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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1990

[Vol. 12, No. 5]

PICKETING THE ZEITGEIST

THE WRITER AS REVIEWER by Joyce Carol Oates

FICTION AND ECONOMY OF EXHAUSTION by Raymond Leslie Williams

ART

HERMETIC THERMOPOLEMIC: Robert Steiner reviews Rethinking Art History: Meditations on a Coy Science by Donald Preziosi

FEATURE: PORNOGRAPHY

LINK TO CAPITALISM: Mark Hussey reviews Men Confront Pornography, edited by Michael S. Kimmel

EVIDENCE OF OUR NEED: Robert Peters reviews Men and Intimacy, edited by Franklin Abbott

ALWAYS A BLUNT INSTRUMENT: Peter Michelson reviews Festum Voluptatis: A Study of Renaissance Erotica by David O. Frantz and Freedom and Taboo: Pornography and the Politics of a Self Divided by Richard S. Randall

FOCUS: BIOGRAPHY

MODERN INVENTION: Robert Gregory reviews Whole Lives: Shapers of Modern Biography by Reed Whittemore

A POSTMODERN TURN: Mary Rohrberger reviews Out of Egypt: Scenes and Arguments of an Autobiography by Ihab Hassan

DISTANCE THAT COMES W1TH EXILE: Mary Leonard reviews Self-Portrait of the Other by Heberto Padilla

EXPLOSIVE FLOWERING: Reginald Martin reviews Black Women Writing Autobiography: A Tradition within  a Tradition by Joanne M. Braxton

STYLE IS CHARACTER: Marilyn Chandler reviews Fabricating Lives: Explorations in American Autobiography by Herbert Leibowitz

FREUDIAN REDUCTIONISM AND LACK OF SYMPATHY: Daniel Leary reviews Bernard Shaw, Volume II (1898-1918): The Pursuit of Power by Michael Holroyd

EXPECTING AN EXPOSÉ: Mary M. Reefer reviews Telling Lies in Modern American Autobiography by Timothy Dow Adams

IN SEARCH OF A BETTER COMMENTARY: Hilda Raz reviews Grace Had an English Heart by Jessica Mitford and Isabelle: The Life of Isabelle Eberhardt by Annette Kobak

AN ELONGATED MARK TWAIN: John Tytell reviews Downstream from Trout Fishing in America: A Memoir of Richard Brautigan by Keith Abbott

BOOK REVIEWS

THE SAME PINK AS PEPTO-BISMOL: Welch D. Everman reviews My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist by Mark Leyner

FRANTIC ENTERTAINMENTS: Jaimy Gordon reviews Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn

EXTENSION OF THE BODY. Paul Zelevansky reviews The Telephone Book by Avital Ronell

AMERICA THE VAST CODEPENDENCY: Bill Tremblay reviews In the Builded Place by Michael Heller

NEVER QUITE COMFORTABLE: Lisa Schiffman reviews Words of Farewell: Stories by Korean Women Writers by Kang Sok-kyong, Kim Chi-won, and O Chong-hui and Home to Stay: Asian American Womens Fiction, edited by Sylvia Watanabe and Carol Bruchac

NO IMPROVEMENT: Guy Ducornet reviews The History of Surrealism by Maurice Nadeau

LIFE'S EMPTY FACE: Parul Kapur reviews On the Golden Porch by Tatyana Tolstaya

MURDER MOST NECESSARY: Jan Garden Castro reviews The Dead Magician by Evelin E. Sullivan

BEGRUDGERS RULED: Katherine Ann Dowling reviews The Figure in the Cave and Other Essays by John Montague

PREJUDICE AND WAR HYSTERIA: L. C. Green reviews Justice Delayed: The Record of the Japanese American Internment Cases, edited by Peter Irons

ONE OF THESE ELECT: Carl Solomon reviews Contact Highs by Alan Ansen

FOCUS: UNIVERSITY PRESSES, PART ONE-POETRY AND POETICS

PUBLIC UTTERANCES: Peter Baker reviews The Act and Place of Poetry by Yves Bonnefoy and The Vocation of a Teacher: Rhetorical Occasions 1967-1988 by Wayne C. Booth

BRIDESMAIDS AND VETERANS: Edward Guereschi reviews The Folded Heart by Michael Collier and Splitting and Binding by Pattiann Rogers

RAWBONED AND GNARLY: Scott Preston reviews The Sun Is But a Morning Star: Studies in West Coast Poetry and Poetics by Lee Bartlett

RADICAL DEFINITIONS: Linda Hamalian reviews The San Francisco Renaissance: Poetics and Community at Mid-Century by Michael Davidson

BELOVED GRIEF: Dorianne Laux reviews Six O'Clock Mine Report by Irene McKinney and Descendant by Marianne Boruch

CREDIT THE OYSTER: Richard Moore reviews The Birth of the Modern Mind: Self, Consciousness, and the Invention of the Sonnet by Paul Oppenheimer

POINT THE WAY: Tom Hansen reviews Paper Bird by Robin Behn

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