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November/December 1999
[Volume 21, Issue 1]

African American Fiction

Excerpted from this issue:

An Introduction: Is There Race in This Writing?
African American Fiction Today
by Keith Byerman

The Music of Invisibility
An Essay by Gabrielle Daniels

Literary Hearsay
Christopher C. De Santis reviews Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison


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Table of Contents

FOCUS: African American Fiction

An Introduction: Is There Race in This Writing?
African American Fiction Today
by Keith Byerman

The Music of Invisibility
An Essay by Gabrielle Daniels

Pepperidge's Form
Priscilla R. Ramsey reviews Clifford's Blues by John A. Williams

Blues Voices
Bernard W. Bell reviews Two Cities by John Edgar Wideman

Vogue
Robert Elliot Fox reviews Right Here, Right Now by Trey Ellis

Literary Hearsay
Christopher C. De Santis reviews Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison

FEATURE: Jack the Dripper

Pollock Power
Corinne Robins reviews Jackson Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe with Pepe Karmel

Still Crazy after All These Years
Fielding Dawson reviews Jackson Pollock: A Retrospective Exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art

FEATURE: Electronic Lit

Lost in Translation
Dene Grigar reviews True North by Stephanie Strickland

A Screaming Comes across the Sky
Doug Nufer reviews VOYS edited by Erik Belgum and Brian West

FEATURE: June 18, 1999

Temporary Autonomous Zone
An Essay by Sandy Newman

J18 vs G8 Human Throwdown
An Essay by Matthew Fuller

 

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BOOK REVIEWS:

The Legacy of Helen Hunt Jackson
H. Kassia Fleisher reviews The Indian Reform Letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, A Century of Dishonor, and Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson and Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy by Valerie Sherer Mathes

Life in the Diploma Mills
Larry Hanley reviews Academic Keywords: A Devil's Dictionary for Higher Education by Cary Nelson and Steven Watt and Chalk Lines: The Politics of Work in the Managed University edited by Randy Martin

The Sound of One Voice Talking
Trey Strecker reviews Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace

Moments of Glad Grace
James Hatch reviews The Shape of the Journey: New and Collected Poems by Jim Harrison and Configurations: New and Selected Poems 1958-1998 by Clarence Major

The Perennial Aquinas
Daniel Leary reviews Disputed Questions on Virtue by Thomas Aquinas

Luminous Things
Jack Anderson reviews Road-side Dog by Czeslaw Milosz

Raped by God
Joe Maynard reviews Patti Smith Complete: Lyrics, Reflections, and Notes for the Future by Patti Smith

Familiar Journeys
Carmine G. Simmons reviews Relations: New and Selected Poems by Eamon Grennan

"To Save the World with Language"
Rebecca Rass reviews Mrs. Dumpty by Chana Bloch

Serving a Darker Music
Stephanie Rauschenbusch reviews Hay by Paul Muldoon and Appalachia by Charles Wright

Gender Bending
Chris Stroffolino reviews My Symptoms by John Yau

Left Wanting
Kay Murphy reviews The Trouble-Making Finch by Len Roberts and Some Things Words Can Do by Martha Collins

From the Backlist:

Accessible Pleasures
Gyorgyi Voros reviews Walt Whitman Bathing by David Wagoner

 

DEPARTMENTS:

Picketing the Zeitgeist
Not-fiction by Ronald Sukenick

Rants and Raves
Letters to the Editor

 

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