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Salmagundi No. 148-149 / Fall 2005 - Winter 2006
Table of Contents

Salmagundi cover 148-149Columns       
The Fate of Ideas: Competition by Marilynne Robinson
Letter from Paris: European Values by Tzvetan Todorov
Extemporaneities: Sleeping with the Enemy? by Mario Vargas Llosa
Politics & Culture: The Price of Irony by Benjamin R. Barber
Force Fields: The Kremlin of Modernism by Martin Jay
In The Funhouse: Five Fassbinder Scenes by Wayne Koestenbaum
Writers & Writing: Elfriede Jelinek by Nancy Huston
Letter from Germany: Goodbye America? by Peter Schneider

Three Poems by Seamus Heaney

Cathartes Aura by Dana Levin
Three Poems by Charles Edward Eaton


I Need to Tell Three Stories and to Speak of Love and Death by Mary Gordon

Behind the Deluge of Porn by Jim Sleeper

Tea at the Plaza by Phillip Lopate

Two Poems by Frank Bidart
Two Poems by Carl Phillips
Toxicology by Henri Cole
Two Poems by Dorothea Tanning
Self and Soul by James Longenbach

Grocery List by Rick Moody
Whining by Daniel Harris

Freud’s New Love by Adam Phillips
From the Diary of Cosima Wagner by Richard Howard
Work Song by Robert Pinsky
Two Poems by Carolyn Forché
A Hundred Years by Carl Dennis
Looking for Orwell’s Tomb by John Peck
A Boy Drawing by Barry Goldensohn
My Orbit by Tom Healy
Movie Tunes by Lloyd Schwartz
Pets by Julia Slavin
Evil Terror and Anarchy by Terry Eagleton
Remembering Irving Howe by John Rodden
Some Thoughts on Saul Bellow by Norman Manea
The Very Rich Hours of Frank Bidart by James Longenbach
The End of the American Empire by Thom Hartmann