Spring 1989



Spring 1989

Table of Contents


Hopkins By Heart

Looking at Women

On the Zeedijk



The Story

The World Began with Charlie Chan


A Mystery

Burning the Walls

Cousins & The Keeper

How to Tell a True Love Story

In the Exploded View; Six Bélons; & The Condom Tree

Lessons of the Past

Mon Semblable & Clarities

Object in an Inventory


Two Composers in Search of One Los Angeles

We Never Close

What Brings Us Out


Cultural Power (on Highbrow/Lowbrow: The Emergence of Cultural Hierarchy in America by Lawrence W. Levine & Boxed In: The Culture of TV by Mark Crispin Miller)

Loners Whose Voices Move (on Yellow Glove by Naomi Shihab Nye; Further Adventures With You by C. D. Wright; Descendant by Marianne Boruch; & Out in the Open by Margaret Gibson)

Notes Toward a Better Fiction (on Prize Stories 1988: The O. Henry Awards by William Abrahams; The Best American Short Stories, 1988 by Mark Helprin; & New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 1988 by Shannon Ravenel)

on Feminist Literary Criticism by Janet Todd

on Home Economics by Wendell Berry

on The Ascetic Imperative in Culture and Criticism by Geoffrey Galt Harpham

on The Collected Letters of William Morris. Volume I, Volume IIA, Volume IIB by Norman Kelvin

on The Hopper Light by David Rigsbee


The Singer in the White Pajamas