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Volume 28, Number 6
September/October 2007

Perpetual War

Robin Truth Goodman’s and Barry J. Faulk’s “Introduction to Focus: Perpetual War”

Adam Tobias Schrag reviews Mike Davis’s Buda’s Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb

Matt Kavanagh reviews Randy Martin’s An Empire of Indifference: American War and the Financial Logic of Risk Management

Neil Balan reviews Maximilien Robespierre’s Virtue and Terror and Jacques Rancière’s Hatred of Democracy

Richard Kahn reviews Kenneth J. Saltman’s Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools

Masood Raja reviews Michael A. Palmer’s The Last Crusade: Americanism and the Islamic Reformation

Christopher G. Robbins reviews David Griffith’s A Good War is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America

Feature: Translating Epic Poetry

David Damrosch reviews Yusef Komunyakaa’s (poetry) and Chad Garcia’s (concept & dramaturgy) Gilgamesh: A Verse Play

Paul Oppenheimer reviews Virgil’s The Aeneid

Book Reviews

Steven Shaviro reviews William Gibson’s Spook Country

Gary Hawkins reviews Cynthia Hogue’s The Incognito Body

David Anshen reviews Norman Mailer’s The Castle in the Forest

Charles Marowitz reviews Robert Brustein’s Millennial Stages: Essays and Reviews 2001–2005

Fred Muratori reviews Harryette Mullen’s Recyclopedia: Trimmings, S*PeRM**K*T, and Muse & Drudge

Mary V. Dearborn reviews Lois Gordon’s Nancy Cunard: Heiress, Muse, Political Idealist

Mark Wallace reviews Trevor Dodge’s Everyone I Know Lives on Roads

Susanna Ashton reviews Claudia Stokes’s Writers in Retrospect: The Rise of American Literary History, 1875–1910

David Savat reviews Heather Chaplin’s and Aaron Ruby’s Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution

Duane Niatum reviews David Treuer’s Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual


Page 2-From the Editors

Rants & Raves: Letters to the Editors (Peter Connors responds, Peter Bricklebank rebuts)

Picketing the Zeitgeist -War and the Form of Writing by R. M. Berry

Backlist-Mark Best reviews L. Neil Smith’s and Scott Bieser’s The Probability Broach: The Graphic Novel

Volume 28 Index


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