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June/ July, 1996
[Vol. 17, No. 5]

 

Rants and Raves

 

Movies on Video

THE HUNTER'S HANDBOOK by Colin Raff.

 

Literary Magazines

FICTIVE FORECASTS: Jim Rother reviews "The Future of Fiction: A Forum" in The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Spring 1996, guest edited by David Foster Wallace.

 

Focus

GAY/LESBIAN/BI- PUBLISHING

 

OUTSIDER ART by Jim Elledge.

 

HEROES EAT SOUP LIKE ANYONE ELSE by Jim Cory.

 

WORKING IN DARKNESS TOWARD LIGHT: An Interview with Carole Maso.

 

BY ANY OTHER NAME by Kristy Nielsen.

 

POEMS OF PASSAGE: James C. Hatch reviews Call and Response by Forrest Hamer.

 

SACRAMENTAL TONGUES: Joseph Bathanti reviews Burnt Offerings by Timothy Liu, and Reaching for the Mainland & Selected New Poems by Judith Ortiz Cofer.

 

THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESERE: Patrick Pritchett reviews Jack the Modernist by Robert Gluck.

 

BECAUSE IT WASN'T THERE by Clarinda Harriss.

 

PUBLIC EYE by Karen Lee Osborne.

 

Feature: PC AND OTHER CHIMERAS

THE BIG LIE: Janet McNew reviews The Myth of Political Correctness: The Conservative Attack on Higher Education by John Wilson.

 

CONSERVATIVE SUBVERSION by Richard Kostelanetz.

 

Feature: AESTHETICS OF GENDER

 

SAPPHO'S DAUGHTER: Gardner McFall reviews An Origin Like Water: Collected Poems (1967-1987) by Eavan Boland.

 

THE TALK IS STILL GOOD: Corinne Robins reviews Art Talk: Conversations with 15 Women Artists by Cindy Nemser.

 

EXQUISITE PORNOGRAPHY: Christian Moraru reviews A Little Hungarian Pornography by Péter Esterházy, tr. Judith Sollosy; and A Ring in a Case by Yuz Aleshkovsky, tr.,Jane Ann Miller.

 

NEW IMPRESSIONS OF ROUSSEL: Doug Nufer reviews How I Wrote Certain of My Books by Raymond Roussel.

 

RADIO DAYS: Daniel Leary reviews Sight Unseen: Beckett, Pinter, Stoppard, and Other Contemporary Dramatists on Radio by Elissa S. Guralnick.

 

A SOUL'S SOCIETY Susan Swartwout reviews The Lord and the General Din of the World by Jane Mead.

 

REVERSE ANACHRONISM: Tom LeClair reviews Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser.

 

INERSECTING WORLDS: Dick Allen reviews Inhabited World by John Allman.

 

BEING AND NOTHINGNESS: Bob Grumman reviews Motion of the Cypher by Ray DiPalrna.

 

PARADISE LOST: Scott Withers reviews Long River by Joseph Bruchac.

 

THE MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN: Miriam Levine reviews Circle of Light, by Charles Levendosky.

 

THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN Laura Wadenpfuhl reviews “Favored Strangers”: Gertrude Stein and Her Family by Linda Wagner-Martin.

 

AMERICAN GOTHIC: David Breeden reviews South of the Big Four by Don Kurtz.

 

LEAVING THE PLACES WE LIVE: Al Maginnes reviews Shadows Burning by W. S. DiPiero, and The Legend of Light by Bob Hicok.

 

LIMPING PROSODY: Annie Finch reviews Rethinking Meter: A New Approach to the Verse Line by Alan Holder.

 

PERMANENTLY BARRED: David Latané reviews Permanently Bard and The Shadow of Hiroshima and Other Film/Poems by Tony Harrison.

 

CITYSCAPES: Janine Pommy Vega reviews Selected Poems of Simon Pettet.

 

WHITE PEOPLE'S MUSIC: T. Burke Jr. reviews I Say Me for a Parable by Mance Lipscomb.

 

MAKING POETRY HAPPEN: Scott Pound reviews Marine Snow by Karen Mac Cormack.

 

WORKS AND DAYS: Louis McKee reviews Journeyman's Wages by Clemens Starck.

 

THE HlPPEST ROMAN OF THEM ALL: Marshall Hurwitz reviews Charm by Sextus Propertius; tr. Vincent Katz.

 

PERFORMIMG, DEFORMING, INF0RMING: Irving Malin reviews Muffins by Leon Rooke, and The Portrait Series by Warren Lehrer.

 

SHAVIAN BUBBLES: Charles Marowitz reviews Bernard Shaw Theatrics, edited by Dan H. Laurence.

 

PRISMATIC VISION: Robert Long reviews Fieldnotes by Mark Weiss.

 

BEYOND THE NATURE/CULTURE DIVISION: Matthew Fuller reviews The Cyborg Handbook, edited by Chris Hables Gray.

 

LOVE STQRY: Sarah Elizabeth Wright reviews Blight and Rest In Love by D.H. Melhem.

 

SPINAL TRAFFIC: Kenneth Warren reviews Under World Arrest by Clayton Eshleman.

 

THE NET

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