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Volume 31, Number 1
November/December 2009

Essential Asian American Literature

Sue-Im Lee's Introduction to Focus: Essential Asian American Literature

Shirley Geok-lin Lim's The Woman Warrior: Her Planetary Asian American Imagination

Donald C. Goellnicht reviews Joy Kogawa’s Obasan: An Essential Asian American Text?

Donatella Izzo's Old Landmarks, New Landscapes

Pin-chia Feng's Teaching Bone: A Taiwanese Perspective

Hyungji Park's The Immigrant as Spy

Rocío G. Davis's Asian American Stories and Literary Theory: A Reading of Chitra Divakaruni’s “The Word Love”

Helena Grice's Teaching Asian America in Europe: Race, Pedagogy, and Inter-Cultural Engagement

Viet Thanh Nguyen's Masticating Adrian Tomine

Feature: Remembering Raymond Federman

Mark Amerika, Jan Baetens, Simone Federman, Geoffrey Gatza, Eckhard Gerdes, Thomas Hartl, Michael Joyce, Jerome Klinkowitz, Larry McCaffery, Brian McHale, Christian Moraru, Lance Olsen, Ted Pelton, Matthew Roberson, Davis Schneiderman, Dan Stone, Susan Rubin Suleiman, Steve Tomasula, Alyson Waters, and Curtis White

An excerpt from Raymond Federman's SHHH: The Story of a Childhood

Book Reviews

Keith Leslie Johnson reviews Brian Evensons's Fugue State

Jerome Klinkowitz reviews Kurt Vonnegut's Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction

Joel Felix reviews Vanessa Place and Robert Fitterman's Notes on Conceptualisms

Amy L. Clark reviews Amelia Gray's AM/PM

Ed Falco reviews Steve Tomasula's TOC

David Matlin reviews eds. Jerome Rothenberg and Jeffrey C. Robinson's Poems for the Millennium: The University of California Book of Romantic & Postromatic Poetry, vol. 3

Paula Koneazny reviews Patricia Carlin's Quantum Jitters

Man Martin reviews ed. Todd Robinson's Sex, Thugs, and Rock & Roll

Brandon D. Shuler reviews Tracy Daugherty's Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme

John A. McDermott reviews Matthew Roberson's Impotent

Barry Wallenstein reviews Philip Appleman's Karma, Dharma, Pudding & Pie

Bob Grumman reviews Vernon Frazer's Emblematic Moon


Page 2—Jeffrey R. Di Leo's Postfederman

From Our Own—J.D. Smith reviews Eric Miles Williamson's Welcome to Oakland

Scenes—Wave Books

Backlist—Steven Wingate reviews Georgi Gospodinov and trans. Alexis Levitin and Magdalena Levy's And Other Stories


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