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: 50th Anniversary Issue :

© Cover Art by David Battle

The Survival of the Imagination

The First Decade: 1941-1950

Editorial, Inaugural Issue
George R. Geiger, Philosophy and Social Change
Jessie Treichler, Homecoming
Arlo Wood, River Mouth
Edith Pearlman, Accommodators
Joshua Harmon, The Lighthouse Keeper
Scott Ely, The Sweeper
Joan Frank, Exquisite
Elizabeth Haas, Horses, Not Reindeer

The Second Decade: 1951-1960

David Reisman, Some Observations on Changes in Leisure Attitudes
Daniel Bell, Crime as an American Way of Life
Philip Levine, Letter to the Capitol
Bruce Jay Friedman, The Man They Threw Out of Jets
Nolan Miller, A New Life
Sylvia Plath, Black Rook in Rainy Weather
Anne Sexton, My Friend, My Friend

The Third Decade: 1961-1970

William Dickey, Those Who Have Burned
Cynthia Ozick, Cheever's Yankee Heritage
Mary Oliver, Dances at Banstead
William Trevor, A Happy Family
James Aronson, Mediations
Robert Creeley, A Testament
Allen Ginsberg, G.S. Reading Poesy at Princeton
Denise Levertov, Joie de Vivre
Richard Wilbur, For the Student Strikers

The Fourth Decade: 1971-1980

Joy Williams, The Route
Elaine Showalter, Killing the Angel in the House:The Autonomy of Women Writers
Clifford Geertz, Common Sense as a Cultural System
Annie Dillard, Doughnut
James Purdy, Short Papa
David St. John, A Sense of Things
Mary Gordon, Murder
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, The New Female Literary Culture

The Fifth Decade: 1981-1990

Mark Strand, Shooting Whales
Andrew M. Greeley, The Persistence of Diversity
Larry Levis, Though His Name Is Infinite, My Father Is Asleep
Raymond Carver, The Compartment
Gordon Lish, For Jeromé--With Love and Kisses
Craig Raine, In Modern Dress
Howard Moss, It
T. Coraghessan Boyle, Rupert Beersley and the Beggar Master of Sivani-Hoota
Joyce Carol Oates, Ancient Airs, Voices
Jorge Luis Borges, Paracelsus and the Rose
Gerald Early, The Color Purple as Everybody's Protest Art
Donald Justice, Seawind: A Song
Rick DeMarinis, The Flowers of Boredom
Paul Theroux, The Peking Express: Train Number 16
Jorie Graham, History

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