Summer 1986

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Summer 1986

Table of Contents

Essays

A Tree, A Streamlined Fish, and a Self-Squared Dragon: Science as a Form of Culture

American Theater Watch, 1985–1986

Charles White: The People’s Artist

Degeneration: The Explanatory Nightmare

Fiction

After Moore

Life Drawing

Poetry

A Prologue to the “Georgics”

About Women & A Knowledge of Water

Construction

Distance & Taking Both Sides

Like

Picnicking on the Indian Grounds

Snapping Turtle

Tennyson Under the Yews

The Need for Shoes

The Promise of Light

Tracks in the Sand

What Can Be United

Whistle Maker & The Palace at 4 A.M.

Reviews

Listening to Emerson (on Emerson’s Demanding Optimism by Gertrude Reif Hughes & Emerson’s Romantic Style by Julie Ellison)

on Ezra Pound and Dorothy Shakespear: Their Letters, 1909-1914 by Omar Pound and A. Walton Litz

on Fictions in Autobiography: Studies in the Art of Self-Invention by Paul John Eakin

on Passing Through: A Fiction by Leon V. Driskell; Loving Belle Starr by Robert Taylor, Jr.

on The Periodic Table by Primo Levi and Raymond Rosenthal

on The Philosopher’s Diet: How to Lose Weight and Change the World by Richard Watson

on Toward the End: Closure and Structure in the American Short Story by John Gerlach

on Transparent Landscapes by Alane Rollings & Keeping Still, Mountain by John Engman

Poetry Chapbooks: Back to the Basics (on Summer Sleep by David Baker; Woman Speaking inside Film Noir by Gillian Conoley; Central States by Michael Heffernan; Shore Guide to Flocking Names by Robert Huff; The Fish Catcher by Pat Matsueda; Carolina Shout! by Shelby Stephenson; & The Armies, Vast and Abstract, Will Appear by Jet Wimp)

Staying at Home and Going Away (on The Long Approach by Maxine Kumin; A Fraction of Darkness by Linda Pastan; The Unborn by Rodney Jones; Selected Poems 1963-1983 by Charles Simic; & The Springhouse by Norman Dubie)

The New Ulysses (on Ulysses: A Critical and Synoptic Edition. 3 volumes by James Joyce and Hans Walter Gabler)

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