Academic journal article Hollins Critic

Books by Our Editors

Academic journal article Hollins Critic

Books by Our Editors

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In 1998 five of our editors published new books.

Kelly Cherry, Augusta Played: Cherry's second novel has been re-issued as a volume in the Voices of the South series. The Boston Globe said of it when it was first published in 1979 that it "is, of all things, a restoration comedy about the flowering and fading of marriage in our time.... The sad music of mortality touches every scene of this charming work." (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, $14.95 pa.)

John Engels, Sinking Creek: This is a collection of fifty-three new poems which concerns itself with aging, illness, death, and the breakup of a marriage--the gradual disappearance of the past into the porous soils of memory, and the paradoxical reemergence of all that was past in the form of insistent intrusions into the present. (New York: The Lyons Press, $25.00; $16.95 pa.)

George Garrett, Bad Man Blues: A Portable George Garrett: This collection gathers together stories, anecdotes, personal essays with a few poems added for good measure. Madison Smartt Bell says that "this volume constitutes a sort of camouflaged autobiography of one of America's most important, prolific, and various authors." (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, $19.95)

George Garrett, Days of Our Lives Lie in Fragments: New and Old Poems 1957-1997: This is a full selection from Garrett's seven previous volumes of poems along with thirty new poems, which James Whitehead described as "a dangerously honest, dangerously civilized collection. …

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