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Q: What is UNZ.org?

A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians.

Q: Why do you include non-readable articles and books?

A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

Q: The website seems very different than when I previously visited. What's the story?

A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

Q: How do I find a given author or publication?

A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

Q: How do I find a given article or book?

A: The main Articles and Books pages, as well as the Overview tabs for individual authors or publications, display a Listing of articles (or books) towards the bottom of the page. Like the Clouds, these Listings are "reactive" and automatically adjust as you being typing in any of the information in the various data entry fields---Title, Author, Publication, or Period, displaying only those items that match your selection.

Q: What about the individual publications?

A: When you reach the pages associated with a given publication, you can examine the contents in a number of different ways, accessed via the different tabs. The default Overview tab gives you the Cloud of authors for that publication plus the Listing of individual articles, with both of these being "reactive" as you provide information in the Title, Author, or Period fields.

There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

Q: How does Searching work?

A: As mentioned above, much of the exploration of the website contents is normally performed by browsing the various different pages or entering information into the various text fields and having the displayed information automatically adjust. Actual Searches are performed in a parallel manner, by entering the target information into the data fields and then pressing the Search button (or simply hitting Enter). The system then performs a Search across the selected Text, Title, Author, and other information and displays the findings in a new Search Results tab.

Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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  1. [+] Issues of the 1950s
    = 7 Years, 75 Issues, 1,485 Articles
    1. [+] Issues of the 1960s
      = 10 Years, 120 Issues, 2,400 Articles
      1. [+] Issues of the 1970s
        = 10 Years, 120 Issues, 2,657 Articles
        1. [–] Issues of the 1980s
          = 10 Years, 102 Issues, 2,558 Articles
          1. [+] Issues of 1980
            = 11 Issues, 241 Articles
            1. [+] Issues of 1981
              = 11 Issues, 267 Articles
              1. [+] Issues of 1982
                = 10 Issues, 241 Articles
                1. [–] Issues of 1983
                  = 10 Issues, 259 Articles
                  1. [+] January 1983 Issue
                    = 25 Articles
                    1. [+] February 1983 Issue
                      = 28 Articles
                      1. [+] March 1983 Issue
                        = 25 Articles
                        1. [+] April 1983 Issue
                          = 27 Articles
                          1. [–] May 1983 Issue
                            = 25 Articles
                            1. Ashes to Ashes (story) by Janette Turner Hospital, pp. 3-7 - PDF
                            2. Poem by Gerda Mayer, p. 8 - PDF
                            3. The Quest for an Assassin by Paul Henze, pp. 9-16 - PDF
                            4. Poem by Michael Hulse, pp. 17-18 - PDF
                            5. A General Theory of Sovietism by Leszek Kolakowski, pp. 19-21 - PDF
                            6. Poem by John Gohorry, pp. 22-23 - PDF
                            7. The Klagenfurt Conspiracy by Nikolai Tolstoy, pp. 24-36 - PDF
                            8. Poem by Gavin Ewart, p. 37 - PDF
                            9. Column by "M.", pp. 38-39 - PDF
                            10. Poem by Robin Fulton, p. 40 - PDF
                            11. Ibn Taymiyya by Emmanuel Sivan, pp. 41-49 - PDF
                            12. Poem by John Latham, p. 50 - PDF
                            13. London Commentary by Edward Pearce, pp. 51-53 - PDF
                            14. Interview on the Crisis by F.A. von Hayek, pp. 54-56 - PDF
                            15. Poem by D.J. Enright, p. 57 - PDF
                            16. A Grisly Image by George Szirtes, pp. 58-61 - PDF
                            17. [+] A Gallery of Portraits by Robert Melville, pp. 62-69 - PDF
                              - 6 Reviews
                              1. Eric Gill by Malcolm Yorke
                              2. Barbara Hepworth by Margaret Gardiner
                              3. Edward Burra by William Chappell
                              4. Graham Sutherland by Roger Berthoud
                              5. Collected Words, 1953-1982 by Richard Hamilton
                              6. Lucian Freud by Lawrence Gowing
                            18. [+] Geoffrey Grigson by Alan Brownjohn, pp. 70-74 - PDF
                              - 2 Reviews
                              1. The Private Art by Geoffrey Grigson
                              2. Blessings, Kicks, and Curses by Geoffrey Grigson
                            19. Poem by John Mole, p. 75 - PDF
                              1. The Private Art by Geoffrey Grigson
                              2. Blessings, Kicks, and Curses by Geoffrey Grigson
                            20. Prague's Cruel Spring by Richard Mayne, pp. 76-84 - PDF
                              1. The Private Art by Geoffrey Grigson
                              2. Blessings, Kicks, and Curses by Geoffrey Grigson
                            21. Poem by John Miles, p. 85 - PDF
                              1. The Private Art by Geoffrey Grigson
                              2. Blessings, Kicks, and Curses by Geoffrey Grigson
                            22. Charlie Chaplin by David Aberbach, pp. 86-92 - PDF
                              1. The Private Art by Geoffrey Grigson
                              2. Blessings, Kicks, and Curses by Geoffrey Grigson
                            23. Letters, pp. 93-95 - PDF
                              1. The Private Art by Geoffrey Grigson
                              2. Blessings, Kicks, and Curses by Geoffrey Grigson
                            24. Authors, p. 96 - PDF
                              1. The Private Art by Geoffrey Grigson
                              2. Blessings, Kicks, and Curses by Geoffrey Grigson
                            25. Life & Letters, pp. 97-98 - PDF
                              1. The Private Art by Geoffrey Grigson
                              2. Blessings, Kicks, and Curses by Geoffrey Grigson
                          2. [+] June 1983 Issue
                            = 25 Articles
                            1. [+] July 1983 Issue
                              = 22 Articles
                              1. [+] September/October Issue
                                = 27 Articles
                                1. [+] November 1983 Issue
                                  = 24 Articles
                                  1. [+] December 1983 Issue
                                    = 31 Articles
                                  2. [+] Issues of 1984
                                    = 10 Issues, 258 Articles
                                    1. [+] Issues of 1985
                                      = 10 Issues, 254 Articles
                                      1. [+] Issues of 1986
                                        = 10 Issues, 245 Articles
                                        1. [+] Issues of 1987
                                          = 10 Issues, 268 Articles
                                          1. [+] Issues of 1988
                                            = 10 Issues, 248 Articles
                                            1. [+] Issues of 1989
                                              = 10 Issues, 277 Articles
                                            2. [+] Issues of the 1990s
                                              = 1 Year, 7 Issues, 215 Articles