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Volume II, Issue 50
June 7 - June 14, 1999  
 
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Features
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Annual Summer Reading Section [2]
What to read when it's hot.
— AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The "Master of Disaster" [3]
An interview with war correspondent Scott Anderson, author of "The Man Who Tried to Save the World."
— Clay Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Fiction
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Rushdie's Rock Opera [4]
Salman Rushdie misses a few beats in "The Ground Beneath Her Feet."
— Eric Grode, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Caregiving Comedy [5]
"The Mammy" is an engaging and effortless read.
— Lori McNeill, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Get Them Doggies Rollin' [6]
"The O'Keefe Empire" is a broad-based Western adventure.
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Non-fiction
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The Russian Remembers [7]
Vladimir Nabokov's "Speak, Memory."
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Tortured Legacy [8]
In "Twilight of the Wagners," a descendant of the great composer wrestles with his ancestor's racism.
— Adam Kirsch, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Poetry
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Table Talk [9]
"In the Grip of Strange Thoughts," a recent anthology of Russian poetry, is richly ambient, dynamic, emotional, and thoroughly researched.
— Catherine A. Salmons, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

hen it's hot, reading is an exercise that won't make you sweat much more than you already are. The staff of the Austin Chronicle has some warm-weather suggestions for your reading pleasure.

Few people can readily identify Chechnya. Fewer still will know the name of Fred Cuny. But the two are inextricably entwined, as an interview with Cuny's biographer Scott Anderson makes clear.

Gottfried Wagner has spent most of his life trying to overcome the anti-Semitic legacy of his famous great-grandfather, Richard Wagner, Hitler's favorite composer. His memoirs are touching and valuable, despite some problems.

Also, Nabokov's memoirs re-published, Russian poetry, another review of Salman Rushdie's latest, and more.


Mini Reviews
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Off the Bookshelf [10]

  • "Windows on the Past" by Sandra D. Lynn
  • "Texas Whitewater" by Steve Daniel
  • "1999 Inside New York" by Matthew Matlack
  • "Working at Play" by Cindy S. Aron
 
Speed Reader [11]
  • "Days of Plenty, Days of Want" by Patricia Preciado Martin
  • "1998 Seedlisting"
  • "Raising Cain" by Dan Kindlon, Ph.D. and Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
  • "In the Drink" by Kate Christensen.
  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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