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The Reader: 19 (Liverpool University Press - Reader)by Jane (edt) Davis
Synopses & Reviews
Most literary magazines focus on the craft of writing and cater to a highly select audience of writers, literary critics, and scholars of literature. In contrast, The Reader is a quarterly literary magazine aimed at the intelligent common reader, reaching out to an audience that ranges from students first encountering serious literature to professional academics and writers. Offered here in its autumn 2005 "Americans" issue, The Reader is a unique journal that celebrates the act of reading in all its forms and facets.
The Reader not only publishes short fiction and poetry by new and established writers but also contains many other features such as essays on language, writing, and reading; a literary quiz; a publishing industry gossip column, "Our Spy in NY"; and book reviews.
Highlights of the autumn issue include an article on Rebecca Solnit by Lawrence Weschler; a piece on the emergence of the novel in the United States by Michael Schmidt; and essays on the works of Carson McCullers, Anne Bradstreet, and Toni Morrison.
The Reader offers rich, engaging reading for book lovers, combining high-quality content with a genuine commitment to the dedicated reader.
About the Author
Jane Davis is based at the Reader Centre, University of Liverpool, and currently directs a major social inclusion project based on shared reading. With her colleague Sarah Coley, she launched The Reader in 1997.
Table of Contents
5 Jane Davis O Pioneers!
9 Peter Robinson
16 Andrew Mayne
24 Alison Brackenbury
39 Martyn Halsall
53 Pauline Suett-Barbieri
64 Gale Lockhart Griffin
27 Tim Keane Gods
48 Azmeena Ladha Goodbye, Wallpaper
essays and interviews
11 Erica Wagner The Great Bridge
18 Julie Mars talks to Ann Stapleton
41 Michael Schmidt Enter America: Aphra Behn
55 John Carey Feeding the mind
59 Chris Routledge American Literature and the Declaration of Independence
66 Irralie Doel Re-Piecing Memory: Black American Women Writers
74 Neil Curry For Years After: Anthony Hecht 'More Light! More Light!'
77 Adam Piette's Practice of Poetry: Accent and Mouthed Words in Carol Ann Duffy's 'Originality'
120 Ask the Reader Do We Need History to Read Literature?
82 Ann Stapeleton Julie MArs, A Month of Sundays
86 Bel Mooney Beat Poets ed. Carmela Ciuraru and Kevin Young
89 John Scrivener John Haffenden, William Emspon, Vol 1: Among the Mandarins
92 Jacob Polley Penguin's Contemporary American Poetry
95 Lawrence Weschler Rebecca Solnit, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West
96 Kate McDonnel Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica
99 Claude Taylor John Franklin Bardin, The Deadly Percheron
102 Jan Goosey Anne Bradstreet
106 Clark Blaise No Names Please
110 John Welch Life's Blood
the back end
116 Enid Stubin Our Spy in NY
122 Cassandra Crossword
123 Buck's Quiz
126 Quiz and Puzzle Answers
127 James Bainbridge Potted Crabbe
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