Spring 2001



Spring 2001

Table of Contents

Special Feature

My Life; My Quotable Friend; Imagining Marianne Moore in the Butterfly Garden; Hard Frost: On a Line by Hopkins; Bringing Down the Birds; Want; In That Land; The Joy of Cooking, 1931; The Message; and Mother of Everyone




Old Haunts: The Fall of America and Its Fictions


Fleurette Bleu

The Fisher



“How Can I Return from That Landscape Which I Do Not Know”

Apple Fattening into Orchards

Car Starting Late at Night

I Had Two Wedding Dresses


Least Resistance


The Blue Woods


Theories of Flight


Citizens of Somewhere Else: Memoir and the Place of Place (on More Stories from My Father’s Court by Isaac Bashevis Singer; Cherry: A Memoir by Mary Karr; and False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory by André Aciman)

Essays of Our Time and Clime (on The Book of Twentieth-Century Essays, edited by Ian Hamilton and The Best American Essays of the Century, edited by Joyce Carol Oates and Robert Atwan)

on Other Traditions by John Ashbery

on The Nick Tosches Reader by Nick Tosches

Plausible Abodes (on What We Come in For by Richard Lundquist; Graveyard of the Atlantic by Alyson Hagy; Travel Advisory: Stories of Mexico by David Lida; Among Prisoners by Frank Manley; and The Angel on the Roof: The Stories of Russell Banks by Russell Banks)