Winter 2001


Mat Finish: Sam Lipsyte on art and wrestling

The Story of M: Saul Anton on La vie sexuelle de Catherine M.

City Writes: Maggie Paley on writing and narrative in the city

First Novels by Darcy Cosper

Interview: Evan S. Connell talks with Greg Bottoms

Fiction Forecast by Kera Bolonik

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

Invisible Literature: Mark Dery on the scattered documents of the World Trade Center

Pictures in the Wake: Carlo McCormick on Afghanistan Diary: 1992-2000, by Edward Grazda, Afghanistan, by Chris Steele-Perkins, Staging a Revolution: The Art of Persuasion in the Islamic Republic of Iran, by Peter Chelkowski and Hamid Dabashi, Vietnam Inc., by Philip Jones Griffiths, Flag: An American Story, by Lauri Lyons, and The B-Thing, by Gelatin

Horse's Mouth: readers' tips compiled by Laura Mauk

Suzan Sherman on Samuel Johnson is Indignant, by Lydia Davis

Lawrence Block on The Woman Chaser and The Machine in Ward Eleven, by Charles Willeford

Jonathan Ames on The Complete Works of Isaac Babel, by Isaac Babel

Robert Polito on Torn Awake, by Forrest Gander

Ben Marcus on Berg, by Ann Quin

Catherine Texier on The Appointment, by Herta Müller

Francisco Goldman on The Feast of the Goat, by Mario Vargas Llosa

Dani Shapiro on Why Did I Ever, by Mary Robison

Lynne Tillman on Borrowed Finery, by Paula Fox

David Bowman on Translated Accounts, by James Kelman

Adam Kirsch on To Begin Where I Am: Selected Essays, by Czeslaw Milosz

Geoffrey O'Brien on Fritz Lang: His Life and Work––Photos and Documents, edited by Rolf Aurich, Wolfgang Jacobsen, and Cornelius Schnauber, in collaboration with Nicole Brunnhuber and Gabriele Jatho

Rachel Kushner on Extreme Canvas: Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana, edited by Ernie Wolfe III

David Thomson on History of the Kinetograph, Kinetoscope, and Kinetophonograph, by W.K.L. Dickson and Antonia Dickson

Emily Barton on Cityscapes: A History of New York in Images, by Howard B. Rock and Deborah Dash Moore

Charles Harrison on The Invisible Masterpiece, by Hans Belting

McKenzie Wark on The Game of War: The Life and Death of Guy Debord, by Andrew Hussey, and The Tribe, by Jean-Michel Mension

Howard Hampton on Captain Beefheart: The Biography, by Mike Barnes

Erik Davis on Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age, 1971-1984, by Van Burnham

Arthur C. Danto on Proust in the Power of Photography, by Brassaï

Nuar Alsadir on Isadora: A Sensational Life, by Peter Kurth

Jerry Stahl on Hot and Cold: The Works of Richard Hell, by Richard Hell

Luc Sante on When We Liked Ike: Looking for Postwar America, by Barbara Norfleet