Winter 2000


Will to Fail: Geoff Dyer on Schadenfreude

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

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

First Novels by Paul West

Interview: William T. Vollmann talks with Dennis Cooper

Fiction Forecast by Jonathan Bing

The Wrong Idea: Curtis White on the death of literature

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

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

Casey McKinney on The Elementary Particles, by Michel Houellebecq

Matthew Stadler on Maiden Voyage, by Denton Welch

Amy Gerstler on Alfred and Guinevere, by James Schuyler

Robert Glück on The Garden of Secrets, by Juan Goytisolo

Dodie Bellamy on The PowerBook by Jeanette Winterson

Travis Jeppeson on I Like Being Killed, by Tibor Fischer

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

Benjamin Weissman on How the Dead Live, by Will Self

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

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

Dave Hickey on Chromophobia, by David Batchelor

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

Minna Proctor on Quarrel & Quandary, by Cynthia Ozick

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elissa Schappell on The Pure and the Impure, by Colette

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

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