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The Georgia Review Spring/Summer 1990

Table of Contents


Deceptive Cadences

by Norma Marder

My Introduction to Katherine Anne Porter


Powerful Red Dogs: Excerpts from a Painter’s Studio Notes (

by Pam Smith

A Perfectly Happy Woman

by Patricia Matthews


by Susan Neville

How Do You Do, Mister Cat

by Sena Jeter Naslund


by Angelica Kiedrowski

No Evidence Has Been Found

by Camille Norton


by Sandy Huss

War and Peace

by Kelly Cherry

A Dialectic for Spring Quarter

by Patricia Ver Ellen

A Field of Rape

by Debora Greger

Arguments of Everlasting

by Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Built with the Same Beauty

by Elizabeth Kirschner

Conversation with Isadora Duncan

by Molly Bendall & Isadora Duncan

For Wiley, Age Six Months

by Patricia Goedicke

From the Front Door: to the Mailbox and Back

by Melanie Almeder


by Donna Masini

In the Garden of Earthly Delights

by Julie Suk

In Which I Forgive My Mother Her Intentions

by Ava Leavell Haymon

Men’s Middles

by Kelly Everding

News of a Death

by Jean Burden

Painting No. 21 (Palo Duro Canyon), 1916

by Michael Lukas

Salt of the Earth

by Kathleen Atkins

Time Was, She Declares

by Adrienne Bond

To the One Lost on the Other Side

by Mekeel McBride

A Want Ad (on Parties by Elizabeth Seydel Morgan; Where the World Is by Janet Kauffman; Green the Witch-hazel Wood by Emily Hiestand; Waving from Shore by Lisel Mueller; & Grace Notes by Rita Dove)

by Judith Kitchen

Achieving Women (on Building Domestic Liberty: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Architectural Feminism by Polly Wynn Allen; Ellen Glasgow’s Reasonable Doubts: A Collection of Her Writings by Julius Rowan Raper; & Gender, Race, and Region in the Writings of Grace King, Ruth McEnery Stuart, And Kate Chopin by Helen Taylor)

by Patricia Meyer Spacks

Ambiguous Womeriy Unwomanly Ambitions (on Life/lines: Theorizing Women’s Autobiography by Bella Brodzki and Celeste Schenck; The Private Self: Theory and Practice of Women’s Autobiographical Writings by Shari Benstock; & Writing a Woman’s Life by Carolyn G. Heilbrun)

by Mary Drake McFeely

Challenging the Hierarchies (on Reading in Detail: Aesthetics and the Feminine by Naomi Schor; The Pirate’s Fiancee: Feminism, Reading, Postmodernism by Meaghan Morris; & The Feminist Spectator as Critic by Jill Dolan and Ann Arbor)

by Marianne DeKoven

on All-American Girl: The Ideal of Real Womanhood in Mid-Nineteenth Century America by Frances B. Cogan

by Jacqueline Eis

on Herself Beheld: The Literature of the Looking Glass by Jenijoy La Belle

by Alison Townsend

on Looking On: Images of Femininity in the Visual Arts and Media by Rosemary Betterton

by Allison Graham

on Reading in America: Literature and Social History by Cathy N. Davidson

by Stephen Enniss

on Sexual Visions: Images of Gender in Science and Medicine Between the Eighteenth and Twentieth Centuries by Ludmilla Jordanova

by R. B. Kershner

on The Sisters’ Arts: The Writing and Painting of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell by Diane Filby Gillespie

by Alistair M. Duckworth

on The World, the Flesh, and Angels by Mary B. Campbell

by Jessica Greenbaum

on Where the Meanings Are: Feminism and Cultural Spaces by Catharine R. Stimpson

by Catherine A. Rogers

on Wildish Things: An Anthology of New Irish Women’s Writing by Ailbhe Smyth

by Victor Luftig

Some Recent Herstories (on Obscene Gestures for Women by Janet Kauffman; After You’ve Gone by Alice Adams; Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle by Ellen Gilchrist; Confessions of a Bad Girl by Bette Pesetsky; & The Women Who Walk by Nancy Huddleston Packer)

by Greg Johnson

Unfinished Lives of Sylvia Plath (on Sylvia Plath: A Biography by Linda Wagner-Martin & Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath by Anne Stevenson)

by Edward Butscher


Spring/Summer 1990