Summer 2000


Between the Lines: Lee Smith on reading for yourself

Coffee Table: Barry Schwabsky and Andy Grundberg on new art and photo monographs

Fiction Forecast by Jonathan Bing

First Novels by Paul West

Interview: Michael Ondaatje talks with Jonathan Lethem

Steve Erickson on film adaptations of novels

Market Bull: Mark Dery on mites and men

Nuar Alsadir on Collected Poems in English, by Joseph Brodsky

Greil Marcus on The Human Stain, by Philip Roth

Vivian Gornick on Ravelstein, by Saul Bellow

Rick Moody on Men in the Off Hours, by Anne Carson

Emily Barton on Buddha's Little Finger, by Victor Pelevin

Ben Neihart on Period, by Dennis Coooper

Laura Miller on Pastoralia, by George Saunders

Mark Winegardner on Jim the Boy, by Tony Earley

Christopher Sorrentino on Plowing the Dark by Richard Powers

David Gates on Deliberate Prose: Selected Essays 1952-1995, by Allen Ginsberg

Chris Offutt on An Invisible Sign of My Own, by Aimee Bender

Amanda Davis on Ten Women Who Shook the World, by Sylvia Brownrigg

Daniel Birnbaum on The Madonna of the Future: Essays in a Pluralistic Art World, by Arthur C. Danto

Carlo McCormick on Laurie Anderson, by RoseLee Goldberg

Lynne Tillman on The History of Shit, by Dominique Laporte

Greg Tate on Blutopia: Visions of the Future and Revisions of the Past in the Work of Sun Ra, Duke Ellington, and Anthony Braxton, by Graham Lock

Giovanni Intra on Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, by Daniel Paul Schreber

David Toop on Arcana: Musicians on Music, edited by John Zorn

Luc Sante on Wisconsin Death Trip, by Michael Lesy, photographs by Charles Van Shaick

Howard Hampton on Let it Blurt: The Life & Times of Lester Bangs, America's Greatest Rock Critic, by Jim DeRogatis

Erik Davis on The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet, edited by Ken Goldberg

David Thomson on an Unspeakable Betrayal: Selected Writings of Luis Buñel

Branden W. Joseph on "A Voyage on the North Sea": Art in the Age of the Post-Medium Condition by Rosalind Krauss

Peter Wollen on The Analysis of Film, by Raymond Bellour, edited by Constance Penley

Ronald Jones on Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America, essays by James Allen, Hilton Als, Congressman John Lewis, and Leon F. Litwack

Robert Polito on Shakespeare's Language, by Frank Kermode

Jennifer Berman on Science is Fiction: The Films of Jean Painlevé, edited by Andy Masaki Bellows and Marina McDougall

Camden Joy on What's Not to Love? The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer, by Jonathan Ames