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The Carolina Quarterly - Summer 2003

  • Issue Number: Volume 55 Number 3
  • Published Date: Summer 2003

"There's only so much of anything you want to know," concludes Calvin Trillin in "Comments from a Modest Man," a thoughtful and entertaining interview conducted by Jonathan D'Amore. That sums up the whole of this very worthwhile issue of The Carolina Quarterly — it's modest, but self assured, unassuming, but powerful. The fiction is particularly strong. The story "Falling Dream," about learning to live with the effects of brain injury, by newcomer Jane Carter, is unusually appealing. One of those pieces you're glad not to have missed and can't forget. I hope to see much more of her work soon. Another, "The Soup of Human Kindness," by the more experienced Ellyn Bache (this one, too, curiously, about a medical situation), also departs, gloriously, from the edgy, disembodied, agitated fiction that is so popular lately. A mature, tender, and hopeful story. The Carolina Quarterly is definitely not to be overlooked. [The Carolina Quarterly, Greenlaw Hall CB #3520, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-3520. E-mail: . Single issue $5.] - SR

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Review Posted on December 31, 2003

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