Volumes 80-89 (1992-2001)

VOLUME LXXX, NOS. 1&2 (April 1992)

Nonfiction
Richard Rorty: The Intellectuals at the End of Socialism  1
Vincent Scully: Style and Context  17
Harold Bloom: The Religion-Making Imagination of Joseph Smith  26
James Merrill: Days of 1952  85
Peter Gay: Mensur: The Cherished Scar  122
Richard Wilbur: The School for Husbands, Act II  122
Charles Simic: From My Cornell Notebooks  165
 
Fiction
Vladimir Nabokov: Wingbeat  52
Arny Hempel: The Annex  73
Francine Prose: Talking Dog  150
 
Poetry
John Ashbery: A Call for Papers  44
Louise Glück: Lamium  46
Louise Glück: September Twilight  47
Louise Glück: Vespers  48
Gary Snyder:  Earrings Dangling and Miles of Desert 49
Adrienne Rich: Rachel  78
Adrienne Rich: In Those Years  77
Mona Van Duyn: Endings  79
Sandra McPherson: Coastscape and Mr. Begley  81
Gjertrud Schnackenberg: Angels Grieving Over the Dead Christ  169
Gjertrud Schnackenberg: Tiberius Learns of the Resurrection  174
 
Reviews
Michael Howard: The War in the Gulf  181
Jonathan Spence: The Art of Discovery  191
Sara Suleri: The Pornography Debate  197
Jonathan Lear: Speaking with an Iddish Accent  207
George Greenstein: Imps  221
Marilynne Robinson: Fiction in Review  227
Robert Pinsky: Poetry in Review  236
William Weaver: Recordings in Review  255
 
 
VOLUME XXX, NO. 3 (July 1992)
 
Nonfiction
Joseph LaPalombara: A New Europe?  1
Richard N. Cooper: Whither Europe?  10
Joseph Brodsky:  What the Moon Sees  18
Juan Goytisolo: Fortress or Common Land?  23
Eva Hoffman: Warsaw Days  28
Nina Berberova: Looking Back at Tchaikovsky  60
Richard Poirier: Pragmatism and the Sentence of Death  74
John Hollander: Three Dazzlers  101
 
Fiction
Joanna Scott: Bees Bees Bees  137
 
Poetry
Mark Strand: What Will Happen  50
Jorie Graham: Event Horizon  53
Rachel Hadas: On Dreams  127
Karl Kirchwey: Memnon  132
Cynthia Zarin: Fire Lyric  135
 
Reviews
Ross Posnock: Reading Poirier Pragmatically  156
Steven D. Fraade: Disclosure and Deception  170
Gerald Weissmann: Not an Inn but an Hospital  179
Hazel V. Carby: Imagining Black Men: The Politics of Cultural Identity  186
Wendy Lesser: Fiction in Review  198
Helen Vendler: Poetry in Review  209
Matthew Gurewitsch: Recordings in Review  222
 
 
VOLUME LXXX, NO. 4 (October 1992)
 
Nonfiction
Guy Davenport: Whitman a Century after His Death  1
Tom Paulin: The Phallic Thumb of Love: Whitman and Hopkins  16
Allan Gurganus: Ode to Boy  29
Hortense Calisher: Anecdotes and Psyches  43
Geoffrey H. Hartman: Art and Consensus in the Era of Progressive Politics  50
 
Fiction
Joyce Carol Oates: Bare Legs  70
 
Poetry
A.R. Ammons: Middling Seasons  37
A.R. Ammons: Whitewater  38
A.R. Ammons: Spike-Tooth Harrows  39
Rosanna Warren: The Twelfth Day  40
W.S.Merwin: The Ring of Fire  62
Killarney Clary: Three Poems  73
Robert Richman: Fall Fair, Pageant of Balloons  75
Michael J. Rosen: The Growing Conditions  76
Julie Agoos: Intensive  78
 
Reviews
William Cronon: Forests and Civilization  79
Alan Pryce-Jones : A Certain Courage  85
Georges May: Lucid Misanthropy  90
David Plante: Fiction in Review  99
Phoebe Pettingell: Poetry in Review  111
Thomas Hathaway: Recordings in Review  118
 
 
VOLUME LXXXI, NO. 1 (January 1993)
 
Nonfiction
Rachel M. Brownstein: The Funeral of the Tragic Muse  1
Frank Kermode: Freedom and Interpretation  41
Stanley Kauffmann: The Abduction from the Theater: Mozart Opera on Film  92
 
Fiction
Stephen Dixon: Lost  66
Walter Kirn: The Frequent Flyer  72
 
Poetry
May Swenson: Sleeping with Boa  37
May Swenson: Logs in the Grate  39
Frederick Tibbetts: Motions of the Soul  40
Amy Clampitt: Sed de Correr  61
Irving Feldman: Warm Enough  85
Brooks Haxton: Hypothetical  89
Debora Greger: La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans  90
 
Reviews
R. W. B. Lewis: A Knowable City  105
William Weaver: The Painful Dream  131
Gaddis Smith: The Uses of a Political Hero  141
Jane Smiley: Fiction in Review  148
Stephen Yenser: Poetry in Review  163
Dale Harris: Recordings in Review  187
 
 
VOLUME LXXXI, NO. 2 (April 1993)
 
Nonfiction
Anthony Bailey: No Spaniel  1
Peter Stallybrass: Worn Worlds: Clothes, Mourning, and the Life of Things  35
Anthony Hecht: Paradise and Wilderness: The Brave New World of The Tempest  76
 
Fiction
Bruce Ducker: Melding for Rachel  30
William H. Gass: Leaming to Drive  51
 
Poetry
Charles Wright: Morandi II  26
Philip Booth: Linesquall  27
Constance Urdang: Into the Trees  28
Walter Pavlich: Throwing China into the Sea  71
William Logan: The Shock of the New  73
Henri Cole: The Minimum Circus  74
 
 
Reviews
 
Jed Perl: A Quarter Century with Kael  96
John Morton Blum: Archibald MacLeish: Art for Action  106
Maureen Howard: Fiction in Review  34
Charles Berger: Poetry in Review  144
George Martin: Recordings in Review  160
 
 
VOLUME LXXXI, NO. 3 (July 1993)
 
Nonfiction
Nicholas Howe: Reading Places  60
Steven Millhauser: An Incident in the Life of Emile Reynaud  74
 
Fiction
John Hersey: Get Up, Sweet Slug-a-bed  1
 
Poetry
Charles Simic: Mad Business  53
Charles Simic: The Supreme Moment  54
Charles Simic: Pascal’s Idea  55
Charles Simic: Sinister Company  56
Lynne McMahon: Storm Sketch  57
Deborah Digges: Late Summer  58
Daniel Hall: Chez Nguyen  84
Daniel Hall: A Trellis  87
Daniel Hall: Rising and Falling  91
 
 
Reviews
 
Maureen Quilligan: Author, Author  93
Harvey Sachs: Furtwangler and the Fuhrer  105
Francine Prose: Fiction in Review  122
Willard Spiegelman: Poetry in Review  134
Ned Rorem: Recordings in Review  152
 
 
VOLUME LXXXI, NO. 4 (October 1993)
 
Nonfiction
 
Richard Rorty: Human Rights, Rationality, and Sentimentality  1
Edmund White: The Burning Book: Genet and Cocteau  24
Ann Fabian: Crime That Pays  45
 
Fiction
Christopher Tilghman: A Suitable Good-bye  70
 
Poetry
W.H.Auden: Humpty Dumpty  21
Vickie Karp: A Taxi to the Flame  62
Mark Doty: Description  64
Greg Williamson: Chant Royal  67
 
Reviews
 
Linda Colley: The Imperial Embrace  92
John Bayley: An Unexpected Attachment  99
Richard Howard: Doing Britten  106
Edward Mendelson: The Oxford English Dictionary in the Square and the Round  111
Walter Kendrick: Fiction in Review  124
Vernon Shetley: Poetry in Review  138
Harry Haskell: Recordings in Review  157
 
 
VOLUME LXXXII, NO. 1 (January 1994)
 
Nonfiction
David Bromwich: How Moral Is Taste?  1
Fritz Stern: Historians and the Great War: Private Experience and Public Explication  34
Alastair Fowler: The Porphyrian Trunk  59
Victor Brombert: Italo Svevo: The Paradoxes of the Anti-Hero  67
Fiction
Judith Azrael: Journey  27
Peter Cameron: Departing  88
 
Poetry
Irving Feldman: Terminal Laughs  24
Wayne Koestenbaum: Rita, Time, and Space  55
Gail Shepherd: Love Letters  57
Eavan Boland: A Woman Painted on a Leaf  82
Robert Mezey: One-Rime Dream  84
Robert B. Shaw: On Their Anniversary It Rained  85
Brian Swann: Whiteness  86
 
Reviews
Hilton Kramer: Present at the Creation  104
Claude Rawson: Noble Observer  110
Matthew Gurewitsch: Tragical-Comical-Historical-Pastoral  126
Langdon Hammer: The New Elizabeth Bishop  135
John Hollander: Fiction in Review  150
Mary Jo Salter: Poetry in Review  161
Patrick J. Smith: Recordings in Review  167
 
 
VOLUME LXXXII, NO. 2 (April 1994)
 
Nonfiction      
Joel Agee: Progress and the Prayer Wheel:  l
Andrew McCord: Coincidence of Water and Grain  25
Georgina Kleege: Call It Blindness  46
John Morton Blum: Tory Democrat: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.  76
 
Fiction
Jean McGarry: The Raft  89
 
Poetry
James Merrill: Cosmo  43
William Logan: The Embarrassment of Riches  70
Jody Gladding: Asparagus  72
Jeffrey Harrison: Hitting Golfballs off the Bluff  73
Ian Ganassi: The Roommate Trap  74
Alan Williamson: The Harvest Moon  84
 
Reviews
Ruth Bernard Yeazell: Aurora’s Rise  99
John Herington: August Company  111
Marie Borroff: The Achievement of Norman Maclean  118
Gerald Weissmann: Science Fictions  132
Alexander Welsh: Dickens and Certain Women  143
Judith Grossman: Fiction in Review  152
Stephen Yenser: Poetry in Review  161
George Jellinek: Recordings in Review  182
 
 
 
VOLUME LXXXII, NO. 3 (July 1994)
 
Nonfiction
Harold Bloom: Freud:A Shakespearean Reading  1
Gilberto Perez: A Man Pointing: Antonioni and the Film Image  38
Peter Davison: Out of Bounds: Robert Lowell, 1955-1960:  76
 
Fiction
James McCourt : Ensenada  107
 
Poetry
Sandra McPherson: Phlox Diffusa: A Poem for My Fiftieth Birthday  24
Sandra McPherson: Paths Rounding Timberline, Mt. Hood, Last Week of Summer  25
W. S. Di Piero: Windy Hill  31
Michael Longley: Couplets  33
Peter Richards: Such Adjustments  34
Beth Houston: Watermelon  36
Donald Finkel: In the Clearing  66
 
Reviews
Jon Butler: The Faith of Narrative  139
Barbara Packer: A Garden of Verses  146
Vicki Hearne: Philosophy Goes to the Polls  157
John Leonard: Fiction in Review  165
Phoebe Pettingell: Poetry in Review  170
 
 
 
VOLUME LXXXII, NO. 4 (October 1994)
 
Nonfiction
Justin Kaplan: A Culture of Biography  l
Thornton Wilder: The Wreck on the Five-Twenty-Five (with a note by Donald Gallup):  17
Alan Trachtenberg: Conceivable Aliens  42
 
Fiction
Peter Gordon: Stones  65
 
Poetry
Anthony Hecht: Death the Whore  13
Chase Twichell: The City in the Lilac  75
James Laughlin: ls Memory  78
Tony Sanders: Transit Authority  79
James Langenbach: What You Find in the Woods  81
David Wagoner: Walt Whitman Bathing  82
 
Reviews
Gaddis Smith: Henry Kissinger’s Chessboard of History  84
Anne Hollander: A Modern Antique  92
P. Adams Sitney: Three Filmmakers as Culture Heroes  102
Francine Prose: Fiction in Review  121
Rachel Hadas: Poetry in Review  133
Dale Harris: Recordings in Review  147
 
 
VOLUME LXXXIII, NO. 1 (January 1995)
 
Nonfiction
William H. Gass: Mississippi  1
Jed Perl: Pop Theater  31
Robert D. Richardson, Jr.: Read Only to Start Your Own Team: Emerson on Creative Reading  84
Paul Horgan: Unwritten Chapters  92
 
Fiction
William Faulkner: Christmas Tree (with a note by Patricia C. Willis)  26
 
Poetry
Gary Snyder: An Offering for Tara  19
Jordan Smith: For Appearances  76
Peter Sacks: Two Poems  77
Rachel Hadas: Paradigm Shift  78
Rachel Hadas: Arguments of Silence  80
Henri Cole: Apostasy  83
 
Reviews
James Alan McPherson: We Will Go Down the Line Together: The origins of the American railroad  96
Jane Mendelsohn: Fiction in Review: The novels of Louis Begley  108
Langdon Hammer: Poetry in Review: Formal feelings: new books by women  121
Igor Kipnis: Recordings in Review: A survey of historical piano recordings  142
 
 
 
VOLUME LXXXIII, NO. 2 (April 1995)
 
Nonfiction
Eric Foner: “We Must Forget the Past”: History in the New South Africa  1
Diana Wylie: Dealing With the Past: History in the New South Africa  18
George Konrad: Central Europe Redivivus  35
John Hollander: Mess  68
Saul Steinberg: A Drawing  70
Daniel Hall: On Rarity and Mischance  74
Mark Edmundson: Not Flat, Not Round, Not There: Don DeLillo’s Novel Characters  107
 
Fiction
Ann Beattie: Coydog  41
Peter Cameron: Aria  100
 
Poetry
Jorie Graham: The Strangers  31
Jorie Graham: Submitting  33
Harry Mathews: Marriage of Two Minds: Received Visions  56
Stephen Sandy: But Then  62
Stephen Sandy: A Measure of Things  63
Dave Smith: Allen Tate’s Grave  64
Dave Smith: Being on the Job  66
Debora Greger: Ovid at Land’s End  91
Agha Shahid Ali: Muharram in Srinagar, 1992  93
Eamon Grennan: Stone Flight  94
Albert Goldbarth: Us/ Claudia/ Talleyrand  96
Margaret Ditmars: Trees of the New World  98
 
Reviews
James Tobin: Cents and Nonsense: Sociology in the culture of currency  125
Guy Davenport: Taking Up Serpents: Religion and rattlers in Appalachia  130
John Crowley: Fiction in Review: Thomas Disch and the modern Gothic  134
Stephen Yenser: Poetry in Review: Metamorphoses: recent work by women  147
Gunther Schuller: Recordings in Review: The legacy of Louis Armstrong  168
 
 
VOLUME LXXXIII, NO. 3 (July 1995)
 
Nonfiction
Peter S. Hawkins: Stitches in Time  1
Mariana Cook: Eight Portraits  28
Richard Olney: La Romanee and the Prince de Conti  37
Steven Millhauser: Replicas  50
Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria: The Game in Matanzas: On the Origins of Cuban Baseball  62
 
Fiction
T. M. McNally: Skin Deep  102
 
Poetry
Brian Swann: HIV  16
Mark Wunderlich: How I Was Told and Not Told  17
Mark Wunderlich: The Bruise of This  19
Richard Howard: Nikolaus Mardruz to his Master Ferdinand, Count of Tyrol, 1565  20
Joyce Carol Oates: Sexy  95
Craig Arnold: Saffron  121
Turner Cassity: Across the River and into the Sleaze  124
Jennifer Clarvoe: Ruth’s Garden  126
Mairi Maclnnes: Traveling North  128
 
Reviews
Mary Gardner Neill: The Culture of Chinese Painting  131
Claude Rawson: Larkin’s Life and Letters  136
James McCourt: Fiction in Review: William Gass’s masterwork  159
George Bradley: Poetry in Review: Newcomers and new strategies  170
Wayne Koestenbaum: Recordings in Review: The latest cast of opera stars  185
 
 
VOLUME LXXXIII, NO. 4 (October 1995)
 
Nonfiction
William Gaddis: Old Foes with New Faces  1
Priscilla Roosevelt: Ideal Worlds: The Idyll of the Russian Intelligentsia  32
Berel Lang: Commonplaces  88
 
Fiction
Vladimir Nabokov: Gods  24
Paul West: A Chinese Geisha  75
 
Poetry
James Merrill: Rhapsody on Czech Themes  17
John Ashbery: Cantilever  67
John Ashbery: I, Too  68
Jessica Hornik: Cold Comfort  69
Joanie Mackowski: Seattle to Boston  70
Andrew McCord: In a Taxi in Kashmir  72
Ruth Whitman: The Behavior of Birds  74
Bruce Bond: Native Tongue  83
John Koethe: Songs My Mother Taught Me  84
 
Reviews
Howard Lamar: Disciplining the Disciplines: Two Views  95
Gilberto Perez: The Centenary of Jean Renoir  101
Mary Price: Clutching Their Past about Them  114
Edward T. Cone: Adding Up Beauty and Truth  121
Lorrie Moore: Fiction in Review: New novels by Jane Smiley and Anne Tyler  135
James Langenbach: Poetry in Review: Masters, young and old  144
Dewey Faulkner: Recordings in Review: Orpheus Britannicus Redivivus-the Purcell tercentenary  158
 
 
VOLUME LXXXIV, NO. 1 (January 1996)
 
Nonfiction
John Keegan: Warfare on the Plains  1
Jonathan Spence: Family Circles  52
Maribeth Fischer: Lottery  76
Mark Doty: Cold Dark Deep and Absolutely Clear  90
James Schuyler: Letters from Great Spruce Head Island: Introduction and Notes by William Corbett  113
 
Fiction
John Barth: Love Explained  65
Kit Reed: Voyager  131
 
Poetry
Donald Hall: Tomorrow’s History  49
Julie Agoos: “I Miss the Mystery,” He Said  70
Vickie Karp: Watching the Commuters Read  72
Carolyn Kizer: An American Beauty  104
Tom Sleigh: Under the Mountain  107
Charles Wright: The Appalachian Book of the Dead  109
John Peck: Book of Life  111
 
Reviews
Jeffrey L. Sammons: Heine’s Last Years  144
Dolores Hayden: The Politics of Architecture  152
Sven Birkerts: Fiction in Review: Novelists’ novels about novelists  157
Stephen Yenser: Poetry in Review: Rare birds: John Ashbery and Brigit Pegeen Kelly  166
Gary Schmidgall: Recordings in Review: Mezzo-sopranos and others  186
 
 
VOLUME LXXXIV, NO. 2 (April 1996)
 
Nonfiction
Richard H. Brodhead: Two Writers’ Beginnings: Hart Crane and Jean Toomer  1
Bright Stones: An Exchange of Letters: Introduction and otes by Langdon Hammer  22
Alexander Theroux: Orange  43
James Lord: Alberto’s Tantrum  91
Robert Giroux: Henry’s Understanding  96
Wyn Wachhorst: Kepler’s Children  112
 
Fiction
Paul Brodeur: D-Day  67
Sheila Kohler: Structure  134
 
Poetry
John Hollander: Owl  39
Marilyn Hacker: Days of 1994: Alexandrians  61
Marilyn Hacker: The Boy  63
Carl Phillips: The Full Acreage of Mourning  65
John Burt: Love and Fame  88
Walter Pavlich: Making a Voice  90
James Richardson: Under Water  104
Robert Bly: Hawthorne and the Elephant  132
Robin Robertson: Three Ways of Looking at God  133
 
Reviews
Mary Lefkowitz: Portraits of the Past 138
Maureen Quilligan: Early Modern Women and the Spectacles of Scholarship 144
Ned Rorem: Fiction in Review: The novel and music: notes on Kazuo Ishiguro  154
Willard Spiegelman: Poetry in Review: Inflections and innuendos: seven poets  160
Brian Zeger: Recordings in Review: The art of the song  184
 
 
VOLUME LXXXIV, NO. 3 (July 1996)
 
Nonfiction
Geoffrey H. Hartman: The Reinvention of Hate 1
Judith Grossman: Great Teacher 47
Joan Dayan: Looking for Ghosts 57
R. W. B. Lewis: The Founders’ Story, 1898-1907 91
 
 
Fiction
Deborah Eisenberg: Mermaids 15
Aryeh Lev Stollman: Die Grosse Liebe 75
 
Poetry
Gertrude Stein: William P. Sears, Jr.: (with a note by T. G. Young) 13
Gary Snyder: We Wash Our Bowls in This Water 69
Gary Snyder: Old Woodrat’s Stinky House 72
Martha Hollander: Other Drivers 88
Edgar Bowers: The Falls 90
 
Reviews
Ann Fabian: A Bureaucracy So Sublime  118
Nicholas Jenkins: Black Power  126
Anthony Hecht: How to Tell a Hawk from a Handsaw  134
Walter Kendrick: Fiction in Review: Dorothy Allison- facts and fiction  162
Langdon Hammer: Poetry in Review: Allen Grossman and Robert Pinsky  168
Vivian Perlis: Recordings in Review: Betsy Jolas-words and music  179
Gilberto Perez: Film in Review: The gangster’s enterprise: Martin Scorsese and the gangster film  186
 
 
VOLUME LXXXIV, NO. 4 (October 1996)
 
Nonfiction
Marianna Torgovnick: A Passion for the Primitive: Dian Fossey among the Animals  1
Charles Simic: Secret Maps: Holly Wright’s Photographs of Hands  26
Holly Wright: Eight Photographs  29
Jaroslav Pelikan: The Woman Clothed with the Sun  71
James Richardson: 99 Cracks: Aphorisms, Expostulations, and Ten-Second Essays  82
 
Fiction
Jeffrey Eugenides: Air Mail  37
Ellen Wilbur: Lovers  91
Joe Ashby Porter: Bone Key  100
 
Poetry
Rachel Wetzsteon: Umbrella Weather  25
C. K. Williams: Old Man  57
Suzanne Paola: Fall Landscape, with Empty Places & Sound  60
Linda Gregerson: The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep  63
Mark Jarman: The World  68
Charles Simic: Blood Orange  93
Charles Simic: Slaughterhouse Flies  94
Charles Simic: Street of Martyrs  95
William Jay Smith: The Cyclist  96
Irving Feldman: Wisdom (Not for Beginners)  98
Jeredith Merrin: Big Sister  111
Herbert Morris: History, Weather, Loss, the Children, Georgia  113
 
Reviews
Robert Pounder: Archaeologist as Liar  119
James Trilling: The Art of Portraiture  128
Edward T. Chase: The New Catastrophism  137
Joan Silber: Fiction in Review: Religion and the contemporary novel  151
James Longenbach: Poetry in Review: Louise Glück, Alan Shapiro, Seamus Heaney, S. X. Rosenstock  158
Albert Innaurato: Recordings in Review: The allure of great conducting  175
 
 
VOLUME LXXXV, NO. 1 (January 1997)
 

Nonfiction
Paula Marantz Cohen: Helen Keller and the American Myth  1
Joan Dayan: The Blue Room in Florence  27
Dorothea Straus: Old Movies  56
Anthony Bailey: Deep Puzzles  61
 
Fiction
James McCourt: New York Lit Up That Way at Night  94
 
Poetry
W. S. Merwin: That Music  21
W.S. Merwin: A Claim  22
W.S. Merwin: The Chinese Mountain Fox  23
James Lasdun: Landscape with Bubbles and Broom  47
David Wojahn Ghost Supper  50
Ronald Wallace: Three Sonnets  52
Jane Hirshfield: The Lives of the Heart  54
Roald Hoffmann: Cheiron in California  85
Wyatt Prunty: Seasons  87
William Mullen: Enchanted Rock  89
Jody Gladding: The Two Houses  92
Sherod Santos: The Last Photograph of My Sister  128
Sherod Santos: The Miracle  129
Edward Hirsch: The Unnaming  131
Steve Orlen: The Meaning of Romance  133
 
Reviews
Nicholas Howe: The Figural Presence of Erich Auerbach  136
Sven Birkerts: Fiction in Review: Three novels for the end of the millennium  144
John Hollander: Poetry in Review: Dorothy Parker and the art of light verse  156
Charles Michener: Recordings in Review: Tenoritis: two young singers and their masters  165
Gilberto Perez: Film in Review: The edges of realism: the films of Abbas Kiarostami  171
 
 
VOLUME LXXXV, NO. 2 (April 1997)
 
Nonfiction
Georgina Kleege: Voices in My Head  1
Thornton Wilder: Bernice (with a note by A. Tappan Wilder)  19
Wallace Stevens: Two Letters  51
Millicent Bell: Othello’s Jealousy  120
 
Fiction
Elizabeth Pollet: Darius Alexander Amenhotep  54
Steven Barthelme: Interview  85
James Lasdun: Lime Pickle  111
 
Poetry
Sandra McPherson: “Through Lace Curtains, Ravens” (Pasternak)  39
Marie Borroff : Origination  41
A. F. Moritz : Artisan and Clerk  43
Karl Kirchwey: Roman Hours  46
John Bricuth: Just Let Me Say This About That  68
Gwen Head: Fire Shadows  98
Randy Blasing: Second Home  103
Alexander Theroux: Desert Hermits  108
Alexander Theroux: The Ames Bros.  109
Robert Bly: The Shocks We Put the Forks Into  110
Sidney Wade: Green  137
Alan Williamson: Dreams of Sacrifice  139
William Logan: The Rotting Stars  141
Philip Booth: Passage Without Rites  143
 
Reviews
Neil Baldwin: Books Furnish a Mind  145
Lindsley Cameron: Fiction in Review: The novels of Kenzaburo Oe  150
Stephen Ycnser: Poetry in Review: The rigorous mastery of Anthony Hecht  161
James Ellroy: Recordings in Review: All alone in the dark with the music  177
 
 
VOLUME LXXXV, NO. 3 (July 1997)
 
Nonfiction
Edward Hoagland: The Sage of Selborne  1
Wilfred Sheed: Burton Lane: A Man and His Piano  25
Christopher Benfey: The Cotton Ballet  36
Marianne Moore: The Katydid’s Wing: Letters on Poetry (Introduction by Cristanne Miller)  58
Eric Ormsby: The Happiest Man in Morocco  76
 
Fiction
Joyce Carol Oates: Fugitive  20
Steven Millhauser: Balloon Flight, 1870  88
Valerie Wohlfeld: Burnt Light  101
 
Poetry
Mary Jo Salter: A Kiss in Space  15
Mary Jo Salter: A Robin’s Nest  18
Kenneth Koch: Ballade  32
Jordan Smith: Union Station  53
Stephen Berg: Milk  55
Joanie Mackowski: Electric Storm on Brayton Point  56
Stephen Sandy: The Water Spider  85
Sarah Lindsay: Aluminum Chlorohydrate  87
Todd Smith: Boy, 19, Requests Death by Drowning  97
Frederick Tibbetts: Polovtsian Dances  98
Jennifer O’Grady: Rain  99
 
Reviews
Edmund White: An Open Book  104
John Morton Blum: Defining Experience  112
Rachel Hadas: Three Lives  119
Tracey Seeley: Rebecca West: The Meaning of Research  129
Michael Malone: Fiction in Review  135
Stephen Burt: Poetry in Review  142
Dewey Faulkner: Recordings in Review  159
Gilberto Perez: Film in Review  175
 
 
VOLUME LXXXV, NO. 4 (October 1997)
 
Nonfiction
Peter G. Davis: An American Singer  1
John Updike: The Appetite for Truth: On Melville’s Shorter Fiction  24
Maribeth Fischer: Sorrowing  53
Paul Moore, Jr.: On the Heights: Scenes from the Life of a Bishop  104
Grace Schulman: Gift from a Lost World  121
David Bromwich: Keats and the Aesthetic Ideal  140
 
Fiction
Joanna Scott: The Queen of Sheba Is Afraid of Snow  69
 
Poetry
Charles Wright: Back Yard Boogie Woogie  20
Charles Wright: Half February  21
Chase Twichell: Erotic Energy  22
Chase Twichell: Secrets  23
Mark Doty: Where You Are  48
Charles O. Hartman: Russian Lessons  98
David Lehman: The Code of Napoleon  118
Matthew Sweeney: Never in Life  135
Denver Butson: This Late  136
Jay Parini: A Killing Frost  137
Rachel Hadas: On Myth  138
 
Reviews
Howard Lamar: The Search for American Heroes  146
John Taylor: An Impossible Survival  151
Lorin Stein: Fiction in Review: The comic elegance of Ann Beattie  156
Willard Spiegelman: Poetry in Review: Charles Wright and Jorie Graham  166
Paul Gruber: Recordings in Review: Theater music of Kurt Weill  176
 
 
VOLUME LXXXVI, NO. 1 (January 1998)
 

Features
Alexander Theroux: Odd Collections  1
Chris Ware: Jimmy Corrigan  14
Elisabeth Sifton: The Serenity Prayer  16
Karl Maier: The Universal Soldier  70
Barbara Hurd: The Country Below  96
Roberto González Echevarria: The Second Discovery of America  136
 
Fiction
Julie Orringer: What We Save  114
 
Poetry
Kay Ryan: That Will to Divest  13
James Longenbach: Answer to a Question  66
Jeredith Merrin: Family Reunion  68
Donald Hall: Smile  93
Greg Williamson: The Dark Days  109
 
Reviews
Ben Downing: The Carpentered Sacraments of David Jones  154
Lindsley Cameron: Fiction in Review: News from the Far East  167
Harold Bloom: Poetry in Review: The Achievement of Amy Clampitt  179
Brian Zeger: Recordings in Review: Schubert Continued  185
 
 
VOLUME LXXXVI, NO. 2 (April 1998)
 
Features
Alan Trachtenberg: Wanamaker Indians  1
David Cannadine: An Imperial Childhood?  28
James Trilling: The Flight from Enchantment: Ornament as a Threat to Reason and Reality  81
Amélie Oksenberg Rorty : How to Harden Your Heart: Six Easy Ways to Become Corrupt  104

Fiction
John Barth: Dead Cat, Floating Boy  52
Donald Justice: Death, Night, Etc.  63
 
Poetry
John Ashbery: New Constructions  25
Kevin Durkin: Little League  47
Brenda Shaughnessy: Your One Good Dress  48
Brenda Shaughnessy: Still Life, With Gloxinia   49
Philip Schultz: In Medias Res  50
Diann Blakely: Matinees  76
Mark Levine: The Fixed Wing  78
Robin Magowan: Seven, Without Binoculars  79
Allen Grossman: How To Do Things With Tears  113
Terese Svoboda: Parents  115
Tom Sleigh: Scattering   116
Tom Sleigh: The Hammock  118
Eamon Grennan: Windless Night  120
 
Reviews
Kai Erikson: The Fate of the Inner City  121
Chris Agee: Poteen in a Brandy Cask: The Ethical Imagination of Hubert Butler  129
Walter Kendrick: Fiction in Review: Journeying Through Underworld  143
Stephen Yenser: Poetry in Review: On Frank Bidart and C. K. Williams  153
Patrick J. Smith: Recordings in Review: Archival Treasures  169
Gilberto Perez: Cinema in Review: Victor Nunez and Ulee’s Gold  174
 
 
VOLUME LXXXVI, NO. 3 (July 1998)
 

Features
Kathleen Hill: Reading with Diana  1
Alexander Theroux: Plaid  33
Bettina Drew: A New Kind of American Town: Celebration  51
Eric Bentley: The Play of the Century  71
David Yandell Todd: An Interview with Andre Dubus  89
 
Fiction
Michael Frank: My Husband’s Best Friend’s Second Wife  111
 
Poetry
Anthony Hecht: The Fall  29
Anthony Hecht: Look Deep  31
May Swenson: The Winepress  49
Eleanor Ross Taylor: O Lamp  82
Eleanor Ross Taylor: Night Retrieves  83
William Logan: Lying in Bed  84
William Logan: On the Crucifixions  85
Henri Cole: Etna  86
Stephen Perry: Philomel  88
 
Reviews
John Hollander: Paradise Enow  128
Nicholas Howe: The Lower Margin: Footnotes and the Writing of History  140
Jean McGarry: Fiction in Review: The Short Story Today  150
James Longenbach: Poetry in Review: Edward Hirsch: Eating the World  160
Dewey Faulkner: Recordings in Review: Virtual Music  174
 
 
VOLUME LXXXVI, NO. 4 (October 1998)
 
Features
William H. Rehnquist: Inter Arma Silent Leges  1
Donald Windham: Which Urges and Reasonably So the Attraction of Some for Others  18
George Platt Lynes: Eight Portraits  19
Eva Hoffman: The New Nomads  43
Arnold Steinhardt: Death and the Maiden  64
William McBrien: I Want to Be A Yale Boy  98
 
Fiction
Sheila Kohler: Ambush  87
 
Poetry
W.S. Merwin: Orioles  16
W. S. Merwin: Seed Time  17
Irving Feldman: City of Good Neighbors Blues  32
Joyce Carol Oates: Fast Forward  35
Ben Downing: No Rosetta Stone  37
Carolyn Kizer: The Erotic Philosophers  38
Marie Ponsot: Antepenultimate  59
Dennis O’Driscoll: Hay  60
David Wagoner: Thoreau and the Stumps  62
Steve Orlen: Taboo  79
Tom Disch: Ode on the Source of the Mississippi  82
David Hilton: The Grownup  84
Rachel Hadas: Fathers and Daughters, Mothers and Sons  119
Bruce Bond: Thelonious Sphere Monk  123
Marilyn Hacker: Taking Leave of Zenka  125
 
Reviews
Edison Miyawaki: C:\Evolve:  128
Lorin Stein: Fiction in Review: Vivian Gornick and John J. Clayton  140
Stephen Burt: Poetry in Review: Ashbery, Moss, Kleinzahler, Gander  152
Benjamin Ivry: Recordings in Review: Virtual Ravel  172
 
 
VOLUME LXXXVII, NO. 1 (January 1999)
 
Features
Robert Mezey: An Eyelid’s Soundless Blink: The Poetry of Thomas Hardy  1
Edward Mendelson: Auden, From Parable to Myth  26
Gail Godwin: Waltzing with the Black Crayon  44
Robert Lowell:Two Letters and a Poem (Introductory Note by Hannibal Hamlin)  54
Wilfred Sheed: There Goes the Judge  70
Richard Olney: The Avignon Program  99

Fiction
Marshall N. Klimasewiski: Nobile’s Airship  111
 
Poetry
Richard Howard: Family Values  20
Louise Glück: The Burning Heart  37
Jesse Lee Kercheval: In a Small City, Somewhere in the Past  39
Jeffrey Harrison: Family Dog  41
Scott Hightower: James Dean  43
John Hollander: M and M’s  63
Robert B. Shaw: Anthology Piece  67
Jennifer Atkinson: Nimbus  68
Thomas Bolt: Refined Waste  69
Sandra McPherson: A Perspective of Tangerines  94
Elizabeth Cohen: The Move  96
Debora Greger: The Overland Bus  97
 
Reviews
Igor Kipnis: Keyboard Cabbages and Kings  132
Diana Postlethwaite: Fiction in Review: American Allegories  139
Stephen Yenser: Poetry in Review: At Century’s End: The Poetics of Plash and Speed  149
Jesse Green: Recordings in Review: Never Look Back: Broadwa Original Cast Recordings  172
Gilberto Perez: Cinema in Review: Spectacle and Surveillance: The Truman Show  182
 
 
VOLUME LXXXVII, NO. 2 (April 1999)
 
Features
John Keegan: European Tragedy, European Mystery  1
Amos Oz: What Actually Existed Here Before the Big Bang?  18
Edmund White: The Mask of Art  25
Inger McCabe Elliott: Picture Story  44
W. D. Snodgrass: Your Own Footprints  57
Anthony Hecht: On Rhyme  71
Jay Parini: Depths Below Depths: Robert Frost in a Dark Time  95
Stella Adler:  Ibsen the Pioneer  107

Fiction
Jean McGarry: Among the Philistines  119

Poetry
Richard Wilbur: Fabrications  13
James Merrill: Minotaur  15
Gerald Stern: Which One?  17
C. K. Williams: Droplets  37
C. K. Williams: The Train  39
Robert Hahn: Yes  40
Dabney Stuart: Lives of Their Own  41
Rick Barot: Nearing Rome  43
David St. John: Chevalier D’or  118
 
Reviews
Richard Howard: The Winds of Will  142
Cynthia Russett: Spirits and Scandals  149
Michael Frank: Fiction in Review: Lorrie Moore and Alice Munro  157
Stephen Burt: Poetry in Review: Hill, Rich, Creeley, Szporluk  175
 
 
VOLUME LXXXVII, NO. 3 (July 1999)
 
Features
Randall Jarrell: Is American Poetry American? (Introductory Note by Stephen Burt)  1
André Aciman: Pensione Eolo, Sites of Nostalgia  25
James McCourt: Mae West  45
Kenneth Gross: An Imaginary Theater  56
Dorothea Straus: First Boy  76
Richard T. Arndt: Saving Art: Some Early American Rescuers  85
 
Fiction
Peter Cameron: Accidents  112
Richard Stern: Wool  130
 
Poetry
Dorothea Tanning: No Palms  21
Stephen Yenser: Paradise Cove  22
Stephen Yenser: Harmonie Du Soir  24
Daniel Hall: The Birds of the Holy Land  38
Daniel Hall: The New World  39
Gwen Head: Matron  40
David Baker: Benton’s Clouds  42
Mark Bibbins: Birds of Prayer  70
Barry Goldensohn: Lao Tzu Rebuked  71
Jody Gladding: Greens  72
D. Nurkse: My Father at Prades  73
Elizabeth Macklin: Little Sister  74
Eric Ormsby:  The Jinn  106
Susan Mitchell: Bird: A Memoir  107
 
Reviews
William Weaver: Reading Montale  142
Howard R. Lamar: One of Those Uncommon Geniuses  147
Molly McQuade: Dancing Through Pain  153
John Crowley: Fiction In Review: The Cartoon Strip As Novel  159
Michael Thurston: Poetry In Review: Eavan Boland & W. S. Merwin  167
Dewey Faulkner: Recordings In Review: Edgard Varèse’s Music of the Future  182
 
 
VOLUME LXXXVII, NO. 4 (October 1999)
 
Features
Fritz Stern: Death in Weimar  1
Ned Rorem: Notes Without Music  28
Anthony Hecht: Technique in Housman  55
Thornton Wilder: A Footnote to the Skin of Our Teeth (Introductory Note by A. Tappan Wilder)  66
Charles Fergus: Stones  91
 
Fiction
Alice Adams: Her Unmentionables  44
Mark Wisniewski: Addenda  77
 
Poetry
Yehuda Amichai: Autumn, Love, History  21
Yehuda Amichai: Yehuda Halevi  23
Cynthia Zarin: Baby’s Breath  24
Robert Bly: Rembrandt’s Elephant  26
Robert Bly: The Woman in the Last Car  27
Jane Mayhall: Uncensored Note to Auden  52
Daniel Halpern: Air, ’56  53
W. S. Di Piero: Driving to Provincetown  54
Eric Pankey: Sandy Point Road: An Eclogue  86
C. Dale Young: Night Air  87
Carole Satyamurti: My Wilderness  89
Michael J. Rosen: Sighting  111
Robert Richman: My Race  112
 
Reviews
William Weaver: Preparing for Saints  113
Daniel Hall: One Traveler  118
Ian Sansom: Reading W. H. Auden  128
Patricia C. Willis: Cooler by the Lake  135
Joanna Scott: Fiction in Review: The Long-Awaited Novel by Ralph Ellison  145
Carol Muske: Poetry in Review: Miles, Wright, Williams  154
Benjamin Ivry: Recordings in Review: The Poulenc Centenary  165
Gilberto Perez: Film in Review: Ghosts of the City: Films of Ernie Gehr  173
 
 
VOLUME LXXXVIII, NO. 1 (January 2000)
 
Features
Eva Hoffman: Life Stories, East and West  1
Joan Dayan: The Photo  27
Avi Sharon: Turning Point: A Year in the Seferis-Katsimbalis Correspondence  44
Mark Doty: Queer Sweet Thrills: Reading May Swenson  86

Fiction
Jean Ross Justice: The Offer  63

Poetry
Irving Feldman: Beautiful False Things  20
Kevin Durkin: American Pylons  40
Mark Halperin: Millennium  41
Bill Christophersen: Cocktails at the Millennium Hotel  43
Jonathan Galassi: Siren  74
Jonathan Galassi: Snapshot  75
Steve Orlen: Monkey Mind  76
Steve Orlen: The Man in the Photograph  77
Carl Phillips: And Fitful Memories of Pan  80
Brian Swann: Physics  111
Brian Henry: Veterans’ Club  113
Karen Chase: Winter in Provincetown  115
Peggy O’Brien: Virtual Reality  115

Reviews
Edison Miyawaki: A Brain For Business  121
Willard Spiegelman: Criticism at Century’s End  133
Michael Frank: Fiction in Review: The Fictional World of Nina Berberova  151
Stephen Yenser: Poetry in Review: Heather McHugh, Lynne McMahon, Jorie Graham  171
Robert Kimball: Recordings in Review: News from the Rialto  197
 
 
VOLUME LXXXVIII, NO. 2 (April 2000)
 

Features
Paul West: The Fool of Light  1
Kenzaburo Oe and Susan Sontag: An Exchange of Letters  10
Richard Wilbur: Molière’s The Bungler, Act I  39
Leon Edel: Searching for Sylvia Beach  107
 
Fiction
Joyce Carol Oates: Words  62
Neil Grimmett: Cider  79
 
Poetry
W. S. Merwin: Paradiso II  33
Linda Gregerson: Eyes Like Leeks  73
Don Bogen: No Friend  75
Lynne McMahon: Marriage Dissolving in the Upstairs Room  77
Dolores Hayden: Cadillac Ranch  87
John Kinsella: The Iconography of Drought Jackie  89
Vijay Seshadri: Immediate City  92
Andrew Zawacki: Lessons in Chiaroscuro  93
Erin Belieu: Brown Recluse  97
Frances Padorr Brent: Fire in the Doll’s House  98
Daryl Hine: The Boy’s Own Manual  99
Kay Ryan: The Pass  100
Kay Ryan: The Catch  101
Philip Levine: Today and Two Thousand Years From Now  103
Philip Levine: Moradian  105
 
Reviews
Hermione Lee: An Appetite for Writing  117
Michael Ravitch: Byron’s Afterlife  124
Diane Stevenson: Memory and History  138
Lorin Stein: Fiction in Review: Frederick G. Dillen & Trace Farrell  139
James Logenbach: Poetry in Review: Some Versions of Pastoral  164
Dewey Faulkner: Recordings in Review: Richard Strauss  175
Gilberto Perez: Films in Review: Bad Boys: Klaus Kinski & Werner Herzog  185
 
 
VOLUME LXXXVIII, NO. 3 (July 2000)
 

Features
John Malcolm Brinnin: A Matter of Passing Papers  1
Edward T. Chase: Ross of The New Yorker Edits Hiroshima by John Hersey  16
Nora Sayre: Could It Be Read to Flaubert?  30
William Kerrigan: Emotion in Housman  46
Mark Oppenheimer: At August’s End: Serving Time in Leftist Summer Camps  71
Amélie Oksnberg Rorty: The Dramas of Resentment  89
J. Mitchell Morse: Veblen, Kafka, Vico, and the Great Wall of China  101
 
Fiction
Joe Ashby Porter: Icehouse Burgess  110
 
Poetry
Debora Greger: Prince of the Powers of the Air  25
Debora Greger: In the Sixties  27
Debora Greger: The Alligator Bride and Groom  29
Sherod Santos: The Talking Cure  65
Agha Shahid Ali: Ghazal  69
Rachel Hadas: The Crust House  85
Ian Ganassi: I Do Not Love Thee Doctor Fell  87
Sara Miller: The Yellow Emperor  111
Sara Miller: His Mark  112
Valerie Wohlfeld: Quilt  113
Brooks Haxton: Deaf  115
Peter Davison: Glittering Truot  130
Rex Wilder: For K., Whom I Did Not Marry  132
Grace Schulman: Last Requests  133
 
Reviews
William Weaver: The Return of Natalia Ginzburg  135
Stephen Burt: A Pure Reader  148
Meghan O’Rourke: Fiction in Review: Aleksaandar Hemon & Zadie Smith  159
Michael Thurston: Poetry in Review: Ciaran Carson, Marilyn Hacker, & Thom Gunn  171
Gary Schmidgall: Recordings in Review: Countertenors & Others  190
 
 
VOLUME LXXXVIII, NO. 4 (October 2000)
 
Features
Ronald W. Jones: Britain and Islam, 1600–1800: Different Perspectives on Difference  1
Cynthia Ozick: Imaginary People  25
Anita Brookner: The Brothers Goncourt: The Breakdown of Joy  28
Nicholas Howe: Places of Fear  43
Maribeth Fischer: Words  56
James Richardson: The Dream of Reading  80
C. K. Williams: Unlikely Likes: George Herbert and Philip Larkin  121
 
Fiction
Shelia Kohler: Underworld  73
Ellen Wilbur: Bed Check  113
 
Poetry
Charles Wright: A Short History of the Shadow  21
Charles Wright: Appalachian Lullaby   23
Elisabeth Frost: Under Heaven  51
Rhoda Janzen: Inhabited D  52
Joanie Mackowski: Lunch by the Construction Site and After  54
Charles Martin: Death Will Do Nothing  109
Roderick Townley: The Red Blouse  110
Mary Jo Bang: Night and Nail  111
Joyce Carol Oates: A Dream of Backed-Up Drains  117
Alan Wlliamson: Nostos  139
Debra Nystrom: Listening in Bed to You Reading Swann’s Way Aloud  141
 
Reviews
Edison Miyawaki: Emotional Man  143
Sven Birkerts: Fiction in Review: Susan Sontag’s In America  158
Brian Henry: Poetry in Review: Pankey, Rumsey, & Levine  163
Patrick J. Smith: Recordings in Review: The Recording Business: Issues & Reissues  181
 
 
VOLUME LXXXIX, NO. 1 (January 2001)
 
Features
Owen Fiss: The Civilizing Hand of the Law?: Birmingham, 1963  1
Seth Lerer: Children’s Literature and the Stories of the List  25
Virginia Woolf: How Should One Read a Book?  41
André Gide: Montaigne  53
Robert B. Shaw: Learning from Lowell  77
Stanley Kauffmann: In Search of Tragedy  104
 
Fiction
Laura Furman: Beautiful Baby  89
 
Poetry
Jane Hirshfield: Red Berries  20
Greg Williamson: Three-Sided, One-Way Mirror  22
John Poch: Aubade  72
Nathaniel Bellows: Work  73
William Logan: Adultery  75
William Logan: Seven Deadly Sins  76
John Koethe: The Other Side of the Canyon  108
Teresa Svoboda: Death Stayed  111
Ira Sadoff: Nefarious  112
 
Reviews
Edison Miyawaki: The Information We Were Born For  113
John Taylor: Guillevic’s Quest  130
Michael Ravitch: Fiction in Review: J. M. Coetzee  144
Stephen Yenser: Poetry in Review: Anne Carson  154
Dewey Faulkner: Recordings in Review: Mélodies Passaagères  167
Gilberto Perez: Film in Review: Mike Figgis’s Time Code  178
 
 
VOLUME LXXXIX, NO. 2 (April 2001)
 

Features
Alan Hollinghurst: I Often Laugh When I’m Alone: The Novels of Ronald Firbank  1
William Weaver: The Canzoniere of the House of Salina  24
Adam Haslett: The Believers  36
Joyce Carol Oates: Nighthawk: A Memoir of a Lost Time  56
Leon Trotsky: If World War Comes Again  83
Ivan Bunin: Maxim Gorky  94
Maxim Gorky: Song of the Blind  104
 
Poetry
John Hollander: Names on Trees  19
John Updike: At the Miho Museum  21
John Updike: Shinto  22
John Updike: Hiroshima, 2000  23
Jeff Dolven: What Counts for What  73
Andrew Feld: The Boxers  75
Stephen Cushman: At the Recycling Center  77
B. H. Fairchild: A Photograph of the Titanic  79
Jeffrey Harrison: Sex and Poetry  81
Jeffrey Harrison: Rowing  82
Susan Wheeler: That Been To Me My Lives Light and Savior  112
James Lasdun: Property: The Bear  115
Cleopatra Mathis: Demeter  117
Robert Bly: The Way Rimbaud Died  127
David Hilton: Salcombe Ramble  128
 
Fiction
Jean McGarry: The Maestro  118
T.M. McNally: Open My Heart  131
 
Reviews
Lance Esplund: Championing a Champion  150
Diana Postlethwaite: Fiction in Review: Missing Persons  159
Rachel Hadas: Poetry in Review: Putting It All Down, Leaving It All Out  170
Benjamin Ivry: Recordings in Review: Louis Armstrong  185
 
 
VOLUME LXXXIX, NO. 3 (July 2001)
 
Features
R. W. B. Lewis: Dante The Florentine  1
Peter S. Hawkins & Rachel Jacoff: Still Here: Dante After Modernism  11
Jacobo Fijman, translated by Melanie Nicholson: Fires of the Mind: A Memoir  27
April Allsiton & Pamela J. Schirmeister: A Gentlemanlike Training: James Fenimore Cooper at Yale  46
Edith Wharton: Harems and Ceremonies  70
Dean Acheson: Prelude to Independence  93
 
Fiction
Katherine L. Hester: Prelude to Independence  104
David Shields: Properties of Language  128
 
Poetry
John Hollander: Song, Son Sordino  25
Rachel Hadas: The Argument About Difficulty  41
Ron Rash: In the Barn  43
Eliza Griswold: Pennant  44
Reginald Shepherd: Duration of White  45
Stephanos Papadopoulos: The Painter’s Atelier (Nonda)  65
Alan Michael Parker: The God of Wine  67
Molly Bendall: More Delicacies  69
Max Winter: One Thing Told from Another  135
Michelle Boisseau: Self-Pity’s Closet  137
David Wagoner: Backstage  138
 
Reviews
Anthony Hecht: Bard on Bard  140
Molly McQuade: Fiction in Review: Prey: Joy Williams & Janet Kauffman  160
Michael Thurston: Poetry in Review: Michael S. Harper & Yusef Komunyakaa  165
Daniel Hall: Recordings in Review: Steely Dan  184
 
 
VOLUME LXXXIX, NO. 4 (October 2001)
 

Features
Oliver Sacks: Stinks and Bangs  1
Thomas Mann: Goethe  23
Paul Valéry: Art and Progress  45
Thomas L. Jeffers: Nice Threads: Tennyson’s Lady of Shalott as Artist  54
 
Fiction
Thomas L. Jeffers: References Available Upon Request  74
 
Poetry
Marilyn Hacker: Explication De Texte  19
Eamon Grennan: Afterweather  51
Madeline DeFrees: Almanac  53
A. E. Stallings: Aftershocks  69
Barbara Orton: The Student  70
Cecily Parks: Severance  71
Judith Hall: Souvenir of the New World  72
James Hatch: The Fault  73
Cynthia Zarin: Rocking the Carriage  96
Joan Swift: Six Floor North  98
 
Reviews
Cynthia Ozick: Smoke and Fire  99
Lance Esplund: Rockwellian Myths  103
Edison Miyawaki: The Brief History of the Moment  113
Lorin Stein: Fiction in Review: Ken Kalfus & Evan S. Connell  129
Justin Quinn: Poetry in Review: Geoffrey Hill in America  165
Dewey Faulkner: Recordings in Review: The Verdi Centennial  167