Winter 1978

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Winter 1978

Table of Contents

Essays

A Conspiracy Theory of Literature: Thoreau and You

Saul Bellow at Purdue

The Art of Excellence and the Art of the Unattainable

The Countenance You Show Me: Reading the Passions in the Eighteenth Century

The Language of Adventure

The Tragic Vision of The Possessed

Toward a Transhumanized Earth: Imagination, Science, and Future

Fiction

Stratagems

The Child

Poetry

Animals Who Remember

Cutting Beetle-Blighted Ponderosa Pine

Elegy

Filing System

High Field—First Day of Winter

Jackpot

Pine Cones

The Perfect Stranger

The Second Violinist’s Son

To the Cicada

Who

Art

Transfigures: Sketches in Clay

Reviews

on AfterJoyce: Studies in Fiction After Ulysses by Robert Martin Adams

on André Bazin by Dudley Andrew

on Ecrits by Jacques Lacan, Alan Sheridan; & Life and Death in Psychoanalysis by Jean Laplanche, Jeffrey Mehlman

on Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History by Mark Girouard; & The Work of Robert Adam by Geoffrey Beard

on On Moral Fiction by John Gardner

on Real and Imagined Worlds: The Novel and Social Science by Morroe Berger

on Remembering Poets: Reminiscences and Opinions by Donald Hall

on Some Trees by John Ashbery; Houseboat Days by John Ashbery; The Snow Poems by A. R. Ammons; The Selected Poems 1951-1977 by A. R. Ammons; &Selected Poems by Lucien Stryk

Roll, Presses, Roll: Recent Works on Black History (on Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and Autobiographies by John W. Blassingame; This Species of Property: Slave Life and Culture in the Old South by Leslie Howard Owens; & They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America by Ivan Van Sertima)

The Colonial South Rediscovered (on Intellectual Life in the Colonial South 1585-1763. 3 volumes by Richard Beale Davis)

The Stage Irishman as Academic (on The Irish Renaissance by Richard Fallis; The Celts: The People Who Came Out of the Darkness by Gerhard Herm; A Flann O’Brien Reader by Stephen Jones; & Celtic Heritage: Ancient Tradition in Ireland and Wales by Alwyn Rees, Brinley Rees)

Woman’s Work (on The Remembered Gate: Origins of American Feminism by Barbara J. Berg; The Lowell Offering: Writings by New England Mill Women (1840-1845) by Benita Eisler; The Factory Girls by Philip S. Foner; & Work by Louisa May Alcott, Sarah Elbert)

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