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October/November 1994
[Vol. 16, No. 4]




PUBLISHING, 2001 by Ronald Sukenick




TO DESTROY WHAT CAN BE SEEN: Brooks Landon reviews WAX or the discovery of television among the bees by David Blair




VAUDEVILLE IS THE MATRIX: Charles Marowitz reviews From the Bowery to Broadway by Armond Fields and L. Marc Fields




EROS AND US by Barry Wallenstein


ME, YOU, HUGH, AND THE ANTEATER: Peter Michelson reviews The Jaguar and the Anteater by Bemard Arcand, translated by Wayne Grady


IS THERE SEX AFTER SAPPHO? Paul Oppenheimer reviews The Literary Companion to Sex, edited by Fiona Pitt-Kethley


"LIBERATING" PORNOGRAPHY FOR WOMEN: Laura Hinton reviews Dirty Looks: Women, Pornography, Power, edited by Pamela Church Gibson and Roma Gibson




PORN WARRIORS: Laurie Ouellette reviews Only Words by Catharine A. MacKinnon and Letters from a War Zone by Andrea Dworkin


FOLKS AT INTIMATE PLAY: Lydie Moudneno reviews Erotique Noire/Black Erotica, edited by Miriam DeCosta-Willis, Reginald Martin, and Roseann P. Bell



A WHlTER SHADE OF BARF: Jill St. Jacques reviews Whores of Lost Atlantis by Charles Busch


SEEN AND UNSEEN DANGERS: Kathleen Heideman reviews That Kind of Danger by Donna Masini


Feature: AFRICA


WITHHELD MEANINGS, CODED TEXTS, AND SUBVERSION: Lynda Koolish reviews Written by Herself: Literary Production by African American Women, 1746-1892 by Frances Smith Foster


Feature: LITCRIT


APPLICABLE TO THE U.S. CASE: Wayne Zittel reviews Power Plays, Power Works by John Fiske


Book Reviews

AT USEFUL PLAY: Linda Wagner-Martin reviews The Restorationist: Text One by Jael B. Juba


GONNE AND YEATS AND "BURKE'S GREAT MELODY": M. L. Rosenthal reviews The Gonne-Yeats Letters 1893-1938, edited by Anna MacBride White and A. Norman Jeffares and The Great Melody: A Thematic Biography of Edmund Burke by Conor Cruise O'Brien


MORE THAN BLOOD AND HISTORY: Lee Montgomery reviews The Brooklyn Book of the Dead by Michael Stephens


EXPERIMENTAL VARIATIONS: Carl L. Bankston III reviews Paris When It's Naked by Etel Adnan and Djbot Baghostus's Run by Nathaniel Mackey


MEDIA-DOCTORED IMAGES: Dennis Formento reviews Airing Dirty Laundry by Ishmael Reed


KAMIKAZE-ASSISTED SUICIDE: Don Webb reviews a kamikaze in her eyes by Peter Plate


LITERARY AT FIRST GLANCE: John Jacob reviews Unfinished Building: Poems by Toby Olson


FAST-PACED AND SPICY YARNING: Vicki Weissman reviews The Trick Is to Keep Breathing by Janice Galloway and Under the Silk Cotton Tree by Jean Buffong


CHOOSING WORDS OVER LIFE: Fanny Howe reviews The Passersby by Liliane Atlan, translated by Rochelle Owens


THE RE-INVENTION OF AFRICA: Adélèkè Adéèkò reviews The Rift by V.Y. Mudimbe, translated by Marjolijn de Jager


DESIRE TO COMMEMORATE: Robert Peters reviews The Andrew Poems by Shelly Wagner


MOOD SWINGS: David Kirby reviews Sesame by Jack Marshall and Every Room We Ever Slept In by Jason Shinder


A MAN IN BLUE: Joseph Conte reviews Collected Poems by James Schuyler


PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS AND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS: Richard Seymour reviews Pursuit of Ecstasy by Jerome Beck and Marsha Rosenbaum and E for Ecstasy by Nicholas Saunders


STORIES AND ANTISTORIES: David R. Slavitt reviews Stories from My Life with the Other Animals by James McConkey and Noble Rot: Stories 1949-1988 by Richard Stem


STRONGER THAN SEX: Paul A. Trout reviews Sex, Sin, and Blasphemy: A Guide to America's Censorship Wars by Marjorie Heins


TRICKSTER FIGURES: Jeff Abernathy reviews Indi’n Humor: Bicultural Play in Native America by Kenneth Lincoln

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