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Volume 25, Number 6
September/October 2004

Political Books

Introduction: Political Books
John K. Wilson

Weapons of Mass Deception
Philip Green reviews The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America edited by Eric Alterman and Mark Green

Mountain “W”
Kevin Canfield reviews Mountain R by Jacques Jouet

Another Language
Iliana Pagán Teitelbaum reviews Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Carib- bean edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez

The Literature of Outrage
Andrew Ervin reviews Politically Inspired: Fiction for Our Time edited by Stephen Elliott

Fragile Freedom
Kari Lydersen reviews Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracy by Julia Preston and Samuel Dillon

Finding Peace
Gabriel Gudding reviews Run toward Fear: New Poems and a Poet’s Handbook by Haki R. Madhubuti

Blowin’ in the Wind
John K. Wilson reviews Lost Liberties: Ashcroft and the Assault on Personal Freedom edited by Cynthia Brown

Feature: Biographies of Place

In the Middle of Somewhere
Thomas Haley reviews In the Middle of the Middle West: Literary Nonfiction from the Heartland edited by Becky Bradway

Walden Ponderously
Bob Blaisdell reviews Walden Pond: A History by W. Barksdale Maynard

Feature: First Fictions

If You Really Want to Know…
Lori O’Dea reviews Since You Ask by Louise Wareham

Poetic Proles
Rob Morris reviews Sea Dogs by John Bensko

Feature: Posthumous Collections

Devastating Diminuendos
Robert Long reviews Search Party: Collected Poems by William Matthews

Heeding the Music
Jamey Hecht reviews Complete Poems by Basil Bunting

Book Reviews

In the Clearing
Robert Buttel reviews The Owner of the House: New Collected Poems 1940–2001 by Louis Simpson

Culture Clash
Ron Singer reviews GraceLand by Chris Abani

In Praise of Folly
Thomas C. Foster reviews At War by Flann O’Brien

Another, and Truer, Way
Kreg Hasegawa reviews Private Lemonade by John Godfrey

The New American Paranoia
John Freeman reviews Project X and Love and Hydrogen: New and Selected Stories by Jim Shepard

Unheimlich Maneuvers
Benjamin Ivry reviews Little Savage by Emily Fragos

In between Fugues
Trace Reddell reviews Connected, or What It Means to Live in the Network Society by Steven Shaviro

The Puritan of Words
Thomas F. Dillingham reviews Blindsight and Love, like Pronouns by Rosmarie Waldrop

The Back Talk of the Dead
Catherine Daly reviews Trouble in Mind by Lucie Brock-Broido

Thinking of Something Else
Thomas Fink reviews BlipSoak01 by Tan Lin

Chinese Boxes
Dennis Barone reviews Oracle Night by Paul Auster

No Ideas, Just Things
Garth Greenwell reviews Jetty and Other Poems by Talvikki Ansel

Transcreating Tagore
Mike Chasar and Sucheta Mallick review The Lover of God by Rabindranath Tagore


ABR: The Year in Review
Index to Volume 25


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