Winter 1984



Winter 1984

Table of Contents


Big Brother Is You, Watching

Facts and Fictions in Scientific Discourse: The Case of Ether

How to Be an Ideologue

Selections from Down in My Heart and Two New Poems

The End of Metaphor


Music of the Spheres: A Leib Goldkorn Adventure

Olaf’s Calling


Clayfeld’s Vision of the Next Beginning


New Year

Night Ways

Square Dance

The Anatomy of the Crab Is Repetitive and Rhythmical

The Consolation of Touch


To Rise, So Suddenly

Wearing Ear Protectors



Are You Singing, Sister? Drawings of Apartheid South Africa


American Indian Legacy (on Native American Renaissance by Kenneth Lincoln; Reading the Fire: Essays in the Traditional Indian Literatures of the Far West by Jarold Ramsey; & Smoothing the Ground: Essays on Native American Oral Literature by Brian Swann)

on American Fictions, 1940-1980: A Comprehensive History and Critical Evaluation by Frederick R. Karl

on Aubade: A Teacher’s Notebook by Wallace Fowlie

on Concert in the Park of Culture by Edward Falco

on One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty

on Studies in Henry James by R. P. Blackmur, Veronica A. Makowsky

on The Dead and the Living by Sharon Olds

on The Land Before Her: Fantasy and Experience of the American Frontiers, 1630-1860 by Annette Kolodny

Poetry Chapbooks: Many Are Called (on Baker’s Dozen by Jim Aubert; The Way into Town by Roy Bentley; Along This Water by William Heyen; In New York City Air by James Humphrey; Kamikaze Polar Bear Sinks Nuclear Submarine by Roger Lell; Tarantulas on the Lifebuoy by Thomas Lux; Thinner You Grow by Richard Lyons; Philippe at His Bath by Constance Pierce; The Angel Poems by Liz Rosenberg; Finding the Path by R. T. Smith; & The Royal Nonesuch by Leon Stokesbury)

Scribbling Women (on Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America by Mary Kelley; & Insatiable Appetites: Twentieth-Century American Women’s Bestsellers by Madonne M. Miner)

Wisdom and Being in Contemporary American Poetry (on Laps by Michael Blumenthal; A Happy Childhood by William Matthews; Black Dog, Red Dog by Stephen Dobyns; Jacklight by Louise Erdrich; Days We Would Rather Know by Michael Blumenthal; & Rules of Sleep by Howard Moss)