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a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
History of Neuroscience in Autobiography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
The Hopkins Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ibsen Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Medical Biography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Niels Bohr Collected Works     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Žižek Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Wallace Stevens Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
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ISSN (Print) 1939-6589 - ISSN (Online) 1939-9774
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  • Five Poems
    • Abstract: For every reader, there are, I suppose, images that take on a totemic quality. These images seem somehow radiant and obscure: their brilliance catches the mind's eye, and yet the depths of their significances seem unsoundable. We apprehend them without comprehending them. Our desire to see them fully leads us to look at them again and again, to linger over them, to contemplate them. Paradoxically, the more we come to understand them, the more mysterious these images may appear to us. As we approach their significances, they recede, in a kind of labyrinthine semantic dance. And so again we turn to the stanza or poem, the story or the page in the novel. (Or, mutatis mutandis, to the memory, the photograph, the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • Overpass Ivy
    • Abstract: —I love the mountains, I love the rolling ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Replacement
    • Abstract: This flesh still feels tight at the joints, its fabric stretching like a new sweater. The slightest movement sends a pulsing heat into the stitches, and there are hundreds of them—grating across my ribs, needling into the recesses behind my ears, and pushing tiny daggers up through the soles of my feet. As she rests her head on my shoulder, it pulls the seam at the back of my neck close to splitting, and I flinch in pain."Are you all right'" she asks. The moon catches and breaks on the surface of her eyes, where it spins the green pinwheels of her irises. The shafted light paints her face in black and white, striking out half of her features, so that the other half emerge from the dark in a high, unnatural ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • Enrico Riley: Recent Work
    • Abstract: "Art making is interesting and so mysterious," Enrico Riley told an interviewer not long ago. "So interesting and so mysterious" is an apt description of his recent work as well. His bold, emphatic images engage us by seeming extremely specific: a card game, champagne glasses clinking, a dapper gent with a walking stick, a man with bound hands. His paintings hold our attention with their saturated, richly modulated color and their muscular drawing, yet at the same time, they puzzle us. Riley's images are all aggressively cropped. We see only fragments: the hands, manipulating the cards and holding the glasses; the elegant jacket, waistcoat, and boutonniere of the man with the stick; the back of the man with the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • Reunited
    • Abstract: Since his arrival, Damien had formed the habit of having breakfast in the restaurant across from his hotel. The menu was displayed in the window next to the entry door through very lifelike plastic models set in a vertical row on a wall behind the glass. Damien's favorite dish was an oversized bowl of imitation traditional black lacquer, red on the inside, that was filled with a congealed broth from which rose a weave of white, wavy noodles, clutched by a pair of chopsticks in midair, ready to be devoured. One week earlier he had watched with distaste as the passengers on the Paris-Seoul flight consumed the no-frills version of this dish, which took the form of a Styrofoam container that held a small brick of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • Stitching and Unstitching: Fabrications in Othello
    • Abstract: I first read the story of "Othello the Moor of Venice" in narrative form in Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare. Then I studied the play at school, in Sydney, Australia, aged 16. I saw it simply as a love story, disrupted by jealousy and interference. A few years later, I studied it again in the Tragedy component of my undergraduate degree course in English Literature. My professor taught us that a tragic hero's weaknesses were innately and paradoxically entwined with his strengths.I taught the play to consecutive classes of A-level English Literature students for years, from approximately 1985–2015. By then I had realized, of course, that the love story between Othello and Desdemona was complicated by issues of gender ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • "The Joy of The Rus'": Literature and Food
    • Abstract: It took me many years of reading Chekhov to realize how obsessed he was with food. His stories move so quickly, are so packed with non-comestible detail and psychic complexity, it's easy to miss how often and what his people are eating; and—although passionate in character and rhetoric—the narratives, long and short, are bereft of animal pleasures, and if those pleasures are present, they're assigned to a character who is either a pig, a fool, or a jerk, like the asinine brother in "Gooseberries," gorging on a dish of his homegrown sour fruit. Yes, there is some banqueting in "Lady with a Lapdog," and a fair quantity of tea, vodka, and kvass (the Russian beer made of black bread), but the reader doesn't get the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • Life On Mars
    • Abstract: Years ago, when I was a kid in the Bronx, and my brother Ron's father had just been killed, I came across this man who said he was from Mars. It was the summer, back in `06. The days were hot and sticky. We ate icies all day as we walked around outside, running to the pool to cool down and playing handball or basketball afterwards. The fire hydrants stayed open like skies during Noah's flood. At night, before we went to bed, we used to sit in front of the fan in the living room, watching TV over the drone of the spinning blades. The air was cooler at night, but we still slept splayed on our bodies like ragdolls, tighty-whities on full display to the moon.The sounds of our neighbors bickering, fighting, or just ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • Film Chronicle dir. by Akira Kurosawa, and: Stranger on the Third Floor by
           dir. by Boris Ingster, and: Spellbound dir. by Alfred Hitchcock, and: The
           Big Lebowski dir. by Joel and Ethan Coen, and: An American in Paris dir.
           by Vincente Minnelli, and: The Kid dir. by Charlie Chaplin, and: Le Grand
           Amour dir. by Pierre Étaix, and: Wild Strawberries dir. by Ingmar
           Bergman, and: A Midsummer Night's Dream dir. by Peter Hall (review)
    • Abstract: Dreams, also known as Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990), is highly personal, eccentric, and self-indulgent—the sort of film to be expected from a venerable and much-lauded director. Eighty years old when he shot Dreams, Kurosawa had nothing left to prove about his art, and he evidently felt free to dispense with conventional storytelling; for subject matter, he turned inward to fantasies recurrent through the nights of his life. The film's eight dream-vignettes, all given appropriate titles, usually feature a Kurosawa stand-in, a child or adult who more or less passively observes the phantasmagoric carryings-on. The adult stand-ins wear the director's trademark bucket hat, but as they gaze at dream landscapes in ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • Formal Protests: Dance, Race, and the Pandemic (review)
    • Abstract: On May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, a police officer killed George Floyd, a large African American man suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill, by pressing his knee against Floyd's throat for eight minutes and 46 seconds as he lay on the ground and fellow officers watched. On May 31, in Santa Monica, California, at one of many nationwide protests against police violence, four armed officers in arachnoid riot gear spanned a street, colleagues behind them, and faced a crowd. Jo'Artis Ratti, a large African American man, advanced to the front line of the protest, faced the armed and armored police, and began to dance.In the 1990s, Ratti and others devised a style of hip-hop dance called krump, which uses an abrupt ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • Inside Story: How to Write by Martin Amis (review)
    • Abstract: We expect any book by Martin Amis to make trouble for readers who think they know the difference between fiction and nonfiction. The troublemaking starts with the title of his new one: Inside Story: How to Write. Really' Inside what' Is this a promise to deliver the real scoop on "story" by somehow getting inside it' And can that promise be further explained by the banal, hopelessly corny "How to Write," as if it holds invaluable information for a would-be writer' Immediately the canny reader familiar with some of Amis's previous 17 books smells something fishy in the proffered "advice." From the outset, the central voice in this narrative, this piece of "life writing" should be taken with at least a ton of salt. ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • Guillotine by Eduardo C. Corral (review)
    • Abstract: Federico García Lorca—in his famous lecture "Theory and Play of the Duende," which he presented in Argentina in 1933—describes duende as a goblin that "will not approach at all if he does not see the possibility of death, if he is not convinced he will circle death's house." Duende was Lorca's way of broaching the heightened emotion, grit, and struggle implicit in his favorite artwork. Duende, he said, is not an angel or a muse—both of which are far too polite!—but rather, "A mysterious power that all may feel and no philosophy can explain." "All love songs," says Nick Cave, "must contain duende. For the love song is never truly happy."Poems with duende can trigger us. They are impolite. They surprise us with ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • Empires by John Balaban (review)
    • Abstract: The ghost of Robert Lowell haunts John Balaban's seventh poetry collection, Empires. Like Lowell, whose fierce moral sensibility designates him as the poetic conscience of his generation, Balaban displays in this viscerally compelling book a similar revulsion to the craven ideologies that undergird empires.Having read Oswald Spengler's Decline of the West as an undergraduate, Balaban learned early that empires have life cycles, that once they become overly ambitious, seeking to extend their influence over other nations, the consequences for people and other nations become catastrophic. As empires devote more and more of their accumulated wealth to military expenditures, they eventually reach a tipping point, a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • On Seamus Heaney by R. F. Foster (review)
    • Abstract: In contrast to the manic and often suicidal modern American poets from Berryman and Jarrell to Plath and Sexton, Seamus Heaney (1939–2013) led a sane, stable and happily married life. When a friend asked, "Are you really as nice as you seem'" he wittily replied, "I have been cursed with a fairly decent set of impulses." His sweet voice and Irish accent, his charisma and charm, made him a great reader of his poetry—the dramatic equal of Dylan Thomas and Allen Ginsberg.Heaney's dazzling technique and poignant content provide another striking contrast to most contemporary poets, hatched in creative writing courses, who produce little more than banal prose in broken lines. Heaney believed "the main thing is to write / ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • 3 Nights of the Perseids by Ned Balbo, and: The Cylburn Touch-Me-Nots by
           Ned Balbo (review)
    • Abstract: Three aspects of Ned Balbo's work come up in almost every discussion of his poetry, and for good reason. Balbo's technical wizardry as a formalist, the tender but unflinching gaze he directs toward his own family history, and his encyclopedic knowledge of American popular culture have, throughout his enviable career, driven his most memorable poems and poem cycles. Balbo's two 2019 collections—the Richard Wilbur Awardwinning 3 Nights of the Perseids and The Cylburn Touch-Me-Nots, which won the New Criterion Poetry Prize—are not exceptions.From their respective opening poems, "Rare Book and Reader" and "Crow Hour," both books find Balbo bending the sounds and rhythms of his lines to the poems' varied needs. The ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
  • Notes on Contributors
    • Abstract: JOHN WALL BARGER is the author of four books of poetry, including The Mean Game (Palimpsest, 2019). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Cincinnati Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and elsewhere. He lives in West Philadelphia, and teaches creative writing at the University of the Arts.BRUCE BOND is the author of 27 books including Plurality and the Poetics of Self (Palgrave, 2019), Words Written Against the Walls of the City (LSU, 2019), Scar (Etruscan, 2020), The Calling (Parlor, 2021), Behemoth (New Criterion Prize, Criterion Books, 2021), and Patmos (Juniper Prize, U. of MA, 2021). His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including seven editions of Best ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00-05:00
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