David Hallman

David Hallman is professor of English at James Madison University.

Latest by David Hallman in Chronicles

  • April 1988

    The Discovery

    The old saw tells us that all things come to those who wait. And what a joy it is to find Andrew Lytle, in his vigorous 80's, receiving his just due, however late.

    Read More
  • November 1986

    Voice From the Brier Patch

    Brooks still has the capacity to surprise and delight. The doyen of the New Criticism and one who has been called "our best reader," he has now turned his talents—as an "enthusiastic amateur"—to the relationship be tween linguistic study and literary criticism.

    Read More
  • Haunted by Yesterday
    July 1986

    Haunted by Yesterday

    Nothing is more dangerous for the critic than taking a book cover at face value. But when the blurbs compare the author to William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and Saul Bellow, the challenge is irresistible.

    Read More
  • Men of Parts
    May 1985

    Men of Parts

    The career as man of letters, has proved especially congenial to the Southern intellectual in the 20th century.

    Read More
  • Myths, Visions, Passions
    February 1984

    Myths, Visions, Passions

    Both poets sustained a remarkably passionate lyricism in their verse until the ends of their careers, and both were inspired by a mystical concept of the poetic process and of poetry as a higher truth. At this point, though, the comparison breaks down.

    Read More