lafcadio Hearn by Jonathan Cott.
Shorter notice (Books) , February 1991, 81
Of In the Company of Writers by Charles Scribner, Jr.
Shorter notice (Books) , November 1990, 84
Of Missing Pieces by Stanislaw Benski.