The Coronation of Realism

on Love Is The Crooked Thing by Lee K. Abbott

Stephen Corey joined the staff of The Georgia Review in 1983 as assistant editor and subsequently has served as associate editor, acting editor, and, since 2008, editor. His most recent book is Startled at the Big Sound: Essays Personal, Literary, and Cultural (Mercer University Press, 2017); he has also published nine collections of poems, among them There Is No Finished World (White Pine Press) and Synchronized Swimming (Livingston Press); his individual poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in dozens of periodicals; and he has coedited three books in as many genres, including (with Warren Slesinger) Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry (The Bench Press). Over the past thirty-five years he has served as poet-in-residence or visiting poet/editor for numerous writing programs, conferences, and other literary gatherings, and he is currently a member of the core faculty for the low-residency MFA program at Reinhardt University. Born in Buffalo and reared in Jamestown, New York, Stephen Corey holds BA and MA degrees from Harpur College (now Binghamton University) and a PhD from the University of Florida.

on With Ears Opening Like Morning Glories: Eudora Welty and the Love of Story Telling by Carol S. Manning

on Walker Percy: A Southern Wayfarer by William Rodney Allen

on Mishima: A Vision of the Void by Marguerite Yourcenar and Alberto Manguel

Ethical, Rational, Political, Poetical: What the Essay Is Doing Now (on Natural Classicism: Essays on Literature and Science by Frederick Turner; Skeptical Engagements by Frederick Crews; & Less Than One: Selected Essays by Joseph Brodsky)

Three Classic Novels from Spain (on Fortunata and Jacinta by Benito Pérez Galdós and Agnes Money Gullón; Torquemada by Benito Pérez Galdós and Frances M. López-morillas; La Regenta by Leopoldo Alas and John Rutherford)

The Dialogic Self (on The Formal Method in Literary Scholarship by M. M. Bakhtin, P. M. Medvedev, Albert Wehrle, and Wlad Godzich; Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics. Theory and History of Literature Series #8 by M. M. Bakhtin, P. M. Medvedev, and Caryl Emerson; Mikhail Bakhtin: The Dialogic Principle. Theory and History of Literature Series #13 by Tzvetan Todorov and Wlad Godzich; Mikhail Bakhtin by Katerina Clark and Michael Holquist; The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays By Mikhail Bakhtin by Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist; & Rabelais and His World by Mikhail Bakhtin and Helene Iswolsky)

Richard Jackson has published fifteen books of poems and is the author or editor of multiple critical monographs, books in translation, and anthologies. His most recent books are Broken Horizons (Press 53, 2018) and Out of Place (Ashland Poetry Press, 2014); “Take Five,” a prose poetry project with four other poets, is forthcoming.

Short Fiction in the Eighties (on Under the Wheat by Rick DeMarinis; The Lover of Horses by Tess Gallagher; Going to See the Leaves by Linda Collins; Tigers in the Wood by Rebecca Kavaler; & Dancing in the Movies by Robert Boswell)

Greg Johnson, whose reviews have appeared regularly in our pages across many years, has published two novels, five collections of short stories, and several volumes of nonfiction. He lives in Atlanta and teaches in the graduate writing program at Kennesaw State University.