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MAY/JUNE 1988

[Vol. 10, No. 2]

 

LETTERS

 

PICKETING THE ZEITGEIST

LITERARY NATIONALISM IN ENGLISH CANADA: BOGUS OR MAGUS by Matt Cohen

 

FILM

A FEW WORDS ON THE NORTH (SOME CANADIAN FILMS OF THE '80s) by Stan Brakhage

 

MUSIC

WHOSE FLIM-FLAM?: Gary Carner reviews Duke Ellington by James Lincoln Collier

 

ART

BRITISH COLUMBIA: PAINTING ON THE EDGE, 1987 by Sherrill Grace

 

FOCUS: CANADA

UNCOVERING CANADIAN CULTURE by Georgiana M.M. Colvile

 

IN/OV NATIVE WRITING: bpNichol reviews The Abbotsford Guide to lndia by Frank Davey, Diary of Desire by Judith Fitzgerald, and SKRAG by David Arnason

 

NEW GUIDES TO CANADIAN AND QUEBECOIS LITERATURE: Georgiana M.M. Colvile reviews Dictionary of Literary Bibliography: Canadian Writers Since 1960, An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English, edited by Russell Brown and Donna Bennett, and The French Novel of Quebec by Maurice Cagnon

 

FEMINISM AND POST-MODERNISM: Barbara Godard reviews Le DÙsert Mauve by Nicole Brossard and Heroine by Gail Scott

 

INDIVIDUAL APOCALYPSES: Gwendolyn Wells reviews Deaf to the City by Marie-Claire Blais

 

CANADIAN ETHNIC LITERATURE by Michael S. Batts

 

LISTENING TO THE TELLERS: Sharon Thesen reviews In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje and The Progress of Love by Alice Munro

 

RE-MEMBERING DISEMBODED VOICES: Susan Knutson reviews Ana Historic by Daphne Marlatt and Double Negative by Daphne Marlatt and Betsy Warland

 

A GATHERING OF SEVEN: Russell Brown reviews The Whirlpool by Jane Urquhart, Storm Glass by Jane Urquhart, Transfigurations by Janice Kulyk Keefer, Sitting in the Club Car Drinking Rum and Karma-kola: A Manual of Etiquette for Ladies Crossing Canada by Train by Paulette Jiles, As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories by Alistair MacLeod, Tales From Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry Fire Eyes by D.F. Bailey, Getting Married In Buffalo Jump by Susan Haley

 

PUBLISHINGON ON THE MARGINS by Sam Solecki

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

FEATURE: POETRY?STATE OF THE ART

 

WHERE IS AMERICAN POETRY? Frank Stewart reviews What Is a Poet? Essays from the Eleventh Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature edited by Hank Lazer

 

MORE LATE THAN UP: Marjorie Perloff reviews American Poetry Since 1970: Up Late edited by Andrei Codrescu

 

WILD IMAGINATIVE LEAPS Michael Stephens reviews A Craving for Swan, Comrade Past & Mister Present, and Monsieur Teste in America by Andrei Codrescu

 

HIGH PORN: Rachel Salazar reviews Womenÿs Rites by Jeanne de Berg

 

THE MORAL IMPERATIVE OF IRESPASSING: Lucien Stryk reviews Break the Mirror, 1987 edited by Shannon Ravenel, A World Unsuspected: Portraits of Southern Childhood edited by Alex Harris, I Am One of You Forever by Fred Chappell

 

FEATURE: POSTPOSTMODERNISM

 

FULL PACK: Lewis Warsh reviews Cigarettes by Harry Mathewes

 

PACKAGED: Tom LeClair reviews The Medusa Frequency by Russell Hoban, and Ellipse of Uncertainty: An Introduction to Postmodern Fantasy by Lance Olsen

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