January 1, 1989

War and Publication

By John Crowe Ransom

From the Spring 1942 issue. The announcement in the Southern Review’s winter issue of the suspension of that quarterly need not be mentioned in the same breath with Pearl Harbor, […]

January 1, 1989

Art and Science

By Van Meter Ames

From the Winter 1988 issue. Art and science are alike in having for their province the whole of experience, their ultimate motive being to rearrange, integrate and interpret it to […]

January 1, 1989

Instress of Inscape

By Austin Warren

From the Summer 1944 issue. The early Hopkins follows Keats and the “medieval school” (as he called the Pre-Raphaelites). The latest Hopkins, who wrote the sonnets of desolation, was a […]

January 1, 1989

Literature and Power

By Lionel Trilling

From the Autumn 1940 issue. Sometimes we of the English-teaching profession must wonder whether our social function is anything more than pious—whether we are expected to do more than perform […]

January 1, 1989

Muses and Amazons

By John Crowe Ransom

From the Spring 1941 issue. We welcome Decision, the monthly “review of free culture” that was launched with a good deal of ceremony in January from New York. Its editor, […]