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Volume 28, Number 1
November/December 2006

Focus: Japanese Literature and Culture

Focus: Japanese Literature and Culture

K. Malcolm Richards’s “Introduction to Focus: Noh Man's Land”

William T. Vollmann’s “Essay: A Branch of Flowers”

Andrew Ervin reviews Haruki Murakami’s Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Paul D' Agostino reviews Miyuki Miyabe’s Crossfire

Kara Mason reviews Uchida Hyakken’s Realm of the Dead

Jeff Gburek reviews ed. Yoshiyuki Suzuki’s Improvised Music from Japan 2005

Naomi Fukumori reviews compiler Cathy Layne’s Inside and Other Short Fiction: Japanese Women by Japanese Women

Ryan Smith reviews Takayuki Tatsumi’s Full Metal Apache: Transactions between Cyperpunk Japan and Avant-Pop America

Neal Pollack reviews Nobuo Kojima’s Embracing Family

Feature: Art and Theory

Brian McHale reviews Jerome McGann’s The Scholar's Art: Literary Studies in a Managed World

James Schiff reviews James R. Giles’s The Spaces of Violence

Elisabeth Frost reviews Alan Gilbert’s Another Future: Poetry and Art in a postmodern Twilight

Book Reviews

Steven Moore reviews Steve Tomasula’s The Book of Portraiture

Jon Curley reviews Lyman Gilmore’s The Force of Desire: A Life of WilIiam Bronk and David W. Clippinger’s The Mind's Landscape: William Bronk and Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Jerome Klinkowitz reviews Stephen Dixon’s End of I.

Kevin Prufer reviews Catherine Bowman’s Notarikon

James M. Mellard reviews Lance Olsen’s Nietzsche's Kisses

Charles Marowitz reviews Jared Brown’s Moss Hart: A Prince of the Theatre

Davis Schneiderman reviews William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg’s The Yage Letters Redux

Stephen Burn reviews Tom LeClair’s The Liquidators

Victoria Frenkel Harris reviews Robert Bly’s My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy

Robert L. McLaughlin reviews Marisha Pessl’s Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Wayne Miller reviews Joshua Poteat’s Ornithologies

Stacey Gottlieb reviews Ken Kalfus’s A Disorder Peculiar to the Country

Bruce King reviews Upamanyu Chatterjee’s English, August

Mark Budman reviews Karen Russell’s St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

Larry Smith reviews Jim Harrison’s Saving Daylight

Paula Koneazny reviews David Bromige and Rychard Denner’s Spade


Page 2-From the Editors

Backlist- Karen Alkalay-Gut reviews Alicia Suskin Ostriker’s No Heaven


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