Spring 1979



Spring 1979

Table of Contents


And the World Became Strange: Realms of Literary Fantasy

Artistic Creation in Dreams

Poetry as Revelation: A Nineteenth-Century Mirage

The Cinema of the Grotesque

The Prophetic Poet and the Loss of Middle Earth

Vision, Madness, and Morality: Poetry and the Theory of the Bicameral Mind



Long Trail of Blue

Moments of Light


A Burial, Green

Approaching Spring

Clear Moonlight & The Sleep Collector

Elsinore in the Late Ancient Autumn

Feeling at Home in the Body

Grandmother Loved Mahler

In the Woods, Ton and I

Part of a Short Story

The Intimate Earth & In the Small Boats of Their Hands

The Mothers of Fruition

The Old Trip by Dream Train


When the Moment Is Over


Beckett: A Reluctant Sitter (on Samuel Beckett: A Biography by Deirdre Bair

on Sailing into the Unknown: Yeats, Pound, and Eliot by M. L. Rosenthal

on Poetry in America: Expression and its Values in the Times of Bryant, Whitman, and Pound by Bernard Duffey

on The Other Half by Kenneth Clark

on The Thirties and After by Stephen Spender

Prodding America’s Funnybone (on America’s Humor: From Poor Richard to Doonesbury by Walter Blair, Hamlin Hill)

Some New Light on the Fantastic (on The Fantastic in Literature by Eric S. Rabkin; Fairy Tales and After: From Snow White to E. B. White by Roger Sale; & Dream and Image by Bettina L. Knapp)

The Grandeur of Certain Utterances (on Now and Then: Poems 1976-1978 by Robert Penn Warren