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April/May 1993

[Vol. 15, No. 1]

 

Picketing The Zeitgeist

ENTER MR. MAURICE by William Levy

 

Art

COLD WAR ART HISTORY: Martin Washburn reviews Reconstructing Modernism: Art in New York, Paris and Montreal 1945-64, edited by Serge Guilbaut

 

GENTLE AND IMAGINATIVE TEXT: Janice Gould reviews Mud Woman: Poems from the Clay by Nora Naranjo‑Morse

 

Film

THREE BOOKS IN ONE: Ben Stoltzfus reviews How Movies Work by Bruce Kawin

 

Focus: Visual Literacy: Part II

QUANTUM LEAP: Fred Truck reviews Visualization: The Second Computer Revolution by Richard Mark Friedhoff and William Benzon and Beyond the Third Dimension: Geometry, Computer Graphics, and Higher Dimensions by Thomas F. Banchoff

 

THE TECHNOLOGY OF POETRY: Nancy Princenthal reviews The Mind's Eye, directed by Jan Nickman, with music by James Reynolds; Living Cinema by Robert Edgar, with music by Dutch Knotts; and Its Name Was Penelope by Judy Malloy

 

FAMILIAR MATERIAL: Julia Ballerini reviews The Contest of Meaning by Richard Bolton

 

THREE DICHOTOMIES: Debra Bricker Balken reviews Fragments for a History of the Human Body, edited by Michel Feher with Ramona Naddaff and Nadia Tazi

 

ELUSIVE AND SUGGESTIVE: Johanna Drucker reviews The Reign of Narcissism by Barbara Bloom, How to Avoid the Future Tense by Liz Magor and Joey Morgan, and Reading the Glass by Charles Barber, Sharon Kivland, and Conrad Leyser

 

SIGNAL DOCUMENTS: James Meyer reviews AIDS Demographics by Douglas Crimp with Adam Rolston and Risky Business by Sterling Winterhalter III

 

PARTICLE LITERACY: Robert Siegle reviews Paracle Theory by François Deschamps and Judith L. Moyns; Sweet End by Bern Porter, and Electricity, Iron Landscape, The Coat, Woman without Gloves, and Paper Man from Bread & Puppet Theater

 

Feature: Echos of Nazism

 

NONE SHALL MAKE THEM AFRAID: Anthony Rudolf reviews Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust, edited by Charles Fishman

 

ISOLATED ART? Robert Dassanowsky‑Harris reviews Art of the Third Reich by Peter Adam

 

PUBLIC PRONOUNCEMENTS: Robert A. Pois reviews Hitler: Speeches and Proclamations 1932‑1945, The Chronicle of a Dictatorship, edited by Max Domarus

 

Feature: Pacific Lit

ENCHANTED WRITERS: Julia Stein reviews Philippine Woman in America and Song of Yvonne by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila by Marianne Villaneuva

 

BREAKING LOCAL GROUND: Rob Wilson reviews And the View from the Shore: Literary Traditions of Hawai'i by Stephen H. Sumida

 

CREATIVE MISINTERPRETATIONS: Brian McHale reviews Odes of Roba by Clark Coolidge and Oxota: A Short Russian Novel by Lyn Hejinian

 

HODGE PODGE OF SURMISE: James Rother reviews Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer

 

MECHANISMS OF ADDICTION: Peter Baker reviews Crack Wars: Literature Addiction Mania by Avital Ronell and Cinders by Jacques Derrida

 

THE SIXTIES AND THE NINETIES: Philip Green reviews The Rise and Fall of the American Left by John Patrick Diggins and Years of Discord: American Politics and Society, 1961‑1974 by John Morton Blum

 

OUR POLARIZED TIMES: Matthew Wills reviews The Disuniting of America by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

 

POSTMODERN MYSTERY: Melissa Hearn reviews Wolfsong and The Sharpest Sight by Louis Owens

 

THE OBSOLESCENCE OF DREAMS: Lorenzo Thomas reviews All-­Bright Court by Connie Porter

 

AMBIVALENT LOVE: Steve Kowit reviews The Father by Sharon Olds

 

REFINED CRAFTSMAN: David Kirby reviews A Donald Justice Reader

 

LOVING THE CONTOURS OF THE HYENA: Philip Dacey reviews Liquid Paper: New and Selected Poems by Peter Meinke

 

GRACEFUL, MUSICAL LANGUAGE: Pati Cockram reviews The Island Itself by Roger Fanning and Girl at the Window by Pinkie Gordon Lane

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