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August/September, 1996
[Vol. 17, No. 6]

 

FOCUS: AVANT-POP

 

RECONFIGURING THE LOGIC OF HYPERCONSUMER CAPITALISM by Larry McCaffery.

 

WAITING FOR GODZILLA by Takayuki Tatsumi.

 

AVANT-POP EDELICA: THE TIE-DYED MUSCIAL LEGACY OF THE GOOD OL' GRATEFUL DEAD by Victor Bradley.

 

HOWARD, KING OF ALL MEDIA: PART ONE: Jim Rother reviews Howard Stern: Miss America by Howard Stern.

 

PLA(Y)GIARISMS: Doug Rice reviews X-Texts, and The Marquis de Sade's Elements of Style by Derek Pell; and Critifiction: Postmodern Essays by Raymond Federman.

 

METZGER'S CURRENT: Derek Owens reviews Blood and Volts: Edison, Tesla, and the Electric Chair by Th. Metzger.

 

MURDER A LA MODE: Daniella Mays-Anderson reviews Nice Little Stories Jam-Packed with Depraved Sex and Violence, and Crack Hotel by Michael Hemmingson.

 

FROM PO-MO TO A-P: Thomas Irmer reviews In Memoriam to Postmodernism: Essays on the Avant-Pop edited by Mark Amerika and Lance Olsen.

 

CYBERMOOR: Jim Miller reviews Othello Blues by Harold Jaffe.

 

Feature: REVOLUTION ON-LINE

 

INDIVIDUALS, INC.: Linda Brigham reviews Incorporations edited by Jonathan Crary and Sanford Swinter.

 

DESIGNING ACNADEMIC DISCIPLINES IN A POSTMODERN AGE: Matthew G. Kirschenbaum reviews Designing Information in the Postmodern Age: From Method to Metaphor by Richard Coyne.

 

THIS REVOLUTION MAY NOT BE COMPUTERIZED: Daniel Riess reviews Forms and Meanings: Texts, Performances, and Audiences from Codex to Computer by Roger Chartier.

 

Feature: GOD-TALK

 

THEOPOETRY: Ruby Riemer reviews Old & New Testaments by Lynn Powell.

 

FEELING FOR THE CORPSE: Sabine Raffy reviews Hélène and Paulina 1880 by Pierre Jean Jouve

 

Feature: AMERICAN FICTION SINCE 1960

 

INCLUSIVE DISCRIMINATION: Jerome Klinkowitz reviews Beyond Suspicion: New American Fiction Since 1960 by Marc Chénetier.

 

NOVELISTS AND/OR THE AMERICAN NOVEL: Ursula K. Heise reviews Traditions, Voices, and Dreams: The American Novel Since the 1960s edited by Melvin J Friedman and Ben Siegel.

 

Book Reviews

FULLY HALF-WAY THERE: A. Robert Lee reviews No Sweetness Here and Other Stories by Ama Ata Aidoo; The Heart's Desire by Nahid Rachlin; The Room In-Between by Ana Maria Delgado; and Too Late For Man by William Ospina.

 

FIRESTORMS: Frederick Smock reviews The Parable of Fire by James Reiss.

 

LET'S TALK ABOUT RACE: Jennifer Gillan reviews Letters to America: Contemporary American Poetry on Race edited by Jim Daniels.

 

REVELATIONS: Don Webb reviews The One-Handed Pianist and Other Stories by Ilan Stavans.

 

MEDIA CONSTRAINTS: Richard Kostelanetz reviews Format and Anxiety by Paul Goodman.

 

SUBLIME EMBARRASSMENT: Curtis White reviews Amnesiascope by Steve Erickson.

 

THE HEART'S REASONS: Patrick Pritchett reviews Quick, Now, Always by Mark Irwin.

 

FIFTY-SEVEN CHANNELS AND THERE'S NOTHING ON: Carlton Smith and Deborah Paes de Barros review Channel Zero by Michael Krekorian.

 

DULCE ET DECORUM EST: Phillip Mahony reviews The Homesick Patrol by David Vancil.

 

LIT DE JURE: Steven Richman reviews Law and Literature: Possibilities and Perspectives by Ian Ward.

 

MOTHERS AND SONS: Linda Wagner-Martin reviews The Woman without Experiences by Patricia Dienstfrey.

 

MINIMALISM TO THE MAX: Phil Leggiere reviews Star Fiction by Erik Belgum.

 

THE EXAMINED LIFE: Steven Boyd Saum reviews Mount Soledad by Harry Polkinhorn.

 

BEARING WITNESS: John Jacob reviews The Other Side of Heaven: Post-War Fiction by Vietnamese and American Writers edited by Wayne Karlin, Le Minh Khue, and Truong Vu.

 

AN ALIGNMENT OP PRAGMENTS: Gordon E. Thompson reviews Honorable Amendments by Michael S. Harper.

 

SLOWING UP WITH THE QUICKEN TREE: Lynne Lawner reviews The Quicken Tree by Bill Knott.

VOLUME 17 INDEXES

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