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The Georgia Review - Fall 2003

This hefty collection of essays, fiction, poetry, art and reviews defies easy categorization, such as “traditional,” “Southern regional” or “academic.” The issue starts out with a riveting essay by Gerald Stern and continues with wonderful pieces like Nance Van Winckel’s luminous short story, “Funeral of the Virgin,” and Michael Chitwood’s poem “The Cello.” A generous portion (over 15 pages!) of the journal is allocated to reviews, which, since I am something of a review junkie, I appreciated. A review of this issue would not be complete without at least passing mention of the featured art work by Lynn Davison. The prints of her fantastic but disturbing paintings have the kind of light and shape reminiscent of Dalí, but the situations and people she portrays are firmly grounded in a more realistic, and therefore more ominous, world. She is a stunning talent, and representative of the strength of the work in this journal. [The Georgia Review, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-9009. E-mail: . Single issue $9.] - JHG

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Review Posted on December 31, 2003

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