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DECEMBER 1992/JANUARY 1993

[Vol. 14, No. 5]

 

ART

MINUTE DETAILS OF HUNDREDS OF PAINTINGS: Liz Markus reviews Shows of Force by Timothy W. Luke

 

MUSIC

NOT A COMPLETE HISTORY: Gary Carner reviews Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music 1955-1965 by David H. Rosenthal

 

FOCUS: LIVING TO TELL THE TALE

BLEAK AND BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS: John Purdy reviews The Power of Horses and From the River's Edge by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn

 

SEEING OUR WAY CLEAR: T. C. Marshall reviews Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko

 

TRICKSTER SIGNATURES: Kimberly Blaeser reviews four books by Gerald Vizenor: Crossbloods, Bone Courts, Bingo and Other Reports; Interior Landscapes: Autobiographical Myths and Metaphors; Landfill Meditation: Crossblood Stories; and Dead Voices: Natural Agonies in the New World

 

ANOTHER WHITE EXPLORER: Marlon Sherman reviews In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen

 

TRUE MAGIC AND MEMORY: Patricia Clark Smith reviews The Business of Fancydancing by Sherman Alexie, Dream On by Chrystos, and Beneath My Heart by Janice Gould

 

EVENTS REMAIN CONTRADICTORY: James Ruppert reviews Black Eagle Child: The Facepaint Narratives by Ray A. Young Bear

 

DEFINlTIONS OF IDENTITY: Gretchen M. Bataille reviews Sending My Heart Back across the Years: Tradition and Innovation in Native American Autobiography by Hertha Dawn Wong

 

OVERWHELMED BY INCLUSIVENESS: Page Stegner reviews PrairyErth by William Least Heat-Moon

 

WHITE VENTRILOQUISM AND ONE SILENT INDIAN: Betty Louise Bell reviews Removals: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Politics of Indian Affairs by Lucy Maddox

 

SORCERY OF HER OWN: Gretchen Ronnow reviews Grandmothers of the Light-A Medicine Woman's Sourcebook by Paula Gunn Allenn

 

FEATURE: ELEGY FOR THE RECENT PAST

JOHN CAGE'S INDETERMINACY THEN AND NOW by Richard Kostelanetz

 

A MOMENT OF METAPHYSICAL CELEBRATION: Carl Solomon reviews Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatole Broyard

 

EFFECTIVE VIGNETTES: John Tytell reviews New York in the 50's by Dan Wakefield and What's This Cat's Story by Seymour Krim

FEATURE: IN THEORY

 

REIGNING HUMANIST PEDANTRIES: Kingsley Widmer reviews The Theory-Death of the Avant-Garde by PauI Mann

 

JAMESON OUT OF TOUCH? Curtis White reviews Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism by Fredric Jameson

 

FEATURE: MAZZA

SUBTLE DEFORMlTIES, VANISHING ACTS: Jill St. Jacques reviews How to Leave a Country by Cris Mazza

 

JUST HANGING IN THERE: Julia Stein reviews Is It Sexual Harassment Yet? By Cris Mazza

 

BOOK REVIEWS

DON'T LET THE TITLE FOOL YOU: Don Webb reviews Writer-in-Residence by Herben Burkholz

 

NOT THE ORIGINAL: Max W. Yeh reviews The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico, edited by Miguel Leon-Portilla

 

CHARTING A UNIQUE COURSE: Fred Moramarco reviews Mating by Norman Rush

 

THE WRlTER IN THE REVOLUTION: Mary MacArthur reviews The Patient Impatience by Tomás Borge

 

NOBODY GETS OUT ALIVE: Jerome Klinkowitz reviews Jigs and Reels by Michael Stephens

 

FLESH AND VOID: Rob Hardin reviews Wetbones by John Shirley

 

LIMINAL NARRATIVE: Linda Wagner-Martin reviews Secret Words by Jonathan Strong

 

THE NEW REGIONALISM: Joseph Conte reviews Middle Murphy by Mark Costello and World Like a Knife by Ellen Akins

 

THE MYOPIA OF THE LOS ANGELES ELITE: Jack Miles reviews Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World by David Rieff

 

LOVE VERSUS MADNESS: David Allan Evans reviews Awash with Roses: Collected Love Poems of Kenneth Patchen, edited by Larry Smith and Laura Smith and Four Incarnations: New and Selected Poems 1957-1991 by Robert Sward

 

RECEPTACLES OF GREAT ENERGY: Marc Laidlaw reviews The M.D.: A Horror Story by Thomas M. Disch and Dark Verses and Light by Tom Disch

 

PROCESS AND MOVEMENT: Juliana Spahr reviews Clamor by Ann Lauterbach

 

CONVERTING THE MASTER'S VOICE: Robert Buttel reviews John Logan: The Collected Fiction

 

REALITY BLISTERS THE HEART: Edward Peter Nolan reviews The Fall and the Gods (in three volumes) by Frederic Will

 

PREVIOUS INSIGHT REQUIRED: Warren Woessner reviews The Black Mountain Book-A New Edition by Fielding Dawson

 

BRUTAL AND MELANCHOLY HONESTY: Marina de Gramont reviews The Lies Boys Tell by Lamar Herrin

 

LYING TO THE PEOPLE? Stephen-Paul Martin reviews M.I.A., or Mythmaking in America by H. Bruce Franklin

 

HUMOR AND INSIGHT: Peter Bricklebank reviews Private Fame by Richard Burgin and Lives of the Fathers by Steven Schwartz

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