Winter 2002


Invisible Lit: Mark Dery on the MMPI

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

How French Is It?: Gerald Howard on Harry Mathews

Interview: Peter Bush talks with Juan Goytisolo

Fiction Forecast by Kera Bolonik

First Novels by Darcy Cosper

Recite and Sound: Lee Smith on Arabic poetry and the Koran

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

Shamanic Verses: Erik Davis on literature and drugs

Exploded View: Tom Vanderbilt on glass architecture

Mortal Syntax: Jim Lewis on The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, edited by Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum

Nobody's Perfect: Jonathan Ames on transsexuality

Saul Anton on The Trolley, by Claude Simon, translated by Richard Howard

Greil Marcus on Erasure, by Percival Everett

James Gibbons on Chinese Whispers, by John Ashbery

Daphne Beal on This Is Not It, by Lynne Tillman

Robert Glück on Essential Acker: The Selected Writings of Kathy Acker, edited by Amy Scholder and Dennis Cooper, and Rip-off Red, Girl Detective, and The Burning Bombing of America, by Kathy Acker

Rick Moody on Agapē Agape, by William Gaddis

Andrew Solomon on Earth and Ashes, by Atiq Rahimi translated by Erdağ M. Göknar

Geoffrey O'Brien on Breath, by Antonia Pozzi, translated by Lawrence Venuti

Kathryn Harrison on Tourmaline, by Joanna Scott

Max Winter on Cheops, by Paul West

Elissa Schappell on The Little Friend, by Donna Tartt

Richard Hell on The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film, by Michael Ondaatje

Luc Sante on Clown Paintings, edited by Diane Keaton

Albert Mobilio on A Book of Books, photographs by Abelardo Morell, preface by Nicholson Baker

Cecily Marcus on Get Your War On, by David Rees, introduction by Colson Whitehead

Carter Scholz on Kafka Goes to the Movies, by Hanns Zischler, translated by Susan H. Gillespie

Damon Krukowski on Tropical Truth: A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil, by Caetano Veloso, translated by Isabel de Sena

Christopher Sorrentino on Lost Joy, by Camden Joy

Dennis Cooper on We're Desperate: The Punk Rock Photography of Jim Jocoy, texts by Thurston Moore, Exene Cervenka, and Mark Jacobs

Sanford Kwinter on Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes), by Hal Foster

Peter Plagens on Bruce Nauman, edited by Robert C. Morgan, and Leave Any Information at the Signal: Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages, by Ed Ruscha, edited by Alexandra Schwartz

David Toop on Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer, by Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco

Eric Banks on Quick Studies: The Best of Lingua Franca, edited by Alexander Star