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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1990

[Vol. 11, No. 6]

 

LETTERS

 

PICKETING THE ZEITGEIST

GUERRILLA WRITING by Harold Jaffe

 

FEATURE: INTIFADA

SEIZING THE MEANS OF REPRESENTATION by Brian McHale

 

FEATURE: ALASKA

THE DREAM PLACE: NOTES ON ALASKAN WRITING by John Morgan

 

EDGE OF IMAGINATION: Connie Oehring reviews Inroads: Alaskas 27 Fellowship Writers, edited by Elyse Guttenberg and Jean Anderson

 

INHERENTLY RESTLESS: Marjorie K. Cole reviews In Extremis and Other Alaskan Stories by Jean Anderson, In the Compass of Unrest Times'> by Sheila Nickerson, and The Circle of Totems by Peggy Shumaker

 

MOST OFTEN SILENT: Sam Hamill reviews The Stars, the Snow, the Fire by John Haines

 

TESTING THE CONFLICTS: Deborah Viles reviews The Droning Shaman by Nora Marks Dauenhauer

 

RICH SPICE: Jennifer Brice reviews Reading the River by John Hildebrand

 

FOCUS: CHICANO/A WRITING

HIDDEN COMPLACENCIES by Cordelia Candelaria

 

NERVE OF FEELING: Cordelia Candelaria reviews Martín & Meditations on the South Valley by Jimmy Santiago Baca and Las Mujeres Hablan: An Anthology of Nuevo Mexicana Writers, edited by Tey Diana Rebolledo, Erlinda Gonzales-Berry, and Teresa Marquez

 

INSIGHT IS MISSING: Ilan Stavans reviews Crazy Love by Elías Miguel Muñoz

 

MESTIZAJE: Reyes García reviews Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico by Stanley Crawford

 

VIRTUALLY UNTRANSLATABLE: Raymond Leslie Williams reviews Y no se lo tragó la tierra/And the Earth Did Not Devour Him by Tomás Rivera

 

UN POCO DE TODO: Gary D. Keller reviews Southwest Tales: A Contemporary Collection, edited by Alurista and Xelina Rojas-Urista

 

UNFLAGGING PROTEST: Jose R. Martinez reviews Rainbow's End by Genaro González

 

SOCIAL INSIGHTS: Tomás Vallejos reviews The Wedding by Mary Helen Ponce and Delia's Song by Lucha Corpi

 

MAGICAL REGIONALISM: Bruce-Novoa reviews El Condor and Other Stories by Sabine Ulibarrí

 

INTIMATE HISTORY: Salvador Rodriguez del Pino reviews The Day the Cisco Kid Shot John Wayne Times'> by Nash Candelaria

 

BOOK REVIEWS

TRICKSTERS AND BLUES

JUJU JAZZ AND MOJO BLUES: Norman Spencer reviews The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Afro-American Poetics by Houston A. Baker, Jr.

 

SEEKING THE AFRICAN IN "AFRICAN-AMERICAN": Lorenzo Thomas reviews From Folklore to Fiction: A Study of Folk Heroes and Rituals in the Black American Novel by H. Nigel Thomas and From Trickster to Badman: The Black Folk Hero in Slavery and Freedom by John W. Roberts

 

POSTMODERN MONKEY: Gerald Vizenor reviews Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book by Maxine Hong Kingston

 

STRANGE FRUIT: Raymond R. Patterson reviews Blues: The Story Always Untold by Sterling Plumpp

 

PASSION AND PERSONAL WITNESS: Alicia Ostriker reviews Women on War: Essential Voices for the Nuclear Age, edited by Daniela Gioseffi

 

CITY STREETS: Anselm Hollo reviews Cultural Affairs in Boston: Poetry and Prose 1956-1985 Times'> by John Wieners

 

ACUTE SPECIFICITY: Dick Allen reviews The Holyoke by Frank Gaspar and be tween by Jack Ridl

 

EXPLICITLY AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY: Susan M. Schultz reviews Men & Women: Together and Alone, edited by Morty Sklar and Mary Biggs

 

RAPTUROUS WORK: Don Skiles reviews Awakening Osiris: The Egyptian Book of the Dead, translated by Normandi Ellis

 

AFFIRMATIVE AND POSITIVE: Martina Sciolino reviews Rosenberg/Barthes/Hassan: The Postmodern Habit of Thought by Jerome Klinkowitz

 

SAD CHARACTERS: Carl Solomon reviews Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

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