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Volume 122, Number 3, Summer 2014

Table of Contents

Current Books in Review

Mordant Wit

pp. xxxix-xli | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0092

Irwin on Fitzgerald

pp. xxxvii-xxxviii | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0075

Information Storage and the Joseph Story

pp. xli-xliii | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0093

A Rollicking Satire

pp. xliii-xlv | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0090

Epiphanies and Surprises

pp. xlv-xlvi | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0091


pp. xlvii-xlviii | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0078


A Change in the Weather

pp. 345-380 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0081

Animal Tracks

pp. 381-393 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0084


pp. 394-407 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0087

Lives Half-Lived

pp. 408-427 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0070

The Old Gentleman

pp. 428-444 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0073


An Underworld of Elegies

pp. 445-448 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0077


pp. 449-452 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0080


pp. 453-454 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0083

Harboring Spirits

pp. 455-458 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0086


Norman Mailer, Theodore Dreiser, and the Politics of American Literary History

pp. 459-472 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0089

The State of Letters

The Literary Feud

pp. 473-478 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0072

Sad Rags: Tales of Enchanted Dresses

pp. 478-483 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0076

Rome to Ravello with Set This House on Fire

pp. 484-494 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0079

Kathryn Stockett’s The Help: A Memoir

pp. 494-499 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0082

Joan Didion Daughter of Old California

pp. 500-505 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0085

Arts and Letters

Fairness and Reciprocity

pp. 506-514 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0088

Neville Jason’s Proust

pp. 514-519 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0071

Revaluation a Salute to Robertson Davies

pp. 519-521 | DOI: 10.1353/sew.2014.0074

In Memory of:

Maxine Kumin
Woman of Letters: poet, essayist, and critic.
Winner of the Aiken Taylor Award
in Modern American Poetry in 1995

Vern Rutsala
Poet, prose-poet, and teacher
contributor to the SR, 1982–2002

“For all the casual language,
there is precision of metaphor; for all
the quietness, a moving force;
and for all the commonplace experiences,
a genuine significance” — R. D. Spector

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