Online Edition: Fall 2001

Interviews

Jalal Toufic

Turning the very notion of the interview on its head, Toufic speaks to the unparaphraseable and uncategorizable works he's created.

Essays

The Metaphysics of Gerrit Lansing

The poet Gerrit Lansing "demands the full participation of the world-creating power of the imagination," but is it at the expense of nature?

Reviews

FICTION

Yonder Stands Your Orphan
Barry Hannah

Set in a secluded lake resort town populated by complicated Southern folks, this new novel revisits characters from previous Hannah stories.

The Impossibly
Laird Hunt

Why would you kill? Why would you love? Everyone's got an assignment in this engaging debut, a strange and funny avant-noir thriller.

The Center of Things
Jenny McPhee

Physics becomes a metaphor for the chaos of life and love in this first novel by the daughter of renowned essayist John McPhee.

The Procedure
Harry Mulisch
translated by Paul Vincent

Let this be a warning to those who would attempt to play God!

POETRY

Nova
Standard Schaefer

Winner of the National Poetry Series, Nova is "chock-a-block with boys' stuff" as it seeks to reconcile the father figure in a new kind of Jargon Poetry.

Shake Hands
Carl Thayler

Thayler has contributed to poetry for the last 30 years and presents, in this new book of poems, "a more personal and painful acknowledgement of the lonely American West."

Time and Again
Poems 1940-1997
Edwin Honig

At times bitter, at times filled with metaphysical hope, Honig's collected poetry spans a lifetime dedicated to the form.

The Weather
Lisa Robertson

The weather is a condition, an atmosphere, a reflector, a manner of addressing the space--language chasing language chasing thought.

NON-FICTION

Two Dylan Books:

Positively 4th Street
The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña, and Richard Fariña
David Hajdu

Song and Dance Man III
The Art of Bob Dylan
Michael Gray

Go from gossip to the nitty gritty in these two new books that orbit folk superstar Bob Dylan.

An Argentine Passion
María Luisa Bemberg and Her Films
edited by John King, Sheila Whitaker, & Rosa Bosch

A useful primer to the life and films of María Luisa Bemberg, who devoted her work to questioning authoritarianism and sexism prevalent in Latin America and the world.

Ava's Man
Rick Bragg

The Depression in Appalachia is rendered in resonant detail in this homey reminiscence of Bragg's grandfather, from whom the Pulitzer Prize-winning author learned "the good and the bad."

Who Killed Classical Music?
Maestros, Managers, and Corporate Politics
Norman Lebrecht

The backstage machinations of the Classical Music world are exposed in this feisty essay/review by Richard Kostelanetz.

Exiting Nirvana
A Daughter's Life With Autism
Clara Clairborne Park

A poignant memoir by a mother of Jessy, an autistic young woman who approaches her difficult life with humor and beauty.

People Funny Boy
The Genius of Lee "Scratch" Perry
David Katz

Learn about the "Salvador Dali of reggae music" in this highly researched biography of Lee Perry, approved and endorsed by "Scratch" himself!

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