Spring 1981



Spring 1981

Table of Contents


E. R. A. for Hemingway: A Feminist Defense of “A Farewell to Arms”

H. L. Mencken and Equal Rights for Women

Robert Penn Warren, aet. 75

Survival In and Of “The Painted Bird”: The Career of Jerzy Kosinski

The Invention of the Real

The Left Bank Apéritifs of Jean Rhys and Ernest Hemingway

Two Such Silver Currents


A Gift of Time

From the Bottom Up



“Dear Old Stockholm”

Alpine Museum

Anniversary of the Air

Coming On


Fear and Trembling

Feeding the Dead


For a Friend Going Home

For Your Future Reference

from Craftsmen




Nobody Lives on Arthur Godfrey Boulevard

The Great Poems

The Red Moon

The Stagger of the Wind That I Think Is Your Turning

The Travellers

To My Son at Fourteen

To the Monstrous Regiment: A Love Song, 1914

Women in the Rain


An “Eye” for an “I”: American Romantic Painting of the Nineteenth Century (on “A Man of Genius”: The Art of Washington Allston, 1779-1843 by William H. Gerdts, Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr.; & American Light: The Luminist Movement, 1850-1875; Paintings, Drawings, Photo Graphs by John Wilmerding)

Bagging the Woodchuck, and Letting Go (on Saul Bellow: Drumlin Woodchuck by Mark Harris)

on China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston

on Shadow Over the Promised Land: Slavery, Race and Violence in Melville’s America by Carolyn Karcher

Purity and Impurity in Poetry (on Caviare at the Funeral by Louis Simpson; White Center by Richard Hugo; The Right Madness on Skye by Richard Hugo; & Descending Figure by Louise Glück)

Querns, Queries, and Quahogs: Walker Percy’s Reviewers on Review (on The Second Coming by Walker Percy)

The Survival of Black Literature and Its Criticism (on The Journey Back: Issues in Black Literature and Criticism by Houston A. Baker, Jr.; The Second Black Renaissance: Essays in Black Literature by C. W. E. Bigsby; Chant of Saints: A Gathering of Afro-American Literature, Art, and Scholarship by Michael S. Harper, Robert B. Stepto; & From Behind the Veil: A Study of Afro-American Narrative by Robert B. Stepto)

The Woolfs and Other Lions (on Bloomsbury: A House of Lions by Leon Edel; Woman of Letters: A Life of Virginia Woolf by Phyllis Rose; Virginia Woolf by Michael Rosenthal;& The Wise Virgins by Leonard Woolf, Ian Parsons)

What Price Hollywood? (on The Inquisition In Hollywood: Politics in the Film Community, 1930-1960 by Larry Ceplair, Steven Englund; & Hollywood Goes to War: Films and American Society, 1939-52 by Colin Shindler)


The Study of Consciousness: An Interview with Walker Percy

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