Volume 30, Number 4 / 2009–2010

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Poetry
NATASHA TRETHEWEY   Elegy   /   Knowledge
EDUARDO C. CORRAL   Watermark
HOWARD ALTMANN   Animals
MATTHEW OLZMANN   Sir Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion
GEORGE LOONEY   Photo of a Cardinal
DAVID CAPLAN   Since Sleep Is One-Sixtieth of Death
LARRY BRADLEY   Exile  /  Fisherman
MARTHA RHODES   Misery  /   Where To
DAN STRYK  Alchemy of Habaneros
SHARA MCCALLUM   Gravid Gravitas

Fiction
DREW JOHNSON   Leave
THOMAS GOUGH   The Evening’s Peace
JOANN KOBIN   The Afterlife of Rita L. Stein
J.M. TYREE   My Other Family
GLEN POURCIAU   Son
CHAITI SEN   The Travelers
CHRISTINE SNEED   Interview with the Second Wife

Translations
YASUNARI KAWABATA   Lyric Poem
(translated from the Japanese by PAUL MARSTON)
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE   Impressions of America: Three Letters
(translated from the French by FREDERICK BROWN)

Cultural History
IGOR LUKES   The End of the Cold War: The Night the Masks Fell
JOSHUA HARMON   Fugitive Music

Literary Criticism
ROBERT ALTER   American Literary Style and the Presence of the King James Bible

Reflections
WILLIAM GILSON   Stone Faces
(with photographs by THOMAS E. GILSON)

Rediscoveries
JEAN ANTHELME BRILLAT-SAVARIN   The World of the Senses and the Nature of Taste (translated from the French by FAYETTE ROBINSON)

Contributors’ Notes

COVER ARTIST: Jennifer Riley