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March/April 1987

[Vol. 9, No 2,]



A Literature in Opposition Reconstructing the Future Part I by Curtis White



The World Off Course: Rochelle Owens reviews plays by Robert Duncan and Helen Adam



Is Modernism Modern: Paul Schiavo reviews An American Music: The Search for an American Musical Identity by Barbara L. Tischler



Sub Rosa: Peter Bates reviews Russian Samizdat Art, edited by Charles Doria


Wide Range: Stephen Hermanos reviews The Panoramic Photography of Eugene O. Goldbeck, by Clyde W. Burleson and E. Jessica Hickman


Focus: The Perfect Game?Baseball and Fiction, edited by Larry McCaffery


Seeking the Perfect Game in the Playfields of Fiction by Cordelia (Chavez) Candelaria


Back in the Country of Baseball: Stephen S. Hall reviews Fathers Playing Catch with Sons: Essays on Sports (Mostly Baseball) by Donald Hall and Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball by Donald Hall with Dock Ellis


Game Without Limits: Jeffrey Wallach reviews The Iowa Baseball Confederacy by W.P. Kinsella and Every Young Manÿs Dream by Morry Frank


Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?: Karen Alkalay-gut reviews Me and DiMaggio: A Baseball Fan Goes in Search of His Gods by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt


Diamonds Are the Girlsÿ Best Friends: Eric Soloman reviews Things Invisible To See by Nancy Willard and In Shelleyÿs Leg by Sara Vogan


Demythification: Larry McCaffery reviews A.G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball: The Promise of American Sport by Peter Levine


Book Reviews

Dark Thesis: Bill Tremblay reviews Sin: Poems by Ai


Armed to the Teeth: Steve Katz reviews Whites by Norman Rush


Feature: Short Fiction and Shorter Fiction

Unlimited Invention: Barry Silesky reviews The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Volume 6, Number 1, edited by John OÿBrien


Too Sudden: Janet Lee Meyer reviews Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories, edited by Robert Shapard and James Thomas


Wholly American: Diane Wakoski reviews Where Do You Put the Horse? Essays by Paul Metcalf


In a Bottle of Pop: Paul Hoover reviews Zombie Notes by Maureen Owen


Another Novel by H.D.: Linda W. Wagner-Martin reviews Nights by John Helforth (H.D.) and H.D., Woman and Poet, edited by Michael King


Feature: Selected Collections


The Very Few Faces of God: Hayden Carruth reviews New and Selected Poems, 1970-1985 by David Ignatow


Pure Poet: Frank Stewart reviews Selected Poems: 1958-1984 by John Wieners


Deep Dive: Richard Katrovas reviews South Louisiana: New and Selected Poems by Alvin Aubert


Remembering Amnesia: Robert Steiner reviews The Weight of the World and Slow Homecoming by Peter Handke, translated by Ralph Manheim


Lost Voices: Bradford Morrow reviews On Trial: Reaganÿs War Against Nicaragua, edited by Marlene Dixon, The Contras: Interviews with the Anti-Sandinistas, edited by Dieter Eich and Carlos RincÅn, and Nicaragua Under Siege, edited by Marlene Dixon


Pop Goes the Sestina: Dick Allen reviews The Whole Truth by James Cummins


Survival as Inheritance: Kathleen Norris reviews Plainswoman by Kathleene West and Memories of the Future by Margaret Gibson


Thatÿs It: Roger Mitchell reviews The Past by Galway Kinnell


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