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December/January 1996-97

[Vol. 18, No. 2]

Contents

Focus: Urban Nature

The Ecocity Terrell Dixon

Placeless Places Michael P. Branch

Dialogue with the World: John Tallmadge reviews The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram

Tale of Two Cities: Adam M. Sweeting reviews Invented Cities: The Creation of Landscape in Nineteenth-Century New York and Boston by Mona Domosh

Seeking Concord Walter Isle reviews Walking Towards Walden: A Pilgrimage in Search of Place by John Hanson Mitchell

Naturalizing the City: David Teague

Deep Social Ecology: Michael Bennett reviews The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture by Lawrence Buell and The Chicago Gangster Theory of Life: Nature's Debt to Society by Andrew Ross

Raves & Rants

Letters to the Editor

Feature: The Beat Goes On'

Angels in America: John Tytell reviews Angels, Anarchists & Gods by Christopher Felver and I Will Not Bow Down: Selected Poems 1990-1995 by Ron Whitehead

Beatitude: Rochelle Owens reviews Cranial Guitar: Selected Poems by Bob Kaufman

Feature: Abstraction In Our Time

Challenging the Medium: Alison Weld reviews 44th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting: Painting Outside Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art

Modernist Classicism: Charles Russell reviews Sean Scully: Twenty Years, 1979-1995 by Ned Rifkin

Saying Nothing: Alun Williams reviews The Daily Practice of Painting, Writings 1962-1993 by Gerald Richter

Book Reviews

Psychiatric Junkie: Jonathan Cohen, M.D. reviews God Headby Scott Zwiren

Jewish Magician Sharon Dolin reviews A Lineage of Ragpickers, Songpluckers, Elegiasts & Jewelers: Selected Poems of Jewish Family Life, 1973-1995 byAlbert Goldbarth

Culture for Sale: Ann Lee Morgan reviews Art Does (Not!) Exist by Rosalyn Drexler

What Are You Looking For?: Karen Alkalay-Gut reviews Finders by Julie Parson-Nesbitt

Coover's Latest Hat Act: Elisabeth Ly Bell reviews John's Wife by Robert Coover

Story of N© Norman Conquest reviews Fair Use: The Story of the Letter U and the Numeral 2 by Negativeland

The Gassworks: Arthur M. Saltzman reviews Finding a Form: Essays William H. Gass

Look, Ma! No Body!: Th. Metzger reviews Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century by Mark Dery

Spirit World: Maggie Huntington reviews Silver Dollar by Carol Ann Russell

Dissonant Tongues: Tyrus Miller reviews 1910: The Emancipation of Dissonance by Thomas Harrison

On-Site Inspection: John Olson reviews Watchfiends & Rack Screams: Works from the Final Period of Antonin Artaud edited and translated by Clayton Eshleman with Bernard Bador

Vampire-Pop: Michael Hemmingson reviews The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires by Brian Stableford

A Gathering of Flowers: David Matlin reviews Poems for the Millennium: Volume One (From Fin-de-Siecle to Negritude) edited by Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris

Memory, Poetry, Maturity: Charlotte Mandel reviews The Pilot's Daughter by Gardner McFall and Girl Hurt by E.J. Miller Laino

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