November 1990–Spring 1990

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Volume 79, No. 3
November 1990–Spring 1990
The Yale Review

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"In Doubt and Thus Alive"
Killarney Clary

Throwing Away the Top of the Ladder
James Conant

The Power of the Podium
Lydia Goehr

A Field Guide to Lesser Desires
Elizabeth Macklin


Edgar Bowers

Two Poems
Chase Twichell

Tom Disch

To the Reader
James Merrill

Who Was Randall Jarrell?
Langdon Hammer

Rhetoric Revived
Richard Johnson

Goings and Comings

Jean Sudrann

Two Poems
Lynne McMahon

Field Trip
Carol Muske

Alexander Thorburn

Rachel Hadas

Forensic Biography
Cynthia Zarin

Voices from the Other Europe
Jonas Zdanys

Two Poems
Henri Cole

Two Poems
Dick Davis

Accepting the Body
Mary Stewart Hammond


The Art of Eating Words
Jeanne Schinto

Battery Park City: Utopian Poetics in the Urban Greenhouse
Marc Wortman

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Merrill with Mask of Keats and Head of Hermes. Courtesy Washington University in St. Louis Special Collections.

To the Reader

James Merrill
November 1, 1990

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