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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.
Pati Hill, Cats Full Text
Ward Bowers, The Admiral's Hat
Thom Gunn, St. Martin and the Beggar
Thom Gunn, Before the Carnival
Cecil Hemley, My Absent God
Joseph Langland, The Water Ouzel
Robert Pack, The Parting Fire
Adrienne Rich, Lovers Are Like Children
Adrienne Rich, Last Song
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