The Virginia Quarterly Review

The Virginia Quarterly Review is a magazine focusing on current and historical literary subjects. Since it was founded in 1925, it is produced quarterly. The magazine is published by the Virginia Quarterly Review.Subjects for The Virginia Quarterly Review include literature and literary reviews. The editor is Ted Genoways. Contributing editors are Molly Minturn and Kevin Morrissey

Articles from January 2006

Aerial Bombardment
RICHARD EBERHARTHe thought that God would relent or, failing such a redirection from the engineer of all this savagery, that man himself would repent. But that was the problem: this savagery was part of the design. Maybe it was a calling to higher achievement,...
Controversial Author and Cultural Icon Found Dead
JAMES FREYJames Frey, the disgraced author whose literary career was supplanted by turns as a reality W star, ad pitchman, and philanthropist, was found dead of a heart attack in his Los Angeles mansion. He was 61 years old.Frey became a household name...
Due West
NATHANAEL WESTThe car that is about to crush me is driven by Nathanael West. I'm certain it's him, even though he's been dead for exactly sixtyfive years and I've never seen as much as a photograph of him. He's plowing through my intersection in a navy...
EDickinsonRepliLuxe
EMILY DICKINSONSo lonely! Shyly they glanced at each other across the dining room table in whose polished cherrywood surface candle flames shimmered like dimly recalled dreams. One said, "We should purchase a RepliLuxe," as if only now thinking of it,...
Hopkins in Wales
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINSWednesday, December 8th, 1875. A soft confetti of snowflakes was fluttering down upon Wales. The higher windowpanes were gardens of frost. His right hand still twined a rosary, its anesthetic routine of prayers his midnight defense...
One Endless English Evening
HENRY JAMES & STEPHEN CRANEHenry James had come to visit. He'd sent a telegram first and Cora had torn it open and skimmed it as she rushed to do something else, and then she'd had to sit down and parse it.Chers Enfants-Since I will be in the vicinity...
Phil in the Marketplace
PHILIP K. DICKHere's the writer of Ubik, stopping in at Art Music on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, a store selling sheet music and records and phonographs, a store where until recently he was a mere but happy clerk. Now he is something else, something...
Recluse
EDGAR ALLAN POEA single dim ray, like the thread of a spider, shot through the small diaphragm formed by the crust on my lashes. Here is the monochrome scene played out on my retina: a gray wall, a gray cotton sheet, a gray metal bed frame, the gray...
The Academy of Chaos and Self-Command
AESCHYLUSI am Aeschylus son of Euphorion of Eleusis and I've come this day with my brother to take my place in the line with my tribe to meet the invader where he disembarks and to drive him back into the sea. We've rested and waited six days in the...
The End Is Nothing, the Road Is All
NELSON ALGRENJimmy Delaney saw kids every day, but there was something about this particular one that bugged the hell out of him. The kid looked short for his age, fragile, and you could see his pink skull through his greasy yellow hair. It was a delicate...
The Pity Palace
MARIO PUZOAntonio Vieri's wife had left him for the famous American author who wrote those best-selling novels about Italian gangsters in New York, and Antonio Vieri was feeling sorry for himself, so very sorry for himself that his friends warned him...