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Overview

Most literary magazines focus on the craft of writing and cater to a highly select audience of writers, literary critics, and scholars of literature. In contrast, The Reader is a quarterly literary magazine aimed at the intelligent common reader, reaching out to an audience that ranges from students first encountering serious literature to professional academics and writers. Offered here in its autumn 2005 "Americans" issue, The Reader is a unique journal that celebrates the act...

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Overview

Most literary magazines focus on the craft of writing and cater to a highly select audience of writers, literary critics, and scholars of literature. In contrast, The Reader is a quarterly literary magazine aimed at the intelligent common reader, reaching out to an audience that ranges from students first encountering serious literature to professional academics and writers. Offered here in its autumn 2005 "Americans" issue, The Reader is a unique journal that celebrates the act of reading in all its forms and facets.

The Reader not only publishes short fiction and poetry by new and established writers but also contains many other features such as essays on language, writing, and reading; a literary quiz; a publishing industry gossip column, "Our Spy in NY"; and book reviews.
 
Highlights of the autumn issue include an article on Rebecca Solnit by Lawrence Weschler; a piece on the emergence of the novel in the United States by Michael Schmidt; and essays on the works of Carson McCullers, Anne Bradstreet, and Toni Morrison.
The Reader offers rich, engaging reading for book lovers, combining high-quality content with a genuine commitment to the dedicated reader.

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Meet the Author

Jane Davis is based at the Reader Centre, University of Liverpool, and currently directs a major social inclusion project based on shared reading. With her colleague Sarah Coley, she launched The Reader in 1997.

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Table of Contents

editorial
Jane Davis  O Pioneers!
 
new poetry
Peter Robinson
16  Andrew Mayne
24  Alison Brackenbury
39  Martyn Halsall
53  Pauline Suett-Barbieri
64  Gale Lockhart Griffin
 
fiction
27  Tim Keane Gods
48  Azmeena Ladha Goodbye, Wallpaper
 
essays and interviews
11  Erica Wagner The Great Bridge
18  Julie Mars talks to Ann Stapleton
41  Michael Schmidt Enter America:  Aphra Behn
55  John Carey Feeding the mind
59  Chris Routledge American Literature and the Declaration of Independence
66  Irralie Doel Re-Piecing Memory:  Black American Women Writers
 
learning curve
74  Neil Curry For Years After:  Anthony Hecht 'More Light! More Light!'
77  Adam Piette's Practice of Poetry:  Accent and Mouthed Words in Carol Ann Duffy's 'Originality'
120  Ask the Reader Do We Need History to Read Literature?
 
reviews
82  Ann Stapeleton Julie MArs, A Month of Sundays
86  Bel Mooney  Beat Poets ed. Carmela Ciuraru and Kevin Young
89  John Scrivener John Haffenden, William Emspon, Vol 1:  Among the Mandarins
 
recommendations
92  Jacob Polley Penguin's Contemporary American Poetry
95  Lawrence Weschler Rebecca Solnit, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West
96  Kate McDonnel Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica
99  Claude Taylor John Franklin Bardin, The Deadly Percheron
102  Jan Goosey Anne Bradstreet
 
reading lives
106  Clark Blaise No Names Please
110  John Welch Life's Blood
 
the back end
116  Enid Stubin Our Spy in NY
122  Cassandra Crossword
123  Buck's Quiz
124  Contributors
126  Quiz and Puzzle Answers
127  James Bainbridge Potted Crabbe

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