Vol. 1, No. 3 & 4, Spring 1983

About the Cover

The boy’s name is Metrofou Krukof, an Aleut. The photograph was taken on St. Paul Island circa 1870. It was most likely taken by an itinerant photographer who went to St. Paul on an Alaska Commercial Company vessel. The Aleuts of St. Paul were quite prosperous at this time; they ordered their clothing and other goods direct from San Francisco.

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Table of Contents


The Nature of Life is Pain Abby Rosenthal
The Man in the Blue Suit Joan Michelson
Counting the Chickens Charles Aukema
Hearts Emily Reinhardt


Nightflight to O’Hare Field Martin Grossman
Snow Susan Watson
Silhouette Readout Jeffrey Skinner
Owning Up Jeffrey Skinner
Never Fathers Carol Durak
A Dead Man’s Place in the Garden David James
Eagle Country Jerah Chadwick
Modes Albert Cook
A Way Nancy McCleery
Native Growth Darrell Bourque
A Rose for Solitude Sam Hamill


Theme and Technique in Joyce’s “Araby” and Faulkner’s “That Evening Sun” William J. Handy
O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato: The Telling of the “Ultimate War Story” Graham Forst
Ted Hughes: Poet as Teacher Sheila Johnson
Lines of Convergence: The Stories of Bernard Malamud and Flannery O’Connor Anthony S. Magistrale
Echoes by Robert Creeley, a review Steven Horowitz


Reflections of the Philosophy of Literary Interpretation
A review essay of P.D. Juhl’s Interpretation: An Essay in the Philosophy of Literary Criticism
William R. Schroeder