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March/April 1999
[Volume 20, Issue 3]

Literary Nonfiction


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Table of Contents

FOCUS: Literary Nonfiction

An Introduction: Grannies, Nannies, Cronies, and Thinkers
Eric Miles Williamson

Poetry and Relevance
Steve Almond reviews Some Necessary Angels by Jay Parini

Whitey in the Hood
Peter Rondinone reviews Mister Satan's Apprentice by Adam Gussow

Untidy Versions
Melissa Studdard Williamson reviews The Death of Adam by Marilynne Robinson

Defamiliarization
Tom Williams reviews About this Life by Barry Lopez

Signs of Hope
John Smith Jr. reviews Best American Essays 1998 edited by Cynthia Ozick

The Language of Her Life
Alan Ainsworth reviews The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard

FEATURE: All the World's a Stage

Staying the Course
John Tytell reviews Threads of Time by Peter Brook

Of Mice and Men
Kate D. Levin reviews This Wooden "O" by Barry Day

Nothin' Left to Lose
Larry Smith reviews Sleeping Where I Fall by Peter Coyote

Routing the Philistines
Charles Marowitz reviews The Smart Set by Thomas Quinn Curtiss

FEATURE: From the Latin

What's a Mother to Do?
Marshall S. Hurwitz reviews Broken Columns translated by David R. Slavitt

New Wine, Sour Grapes
Elizabeth Mazzola reviews Epic and Epigram translated by David R. Slavitt

FEATURE: NATIONAL POETRY MONTH SUPPLEMENT: Selected Poems

Last Testament
Susan Shapiro reviews The Way It Is: New and Selected Poems by William Stafford

The Norton, Maybe. Bartlett's, Never
David Kirby reviews The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998 by Arthur Sze

Literary Cosmopolitan
George Economou reviews Poems New and Selected by James Laughlin

Caught in the Squeeze Between Schlock 'n Sleaze
Robin Magowan reviews Routine Disruptions: Selected Poems and Lyrics by Kenward Elmslie

Connections
Louis McKee reviews Traffic: New and Selected Poems by Jack Anderson

Civil Disobedience
Margaret Randall reviews And the Risen Bread: Selected and New Poems, 1957-1997 by Daniel Berrigan

The Language of Common Day
David Latané reviews Selected Poems: 1955-1997 by Charles Tomlinson

The Applause of Animals
Ruth Valentine reviews The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems by Michael Ondaatje

The Perpetual Freshness of Despair
Lynne Lawner reviews Fernando Pessoa and Co.: Selected Poems by Fernando Pessoa

 

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BOOK REVIEWS:

Stoic Determinism
Tom LeClair reviews A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe

Father of Design
Robert Dassanowsky reviews Ornament and Crime: Selected Essays by Adolf Loos

The Solace of Otherness
Rob Johnson reviews All the Way to Heaven by Stephen Alter

The Circus of Invention
Gary Lenhart reviews The Last Avant-Garde by David Lehman

Big Man on Canvas
Charles Russell reviews Julian Schnabel: Exibition Catalogues of 11 Years

Two Political Poets
Bob Grumman reviews The Earth Suite by Carl Rakosi and High West Rendezvous by Edward Dorn

The Big Chill
Curtis White reviews The Conquest of Cool by Thomas Frank

Long Changes
Corinne Robins reviews Forms of Expansion: Recent Long Poems by Women edited by Lynn Keller

Moveable Feast
Lem Coley reviews Namedropping by Richard Elman

The Politics of Peculiarity and Pure Poe
Kevin Carollo reviews The Peculiarity of Literature by Jeffrey DeShell

Establishing a Tradition
Chester J. Fontenot, Jr. reviews Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition edited by Patricia Liggins Hill

When Poems Rise From the Pages
Dick Allen reviews Present by Alfred Corn and From the Devotions by Carl Phillips

Cheeky Expatriate
George Held reviews Bargain with the Watchman by Eva Salzman

From the Backlist

A New Jersey Epicurean
Barbara Fisher reviews The Letters of Wallace Stevens edited by Holly Stevens

 

DEPARTMENTS:

Rants and Raves
Letters to the Editor

Picketing the Zeitgeist
Fight by Ronald Sukenick

Tribute
Richard Kostelanetz remembers Dick Higgins

 

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