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January/February 1989

[Vol. 10, No. 6]

 

Letters

 

Music

Richard Kostelanetz reviews Music by Philip Glass by Philip Glass

 

Art

Corinne Robins reviews Crossing Over: Feminism and Art of Social Concern by Arlene Raven and Feminist Art Criticism: An Anthology, edited by Arlene Raven, Cassandra L. Langer, and Joanna Freuh

 

Drama

Harold Cantor reviews The Time Is Ripe: The 1940 Journal of Clifford Odets, with an introduction by William Gibson

 

Focus: Science Fiction

Thomas M. Disch reviews The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village 1957‑1965 by Samuel R. Delany

 

Kathleen L. Spencer reviews Extra (Ordinary) People and The Hidden Side of the Moon by Joanna Russ

 

Brian McHale reviews A Splendid Chaos. An Inter‑planetary Fantasy by John Shirley, Islands in the Net by Bruce SterIing, and Wetware by Rudy Rucker

 

Carol D. Stevens reviews Always Coming Home and Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences by Ursula K. Le Guin

 

Sandra Miesel reviews The Urth of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe

 

Istvan Csicery‑Ronay reviews Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson

 

French Science Fiction: Litterateurs and Storytellers by Pascal J. Thomas

 

Features

 

The People

Cornelius Lehane reviews Big Ben Hood by Emanuel Fried

 

Paul Metcalf reviews Hermit of the Cloud: The Autobiography of Vincent Ferrini and War in Heaven by Vincent Ferrini

 

Profoundly Popular

Herbert Huncke reviews Boxcar Bertha: An Autobiography as told to Ben L. Reitman

 

Leon Lewis reviews Beneath the American Renaissance by David S. Reynolds

 

Love

Charlotte M. Meyer reviews Bearded Ladies, Lilianÿs Story, and Dreamhouse by Kate Grenville

 

Book Reviews

Black Literature

Peter Bates reviews Goodbye Sweetwater by Henry Dumas

 

Alvin Aubert reviews The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer, edited by Robert B. Jones and Margery Toomer Latimer

 

George Myers, Jr. reviews Being and Race: Black Writing Since 1970 by Charles Johnson and Writin' Is Fightin': 37 Years of Boxing on Paper by Ishmael Reed

 

Rochelle Ratner reviews Sutured Words: Contemporary Poetry about Medicine, edited by Jon Mukand

 

Richard Moore reviews The Savantasse of Montparnesse by Allen Mandelbaum

 

Arlene Stone reviews HOOPLAS: Odes for Odd Occasions 1956-1996 by James Broughton

 

Lance Olsen reviews ?Short Season" and Other Stories by Jerome Klinkowitz, Common Body, Royal Bones by Evelyn Shefner, and ?The Heat Death of the Universe" and Other Stories by Pamela Zoline

 

Frederick Smock reviews Palm of the Hand Stories by Yasunari Kawabata

 

Don Skiles reviews North of Yesterday by Thomas McEvilley

 

Jack Barschi reviews Come Sunday by Bradford Morrow

 

David Mura reviews The Calling by Tom Absher and Dangerous Amusements by Jon Davis

 

John Jacob reviews Madonna and Other Spectacles by Harold Jaffe and The Last American Revolution and Confessions of a Dead Politician by Robert Fox

 

Peter Kelegian reviews The Wilderness Coast by Jack Rudloe

 

Linda Wagner-Martin reviews Charlotte Mew and Her Friends, with a Selection of Her Poems by Penelope Fitzgerald

 

M.D. Elevitch reviews Adamÿs Diary by Knut Faldbakken

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