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“Almost languidly, he pushed the sword home in just the right place, up to the pommel. In that instant Islero raised his head, and stabbed the right horn, the bad one, into the upper part of Manolete’s right thigh”: An essay on the death of a Spanish national hero.
The Art of Fiction: Georges Simenon on the eleven-day novel.
Self-portraits by Matisse, Chagall, and Leger.
Ward Bowers, The Admiral's Hat
Thom Gunn, Two Poems
Cecil Hemley, My Absent God
Joseph Langland, The Water Ouzel
Robert Pack, The Parting Fire
Adrienne Rich, Two Poems
Louis Simpson, Windows
Wilfred Watson, A Contempt for Dylan Thomas
James Wright, A Complaint for George Doty
Gilbert Farlane, The Deserter (adapted by Patrick Bowles)
James Leo Herlihy, A Summer for the Dead
Pati Hill, Cats
Kenneth Tynan, The Death of Manolete
Eugene Walter, Text, Sixteen Self-Portraits
Yves Brayer, Sixteen Self-Portraits
B. Whistler Dabney, Cover, Illustrations
Robert Jefferson, Illustrations
Tom Keogh, Illustrations
William Marshall, Illustrations