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FEBRUARY/MARCH 1992

[Vol. 13, No.  6]

 

Picketing The Zeitgeist

 

THE WAR AGAINST THEORY by Curtis White

 

 

FOCUS: OTHER ARTS: JAZZ, RADIO, PERFORMANCE,
 INSTALLATION, CONCEPT, COMICS, HORROR

 

PEEKING THROUGH A KNOTHOLE: Paul Pines reviews Listen: Gerry Mulligan, An Aural Narrative in Jazz by Jerome Klinkowitz

 

JAZZY FICTIONS: Barry Wallenstein reviews From Blues to Bop: A Collection of Jazz Fiction,  edited by Richard N. Albert

 

CONCEPTUAL CONSERVATISM by Daniel A. Bergman

 

THE SAME THREE SHOWS by Liz Markus

 

THE COMICS UNIVERSE by Dotan Dimet

 

A TV SCREEN AWAY: Trace Reddell reviews Heatseeker by John Shirley and The Brains of Rats by Michael Blumlein

 

VISUAL THOUGH BLIND: Elissa S. Guralnick reviews German Radio Plays, edited by Everett Frost and Margaret Herzfeld‑Sander

 

SUBVERT STORY: Lou Robinson reviews Out From Under: Texts by Women Performance Artists, edited by Lenora Champagne

 

FEATURE: EDGE WRITING ABROAD

 

THE ARTIST AS RADICAL CITIZEN: Rochelle Owens reviews Corrosive Signs: Essays on Experimental Poetry, edited by César Espinosa

 

HEIR TO OULIPO: Peter Baker reviews The Great Fire of London by Jacques Roubaud

 

Book Reviews

 

REALlTY REDEFINED: Cornelius Lehane reviews Nelson Algren: A Life on the Wild Side by Bettina Drew; Confronting the Horror: The Novels of Nelson Algren by James R. Giles; Nelson Algren's Chicago, photographs by Art Shay; and The Man with the Golden Arm and A Walk on the Wild Side by Nelson Algren

 

VIGOROUS SHORT FICTIONS: Charlotte Meyer reviews Homesick: New and Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin

 

APPETITE AND SYMPATHY: Theodore Weiss reviews Our Life in Poetry: Selected Essays and Reviews by M.L. Rosenthal

 

BRAIN MUSIC: David Winn reviews The MacGuffin by Stanley Elkin

 

MAGICAL BOXES: Don Skiles reviews Under the Shadow by Gilbert Sorrentino

 

PERSONALITY AND INFLUENCE: Siegfried Mandel reviews Looking Back: Memoirs by Lou Andreas‑Salomé

 

WOMEN IN THE LIGHT OF FIRE: Daniela Gioseffi reviews Visions of War, Dreams of Peace: Writings of Women in the Vietnam War, edited by Lynda Van Devanter and Joan A. Furney

 

VERNACULAR OF SPITE: Miriam Levine reviews Bethlehem in Broad Daylight by Mark Doty, Why We Live with Animals by Alvin Greenberg, and Body Betrayer by Beckian Fritz Goldberg

 

LIVELY AND OTHER PROVOCATIVE: Barbara M. Fisher reviews Death in Quotation Marks: Cultural Myths of the Modern Poet by Svetlana Boym

 

AT ONE REMOVE: David Kirby reviews All of the Above by Dorothy Barresi and The Outlaw James Copeland and the Champion‑Belted Empress by Jeanne Lebow

 

QUIET COURAGE: Laurel Blossom reviews Laughing Gas: Poems New and Selected 1963‑1990 by Ruth Whitman

 

STRANGE POETRY: Robert Peters reviews A Breviary of Torment by Thomas Cashet

 

MY FOE OUTSTRETCHED BENEATH THE TREE: Dick Allen reviews Let There Be Light by Philip Appleman

 

AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHY

 

THE POETICS OF MIGRATION: Anne C. Bromley reviews Red Beans by Victor Hernandez Cruz, The Concrete River by Luis J. Rodriguez, and Going Home Away Indian by Leo Romero

 

WATER AFTER A DROUGHT: Mary Leonard reviews The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America by Nicholas Lemann

 

BOUNTIFUL TENSION: Alvin Aubert reviews At Redbones and Rainbow Remnants in Rock Bottom Ghetto Sky by Thylias Moss

 

FROM ANECDOTE TO ADAGE: Susan M. Schultz reviews Destroying Angel by Nancy Eimers and Fear of Subways by Maureen Seaton

 

 

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