Summer 1996 • Vol. XVIII No. 3/4 Editor's Notes |

Editor’s Notes

Editor's Notes D _ EADLINES and absences did not allow a proper adieu to Robie Macauley in our last issue. Robie, who died last November, was tied to The Kenyon Review in manifold ways. He was among that first remarkable group of students, including his lifelong friends Robert Lowell and Peter Taylor, who came to Kenyon College to work with John Crowe Ransom shortly after Ransom himself arrived from Vanderbilt and founded KR. Robie's gifts as a writer of fiction-subtle, stinging, disturbing, witty-soon made him a figure of national importance. After a decorated stint in the army, he went on to teach at Bard College, the University of Iowa, and the University of North Carolina. But we owe the most to Robie Macauley's return to Kenyon in 1959, taking over the reins of the Review when Ransom retired after twenty years. It is too often, too easily forgotten how dramatically Robie changed the magazine. Its continued eminence for the seven years of his editorship owed a great deal to thos

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Editor's Notes D _ EADLINES and absences did not allow a proper adieu to Robie Macauley in our last issue. Robie, who died last November, was tied to The Kenyon […]

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