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OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 1993

[Vol.15, No. 4]

 

PICKETING THE ZEITGEIST

IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT LANGUAGE by Dawn Michelle Baude

 

Art

TO ACCURATELY CONTEXTUALIZE ART: Andrew Weinstein reviews Museums and Communities: The Politics of Public Culture, edited by Ivan Karp, Christine Mullen Kreamer, and Steven D. Lavine; and Different Voices: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Framework for Change in the American Art Museum, with an introduction by Marcia Tucker

 

Theater

CONSERVATIVE COLLECTIONS: M. Elizabeth Osborn reviews New American Plays I and II, both edited by Peter Filichia

 

Music

MUSIC OF DISINTEGRATION AND INSURRECTION: Jason Horwitch reviews Independent Worm Saloon by the Butthole Surfers

 

Focus: WOMEN POETS: THREE GENERATIONS

 

COMBAT AND THE EROTIC: Gary Lenhart reviews First Awakenings: The Early Poems of Laura Riding, edited by Elizabeth Friedmann, Alan J. Clark, and Robert Nye

 

TWO WOMEN: Belle Randall reviews New and Selected Essays and Evening Train by Denise Levertov

 

ELEGIST OF STRUGGLE: Roger Mitchell reviews Out of Silence: Selected Poems by Muriel Rukeyser

 

THE PRICE OF SURVIVAL: Regina Weinreich reviews Dreams of an Insomniac: Jewish Feminist Essays, Speeches, and Diatribes and A Few Words in the Mother Tongue: Poems Selected and New (1971-1990), both by Irena Klepfisz

 

OUR GROUND AND GARDEN: Susan M. Schultz reviews Mars and Her Children by Marge Piercy

 

THE INNOCENCE OF A MIRROR: Paul Oppenheimer reviews House of Light and New and Selected Poems by Mary Oliver

 

PERCUSSION ALONE: Diann Blakely Shoaf reviews The Ice Lizard by Judith Johnson

 

IDENTITY SEARCH IN REVERSE: Florence McNabb reviews Home Country by Cheryl Savageau and The Lacemakers by Rosanne Wasserman

 

SPIRITUALITY AND MEMORY: Dorothy Barresi reviews The Past Keeps Changing by Chana Bloch, Changing Your Story by Patricia Clark Smith, and Mercy by Kathleen Peirce

 

RICHER FOR THEIR BITTER EDGE: Julie Parson-Nesbitt reviews Undersong: Chosen Poems Old and New by Audre Lorde

 

Feature: Fictions: Short Shorter Shortest

A PLETHORA OF CULTURAL DETAIL: Barry Silesky reviews Zebras by Caro1 Berge

 

NEWLY TOLD OLD STORIES: Steven Boyd Saum reviews Siren Songs and Classical Illusions: Fifty Modern Fables by Jascha Kessler

 

CLOSURE CAN BE A PROBLEM: Peter Johnson reviews Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories, edited by James Thomas, Denise Thomas, and Tom Hazuka

 

Feature: Sex Violence and the MLA

LUCKY JIM IN MIDDLE AMERICA: Sanford Pinsker reviews Mustang Sally by Edward Allen

 

NOT RAYMOND CHANDLER COUNTRY: Paul A. Trout reviews Murder at the MLA by D. J. H. Jones

 

Book Reviews

TIMID DISCLOSURES: Natalie Danford reviews The Girls in the Balcony: Women, Men, and the New York Times by Nan Robertson

 

A REQUIEM: Lilia Todd reviews Remembering Anna Akhmatova by Anatoly Nayman, translated by Wendy Rosslyn

 

COMPELLING REMINDER OF LOSS: Judith Farley Upjohn reviews Surrealism and the Book by Renée Riese Hubert

 

HARLEM SHADOWS: Kevin Brown reviews The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance, edited by Alain Locke

 

BUILDING UP TENSION: Robin Magowan reviews The Last Serious Thing by Bruce Schoenfeld

 

WARNING TO HIS FELLOW TEXANS: John Albert Casey reviews The Edge of the West and Other Texas Stories by Bryan Woolley

 

CONTINUING MODERNISM: Theodore Pelton reviews From the District File by Kenneth Bernard

 

WHERE'S HOME? Eric Mendelsohn reviews Bitches Ride Alone by Laura Chester

 

HE TELLS HIS MOTHER ALL ABOUT IT: Jerome Klinkowitz reviews Elvis Presley Calls His Mother after the Ed Sullivan Show by Samuel Charters

 

NOT A WHOLE: Sidney H. Phillips reviews Two Halves of New Haven by Martin Schecter

 

CITY OF FEAR: Jim Gorman reviews Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones

 

A BEDTIME STORY FOR ADULTS: Thomas Filbin reviews Brilliant Kids by Jonathan Holden

 

NO ESCAPE: John Clark Pratt reviews Wall of Blood by Fred Leo Brown

 

CIRCUMVENTING THE SOUL'S WILD EXTRAVAGANCE: Philip Herter reviews The Loop by Joe Coomer

 

ANDROGYNY'S WHISPER: John Jacob reviews Teodoro Luna's Two Kisses by Alberto Rios

 

CATEGORICALLY WRITING: Rochelle Ratner reviews Before and After by Rosellen Brown and A Rosellen Brown Reader

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