Summer 2004

COLUMNS

Aruna D'Souza on pop art historians

Brian Lennon: A Response to Sven Birkerts

Andrew Ross: Weather Report

LUXURY AND DEGRADATION David Rimanelli on Walter de la Mare's Memoirs of a Midget

JOHN BANVILLE on Evan S. Connell's The Diary of a Rapist

KEN KALFUS on Bernard Malamud's The Fixer

PETER TRACHTENBERG on Patrick McGrath's Port Mungo

SAM LIPSYTE on Thomas Berger's Adventures of the Artificial Woman

CRAIG SELIGMAN on Colm Tóibín's The Master

JOHN PALATTELLA on Kenneth Fearing's Selected Poems

BENJAMIN ANASTAS on Henry Green's Pack My Bag

ROB SPILLMAN on Hari Kunzru's Transmission

JAMES PONIEWOZIK on Paul Cody's Shooting the Heart

FRANCISCO GOLDMAN on Ignacio Padilla's Antipodes

JENIFER BERMAN on Sabina Murray's A Carnivore's Inquirty

MATTHEW PRICE on Edward W. Said's Humanism and Democratic Criticism and Frank Kermode's Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

MICHAEL ROTH on Richard Wolin's The Seduction of Unreason: The Intellectual Romance with Fascism from Nietzsche to Postmodernism

SARAH KERR on Craig Seligman's Sontag & Kael: Opposites Attract Me

EMILIE BICKERTON on David H. Price's Threatening Anthropology: McCarthyism and the FBI's Surveillance of Activist Anthropologists and William J. Peace's Leslie A. White: Evolution and Revolution in Anthropology

KEN KURSON on James Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies, and Nations

TOM HOLERT on Joseph Dumit's Picturing Personhood: Brain Scans and Biomedical Identity

TOM VANDERBILT on Valentin Groebner's Defaced: The Visual Culture of Violence in the Late Middle Ages

NICO ISRAEL on Charity Scribner's Requiem for Communism

Bookforum talks to John Barth

Phillip Lopate, Rudy Burckhardt

Christine Macel, ed., Sophie Calle

Jake and Dinos Chapman, Insult to Injury

Anne Nishimura Morse et al., Art of the Japanese Postcard

Darcy Cosper on Lucy Corin's Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls

Max Winter on Jeff Clark's Music and Suicide

Suzan Sherman on Stacey D'Erasmo's A Seahorse Year

Nina Mehta on Jonathan Raymond's The Half-Life

Barry Schwabsky on Annemarie Sauzeau Boetti's Alighiero e Boetti: Shaman-Showman

Nicole Rudick on Alexander M. Schenker's The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Jennifer Liese on Amelia Jones's Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada