The Atlantean Press Review

is a quarterly journal of heroic, romantic realist fiction, poetry, drama, music, essays, and visual art, published by the Atlantean Press.

The Atlantean Press Review brings you the work of contemporary Romantic-Realist writers and artists, in excerpts from novels-in-progress and unpublished novels, in short stories, plays, poetry, music and visual art.

The Atlantean Press Review provides a rare experience in today's culture: the vision of man as a hero, and of life as a breathtaking adventure.

The Atlantean Press Review also includes nonfiction: essays in esthetics and art history, reviews of contemporary works, and rediscoveries of the Romantics of the past.

Cookies & Glass Painting

Fiction by
Quent Cordair & R. Lawrence Claypool
Maurice Champagne & Edward Cline

Poetry by
Moira Russel and Mark Akenside

Andrew Bernstein's Philosophical Reflections
upon Literary Heroism

FALL 1994

The Mysterious Valley  

"Then it is true?" he said. "Paltons is really dead?"
    "Yes, dead," repeated Hobson. "And what a hideous death!"
    Multon showed, by a gesture, that he understood, from the rumor that had run through the city.
    "Then it was one of those man-eaters, again. That make five of our companions who've vanished like this in the past three weeks. First there was Pick, then two days later Habers, and then the next week both Willoughby and Deaps the engineer . . . And today, Paltons. Truly, fate seems to be set against us.
    "Five of us--and our best, too--in three weeks! That's too much, really too much! Never, in the four years I've served in Bengal, have I witnessed such catastrophies. It doesn't make sense, I tell you. It's enough to make one dread risking the jungles and forests of Sikkim, hereafter."

Maurice Champagne, The Mysterious Valley, translated by Bill Bucko (nos 2 & 4)

Heart of a Pagan  

He hit campus like a gale force.
    Nobody liked him at first, least of all me. But things were never the same after his arrival. Not even close.
    Hoppo Valley, Iowa was a slow-motion town in the middle of the corn belt. Tornadoes and twisters were not unknown to its people, but they had never seen a tidal wave before. Neither had the State College on the outskirts of town, which I attended; its down-home farm boys and born-again Christians were used to placid backwaters.
    But storms can arise in a hurry. ...

Andrew Bernstein, Heart of a Pagan, (1992 issue and nos. 1 & 4)


I still refuse to believe he ever fell:
the gold that ran down his bronze shoulders was gold, not wax.
Why else should it be told and told again, how he flew,
and be told so often that the story is swallowed in his name,
Icarus and foolish flight the same? ...

Moira Russell, "Icarus" (no. 2)


It is when the fog clears, and the moon and the stars are brilliant, and the white sails of faraway ships on an invisible horizon are sharp and almost luminescent as they glide past on their grand, unknown errands, that a boy of ten may take stock of himself and the world that he knows. This is a quiet, precious time; he knows that the world is not so much focussed on him, as he on it, through a special lens in his inchoate soul. The brevity and suddenness of this moment, which strikes without warning such souls as do not submit to the intrusive humdrum of their daily lives, signals its own importance, for its incandescent violence must make one passionately certain that one is a worthy crucible.
    Jack Frake was a boy of ten, and tonight he was such a crucible.

Edward Cline, Sparrowhawk (No. 4)

Naturalism and Romanticism as Expressed in the Works of Millet and Breton  

In today's society, there are few if any great artists. What is exhibited in galleries and museusms under the misnomer of "modern art" is in most cases not art and definitely not modern. Yet only one hundred years ago, the world was overflowing with creative artists. What happened?
    The answer lies in philosophy. Life in the twentieth century has been dominated by the philosophy of Kant and his ideological descendants, whereas the nineteenth was dominated primarily by the philosophy of the Enlightenment. It is a result of the difference between these two philosophies that we suffer today.

Revital Brook, "Naturalism and Romanticism as Expressed in the Works of Millet and Breton" (No. 3)


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Publishes books: both hard-to-find classic works of Romantic Literature, such as Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs and Toilers of the Sea; Also works by new authors Edward Cline, Bill Bucko, and Quent Cordair.

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Toilers of the Sea  
by Victor Hugo  
On a desolate reef in the ocean, Hugo sets an outcast dreamer to battle tempests, sea-monsters, starvation and the madness of solitude--to rescue the wreck of another man's achievement, and earn the hand of the woman he loves. "Readers hungry for heroism who find Jean Valjean too shadowy, Marius too insipid, Enjolras too transitory can relish, here, a man of strength, skill, courage, and fortitude. . . . Gilliat is invincible in body and spirit." 384 pages. Introduction and Afterword by Shoshana Milgram Knapp.
Virtues in Verse; the Best of Berton Braley  Selected, arranged, and with an introduction by Linda Tania Abrams. Berton Braley was an enormously popular versifier, who, during the first four decades of this century, wrote and published more than nine thousand poems. His poems are, as one reader says, ". . . afire with the benevolent glow of the American sense of life." This book also includes amusing, inspiring, and informative excerpts from Braley's memoirs. 176 pages.
The Man Who Laughs  
by Victor Hugo  
Victor Hugo's novel about a man, disfigured in infancy, who discovers his true identity and must decide whether to accept it. Published near the end of his exile from France, this novel is an intricate tale that weaves together themes of royalty and freedom, love and sex, lonliness and friendship, abandonment and rediscovery, into a spellbinding tale of intrigue, irony, and suspense. 600 pages. (sold out)
Whisper the Guns  
by Edward Cline  
What does a body found floating in Hong Kong's harbor have to do with the world tungsten market? American entrepreneur Merritt Fury learns the answer when he discovers that his business partnership is in fact a criminal conspiracy, the woman he loves is a deadly operative, and he himself is the conspirator's unwitting agent. 200 pages.
A Prelude to Pleasure  
by Quent Cordair  
How does a man find his heart's desire? Garrett Brace hires a team of psychologists, private investigators, and demographers, in Quent Cordair's short story. 32 pages.
The Mysterious Valley  
by Maurice Champagne  
translated by Bill Bucko  
In colonial India, man-eating tigers have killed five of the finest men of Multon's acquaintance, or so it seems, but there are signs that something more dastardly is at work. Rationality, bravery, and ingenuity are pitted against a deadly mystic culture in this story whose hero was a childhood inspiration to Ayn Rand. Copiously illustrated. Introduction by Harry Binswanger. 230 pages.
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