F E A T U R E S

A Culture of Biography
Justin Kaplan

The Wreck on the Five-Twenty-Five
Thornton Wilder
with a note by Donald Gallup


Conceivable Aliens

Alan Trachtenberg

F I C T I O N

Stones
Peter Gordon


P O E T R Y

Death the Whore

Anthony Hecht

The City in the Lilac
Chase Twichell

Is Memory
James Laughlin

Transit Authority

Tony Sanders

What You Find in the Woods

James Longenbach

Walt Whitman Bathing
David Wagoner

R E V I E W S

Henry Kissinger's Chessboard of History
Gaddis Smith

A Modern Antique
Anne Hollander

Three Filmmakers as Culture Heroes
Adams P. Sitney

Fiction in Review
Francine Prose

Poetry in Review
Rachel Hadas

Recordings in Review
Dale Harris