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July/August 2001
[Volume 22, Issue 5]

Kooky Little Kampus

Excerpted from this issue:

Introduction:
Kooky Little Kampus

by Charles B. Harris

Autonomy of the Word
by R.M. Berry reviews Lucchesi and the Whale by Frank Lentricchia

Rose-Colored Bagels
by Charles Marowitz reviews Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America by Hasia R. Diner

 


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Table of Contents

FOCUS: Kooky Little Kampus

Introduction: Kooky Little Kampus
by Charles B. Harris

Autonomy of the Word
R.M. Berry reviews Lucchesi and the Whale by Frank Lentricchia

Fear and Loathing in Academe
Gillen D'Arcy Wood reviews The Lecturer's Tale by James Hynes

Hoaxing for Dummies
John K. Wilson reviews The Sokal Hoax: The Sham that Shook the Academy edited by the Editors of Lingua Franca

Bring in the Usual Complexities
Mary E. Papke reviews Cold and Pure and Very Dead: A Karen Pelletier Mystery by Joanne Dobson

Shakespeare in Love
Charles B. Harris reviews The Sonnets: A Novel by Lennard J. Davis

FEATURE: Lantsmen

Rose-Colored Bagels


Charles Marowitz reviews Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America by Hasia R. Diner

Strange Heritage


Peter Lawson reviews Jewish American Poetry: Poems, Commentary, and Reflections edited by Jonathan N. Barron and Eric Murphy Selinger

FEATURE: American Avant-Garde

Marketing the Avant-Garde
Troy L. Thibodeaux reviews Career Moves: Olson, Creeley, Zukofsky, Berrigan, and the American Avant-Garde by Libbie Rifkin

Holy, Holy, Holy
Regina Weinreich reviews The Bop Apocalypse: The Religious Visions of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs by John Lardas

The Personality of Poetry
Robert Baker reviews Poetry and Poetics in a New Millennium edited by Edward Foster

FEATURE: Art and Ideology

Reinventing Leni
Robert Dassanowsky reviews Leni Riefenstahl: Five Lives edited by Angelika Taschen

What Happened to Theremin?
Richard Kostelanetz reviews Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage by Albert Glinsky

 

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BOOK REVIEWS:

An Officer and a Siren
Jackie Sheeler reviews How to Undress a Cop by Sarah Cortez

Saving One's Skin
Paul Oppenheimer reviews The Wandering Scholars of the Middle Ages by Helen Waddell

Jungle Dreams
Mary Mackey reviews The Dreaming Girl by Roberta Allen

It's a Helluva Town
Sally Webster reviews Art and the Empire City: New York, 1825-1861 edited by Catherine Hoover Voorsanger and John K. Howat

Formulaic Subversion
Jim Feast reviews The Secret Keepers by Julie Mars

Finger-Licking Good
Kevin Finucane reviews Liberty's Excess by Lidia Yuknavitch

Self-Publish or Perish
Zoe Randall reviews Relic's Reunions and Improvisations (I-XXIV) by Vernon Frazer

Paradise Lost
Susan Sindall reviews Six Mile Mountain by Richard Tillinghast

Out of the Well of Loneliness
Nancy Kline reviews Michael by Henry Flesh and Close to Spider Man by Ivan E. Coyote

Noir Nightmare Meets Medieval Laughter
Sean Thomas Dougherty reviews The Spell: A Romance by Tom Clark

Lost and Found
Shawn Aron Vandor reviews Endorsed by Jack Chapeau by Theodore Pelton

Celebrating Obscurity
Glenn Mott reviews Other Traditions by John Ashbery

Getting Real
M.L. Liebler reviews To America with Love: Letters from the Underground by Anita and Abbie Hoffman

Reinventing the Mother
Virginia Paterson reviews The Whalestoe Letters by Mark Z. Danielewski and Haunted by Poe

Deathbringing Speech


Harriet Zinnes reviews Selected Poems & Prose, Threadsuns, and Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan

Blabber Mouths 3
bart plantenga reviews In with the Out Crowd by Bob Holman, Wanda Phipps by Wanda Phipps, Incorporated by Lydia Tomkiw, Redoing Childhood by Kathy Acker, and Light Matches, Spark Lives by Sue P. Fox

Poetry Lite
Jamey Hecht reviews The House of Blue Light by David Kirby

 

DEPARTMENTS:

Rants and Raves

Letters to the Editor

From the Backlist:
H. Kassia Fleisher reviews My Lesbian Husband by Barrie Jean Borich

 

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