Chronicles Magazine July 1988

Still Crazy After All These Years

After the 1987 convention of the National Organization for Women, USA Today published the results of an "informal survey" of 703 NOW members. Forty-seven percent of the respondents said that "women are doing worse in 1987 than in 1980."...

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    Emily and The Feminists

    The centennial marking the death of the poet Emily Dickinson, on May 15, 1886, slipped quietly by a couple of years ago without noticeable effect on the national consciousness. The media in general, from the Sunday supplements to the guardians of...

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    Prophet of the Left

    I first met my future colleague Raymond Williams in 1959, when I was a young lecturer in English literature at Cambridge and he still a tutor in adult education in Oxford. His best-known book.

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    Barbara Pym's Unsentimental Eye

    Admirers of Barbara Pym have several regrets. The greatest is that there aren't more of her novels. Pym would undoubtedly have written more had she lived longer, for her death in 1980 occurred at a time of renewed productivity.

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    Homosexuality and the Family

    For nearly two decades, homosexuals and their sympathizers have increased their efforts to persuade opinion leaders, educators, clergy, government officials, and the public that their sexual lives, though different, are as normal and natural as...

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    Stardust

    The post-World War I shattered visions of Pound and Eliot are perhaps fundamentally less different from the incoherencies of Kerouac and Corso, the randomly referential allegory of Ashbery, or the associative anarchy of Bly and Merwin than we...

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