October 1995

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Volume 83, No. 4
October 1995
The Yale Review

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F E A T U R E S

Old Foes with New Faces
William Gaddis

Ideal Worlds
The Idyll of the Russian Intelligentsia
Priscilla Roosevelt

Commonplaces
Berel Lang

F I C T I O N

Gods
Vladimir Nabokov

A Chinese Geisha
Paul West

P O E T R Y

Rhapsody on Czech Themes
James Merrill

Cantilever
I, Too
John Ashbery

Cold Comfort
Jessica Hornik

Seattle to Boston
Joanie Mackowski

In a Taxi in Kashmir
Andrew McCord

The Behavior of Birds
Ruth Whitman

Native Tongue
Bruce Bond

Songs My Mother Taught Me
John Koethe

R E V I E W S

Disciplining the Disciplines
Two Views
Howard Lamar

The Centenary of Jean Renoir
Gilberto Perez

Clutching Their Past about Them
Mary Price

Adding Up Beauty and Truth
Edward T. Cone

Fiction in Review
New Novels by Jane Smiley and Anne Tyler
Lorrie Moore

Poetry in Review
Masters, Young and Old
James Longenbach

Recordings in Review
Orpheus Britannicus Redivivus—the Purcell Tercentenary
Dewey Faulkner

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Poetry

Graphic with pudding. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos
Poetry

Cantilever

John Ashbery
October 1, 1995
Graphic with dishwasher and birdhouses. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos
Poetry

I, Too

John Ashbery
October 1, 1995
Charles Bridge in Prague covered in mist. Adapted from R. Boed / Creative Commons.
Poetry

Rhapsody on Czech Themes

James Merrill
October 1, 1995

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