The Fascination of the Abomination: Poems, Stories, and Essays

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Table of contents

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  • The Fascination of the Abomination Poems, Stories, and Essays *
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Author's Note ix
  • Table of Contents xi
  • Poetry *
  • The Music of Driftwood 3
  • Our Ruins 4
  • The Run 6
  • The Sacred Way 7
  • Three Political Poems 10
  • More Heroics 14
  • Two of a Kind 16
  • Biological Thoughts 21
  • Fetishes 24
  • The Bishop Elias 25
  • Three Execration Texts 26
  • Our Napoleons 32
  • So Little Time 33
  • Passions? 34
  • A Horror 35
  • Questions and Answers About Mazurkas 36
  • Ebenezer and His Eight-Man Rocket 37
  • Stories *
  • Fragments from Maior Martin's Proceedings 55
  • O Destiny That May Not Be Eschewed! 65
  • The Stutz and the Tub 75
  • The Ocean Cottage 83
  • Nice Fireplace, Good Beach 94
  • Modern Science (at 1930 Prices) 106
  • How I Bicycled Seventeen Miles No-Handed on Cape Cod 113
  • A Child's Christmas in New Haven 120
  • Essays *
  • The Fascination of the Abomination — Wells, Shaw, Ford, Conrad 129
  • The Alienated Poet Insists 167
  • Robert Browning 184
  • The Virtues of Vulgarity-Russian and American Views 205
  • But Seriously 219
  • Literature as Persuasion 240
  • Academic Writing and the Graces 252
  • Shakespeare, Etc., at Three O'Clock in the Morning 265
  • Miscellaneous Reviews *
  • Macleish and Democratic Pastoral 283
  • English Bards and a Hot Reviewer 295
  • Childe Byron 306
  • Three Reasons 313
  • The Principles of Louise Bogan and Yvor Winters 321
  • A Letter to Karl Shapiro 330
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