on Defoe and Fictional Time by Paul K. Alkon; & The World of Defoe by Peter Earle

Seeing Laughter Steadily and Whole (on Comedy High & Low: An Introduction to the Experience of Comedy by Maurice Charney; & The Last Laugh: Form and Affirmation in the Contemporary American Comic Novel by Ronald Wallace)

Some Manhattan in New England, Some Enchantment in Ohio (on The Best American Short Stories 1979 by Joyce Carol Oates, Shannon Ravenel; Rope Dances by David Porush; The Drum Concerto by Emily Katharine Harris; Da Vinci’s Bicycle by Guy Davenport; Tales from the Blue Stacks by Robert Bernen; Childhood and Other Neighborhoods by Stuart Dybek; Tales of the Ohio Land by Jack Matthews; & “Wilderness Plots” by Scott Sanders)

Resemblances and Transformations (on Succession by Mary Swander; Rising and Falling by William Matthews; Twelve Moons by Mary Oliver; The Cry of Oliver Hardy by Michael Heffernan; Sunday by Thomas Lux; Notes from the Castle by Howard Moss; & As We Know by John Ashbury)

Missingeria and Literary Health (on The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer; White House Years by Henry Kissinger; Letters by John Barth; It Looked Like For Ever by Mark Harris; Tethered by David Martin; Days by Mary Robison; & The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth)

Deconstruction as Dogma, or, “Come Back to the Raft Ag’in, Strether Honey!” (on Deconstruction and Criticism by Harold Bloom, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Geoffrey Hartman, J. Hillis Miller)

Photo-Graphy-Synthesis

Babies

Words and Images: Harmony and Dissonance