Issue 15, January / February 1997

Issue 15, January / February 1997


“I don’t think it’s in any way about an ultimate definition. Art never should be. The worst thing you can do with art is close it down, make it mean one thing. One of the reasons great art endures the centuries is because it is open.” — Curt Richter, photographer

Essay by Barry Hannah, The Dreamworld by Donald Roller Wilson, Fiction by Deno Trakas and Lewis Nordon. Photography by Curt Richter.

Columns by Michael D’Orso, Nicholas Dawidoff, Beverly Lowry, Eric Ormsby, and others.


FEATURES


ESSAY

Sermon With Meath 
by Barry Hannah 
Was Meath the big fool everyone thought he was?

ART PORTFOLIO

The Dreamworld of Donald Roller Wilson 
An Arkansas painter’s vision of the grandeur of monkeys, cats and dogs.

SHORT STORY

The New People 
by Lewis Nordon
The New People were very strange, but surely they weren’t dangerous.

PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY

Portraits Of Southern Writers 
by Curt Richter
It takes about seven years to capture the faces of Southern literature

SHORT STORY

Eugene
by Deno Trakas 
Guess who’s coming to dinner?


DEPARTMENTS


COLUMNS

DEALER’S CHOICE
by Hal Crowther 
Are the Fugitives still at large?

COMICS 
by P. Revess

GONE OFF UP NORTH 
by Roy Blount Jr. 
A cheap shot never hurt anyone, especially if Jackie O. said so.

MOVIE TALK

Up From the Ashes
by Michael D’Orso
Behind the scenes at Hollywood’s retelling of the Florida racial massacre.

MUSIC

Hell’s Half Acre 
by Nicholas Dawidoff 
The troubled history of country’s best brother act.

FAMILY LIFE

Shooting The Cat 
by Tony Earley
Who said killing a cat was easy?

BOOKS

South Of The Times 
by John Shelton Reed
How the South is taking over America.

SOUTHERN BESTSELLERS

A Book of our Own
by Beverly Lowry 
Why Gone with the Wind speaks to women all over the world.

VERSE

Finding A Portrait 
by Eric Ormsby