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January/February 1986

[Vol. 8, No 2]


Picketing the Zeitgeist

Rochelle Ratner and Andrei Codrescu



Corinne Robbins reviews Has Modernism Failed? by Suzi Gablik



Ian McMahan reviews Come Together by Jon Wiener


Theater & Film

The Herzog Trespassings by Arthur Sainer


Feature: Why is the English Novel So Boring?

Who Killed Brian Johnson?: Brian McHale reviews Unlikely Stories, Mostly and 1982, Janine by Alasdair Gray


Richard Martin reviews Amalgamemnon by Christine Brooke-Rose


Feature: What We Talk About When We Talk About Literature

Measuring the Beast: Fred Moramarco reviews From Modern to Contemporary by James E.B. Breslin and Introspection and Contemporary Poetry by Alan Williamson


Between Novel and Tradition: Terence Martin reviews Reading (Absent) Character by Thomas Docherty, A Metaphorics of Fiction by Alan Singer and The Self‑Apparent Word by Jerome Klinkowitz


Some Other Kind of Sentence Making: Marcel Cornis-Pop reviews The Friday Book by John Barth, Something.Said by Gilbert Sorrentino and Habitations of the Word by William H. Gass


Book Reviews

Public Interests: Hayden Carruth reviews Later the Same Day by Grace Paley


Fathers and Daughters: Peter F. Murphy reviews Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade by John Hawkes


A Well Made Quilt: Marge Piercy reviews Star Quilt by Roberta Hill Whiteman


Specific Grief, Raw Pain: Taffy Martin reviews The Collected Poems by Rose Drachler and To Hold in My Hand by Hilda Morley


The Geography of Time: Richard Jackson reviews Jurgis Petraskas by Anthony Petrosky, Picture Bride by Cathy Song, Peru by Herbert Morris and Greater Leisures by Jane Miller


Imaginary Introductions: Joseph Francavilla reviews Imaginary Magnitude by Stanislaw Lem


True Confessions: Rob Nixion reviews The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist by Breyten Breytenbach


Airy Trails, Leaf-Notes, White Verses: Robert Peters reviews Songs Without Notes by Theodore Enslin


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