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Winter 2010 Georgia Review honors two stalwarts

Athens, Ga. – The recently released Winter 2010 issue of The Georgia Review, the University of Georgia’s internationally known quarterly journal of arts and letters, includes featured sections on two of its long-term contributors, Gerald Weales and George Singleton.

Weales’ “American Theater Watch,” a critical round-up of important onstage events from the previous year, appeared annually in The Georgia Review from 1978-2010. Weales, professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania and a past winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, has decided to discontinue the “Watch”-but on occasion, he will still contribute reviews and essays.

For Winter 2010, Review editor Stephen Corey has selected passages from the entire run of Weales’ unique project, giving current readers about thirty pages from the total of 400 available. Corey also conducted an interview with Weales, “Being Out Front in American Theater,” in which the veteran critic recalls such career highlights as getting to see Jessica Tandy portray Blanche in the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire.

South Carolinian George Singleton was a Georgia Review discovery more than twenty years ago, and in the opinion of the journal’s current editorial staff he remains one of the funniest serious fiction writers around. Singleton is represented in this issue by two new pieces of fiction, “Jayne Mansfield” and “Vaccination.” William Giraldi-critic, novelist, and editor-contributes an accompanying essay, “A Holy Impropriety: The Stories of George Singleton.”

The Winter 2010 Georgia Review offers much more as well, such as poems by two-time National Book Critics Circle Award winner Albert Goldbarth, fiction by Michigan veteran Jack Driscoll, and paintings by newcomer Ian Boyden-whose unusual pigment materials include cuttlefish ink, burned heart pine and grapevines, and ground meteorite.

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