Fall 1992



Fall 1992

Table of Contents


American Theater Watch, 1991–1992

Beyond Cliché, Beyond Politics: Multiculturalism and the Fact of America



Hummingbirds and Human Aggressions: A View from the High Tanks



A Minor Incident

Bésame, Bésame

Everything That Follows


Born Once

Luxe, Calme, et Volupté


On My Deathbed

Opening Night

Sister’s Life

The Fiddler

This World & The Trade

You’re the Top


Civilisation and Its Remedies (on In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technology and the Survival of the Indian Nations by Jerry Mander & History and Spirit: An Inquiry into the Philosophy of Liberation by Joel Kovel)

For the Moment: Essential Disguises (on Passwords by William Stafford; Moon Crossing Bridge by Tess Gallagher; Bread Without Sugar by Gerald Stern; A Nostalgist’s Map of America by Agha Shahid Ali; Sweet Home, Saturday Night by David Baker; & Destroying Angel by Nancy Eimers)

on Dual Destinies: The Jewish Encounter with Protestant America by Egal Feldman

on Jews in the American Academy 1900-1940: The Dynamics of Intellectual Assimilation by Susanne Klingenstein

on Language Poetry: Writing as Rescue by Linda Reinfeld

Prizing (and Apprising) the New Eclecticism (on The Best American Short Stories 1991 by Alice Adams and Katrina Kenison; Prize Stories 1992: The O. Henry Awards by William Abrahams; New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 1991 by Shannon Ravenel; & The Best of the West 4: New Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri by James Thomas and Denise Thomas)

Three Wildernesses: Pablo Picasso, Woody Allen, Anne Sexton (on A Life of Picasso: Volume I 1881-1906 by John Richardson and Marilyn McCully; Woody Allen: A Biography by Eric Lax; & Anne Sexton: A Biography by Diane Wood Middlebrook)

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