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The Georgia Review Winter 1988

Table of Contents


Comedy and Cultural Timing: The Lessons of Robert Benchley and Woody Allen

by Sanford Pinsker

Somewhere in the Eighties

by Colette Brooks

The Disappearance of Man

by O. B. Hardison Jr.

Reading Sign

by Karen Minton

The Classicist

by T. Alan Broughton

The Dark Snake

by Michael Dorris


by Edward Weismiller

Camille on Her Death Bed

by Michael Cadnum

Envy and the Violin

by Richard Zenith

Kid Gloves

by Sharon Bryan

Marching Music & The Betrothal

by Charles Simic


by John Frederick Nims

The Invisible Hand

by Robert Pack

Where the Body Ends

by Laurie Blauner

Isn’t It Gothic? (on Spirit Seizures by Melissa Pritchard; Ghostly Populations by Jack Matthews; Mourner at the Door by Gordon Lish; The Assignation by Joyce Carol Oates; & Blood and Water and Other Tales by Patrick McGrath)

by Greg Johnson

Mapping Freud’s Half-Hidden City (on Freud: A Life for Our Time by Peter Gay)

by Stephen Tapscott

on Half Savage and Hardy and Free: Women and Rural Radicalism in the Nineteenth-century Novel by Judith Weissman

by Jacqueline Eis

on Jane Austen: Her Life by Park Honan

by Alistair M. Duckworth

on Praises & Dispraises: Poetry And Politics, The 20th Century by Terrence Des Pres

by Stephen Corey

on Spiritual Quests: The Art and Craft of Religious Writing by William Zinsser

by Jim Peterson

on The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition by Bernard W. Bell

by Norman Harris

on William Carlos Williams, The Arts, and Literary Tradition by Peter Schmidt

by Carl Rapp

on Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author by Clifford Geertz

by Nicholas Bromell

The Elegies of Style (on April Galleons by John Ashbery; Tango by Daniel Halpern; & The Selected Poems of Tomaz Salamun by Tomaz Salamun, Robert Hass, and Charles Simic)

by Richard Jackson


Winter 1988