Issue 20, Spring 1998

Issue 20, Spring 1998

 

“I adore the praise of the public, no mistake. But the primary motive must be unpublic. Much more, I’d guess, the inner journey of the imagination itself. There is the ecstasy.” — Barry Hannah in “Why I Write”

Featuring Carson McCullers. Fiction by Jill McCorkle. Essays by Alan Jacobs and Barry Hannah on “Why I Write.” Poetry with Charles Wright. “Southern Dining” by John T. Edge.

Other contributors include Hal Crowther, Julia Reed, Roy Blount, Jr., P. Revess, Tom Piazza, and Randall Curb.


Features

SEPARATE WORLDS
by Jim Yardley

ILLUMINATION AND NIGHT GLARE 
by Carson McCullers

CLOSING THE BOOK 
by Edward Humes


Essays

WHY I WRITE
by Barry Hannah

WHAT I WAS (AFRAID OF) 
by Alan Jacobs

YOUR HUSBAND IS CHEATING ON US 
a story by Jill McCorkle


Columns & Departments

DEALER’S CHOICE 
by Hal Crowther

WAVING NOT DROWNING 
by Julia Reed

GONE OFF UP NORTH 
by Roy Blount Jr.

SOUTHERN DINING
by John T. Edge

SOUTHERN GALLERY

COMICS
by P. Revess

SOUTHERN MUSIC
by Tom Piazza

BOOK REVIEW
by Randall Curb

POETRY
by Charles Wright


Cover: Illustration by Scott Eagle