Summer 1999


Reading Rooms: Mark Dery on '60s Interiors

Coffee Table: Barry Schwabsky and Andy Grundberg on new monographs

Prison Reading: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc on prose and cons

Interview: Salman Rushdie talks with Will Blythe

Summer Forecast by Jonathan Bing Illustrations by Elisha Cooper

Jayne Anne Phillips on Hope Against Hope: A Memoir, by Nadezhda Mandelstam, translated by Max Hayward

Rust Hills on Paris Trance, by Geoff Dyer

Cynthia Cotts on Turn of the Century, by Kurt Andersen

Daniel Pinchbeck on True at First Light: A Fictional Memoir, by Ernest Hemingway

Joy Williams on Some Horses, by Thomas McGuane

Michael Almereyda on The Black Room at Longwood: Napoleon's Exile on Saint Helena, by Jean-Paul Kauffmann, translated by Patricia Clancy

Rob Trucks on 30, by Stephen Dixon

Jeff Hershey on Vita Nova, by Louise Glück

Ben Dickinson on Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse, by Alexander Pushkin, translated by Douglas R. Hofstadter

Michael Carroll on A Dangerous Friend, by Ward Just

Thomas Beller on Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: Stories, by David Foster Wallace

Patrick McGrath on Gothic: Four Hundred Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin, by Richard Davenport-Hines

Linda Nochlin on Women in Dada: Essays on Sex, Gender, and Identity,edited by Naomi Sawelson-Gorse

J. Hoberman on Asian Pop Cinema: Bombay to Tokyo, by Lee Server

Christoph Cox on DJ Culture, by Ulf Poschardt, translated by Shaun Whiteside

M.G. Lord on From Girls to Grrrlz: A History of Women's Comics from Teens to Zines, by Trina Robbins

Giovanni Intra on Oui: The Paranoid-Critical Revolution, Writings 1927-1933, by Salvador Dalí

Jonathan Lethem on Martin Scorsese: Interviews, edited by Peter Brunette

Greg Tate on Blackface, by David Levinthal

Arthur C. Danto on Walker Evans, by James R. Mellow

Brian Wallis on Displays of Power: Memory and Amnesia in the American Museum, by Steven C. Dubin; and The Power of Display: A History of Exhibition Installations and the Museum of Modern Art, by Mary Anne Staniszewski

Matthew DeBord on The Virtual Dimension: Architecture, Representation, and Crash Culture, edited by John Beckmann

David Bowman on Paranoia within Reason: A Casebook on Conspiracy as Explanation, edited by George E. Marcus; and Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture, by Mark Fenster

Dennis Cooper on Nick Drake: The Biography, by Patrick Humphries

Damon Krukowski on The Decadent Reader: Fiction, Fantasy, and Perversion from Fin-de Siècle France, edited by Asti Hustvedt

R.U. Sirius on Boggs: A Comedy of Values, by Lawrence Weschler