Issue Content

Volume 37, Number 2
January/February 2016

Focus: Big Novels

Daniel Burns' Introduction to Focus: Recovering the Big Read

Antonio Barrenechea's "Thomas Pynchon, Literary Giant"

Hilary Clark reviews Paul K Saint-Amour's Tens Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form

David Letzler reviews Mark Z. Danielewski's The Familiar, Volume 1: One Rainy Day in May

Tom LeClair reviews Mark Z. Danielewski's The Familar, Volume 2: Into the Forest

Rone Shavers reviews Joshua Cohen's Book of Numbers

Kevin Bourque reviews Larry Kramer's The American People, Volume 1: Search for My Heart

Christian Moraru reviews Garth Risk Hallberg's City on Fire and Stefano Ercolino's The Maximalist Novel: From Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow to Roberto BolaƱo's 2666

Jeffrey R. Di Leo reviews Kevin Birmingham's The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

Stephen J. Burn's "Institutions of Scale"

Jessica Pressman's "Big Novels/Big Data"

Stefano Ercolino's "Chaos and Cosmos Function"

N. Katherine Hayles' "Discovering the Affectual Distinctiveness of Big Books"

Book Reviews

John Domini reviews John Keene's Counternarratives

Cynthia E. Orozco reviews Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez's Texas Mexican Americans and Postwar Civil Rights

Marilyn Kallet reviews David Antin, Stephen Freedman, eds., How Long is the Present: Selected Talk Poems of David Antin

Nan Cuba reviews John Casey's Beyond the First Draft: The Art of Fiction

Hasanthika Sirisena reviews E.R. Frank's Dime

Steven Wingate reviews Bob Brown's Words, Gems: A Censored Anthology, and The Readies

J.D. Smith reviews Melissa Studdard's I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast

Lisa L. Moore reviews Dale Smith's Slow Poetry in America

Chris Girman reviews Sarah Einstein's Mot: A Memoir

Helane Levine-Keating reviews Eric Bennett's Workshops of Empire: Stegner, Engle, and American Creative Writing during the Cold War

D. Star Costello reviews Lawrence Coates' The Goodbye House

Daniel Gonzalez reviews Wendy C. Ortiz's Hollywood Notebook

Aimee Parkison reviews Jessica Jacob's Pelvis with Distance

Departments

Page 2 - Jeffrey R. Di Leo's "Bootleg Scholarship"

Picketing the Zeitgeist - Terry Caesar's "Reading Material"

Scenes - Sundress Publications: An Interview with Erin Elizabeth Smith

 

Featured Reviews


John Domini reviews
John Keene's
Counternarratives


Cynthia E. Orozco reviews
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez's
Texas Mexican Americans & Postwar Civil Rights

 

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