Summer 1976



Summer 1976

Table of Contents


Leopards in Connecticut

Nabokov’s Despair: Tinker to Evers to Chance

Narcissus in the Text

Stevens’ Rock and Criticism as Cure, II

The Golden Fleece and the Voice of the Shuttle: Economy in Literary Theory


Death Sentence

Inside Norman Mailer


Beyond the Margin of My Eyes

Down; Breather; Datum; It is Said; Crumbs; & Ascending

Green & By Way of a Supplement

Madrid, 1974

Piero di Cosimo, Iii: Venus and Mars

The Adulterers’ Letters

The Phone Call

The Wives


Tintypes and Archetypes


on Partial Magic: The Novel as a Self-Conscious Genre by Robert Alter

on Robert Frost: A Living Voice by Reginald Cook; & Letters of Hart Crane and His Family by Thomas S. W. Lewis

on Structuralism in Literature by Robert Scholes; & Structuralist Poetics by Jonathan Culler

on The Cartoon History of the American Revolution by Michael Wynn Jones; John Trumbull: Patriot-Artist of the American Revolution by Irma B. Jaffe; William Blake’s “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” (facsimile) by Geoffrey Keynes; & William Blake’s “America” (facsimile) by G. E. Bentley, Jr.

on The Surface of Earth by Reynolds Price