October 2016

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Volume 104, No. 4
October 2016
The Yale Review

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On Wanting to Say [spoken slowly, by a poorly received writer to a poet]
William Gass

The Iliad, an Affair of Honor
Steven Smith

The Longest Poem in the English Language
James Longenbach

On Situating Sylvia Townsend Warner
Elizabeth Powers

Friendship, Time, and the Sabbath
Ronald Sharp


Eye of Tylor
Gerald Majer

The Real Thing
Sheila Kohler


Sunday Mirror
Stephen Edgar

The Bickers
Pastry Level
Mary Jo Salter

Letter to Laren
Wet Paint
Stanley Moss

The Right Fit for Sure
Richard Howard

The Last Page
Molly McQuade

Jean Ross Justice

Some Comfort in a Smaller Field of Vision
Leslie McGrath

The Show Opens Tomorrow
Deborah Garrison

Morri Creech

A New English Grammar
Jeff Dolven

Mary Stewart Hammond


Fiction in Review Anne Tyler
Greg Johnson

Poetry in Review James Lasdun, John Koethe
Stephen Burt

Recordings in Review The new traditionalists
Timothy Young

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