on The Art of Maurice Sendak by Selma G. Lanes

Gerald Weales’s “American Theater Watch” appeared in these pages from 1978 until 2010, and we have also featured on occasion his essays and reviews on topics that have included World War II and the early-career political cartoons of one Theodore Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss). In addition to his distinguished career as an author and drama specialist, Weales was a longtime professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he retired in 1987; a senior Fulbright scholar at the University of Sri Lanka; and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

Walter Abish and the Surfaces of Life (on How German Is It by Walter Abish)

Autobiography: Act or Artifact?(on Autobiography: Essays Theoretical and Critical by James Olney;The Art of Life: Studies in American Autobiographical Literature by Mutlu Konuk Blasing; American Autobiography: The Prophetic Mode by G. Thomas Couser; The Forms of Autobiography: Episodes in the History of a Literary Genre by William C. Spengemann;& Autobiographical Acts: The Changing Situation of a Literary Genre by Elizabeth Bruss)


Gary Gildner has contributed to The Georgia Review numerous poems and stories, four essays, a book review, and an exchange of letters with the late novelist Raymond Andrews. His latest collection of poems is Cleaning a Rainbow (BkMk Press, 2007); his latest collection of stories is The Capital of Kansas City (BkMk Press, 2016). He has received Pushcart Prizes in fiction and nonfiction, and the Iowa Poetry Prize for The Bunker in the Parsley Fields (University of Iowa Press). Gildner and his wife Michele live in the Clearwater Mountains of Idaho and in the foothills of Arizona’s Santa Catalina Mountains.

Song Beginning in Summer

Another Biography? For God’s Sake, Why?

April Fool

To Welcome Us Back

Roland Barthes, Autobiography, and the End of Writing