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Volume 13, Number 5
December/January 1991



CONVOI NO. 21 by Raymond Federman

UNWRITING by Ronald Sukenick


WHERE IS MARY SHELLEY? David Porush reviews The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

NATURE OF DISCOURSE: Kirkpatrick Sale reviews Out There: Marginalization and Contemporary Cultures, edited by Russell Ferguson, Martha Gever, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and Cornel West

THREE-POINT SHOT: Joel Lewis reviews Big Bank Take Little Bank by Paul Beatty

SILENCE WITHIN: Stephen-Paul Martin reviews To Whom It May Concern: by Raymond Federman

TALK#WRITING: Marjorie Perloff reviews Selected Poems: 1963-1973 by David Antin and Necromance by Rae Armantrout

CUTE METAFICTION: Glen Brand reviews Immortality by Milan Kundera


WHAT DO MEN WANT? Miriam Levine reviews Iron John: A Book about Men by Robert Bly and Patrimony: A True Story by Philip Roth

LOVING FATHERS? Fred Moramarco reviews My Father in the Night by Terence Clarke

PSYCHOLOGICAL SPECIMEN: Karen Alkalay-Gut reviews Anne Sexton: A Biography by Diane Wood Middlebrook

THAT OTHER ROMANCE: Eva Heisler reviews The Exploration of the Secret Smile: The Language of Art and Homosexuality in Frank O'Hara's Poetry by Alice C. Parker

ERASURE OF THE HOMOSEXUAL: Daniel J. Cahill reviews Hart Crane and the Homosexual Text by Thomas E. Yingling

IF YOU CAN FIND HER: Norman Weinstein reviews Penelope's Web: Gender, Modernity, H.D.'s Fiction by Susan Stanford Friedman


FEAR OF THE ARBITRARY: Mark LaFlaur reviews Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry, edited by Warren Slesinger

EYES AND EARS OPEN: Robert Fox reviews The Curandero by Daniel Curley

DILUTED VOICE: Scott Preston reviews Words for My Daughter by John Balaban

COMPOSITION UNDER PRESSURE: Phillip Dacey reviews Child of Europe: A New Anthology of East European Poetry, edited by Michael March

THIRD FORCE: Rochelle Ratner reviews Long Walks and Intimate Talks, stories and poems by Grace Paley and paintings by Vera B. Williams

JUST STOP: Barry Silesky reviews The Trick by Fielding Dawson

HALLUCINOGENIC CULTURE: Jerome Beck reviews The Sacred Mushroom Seeker: Essays for R. Gordon Wasson, edited by Thomas J. Riedlinger

DEAD CENTER OF ALL ALONE: Dick Allen reviews Isabella Gardner: The Collected Poems

HOW THE WORLD EXISTS: Adam Craig Hill reviews The Opposite of Letting the Mind Wander by Keith Waldrop and The Windows Flew Open by Marjorie Welish

FOR DEVOTEES ONLY: Dennis Barone reviews Nice to See You: Homage to Ted Berrigan, edited by Anne Waldman

HIP RAMBLES: Warren Woessner reviews Light Heart by Gary Lenhart

LESS TO SURPRISE: Barbara Barnard reviews Eva the Fugitive by Rosamel del Valle

THINLY FICTIONALIZED: Siegfried Mandel reviews Precision and Soul: Essays and Addresses by Robert Musil, Circe's Mountain by Marie Luise Kaschnitz, and Bohin Manor by Tadeusz Konwicki

MINING THE TEXT: Lenora Champagne reviews Suburban Ambush: Downtown Writing and the Fiction of Insurgency by Robert Siegle

UNCOMMON PROBLEMS: Lewis Shiner reviews Live from Earth by Lance Olsen and The Hereafter Gang by Neal Barrett, Jr.

GOING DOWN FAST: Rick Bass reviews Our Happiness by Tom Jenks

REALISM PLUS: Thomas E. Kennedy reviews Men Who Would Be Good by Gordon Weaver


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