April 1992

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Volume 80, No. 1
April 1992
The Yale Review

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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

Table of Contents

Nonfiction

Black and white photo of light coming through windows in the apse of San Vitale in Ravenna with mosaics. Courtesy N.P. Sullo.
Essays

Days of 1952

On the rapture of experiencing art in solitude
James Merrill
April 1, 1992

Poetry

John Ashbery, Icarus, collage, 2010. © Estate of John Ashbery, courtesy Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York.
Poetry

A Call for Papers

John Ashbery
September 20, 2021
Antoine-François-Jean Claudet, “[Multiple Exposures of the Moon],” 1846-52. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Poetry

In Those Years

Adrienne Rich
April 1, 1992
Odilon Redon, Droom, 1878–1882. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Poetry

Lamium

Louise Glück
April 1, 1992
Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos
Poetry

Rachel

Adrienne Rich
April 1, 1992
An open mouth; Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos
Poetry

September Twilight

Louise Glück
April 1, 1992
Theo Colenbrander, Flower Market, 1917. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Poetry

Vespers

Louise Glück
April 1, 1992

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