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Craft, Robert. “Days of Wine and Pasta.” Washington Post Book World 19, No. 36 (3 September 1989): 6.

In the following essay, Craft recommends Harrison’s Italian Days, predicting that the book “will be the companion of visitors there for years to come.”

Grumbach, Doris. “Fine Print.” New Republic 169, No. 15 (13 October 1973): 31.

Calls Unlearning the Lie “instructive, heartening reading.”

Johnson, Alexandra. “A Seasoned Traveler Finds a World Made of Pain of Delight.” Chicago Tribune Books (26 July 1992): 5-6.

In this positive assessment of The Astonishing World, Johnson praises Harrison’s “acute questioning intelligence.”

Kummer, Corby. “Roman Rapture.” The Atlantic 264, No. 2 (August 1989): 89-91.

In this favorable review of Italian Days, Kummer applauds the warm, honest, and evocative portrayal of Harrison’s Italian travels.

Moore, Arthur J. Review of Visions of Glory, by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison. Commonweal CVI, No. 4 (2 March 1979): 124.

Mixed assessment of Visions of Glory.

A review of Visions of Glory, by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison. New York Review of Books XXV, No. 16 (26 October 1978): 53.

In this review, the critic analyzes Harrison's narrative style in Visions of Glory.

Queenan, Joe. “Meeting Mary and Mario.” Wall Street Journal CCXX, No. 25 (4 August 1992): A12.

In this mixed review of The Astonishing World, Queenan emphasizes the high points of the collection.

Toolan, David. Review of Italian Days, by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison. Commonweal CXVII, No. 5 (9 March 1990): 151.

Favorable review of Italian Days.

Additional coverage of Harrison's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 77–80; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 15 and 48.

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