Autumn 2005 Issue


Editor's Note


Robert Wilson


Response to Our Summer Issue
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Our readers

Letters From …

Berlin: War and Remembrance
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Peter Filkins

Commonplace Book

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André Bernard

Book Essay

The Abuses of Enchantment
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Wendy Smith

Book Reviews

Edmund Wilson's Clear Light
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William H. Pritchard

Power to the People
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Richard E. Nicholls

Cheered as Savior, Condemned as Demon
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Elyse Graham


Tea and Fantasy
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Adam Goodheart

Fact, fiction, and revolution in an American town

Education Is My Mother and My Father
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David Chanoff

How the Lost Boys of Sudan found their way

Teaching the N-Word

Emily Bernard

A black professor, an all-white class, and the thing nobody will say

The Rise and Fall of David Duke

Lawrence N. Powell

Breaking the code of right-wing populism in Louisana

Chekhov's Journey

James McConkey

Finding the ideal of freedom in a rugged prison colony

Beaten Boys and Frantic Pets
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Adam Gussow

A close reading of Tom Sawyer reveals why Mark Twain isn't nearly as funny as he thinks he is

Custom and Law

Melvin Jules Bukiet

After the death of his father, a not-notably observant Jew turns to the mourning rituals of his faith



The Latches of Paradise
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Langdon Hammer

Charles Wright's meditations and memories at year's end

Appalachian Autumn
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Charles Wright


Travels with Alfred
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Timothy Foote

On assignment with one of the world's great photographers

Tristes Tropiques

William Zinsser

Remembering the screenwriter of North by Northwest

All the Extras
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Tim Page

When the Criterion Collection releases a classic on DVD, the movie is only the beginning