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Summer 1997

Summer 1997

Volume 73, Number 3

  • Carol Ascher’s “Der Rechte Weg”
  • Peter Bridges’s “Prince Albert and King Lothar”
  • Abe Kriegel’s “Up for Grabs”
  • Sanford Pinsker’s “Reading Faces/Reading Culture, Or How I Brooded About Three Writerly Photographs”
  • Stories by Carol Ascher, Peter Bridges, Abe Kriegel, and Sanford Pinsker
  • Poetry by Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen Cushman, Janet Sylvester, and David Bottoms
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Summer 1997

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Lincoln, Clinton, and Vaulting Ambition

          I have no spur      To prick the sides of my intent but only      Vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself      and falls on the other.                     —Macbeth. I. vii Ambition is [...]



Author Profiles

Peter Bridges received degrees from Dartmouth College and Columbia University, and after two years as an Army private spent three decades as an officer of the United States Foreign Service in Washington and at American embassies in Panama, Moscow,

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominat