Contents


Reading the Carter Riddle

The Search for Jimmy Carter by Tom Collins

Running for President 1976: The Carter Campaign by Martin Schram

How Jimmy Won: The Victory Campaign from Plains to the White House by Kandy Stroud

Convention by Richard Reeves

We Almost Made It by Malcolm D. MacDougall

The Natural Superiority of Southern Politicians: A Revisionist History by David Leon Chandler

The Temptations of Chaucer

The Life and Times of Chaucer by John Gardner

The Poetry of Chaucer by John Gardner

The Strumpet Muse: Art and Morals in Chaucer’s Poetry by Alfred David

The Idea of The Canterbury Tales by Donald R. Howard

England in the Age of Chaucer by William Woods

Chaucer: Sources and Backgrounds edited by Robert P. Miller

Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland, and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (April 2019)

Paul Auster is the author of ten novels, most recently The Book of Illusions. He lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn, NY.

Irvin Ehrenpreis (1920–1985) was the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. In 1984 he received the Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for the final volume of his trilogy, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age.

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Kenneth Koch (1925–2002) was Professor of English at Columbia. During his lifetime, Koch published at least thirty volumes of poetry and plays. He was also the author of a novel, The Red Robins; two books on teaching poetry writing to children, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams and Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home.

Christopher Lasch (1932–1994) was an American historian.

Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.

Garry Wills’s most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters. (November 2019)

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)