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July/August 2003
[Volume 24, Issue 5]

From the Mainstream


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Table of Contents

Introduction: From the Mainstream: Giving the Devil His Due

Mogul Mojo
David Cowart reviews Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo

Powers to the People
Jason Picone reviews The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers

Secret Knots and Hidden Trinities
D.B. Weiss reviews Ariel’s Crossing by Bradford Morrow

Postmodern Loneliness
Stephen Burn reviews How To Be Alone: Essays by Jonathan Franzen

A Mechanized Spirit
John Soutter reviews The Rush for Second Place:
Essays and Occasional Writings and Agape Agape
by William Gaddis

From the Slipstream

The Resettling of Sukenickland
Jerome Klinkowitz reviews 1998.6 by Matthew Roberson

Mary Mackey reviews Girl Imagined by Chance by Lance Olsen

I Is Somebody Else
Matt Briggs reviews I. by Stephen Dixon

The Graphic Truth
“ Is This Truly the Only Earth I Can Live On?”
Adam Jones reviews Get Your War On by David Rees

News for Ordinary People
David Cogswell reviews To Afghanistan and Back: A Graphic
Travelogue by Ted Rall

Secrets and Lies
You’ve Been Disinformed
Matthew Kopka reviews Everything You Know Is Wrong:
The Disinformation Guide to Secrets and Lies
edited by Russ Kick

The Good Fight
Mel Freilicher reviews Students against Sweatshops
by Liza Featherstone and United Students against Sweatshops

Orwellian Pundit
Ron Capshaw reviews Why Orwell Matters by Christopher Hitchens


Book Reviews

Poet’s Poet
Linda Wagner-Martin reviews Collected Works by Lorine Niedecker

Our Dour America
Stacey Levine reviews Stories in the Worst Way by Gary Lutz

The Commitments
Gary Lenhart reviews As Ever: Selected Poems by Joanne Kyger

Repeat Play
Jason Weiss reviews Beckett on Film produced by Michael Colgan and Alan Moloney

Fruitful Confusion
Paula Koneazny reviews Winter (Mirror) by Paul Hoover

Hearts of Darkness
Leora Lev reviews My Loose Thread by Dennis Cooper

Invisible Growth
Fred Muratori reviews Transitory and Arbor Vitae by Jane Augustine

Discontent and Its Discontents
Dave Mandl reviews How To Lose Friends and Alienate People: A Memoir by Toby Young

Houston, We Have a Problem
Sean Bernard reviews It Takes a Worried Man by Tracy Daugherty

Poems of Intimate Anguish
Rick Pernod reviews The Fall by D. Nurkse

Circumstantial Evidence
Mason Adams reviews Shootout with Father by Marianne Hauser and Instant Karma by Mark Swartz

The Problem of Beauty
Mary Bringle reviews Rubens: A Portrait by Paul Oppenheimer

Sappho, Reconstituted
George Economou reviews If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho translated by Anne Carson

The Muse of Aboutness
Robert Baker reviews In the Name of the Neither by Gustaf Sobin

DIY Shamanism
Lauren Agnelli reviews Breaking Open the Head:
A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism
by Daniel Pinchbeck

Literary Voyeur
Rochelle Ratner reviews The Contortionist’s Handbook by Craig Clevenger

Embellishment to the Third Power
Vincent Czyz reviews Flicker in the Porthole Glass by Edward Desautels

Biography of a Bureaucrat
Stephen Barbara reviews Haussman: His Life and Times, and the Making of Modern Paris by Michael Carmona

The Electronic World is Round
Jennifer Ley reviews WithoutCovers: //literary_magazines@the_digital_edge
edited by Lesha Hurliman and Numsiri C. Kunakemakorn


Picketing the Zeitgeist
News, Poetry, Protest, and Making it Matter
by Jordan Jones

The Net
From the Backlist
Corinne Robins reviews Old Man Goya by Julia Blackburn


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