Winter 1998


Poetry: Robert Polito on Hay, by Paul Muldoon

Photography Books by Andy Grundberg

Judy Budnitz on Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine, by Thom Jones

Steve Erickson on Fetish, edited by John Yau

Jill Clement on The Love of a Good Woman, by Alice Munro

Dale Peck on Gertrude of Stony Island Avenue, by James Purdy

Jim Lewis on Three Gothic Novels: Wieland, Arthur Mervyn, Edgar Huntly by Charles Brockden Brown

Jenifer Berman on Fear, by Irini Spanidou

David L. Ulin on Cartesian Sonata and other novellas, by William H. Gass

Bruce Hainley on Glamorama, by Bret Easton Ellis

Francine Prose on At Home with the Marquis de Sade, by Francine du Plessix Gray

Jenny McPhee on Bag of Bones, by Stephen King

Darius H. James on Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader, edited by James Grauerholz and Ira Silverberg

Michael Carroll on T.C. Boyle Stories, by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Richard Kadrey on Children of Ezekiel: Aliens, UFOs, the Crisis of Race, and the Advent of End Time, by Michael Lieb; and Aliens in America: Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace, by Jodi Dean

Tom Vanderbilt on Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage, by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

S.H. Fernando Jr. on Hip Hop America, by Nelson George

J. Hoberman on French New Wave, by Jean Douchet in collaboration with Cédric Anger, translated by Robert Bonnono

Tricia Rose on Living Color: Race and Television in the United States, edited by Sasha Torres

Theodore Spencer on Fantasy City: Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis, by John Hannigan

Howard Hampton on Gonzo: The Art, by Ralph Steadman; and Malicious Resplendence: The Paintings of Robt. Williams

Sander L. Gilman on My German Question: Growing Up in Nazi Berlin, by Peter Gay

Lucinda Rosenfeld on Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema, by Yvonne Tasker; and Tough Girls: Women Warriors and Wonder Women in Popular Culture, by Sherrie A. Inness

Mikki Halpin on The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction, by Rachel P. Maines

Peter Plagens on Most Art Sucks: Five Years of Coagula

Bruce Hainley on My Pilgrim's Progress: Media Studies 1950-1997, by George W.S. Trow

Paolo Berdini on Constructions, by John Rajchman

Svetlana Alpers on Depiction, by Michael Podro

David Toop on Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture, by Simon Reynolds

Dennis Cooper on Bad Girls and Sick Boys: Fantasies in Contemporary Art and Culture, by Linda S. Kauffman

Jonathan Lethem on More Than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts, by James Naremore

Mark Dery on Serendipities: Language and Lunacy, by Umberto Eco, translated by William Weaver

Richard Shone on The Unknown Matisse: A Life of Henri Matisse, 1869–1908, by Hilary Spurling