Issue 42 | The Sun Magazine

February 1979

Readers Write


The “Today” show, “Washington Week in Review,” Barbara Walters

By Our Readers
Readers Write


(Part Two)

A curve ball, Panic Alley, the Birch Tree

By Our Readers
Sy Safransky's Notebook

February 1979


The eyes she discovered by a lake in thirteenth century France. They had rolled down the hillside, gathering momentum until they saw their own reflection.

By Sy Safransky


The best form is to worship God in every form.

Neemkaroli Baba

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories


I cannot write how it was. The world shifted me too fast with each event passing before me, inflicting my nerves with flash-bulb rapidity. I was quietly startled at the fresh novelty. Numb still to the fact I was leaving, disbelieving, an embryo in limbo, sins forgiven, the timelessness suddenly and violently meaning something concrete.

By Jimmy Santiago Baca
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Doing What I Do


Patchwork — that extra effort — is one expression of the higher parts of the human spirit, which manage to come out under all but the most adverse circumstances.

By Judith Goldstein
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Short, Fat And Dumb With Numbers

Book Review

One great virtue of a work like The Realists is that it acts as a guide through the works of these writers, and whets the reader’s appetite. One would not think to call their lives happy — as Snow points out, a “great writer has to live with the worst side of his nature as well as the best” — but they were full and rich.

By David M. Guy
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Small Press Review

The Fiction Of Curt Johnson

His heroes are frail — but also strong and unbreakable, because they cope with these realities, not blurring or distorting what is there, what they have done, or how they feel. And this rubs off on us, makes the reader braver about acknowledging the truth in his or her own guts.

By Judy Hogan
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Chapel Hill

Eating Out; Reaping What We Sow; and Health Center

Eating out at Chapel Hill’s foreign restaurants; a review of Cary Fowler’s new guide to traditional seed varieties; and the Wholistic Health Center workshops.


Man, Videtan Flora, And The Berendora Of Equatorial Videt

“Dangling in his face was a single stem of the graceful foliage of the Eighteenth Species. He saw then that he could not hold back, and yet must risk doing terrible damage to the crowning floral creation of the Universe. He crept forward in an agony of joy and terror.”

By Aden Field

Faces Of India

The photographs in this selection are available as a PDF only. Click here to download.

By Rameshwar Das