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APRIL/MAY 1992

[Vol. 14, No. 1]

 

LETTERS

PICKETING THE ZETIGEIST

CONTRIVED CORRIDORS: HISTORY, JOURNALISM, AND OUR CLASSIC LITERATURE by Jascha Kessler

 

MEDIA

WANTING MORE: Robert Fleming reviews The Media Show by Edwin Diamond

 

ART

JAZZ IS THE TEACHER FUNK IS THE PREACHER: Norman Spencer reviews Memory and Metaphore: The Art of Romare Bearden 1940-l987, with essays by Mary Schmidt Campbell and Sharon F. Patton; Romare Bearden: His Life and Work by Myron Schwartzman; and Riding on a Blue Note: Vincent D. Smith, Monoprints and Works on Paper on Jazz Themes by Sharon F. Patton

 

FOCUS: TECH-LIT, PART 1

FICTION A FIELD OF GROWTH: SCIENCE AT HEART, ACTION AT A DISTANCE by Joe McElroy

 

KINGDOMS OF INFORMATION: James A. Connor, S.J., reviews Cyberspace: First Steps, edited by Michael Benedikt

 

THE LIFE AND WORK OF PHILIP K. DICK by Peter Fitting

 

A RARE CONCEPTUAL REALISM: Joseph Tabbi reviews Hopeful Monsters by Nicholas Mosley

 

FLICKERS IN THE DARKNESS: Brooks Landon reviews Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler and Searoad: Chronicles of Klatsand by Ursula K. Le Guin

 

POSTPONE DEATH, PROLONG DESIRE: Laura U. Marks reviews Playing with Power in Movies, Television, and Video Games: From Muppet Babies to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Marsha Kinder

 

MARK OFF THE BOUNDARIES: Veronica Hollinger reviews Worlds Apart. Narratology of Science Fiction by Carl D. Malmgren

 

WORLD WITHOUT GROUND: N. Katherine Hayles reviews The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience by Francisco J. Varela, Evan Thompson, and Eleanor Rosch

 

FEATURE: PORNOGRAPHY

PORNOGRAPHY/CENSORSHIP by Samuel R. Delany

 

"PROFESSOR OF FUCK": SOME REFLECTIONS ON DEFENDING LlTERARY OBSCENITY by Kingsley Widmer

 

PESKILY WRITTEN: Paul Oppenheimer reviews Sade: A Sudden Abyss by Annie Le Brun

 

BOOK REVIEWS

LUDIC GENIUS: Siegfried Mandel reviews Franz Kafka: Representative Man by Frederick Karl

 

SOMEHOW GETTlNG IT RIGHT: Welch D. Everman reviews Frog by Stephen Dixon

 

DICTATED BY THE GUT: Kenneth R. Timmerman reviews Means of Escape: A Memoir by Philip Caputo

 

THE COMICS UNIVERSE, Part II by Dotan Dimet

 

A MATTER OF SPIRIT: Edward Foster reviews Truth, War, and the Dream-Game: Selected Prose Poems and Parables by Lawrence Fixel

 

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE: Steve Kowit reviews The Forgotten Language: Contemporary Poets and Nature, edited by Christopher Merrill

 

DEFENDING THE UNDERDOGS: Dawn Michelle Baude reviews Poetic License: Essays on Modernist and Postmodernist Lyric by Marjorie Perloff

 

INTERRUPTING THE USUAL MUSIC: Lance Dean reviews The Widening Spell of the Leaves by Larry Levis

 

WHAT HUNGER IS: Gardner McFall reviews Desperate Circumstance, Dangerous Woman by Brenda Mane Osbey and The Arrangement of Space by Martha Collins

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