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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1991

[Vol. 12, No. 6]

 

LETTERS

 

PICKETING THE ZEITGEIST

CRISIS IN THE HUMANITIES by Marjorie Perloff

 

ART

SLIGHTLY SCHOOL MARMISH: Corinne Robins reviews A Different War: Vietnam in Art by Lucy R. Lippard

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

UNIVERSAL AMBIGUITY?: Jim Hughes reviews In Our Own Image: The Coming Revolution in Photography by Fred Ritchin

 

FEATURE: REAL OR NOT

THE FATHER IS GONE: Linda Wagner-Martin reviews Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow

 

BREAKING THE REALIST'S TABOO: Timothy Dow Adams reviews The Character of Truth: Historical Figures in Contemporary Fiction by Naomi Jacobs

 

NEGLECTED SECRET: John Roux reviews John and Anzia: An American Rornance by Norma Rosen

 

FEATURE: FORMALLY POETIC

A CONTEXT FOR THE FORMALIST: Frederick Feirstein reviews The Formalist Issue 1

 

RECOVERY THEORY: David Breeden reviews Missing Measures: Modern Poetry and the Revolt against Meter by Timothy Steele

 

FEATURE: TELLING LI(V)ES

AUTOBIOGRAPHY THROUGH CRITICISM: Peter Baker reviews On Autobiography by Philippe Lejeune

 

CRYPTO-MEMOIRS: Siegfried Mandel reviews The Snows of Yester-year: Portraits for an Autobiography by Gregor von Rezzori

 

RESPECT FOR THE OTHERNESS OF THE OTHER: Robert Gregory reviews Woman Native Other by Trinh T. Minh-ha, Three Swahili Women, edited by Sarah Mirza and Margaret Strobel, Interpreting Women' s Lives, edited by the Personal Narratives Group, "A Secret to be Buried": The Diary and Life of Emily Hawley Gillespie, 1858-1888, edited by Judy Nolte Lensink, and The Feminist Reader, edited by Catherine Belsey and Jane Moore

 

ANDY THE RED-NOSED WARHOLA: Marilyn Boteler reviews The Life and Death of Andy Warhol by Victor Bockris

 

FOCUS: SAMUEL BECKETT

WHITE AGONY by Raymond Federman

A BEACON FOR OUR TIME by John Calder

BECKETT AND BAIR REDUX: S.E. Gontarski reviews Samuel Beckett by Deirdre Bair

HUMOR-LADEN GLOOM by Judith Malina

BECKETTEDCEB by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

BECKETT PERFORMING/PERFORMING BECKETT by S.E. Gontarski

LITTLE PATIENCE FOR NOTORIETY by Arthur Sainer

 

BOOK REVIEWS

AMONG THE CASUALTIES: Paul Metcalf reviews 99: The New Meaning by Walter Abish

 

STRANGE PLURIVERSE: Lance Olsen reviews Vito Loves Geraldine by Janice Eidus

 

HOVERING PROXIMITY: Mara Eilenberg reviews Man without Memory by Richard Burgin, Falling Free by Barry Targan, and Disco Frito by Richard Elman

 

FUNK OPERA: Robert Peters reviews First Born of an Ass by William Joyce

 

GIVING VOICE TO COMMUNITY: John Repp reviews Daniel by Bruce Rice and The Town of No by Wesley McNair

 

GATHERING LANGUAGE: David Kirby reviews Poems: 1963-1988 by Bill Knott

 

HORRIFIED BOY, EMBRYONIC POET: Robert Buttel reviews Black Wings by Len Roberts and The Double House of Life by Randy Blasing

 

AMBIVALENCE TOWARD HOME: Dorothy Barresi reviews Borders by Mary Crow and Toluca Street by Maxine Scates

 

CONVICTION OF EXPERENCE: Barry Silesky reviews Adventures on the Isle of Adolescence by La Loca

 

ONE OF WHITMAN'S CHILDREN: Robert Vas Dias reviews The Collected Essays of Robert Creeley

 

HUNGRY FOR THE KISS: Gardner McFall reviews Without Asking by Jane Reavill Ransom, and Chemo-Poet and Other Poems by Helene Davis

 

EXALTED SIMPLIFICATIONS: Rush Rankin reviews The World, the Flesh, and Angels by Mary B. Campbell

 

DRIVE FOR ASCENSION: Sarah Gorham reviews Midwife and Other Poerns on Caring by Marilyn Krysl, Slow Joy by Stefanie Marlis, and Bitter Angel by Amy Gerstler

 

VOID WHICH NATURE ABHORS: Nancy Blake reviews Practicalities by Marguerite Duras

 

SHOOTING DICE WITH NUNS: Jack Anderson reviews The Drowned River by Thomas Lux

 

CAREFULLY MAPPED OUT: Rochelle Ratner reviews Natural Law by Barbara Helfgott Hyett

 

DISTRACT A MONSTER: Richard Moore reviews Equinox and Other Poems, and Eight Longer Poems by David R. Slavitt

 

FOIL FOR ONE WESTERN EGO: Joe Cuomo reviews Coming Home Crazy: An Alphabet Of China Essays by Bill Holm

 

SOMETHING ELEGIAC: Gary Lenhart reviews The Year of the Olive Oil by Chales North

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