As a young man in rural Wales in the 40's, Richard Jones says that he experienced art as "simple communication." Poetry was as commonplace a part of life as the sermon in Puritan Massachusetts. When the man next door wrote a new volume, everyone h [...]
Extended Outlooks: The Iowa Review Collection of Contemporary Women Writers. Edited by Jane Cooper et al. Macmillan. $17.95 cloth, $9.95 paper.
In the spring of 1981, the Iowa Review published an omnibus issue of women's poems, stories, and critic [...]
IN 1979, two collections of John Updike's stories appeared, Too Far To Go, published in February by Fawcett, and Problems, published by Knopf in October. Rather than review these books by themselves, I want to discuss the stories in the new collecti [...]