Failure and the Harlem Renaissance (on Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance by Houston A. Baker, Jr. & Color, Sex and Poetry: Three Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance by Gloria T. Hull)

The Work Being Done: Five New Books (on Evening Wind by Robert Mezey; Next by Lucille Clifton; Women Hoping for Rain by David Tillinghast; What We Say to Strangers by Barbara Drake; & Letter at the End of Winter by Don Stap)

The Achievement of Richard Ellmann (on Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann & Four Dubliners: Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett by Richard Ellmann)

Biography As Comic Opera, As Melodrama, As Legal Fiction (on In Search of J. D. Salinger by Ian Hamilton)

The Earth Is Round

To Live in Warsaw

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.

American Theater Watch, 1987–1988

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.

October 15th

Fighting Words: Unlearning to Write the Critical Essay