Chronicles Magazine Book Review

Old Adam, New Eve

Feminist writers sometimes give us the impression that the nonworking mother is a rare bird like the Bach man's Warbler—sighted (not very reliably) once a decade or so in a corner of I'on Swamp in the South Carolina low country.

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    Out On a Limb

    Kingsley Amis has been practicing the writer's trade long enough to have produced a full shelf of books. Last year's Stanley and the Women was not only his 17th novel but a signal that three decades have suddenly elapsed since the publication in...

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    Love and Death in the American West

    The American West has become a place of simultaneous myth and reality. There is a West where zesty young men mounted on noble steeds occasionally rounded up some cattle to be driven to market, but for the most part these cowboys never seemed to work.

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    The Gelded Age

    What do men want? In the gloried 1950's, Sports Afield and Rod and Gun exemplified a male ethos resting on the quest for game by the primeval hunting band. With Playboy, Hugh Hefner moved the American male indoors.

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    Companion to Coleridge

    In graceful prose not unworthy of his subject, the distinguished English biographer Lord David Cecil paints an endearing portrait of "St. Charles," as Thackeray was later to call Lamb. Saint he was, certainly, and sinner, too.

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