Chronicles Magazine June 1995

  • REVIEWS

    Light Literature

    One of the casualties of the current culture wars is the Western. No other genre, it seems, is so politically incorrect. The Western is accused of racism, sexism, and imperialism—three strikes and you're out.

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  • REVIEWS

    Beyond Trash

    In the middle part of this century one of the main staples of the Anglo- American reading public was the historical novel, or romance. Such "swashbucklers" were not great literature, but they had their virtues.

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  • REVIEWS

    Brief Mentions

    "Harry's gone mad," yelled Mrs. Barnes. "I just saw him running around the side of the house with a gun, muttering something about the plumbers." Young Robert ran outside, and there found his dad, distinguished historian and man of letters, lying...

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  • VITAL SIGNS

    Elizabethtown College

    Elizabethtown College, the liberal arts school which I attend, now has both a radical feminist group called Womenspeak and a homosexual advocacy group called Allies, the latter, of course, filled with sympathetic heterosexuals, primarily women.

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