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November/December 1998
[Volume 20, Issue 1]

Some Like it Hot: Erotic Lit


Table of Contents

FOCUS: Erotic Literature

An Introduction: Some Like It Hot: Erotic Lit
Chris Rutledge

Demure Degradation
Marisa de los Santos reviews Erotic New York: A Guide to the Red Hot Apple

Goat Song
Barry Wallenstein reviews The Orgy by Muriel Rukeyser

One's Hot, The Other's Not
Lauren Sanders reviews The Leather Daddy and the Femme by Carol Queen and White Stains by Anaïs Nin

Sexual Bread
Maerwydd McFarland reviews Eros, Eros, Eros: Selected and Last Poems by Odysseas Elytis, translated by Olga Broumas and Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon: Selected Poems by Pablo Neruda, translated by Stephen Mitchell

One Hot Ride
Michelle E. Hynes reviews Too Darn Hot: Sex, Culture, and the Kinsey Report edited by Judy Bloomfield, Mary McGrail, and Lauren Sanders and Herotica 5 by Marcy Sheiner

Hot Chats
Chris Rutledge reviews The Edge of the Bed: How Dirty Pictures Changed My Life by Lisa Pala

FEATURE: The Cartoons of Tuli Kupferberg

The Fugs, the Time-Track, and the Cartoons of Tuli Kupferberg
Russell Hoover

FEATURE: Halls of Academe

The New Patriots of the Cultural Left
Janet McNew reviews Michael Bérubé's The Employment of English: Theory, Jobs and the Future of Literary Studies

Waiting for Godot to Get Tenure
H. Kassia Fleisher reviews Emily Toth's Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia

We'll Tell You What You Need to Know
Bob Blaisdell reviews Martha Nussbaum's Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education

Campus Follies
Lem Coley reviews Richard Russo's Straight Man


Fascism's Other
Marjorie Perloff reviews Le Livre noir du communisme: Crimes, terreur, répression, by Stéphane Courtois, Nicolas Werth, Jean-Louis Panné, Andrzej Paczkowski, Karel Bartosek, and Jean-Louis Margolin

Hyperrealities of Everyday Life
Ihab Hassan reviews Natsuki Ikezawa's Still Lives, translated by Dennis Keene

Where's the Beef
Ricardo Cortez Cruz reviews Omar Castañeda's Naranjo the Muse

Who Is Jules Siegel . . . And Why Is He Taking Virtual Liberties?
Kevin Carollo reviews Lineland: Mortality and Mercy on the Internet's Pynchon-L@Waste.Org Discussion List by Jules Siegel, Christine Wexler, et al.

Back Covered
Joe Napora reviews Kent Johnson's Doubled Flowering: From the Notebooks of Araki Yasusada

A Curious Kind of Derangement
Fred Muratori reviews Rochelle Owens's New and Selected Poems, 1961-1996

Staying Alive
David Allan Evans reviews Dan Masterson's All Things, Seen and Unseen: Poems New and Selected, 1967-1997

Saint Bruce
John Verlenden reviews Susannah Clapp's With Chatwin: Portrait of a Writer

Force of Nature
W.B. Keckler reviews Endocrinology by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge (poetry) and Kiki Smith (art)

Learning How to Die
Claudia M. Milian Arias reviews Sandra Benítez's Bitter Grounds

Science-Fiction in Reverse
Dimitri Anastasopoulos reviews Paul West's Terrestrials

What the Fish Know
Kathy Stevenson reviews Richard Hague's Milltown Natural: Essays and Stories from a Life

Ruptured Lives
Margaret Huntington reviews Naomi Ayala's Wild Animals on the Moon and Ha Jin's Facing Shadows

What the Light Discovers
Barry Silesky reviews Michael Heller's Wordflow

From the Backlist

Summings Up
Gardner McFall reviews Lisel Muellers Aive Together: New and Selected Poems and Margaret Gibson's Earth Elegy: New and Selected Poems



Picketing the Zeitgeist
Literary Paparazzi by Rochelle Ratner

Rants and Raves
Letters to the Editor

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