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The Georgia Review Fall/Winter 2006

Table of Contents

Special Feature

“Into the Hectic Unknown”: Correspondence from the Archives of The Georgia Review, 1947-76

by Conrad Aiken, Pearl S. Buck, Leo Connellan, Harry Crews, James Dickey, Albert Einstein, T. S. Eliot, Jesse Hill Ford, John Gardner, George Garrett, Richard Howard, Katherine Anne Porter, Lewis P. Simpson, Allen Tate, Lionel Trilling, Evelyn Waugh, E. B. White, Edmund Wilson, and others

Peripheral Pleasures: Letters to Russell Banks, Daniel Holpern, and Stanley Plumly

by Sebastian Matthews & William Matthews

Conscientious Thinking: Fundamentalism, Nihilism, and the Problem of Value during the Demise of the Scientific Worldview

by David Bosworth

Dimitra’s Path

by Alison Cadbury


by Tracy Daugherty

Construction & The Inventions of Memory

by William Matthews

Dear Editor

by Amy Newman

I’m Glorious in My Destruction Like an Atomic Bomb

by Diane Seuss

The Novel

by Frank X. Gaspar

Twelfth Night

by Lawrence Raab

Twentieth Anniversary

by Eamon Grennan

Two living wills & “As the story was told and told again”

by Bob Hicok


by Michael Kenna

Smoke Walking

by Debbie Fleming Caffery

Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium by Jeet Heer, Kent Worcester

by Louis Phillips

Confronting the Demons (on The One Voice of James Dickey: His Letters and Life, 1970—1997, edited by Gordon Van Ness; and A Poet’s Prose: Selected Writings of Louise Bogan, edited by Mary Kinzie)

by Jeffrey Meyers

In Another Country (on The Devil’s Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square by James Traub; Hotel Kid: A Times Square Childhood by Stephen Lewis; All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s by Daniel Kane; Inside Greenwich Village: A New York City Neighborhood, 1898–1918 by Gerald W. McFarland; Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York by Paul Goldberger; & Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan by Philip Lopate)

by Karen Swenson

on Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren, Volume 3: Triumph and Transition, 1943-1952 by Randy Hendricks, James A. Perkins, and William Bedford Clark

by Hugh Ruppersburg

on The Land’s Wild Music: Encounters With Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Terry Tempest Williams, And James Galvin by Mark Tredinnick

by Deborah Straw

State of the Arts (on Barnstorm: Contemporary Wisconsin Fiction by Raphael Kadushin; Forged in Fire: Essays by Idaho Writers by Mary Clearman Blew and Phil Druker; The Poets of New Jersey: From Colonial to Contemporary by Emanuel di Pasquale, Frank Finale, and Sander Zulauf)

by Pat MacEnulty

Stories True and Not: Six Anthologies of Our “Best” Writing (on The Best American Short Stories 2004, edited by Lorrie Moore; The O. Henry Prize Stories 2005, edited by Laura Furman; New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best 2005, edited by Shannon Ravenel; Pushcart Prize XXIX: Best of the Small Presses, 2005 edition, edited by Bill Henderson; The Best American Mystery Stories 2004, edited by Nelson DeMille; and The Best American Sports Writing 2004, edited by Richard Ben Kramer)

by Edward Butscher

The Alignments (on Considerations of Earth and Sky by Temple Cone; Radiant Field by Naomi K. Long; His Longing: (The Small Penis Oratorio) by Paul Allen; Solstice by Emmy Pérez; The Wrong End of the Rainbow by Charles Wright; The Minimalist’s How-to Handbook by Karl Elder; Myths of Electricity by Kevin Meaux; The Lowell Poems by Tom Sexton; and Days When Nothing Happens by David Tucker)

by Paul Zimmer

The Letter of the Life (on The Always Present Present: Letters-Poems by Renée Weiss and Theodore Weiss; The Letters of Robert Lowell, edited by Saskia Hamilton; A Wild Perfection: The Selected Letters of James Wright, edited by Anne Wright and Saundra Rose Maley; and Love, Amy: The Selected Letters of Amy Clampitt, edited by Willard Spiegelman)

by Judith Kitchen

Then, Who Is the Editor of the English Language? (on Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of Dr. Johnson’s Dictionary by Henry Hitchings; Lost for Words: The Hidden History of the Oxford English Dictionary by Lynda Mugglestone; and Dictionary Days: A Defining Passion by Ilan Stavans)

by Ron Smith


Fall/Winter 2006