Online Edition: Winter 2001/2002

Interviews

J. T. Leroy

Reviews

FICTION

My Name is Red
Orhan Pamuk

Art and the Islamic culture of 16th-century Istanbul flavor this unique novel, a sort of murder mystery told in a variety of voices.

Argall
William T. Vollman

Through the voice of William the Blind, Vollman gives an imaginative account of the relationship between Jahn Smith and Pocahantas in this new addition to his Seven Dreams series.

Scorch
A. D. Nauman

A "reductio ad absurdum critique of free-for-all capitalism," Scorch scorches both utopian ideals of capitalism and its counter-mate, Marxism.

The Woman Chaser
The Machine in Ward Eleven

Charles Willeford

Noir or not, these beefy testosterone-filled tales will have you tipping back shots and railing against the status quo in no time.

POETRY

The Mercy Seat
Norman Dubie

Offering more than thirty years of poetry, The Mercy Seat revels in surreal allegory and archetypes.

Plot
Claudia Rankine

Beyond the ur-plot of this book-length poem of man and woman having baby lies a deft language of exploration.

Interrogations at Noon
Dana Gioia

Will formalism save poetry? Take a gander, dear reader.

With the First Dream of Fire They Hunt the Cold
Trevor Joyce

This too-little-known Irish poet explores language as a "broken bird on stunned wings."

The Angelus Bell
Ed Foster

Poems of intimate communion and sound resonate beyond their telling.

NON-FICTION

I Thought My Father Was God
edited by Paul Auster

The National Story Project sees print in this engaging and magical collection of unbelievably true stories by average Americans.

Free Flight
James Fallows
Air Rage
Anonymous and Andrew R. Thomas

To fly or not to fly? Two books explore the possible best and definite worst of airline travel.

Canaries in the Mineshaft
Essays on Politics and Media
Renata Adler

Adler doesn't hold back in theis work that takes on journalistic integrity and political prejudice.

Courting Justice
Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court
Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price

The authors explore numerous Supreme Court cases that have defined how homosexuals are treated in an often hostile justice system.

Strange Good Fortune
Essays on Contemporary Poetry
David Wojahn

Drawn to writers afflicted by mental illness, scandal, and bad luck, Wojahn unflinchingly delves into poets' lives in this new collection of essays.

The Body and the Book
Writing from a Mennonite Life
Julia Kasdorf

A poet juggles her Mennonite heritage with her writing life.

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

One Hundred Paintings
Federico Zeri

The late art historian and critic gives voice to a selection of dazzling paintings in this new series of art books.

Havana
Robert Polidori

Art and the Islamic culture of 16th-century Istanbul flavor this unique convel, a sort of murder mystery told in a variety of voices.

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