Spring 1988



Spring 1988

Table of Contents



Exotic Friends, Evil Others, and Vice Versa

Moral Inversion and Critical Argument


Waiting for Hadrian


Bizarre Births

Dancing with Gloom and Broken Noses

Fear of Trembling





Ocean Out Over Ohio

Somewhere in Ecclesiastes

The Difference Between a Rooster and a Whore

The Worst a Good Man Can Do & Hanging the Screens

Why the Young Girl Dreams of Horses


Gold Rings: Recent Award-Winning Poetry Volumes (on Fragments from the Fire: The Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire of March 25, 1911 by Chris Llewellyn; Little Star by Mark Halliday; Saving the Young Men of Vienna by David Kirby; Whistle Maker by Robert J. Levy; & Stages of Twilight by Alice Derry)

on American Vision: The Films of Frank Capra by Raymond Carney

on Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson

on Eve’s Journey: Feminine Images in Hebraic Literary Tradition by Nehama Aschkenasy

on Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself. by Harriet A. Jacobs by Jean Fagan Yellin

on Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir by William Zinsser

on Rock Springs by Richard Ford

on The Sherwood Anderson Diaries, 1936-1941 by Hubert H. Campbell

Reading the Bible Well, in a Secular, Post-Holocaust Age (on Congregation: Contemporary Writers Read the Jewish Bible by David Rosenberg & The Literary Guide to the Bible by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode)

The Hegemony of “Hegemony”: Criticism, Capitalism, and Being in the World (on The Political Responsibility of the Critic by Jim Merod & Politics of Letters by Richard Ohmann)