Winter 1996 • Vol. XVIII No. 1 Editor's NotesJanuary 1, 1996 |

Editor’s Notes

In this issue we introduce a new and continuing feature: a Kenyon Classic paired with a contemporary reappraisal. During its first series, from 1939 through 1969, The Kenyon Review published works by the major authors of the period, from Flannery O'Connor to Frank O'Connor to Thomas Pynchon, from James Wright to Robert Lowell to Marianne Moore, from Hannah Arendt to Eleanor Clark to Robert Penn Warren. KR owns the copyright on this rich trove. Leafing through our index—as I'm now doing in front of the humming computer—can leave one breathless. So we will share this wealth with our readers once more; each issue will republish a set of poems or a story or an essay from our past. I think you will be astonished by how fresh they still seem, how alive they still are. And many of these pieces will offer telling perspectives on literary practice and ambition today. Which leads naturally enough to the second part of the package: contemporary writers and critics will reappraise t

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David H. Lynn is the editor emeritus of The Kenyon Review, a professor of English, and special assistant to the president of the college. He was the editor of the Review from 1994 to 2020. As an author, he received a 2016 O. Henry Award for "Divergence." His latest collection, Children of God: New & Selected Stories, was published in 2019 by Braddock Avenue Books.

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