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The Harpers Monthly • 159 Years, 1,819 Issues, 37,049 Articles, 242,748pp
Arts and Letters
Motives for Metaphor
On Moral Fiction, by John C. Gardner
The Harpers Monthly, October 1978, pp. 89-92
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      January 1978 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Letters, p. 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. MacNelly, pp. 4-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Easy Chair by Lewis H. Lapham, pp. 7-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. The Parable of the Talents by Ben L. Martin, pp. 12-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Writing on the Party's Terms by Charles Sawyer, pp. 25-32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Utopia in Trouble by Bjorn Kumm, pp. 33-38
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Mr. Hayakawa Goes to Washington by S.I. Hayakawa, pp. 39-43
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. In Another Country by J. Laughlin, pp. 44-45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. America's New Strategy of Containmnet by James Chace, pp. 46-54
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Juxtapositions by Brent C. Brolin, pp. 55-58
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Rat Song by Lewis Norden, pp. 59-65
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. Washington's World of Style by Tom Bethell, pp. 66-75
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. In Our Time by Tom Wolfe, p. 76
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. Notes on Fame by John Lahr, pp. 77-83
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Bad News Girls by Helen Yglesias, pp. 84-85 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Women's Room by Marilyn French
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Books in Brief by Frances Taliaferro, pp. 86-87 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Afterimages by Arlene Croce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Disappearances by Howard Frank Mosher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Assault with a Deadly Weapon by John Allen, Diane Hall Kelly, and Philip Heymann, ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Adultery and Other Choices by Andre Dubus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. The City Builder by George Konrad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. The Fourth Estate by Chilton Williamson, Jr., pp. 88-96
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. Puzzle by Richard Maltby, Jr., pp. 97-100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19. Cover painting by Rick Tulka
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      February 1978 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Letters, p. 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. MacNelly, pp. 6-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Easy Chair by Lewis H. Lapham, pp. 20-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. The Whodunit Shaggy by Reed Whittemore, p. 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Spain's Year of Wonders by John Midgley, pp. 23-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. A Handful of Dust by William Bates, pp. 30-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. The Sorrows of Travel by Edward Abbey, pp. 32-36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. The Arabian Ethos by Peter A. Iseman, pp. 37-56
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Engineering and the Female Mind by Samuel C. Florman, pp. 57-63
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Helmslet by Jim Hougan, pp. 64-70
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. My Father, Cont. by Frederick Busch, pp. 71-75
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. In Our Time by Tom Wolfe, pp. 76-77
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. Justice in the Stadium by Roger Rosenblatt, pp. 78-82
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Confessions of a Talk Show Host by Paul Theroux, p. 83 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Transatlantic Blues by Wilfrid Sheed
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Where the Wild Things Are by Barry Lopez, pp. 84-89 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Cult of the Wild by Boyce Rensberger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Thinking Animals by Paul Shepard
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Books in Brief by Jeffrey Burke and Rhoda Koenig, pp. 90-92 - 8 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Essays of E. B. White by E.B. White
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Freaks by Leslie A. Fiedler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Abortion in America by James C. Mohr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Forever Young by Jonathan Cott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Second Ring of Power by Carlos Castaneda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Big Bad Wolves by Joan Mellen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. The Black Marble by Joseph Wambaugh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Inklings by Geoffrey Wolff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. The Brief Life of a Poet by Calvin Trillin, pp. 93-94
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. American Miscellany by Peter McCabe, pp. 95-98
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19. Puzzle by E.R. Galli and Richard Maltby, Jr., pp. 99-102
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20. Cover painting by Rick Tulka
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      March 1978 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Letters, p. 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. MacNelly, pp. 5-8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Easy Chair by Lewis H. Lapham, pp. 9-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. The Palestinian Dilemma by T.D. Allman, pp. 18-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. The College Admissions Game by Richard W. Moll, pp. 24-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Gone by Alex B. Marton, pp. 27-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Diguising the Tax Burden by Paul Craig Roberts, pp. 32-42
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Political Technology by Daniel J. Boorstin, pp. 43-84
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. The Subterranean World of the Bomb by Ron Rosenbaum, pp. 85-105
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Wish You Were Here by Suzanne Mantell, pp. 106-109
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. The Village by Stephen Dixon, pp. 110-116
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. In Our Time by Tom Wolfe, p. 117
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dubious Hindsight by Wilfred Burchett, pp. 118-124 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Decent Interval by Frank Snepp
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        O Kipling, My Kipling by Timothy Foote, pp. 125-126 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling by Angus Wilson
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Books in Brief by Michael Malone, pp. 127-128 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Snow by Ruth Kirk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Writing (in General) and the Short Story (in Particular) by L. Rust Hills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Romance of American Communism by Vivian Gornick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Walking Dead by Peter Dickinson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. American Miscellany by Lowell Komie, pp. 129-133
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. Puzzle by Richard Maltby, Jr., pp. 134-136
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      April 1978 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Letters, p. 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. MacNelly, pp. 6-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Easy Chair by Lewis H. Lapham, pp. 12-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Improvisations on a Theme by Henry Kissinger by Michael Ledeen, pp. 15-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Moses in Egypt by Amos Perlmutter, pp. 18-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Birthmark; Fur Nature's Baby by Ibn Kenyatta, pp. 23-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Government and the Ruin of Private Education by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, pp. 28-42
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. The Child's Mind, pp. 43-60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Panama's Genial Despot by Joan Peters, pp. 61-70
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Mothers and Daughters by Patricia Evans, pp. 71-73
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. In Our Time by Tom Wolfe, p. 74
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Where Every Prospect Pleases by Hugh Kenner, pp. 75-77 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein, ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Oregon Experiment by Christopher Alexander, Murray Silverstein, and Shlomo Angel, ...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gin and Nostalgia by Robert Stone, pp. 78-82 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Human Factor by Graham Greene
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Books in Brief by Frances Taliaferro, pp. 83-85 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. An Armful of Warm Girl by W.M. Spackman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Mind Control by Peter Schrag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. The White Man's Indian by Robert F. Berkhofer, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Final Payments by Mary Gordon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Infanticide: Past and Present by Maria W. Piers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. Fourth Estate by Tom Bethell, pp. 86-93
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. American Miscellany by John Haines, pp. 94-98
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. Puzzle by E.R. Galli and Richard Maltby, Jr., pp. 99-102
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. Cover drawing by Atticus Lish
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      May 1978 Issue = 23 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Letters, p. 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. MacNelly, pp. 4-9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Easy Chair by Lewis H. Lapham, pp. 10-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. The Women of New Guinea by Hilda Morley, p. 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Eagles, Doves, and Hawks by Tom Gervasi, pp. 19-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. The Link by Arthur Gregor, pp. 21-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Virtue Rewarded by Sally Helgesen, pp. 23-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Sounds of Rapids of Laramie; River in Late August by W.S. Merwin, p. 27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Scissors in the Head by David Zane Mairowitz, pp. 28-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. A Long Row to Hoe by Anne Nelson, pp. 32-36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. The Balkanization of America by Kevin Phillips, pp. 37-47
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. Cutting the Ties That Bind by Roger Starr, pp. 48-58
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. I Want You I Need You I Love You by Julie Hecht, pp. 59-67
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Catholicism Berserk in the Holy Land by Jim Hougan, pp. 68-69 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Jerusalem Poker by Edward Whittemore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Two Passions by Ella Leffland, pp. 70-73 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Johnny, I Hardly Knew You by Edna O'Brien
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Nine and a Half Weeks by Elizabeth McNeill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spaces for the Weary and Glad by John Fischer, p. 74 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Body, Memory, and Architecture by Kent C. Bloomer and Charles W. Moore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Books in Brief by Jeffrey Burke, pp. 75-77 - 6 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Inconvenience of Living, and Other Acts of Folly by Marvin Cohen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Other People's Letters: A Memoir by Mina Curtiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Kalki by Gore Vidal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Metropolitan Life by Fran Lebowitz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Farewell Companions by James Plunkett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. After Midnight by Michael Grumley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. In Our Time by Tom Wolfe, p. 78
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19. Theater: The Great Gray Way by Martin Duberman, pp. 79-87
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Movies: Polyester Dreams by Philip Terzian, pp. 88-89 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Saturday Night Fever (1977 Film) by John Badham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      21. American Miscellany by Paul Zweig, pp. 90-95
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      22. Puzzle by E.R. Galli and Richard Maltby, Jr., pp. 96-98
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      23. Cover: Patchwork quilt by Elaine Miles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      June 1978 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Letters, p. 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. MacNelly, pp. 4-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Easy Chair by Lewis H. Lapham, pp. 13-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Technology's Minor Moments by Samuel C. Florman, pp. 16-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Rubber Tomatoes by Peter Schrag, pp. 24-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Christopher S. Wren, pp. 31-38
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Brief Lives: Merlin the CPA by Robert Davee, pp. 39-40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. The Wealth of Washington by Tom Bethell, pp. 41-60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. That Bright Grey Eye by Hilda Morley, pp. 61-62
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Spanish Harlem by Earl Shorris, pp. 63-77
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. The Lascivious Hedgehog by Jaroslav Hasek, pp. 78-79
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. In Our Time by Tom Wolfe, p. 80
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Debate of the Century (Con't). by John Chabot Smith, pp. 81-84 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case by Allen Weinstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. Evening Services Every Fourth Sunday by David Huddle, p. 85
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Passionate Few by Hayden Carruth, pp. 86-88 - 10 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. To a Blossoming Pear Tree by James Wright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Returning to Earth by Jim Harrison
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Cicada by John Haines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. In a Dusty Light by John Haines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Lucky Life by Gerald Stern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Thantog by Keith Wilson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. The Indian Rio Grande by Gene Frumkin and Stanley Noyes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. The Town Scold by Judith Johnson Sherwin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9. The Song of Songs by Marcia Falk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10. Collected Poems, 1948-1976 by Dannie Abse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Books in Brief, p. 89 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Airships by Barry Hannah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Great Fear by David Caute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Mutual Friend by Frederick Busch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass by Bruno Schulz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. Lost and Found by Philip Levine, pp. 90-93
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. American Miscellany by Otis G. Pike, pp. 94-99
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19. Puzzle by E.R. Galli and Richard Maltby, Jr., p. 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20. Cover photograph by Terry Stevenson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      July 1978 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Letters, p. 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. MacNelly, pp. 6-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Easy Chair by Lewis H. Lapham, pp. 11-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Arter Vietnam by Jeffrey A. Jay, pp. 14-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. II. The Myth of Public Innocence by Harrison Rainie, pp. 23-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Politics in the Woods by Gene Lyons, pp. 27-38
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Into Eritrea: Africa's Red Sea War by Edward Hoagland, pp. 39-54
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. The Canological Institute by Jaroslav Hasek, pp. 55-57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. More Catholic Than the Pope by Mary Gordon, pp. 58-69
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Q & A: Making Bricks Without Straw by Jean Rhys, pp. 70-72
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. In Our Time by Tom Wolfe, p. 73
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. Langlois's Bathtub by Diana Johnstone, pp. 74-81
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Muck, Memory, and Imagination by Margaret Drabble, pp. 82-83 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. The World According to Garp by John Irving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Critic as a Cultural Confidence Man by John Lahr, pp. 84-87 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. New York Jew by Alfred Kazin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Books in Brief, pp. 88-89 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Violet Clay by Gail Godwin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Set in Motion by Valerie Martin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Visible Man by George F. Gilder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. To Dance by Valery Panov and George Feifer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. American Miscellany by John Fischer, pp. 90-93
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. Puzzle by E.R. Galli and Richard Maltby, Jr., p. 94
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. Cover photograph by Bob Adelman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      August 1978 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Letters, p. 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. MacNelly, pp. 4-7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Easy Chair by Lewis H. Lapham, pp. 8-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. The Liberal Carter by Tom Bethell, pp. 18-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Bioethical Questions by Leonard C. Lewin, pp. 21-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Bed Side by Jean C. Howard, pp. 28-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Diagnosing Soviet Dissidents by Walter Reich, M.D., pp. 31-36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. From the History of the Party of Moderate Progress Within the Limits of the Law by Jaroslav Hasek, pp. 37-42
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Of Mites and Men by William Tucker, pp. 43-60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Walking on the Wall by Joel Agee, pp. 61-72
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. In Our Time by Tom Wolfe, pp. 73-74
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Egypt's Grand Illusion by T.D. Allman, pp. 75-80 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. In Search of Identity by Anwar El-Sadat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Baraka and Bloodshed by Timothy Foote, pp. 81-83 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. A Savage War of Peace by Alistair Horne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In Praise of Sheer Nonsense by Earl Shorris, pp. 84-85 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Life of the Mind: Thinking, Willing by Hannah Arendt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        News from the Sisterhood by Helen Yglesias, pp. 86-87 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Burning Questions by Alix Kates Shulman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Bad Connections by Joyce Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Perdido by Jill Robinson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Books in Brief, pp. 88-93 - 6 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Private War of Dr. Yamada by Lee Ruttle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Magic Journey by John Nichols
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Mara by Tova Reich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Vol. II by Thomas Ollive Mabbott and Edgar Allan Poe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. The Death of Woman Wang by Jonathan D. Spence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. American Miscellany by John Haines, pp. 94-99
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. Puzzle by E.R. Galli and Richard Maltby, Jr., pp. 100-102
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19. Cover photograph by Jerry Sarapochiello
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      September 1978 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Letters, p. 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. MacNelly, pp. 5-7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Easy Chair by Lewis H. Lapham, pp. 8-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. The Cancer Lottery by Herman T. Blumenthal, pp. 12-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Seminar in African Diplomacy by Ken Adelman, pp. 22-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Against Civil Disarmament by Don B. Kates, Jr., pp. 28-34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Prometheus Bound by George Gilder, pp. 35-42
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Oil and Water by Michael Harwood, pp. 43-64
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. The Other Zionism by I.F. Stone, pp. 65-73
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Ivan Illitch's Syllogism; And So the Simple Question Presents Itslef by Amos Oz, pp. 74-75
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Welcome to the Arrow Catcher Faire by Lewis Norden, pp. 76-82
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. In Our Time by Tom Wolfe, p. 83
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        RFK Enshrined by Walter Karp, pp. 84-89 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Robert Kennedy and His Times by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Books in Brief, pp. 90-94 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Families by Jane Howard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Execution of Charles Horman by Thomas Hauser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Wizard War by R.V. Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Shosha by Isaac Bashevis Singer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Cinder by Rick DeMarinis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. In Style by Jamie Wolf, pp. 95-99
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. American Miscellany by Richard Liebmann-Smith, pp. 100-102
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. Puzzle by Richard Maltby, Jr., pp. 103-123
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. Cover painting by Rick Tulka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      October 1978 Issue = 23 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Letters, pp. 4-7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. MacNelly, p. 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Easy Chair by Lewis H. Lapham, pp. 9-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. America's Interests in the Middle East by George W. Ball, pp. 18-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. In Darkest Academia by Cullen Murphy, pp. 24-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Moral Blueprints by Samuel C. Florman, pp. 30-33
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Exporting Pettifoggery by Tom Bethell, pp. 34-38
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Trendier Than Thou by Paul Seabury, pp. 39-60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. The Professions Under Siege by Jacques Barzun, pp. 61-68
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. The Little Red Coloring Book, pp. 69-72
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Works and Days by Eric Hoffer, pp. 73-78
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. Delivering by Andre Dubus, pp. 79-85
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. Death Mother by Frederick Morgan, pp. 86-87
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. In Our Time by Tom Wolfe, p. 88
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Motives for Metaphor by Ross Feld, pp. 89-92 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. On Moral Fiction by John C. Gardner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. The World Within the Word by William H. Gass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Eye of the Story by Eudora Welty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Truth, the Impartial Truth by Charles Nicol, pp. 93-94 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Books in Brief, pp. 95-98 - 7 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. American Caesar by William Manchester
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Messengers of Day by Anthony Powell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Leon Trotsky by Irving Howe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Ladies' Man by Richard Price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. In the Village of the Man by Loyd Little
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. Inventing Literary Lives by Hugh Kenner, pp. 99-101
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19. Twins by Harvey Stein, pp. 102-103
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Movies by Stuart Byron, pp. 104-108 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. A Wedding (1978 Film) by Robert Altman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      21. American Miscellany by Matthew Stevenson, pp. 109-111
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      22. Puzzle by E.R. Galli and Richard Maltby, Jr., p. 112
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      23. Cover photograph by Terry Stevenson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      November 1978 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Letters, p. 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. MacNelly, pp. 5-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Easy Chair by Lewis H. Lapham, pp. 14-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Proposition 13 = Catch 22 by Arthur I. Blaustein, pp. 18-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. After Ellis Island by Andrew M. Greeley, pp. 27-32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Too Rich for Heroes by Henry Fairlie, pp. 33-44
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. The Living by Annie Dillard, pp. 45-68
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Diplomatic Spoils by Roger Morris, pp. 69-75
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. The Echo of Narcissus by Matthew Stevenson, pp. 76-78
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. In Our Time by Tom Wolfe, pp. 79-80
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Excellence in Poetry by Hayden Carruth, pp. 81-87 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Collected Poems by Basil Bunting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Kicking the Leaves by Donald Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Twelve-Spoked Wheel Flashing by Marge Piercy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Weight of Light Verse by Francis J. Flaherty, pp. 88-89 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. The New Oxford Book of English Light Verse by Kingsley Amis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Books in Brief, pp. 90-92 - 6 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Congo Diary and Other Uncollected Pieces by Joseph Conrad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. I Was a Stranger by John Hackett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. The Peace Ship by Barbara S. Kraft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Facts of Life by Maureen Howard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Starship and the Canoe by Kenneth Brower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. The Fourth Estate by Earl Shorris, pp. 93-100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. American Miscellany by Jeffrey M. Green, pp. 101-103
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. If I Lay My Dreams On the Ground by Kristina McGrath, pp. 104-106
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. Puzzle by E.R. Galli and Richard Maltby, Jr., pp. 107-110
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. Cover photograph by Slim Aarons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      December 1978 Issue = 21 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Letters, p. 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. MacNelly, pp. 5-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Easy Chair by Lewis H. Lapham, pp. 12-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Treasure Houses by Robert L. Nessen, pp. 16-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Francisco, I'll Bring You Red Carnations by Philip Levine, pp. 20-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. The Last Days of the Labor Movement by Nicholas von Hoffman, pp. 22-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Songs, pp. 26-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Burning Darwin to Save Marx by Tom Bethell, pp. 31-40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. The Urban Crisis Leaves Town by T.D. Allman, pp. 41-58
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Confrontation by Arthur Koestler, pp. 59-67
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Scorched Earth That One Could Say by Hilda Morley, pp. 68-69
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. Espyonage by Willard R. Espy, pp. 70-73
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. Other Things Being Equal by David Suter, pp. 74-75
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. Theater by Martin Duberman, pp. 76-79
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Too Many Books by Paul Zweig, p. 80 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Flounder by Gunter Grass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Books in Brief, pp. 81-83 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney by B.H. Friedman and Flora Miller Irving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. My Moby Dick by William Humphrey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Keepers of the Game by Calvin Martin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Wrinkles by Charles Simmons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. In Our Time by Tom Wolfe, p. 84
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. The Fourth Estate by Craig Whitney, pp. 85-92
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19. American Miscellany by Jeffrey Burke, pp. 93-95
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20. Puzzle by E.R. Galli and Richard Maltby, Jr., p. 96
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      21. Cover photograph by Terry Stevenson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Issues of 1979 = 12 Issues, 243 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Issues of the 1980s = 10 Years, 119 Issues, 2,472 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Issues of 1980 = 11 Issues, 219 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Issues of 1981 = 12 Issues, 231 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Issues of 1982 = 12 Issues, 190 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Issues of 1983 = 12 Issues, 211 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Issues of 1984 = 12 Issues, 298 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Issues of 1985 = 12 Issues, 255 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Issues of 1986 = 12 Issues, 294 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Issues of 1987 = 12 Issues, 263 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Issues of 1988 = 12 Issues, 260 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Issues of 1989 = 12 Issues, 251 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Issues of the 1990s = 10 Years, 109 Issues, 2,094 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Issues of 1990 = 11 Issues, 220 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Issues of 1991 = 8 Issues, 151 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Issues of 1992 = 12 Issues, 255 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Issues of 1993 = 9 Issues, 183 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Issues of 1994 = 11 Issues, 224 Articles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. [+]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Issues of 1995 = 12 Issues, 221 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Issues of 1996 = 12 Issues, 227 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Issues of 1997 = 12 Issues, 213 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Issues of 1998 = 10 Issues, 182 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Issues of 1999 = 12 Issues, 218 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Issues of the 2000s = 9 Years, 87 Issues, 1,520 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Issues of 2000 = 11 Issues, 178 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Issues of 2001 = 12 Issues, 215 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Issues of 2002 = 12 Issues, 199 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Issues of 2003 = 11 Issues, 201 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Issues of 2004 = 10 Issues, 180 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Issues of 2005 = 12 Issues, 218 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Issues of 2006 = 11 Issues, 174 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Issues of 2007 = 2 Issues, 25 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Issues of 2009 = 6 Issues, 130 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Issues of the 2010s = 1 Year, 2 Issues, 39 Articles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Issues of 2010 = 2 Issues, 39 Articles