Spring 2002


Invisible Literature: Mark Dery on The Smoking Gun: A Dossier of Secret, Surprising, and Salacious Documents, edited by William Bastone and Daniel Green

First Novels Darcy Cosper

Fiction Forecast by Kera Bolonik

Interview: Doris Lessing talks with Lisa Appignanesi

Self-Sentenced: Jonathan Ames on self-mythologizing authors

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

Culture Lock: McKenzie Wark on intellectual property and its trespasses

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

Minna Proctor on The Selected Works of Cesare Pavese, by Cesare Pavese

Darcy Steinke on I'll Let You Go, by Bruce Wagner

David L. Ulin on The Melancholy of Anatomy, by Shelley Jackson

David Bowman on Notable American Women, by Ben Marcus

Bharati Mukherjee on The Sweetest Dream, by Doris Lessing

Andrew Solomon on A Small Boy and Others: A Memoir, by Henry James

Jenifer Berman on My Happy Life, by Lydia Millet

Rob Spillman on Bedlam Burning, by Geoff Nicholson

Geoffrey O'Brien on Atet A.D., by Nathaniel Mackey

Michael Palmer on New Collected Poems, by George Oppen

Eileen Myles on Rapture, by Susan Minot

Damon Krukowski on Brutality Garden: Tropicália and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture, by Christopher Dunn

Suzan Sherman on Kosmos: A Portrait of the Russian Space Age, by Adam Bartos, essay by Svetlana Boym

William Georgiades on How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, by Toby Young

Tiffany Lee Brown on Zines, edited by Liz Farrelly

Emily Barton on Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies, by James Sanders

Mike McGonigal on Adventures in 'Pataphysics (Collected Works Vol. I), by Alfred Jarry

Jack Bankowsky on Andy Warhol, by Wayne Koestenbaum

David Grubbs on On Jack Smith's "Flaming Creatures" (and Other Secret-Flix of Cinemaroc), by J. Hoberman

Claudia Brodsky Lacour on Stupidity, by Avital Ronell

David Gates on The National Enquirer: Thirty Years of Unforgettable Images, edited by Charles Melcher and Valerie Virga

Arthur C. Danto on Interviews with American Artists, by David Sylvester

Erik Davis on The Secret Life of Puppets, by Victoria Nelson

Greil Marcus on The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg, by William Beard