: Fall 2019 :

Redux Lish
Vol.: 
77
No.: 
4

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Our lead story "Atention!" is vintage Gordon Lish.  Lish forces you--the reader--to pay attention to every word, every turn of what links one paragraph with another. The first few lines may have some reaching for their red pens. Malorthographobes and grammarians will want to fasten their seat-belts as this piece may be a rough--yet,  enjoyable--read.

Heinrich Böll’s “Cause of Death: Hooked Nose (translated by Robert C. Conard) captures Nobel laureate Böll’s vivid imagery about the corollary of unfettered hatred, unchallenged propaganda, and fearful inertia for countries, communities, and consciences. Böll is an expert at describing the merciless fallout bestowed upon those assisting in the pursuit of a final solution that instead produces explosions of guilt and erupted minds. Poignant then.  Pertinent today.

In  Kevin Honold's essay "The Questing Beast," readers join him on his bike journey throughout the American west that becomes a retreat for his mind and spirit. Honold’s diagrammatic descriptions of the people and places he encounters along the way complement his perpending about his and our collective struggle to guess life’s purpose and appreciate our creator.  Picturesque descriptions.  Piercing considerations.

Poetry by prominent and promising poets such as Jeffrey Herrick's "Parasomnia" and Leslie Adrienne Miller's "Last Words" round out this issue that concludes with our "Poetry Today "Erota and Autobiography: Six Greek Poetesses."

Editorial

Robert S. Fogarty,  “Gordon Lish Redux”
Read the editorial.

Essays

Kevin Honold, The Questing Beast

Fiction

Gordon Lish, "Atention!"
Robert Conard, translation of Cause of Death: Hooked Nose by Heinrich Böll (1947)
Mika Seifert, Eptember Seleventh
Maura Stanton, Hunters in the Snow
Dennis Kennedy, The Woman on the Fifth Floor
Christina Ward-Niven, Eileen's Hand
Marilyn Abildskov, Calligraphy
H. E. Francis, True Light

Poetry

Jeffrey Herrick, Parasomnia
Leslie Adrienne Miller, Last Words
Jacqueline Osherow, Views of Ideal Cities: Urbino, Baltimore, Berlin
Allan Kaplan, 1937: Generalissimo Fanco
Robert Lynn, I Can't Say Delayed Layover in Milwaukee with a Straight Face Because

Et Cetera

John Taylor, Poetry Today: “Erota and Autobiography: Six Greek Poetesses”

Book Reviews

The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po)" by Ha Jin translated by Anis Shivani.

Soft Targets by Deborah Landau.

Selected Poems by Vasko Popa

One Lark, One Horse by Michael Hofmann

Dear Delinquent by Ann Townsend.

Contributors

Friends of The Antioch Review

Cover 

David Battle

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