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MARCH/APRIL 1989

[Vol. 11, No. 1]

 

PICKETING THE ZEITGEIST

THE PLEASURES OF THE DIFFICULT by Jonathan Baumbach

 

FILM

DESERVING BETTER: Gary Carner reviews Bird by Clint Eastwood

 

BIRD: A FEATHERY MOVIE PIECE OF ARTFUL UNDERSTATEMENT by Ted Joans

 

MEDIA

LITERARY VIDEOTAPES by Richard Kostelanetz

 

FOCUS: STATES

Tennessee, New York, South Dakota, California

 

TENNESSEE: AND TREMBLES THERE: Douglas Paschall reviews writing in Tennessee

 

TENNESSEE: BURNISHED EDGES: Frederick Smock reviews Zone Journals by Charles Wright

 

NEW YORK: DISMANTLING THE WILDERNESS: Paul Pines reviews Quinn's Book by William Kennedy

 

SOUTH DAKOTA: ROBBING THE NOVEL: David Milofsky reviews The Second Bridge and A Week in South Dakota by Gary Gildner

 

CALIFORNIA: WHAT'S OUT THERE: Doug Bolling reviews The Left Coast of Paradise: California and the American Heart by Judith Moore

 

CALIFORNIA: NO REMORSE: Lem Coley reviews Full of Life and The Brotherhood  of the Grape by John Fante

 

CALIFORNIA: DARK BELLY LAUGH: Thomas E. Kennedy reviews Moses in the Promised Land by R. Howard Bloch

 

FEATURE: INNOVATIVE FICTION AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATION

MYSTERIOUS RESONANCES: Marcel Cornis-Pop reviews The Memoirs of the Late Mr. Ashley: An American Comedy by Marianne Hauser, Such Was the Season by Clarence Major, and Florry of Washington Heights by Steve Katz

 

BOOK REVIEWS

QUESTIONS OF COMMITMENT: David Mura reviews Lives on the Line: The Testimony of Contemporary Latin American Writers, edited by Doris Meyer

 

ANALYTIC YANKEE CEREBRALNESS: Scott Preston reviews Dire Coasts by John Clellon Holmes

 

THE EDGE OF AN ABYSS: Robert Gregory reviews Foucault/Blanchot by Michel Foucault and Maurice Blanchot

 

A WANDERER: Frank Stewart reviews Selected Poems: 1938-1988 and The Gates of Ivory, the Gates of Horn by Thomas McGrath

 

MIND FUCKING: Paul Zelevansky reviews Mesh by Clark Coolidge

 

ILLUSIONS: Geoffrey Green reviews The Maldive Chronicles by Kenneth Bernard and And He Tells the Little Horse the Whole Story by Steve Barthelme

 

REPETITIOUS REPETITIONS: Dennis Barone reviews Hymn for a Night Feast; Poems 1979-1986 by John Brandi

 

TESTING MODERNITY: Jay Bochner reviews Dan Yack by Blaise Cendrars

 

UNDER THE WING: Vicki Weissman reviews Love, Struggle and Change, edited by Irene Zahava

 

ON THE COUCH. Dawn Kolokithas reviews The Poet's Art by M. L. Rosenthal

 

THE HAUNTING: Kathleen Norris reviews A Momentary Order by A. Poulin, Jr.

 

IN THE SMOKING DARKNESS: Robert Fox reviews Cover Me by Lon Otto and The First Thing Coming by Keith Abbott

 

BRAINSTORMING THE HEAVENS: George Myers, Jr. reviews 20 Lines a Day by Harry Mathews

 

FOR WHAT WE FASHION: Jon Davis reviews Flight and Pursuit by Dick Allen and Pieces of Map by Robert Bringhurst

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