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Volume IV, Issue 1
June 26 - July 3, 2000  

Features
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Publish or Perish [2]
In this age of megacorporations, small publishers are still flourishing and represent a vital niche in the book-publishing business. Nashville is home to several noteworthy small presses.
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Keeping It Simple [3]
An interview with John Nichols.
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Fiction
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America Gone Awry [4]
Philip Roth's strength as a novelist is that he never writes as if he's finally reached a point of permanent self-definition.
— Tom Grimes, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Heat Is On [5]
Fear and loathing in Stephen Hunter's "Hot Springs."
— Leonard Gill, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
First Love [6]
Mark Twain takes on the first couple.
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Now What? [10]
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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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

ire predictions aside, books show no sign of vanishing from our lives. And somewhere between the writer and the reader there must be a publisher to package the author's vision and convey it to the public.

"The Milagro Beanfield War" has been something of an albatross around John Nichols' neck, as if the author of 16 fiction and non-fiction books and several screenplays were some kind of one-shot wonder.

Philip Roth's new book reveals something unattractive about America. We look paranoid, afraid of losing ur material privilege.

Plus, a potpourri of literary boosterism, obsolete canons of culture, and more.


Non-fiction
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In Bloom [7]
Paging through "How to Read and Why" by Harold Bloom.
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Furrowing Brows [8]
In "Nobrow," John Seabrook argues that there's no more distinction between high-, middle- and low-brow culture.
— Allen Smalling, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Taking Life [9]
Two takes on the late Richard Brautigan.
— J. Uschuk, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
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