Spring 1999


Interview: Martin Amis talks with A.M. Homes

Tale Spin: Brooks Hansen on the plot against plot

Comic Relief: Dave Eggers on new comic books

Coffee Table: Barry Schwabsky and Andy Grundberg on new monographs

Bibliophile: Tom Vanderbilt on book scrap

Rick Moody on Out of the Woods: Stories, by Chris Offutt

M.G. Lord on The World and Other Places: Stories, 1986-1999 by Jeanette Winterson

Robert Polito on Waterloo Sunset, by Ray Davies

Lee Smith on Sea Battles on Dry Land: Essays, by Harold Brodkey

Jim Shepard on Intimacy, by Hanif Kureishi

Stephen Wright on Burning Girl, by Ben Neihart

Richard Howard on Figurehead and Other Poems, by John Hollander; The River Sound: Poems, by W.S. Merwin; and Midnight Salvage: Poems 1995-1997, by Adrienne Rich

Jennifer Berman on My People's Waltz, by Dale Ray Phillips

David Ryan on Amsterdam, by Ian McEwan

Benjamin Taylor on For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, by Nathan Englander

Deborah Eisenberg on Like Never Before, by Ehud Havazelet

Eve Babitz on Original Bliss, by A.L. Kennedy

Lynn Freed on Teeth of the Dog, by Jill Ciment

Jill Bialosky on Evening News, by Marly Swick

J.G. Ballard on Pages from the Glossies: Facsimilies 1956-1998, by Helmut Newton, edited by June Newton and Walter Keller

Peter Plagens on Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture

David Bowman on Detecting Texts: The Metaphysical Detective Story from Poe to Postmodernism, edited by Patricia Merivale and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney

Kristin Eliasberg on The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky: Unexpurgated Edition, translated by Kyril FitzLyon, edited by Joan Acocella

Howard Hampton on The Red Atlantis: Communist Culture in the Absence of Communism, by J. Hoberman

Allucquère Rosanne Stone on Creating Beauty to Cure the Soul: Race and Psychology in the Shaping of Aesthetic Surgery, by Sander L. Gilman

David Toop on Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky: Music Myth, edited by Karen Kelly and Evelyn McDonnell

Bruce Sterling on The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink, by Mark Dery

Tiffany Lee Brown on TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information, by Erik Davis

Janice P. Nimura on A Wanderer in the Perfect City: Selected Passion Pieces, by Lawrence Weschler

Arthur C. Danto on Cubism in the Shadow of War: The Avant-Garde and Politics in Paris, by David Cottington

Gordon Grice on The Last Dinosaur Book: The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon, by W.J.T. Mitchell

Thomas Frank on Structures of the Jazz Age: Mass Culture, Progressive Education, and Racial Disclosures in American Modernism, by Chip Rhodes

Marjorie Welish on Oulipo Compendium, edited by Harry Matthews and Alastair Brotchie