Reuel Wilson’s memoir To the Life of the Silver Harbor: Edmund Wilson and Mary McCarthy on Cape Cod, from which the essay in this issue is excerpted, has just been published by UPNE. (November 2008)

IN THE REVIEW

At Gull Pond

When Mary McCarthy and Edmund Wilson, who married in 1938, were getting on well, they found each other mutually stimulating and, in the company of friends, they excelled at repartee, not argument. Although McCarthy had little good to say, either in interviews or in her own memoirs, about Wilson as …

Two Poems by Jan Kulka

THE GAZING GRAIN The tires slowly came to a rubbery stop. Alliterative festoons in the sky noted That this branchy birthplace of presidents was also The big frigidaire-cum-cowbarn where mendicant And margrave alike waited out the results Of the natural elections. So any openness …