When I first met Yvor Winters 26 years ago, on my arrival as a new instructor in the Stanford English Department, he was nearly 52 years old and I was 27. I could not then have imagined that at 53 I would dare to write a little memoir about him. Al [...]
Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case, By Allen Weinstein. Knopf. $15.00.
THE question of motives and allegiance has colored debate on the Hiss-Chambers case ever since Chambers' accusations were first publicized 30 years ago. Chambers, Hiss, and Richard [...]
Dubin's Lives. By Bernard Malamud. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $10.00.
Ever since "The Lady of the Lake" and "The Last Mohican," which helped to win the first of his National Book Awards, Bernard Malamud has written with admirable versatility about p [...]
She does not use the wheelchair. It is folded against the wall near the ice-cream packer, the wheels and frame shining like nothing else in her store. The chair she sits in is of a dirty green, its tiny wheels invisible, its torn seat protected fro [...]
Christine/Annette. By Albert J, Guerard. Dutton. $17. 95.
As if in defiant celebration of his retirement at 70 from Stanford University, Albert J. Guerard published last June his seventh novel, Christine/Annette. Five of his six books of criticism [...]
I had rather judge a Witch to be an honest woman, than judge an honest woman as a Witch.
The fall of Richard Nixon accelerated a process that had begun for me four years earlier. I had taught an under-graduate se [...]