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The Georgia Review Spring 1983

Table of Contents


“At Least I Have Made a Woman of Her”: Images of Women in Twentieth-Century Literature

by Joyce Carol Oates

“Frankenstein” and the Anatomy of Horror

by James B. Twitchell

from Tristram’s Rhapsody: Tristram’s Attack on Science

by Richard Moore

Letter to Dumas (translated by Rosanna Warren)

by Gérard de Nerval

The “Last Madness” of Gérard de Nerval


The Establishment of Science

by Thomas Hawkins Johnson

The Object of Performance: Aesthetics in the Seventies

by Henry M. Sayre

Octavie (translated by Rosanna Warren)

by Gérard de Nerval

Ride Fly, Penetrate Loiter

by Barry Hannah

“Coalbrookdale at Night” by Phillipe Jacques de Loutherbourg

by Stanley Plumly


by Alvin Greenberg

Air Inversions

by David Weiss

At Loxahatchie

by Mary Oliver

Cardinal Points

by Alex Stevens

Change of Address

by Peter Sacks

Christine Falls

by Wendy Battin


by Mary Oliver

Emmeline Stacks the Deck

by Kathryn MacDonald

Emmeline Trips the Light Fantastic

by Kathryn MacDonald


by Mary Swander

On All Your Fingers

by Wayne Dodd

Sometimes Music Rises

by Wayne Dodd

Spring at Arm’s Length

by Charles Vandersee


by Bin Ramke

The Final Prospect

by Carl L. Stach

The Peony Fields

by Tom Lucas


by Laura Fargas


by Baron Wormser

Documenting Environmental Design Arts (on The Georgia Catalog: Historic American Buildings Survey, A Guide to the Architecture of the State by John Linley; Landmark Homes of Georgia, 1733-1983: 250 Years of Architecture, Interiors and Gardens by Van Jones Martin, William Robert Mitchell, Jr.)

by Hubert B. Owens

on Pursuing Melville, 1940-1980: Chapters and Essays by Merton M. Sealts, Jr.

by Gay Wilson Allen

on Season of the Strangler by Madison Jones

by Jan Nordby Gretlund

on The Book Known as Q: A Consideration of Shakespeare’s Sonnets by Robert Giroux

by C.G. Thayer

on The Siege: The First Eight Years of an Autistic Child with an Epilogue, Fifteen Years Later by Clara Claiborne Park

by Brina Caplan

Reinventing the Eclogues (on Against Our Vanishing: Winter Conversations with Allen Grossman on the The Ory and Practice of Poetry by Mark Halliday)

by Donald Davie

Stages of Reality: The Mind/Body Problem in Contemporary Poetry (on Selected Poems by Mark Strand; Selected Poems by Galway Kinnell; & PM/AM: New and Selected Poems by Linda Pastan)

by Peter Stitt

Why Johnny Shouldn’t Read (on What Was Literature? Class And Mass Society by Leslie Fiedler)

by Sanford Pinsker

from “Old Wives Tale”

by Julie Jensen


Spring 1983