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March/April 2000
[Volume 21, Issue 3]

The Sporting Life

Excerpted from this issue:

An Introduction: The Sporting Life by Charles B. Harris

The Infinite Passion of Self-Absorption
Joan Frank reviews remembered rapture: the writer at work by bell hooks

Fifty-Something Reality
Rochelle Ratner reviews Real Things: An Anthology of Popular Culture in American Poetry edited by Jim Elledge and Susan Swartwout

Some of the Best Literary Sports Fiction (and One Epic Poem) Written in, Oh, The Past 50 Years or So


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Table of Contents

FOCUS: The Sporting Life

An Introduction: The Sporting Life
Charles B. Harris

Coffee-Table Football
Harold Jaffe reviews Football's Best Short Stories by Paul D. Staudohar

Outside Moves
Tom LeClair reviews Black Planet: Facing Race During an NBA Season by David Shields

In the Naming
An Essay by Flash McCaffery

Some of the Best Literary Sports Fiction (and One Epic Poem) Written in, Oh, The Past 50 Years or So

Bush Leaguer
Fielding Dawson reviews Owning a Piece of the Minors by Jerome Klinkowitz

FEATURE: The Writing Life

Glimpses of Art, Matters of Life and Death
Robert C. Jones reviews A Dangerous Profession: A Book About the Writing Life by Frederick Busch and Stealing Glimpses: of Poetry, Poets, and Things in Between by Molly McQuade

The Infinite Passion of Self-Absorption
Joan Frank reviews remembered rapture: the writer at work by bell hooks

FEATURE: The Bard's Life

Finding the Right Word
Daniel Leary reviews Berryman's Shakespeare: Essays, Letters, and Other Writings by John Berryman

Widening the Field
Charles Marowitz reviews Shakespeare: A Life by Park Honan

FEATURE: The Virtual Life

E-Operas and Yo-yos
Steve Tomasula reviews Gravitational Intrigue: An Anthology of Emergent Hypermedia edited by Dimitri Anastasopoulos

Triumph of the Cybernetic Will
David J. Gunkel reviews The Control Revolution by Andrew L. Shapiro

FEATURE: National Poetry Month Supplement

A Great Clean Breeze
Roger Mitchell reviews Then, and Now: Selected Poems 1943-1993 by Theodore Enslin

Poetry of Disobedience
Patrick Pritchett reviews Polyverse by Lee Ann Brown

A Poet's Calligraphy
Fred Muratori reviews Handwriting by Michael Ondaatje

Fifty-Something Reality
Rochelle Ratner reviews Real Things: An Anthology of Popular Culture in American Poetry edited by Jim Elledge and Susan Swartwout

Imagining a Rhinoceros
Jonathan Gill reviews Teducation: Selected Poems 1949-1999 by Ted Joans

Dialectical Spreading: Two Her-Stories
Lesley C. Graydon reviews The Tide Table by Ruth Valentine and Sweetheart by Tamar Yoseloff

Robert Lax: Neglected Minimalist
An Essay by Richard Kostelanetz

 

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BOOK REVIEWS:

In a (Not So) Paranoid State: The Populist Roots of Conspiracy Theories
Matt Kopka reviews Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture by Mark Fenster

Are We Posthuman Yet?
Linda Brigham reviews How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics by N. Katherine Hayles

Paradigm Lost
Harry Polkinhorn reviews Readings by Sven Birkerts

Young Man with a Horn
Larry Fondation reviews East Bay Grease by Eric Miles Williamson

A Brilliant Mind Unhinged
John Olson reviews Think of the Self Speaking by Edited by Rani Singh, Steve Creson, and Darrin Daniel

Academic Tribalism
Robert L. McLaughlin reviews Many Pretty Toys by Hazard Adams

Ocean's 12
Lucinda Ebersole reviews Sinatraland by Sam Kashner

Sacramental Gardens
Steven P. Liparulo reviews Gardens in the Dunes by Leslie Marmon Silko

Glass Blown from Grief
Trevor Dodge reviews Billy and Girl by Deborah Levy

Random Acts of Contact
Steven Shaviro reviews Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel R. Delany

The Yard Is Closed
Terry Hermsen reviews Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing edited by Bell Gale Chevigny

Miscegenation
Jim Feast reviews The Star Spangled Banner by Denise Duhamel and Roughhouse by Thaddeus Rutkowski

Starting with the Object
Corinne Robins reviews Art Planet: A Global View of Art Criticism, Vol. 1 No. 0 1999

Andrew Cunanan Redux
Mel Freilicher reviews Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Man- hunt in U.S. History by Maureen Orth and Three Month Fever: The Andrew Cunanan Story by Gary Indiana

 

DEPARTMENTS:

Rants and Raves
Letters to the Editor

Picketing the Zeitgeist
The WTO Stops Here by Doug Nufer

 

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