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July/August 2005
Volume 26, Number 5

Modern Lives

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Focus: Modern Lives 

The Softer Side
Laurel Blossom reviews A Mannered Grace by Elizabeth Friedmann

Brother Theodore: Life as Literature
Sally E. Parry reviews The Last Titan by Jerome Loving

Modernism and Diffidence
John Maerhofer reviews Ezra Pound by Ira B. Nadel

Pretensions to Inferiority
Elizabeth Isaac reviews Mistress of Modernism by Mary V. Dearborn

Southern Belle
Regina Weinreich reviews Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald by Linda Wagner-Martin

Feature: Let Satire Be My Song

Hair of the Dog
James M. Mellard reviews America’s Magic Mountain by Curtis White

Bedtime Stories from the Business World
Peter C. Warzel reviews Petroleum Man by Stanley Crawford

Carbolic Comic
Charles Marowitz reviews When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin

Feature: The Current State of Poetry

The Afternoon (P.M.) of the Poem
Joseph Conte reviews The Obligation toward the Difficult Whole by Brian McHale

Can Poetry Matter?
Lynnell Edwards reviews Disappearing Ink by Dana Gioia

His Seventy-First Book
Corinne Robins reviews Writing Through by Jerome Rothenberg

(Anglo-) Canadian Poetry
Benjamin Ivry reviews Open Fieldedited by Sina Queyras

Feature: In the Company of Men

American PsychoRedux
Stacey Gottlieb reviews Seconds of Pleasure by Neil LaBute

Lost in Paradise
Janyce Stefan-Cole reviews Jackpot by Tsipi Keller

Book Reviews

Sanity and Kindness
Karen Blomain reviews Madness and Retribution by Juliette Torrez

Passionate Protest
Jane Augustine reviews Visa for Avalon by Bryher

A Retriever of Lives
Barry Wallenstein reviews Breath by Philip Levine

The Claymore Principal of Creation
Tim Feeney reviews Lint by Steve Aylett

Two Cheers
Tom LeClair reviews Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

An Inward Wealth in the Walker
Tim Keane reviews Letters to a Spiritual Seeker by Henry David Thoreau

Au Contraire
Fred Muratori reviews The Unsubscriber by Bill Knott

Shakespeare’s Autobiography
Daniel Leary reviews Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt

Miriam Sagan reviews Night of the Dolphin by John Jacob

Nemesis Blues
Daniela Gioseffi reviews M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A by A. Van Jordan

The Art of the Invisible
Denise Duhamel reviews invisible sister by Jeffrey Ethan Lee

Love among the Ruins
Elaine Margolin reviews Liquidation by Imre Kertész

Damn Yankees
Ron Briley reviews One Day at Fenway by Steve Kettmann

When All of Us Are Destroyed
Ryan Smith reviews Devouring Institutionsedited by Michael Hardin

The “Far Left” Sucking Up to the “Far Right”
Richard Kostelanetz reviews Imperial Crusades by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair

Discovering Salt
Craig Morgan Teicher reviews A Companion for Owls by Maurice Manning

Proletariat Poet
Walter Hess reviews Wicked Times by Aaron Kramer

Peddling the Counterculture
Jack Lee reviews Hippie by Barry Miles

Tales from the Crypt
Michael Hemmingson reviews Move Under Ground by Nick Mamatas and 100 Jolts by Michael A. Arnzen

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