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July/August 1999
[Volume 20, Issue 5]

Reissues

Excerpted from this issue:

The Meaning of Meaninglessness
Brian Evenson reviews Tlooth by Harry Mathews

net.art 101: Entry points into digital culture
Eugene Thacker

Venice West
Christine Timm reviews Voices of the Lady: Collected Poems by Stuart Z. Perkoff


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Table of Contents

FOCUS: Reissues

An Introduction: Back to the Future
Larry McCaffery

Nixon Redux
David Matlin reviews The Public Burning by Robert Coover

The Meaning of Meaninglessness
Brian Evenson reviews Tlooth by Harry Mathews

Around (and Around) Again
Matthew Roberson reviews Take It or Leave It by Raymond Federman

FEATURE: Essays

net.art 101: Entry points into digital culture
Eugene Thacker

The National Book Awards & Gayl Jones's Confabulatory Voice
Bernard W. Bell

FEATURE: Russian Poetry

Understanding Zaum
Steven Boyd Saum reviews Zaum: The Transrational Poetry of Russian Futurism by Gerald Janecek

The Russian Proteus
Ekaterina Sukhanova reviews Realizing Metaphors: Alexander Pushkin and the Life of the Poet by David M. Bethea

FEATURE: Oxford Oddities

More Misguidance from Oxford
Leslie Schenk reviews The New Oxford Dictionary of English edited by Judy Pearsall

One Helluva Holey Encyclopedia
Richard Kostelanetz reviews The Oxford Companion to African American Literature edited by William L. Andrews, Frances Smith Foster, and Trudier Harris

 

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BOOK REVIEWS:

Labor Pains
Henry Foner reviews From the Ashes of the Old: American Labor and America's Future by Stanley Aronowitz

Formalisms
David R. Slavitt reviews The Bird Catcher by Marie Ponsot and New and Selected Poems by Frederick Feirstein

Italy to the Fifth Power
Steven Moore reviews Five Doubts by Mary Caponegro

Venice West
Christine Timm reviews Voices of the Lady: Collected Poems by Stuart Z. Perkoff

From Khaki to Pink
Joe Maynard reviews Pink Instrument by Max Blagg

Beyond Exciting
Trevor Dodge reviews Excitability by Diane Williams

Who's on First
Bob Blaisdell reviews Ka by Robert Calasso

Liebestod
Robert Dassanowsky reviews Gran Hotel Cantabria by Heinrich von Starhemberg

Learning to Stand
Kate Gale reviews Sight Lines by Charlotte Mandel

Vegetable Pleasures
Michael McIrvin reviews Pianos in the Woods by William Doreski

Literary Spokesperson
Christian Moraru reviews Vonnegut in Fact: The Public Spokesmanship of Personal Fiction by Jerome Klinkowitz

An Epic of Self-Consciousness
Greg Harris reviews My Year in the No-Man's-Bay by Peter Handke

Soulful Langpo
Harriet Zinnes reviews There Are Three by Donald Revell

An Actor's Trust
Jason Weiss reviews My Breath in Art by Beatrice Manley

The Moviegoer
Amy Halloran reviews D-Tours by Jonathan Baumbach

Voluntary Submission
Joe Napora reviews Century Dead Center by George Economou

The Foreign Eye
Nina Zivancevic reviews An Anthology of New (American) Poets edited by Lisa Jarnot, Leonard Schwartz, and Chris Stroffolino

From the Backlist

Mnemosyne in Chains
Andy Robbins reviews The Word for Everything and Braid by Roger Mitchell

The Logic of Madness
Christina Milletti reviews The Shutter of Snow by Emily Holmes Coleman

 

DEPARTMENTS:

Rants and Raves
Letters to the Editor

 

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