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Volume III, Issue 13
September 20 - September 27, 1999  
 
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Fiction
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Innocence Lost [4]
Nancy Huston's "The Mark of an Angel" turns a terrible truth into a work of art.
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Non-fiction
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El Inframundo [5]
John Phillip Santos' "Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation."
— Dorothy Cole, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Bittersweet [6]
Finding shocks of recognition in Lisa Roney's memoir, "Sweet Invisible Body: Reflections on a Life with Diabetes."
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
'Monkey Food' [7]
A collection of Ellen Forney's wonderful slice-of-life comic strip "I Was Seven in '75."
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Sound of Freedom [8]
Music historian Peter Guralnick's re-issued pop trilogy of offers an ongoing critique of the war between regionalism and the mainstream.
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
'El Delirio' [9]
A dry little textbook about two philanthropic patrons of the arts, the sisters Elizabeth and Martha White.
— Ann Peterpaul, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
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:

ichael McClure took part in the first significant reading by Beat writers, he's gotten chummy with everyone from Allen Ginsberg to Jim Morrisson, he's published poetry, essays, interviews, novels and plays, he co-wrote Janice Joplin's "Mercedes Benz," and Norman Mailer portrayed him as an outlaw motorcyclist in "Beyond the Law."

"Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine" will soon print its 100th issue, quite a feat for a business that sees a lot of casualties. But Robin and Kathryn Smiley have succeeded on their own terms: they're doing what they like, and they're doing it well.

From the terrible truth that long-armed horrors of war will ever continue reaching out for new lives to claim, Nancy Huston has created a chilling and beautiful work of art in her new novel, "The Mark of the Angel."

Also, a poetic family memoir, living with diabetes, a comics collection, and more.



Features
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Talking to a Bag of Meat [2]
As one of the essential members of the Beat literary movement from its beginnings, Michael McClure has been around the block a few times.
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Books' Cover [3]
Robin and Kathryn Smiley give starved bibliophiles something to savor.
— Jim Carvalho, TUCSON WEEKLY
 


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