Autumn 2004


Editor's Note

The Thanksgiving Table

Anne Fadiman


Costanza Bonarelli

Mary Jo Salter

South of Ronda

Philip Levine

Tucson Birthday

John Updike

A Congo Funeral

David Wagoner

No Color

Rita Dove


Michael S. Harper

The Beaver

Margaret Ryan

I Was Asleep

Kate Barnes

Commonplace Book

Taking Leave

André Bernard

Book Essay

Unraveling Ariadne’s Thread

Pico Iyer

Modernism and Mastery

Sven Birkerts

Book Reviews

Something That Was Us

Katherine Ashenburg

Living It

Adam Kirsch

Being Oversouls Together

Rebecca Pepper Sinkler