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Volume II, Issue 38
March 15 - March 22, 1999  
 

Fiction
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Sexy Remarks [3]
Editor Susie Bright's "Best American Erotica 1999" anthology runs the sexual gamut from ghost lovers that look like George Costanza to vaginas that swallow Idaho spuds.
— Margaret Wappler, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Queenly Cubana [4]
In "Empress of the Splendid Season," Oscar Hijuelos continues his studies of the tissue of memory that provides for working-class Cuban-Americans a glamorous refuge from the conditions of life in Spanish Harlem.
— Randall Holdridge, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Writing In Ernest [5]
The comparison to Ernest Hemingway of just any male under age 40 who writes about men outdoors or at war ought to make editors hang their heads in shame. Thom Jones' book is a case in point.
— Randall Holdridge, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Tough Luck [6]
Anderson solidifies his reputation with these non-fiction pieces treating subjects ranging from bullfights and cockfights to militia meetings.
— Jim Carvalho, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Non-fiction
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That Girl [9]
Andrew Morton's making of Monica.
— Leonard Gill, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Political Theater [10]
Clinton, Reagan, Ventura, and Machiavelli dazzle citizens with politics as spectacle.
— Ian MacKinnon, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Her Way Home [11]
A baggy, funny, annoying, lovable collection of Lamott's autobiographical essays.
— Michael Joseph Gross, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

his week, we take looks at erotic fiction, Monica Lewinski's book, Walt Kelley's Pogo comic strip, poor comparisons to Ernest Hemmingway, realist author Kent Anderson, and much more.


Features
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Swamp Wisdom [2]
Walt Kelley's Pogo comic strip helped define American political culture.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Mini Reviews
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Alternate Universes [7]

  • "The Crime of Sheila McGough" by Janet Malcolm
  • "Out of the Woods" by Chris Offutt
  • "Tomato Red" by Daniel Woodrell
  • and more

Speed Reader [8]
  • "Feng Shui for Love and Romance" by Richard Webster
  • "The Nanavut Handbook, 1999" edited by Marion Soubliére

Now What? [12]
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


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