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Advance copies of the Autumn 2014 issue have arrived in our offices, so, subscribers (thank you, by the way), your copies should be arriving soon. Nonsubscribers, subscribe! To buy individual copies, go to your local bookseller or click over to our Online Store, where you can find all things Gettysburg Review. Oh yes, visit and like us on Facebook, too, if you're so inclined.
The Autumn edition includes, as usual, an assortment of wonderful writing, such as Mary Alice Hostetter’s essay “Zeit und Raum,” in which she recalls a time during her adventurous youth when she decided to take a break from teaching high-school English in Philadelphia and moved to deeply rural Helvetia, West Virginia, to help resurrect a restaurant and a small cheese-making business.
Fiction wise, we have a selection of offbeat stories that explore the benefits and detriments of domesticity and solitude, featuring protagonists estranged from their lives and loves. It’s always difficult to pick favorites, but a couple of standouts are Judith Edelman’s “The Parchment Is Burning, but the Letters Soar Freely,” which centers on a young, grotesquely avant-garde fashion designer struggling with her career, love life, and dying mother and is narrated by a purse she made from her dear but expired cat, and Monica McFawn’s “Line of Questioning,” a creepy, noirish account of a poetry professor’s dealings with the police after a student he once taught has been murdered.
You will also find the usual assortment of poetic delights by veterans Richard Lyons, Michael Waters, and Christopher Howell, as well as poems by newcomer (to our pages at least) Tina Barr and many others.
Dig in and enjoy and let us know what you think.
James Magruder’s New Short-Story Collection
Congratulations to James Magruder, whose collection of short stories, Let Me See It, has just been published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press. The collection contains “You’ve Really Learned How,” which was first published in the Summer 2004 issue of the Gettysburg Review.
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