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The Georgia Review Fall 1997

Table of Contents


“Not as a Leaf”: Southern Poetry and the Innovation of Tradition

by Fred Chappell


by Jane Brox

Echo and Narcissus: The Fearful Logic of Postmodern Thought

by David Bosworth

A Globe of Glass

by Sonia Gernes

About Stones

by Dixie Partridge

After Moving to a Place Where I Do Not Know the Names of Plants and Birds

by William Wenthe

Authors in Hell

by Richard Cecil

Bringing Back the Bones

by Gary Fincke

Family Reunion

by Dabney Stuart


by Laura Bernstein

God, My Daughter Guesses,

by Carol Varner

Insomniacs’ Debating Society

by Charles Simic

Last Days

by Donald Hall


by Betty Adcock

Never to the Present

by Mark Johnston

Sister Mary Appassionata Praises Those Who Love to Watch

by David Citino

The Exigency of Rhyme

by David R. Slavitt

The Prodigal Son Paraphrases a Plagiarist

by Dionisio D. Martínez

These Privileges Doth the Wolf Hold to This Hour

by Andrew Hudgins

A Quiet Dialogue

by Bruce Knecht

An Animal of the Sixth Day by Laura Fargas

by Diane Mehta

Essayists, Obsessions, and Hardcovers (on Art & Anger: Essays on Politics and the Imagination by Ilan Stavans; Walking Possession: Essays and Reviews, 1968-93 by Ian Hamilton; The Night Is Large: Collected Essays 1938-1995 by Martin Gardner; & No Passion Spent: Essays 1978-1996 by George Steiner)

by Sanford Pinsker

In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country by Kim Barnes

by Karen Weekes

Landscapes of Mind and Matter (on A Vision of Nature: Traces of the Original World by Michael Tobias; Political Landscape: The Art History of Nature by Martin Warnke; & Landscape in America by George F. Thompson)

by Edward Butscher

Lullabies in Reverse (on Invisible Horses by Patricia Goedicke; Green Ash, Red Maple, Black Gum by Michael Waters; Trespasser by R. T. Smith; Stalking Joy by Margaret Benbow; & Heavy Grace by Robert Cording)

by Jeff Gundy

on All We Need of Hell by Harry Crews

by Allen Shepherd

on Distant Friends and Intimate Strangers by Charles East

by Steven Harvey

on Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing by Henry Petroski

by Sanford Pinsker

on The Sibling Society by Robert Bly

by Gary Corseri

The Vigil by C. K. Williams

by Victoria Martinez


Fall 1997