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FEBRUARY/MARCH 1993

[Vol.14, No. 6]

 

LETTERS

 

PICKETING THE ZEIGEIST

 

THE EMERGING OBJECT OF FICTION by Pierre Furlan

 

FOCUS: VISUAL LITERACY: PART I

 

VISUAL LITERACY: POINTING AT THE WORLD by Paul Zelevansky

 

HONEY I NUKED THE KIDS: Marty Cohen reviews Bone Saw No. 1, edited by John Bergin and James O'Barr, and Akira, Books 4, 5, and 6 by Katsuhiro Otomo

 

BOUNDLESS SCHIZOPHRENIC WORLD: Bill Jones reviews Maus I and II by Art Spiegelman

 

FLOOD IN NEW YORK: Richard Kostelanetz reviews The Phenomenology of Revelation by Paul Laffoley, Flood! A Novel in Pictures by Eric Drooker, and Grrrhhhh by Warren Lehrer

 

THE BLACK PAGE: Renée Riese Hubert reviews Nettles by Holton Rower and Procrustes' Bed by Rebecca Lown

 

PRAISING THE BOOK'S POSSIBILITIES: George Myers, Jr., reviews "Sometimes a Cigar Is Only a Cigar" (Freud) by Victoria Vesna and The Final Results of Psychoanalytic Treatment by M.M. Lum

 

OBJECT WITH NO INTERIOR: Harry Polkinhom reviews This Book is Extremely Receptive by Janet Zweig and Holly Anderson, Labyrinth by Margot Lovejoy, and Angst: Cartography by Mojdeh Baratloo and Clifton J. Balch

 

NOT A SIMPLE WORD-PICTURE: Robert C. Morgan reviews Envisioning Information by Edward Tufte and Structure of the Visual Book by Keith A. Smith

 

SOLDIERS IN PROTEST: Stephen-Paul Martin reviews Desert Storm/Remember to Remember by Michael Jones and Michael Loderstedt and A Matter of Conscience: Gl Resistance during the Vietnam War by William Short and Willa Seidenberg

 

RACISM AND CONFORMITY: M. Kasper reviews The Good Times Are Killing Me by Lynda Barry and African History for Beginners, Part 1: African Dawn written by Herb Boyd and illustrated by Shey Wolvek-Pfister

 

FEATURE: BLACK WOMEN

 

THE BLACK LITERARY CRITIC AS MELVILLE'S "CONFIDENCE MAN": Cecil Brown reviews The Workings of the Spirit: The Poetics of Afro-American Women's Writing by Houston A. Baker

 

WHITE RABBIT'S ROSE GARDEN: Jan Garden Castro reviews Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison

 

FEATURE: LANGUAGE

 

HELP IS ON THE WAY: Robert Creeley reviews Language Poetry: Writing as Rescue by Linda Reinfeld

 

EXHILARATING AND LIBERATING WORK: Pierre Joris reviews Rough Trades by Charles Bernstein

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

SAILING EAST INTO THE SOUTHERN BOOM: Steven M. Bell reviews The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor by John Barth

 

RIDING AGAINST THE PLOT: Eyal Amiran reviews All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

 

FEARLESS STORYTELLERS: Laura Wadenpfuhl reviews Wild Desire by Karen Brennan and Some Sexual Success Stories, Plus Other Stories in Which God Might Choose to Appear by Diane Williams

 

HOPE SPIKED WITH NUTRASWEET: Miles Beller reviews Imagining America: Stories from the Promised Land, edited by Wesley Brown and Amy Ling

 

THE WINTER OF OUR RELIGIOUS LIFE: Steve Saum reviews Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen

 

"TRUE TOURISM" IS IMPOSSIBLE: Capper Nichols reviews Motion Sickness by Lynne Tillman

 

A FRESH PERSPECTIVE: James de Jongh reviews Whole Grain: Poems, 1958-1989 by James A. Emanuel

 

EXCAVATING MEMORIES: Wendy Martin reviews An Atlas of the Difficult World by Adrienne Rich

 

HALF ANGEL, HALF HUMAN: Lawrence Joseph reviews Hotel Madden Poems by Paul Pines and Target Populations by Marc Kaminsky

 

A DIFFERENT AND VAST REALM: Ioanna-Veronika Warwick reviews Provinces by Czeslaw Milosz

 

PART TRAVELOGUE, PART MEDITATION: Eamonn Wall reviews Going to Patchogue by Thomas McGonigle

 

TURBULENT LIVES: Peter Balakian reviews Letters from Nowhere by Jack Antreassian and Coming to Terms by Vahan Derian

 

LITERARY RAG-BAGS: Vicki Weissman reviews Sheer Fiction II by Paul West and A Modern Way to Die by Peter Wortsman

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