ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R ErnPERSPECTIVErnTrollopes in the Stacksrnl^y Thomas FlemingrnVice pnekaged as cultnrcrn12rnVIEWSrnThe Ingersoll Prizes: Tenth Presentation 16rn”Observations After Ten Years,”rnbv Edson I. Gavlordrn”Living With Culture,”rnh Muriel Sparkrn”Glassies—Past Ideology and Persistent Reality,”rnbv Walter BurkcrtrnWork of Unman Hands b- Chilton Williamson, Jr. 22rnThe opening secjucnce of “Jerusalem, Jerusalem!”rn—a rcccnth’ ccjmplcted novel.rnOPINIONSrnCORRESPONDENCErnMore Than a Statuernh Thomas FlemingrnJohn Caldwell Guilds: Simms: A Literary Life.rnJames Everett Kiblcr, Jr.: Selected Poems ofrnWilliam Gilmorc Simms.rnRemembering a forgotten talent.rnEvery Man a Vietimrnbv Alan J. LevinernCharles J. Svkes: A Nation of Victims:rnl he Decay of the American Character.rnTracking our social disintegration.rnREVIEWSrnJ.O. Tate has high praise for Jay Tolson’s Pilgrimrnin the Ruins: A Life of Walker Percy • • R.S.rnGwynn recommends Their Ancient Glittering Eyes:rnRemembering Poets and More Poets by DonaldrnI lall ••• Frederick Crews’ I’he Critics Bear ItrnAway: American Fictiim and the Academv isrnvaluable and ccrtainh “correct,” reportsrnGeorge Garrett ••• John Updike’s Memoriesrnof tlie Lord Administration is queer but enjoyable,rnw rites Bill Kauffman •• Paul Perry’s Learrnand Loathing: ‘Lhe Strange and ‘Lerrihle Saga ofrnJhinter S. Lhompson is fortunatcK not as strangernas its protagonist, sas Gregory McNamee ••rn25rn28rn32rnLetter From the Lower Right:rnCapture the Flag, Part 11rnb’ John Shelton RccdrnLetter From Florida:rnOn Memorial Dayrnbv James J. Novakrn38rn39rnVITAL SIGNS —rnThe Quest for Bijou O’Conor:rnF. Scott Fitzgerald’s Mistress Lives Againrnby Jeffrey MeyersrnTalking Facts:rnThe New Anti-Semitismrnby Paul GottfriedrnJack Kemp’s Mistaken Identityrnby Jeffrev A. TuckerrnRoss Perot and MiddlernAmerican Radicalismrnby Donald WarrenrnDEPARTMENTSrn42rn44rn47rn48rnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSrnPaths of Gloryrnb’ Samuel FrancisrnPOE’IRYrnCatliedralsrnby Gloria Whclanrnandrn’Lhe Monthsrnby Roberto Mussapirn4rn4rn8rn21rn29rnON THE COVERrn”I,a tregua,” oil and acrlic pamting by Teresa Maresca,rnan Italian painter living and working in Milan.rnAPRIL 1993/3rnrnrn