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OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 1992

[Vol. 14, No. 4]

 

PICKETING THE ZEITGEIST

 

QUEER LETTRES by Matias Viegener

 

ART

 

EXPLOSION OF LITERATURE: Alun Williams reviews Marcel Ducharnp: Artist of the Century, edited by Rudolf E. Kuenzli and Francis M. Naumann, and Pictorial Nominalism: On Marcel Duchamp's Passage from Painting to the Readymade by Thierry de Duve

 

MUSIC

 

THE PECULIAR SOUNDS OF THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE: Matthew Cooperman reviews American Composers: Dialogues on Contemporary Music by Edward Strickland

 

FOCUS: MARGINALIZED SEXUALITY

 

VISION IS ALWAYS PARTIAL: Judith Halberstam reviews How Do I Look? Queer Film and Video, edited by Bad Object-Choices

 

COUNTERCULTURE SLIDES INTO THE MAINSTREAM: Andrea Slane reviews An Intimate Wilderness: Lesbian Writers on Sexuality, edited by Judith Barrington, and High Risk: An Anthology of Forbidden Writings, edited by Amy Scholder and Ira Silverberg

 

ALL WOMEN ARE BILINGUAL: Bett Miller reviews Re-Belle et Infidèle: la traduction comrne pratique de réécriture au féminin/The Bod, Bilingual: Translation as a Rewriting in the Feminine by Susanne de Lotbinière-Harwood

 

VIRUSES AND SOCIAL CONDITIONING: Kathryn Cramer reviews The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman

 

BIG EQUALS POWERFUL: Janice Chernekoff reviews Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson

 

UNSAFE READING: John Granger reviews Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by David Wojnarowicz

 

ISLAND WITHIN AN ISLAND: Esther R. Avendaño reviews The Two Mujeres by Sara Levi Calderón

 

FEATURE: BIOGRAPHIES: SEEING AND BEING SEEN

 

OF RHETORIC AND REALlTY: John D. Edwards reviews Orwell: The Authorized Version by Michael Sheldon

 

ELIZABETH BISHOP, AT LAST: Barry Wallenstein reviews Becoming a Poet: Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell by David Kalstone and Elizabeth Bishop: Questions of Mastery by Bonnie Costello

 

NEW STANDARDS FOR INTERPRETIVE BRILLIANCE: Bill Tremblay reviews Elizabeth Bishop: A Biography of a Poetry by Lorrie Goldensohn

 

COLORS THAT CHANGE: John Jacob reviews The Color of the Heart: Writing from Struggle and Change 1959-1990 by Susan Sherman

 

A MAN OF MONUMENTAL EGO: Michael Wreszin reviews J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets by Curt Gentry

 

SAINT AND SAVAGE: Leon Lewis reviews Henry Miller: A Life by Robert Ferguson

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

AWE AND DISGUST: Trace Reddell reviews Aller Retour New York by Henry Miller

 

COGNITIVE MAPPINGS: David William Foster reviews The Colombian Novel by Raymond Leslie Williams

 

A DIARY WITHOUT SECRETS: Bruce-Novoa reviews Diary of an Undocumented lmmigrant by Ramón "Tianguis" Pérez

 

HICKTORY SWITCH TOUGH: Charles Wilmoth reviews Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

 

ALWAYS STREET-SMART: B.H. Friedman reviews Big City Primer: Reading New York at the End of the Twentieth Century, poems by John Yau and photographs by Bill Barrette

 

TIME-WARP COLLAGE OF PROSE: Michael Heller reviews Views from the Weaving Mountain: Selected Essays in Poetics and Anthropology by Nathaniel Tarn

 

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT ORTHODOXIES: Fred Moramarco reviews The Fate of American Poetry by Jonathan Holden

 

WILLFUL IGNORANCE: Robert Fox reviews The Bloody Hoax by Sholom Aleichem and Night of the Broken Glass by Peter Broner

 

READS LIKE LIGHTNING: Jascha Kessler reviews Time's Arrow, or, The Nature of the Offense by Martin Amis

 

RAW CULTURAL WASTE MATTER: Arthur Nersesian reviews In Heaven Everything Is Fine by Jeffrey DeShell and The Red Shirt by Lois Leardi

 

FEATURE: JAPANESE WRITING:HERE AND THERE

 

TRAVAILS OF A JAPANESE TYCOON: Ihab Hassan reviews A Spring Like Any Other by Takashi Tsujii

 

FOREIGNERS PEERING THROUGH THE WINDOW: Gregor Hartmann reviews Monkey Brain Sushi, edited by Alfred Bimbaum

 

THE RESONANCE OF VOICE: Andrew J. Dephtereos reviews New Japanese Voices, edited by Helen Mitsios

 

GROWING UP JAPANESE OR AMERICAN? Sussy Chako reviews The Loom and Other Stories by R.A. Sasaki

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