Criticism endowed: reflections on a debacle
by Hilton Kramer
On the NEA fellowships for art critics.
Marriage and morals among the Victorians
by Gertrude Himmelfarb
Who is Gabriel Fielding?
by Frances Taliaferro
Zola: the father’s tale
by Frederick Brown
An apparition of the Villa Doria Pamphili
by Mark Helprin
by Walker Percy
Art and urbanity: the Manet retrospective
by Jed Perl
by Mimi Kramer
On Marsha Norman’s ’night, Mother.
The other Mahler
by Samuel Lipman
by Robert Richman
A review of The Kingfisher by Amy Clampitt & The Sacrifice by Frank Bidart.
A naked Wolfe
by Bruce Bawer
A review of The Autobiography of an American Novelist by Thomas Wolfe.
Do letters kill?
by Tom Paulin
A review of A Colder Eye: The Modern Irish Writers by Hugh Kenner.
Will Raymond Carver please be quiet, please?
by Erich Eichman
On Cathedral by Raymond Carver.