Vol 5, No. 3 & 4, Spring/Summer 1987 | Alaska Quarterly Review

Vol 5, No. 3 & 4, Spring/Summer 1987

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Last used by Exxon in Norton Sound in 1985 and Arco in Cook Inlet in 1984, “The Key Hawaii,” a state-of-the-art jack-up exploratory oil drilling rig, rests in storage in Resurrection Bay near Seward, Alaska. The sharp drop in world-wide oil prices in 1986 has brought much of the planned oil exploration in Alaska to a halt.

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Table of Contents


A Transient Harmony Terry Wiggs
Daniel Merrill Jack Gould
Holation Diane Glancy
The Fifth Time Martha Tiffany
Vreelund Jean Anderson
Nollie’s Baby Alice Blanchard
The Men Who Woke Up the Squirrels Dennis Post
Second Person Cris Mazza
Living Near the Edge Barbara Arno Modrack


Northslope Gerald Cable
Singer Sewing Machine Michel J. Englebert
Tornado (For My Father) Robert Hedin
Cane River Nocturne Stephen Knauth
The Uranium Mines Claudia Buckholts
The Harvest Alice Friman
The Recovery Daniel Bourne
The Fisher in the Fog Diane Reynolds
At Four in the Morning Diane Reynolds
Air, Lilies, Water Diane Reynolds
How it Feels to Fit Inside a Definition Diane Reynolds
After the Blow Paul Ruffin

Criticism and Philosophy

The Black Prince: Iris Murdoch and the Non-Traditional Novel Steven Strang
The Politics of Literary Theory Martin Donougho