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

Elaine Showalter, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Kelly, Kazuo Umezu, Mervyn Peake, Anne Waldman, Carla Harryman, and much more... purchase now

INTERVIEWS

Elaine Showalter:In Praise of Women Writers | interviewed by Amy Halloran

FEATURES

Cover artwork by George Schneeman

PLUS:

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

REVIEWS

FICTION

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

POETRY

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

NONFICTION

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

GRAPHIC NOVELS

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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