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JULY/AUGUST 1989

[Vol. 11, No. 3]

 

LETTERS

 

PICKETING THE ZEITGEIST

THE AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI AND THE FUTURE OF LITERATURE by Raymond Federman

 

ART

RESOLUTIONS SO FINE: Karl Young reviews Digital Visions: Computers and Art by Cynthia Goodman

 

DRAMA

FANFARE FOR THE WARRIORS: Norman Spencer reviews The Development of Black Theater in America by Leslie Catherine Sanders

 

FOCUS: MIDDLE EASTERN

WOMEN READING MIDDLE EASTERN WOMEN WRITERS by Sally Green

 

AN EGYPTIAN ICONOCLAST: Fedwa Malti-Douglas on Nawal el-Saadawi and Feminist Fiction

 

A CHALLENGE TO HISTORY: Barbara Harlow reviews Fight against Time by Emily Nasrallah, A Woman of Nazareth by Hala Deeb Jabbour, and The Arab Apocalypse by Etel Adnan

 

THE BElRUT DECENTRISTS: Evelyne Accad reviews War's Other Voices: Women Writers in the Lebanese Civil War by Miriam Cooke

 

POLITICAL FABLES AND SYMBOLIC PROTEST: Ferial J. Ghazoul reviews: Flights of Fantasy: Arabic Short Stories, edited by Ceza Kassem and Malak Hashem, and Egyptian Tales and Short Stories of the 1970s and 1980s, edited by William M. Hutchins

 

VOICES FROM THE BRIDGE: Michael Gurian reviews Phoenix in Her Blood: A Historical Entertainment by Fatma Mansur and On the Road to Baghdad, by Guneli Gun

 

PROFOUND AND SIMPLE CONFRONTATION: Soraya Paknazar reviews A Lonely Woman: Forugh Farrokhzad and Her Poetry by Michael C. Hillmann

 

WOMEN IN HIDING: Parul Kapur reviews Sultana's Dream and Selections from The Secluded Ones by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

 

FEATURE: NAZIS

THE NAZIS-POSTMODERN PUTSCH: Laszlo Gefin reviews 1933 by Philip Metcalfe

 

FEATURE: CHINA REPORT

SWALLOWING CHINA'S NAKED LUNCH: Peter Michelson reviews The Gourmet and Other Stories of Modern China by Lu Wenfu and The Chinese Western: Short Fiction from Today's China, translated by Zhu Hong

 

BOOK REVIEWS

VISION FROM THE HOWDY DOODY VILLA: Doug Bolling reviews Going to the Mountain by Dallas Wiebe

 

SMALL AFFIRMATIONS: Regina Weinreich reviews Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill

 

UTOPIC AND DYSTOPIC: Karla Jay reviews Bulldozer Rising by Anna Livia

 

A CLASS OF ONE: Gloria Frym reviews Safe & Sound by Lucia Berlin

 

WILD ELLIPSIS: Paul Genega reviews Tropical Depressions by Elton Glaser and Likewise by Paul Violi

 

VISCERAL BRlLLIANCE: J. P. White reviews Saving the Young Men of Vienna by David Kirby and Reply from Wilderness Island by Peter Balakian

 

WITHOUT BITTERNESS: Daniela Gioseffi reviews IXOK.AMAR.GO: Central American Women's Poetry for Peace, edited by Zoe Anglesey

 

DEEP STUFF: Matthew Persons reviews Loonglow by Helen Eisenbach

 

CONFUSION OF INTENTIONS: Thomas Kennedy reviews Nothing Grows by Moonlight by Torborg Nedreaas

 

TRULY BORDERLESS: Cheryl Fish reviews At Night the States by Alice Notley and The True Bride by Amy Gerstler

 

FICTION IN SPITE OF ITSELF: Jerome Klinkowitz reviews Open Form and the Feminine Imagination: The Politics of Reading in Twentieth-Century Innovative Writing by Stephen-Paul Martin

 

GAG-MAKING: David Brooks reviews The Fifth Station by Kevin McIlvoy

 

INVITATION TO A BEHEADING: Marie-Jose Fortis reviews Tallien, A Brief Romance by Frederic Tuten

 

DI5PUTATIOUS READING: John Murphy reviews Columbia Literary History of the United States, edited by Emory Elliott

 

A MUSCLEBOUND IMAGINATION: Roger Mitchell reviews Wall to Wall Speaks by David Mus

 

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