Spring 1983



Spring 1983

Table of Contents


“At Least I Have Made a Woman of Her”: Images of Women in Twentieth-Century Literature

“Frankenstein” and the Anatomy of Horror

from Tristram’s Rhapsody: Tristram’s Attack on Science

Letter to Dumas (translated by Rosanna Warren)

The “Last Madness” of Gérard de Nerval

The Establishment of Science

The Object of Performance: Aesthetics in the Seventies


Octavie (translated by Rosanna Warren)

Ride Fly, Penetrate Loiter


“Coalbrookdale at Night” by Phillipe Jacques de Loutherbourg


Air Inversions

At Loxahatchie

Cardinal Points

Change of Address

Christine Falls


Emmeline Stacks the Deck

Emmeline Trips the Light Fantastic


On All Your Fingers

Sometimes Music Rises

Spring at Arm’s Length


The Art of Becoming

The Faithful

The Final Prospect

The Peony Fields

The Promise Keepers




Documenting Environmental Design Arts (on The Georgia Catalog: Historic American Buildings Survey, A Guide to the Architecture of the State by John Linley; Landmark Homes of Georgia, 1733-1983: 250 Years of Architecture, Interiors and Gardens by Van Jones Martin, William Robert Mitchell, Jr.)

on Pursuing Melville, 1940-1980: Chapters and Essays by Merton M. Sealts, Jr.

on Season of the Strangler by Madison Jones

on The Book Known as Q: A Consideration of Shakespeare’s Sonnets by Robert Giroux

on The Siege: The First Eight Years of an Autistic Child with an Epilogue, Fifteen Years Later by Clara Claiborne Park

Reinventing the Eclogues (on Against Our Vanishing: Winter Conversations with Allen Grossman on the The Ory and Practice of Poetry by Mark Halliday)

Stages of Reality: The Mind/Body Problem in Contemporary Poetry (on Selected Poems by Mark Strand; Selected Poems by Galway Kinnell; & PM/AM: New and Selected Poems by Linda Pastan)

Why Johnny Shouldn’t Read (on What Was Literature? Class And Mass Society by Leslie Fiedler)


from “Old Wives Tale”