Massimo Bacigalupo is Professor of American Literature at the Facoltà di Lingue of the University of Genoa, Italy. He is author of The Forméd Trace: The Later Poetry of Ezra Pound (1980) and of essays, translations, and editions of Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Melville, Dickinson, Frost, Stevens, Pound, Eliot, H.D., Heaney, and others. An associate of Paideuma and Poesia and a regular reviewer for The Modern Language Review, American Literary Scholarship, and other periodicals, he was awarded the Premio Internazionale Monselice per la traduzione, the major Italian prize of its kind, for his translation of The Prelude (1990). He has taught at Barnard College and at the Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Ireland, and lives in Rapallo.
Sidney Feshbach, retired from the English Department at City College—CUNY, is affiliated with the Philosophy Department, University of Massachussetts—Amherst, and is President of the James Joyce Society. He has published articles on Joyce, Stevens, Hermann Broch, Marcel Duchamp, A.M. Klein, and Empedocles. “A Pretext” is taken from a book on the poetic methods of Stevens.
Anthony Hunt, Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, has been a Fulbright lecturer in American literature at the University of Wroclaw (Poland, 1975–76) and at the University of Osijek (Croatia, 1986–87). Hunt has published or presented work on William Carlos Williams, Ernest Hemingway, Derek Walcott, and Gary Snyder as well as translations of Spanish poems and selections from his own poetry. For over twenty years the primary focus of his academic research has been Snyder’s long poem, Mountains and Rivers without End (1996). Hunt’s book-length manuscript on Snyder’s poem is currently under consideration for publication.
Marina MacKay recently completed her doctoral thesis on evil and performance in Angus Wilson’s fiction. She teaches English Literature at the University of East Anglia and is currently writing on multiculturalism, Somerset Maugham, and George Eliot.
Miriam B. Mandel, Senior Lecturer in the English Department of Tel Aviv University, has published essays on Austen, Mansfield, Housman, Fitzgerald, Conrad, and Hemingway. She is the author of Reading Hemingway: The Facts in the Fictions (1995), and a companion volume, Reading Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon, is in press. Her article, “Across the River and Into the Trees: Reading the Brusadelli Stories,” appeared in JML, XIX, 2.
David G. Nicholls is Chair of the Department of American Culture and Literature at Bilkent University, Turkey. He is the author of Conjuring the Folk: Forms of Modernity in African America (2000) and co-editor of The Penguin New Writing in India (1993). From 1991 to 1993, he was Editor of Chicago Review.
David Raabe is Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he teaches American poetry and fiction. He has written articles on American poets and Ernest Hemingway, whose formative Oak Park and Chicago periods are his current interest.
Claude Nathalie Thomas was born in Marseille, France, but spent part of her childhood in California. She attended Bryn Mawr College, then returned to France, where she worked as a journalist and translator of literature from English and Russian into French. For many years, she translated major works by Paul Bowles and Jane Bowles. Recently, she translated a hitherto unpublished novel by the American writer, John Hopkins, under the title, Adieu, Alice.
Daniel Thomières is Professor of American Liteature at the University of Reims (France). His two research areas are the novels of John Cowper Powys and the question of identity in fiction seen in its theoretical and practical dimensions (especially through the representation of women in American literature).
Colin Wilcockson has been a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge University, for twenty-six years, for most of which time he was the Director of Studies in English. He is now an Emeritus Fellow, although he continues to teach Old and Middle English. He has published books, articles, and reviews, mainly on medieval and Renaissance literature (he is one of the editors of The Riverside Chaucer), and also on David Jones, whom he knew personally for some twenty years.
David G. Williams is Lecturer at the University of Reading, England. He is currently working on...