Fall 1995



Fall 1995

Table of Contents


A Biography of the Nameless: John and Jane Doe

In the Hush of Great Barrington: One Writer’s Search for W. E. B. Du Bois

Influenza 1918

Just Like in the Movies: Richard Nixon and Patton


Baltic Days

Daily Affirmations

Getting to Know You


Ant Hills & The Secret Code

Doggy Doggerel

First Book of Shadow

Fish to Fry & The Part About Guns

Great Topics of the World



News of the World

Paysage d’Hiver

The Boys Have Guns & Our Generation

The Cry



Ajo Blanco


“A Million Million Suns”: Poetry and Science (on Light at the Edge by Devreaux Baker; Night Thoughts and Henry Vaughan by David Young; Inventing Angels by Gary Fincke; Fermi Buffalo by Louise McNeill; & Science and Other Poems by Alison Hawthorne Deming)

A Walk on the Wilde Side (on Mother of Oscar: The Life of Jane Francesca Wilde by Joy Melville and The Stranger Wilde: Interpreting Oscar by Gary Schmidgall)

American Theater Watch, 1994–1995

Black Rage/White Guilt: Act II (on Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism and Confronting Authority: Reflections of an Ardent Protester by Derrick Bell)

on Hunting the Whole Way Home by Sydney Lea

on Post Scripts: The Writer’s Workshop by Vincent Kaufmann

on Rare And Endangered Species: A Novella And Stories by Richard Bausch

on The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth and Other Stories from Cliffside, North Carolina by Ron Rash

on The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages by Harold Bloom

Print as the Pauper (on The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by Sven Birkerts and The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts by Richard A. Lanham)