Fall 1994



Fall 1994

Table of Contents

Special Feature

Some of Us Do It Anyway: An Interview with Harry Crews


American Theater Watch, 1993–1994

Imagining the Postmodern Family

Killing the Covenant: The Savage Idolatry of the New World Order

The Space for Grief


Emily’s Hands

I Am the Stomach

The Gesture


Against Closing



Eine Kleine Nachtmusik


Grim Contingencies & Raskolnikov



Scott Nearing’s Ninety-Eighth Year


Statistic: The Witness

The Privileges of Philosophy


After the Losses (on The Alchemy of Illness by Kat Duff; Intoxicated by My Illness: And Other Writings on Life and Death by Anatole Broyard and Alexandra Broyard; Broken Vessels by Andre Dubus; Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place by Terry Tempest Williams; Carnal Acts by Nancy Mairs; Life Work by Donald Hall; A Whole New Life: An Illness and a Healing by Reynolds Price)

Inner Worlds (on Do Not Peel the Birches by Fleda Brown Jackson; The Physicist at the Mall by Janet Holmes; Before Our Eyes by Lawrence Joseph; The City of Women: A Sequence of Poems and Prose by Sherod Santos; & Moss Burning by Marianne Boruch)

on James Dickey and the Politics of Canon: Assessing the Savage Ideal by Ernest Suarez

on Limited Lifetime Warranty by Nance Van Winckel

on Pillars of Salt, Monuments of Grace: New England Crime Literature and the Origins of American Popular Culture, 1674-1860 by Daniel A. Cohen

The Stories Letters Tell (on The Gonne-Yeats 1893-1938 by Anna MacBride White, A. Norman Jeffares; The Last Word: Letters Between Marcia Nardi and William Carlos Williams by Elizabeth Murrie O’Neil; & Quiet Moments in a War: The Letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir 1940-1963 by Simone de Beauvoir, Lee Fahnestock, and Norman MacAfee)