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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 1990

[Vol. 12, No. 4]

 

LETTERS

 

PICKETING THE ZEITGEIST

ON THE OFFENSIVE by R. M. Berry

SUFFERING FROM PROVINCIALISM by Will Nixon

BLACK MOUNTAIN DEFINED by Fielding Dawson

 

ART

ALL THE FACTUAL DETAILS: Alun Williams reviews Portrait of David Hockney  by Peter Webb

 

FOCUS: MEXICO

TRADTION VS. INNOVATION  by John S. Brushwood

 WHERE TWO REALMS MEET by Federico Patán

STRUGGLES OF THE MARGINALIZED: Daryl Palmer reviews Plotting Women: Gender and Representation in Mexico by Jean Franco

THE LIFE OF AN EMBRYO: Ilnan Stavans reviews Christopher Unborn by Carlos Fuentes

REVERED PUBLIC FIGURE: Raymond Leslie Williams reviews Human Mourning by José Revueltas

IT LONGS TOWARD PLACE: Nina Molinaro reviews Enclosed Garden by Angelina Muñiz-Huberman

 

FEATURE: FACT, FICTION, THEORY

MORE IMAGINED THAN LIVED: John Tytell reviews Letters to Emil by Henry Miller

POWER, CORRUPTION AND LIES: Jeffrey DeShell reviews Red White and Blue by Ben Stoltzfus

A WILLIAMS SAMPLER: Frank McConnell reviews The Politics of Modernism by Raymond Williams

 

FEATURE: MEMORIES OF THE POETS

SOUVENIRS FROM A ZEITGEIST: Joel Lewis reviews The Younger Son by Karl Shapiro and The One in the Many by David Ignatow

 

PAPER-AND-PRINT EROTICISM: Carl Solomon reviews Memoirs of a

Bastard Angel by Harold Norse

 

BOOK REVIEWS

FEATURE: SUMMINGS UP

ARROGANT AND FIERCE: Gary Lenhart reviews Emerald Ice: Selected Poems 1962‑1987 by Diane Wakoski

 

MARVELS TO THE EAR: Hayden Carruth reviews John Logan: The Collected Poems, edited by Jerome Mazzaro and A. Poulin, Jr.

 

CLOSER TO THE MODERNS: Dawn Kolokithas reviews Antiphonal Swing: Selected Prose 1962-1987 by Clayton Eshleman, Conductors of the Pit: Major Works by Rimbaud, Vallejo, Cesaire, Artaud, Holan, edited and translated by Clayton Eshleman, and Hotel Cro-Magnon by Cayton Eshleman

 

AWAKENER TO THE WORD: Dennis Barone reviews Mindfield: New and Selected Poems by Gregory Corso

 

A HANDFUL WILL SURVIVE: Fred Moramarco reviews The Best American Poetry, 1989, edited by Donald Hall

 

INTRUDE AND PARTICIPATE: Trace Reddell reviews Animal Acts by Cris Mazza, Uncle Ovid's Exercise Book by Don Webb, and An Illuminated History of the Future, edited by Curtis White

 

YESTERDAY'S AND TODAY'S HAREMS: Ece Karayalcin reviews Harem: The World behind the Veil by Alex Lytle Croutier

 

EXPRESSION OF THE MATRIARCHAL VOICE: Linda Wagner-Martin reviews She Rises like the Sun: Invocations of the Goddess by Contemporary Women Poets, edited by Janine Canan

 

TEXT OF SEX: Kathleen Norris reviews Perpetua by Olga Broumas

 

EVOLUTION OF A FICTION WRITER: Robert Fox reviews Pretend We've Never Met and Bend This Heart by Jonis Agee

 

HAVING A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN: Ingrid Wendt reviews American Earthquakes by Constance Urdang and Goodbye My Coney Island Baby by Claire Burch

 

IMMENSE AND ARTICULATE HOMELESSNESS: Jean Gallagher reviews New York by Djuna Barnes

 

THE DAMNED VS. THE DAMNABLE: Willy Clay reviews Loves of the Poets by David Rosenthal

 

OUTSPOKEN NATIONALIST: Jana Harris reviews When I Sleep, Then I See Clearly: Selected Poerns of J. V. Foix, translated by David Rosenthal

 

TIRESOME HEROINES: John Tranter reviews The Hottest Night of the Century and Games of the Strong by Glenda Adams

 

CONTEMPORARY DARKNESSES: Tony Quagliano reviews The Speed of Darkness by Rodney Morales

 

SO MUCH MARGARINE: Dennis Formento reviews The Guerrilla Is Like a Poet: An Anthology of Fdipino Poetry, edited by Robert Majzels

 

FROM MISS SOPHIA TO COMRADE WANXIANG: William Wei reviews I Myself Am a Woman: Selected Writings of Ding Ling, edited and translated by Tani E. Barlow with Gary J. Bjorge

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