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The Georgia Review Winter 1977

Table of Contents


“Don Quixote” and the Theatre of Life and Art

by Frederick Willey

“History as Mores: Walker Percy’s” Lancelot

by Edward J. Cashin

Found in Translation: On the Social History of the Moral Imagination

by Clifford Geertz

Loren Eiseley: The Scientist as Literary Artist

by James M. Schwartz

Prometheus as Performer: Toward a Posthumanist Culture?

by Ihab Hassan

Blue Leaf in August

by Robert Canzoneri & J. Harold Upton

The Diary

by Jack Matthews

A Few Axioms for a Young Man

by Robert Penn Warren

And Yet

by Wayne Dodd

Dreams of Drowning

by Arlyne Lazerson

Holofernes Reminisces after Three Thousand Years

by Andrew Hudgins


by Robert Pack

Spacks Street

by Barry Spacks

The Channel Swimmer & Martyrdom: A Love Poem w

by Bin Ramke

To My Birthday Child

by Katherine Soniat


by John Unterecker

What I Know by Heart

by Richard Blessing

from Contemporary Icons

by Daniel S. Williams

on Mark Twain’s Notebooks & Journals, Volume I (1855-1873) Volume II (1877-1883) by Frederick Anderson, Michael B. Frank, Kenneth M. Sanderson, Lin Salamo, Bernard L. Stein

by Rayburn S. Moore

on 20th Century Journey: A Memoir of a Life and the Times by William L. Shirer; & Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby by Geoffrey Wolff

by Marjorie Smelstor

on A Glossary of Faulkner’s South by Calvin S. Brown; Faulkner’s Heroic Design: The Yoknapatawpha Novels by Lynn Gartrell Levins; & The Most Splendid Failure: Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury” by AndrĂ© Bleikasten

by Joseph Blotner

on A History of Modern Poetry: From the 1890’s to the High Modernist Mode by David Perkins

by James E. Breslin

on A Loving Gentleman: The Love Story of William Faulkner and Meta Carpenter by Meta Carpenter Wilde, Orin Borsten

by David Minter

on Clearing by Wendell Berry; The Swastika Poems by William Heyen; & Out-of-the-Body Travel by Stanley Plumly

by Peter Stitt

on Feathered Serpent and Smoking Mirror: The Gods and Cultures of Ancient Mexico by C. A. Burland, Werner Forman; A Guide to Ancient Mexican Ruins by C. Bruce Hunter; The Zapotecs: Princes, Priests and Peasants by Joseph W. Whitecotton; & An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs by Sylvanus Griswold Morley, J. Eric S. Thompson

by James Norman Schmidt

on Millions of Strange Shadows by Anthony Hecht; A Swim off the Rocks by Howard Moss; The Compass Flower by W. S. Merwin; Keeping Watch by Robert Pack; & Stars Which See, Stars Which Do Not See by Marvin Bell

by G.E. Murray

on Newdick’s Season of Frost: An Interrupted Biography of Robert Frost by William A. Sutton

by Margaret Haley Carpenter

on The Situation of Poetry: Contemporary Poetry and Its Traditions by Robert Pinsky

by Charles Molesworth


Winter 1977