Winter 2000


Printer's Devil: Tom Vanderbilt on the book as artifact

A Riddle: Mark Z. Danielewski on the most wondrous book of all

The Wrong Idea: Curtis White on the death of literature

Fiction Forecast by Jonathan Bing

Interview: William T. Vollmann talks with Dennis Cooper

First Novels by Paul West

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

Will to Fail: Geoff Dyer on Schadenfreude

Frances Stark on In His Own Write, by John Lennon and Grapefruit, by Yoko Ono

Benjamin Weissman on How the Dead Live, by Will Self

Bruce Hainley on Zombie00, by Brad Gooch and I Cry Like a Baby, by Kevin Killian

Travis Jeppeson on I Like Being Killed, by Tibor Fischer

Dodie Bellamy on The PowerBook by Jeanette Winterson

Robert Glück on The Garden of Secrets, by Juan Goytisolo

Amy Gerstler on Alfred and Guinevere, by James Schuyler

Matthew Stadler on Maiden Voyage, by Denton Welch

Casey McKinney on The Elementary Particles, by Michel Houellebecq

Michael Silverblatt on Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, by Chris Ware; David Boring, by Daniel Clowes; and Little Lit, edited by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly

Mark Dery on Henry Darger: Art and Selected Writings, edited by Michael Bonesteel

Mark Dery on The Babies, by Polly Borland, introduction by Susan Sontag

Erik Davis on Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television, Jeffery Sconce

Elissa Schappell on The Pure and the Impure, by Colette

Damon Krukowski on Bitter Music: Collected Journals, Essays, Introductions, and Librettos, by Harry Partch, edited by Thomas McGeary

Paul Lukas on The Colossus of Roads: Myth and Symbol along the American Highway, by Karal Ann Marling

Arthur C. Danto on The Waste Books, by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Rosalind Krauss on Tigersprung: Fashion and Modernity, by Ulrich Lehmann

Ronald Jones on Communazis: FBI Surveillance of German Emigré Writers, by Alexander Stephan

Howard Hampton on The Shadow and Its Shadow: Surrealist Writings on the Cinema, edited by Paul Hammond

Minna Proctor on Quarrel & Quandary, by Cynthia Ozick

Stephen Merritt on Liberace: An American Boy, by Darden Asbury Pyron

Dave Hickey on Chromophobia, by David Batchelor