Winter 1977



Winter 1977

Table of Contents


“Don Quixote” and the Theatre of Life and Art

“History as Mores: Walker Percy’s” Lancelot

Found in Translation: On the Social History of the Moral Imagination

Loren Eiseley: The Scientist as Literary Artist

Prometheus as Performer: Toward a Posthumanist Culture?


Blue Leaf in August

The Diary


A Few Axioms for a Young Man

And Yet

Dreams of Drowning

Holofernes Reminisces after Three Thousand Years


Spacks Street

The Channel Swimmer & Martyrdom: A Love Poem w

To My Birthday Child


What I Know by Heart


from Contemporary Icons


on Mark Twain’s Notebooks & Journals, Volume I (1855-1873) Volume II (1877-1883) by Frederick Anderson, Michael B. Frank, Kenneth M. Sanderson, Lin Salamo, Bernard L. Stein

on 20th Century Journey: A Memoir of a Life and the Times by William L. Shirer; & Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby by Geoffrey Wolff

on A Glossary of Faulkner’s South by Calvin S. Brown; Faulkner’s Heroic Design: The Yoknapatawpha Novels by Lynn Gartrell Levins; & The Most Splendid Failure: Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury” by André Bleikasten

on A History of Modern Poetry: From the 1890’s to the High Modernist Mode by David Perkins

on A Loving Gentleman: The Love Story of William Faulkner and Meta Carpenter by Meta Carpenter Wilde, Orin Borsten

on Clearing by Wendell Berry; The Swastika Poems by William Heyen; & Out-of-the-Body Travel by Stanley Plumly

on Feathered Serpent and Smoking Mirror: The Gods and Cultures of Ancient Mexico by C. A. Burland, Werner Forman; A Guide to Ancient Mexican Ruins by C. Bruce Hunter; The Zapotecs: Princes, Priests and Peasants by Joseph W. Whitecotton; & An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs by Sylvanus Griswold Morley, J. Eric S. Thompson

on Millions of Strange Shadows by Anthony Hecht; A Swim off the Rocks by Howard Moss; The Compass Flower by W. S. Merwin; Keeping Watch by Robert Pack; & Stars Which See, Stars Which Do Not See by Marvin Bell

on Newdick’s Season of Frost: An Interrupted Biography of Robert Frost by William A. Sutton

on The Situation of Poetry: Contemporary Poetry and Its Traditions by Robert Pinsky