The Antioch Review

The Antioch Review publishes fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging and established authors. The Antioch Review is one of the oldest literary magazines in the United States and is published by Antioch College.

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 4, Fall

Autumn Interiors, or the Ladies Eve: Woody Allen's Jngmar Bergman Complex
If, without knowing anything whatsoever about the work of either director, one had seen Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata right after Woody Allen's Interiors, one might easily have concluded that the Swedish filmmaker had attempted to imitate the American....
Influential Encounters
Robert S. Fogarty The National Gallery in London sponsored a show this summer that had the intriguing title "Encounters: New Art From Old." The gallery asked twenty - five contemporary artists to create a work inspired by its collection. Stubbs's...
Letter from London
As I write, the power-sharing executive together with the representative assembly of northern Ireland have just been restored to full working order after a hiatus lasting from February to June. Not unnaturally, this resumption of the agreed institutional...
Letter to the Editor
SEMON STROBOS June 4, 1985 Editor The New Yorker Dear Editor: My ex-wife once said to me, "Why don't you write a story for the New Yorker?" "I don't know," I replied; "I don't-- It's not really the kind of thing--" "Anything can...
Richard Wright's Africa
The scene at the beginning of Richard Wright's Black Power is an Easter Sunday meal in the Wrights' Paris apartment in 1953. The table has been cleared, the coffee poured, and people are lazily stirring the sugar in their cups. Richard Wright sips...
Shadow Boxing
For my Father At age seventy-nine, my father has a remarkable way of remembering things. In his full-blooded narratives, he is often dutifully beating up someone who has been unfair to my mother, has threatened my sister, or has been contemptible...
The Presidency of My Mind's Eye
For a quarter of a century, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has been my Trobriand Islands. In the dying months of the presidency of Richard Milhous Nixon, I entered in a near total immersion in the sources of evidence on the occupants of the modem Oval Office....