Chronicles Magazine Book Review

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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    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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    In Praise of Toughness

    During the 25 years of its existence, contemporary feminism has received a measure of gentle chiding for its excesses. Not even the most indulgent eye can completely overtook feminist comparisons of marriage to prostitution, childbirth to...

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    The Genuine Article

    Linda Hasselstrom is a friend of mine, although we don't write often or know each other well. I visited her South Dakota ranch, between the Black HOls and the Badlands, only once, six years ago, at which time I had the unwitting bad manners to...

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