Online Edition: Spring 1999

Interviews

Luis González Palma

Guatemalan photographer Luis González Palma creates expressive works of art that are often about contradiction. Elizabeth Culbert speaks with him about his themes and obsessions.

Features

Paul Metcalf (1917-1999)

Allan Kornblum talks about the life and work of this great American original.

Twisted Spoon Press

A profile of Twisted Spoon Press, the premier publisher of lost Czech literature.

Reviews

NON-FICTION

JULIEN LEVY: PORTRAIT OF AN ART GALLERY
edited by Ingrid Schaffner & Lisa Jacobs

The infamous Julien Levy gallery home to Salvador Dali, Joseph Cornell, Max Ernst, Frida Kahlo, and others is profiled in this new book.

THE DOUBLE VISION OF STAR TREK: HALF-HUMANS, EVIL TWINS & SCIENCE FICTION
by Mike Hertenstein

Does Star Trek harbor a secret religious agenda? Mike Hertenstein offers a Christian deconstruction of Star Trek.

EX LIBRIS
by Anne Fadiman

In these 18 essays, Anne Fadiman examines the joy of books and the memories and personalities created through reading.

HIPHOPAMERICA
by Nelson George

Nelson George examines hip-hop's influence on American culture.

INVISIBLE NEW YORK: THE HIDDEN INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE CITY
by Stanley Greenberg

RAILROAD VOICES
by Linda Niemann & Lina Bertucci

Photographer Stanley Greenberg documents the unknown places of New York City, while Linda Niemann and photographer Lina Bertucci collaborate to produce an honest and intimate portrait of one of America's most vital infrastructures--the railroad.

GROWN UP ALL WRONG
by Robert Christgau

Village Voice music editor Robert Christgau hacks his way through the history of rock and roll.

GRAPHIC NOVELS

SPLIT-LEVEL DYKES TO WATCH OUT FOR
by Alison Bechdel

The most recent collection by savvy cartoonist Alison Bechdel, known for her strip-sized segments that appear weekly in alternative newspapers across the country.

FICTION

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD IN THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT
by Manlio Argueta

In this innovative, political novel, Manlio Argueta creates the poignancy and desperation of two lovers caught in El Salvador's deadly civil strife.

THIRST
by Ken Kalfus

In this collection of stories, Ken Kalfus brings together a stunning variety of places, times and characters, weaving a rich and complex picture of the human soul in its most vulnerable predicament.

THE SENSUALIST
by Barbara Hodgson

The Sensualist fulfills its title first and foremost in the physical book itself--beautiful to look at and to hold, with the cover, dust-jacket, and even endpapers a field of enigmatic illustrations.

A GOOD CUNTBOY IS HARD TO FIND
by Doug Rice

Doug Rice undertakes the formidable project of re-situating literary history within a transgressive landscape.

POETRY

SCIENCE & STEEPLEFLOWER
by Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander's poems capture in precise detail the splendor of the world, and "the rawness of the looking."

DEEPSTEP COME SHINING
by C. D. Wright

In her compelling new volume, C. D. Wright returns to an "other" South and observes, spies, writes, imagines.

ANIARA: AN EPIC SCIENCE FICTION POEM
by Henry Martinson

Henry Martinson accomplished what many would think impossible--a literate yet accessible epic science fiction poem that warrants close attention by those interested in either the outer reaches of SF writing or the inner reaches of poetry.

ARTIFICIAL HEART
by Peter Gizzi

Peter Gizzi's new collection is a carefully chiseled book of poetic wonders.

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