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JUNE/JULY 1991

[Vol. 13, No. 2]

 

Letters


PICKETING THE ZEITGEIST

BOOKSELLERS AND CENSORSHIP by Donald Laing

 

FOCUS: 50/50: TAKING SIDES

 

LIFE'S SMALL SIGNALS: G.E. Murray reviews The Intelligence of Clouds by Stanley Moss

 

NOT AN OBVIOUS VOICE: Bany Wallenstein reviews Selected Poems by Randall Jarrell and Randall Jarrell: A Literary life by William Pritchard

 

WHAT'S EMPEROR SIMPSON WEARING? Phillip  Dacey reviews In The Room We Share by Louis Simpson

 

ADVENTUROUS MIGRANT: Gary Lenhart reviews Abhorrences by Edward Dorn

 

AT HOME WITH WAR AND POLlTICS: Carl Solomon reviews Pieces of a Song by Diane Di Prima

 

HUGHES THE HUNTER: Nancy Blake reviews Moortown Diary and Wolfwatching by Ted Hughes

 

RESTIVE SPIRIT: Robert Buttel reviews In the Act: Essays on the Poetry of Hayden Carruth, edited by David Weiss

PATHS OF DAILINESS: Geraldine C. Little reviews On the Island by Josephine Jacobson

 

FEATURE: THREE SPANISH WRITERS

DROWNING IN RHETORIC: Roser Caminals‑Heath reviews The Same Sea as Every Summer by Esther Tusquets

 

REMOVING BAD CONSCIENCE: Randolph D. Pope reviews Realms of Strife by Juan Goytisolo

 

FLYING CORKSCREW: Randolph D. Pope reviews Aphorisms by Ramón Gómez del la Serna

 

FEATURE: RUSSIA AND BEYOND

 

LOT'S WIFE AMONG THE SOVIETS: Emily W. Leider reviews The Complete Poems of Ana Akhmatova, translated by Judith Hemschemeyer

 

SARDONIC CARNIVAL: Henry Pickford reviews The Hand, Or, the Confession of an Executioner by Yuz Aleskovsky

 

BITTER TASTE OF FREEDOM: Ruth Whitman reviews The Historical Moment: East European Poetry, edited by Richard Jones

 

WORKADAY OPTIMISM: Siegfried Mandel reviews War with the Newts; Three Novels: Hordubal, Meteor, An Ordinary Life; Toward the Radical Center; and Nine Fairy Tales by Karel Capek

 

 

VIENNESE BRILLIANCE: Robert Dassanowsky-Harris reviews Baron Bagge; Count Luna and The Resurrection of Maltravers by Alexander Lernet-Holenia

 

FRAILTIES AND FOIBLES: Eleanor J. Bader reviews The Deep North and Famous Questions by Fanny Howe

 

NEVER EXTRAORDINARY, NEVER DULL: Judi Goldenberg reviews My Life and Dr. Joyce Brothers by Kelly Cherry

 

BOTH AN APPEAL AND A WARNING: Susan M. Schultz reviews Captivity by Toi Derricotte, The Forked Rivers by Nancy Donegan, and Staying Up for Love by Leslie Adrienne Miller

 

POETRY, TRANSLATING AND TRANSLATED

 

MAZE OF THE ORIGINAL: Paul Oppenheimer reviews Translating Poetry: The Double Labyrinth, edited by Daniel Weissbort

 

WHISTLING THE UNSPEAKABLE. Steve Kowit reviews Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu and The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry, edited by Stephen Mitchell

 

THE PLURAL "I'. Asunción Horno-Delgado reviews The Black Heralds by César Vallejo

 

DONNING THE LOCAL GARB: Anselm Hollo reviews Vanishing Lung Syndrome by Miroslav Holub

 

INSTANTANEOUS COMPRESSION: Warren Woessner reviews Don't Go Back to Sleep by Sarah Gorham

 

MUCH BRAGGADOCCIO: Vicki Weissman reviews A Real Man by Shylah Boyd

 

NASH AND GNASH: Richard Kostelanetz reviews Loving Letters from Ogden Nash: A Family Album, edited by Linell Nash Smith

 

TAPESTRY: Charles Caramello reviews Matinee by Robert Steiner

 

ANNIVERSARY QUARTET: James Reiss reviews Red Letters by Reg Saner, Homecoming with Reflections: Collected Poems by Jeanne McGahey, Hand-Shadows by Jarold Ramsey, and The Ocean Remembers It is Visible: Poems 1966-1989 by Craig Powell

 

ANGST, AMERICAN AND OTHERWISE:  Edward Butscher reviews God Hunger by Michael Ryan and After We Lost Our Way by David Mura

 

SLIGHTLY UNIFORMED:  Kathleen Norris reviews The Collected Poems of Beatrice Hawley, edited by Denise Levertov, and Earthbound in Betty Grable's Shoes by Susanna Foster

 

OBJECTS AS CHARACTERS: John Jacob reviews The Last Man Standing by George Chambers

 

POETIC PHENOMENON: Richard More reviews Between Angels by Stephen Dunn

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