The Michigan Quarterly Review (MQR) summer issue is now available, featuring works by three University authors.
Detroit is the focus of the lead essay by David M. Sheridan, a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University. Following Sheridans Making Sense of Detroit is Camilo Josˇ Vergaras Michigan Central Railroad Station, Detroit, a commentary on Detroits abandoned railway station.
Julie Ellison, professor of English and associate vice president for research at U-M, writes on The Detroit Observatory, 1999. The poem captures the atmosphere of an astronomical institution that carries the Detroit name but is situated on the U-M campus in Ann Arbor.
Former U-M Prof. Janet Landman also is featured with her comparative essay, The Confessions of a War Maker and a War Resister. Her work examines the likeness between Vietnam protester and convicted felon Katherine Power, and former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara through interviews she conducted with both.
Finally, Laurence Goldstein, professor of English and MQR editor, presents a tri-book review, The Legacy of Hiroshima. This literary discussion includes Fallout: A Historian Reflects on Americas Half-Century Encounter with Nuclear Weapons by Paul Boyer; Nuclear Annihilation and Contemporary American Poetry by John Gery; and Hiroshimas Shadow by Kai Bird and Lawrence Lifschultz.
MQR is published four times a year and can be purchased for a yearly subscription of $18; single copies are available for $5. Contact MQR at Room 3032, Rackham Building, 1070.