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April/May 1991
[Vol. 13, No.1]

 

 

Picketing The Zeitgeist

WAR ON THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER by Bruce Sterling

 

Drama

GENUFLECTING TO DERRIDA: Daniel Leary reviews The Audience by Herbert Blau

 

Dance

VERBAL CHOREOGRAPHER: Jack Anderson reviews Dancers and the Dance by Summer Brenner

 

Focus

THE "THREE PS"­POETRY, PROSE, AND POLITICS POETICS AS POLlTICS:

 

POETICS AS POLITICS: Marcel Cornis-Pope reviews The Politics of Postmodernism by Linda Hutcheon and The Politics of Poetic Forrn: Poetry and Public Policy, edited by Charles Bernstein

 

POEMS, MADE OR FOUND? Edward Foster reviews Repression and Recovery: Modern American Poetry and the Politics of Cultural Memory 1910-1945 by Cary Nelson and Regression and Apocalypse: Studies in North American Literary Expressionism by Sherrill E. Grace

 

MUSE WITH A TIN EAR: Michael Perkins reviews More Light: Selected Poems by Mitchell Goodman

 

THE ARROW'S OWN LANGUAGE: Marilyn Kallet reviews In Mad Love and War by Joy Harjo and The lnvisible Musician by Ray A. Young Bear

 

RECYCLE THE POPULAR: Veronica Hollinger reviews No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture by Andrew Ross

 

ICONIC DATES: A. Robert Lee reviews The Zoot-Suit Riots: The Psychology of Symbolic Annihilation by Mauncio Mazon, Tierra: Contemporary Fiction of New Mexico, edited by Rudolfo Anaya, and Hardscrub by Lionel G. Garcia

 

CALLOW AND PREDICTABLE: Dawn Kolokias reviews From Eve's Rib by Gioconda Belli

 

POET LOOKS AT ARTIST: Miriam Sagan reviews Fuse by Phyllis Janik

 

LATIN AMERICAN FICTION

LOVE AND PROVOCATION: Arturo Arias reviews Have You Seen a Red Curtain in My Weary Chamber? by Tomás Borge Martínez and The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa

 

POWER RELATIONS: Raymond Leslie Williams reviews Woman between Mirrors by Helena Parente Cunha

 

TOO OFTEN SLIGHTED: Michael Palencia-Roth reviews Chambacú: Black Slum by Manuel Zapata Olivella

 

DESERVING OF RECOGNITION: Patricia Dubrava Keuning reviews The Magic Dog and Other Stories by Antonio Benítez Rojo

 

FETISH OF TACITURNITY: Djelal Kadir reviews Goodbyes and Stories by Juan Carlos Onetti

 

TWILIGHT OF A DICTATOR: Ilan Stavans reviews The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel García Marquez

 

PLUCKING THE CROWS: David William Foster reviews My House Is on Fire by Ariel Dorfman

 

TWO DISTINCT BOOKS: Naomi Lindstrom reviews Soulstorm by Clarice Lispector

 

FEATURE: MATTERS FEMINIST

INTERROGATING THE NATURAL: Peter Baker reviews Essentially Speaking: Feminism, Nature and Difference by Diana Fuss and The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice by Rachel Blau DuPlessis

 

TONGUES OF ICE: Leonore Gordon reviews Crime against Nature by Minnie Bruce Pratt

 

SENSUOUS AND SUBVERSIVE: Karla Jay reviews Reading Gertrude Stein: Body, Text, Gnosis by Lisa Ruddick, Really Reading Gertrude Stein: A Selected Anthology with Essays, edited by Judy Grahn, and Lifting Belly by Gertrude Stein

WHO IS BEING SUBVERTED? Stephen-Paul Martin reviews Subversive Intent by Susan Rubin Suleiman

 

WOMEN'S LIVES AS TEXTS: Lem Coley reviews Chloe and Olivia by Bell Gale Chevigny

 

FEATURE: WRITING THE POSTCOLONIAL EXPERIENCE

BAMBOO SPRINGS BACK: Norman Spencer reviews The Narrative of Liberation: Perspectives on Afro-Caribbean Literature, Popular Culture, and Politics by Patrick Taylor and Salman Rushdie and the Third World: Myths of the Nation by Timothy Brennan

 

MOST BRILLIANT LANGUAGE: Karen Keim reviews Road to Europe  by Ferdinand Oyono

 

APPARENT CONTRADICTION: Mary Gallagher reviews Caribbean Discourse by Edouard Glissant

 

TWO SUBJECTS BARELY TOUCHED: Clarisse Zimra reviews Before the Birth of the Moon by V.Y. Mudimbe

 

ABSOLUTE DILEMMA: Michael Gurian reviews Rue du Retour by Abdellatif Laâbi

 

POLlTICIZED QUEST NARRATIVE: Laura Chernaik reviews Paradise

by Elena Castedo

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