The Fall 2023 issue of The Missouri Review is themed “The Curious Past.” Inside, readers will find historical fiction by Aaron Gwyn, a consideration of Norman Mailer in his centennial year by Bill Barich, stories by Genevieve Abravanel, Richard Bausch, and Joana Pearson, essays from Gregory Martin and Peter LaSalle, and poems by Tin Fogdall, Catherine Pond, and Mike Schneider. Art features include “Maud Allan and the Price of Fame” and “Edward Hopper and the Art of Voyeurism” by Kristine Somerville. Reviews in this issue by Andrew Mulvania focus on poets in “Whose Life Is It, Anyway? Lives of the Poets and the Evolving Art of Biography.” Cover art by Jolene Lai, Sarah’s Secret, 2011, oil on canvas.
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