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The Georgia Review Summer 1982

Table of Contents

Special Feature

Chief Joseph of The Nez Perce

by Robert Penn Warren & R. P. W.

Milford’s “Zelda” and the Poetics of the New Feminist Biography

by William H. Epstein

Standing on the Extreme Verge in “King Lear” and Other High Places

by Bert O. States

Storytelling in Early Afro-American Fiction: Frederick Douglass’ “The Heroic Slave”

by Robert B. Stepto

The Politics of Development: The Social Psychology of Erik Krikson

by Robert D. Holsworth

Obediah’s Wings

by Earl Waters

The James Boys Ride Again

by Robert Taylor Jr.

This Heat

by Pam Durban

A Fine Day for Straw Hats

by Louis Simpson


by Grace Schulman

another poem that returns him to his beginnings

by Alvin Greenberg


by Michelle Boisseau

Feeding the Ducks

by Leonard Nathan


by Miller Williams

In a Different House

by Harriet Susskind

Just Now

by Ted Kooser

On the Shore of Onondaga


The Childless

by Robley Wilson Jr.

The Names of the Rapids

by Jonathan Holden

The Visit

by John Unterecker

Today I Am Envying the Glorious Mexicans

by Michael Blumenthal

What Comes Back

by Elaine Epstein

Hawks at Length (on Hawks on Hawks by Joseph McBride)

by Gerald Weales

on Foreigners: The Making of American Literature, 1900-1940 by Marcus Klein

by John Yow

on Solomon’s Daughter by C. E. Poverman

by Victoria Nelson

on The Greeks by Kenneth Dover

by Edward E Best, Jr

The Con Man as Covert Cultural Hero (on The Confidence Man in American Literature by Gary Lindberg)

by Sanford Pinsker

The Objective Mode in Contemporary Lyric Poetry (on Antarctic Taveller by Katha Pollitt; Northern Lights by Susan Ludvigson; The Expectations of Light by Pattiann Rogers; For the Sleepwalkers by Edward Hirsch; & Brotherly Love by Daniel Hoffman)

by Peter Stitt

Poetry as a Way of Life: An Interview with Robert Penn Warren

by Robert Penn Warren & David Farrell


Summer 1982