Fall 1990



Fall 1990

Table of Contents


American Theater Watch, 1989–1990

Taken by Haros: Death in a Cycladic Village

The Ideal Particle and the Great Unconformity


Commit to Memory


In a Maritime Province


A Passing

An Ideal of Itself


By the Tomcat’s Grave




Jumping Rope

Not the Occult


plate tectonics

The Massage

Uncommon Parents

Whistling in the Dark


A Few Attractive Strangers (on Invisible Mirror by Michael Cadnum; A Weather of Surprises by Harry Humes; The Red Room by Geraldine Connolly; And As for Darkness by Michael Burns; & The Barn in the Air by Michael Waters)

Criticism and Two Individual Talents (on The Portable Malcolm Cowley by Donald W. Faulkner; Mazes by Hugh Kenner; & Historical Fictions by Hugh Kenner)

on Because it is Bitter, and Because it is My Heart by Joyce Carol Oates

on Bernard Shaw on Photography by Bill Jay and Margaret Moore

on Creating America: George Horace Lorimer and the Saturday Evening Post by Jan Cohn

on La Plata Cantata by Jim Barnes

on Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia

on Wampanoag Traveler: Being, in Letters, the Life and Times of Loranzo Newcomb, American and Natural Historian by Brendan Galvin

The Art of Resistance (on An Ear to the Ground: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry by Marie Harris and Kathleen Aguero; From South Africa: New Writing, Photographs, and Art by David Bunn and Jane Taylor; Seeds of Fire: Chinese Voices of Conscience by Geremie Barme and John Minford)

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