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MAY-JUNE 1989

[Vol. 11, No.  2]

 

LETTERS

 

MUSIC

BETWEEN PURITAN AND PUNK: Ron Erickson reviews America's Music: From the Pilgrims to the Present by Gilbert Chase

 

DRAMA

FRINGE: Timothy Ramsden reviews current British theater

 

ART

SOMETHING BREWING? Alun Williams on English painting

 

FILM

VIDEO VERSUS EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA: by Julia Knight English

 

FOCUS: THE BRITISH UNDERGROUND

Introduction by Barry Wallenstein

 

PIRATES: Lance Olsen reviews The Quick End by Michael Bracewell, Don Watson, and Mark Edwards, Without Falling by Leslie Dick, and Tiny Lies by Kate Pullinger

 

POSTWAR FRISSON: Robert Vas Dias reviews Underground: The London Alternative Press, 1966-74 by Nigel Fountain and British Poetry 1964 to 1984: Dnving through the Barricades by Martin Booth

 

SLIPPING INTO SOMETHING LESS COMFORTABLE? Geoffrey Ward reviews A Various Art, edited by Andrew Crozier and Tim Longville

 

STREET FIGHTlN' MAN: Trevor Blackwell reviews Street Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties by Tariq Ali

 

OUTWlTTING THE SYSTEM: Judy Gahagan reviews Respectively by Anthony William Mann, Stewart Charles, and Pat O'Brien, Breakfast in Bed by Peter Daniels, Kieron Devlin, and Kenneth King, Carnal Ignorance by David Melville, Andy Archibald, and Timothy Gallagher, Not Love Alone, edited by Martin Humphries, Dreams and Speculations by Paul Binding and John Horder, and So Long Desired by James Kirkup and John Macrae

 

EXECUTING THE JAY-WALKER: David Jarrett reviews underground comics

 

FRIDAY NIGHT OUT: Tim Dowley reviews current London cabaret

 

BOOK REVIEWS

INTO THAT FLAME: Leonard Schwartz reviews Ground Work II: In the Dark by Robert Duncan

 

FINDING THE MEASURE: Lee Bartlett reviews The Flowers of Unceasing Coincidence by Robert Kelly

 

THE CLEAR, LIGHT BLUE AVANT-GARDE: Gary Lenhart reviews Seasons on Earth and One Thousand Avant-Garde Plays by Kenneth Koch

 

STERILE PERFECTIONISM: Jeffrey Meyers reviews Jean Stafford: A Biography by David Roberts

 

PURPOSE: Genevieve Carminati reviews Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life by Claire Tomalin

 

LIKE AN INVISIBLE SNAKE: Fred Moramarco reviews Dread by Robert Steiner

 

WARNINGS: Linda Wagner-Martin reviews Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby, Jr. and The Beautiful Room Is Empty by Edmund White

 

DOWN YONDER: Keith Abbott reviews Afoot in a Field of Men by Pat Ellis Taylor and Prisoners by Bill Ripley

 

TWO GESTURES: Mark Hussey reviews Discerning the Subject by Paul Smith and Suite vénitienne/Please Follow Me by Sophie Calle and Jean Baudrillard

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