Fall 1998


Poetry: Nick Tosches on All of Us, by Raymond Carver

Settling the Score: Philip Weiss on I Married a Communist, by Philip Roth

Booksurfing: Bill Tonelli on Amazon.com

Why I Write: Norman Mailer

Nancy Princenthal on Artists' Books

John Richardson on Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster, by Mike Davis

Joy Williams on The Trial, by Franz Kafka

William Vollmann on Early Sorrows, by Danilo Kiš

Bess Rattray on The Farming of Bones, by Edwidge Danticat

Sarah Towers on Birds of America, by Lorrie Moore

Thom Jones on four works by E.M. Cioran

Darcey Steinke on Collected Fictions, by Jorge Luis Borges

Allen Lincoln on Filth, by Irvine Welsh

Judy Budnitz on Luminous Mysteries, by John Holman

Will Blythe on My Year in the No-Man's-Bay, by Peter Handke

Michael J. Agovino on Model Behavior, by Jay McInerney

Barbara Rose on Towards a New Museum, by Victoria Newhouse

Peter Plagens on The Shameful Life of Salvador Dalí, by Ian Gibson

Art & Language on The Artist in the Modern World, by Oskar Bätschmann

Andrew Hultkrans on Hiding, by Mark C. Taylor

Geoffrey Batchen on Caught: The Art of Photography in the German Democratic Republic, by Karl Gernot Kuehn

Abigail Solomon-Godeau on The Visual Culture Reader, edited by Nicholas Mirzoeff

John Tytell on Threads of Time: Recollections, by Peter Brook

Maurice Berger on Performance: Live Art Since 1960, by RoseLee Goldberg

Barry Schwabsky on Kippenberger, edited by Angelika Taschen and Burkhard Riemschneider, with text by Roberto Ohrt

Tom Breidenbach on Watercolor, by Ross Bleckner

Jonathan Crary on On Television, by Pierre Bourdieu

Alexander Nehamas on Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil, by Rüdiger Safranski

Jerry Stahl on With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E. Grant, by Richard E. Grant

Eric C. Banks on Harry Partch, by Bob Gilmore

Kay Larson on Odd Man In: Norton Simon and the Pursuit of Culture, by Suzanne Muchnic

Mayer Rus on New York Living Rooms, by Dominique Nabokov; and Your World . . . and Welcome to It: A Rogue's Gallery of Interior Design by Patrick Mauriés, with illustrations by Christian Lacroix

Linda Nochlin on Symptoms of Culture, by Marjorie Garber