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Volume II, Issue 42
April 12 - April 19, 1999  
 
Fiction
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Winterson Of Discontent [2]
Jeanette Winterson calls herself the greatest living writer in English, but her modernist experiments are wearing thin.
— Randall Holdridge, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
A Cunning Linguist [3]
Using the mock-authoritative tone of a science textbook, Marcus fashions a meditative rumination on the physical world.
— Jeff Yanc, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Non-fiction
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Guess What Time It Is [4]
"Saturday Morning Fever: Growing Up With Cartoon Culture" is an entertaining history of Saturday morning programming.
— Jeff Yanc, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Poetry
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Everyday Mysteries [5]
Author Kathleen Norris talks about faith and laundry.
— Leonard Gill, MEMPHIS FLYER
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

look at the "greatest living writer in English," musings on our entrapping society, cartoon culture, a chat with poet/writer Kathleen Norris, and a myriad of mini-reviews--all in this week's Books section.


Mini Reviews
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Writes of Spring [6]

  • "Kafka's Curse: A Novel" by Achmat Dangor
  • "Cairo: The City Victorious" by Max Rodenbeck
  • "The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman" by Bruce Robinson
  • "Nature Studies" by John Henry Ryskamp

Off the Bookshelf [7]
  • "The Last Lovely City" by Alice Adams
  • "Nefertiti" by Joyce Tyldesley
  • "About This Life" by Barry Lopez
  • "Aliens of Affection" by Padgett Powell

Now What? [8]
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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