SUMMER 2005 ï TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

GERMANY IN SPRING
Noah Isenberg on the bombing of Dresden

Mark M. Anderson on the history of German literature

Thomas Laqueur on sex after fascism

Dagmar Barnouw on Siegfried Kracauer

TOME IMPROVEMENT
James Gibbons
on William T. Vollmann

PYNCHON FROM A TO V
Gerald Howard
on Gravity's Rainbow
APPRECIATIONS by Don DeLillo,
George Saunders, Joanna Scott, Percival Everett,
Tom Robbins, Jeffrey Eugenides, Lorrie Moore,
Andrew Hultkrans, Kathryn Kramer, Lydia Davis, Carter Scholz, Erik Davis, Trey Ellis,
Robert Polito, Jim Shepard, Emily Barton,
Jay Cantor, Richard Powers, and Steve Erickson

Rick Moody on The Crying of Lot 49

ARTS & LETTERS

Leigh E. Schmidt on Perry Miller’s Jonathan Edwards and Philip F. Gura’s Jonathan Edwards: America’s Evangelical

John Cornwell on Garry O’Connor’s Universal Father: A Life of John Paul II

Gordon Marino on Joakim Garff’s Søren Kierkegaard: A Biography and Søren Kierkegaard’s Training in Christianity

Charlotte Taylor on John Haffenden’s William Empson: Volume I: Among the Mandarins

COLUMNS

BETWEEN THE LINES
Marisa Bowe profiles Joe Sacco

James Surowiecki: A Fan's Notes

Robert Polito: Shooting the Piano Playe
r

Letters

Bookies

LUXURY AND DEGRADATION
Jonathan Ames on Jonathan Ames

INTERVIEW

Bookforum talks with Kathryn Harrison


FICTION

Madison Smartt Bell on Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men

Marjorie Perloff on Elfriede Jelinek’s
The Piano Teacher and Wonderful,
Wonderful Times


David Antin on Pablo Picasso’s The Burial of the Count of Orgaz and Other Poems

Christine Schutt
on Aimee Bender’s
Willful Creatures

Maggie Paley on Nicole Krauss’s The History of Love

Adam Kirsch on James Laughlin’s Byways

Richard Sieburth on Enrico Pea’s Moscardino

MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGUES

Bruce Adams, Rustic Cubism: Anne Dangar and the Art Colony at Moly-Sabata

Tina Dickey, ed., Selections from the Journals of Myron Stout

Danny Lyon, The Destruction of Lower Manhattan

Terry Allen, Dugout

NOTED

Martha Kinney on John McManus’s Bitter Milk

Bryan Walsh on Duong Thu Huong’s No Man’s Land

Christine Thomas on Hitomi Kanehara’s Snakes and Earrings

Harvey Pekar on Giorgio Manganelli’s Centuria: One Hundred Ouroboric Novels

Jenifer Berman on Sean Wilsey’s Oh the Glory of It All

Geeta Dayal on David Buckley’s The Thrill of It All: The Story of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music

Heather Havrilesky on Steven Johnson’s Everything Bad Is Good For You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter

Reena Jana
on Jane Portal’s Art Under Control in North Korea

Stephanie Zacharek on Greil Marcus’s Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads

 
 
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