Issue 18, Fall 1997

Issue 18, Fall 1997

Faulkner Centennial Issue

“It is [the poet’s] privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.” — William Faulkner in his Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

Features include “The Homesick Letters of William Faulkner,” by Padgett Powell and Donald Kartiganer. Fiction by Mark Richard. Other contributors include Steve Yarbrough, Diane Roberts, Bern Keating, Vladimir Nabokov, William C. Ordiorne, and others.


FEATURES

The Homesick Letters of William Faulkner

On Coming Late to Faulkner
by Padgett Powell

The Long Shadow
by Donald Kartiganer

SHORT STORY

Memorial Day 
by Mark Richard

ESSAYS

Grandma's Table
by Steve Yarbrough

When You Can't Quit Your Baby
by Diane Roberts

SOUTHERN GALLERY

Joseph Blotner

Shelby Foote

Howard Bahr


DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Box

Dear OA

History by Bern Keating

Books by Fred Hobson

Short Reviews

Video by Randall Curb

Criticism by Vladimir Nabokov

Comics by P. Revess

Southern Scenes by William C. Ordiorne


COLUMNS

DEALER’S CHOICE
by Hal Crowther

WAVING NOT DROWNING
by Julia Reed

GONE OFF UP NORTH
by Roy Blount Jr.