Fall 1979



Fall 1979

Table of Contents


from The Death of Love: A Satanic Essay in Möbius Form

American Theater Watch, 1978-1979

Noburo Fujiwara, Haiku Poet

Romance Without Women: The Sterile Fiction of the American West

Self-Consciousness and the Modernist Temper

The Child in the Street


A Portrait of Elmer

The Editor of A

The Last Abandonment


A Harvest

A Man’s Vocation Is Nobody’s Business

Among Blackberries

Another October in Prison

Light Sips on Nothingness

Mater Dolorosa

Old Map of Barnstable County

Physical Pleasures

Short Treatise on the Hand

The Fourth Dimension

The General Mule Poems: A Selection

The Purple Light

The Sense of Sin

The Three Towns

The Wish to Be Picked Clean

The Woman Who Is Like a Pepper & Lewis Hine’s Photographs of the Empire State


Documenting the Deep South: William E. Wilson, Photographer


“Delmore, Delmore” (on Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet by James Atlas; & Last and Lost Poems of Delmore Schwartz by Robert Phillips)

Knowledge, Belief, and Bubblegum (on Endurance: AN Antarctic Idyll and Going Under by Donald Finkel; A Circus Of Needs by Stephen Dunn; Standing Watch by Christopher Bursk; Who Shall Be the Sun? by David Wagoner; & Mirabell: Books of Number by James Merrill)

Lionizing the Pussycat (on The Poetry of John Berryman by Gary Q. Arpin; & John Berryman: An Introduction to the Poetry by Joel Conarroe)

on A History of Building Types by Nikolaus Pevsner; Piranesi: Etchings and Drawings by Roseline Bacou; & Piranesi by Jonathan Scott

on A Recognizable Image: William Carlos Williams on Art and Artists by Bram Dijkstra

on American Silent Film by William K. Everson

on Telling Lives: The Biographer’s Art by Leon Edel, Justin Kaplan, Alfred Kazin, Doris Kearns, Theodore Rosengarten, Barbara W. Tuchman, Geoffrey Wolff, Marc Pachter; and Dubin’s Lives by Bernard Malamud

The Joy of Sports Books: A Tout Sheet (on From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports by Allen Guttmann; The Big Game: College Sports and American Life by Edwin H. Cady; & Fielder’s Choice: AN Anthology of Baseball Fiction by Jerome Holtzman)

Wild Civility: Nature and Restraint in the Metaphor of the Garden (on The Idea of the Garden in the Renaissance by Terry Comito; Charles Bridgeman and the English Landscape Garden. Studies in Architecture, Vol. 17 by Peter Willis; & The English Landscape Garden by David Jarrett)

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