F E A T U R E S

The Intellectuals at the End of Socialism
Richard Rorty

Style and Context

Vincent Scully

The Religion-Making Imagination of Joseph Smith
Harold Bloom

Days of 1952
James Merrill

Mensur
The Cherished Scar
Peter Gay

The Schools for Husbands, Act II
Richard Wilbur

From My Cornell Notebooks
Charles Simic

F I C T I O N

Wingbeat
Vladimir Nabokov

The Annex
Amy Hempel

Talking Dog
Francine Prose

P O E T R Y

A Call for Papers
John Ashbery

Lamium
September Twilight
Vespers

Louise Glück

Earrings Dangling and Miles of Desert
Gary Snyder

Rachel
In Those Years

Adrienne Rich

Endings
Mona Van Duyn

Coastscape and Mr. Begley
Sandra McPherson

Angels Grieving Over the Dead Christ
Gjertrud Schnackenberg

Tiberius Learns of the Resurrection
Gjertrud Schnackenberg

R E V I E W S

The War in the Gulf
Michael Howard

The Art of Discovery
Jonathan Spence

The Pornography Debate
Sara Suleri

Speaking with an Iddish Accent
Jonathan Lear


Imps

George Greenstein

Fiction in Review
Marilynne Robinson

Poetry in Review
Robert Pinsky

Recordings in Review
William Weaver