July 2019

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Volume 107, No. 3
July 2019
The Yale Review

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Table of Contents

Nonfiction

Group of people on stage in dim light
Music

From Films to Operas

New interpretations of It's a Wonderful Life, The Exterminating Angel, and more
Dewey Faulkner
July 1, 2019
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Criticism

In the Time That Remains

Reflections on the poetry of Derek Mahon
Oana Sanziana Marian
July 1, 2019
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Essays

Listening to the Provinces

A painter’s letters home
Shifra Sharlin
July 1, 2019
A woman looks down mournfully in a still from the film Roma.
Film

On "Roma"

A review of Alfonso Cuarón's film
Charles Taylor
July 1, 2019
Illustration with three black and white photos of men and a box holding a pasture with running horses
Criticism

One Man’s Modernism

J. R. R. Tolkien
James Trilling
July 1, 2019
An image of the book cover Anniversaries by Uwe Johnson.
Books

The Fiction of Uwe Johnson

A review of Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl
Marta Figlerowicz
July 1, 2019
A man stands behind a large plant.
Film

The Films of Alice Rohrwacher

A review of the director's work in Italian cinema
Elizabeth Leake
July 1, 2019
An image of an old coin.
Essays

The Virtues and Vices of Speech

On truthfulness, deception, flattery, and more
Giovanni Gioviano Pontano,
G. W. Pigman III
July 1, 2019
A still image from film of a creature running through the woods who appears to look like Bigfoot.
essays

The Wild Man Within

Peter Matthiessen’s Bigfoot
Jeff Wheelwright
July 1, 2019

Criticism

The book cover Feel Free by Nick Laird.
Criticism

The Poetry of Nick Laird

A review of Feel Free
Stephen Yenser
July 1, 2019

Fiction

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fiction

I Can See Your House from Here

Jean McGarry
July 1, 2019
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fiction

Man Overboard

Jean McGarry
July 1, 2019

Poetry

Evolution, No. 13, Group VI by Hilma af Klint, 1908.
Poetry

Afterlife

Richard Kenney
July 1, 2019
A painting of a dog. Rhodesian Ridgeback by Carl Friedrich Schulz.
poetry

Arcade

Esther Schor
July 1, 2019
Denise at Her Dressing Table by Mary Cassatt,  1908-09.
Poetry

Beauty

Sara Wallace
July 1, 2019
A wall of pottery. A Change in the Weather by Edmund de Waal, 2007.
poetry

Clay

Luis H. Francia
July 1, 2019
Lester Young and Billie Holiday talk to each other. Credit:  Lester Young and Billie Holiday, public domain.
Poetry

Deep Song

Cornelius Eady
July 1, 2019
Raphaelle Peale, Still Life with Cake, 1818
poetry

Easier Done

Constantine Contogenis
July 1, 2019
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poetry

Eight Radioactive Tableaux (with Venus and Adonis)

Justin Quinn
July 1, 2019
A woman playing an instrument.  Nana Buluku an Orisha of Candomblé / Creative Commons
Poetry

Eleanoir and Huff’s New Blues and Gospel

Nathaniel Mackey
July 1, 2019
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Poetry

Finalists

Geoffrey Hill
July 1, 2019
Men play pool in a bar at night. The Night Cafe by Vincent Van Gogh, 1888.
Poetry

Five Prose Poems

Charles Baudelaire
July 1, 2019
A bronze sculpture of a boy. Augusta Savage, Gamin, 1929.
poetry

Four Days

Cornelius Eady
July 1, 2019
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poetry

Loose Talk

Katie Donovan
July 1, 2019
A rorschach inkblot. Ninth blot of the Rorshach inkblot test by Hermann Rorschach, 1921.
poetry

My Enemy

David Danoff
July 1, 2019
A shadow of a face underneath water. Philosophy by Gustav Klimt, 1907.
poetry

Oracle

Warren Slesinger
July 1, 2019
Morning Sun by Edward Hopper, 1952
poetry

Pax

Richard Kenney
July 1, 2019
A painting of two sisters. The Two Sisters by Théodore Chassériau, 1843.
poetry

Prodigal

Deborah Diemont
July 1, 2019
Portrait of a Man with a Quilted Sleeve by Titian, 1509.
poetry

Ring

Debora Lidov
July 1, 2019
Henri Rousseau, The Sleeping Gypsy, 1897.
poetry

Sestina

William Virgil Davis
July 1, 2019
A self-portrait of Edvard Munch. Self-Portrait in Hell by Edvard Munch, 1903.
poetry

Shadow

Morri Creech
July 1, 2019
Still from Meshes of the Afternoon, 1943. Woman looks out of a window.
Poetry

Summer Visitation

Eamon Grennan
July 1, 2019
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poetry

Sunday with George

Elisabeth Murawski
July 1, 2019
A painting of a hillside. Los Angeles hills by Mischa Askenazy, 1888-1961.
Poetry

The Night’s Cascade

Garrett Hongo
July 1, 2019
Painting of sea anemones. Various sea anemones by Giacomo Merculiano, 1893.
poetry

The Reef

Rachel Trousdale
July 1, 2019
Desert Sky by Edgar Payne, 1930. A landscape painting of a desert and blue, cloudy sky.
poetry

The Southwest Part of the Truth

Ioanna Carlsen
July 1, 2019
Photo of Jupiter from Voyager 1, 1979.
poetry

“It’s Complicated”

Catherine Stearns
July 1, 2019

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