Brick 73

Is there a point where we really get past words?”
—Northrop Frye


  • In this issue:
  • Tony Kushner talks to Eleanor Wachtel
  • Margaret Atwood’s cat at the Pearly Gates
  • Rosalind Brackenbury goes back for Elisabeth Janvier
  • Daniel Rivas’s childhood in his father’s tortilla factory
  • A new long poem by Patrick Lane
  • Excerpts from Northrop Frye’s notebooks
  • Why “drunk as a rolling fart” isn’t in Greg Hollingshead’s new novel
  • Lost Classics: Aislinn Hunter on Paula Modersohn-Becker
  • Jeffrey Eugenides and omens
  • All-new Proust! Lydia Davis talks and translates—an interview with Saul Anton
  • Another report from the food front by Jim Harrison
  • The letters of Gabrielle Roy and Joyce Marshall
  • An excerpt from a new novel by Maggie Helwig
  • Russell Banks on Mavis Gallant’s Montreal
  • Lawrence and Sara Weschler reveal a family secret to Ira Glass
  • Katharine Vansittart eats kelp
  • Live from Pittsburgh! Michael Chabon!
  • Stan Dragland’s in the mood for love
  • Men with dresses: Per Kristiansen’s photographs from the
  • Terroni Queens calendar, for St. Christopher House
  • A message from Brick’s comptroller
  • AND Cecily Moös resigns!
  • Plus:
  • A special photographic insert: American Polaroids by Gerald Wallace Goode
  • Photos and illustrations by:
  • Martin Helmut Reis, Per Kristiansen, Gloria Wegener, Rafael Garcia, John Reeves, Rick/Simon, David Donald, Jim Lang, and George Murray