October 1997

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Volume 85, No. 4
October 1997
The Yale Review

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F E A T U R E S

An American Singer
Peter G. Davis

The Appetite for Truth
On Melville’s Shorter Fiction
John Updike

Sorrowing
Maribeth Fischer

On the Heights
Scenes from the Life of a Bishop
Paul Moore Jr.

Gift from a Lost World
Grace Schulman

Keats and the Aesthetic Ideal
David Bromwich

F I C T I O N

The Queen of Sheba Is Afraid of Snow
Joanna Scott

P O E T R Y

Back Yard Boogie Woogie
Half February
Charles Wright

Erotic Energy
Secrets
Chase Twichell

Where You Are
Mark Doty

Russian Lessons
Charles O. Hartman

The Code of Napolean
David Lehman

Never in Life
Matthew Sweeney

This Late
Denver Butson

A Killing Frost
Jay Parini

On Myth
Rachel Hadas

R E V I E W S

The Search for American Heroes
Howard Lamar

An Impossible Survival
John Taylor

Fiction in Review
The Comic Elegance of Ann Beattie
Lorin Stein

Poetry in Review
Charles Wright and Jorie Graham
Willard Spiegelman

Recordings in Review
Theater Music of Kurt Weill
Paul Gruber

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Half February

Charles Wright
October 1, 1997

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