F E A T U R E S

Letter to a Young Novelist
Mario Vargas Llosa
Translated by Natasha Wimmer


Either Or or And
An Enigmatic Moment in the History of “September 1, 1939”
Nicholas Jenkins

Psalmanazar The Amazing
Ben Downing

“An Holy and Blessed People”
The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism
George McKenna

F I C T I O N

A Poetry Reading
Yehuda Amichai
Translated by Barbara Harshav

Devotion
Adam Haslett

The End of the Good Party
Jean Ross Justice

P O E T R Y

Horace: Book 3, Ode 27
Alice Fulton

The Intellect of Woman

Annie Finch

A Se Stesso
A Petrarchan Sonnet
Dick Davis

Balloon
Patricia Goedicke

Love
Aaron Fagan

Umbra
Dana Goodyear

Darkness at Night
Tom Disch

A Boy Called Vanish
Dick Allen

When He Fell Backwards into His Coffin
Stanley Plumly

23.VI.99
Charles O. Hartman

In Riverside Park
Andrew McCord

Ten Things in the Jar
Jason Zuzga

R E V I E W S

Affective History
Howard R. Lamar

An Imperial Presidency
John Morton Blum

Eugenio Montale’s Last Words
John Taylor


Lawrence’s Major Phase
Thomas L. Jeffers

Fiction in Review
Ian McEwan & David Mitchell
Meghan O’Rourke

Poetry in Review

Alexander, Hix, Leader, Skinner
Stephen Burt

Recordings in Review
Richard Rogers at 100
Paul Gruber