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The Georgia Review Summer 1985

Table of Contents


A Consuming Passion: Food and “Film Noir”

by J. P. Telotte

Sourdoughs, Filibusters, and a One-Eared Mule

by Will Baker

The Intentional Alligator


The Seducer and the Seduced

by Richard Watson

Mister Argus

by Louise Erdrich


by James Sallis

About Talking

by Kath M. Anderson

After the Company Moves Out, History Seeks Its Level

by Robert Lietz


by Ben Howard

Keeping Change

by John Frederick Nims


by Marc Harshman

Preposterous & The Real World

by Jim Hall

Sometimes We Throw Things in the Car, Fast

by Gary Gildner

The Fault

by Jessica Greenbaum

The Garden of Eden

by Ralph Wilson

Treasuring the Snapshot

by David Ray

Wanting Winter

by Carol Henrikson

Watching the Boy Watching the Funeral from the Riverbed

by Rex Wilder

Where Tide

by Philip Booth

Why the Shakers Didn’t Write Poetry

by Gary Eddy

Breaking the Family Rhythms (on We Are Not in This Together by William Kittredge; The Invention of Flight by Susan Neville; Fetching the Dead by Scott R. Sanders; & Wind and Birds and Human Voices by Ellen Wilbur)

by Sterling Watson

Contemporary American Poetry: Does the Material World Exist? (on The Lamplit Answer by Gjertrud Schnackenberg; The Late Wisconsin Spring by John Koethe; Each Leaf Shines Separate by Rosanna Warren; Fugitive Angels by Jeanne Murray Walker; & For the New Year by Eric Pankey)

by Peter Stitt

on All the Olympians: A Biographical Portrait of the Irish Literary Renaissance by Ulick O’Connor

by R. B. Kershner

on Faces in a Single Tree; A Cycle of Monologues by Robert Pack

by Wyatt Prunty

on James Dickey: The Poet As Pitchman by Neal Bowers

by Stephen Corey

on Shakespearean Politics: Government and Misgovernment in the Great Histories by C. G. Thayer

by Robert H. West

on The Essays, Articles and Reviews of Evelyn Waugh by Donat Gallagher

by Gerald Weales

on The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton by Michael Mott

by Kieran Quinlan

on Unless Soul Clap Its Hands: Portraits and Passages by Erika Duncan

by Stephen Corey

on Women and Death: Linkages in Western Thought and Literature by Beth Ann Bassein

by Jacqueline Eis

Poetry Chapbooks: Things Invisible to See (on Engraved on Air by Millard Dunn; January Fire by Corrinne Hales; White Lies by Lane Jennings; Digging for Shark Teeth by Rick Lott; An American Peace by Peter Oresick; Woman in White by Toney Teague; The Glow by Robert Wrigley; & The American Zimmer by Paul Zimmer)

by Jared Carter


Summer 1985