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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1988

[Vol. 9, No. 6]

 

PICKETING THE ZElTGEIST

THE FICTIONALITY OF FICTION AWARDS by Don Wilkerson

 

MUSIC

A New EngagÙ Tune? by Paul Schiavo

 

ART

Farewell to Minimalism by Corinne Robins

 

FILM

Film from Lincoln Center by Arthur Sainer

 

FOCUS: FRENCH AND ENGllSH FICTION FROM THE CARIBBEAN

 

THE CARIBBEAN: WHY NOW? by Ann Armstrong Scarboro

 

THE OTHER: M. Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi reviews Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Native Caribbean, 1492-1797 by Peter Hume

 

RETRIEVING THE PROPHETIC PAST: Clarisse Zimra reviews Soufriñres by Daniel Maximin

 

FROM INDIA TO GUADELOUPE: Micheline Rice-Maximin reviews Aurore by Ernest Moutoussamy

 

WOMB OF SHADOW: Ann Armstrong Scarboro reviews Moi, Tituba, sorciñre, NoirÙ de Salem by Maryse CondÙ

 

PAST DREAMS: HÙdi Bouraoui reviews Mahogany by Edouard Glissant

 

SPIRITUAL CONFUSION: Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings reviews The Beast of the Haitian Hills by Philippe Thoby-Marcelin and Pierre Marcelin

 

STICKFIGHT RITUAL: H. Nigel Thomas reviews The Wine of Astonishment by Earl Lovelace

 

SLIME AND GUTTER STENCH Horace I. Goddard reviews Back on Tuesday by David Gilmour

 

SPLIT IDENTITIES: Susan Zevenbergen reviews No Telephone to Heaven by Michelle Cliff

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

INNOVATION: DEAD OR ALIVE?: Richard Martin reviews The Life & Times of Major Fiction by Jonathan Baumbach

 

THIRD GENERATION POSTMODERNISTS: Lance Olsen reviews Modem  Romances by Judy Lopatin, When Things Get Back to Normal by Constance Pierce, Spectator by Rachel Salazar, Faithful Rebecca by Janice Eidus, Griever: An American Monkey King in China by Gerald Vizenor, and The Charnel-Imp by Alan Singer

 

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?: Welch D. Everman reviews Alive and Writing: Interviews with American Authors of the 1980s ed. by Larry McCaffery and Sinda Gregory

 

BORDERS OF THE IMAGINATION: John Donatich reviews Reinventing the Americas: Comparative Studies of Literature of the United States and Spanish America, edited by Bell Gale Chevigny and Gari Laguardia

 

CANTANKEROUS ALIENATION: Gary Lenhart reviews Easter Sunday by Tom Clark

 

DANGEROUS AND STEEP: Paul Oppenheimer review The Sisters: New and Selected Poems by Josephine Jacobsen

 

MAJOR AUTHOR: Don Skiles reviews Rose Theatre by Gilbert Sorrentino

 

IN THE NAME OF MEMORY: Clarence Major reviews Beloved by Toni Morrison

 

FRENETIC FRAGMENTS: Frank Stewart reviews Weldon Kees and the Midcentury Generation: Letters 1935-1955, edited by Robert E. Knoll

 

POETRY ON THE SLOPES: Dick Allen reviews A Clear Space on a Cold Day by Roger MitchelI, The Fourth Part of the  World by David Weiss, and Night Driving by Suzanne Helfman

 

UNKNOWN NECESSITY: Bill Christophersen reviews A Captive Lion: The Life of Marina Tsvetayeva by Elaine Feinstein and Selected Poems of Marina Tsvetayeva, translated by Elaine Feinstein

 

THE GRAND CRUISER: Robert Peters reviews Calamus Lovers: Walt Whitmanÿs Working Class Camerados, edited by Charley Shively

 

KEEPING PEOPLE WARM: Robert Clark reviews Haunted Houses by Lynne Tillman

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