on The Essays of Virginia Woolf. Vol. 1 by Andrew McNeillie

on Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe by David Herbert Donald

on Tradition Counter Tradition: Love and the Form of Fiction by Joseph Allen Boone

on The Haw Lantern by Seamus Heaney

on The Servant’s Hand: English Fiction from Below by Bruce Robbins

Failure and the Harlem Renaissance (on Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance by Houston A. Baker, Jr. & Color, Sex and Poetry: Three Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance by Gloria T. Hull)

The Work Being Done: Five New Books (on Evening Wind by Robert Mezey; Next by Lucille Clifton; Women Hoping for Rain by David Tillinghast; What We Say to Strangers by Barbara Drake; & Letter at the End of Winter by Don Stap)

The Achievement of Richard Ellmann (on Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann & Four Dubliners: Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett by Richard Ellmann)

Biography As Comic Opera, As Melodrama, As Legal Fiction (on In Search of J. D. Salinger by Ian Hamilton)