Robert Towers

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.

Look Homeward, Ira

Mercy of a Rude Stream: Volume 1, A Star Shines over Mt. Morris Park

by Henry Roth

March 3, 1994 issue

Far from Saigon

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

by Robert Olen Butler

August 12, 1993 issue

Secret Histories

Secret Histories


by Nicholson Baker

A Case of Curiosities

by Allen Kurzweil

April 9, 1992 issue

The World We Live In

The World We Live In

The Translator

by Ward Just


by Larry Brown

The Dylanist

by Brian Morton

January 16, 1992 issue

Enigma Variations

Enigma Variations

The Music of Chance

by Paul Auster

East Is East

by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Traffic and Laughter

by Ted Mooney

January 17, 1991 issue

Inconclusive Evidence

Inconclusive Evidence

The Burden of Proof

by Scott Turow

The Music Room

by Dennis McFarland

In a Father's Place

by Christopher Tilghman

August 16, 1990 issue

Short Satisfactions

Friend of My Youth

by Alice Munro

Family Sins and Other Stories

by William Trevor

Men Under Water

by Ralph Lombreglia

May 17, 1990 issue

Mystery Women

Mystery Women

Cat's Eye

by Margaret Atwood

A Theft

by Saul Bellow

The Whiteness of Bones

by Susanna Moore

April 27, 1989 issue

Roughing It

Roughing It


by Louise Erdrich

Breathing Lessons

by Anne Tyler

November 10, 1988 issue

The Way We Live Now

The Book and The Brotherhood

by Iris Murdoch

Found in the Street

by Patricia Highsmith

March 31, 1988 issue

All-American Novels

Paco's Story

by Larry Heinemann

That Night

by Alice McDermott


by Harry Mathews

January 21, 1988 issue

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