The G.R.I.E.F.

by MICAH STACK   - 83 – - 82 – S U M M E R 2 0 1 5 ,  O x f o r d A m e r i c a n . o r g Full disclosure up front: I am a gay black man, a proud New Orleanian, thirty years old, five out of the closet, a decade on the down-low before that; bi-dialectal as every educated brother in this city must be, a code-switcher as needed; a poet in my spare time, in my unspare... Повече

Phillip Roth and Iowa

Philip Roth (1933) is one of the most prolific American fiction writers of this century. He published his first book, Goodbye, Columbus, in 1959, at the age of 26, and has written 27 novels, two non-fiction books, and three collections of various writings since. There is almost unanimous consensus by literary critics that Roth’s oeuvre ranks him high in the pantheon of American... Повече

Last Patient of the Day

              Him: It happened five years ago. It was a rainy autumn day. The grass in the backyard was hidden beneath fallen leaves, which my father would surely make me gather up into plastic bags. I had flopped down into the leather armchair in front of the French doors to the screened-in porch. His footsteps upstairs distracted me from concentrating on the bright... Повече