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MARCH-APRIL 1990

[Vol.12, No. 1]

LETTERS

PICKETING THE ZEITGEIST

THE NEA: ART AND MONEY by Ronald Sukenick

MUSIC

WHITE NOISE, WHITE HEAT by Larry McCaffery

PHOTOGRAPHY

STARK CONTRAST: Cameron Bloch reviews Revealing Light, photographs

by Lilo Raymond, and Bordertowns, photographs by Marc Gaede

ART

SYMBOLISM BECOMES CONTEMPORARY by Corinne Robins

FOCUS: POLITICS OF CRITICISM/CRITICISM OF POLITICS

VAMPIRE OF THE BANALITIES: Matthew Wills on Tom Wolfe's literary

manifesto

TACTIC OF EVASION: Robert Gregory reviews Male Fantasies by Klaus
Theweleit

TO HAVE NO ESSENCE: Marjorie Perloff reviews The Noise of Culture:
Literary Texts in a World of Information by William R. Paulson, Postmodern Cur-
rents: Art and Artists in the Age of Electronic Media
by Margot Lovejoy, Sequence
(con)Sequence: (Sub)Versions of Photography in the 80s, edited by Julia Ballerini,
and Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century by Greil Marcus

REFINED ANTI-SEMITISM? Peter Baker reviews Wartime Journalism

1939-1943 by Paul de Man, Critical Writings 1953-1978 by Paul de Man, and
Reading de Man Reading, edited by Lindsay Waters and Wlad Godzich

FIRESTORMS AND SLIME: David Simpson reviews Responses: On Paul De
Man's Wartime Journalism, edited by Werner Hamacher, Neil Hertz, and
Thomas Keenan

NEVER A NOSTALGIC RETURN: Jerome Klirikowitz reviews A Poetics of
Postmodernism: History, Theory, Fiction
by Linda Hutcheon

PETRIFACTION HAS BEGUN: Lance Olsen reviews The End of Modernity:
Nihilism and Hermeneutics in Postmodern Culture
by Gianni Vattimo and
Modern/Postmodern: A Study in Twentieth-Century Arts and Ideas by Silvio
Gaggi

EPOCHAL MOVES: Laszlo K. Gefin reviews Universal Abandon? The Politics

of Postmodernism, edited by Andrew Ross, and Framing the Sign: Criticism and

Its Institutions by Jonathan Culler

LYRICISM VS. BUREAUCRACY: Kirby Olson reviews The Politics of Sur-realism by Helena Lewis

SURGERY ON OUR POETRY: Roger Mitchell reviews Praises & Dispraises:
Poetry and Politics, the Twentieth Century
by Terrence Des Pres

BOOK REVIEWS
EXTREME STATES

ALASKA?FABLES AND DISTANCES: John Haines reviews Thomas Merton
in Alaska: The Alaska Conferences, Journals, and Letters, and Alaska: Reflections
on Land and Spirit, edited by Robert Hedin and Gary Holthaus

LOUISIANA?FUGITIVES: Dennis Formento reviews The Neon Bible by
John Kennedy Toole

GERMANY?SPEAKING THE UNSPEAKABLE

LANGUAGE MESH: Paul Oppenheimer reviews Poems of Paul Celan

THE TRANSLATOR'S PROBLEM: Edward Foster reviews Autumn Sonata:
Selected Poems of Georg Trakl and Song of the West: Selected Poems of Georg Trakl

NEW WORDS FOR NEW DANGERS: Richard Martin reviews Accident/A
Day's News by Christa Wolf

AFRICA?FRANCOPHONE/ANGLOPHONE

FIRST GENERATION: Mildred Mortimer reviews Snares without End by Olympe Bhely-Quenum

WRITING IS FIGHTING: Peter Nazareth reviews To Every Birth Its Blood by
Mongane Serote

FIVE FILTERS: Nan Levinson reviews Manufacturing Consent: The Political

Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR: Kelly Cherry reviews The Final Opus of Leon
Solomon by Jerome Badanes

 

FORMS OF LOSS: Janet Overmyer reviews The Niobe Poems by Kate Daniels
and Memoir by Honor Moore

CULTURAL MYTHOLOGIES: Sarah Gorham reviews When I Kept Silence by
Naomi Clark and Air Pocket by Kimiko Hahn

THOROUGHLY JUNGIAN: Linda Wagner-Martin reviews Mundane's World
byJudyGrahn

 

LIFE CUT SHORT: Genevieve Carminati reviews Alone in the Dawn: The Life
of Adelaide Crapsey
by KarenAlkalay-Gut

 

A NEW NOTE: Frederick Smock reviews The Imperfect Paradise by Linda
Pastan

 

 

HARD LESSON: Susan M. Schultz reviews Roxa: Voices of the Culver Family by
William B. Patrick

 

RICHLY EVOKED: Don Skiles reviews Long Ride Back and The Light Fandango by John Jacob

A GARDEN OF BONES: Nancy Kricorian reviews Death and Resurrection: A Novel of the Armenian Massacres by Antranig Antreassian

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