Vol. 14 No. 2, Summer 2009 (#54)

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Elaine Showalter
In Praise of Women Writers
interviewed by Amy Halloran


Cover artwork by George Schneeman


Widely Unavailable: Cubists and Post-Impressionism by Arthur Jerome Eddy
reviewed by Garrett Caples
The Chapbook Corner reviewed by Noah Eli Gordon



Wonderful World    Javier Calvo    reviewed by Brian Evenson

The Book From the Sky    Robert Kelly     reviewed by Kelly Everding

Ghosts    César Aira    reviewed by Ryan Michael Williams

Bonsai    Alejandro Zambra    reviewed by Scott Bryan Wilson

Let Me Tell You    Paul Griffiths     reviewed by Alyssa Pelish

Death in Spring    Mercè Rodoreda     reviewed by Ryan Michael Williams

Brothers    Yu Hua     reviewed by Lucas Klein

Drood    Dan Simmons    reviewed by Bob Hussey

The Kindly Ones    Jonathan Littell    reviewed by Tim Jacobs

Legend of a Suicide     David Vann     reviewed by Amy Halloran

The Tricking of Freya    Christina Sunley    reviewed by Kristianne Huntsberger

Unintended Consequences    Larry Fondation     reviewed by Jeff Bursey

The Sound of Building Coffins    Louis Maistros    reviewed by David Sheffieck

The End of a Good Party     Jean Ross Justice    reviewed by Jessica Karbowiak


Surrealism in Greece    Nikos Stabakis, ed.    reviewed by Mark Tursi

Collected Poems     Mervyn Peake     reviewed by Jeff Bursey

Flowers of Flame    Sadek Mohammed, Soheil Najm, Haider Al-Kabi, and Dan Veach, eds.    reviewed by John Bradley

Manatee/Humanity    Anne Waldman     reviewed b W. C. Bamberger

Sunny Wednesday    Noelle Kocot     reviewed by Jean-Paul Pecqueur

Maximum Gaga    Lara Glenum     reviewed by Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle

State of the Union    Joshua Beckman & Matthew Zapruder, eds.     reviewed by Sean Patrick Hill

Darwin’s Ark    Philip Appleman     reviewed by Daniela Gioseffi

American Hybrid     Cole Swensen & David St. John, eds.     reviewed by Johannes Göransson

All Odd and Splendid    Hilda Raz    reviewed by Aaron Kimmel

Please    Jericho Brown     reviewed by Virginia Konchan

The Panther    James Whitehead    reviewed by Will Clemens

The Life and Opinions of DJ Spinoza     Eugene Ostashevsky    reviewed by Peter Golub


Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic    Ingrid D. Rowland    reviewed by John-Ivan Palmer

Making an Elephant    Graham Swift     reviewed by Jesse Freedman

Adorno’s Noise     Carla Harryman     reviewed by Kit Robinson

Art and Electronic Media    Edward A. Shanken, ed.    reviewed by Joel Weishaus

Vanishing Landscapes    Nadine Barth, ed.    reviewed by Alice Dodge

Cheek by Jowl    Ursula K. Le Guin
Paradoxa #21: Ursula K. Le Guin    Sylvia Kelso, ed.     reviewed by William Alexander

Fakers    Paul Maliszewski     reviewed by Laura Sims

The Adventures of Cancer Bitch    S. L. Wisenberg    reviewed by Stephanie Hlywak

Bodies    Susie Orbach     reviewed by Catherine Lacey

Miné Okubo: Following Her Own Road    Greg Robinson & Elena Tajima Creef, eds.    reviewed by Jessica Knight

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded     edited by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence    reviewed by Niels Strandskov

Ed Dorn Live     Joseph Richey, ed.     reviewed by John Jacob


Saga of the Swamp Thing: Book One     Alan Moore, et al.     reviewed by John Pistelli

The Wolverton Bible    Monte Wolverton, ed.    reviewed by Spencer Dew

The Drifting Classroom    Kazuo Umezu    reviewed by Tom Kaczynski

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