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September/October 1995
[ Vol.17, No. 1]

 

 

Focus: CAN LITERATURE BE SAVED?

 

THE REPUBLIC OF LETTERS by Charles B. Harris

 

LITNET AND THE FIGT TO SAVE THE NEA by Anne Burt

 

THE UNEXPECTD BENEFITS by Bobbie Ann Mason

 

ALL THE SENSE OF THE WORLD by Joy Harjo

 

THE SHAMING OF AMERICA by John O'Brien

 

FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LITERARY PRESSES by Nicolás Kanellos

 

DOES LITERATURE NEED TO BE SAVED? by Scott Walker

 

CONTRACT ON CULTURE by John K. Wilson

 

Feature: UNSETTLlNG AMERlCA

 

GROWING UP MULTICULTURAL: Carl Phillips reviews Unsettling America: And Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan

 

THE BEAT GOES ON Sharon Olinka reviews Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café edited by Miguel Algarin and Bob Holman

 

MULTIPLE EXILES: Ken Weisner reviews The Phoenix Gone, The Terrace Empty by Marilyn Chin

 

HETEROGLOSSIA: John Jacob reviews Bird Language by Diana Rivera; Scene from the Movie Giant by Tino Villanueva; and Postmortem by Maurice Kilwein Guivara

 

THIS IS WHO WE ARE: Marilyn Kallet reviews Saturday Night at the Pahala Theatre by Lois-Ann Yamanaka, The Country at My Shoulder by Moniza Alvi, Bone Dance: New and Selected Poems, 1965-1993, and Now Poof She Is Gone by Wendy Rose

 

A WINTER’S TALE: James Ruppert reviews Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival by Valma Wallis

 

Feature: FIN DE SIÈCLE

 

IDENTITY POLITICS: Robert A. Pois reviews The Case of Sigmund Freud: Medicine and Identity at the Fin de Siècle by Sander L. Gilman

 

WAITING FOR THE END: Jonathan Holden reviews The Palms by Charlie Smith and Apocalyptic Narrative by Rodney Jones

 

Feature: OPUS POSTHUMOUS

 

THE WORLD IS NOT WITH US ENOUGH: Rochelle Natt reviews Nature: Poems Old & New by May Swenson

 

SURVIVING IN A FRAGILE SKIN: Curt Rode reviews The Sanity of Earth and Grass: Complete Poems by Robert Winner

 

Book Reviews

SLIGHT OF HAND: Andrew Essex reviews Efforts at Truth: An Autobiography by Nicholas Mosley

 

BLOOD & GUTS IN BUDAPEST: Robert L. McLaughlin reviews The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu

 

THE FIFTY-SEVENTH SECOND: Jim Elledge reviews Does Freddy Dance? By Dick Scanlan

 

IN ANOTHER TIME AND PLACE: Corinne Robins reviews The Christmas Oratorio by Goran Tunstrom

 

ECHOLALIA: Ellen McGrath Smith reviews The Landscape is Behind the Door by Pierre Martory, translated by John Ashbery and Day Has No Equal But Night, by Anne Hébert, translated by A. Poulin, Jr.

 

BRUSHSTROKES: Lynne.Lawner reviews Hunger by Lola Haskins and Hyena by Jan Freeman

 

FRAGMENTS AND WHOLES: Kenneth Warren reviews Window/Walls/Yard/Ways by Larry Eigner, edited by Robert Grenier

 

SEGRECEPTUALlTY Bob Grumman reviews Woodworks by Richard Kostelanetz

 

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST: Daniel Leary reviews Green Dreams: Essays: Under the Influence of the Irish by Michael Stephens

 

THE WILD INCOMPREHENSIBLE: Lee Peters reviews Our Selves by William Bronk

 

TERRIBLE BEAUTY Anthony Robbins reviews Collected Longer Poems by Hayden Carruth

 

LOVE AND SQUALOR Robert Fox reviews Life is Hot in Cracktown by Buddy Giovinazza and Me and Kev by Simon Black

 

SURVIVING THE AGE OF THE IMAGE:  Harry Goldstein reviews The Return of Count Electric & Other Stories by William Browning Spencer and My Horse and Other Stories by Stacey Levine

 

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE: Charles Marowitz reviews Still Alive: An Autobiographical Essay by Jan Kott

 

DUELING GONZOS: Mike Hemmingson reviews Scherzi, I Believe by Lance Olson, Needles and Sins by Michael Arnzen, and Unnatural Acts by Lucy Taylor

 

COMÉDIE FÉMININE: Kenneth Mintz reviews Skirts by Mimi Albert

 

YUPPIES IN PARADISE: Tova Maria Calloway Reviews Green Fires, Assault on Eden: A Novel of the Ecuadorian Rainforest by Marnie Mueller

 

(M)OTHER WRITING:  Radu Turcanu reviews Manna for the Mandelstams for the Mandelas, and Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing by Hélène Cixous

 

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