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November/December 2000
[Volume 22, Issue 1]

New Media Studies

Excerpted from this issue:

Introduction: New Media Studies
Mark Amerika

What Clicks
Adrienne Eisen reviews Riding the Meridian and Cauldron & Net

Amazing Grace
Chris Haven reviews Pastoralia by George Saunders

What the Mind Makes
Trey Strecker reviews Plowing the Dark by Richard Powers

Detail from cover of Plowing the Dark


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Table of Contents

FOCUS: New Media Studies

Introduction: New Media Studies
Mark Amerika

The Mirror, the Lamp, and the Screen
Eugene Thacker reviews Technoromanticism: Digital Narrative, Holism, and the Romance of the Real by Richard Coyne

What Clicks Adrienne Eisen reviews Riding the Meridian and Cauldron & Net

What in the World Wide Web is Happening to Writing?
Mark Amerika

Friedrich Kittler's Technosublime
Bruce Clarke reviews Gramophone, Film, Typewriter by Friedrich Kittler

FEATURE: Cowboys and Indians

A Whole Other West
Capper Nichols reviews Coyote Kills John Wayne: Postmodernism and Contemporary Fictions of the Transcultural Frontier by Carlton Smith

Trail of Tears
Beverly Matherne reviews The Cherokee Lottery by William Jay Smith

The Flesh that Makes Us Human
Diane Glancy reviews A Map to the Next World: Poems and Tales by Joy Harjo

Drug Store Cowboy
Shawn Aron Vandor reviews I See by Your Outfit: Becoming a Cowboy a Century Too Late by Clay Bonnyman Evans

FEATURE: New Variations on the Short Story

Amazing Grace
Chris Haven reviews Pastoralia by George Saunders

You've Got Mail
Eric Miles Williamson reviews Other People's Mail: An Anthology of Letter Stories edited by Gail Pool

Ain't I a Woman?
Chris Rutledge reviews Chick for a Day: What Would You Do If You Were One? edited by Fiona Giles

 

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BOOK REVIEWS:

Student of Silence
Brian Blanchfield reviews It Is If I Speak by Joe Wenderoth

What the Mind Makes
Trey Strecker reviews Plowing the Dark by Richard Powers

Behind the Bush
David Cogswell reviews Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President by J. H. Hatfield

Somewhat Short, Not Very Shapely, Just a Little Plump
Bob Blaisdell reviews The Boarding-School Girl by Nadezhda Khvoshchinskaya

Weekend Book
Catherine Krolevetzky reviews Blood Memoir: or, The First Three Days of Creation by Paul Oppenheimer

How Good is John Heilpern?
Charles Marowitz reviews How Good Is David Mamet, Anyway?: Writing on Theatre—And Why It Matters by John Heilpern

Poems that Speak Courage
Michael McIrvin reviews Distant Road: Selected Poems of Nguyen Duy by Nguyen Duy

Soul Man
Kathleen Warnock reviews Waterloo Sunset by Ray Davies

Taking the Leap
Michael Hemmingson reviews The Precipice and Other Catastrophes by Raymond Federman

Imprints from the Past
Jane Herschlag reviews Repercussions by Marcus Rome

Hands-on Knowledge
Linda Wagner-Martin reviews Translating the Unspeakable: Poetry and the Innovative Necessity by Kathleen Fraser

Colorist of the Familiar
Glenn Mott reviews Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art by Justin Spring

Love and Theft in Guatemala
David Galef reviews Steal My Heart by Mark Brazaitis

Gods and Monsters
Stephanie Rauschenbusch reviews The Water Horse by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Quite the Ride
Joe Maynard reviews The Empty Quarter by Sharon Mesmer

An Offscreen Pageant
Dean Kostos reviews Balefire by Star Black

Squatters' Rights
Jason Lutes reviews War in the Neighborhood: A Story of People in Struggle by Seth Tobocman

Out Loud and in French, Mostly
Jason Weiss reviews Jacques Prévert: 100 ans, Voix de poètes III (1950-1980): 23 Poets Read Their Text, and Luna Park 0,10: Avant-Garde Voices

What is Poetry Good For?
Grazyna Drabik reviews W Blysku/In a Flash by Józef Baran and Znaki Wodne/Watermarks by Boguslaw Zurakowski

 

DEPARTMENTS:

Picketing the Zeitgeist
Inventing Literature by Daniel Green

Rants and Raves
Letters to the Editor

Essay: Discovering One's Old Books on the Internet, by Richard Kostelanetz

 

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