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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 1989

[Vol. 11, No. 4]

 

PICKETING THE ZEITGEIST

 

IRREVERENT READING by Robert Gregory

 

ART

ART AS ENERGY: William S. Wilson reviews Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Legend by Ernest Samuels

 

THEATER

BETWEEN THE OLD AND THE NEW: Harold A. Waters renews Faces of African Independence: Three Plays by Guillaume Oyônô-Mbia and Seydou Badin

 

MUSIC

TONAL BREEZE: Eric Richards renews The Music of the Indians of Northern California, edited by Peter Garland

 

FEATURE: SPOTLIGHT-STEPHEN DIXON

SYNTAX-AS-HERO: Curtis White reviews Garbage by Stephen Dixon

 

STEPHEN DIXON: A DIFFERENT KIND OF REALISM by Jerome Klinkowitz

 

FOCUS: TRANSLATION

THE HEART'S TONGUE: Paul Pines reviews Vertical Poetry by Roberto Juarroz

 

CATCHlNG A COMET: Bill Christophersen reviews Altazor by Vincente Huidobro

 

EAT FIRE AND LIGHT: Bill Tremblay reviews Time and Space A Poetic Autobiography by Juan Ramon Jimenez

 

VIEWS FROM ABROAD: Siegfried Mandel reviews The Children of Arbat by Anatoli Rybakov, Curfew by Jose Donoso, The Compass Stone by Fernando Arrabal, and Open Door by Luisa Valenzuela

 

RESISTING DESTRUCTION: Rochelle Owens reviews The Window: New and Selected Poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch

 

RECTANGLE WITHOUT ANGLES: Bruce Kawin reviews The Book of Dialogue by Edmond Jabès

 

INSISTENT ON COMMUNICABILITY: Michael Heller reviews Poems by Primo Levi

 

ANTIHEROIC VISION: Karen Alkalay-Gut reviews The Miracle Hater by Shulamith Hareven

 

GYMNASTIC LINGUISTlCS: Mark Amerika reviews Compact by Maurice Roche

 

KITSCH, CAMP, BAD TASTE? Rush Rankin reviews The Open Work by Umberto Eco

 

MISSING PERSONS. William Mooney reviews Always Astonished by Fernando Pessoa and Locos: A Comedy of Gestures by Felipe Alfau

 

BOOK REVIEWS

NUCLEAR SHADOW: John Mascaro reviews War Scars H. Bruce Franklin

 

POSSESSED BY GENIUS? Jennie Skerl reviews Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs by Ted Morgan

 

A MAVERICK IN WONDERLAND: Julia Frey reviews Passion and Prejudice: A Family Memoir by Sallie Bingham

 

ACCIDENTS OFDAILY LIFE: Marilyn R. Chandler reviews Crunching Gravel: Growing Up in the Thirties by Robert Peters

 

ALONE QN HIS TRAVELS: Warren D. Woessner Ieviews Magpie Rising: Sketches from the Great Plains by Merrill Gilfillan

 

RELENTLESSLY EXPLOITED: Kelly Cherry Ieviews A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid

 

CRISIS OF POSTMODERNISM: Lance Olsen reviews Empire of the Senseless by Kathy Acker

 

HIGH, LOW, AND FUNKY URBAN: Don Skiles reviews Blatant Artifice 2/3, edited by Edmund Cardoni

 

CLOSE KINSHIP: Richard Ewald reviews Remembering by Wendell Berry

 

BEYOND IDEOLOGY: Gary Lenhart reviews The Best American Poetry 1988, edited by John Ashbery

 

WEAK MEASURES: Steve Kowit reviews The Direction of Poetry: An Anthology of Rhymed and Metered Verse Written in the English Language since 1975, edited by Robert Richman

 

SANITIZED EXECUTION: Scott Preston reviews War on War by Lowell Jaeger

 

AS GREEN RAIN FALLS ACROSS CHINATOWN: Joel Lewis reviews A Certain Slant of Sunlight by Ted Berrigan

 

LOVE, LOSS, AND LANDSCAPE: Eugene Richie reviews Selected Poems by James Schuyler

 

FILLING DEM EYES: Karl Young reviews Periods, Selected Writings, 1972-1987 by Phil Demise, Phil Smith

 

CLEAN BREAK: Jerome Washington reviews Candles Burn in Memory Town: Poems from Both Sides of the Wall, edited by Janine Pommy Vega

 

EZRA POUND AMONG THEM: Lucien Stryk reviews Idaho's Poetry: A Centennial Anthology, edited by Ronald E. McFarland and William Studebaker

 

POET AS RHETORICIAN: Paul Oppenheimer reviews Take Five: Collected Poems, 1971-1986 by Kenneth A. McClane

 

PAINTING POEMS FROM THE MIRAGE: J.P. White reviews House (Blown Apart) by David Shapiro and What Happens by Robert Long

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