on Foreigners: The Making of American Literature, 1900-1940 by Marcus Klein

John Yow’s most recent publications are two books about birds—The Armchair Birder (2009) and The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal (2012)—both published by the University of North Carolina Press, and the second named a 2012 Notable Book by Audubon magazine. He is now at work on a mystery novel exploring what happens when birders go bad.

on The Greeks by Kenneth Dover

The Con Man as Covert Cultural Hero (on The Confidence Man in American Literature by Gary Lindberg)

Fashion and Scholarship in Music and Literature (on The Sign in Music and Literature by Wendy Steiner; Unsuspected Eloquence: A History of the Relations between Poetry and Music by James Anderson Winn; The Well-Tun’d Word: Musical Interpretations of English Poetry, 1597-1651 by Elise Bickford Jorgens)

The Objective Mode in Contemporary Lyric Poetry (on Antarctic Taveller by Katha Pollitt; Northern Lights by Susan Ludvigson; The Expectations of Light by Pattiann Rogers; For the Sleepwalkers by Edward Hirsch; & Brotherly Love by Daniel Hoffman)

Hawks at Length (on Hawks on Hawks by Joseph McBride)

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.

Got It At Last, My Legend: Homage to Samuel Beckett (on Company by Samuel Beckett)

Feeding the Ducks

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