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January/February 2003
[Volume 24, Issue 2]

Dead White Males


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Table of Contents

FOCUS: Dead White Males

The Gospel of Hicks
David Tully reviews American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story by Cynthia True

Captain Burroughs
Victor Bockris reviews Burroughs Live: The Collected Interviews of William S. Burroughs, 1960–1997 by Sylvère Lotringer

Cut Up
Regina Weinreich reviews Back in No Time: The Brion Gysin Reader edited by Jason Weiss

Cactus Ed
Lance Newman reviews Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey by Jack Loeffler and Edward Abbey: A Life by James M. Cahalan

The Invasion of California
David Matlin reviews A Description of Distant Roads: Original Journals of the First Expedition into California, 1769–1770 by
Juan Crespí

Fallen Idol
Elaine Margolin reviews The Double Bond: Primo Levi, A Biography by Carole Angier

A Musical Maverick in His World
Evan Hause reviews The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz edited by
David Cairns



FEATURE Eh Paisano!

Leaving the Bronx
Joseph Conte reviews Italian Stories by Joseph Papaleo

Straight Outta Bensonhurst
P.J. Rondinone reviews A Fine Place by Nicholas Montemarano



FEATURE Song Sung Blue

Sentimental Me
Charles Marowitz reviews The Rise of the Crooners: Gene Austin, Russ Columbo, Bing Crosby, Nick Lucas, Johnny Marvin and Rudy Vallee by Michael Pitts and Frank Hoffman

I Love You So
Daniel Leary reviews Danny Boy: The Legend of the Beloved
Irish Ballad
by Malachy McCourt

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FEATURE Language Lit

Max Weber Teething
Harriet Zinnes reviews With Strings by Charles Bernstein

An Expansive Landscape of Language
Benjamin Ivry reviews Thaw by Julie Sheehan

 

Book Reviews

Postapocalyptic News
Jeffrey R. Di Leo reviews False Positive by Harold Jaffe

Hope against Hope
Sarah Robbins reviews What We Won’t Do by Brock Clarke

Various Lives
Mimi Albert reviews Lily in the Desert by Annie Dawid

Prayers Eloquent and “Inept”
Lynne Lawner reviews Without End: New and Selected Poems by Adam Zagajewski

All that Jazz
Warren Woessner reviews Jazz Fan Looks Back by Jayne Cortez

Sunshine State
Mike Chasar reviews Florida Poems by Campbell McGrath

Apple Poems
Stephanie Rauschenbusch reviews Too Bright to See & Alma by Linda Gregg

Images from the Grandchildren
Corinne Robins reviews Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art by Norman L. Kleeblatt

Pilgrim’s Progress
Mary Giaimo reviews Days of Wonder: New and Selected Poems by Grace Schulman

Sharing the Image
Mary Beth Ryan-Maher reviews The Girl Who Married the Reindeer by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Damaged Goods
Paul Naylor reviews Pact by Gil Ott

Migration, Catholicism, and the Autobiographical Lyric
Zoe Randall reviews Illiterate Heart by Meena Alexander and An Unkindness of Ravens by Meg Kearney

Personal Baggage
Pamela L. Laskin reviews Strange Land by Sharon Kraus

Meant for Flight
Steven Sher reviews Shot with Eros: New and Selected Poems by Glenna Luschei

Lost Connections
Ruth Valentine reviews Beyond the Mountains of the Damned: The War inside Kosovo by
Matthew McAllester

The Politics of Postmodernism
Adam Katz reviews Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting in the Cold War Era and After by Marcel Cornis-Pope

Does God Consider Intentions?
Amy Czarnecki reviews Bread for the Baker’s Child by Joseph Caldwell


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