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in a while
something new and surprising
bursts forth . . .
The Reading Room/2:
The Wandering Jews, JOSEPH ROTH'S prescient account of the predicament of Jews in Europe after the upheavals caused by the First World War.
on Hollywood Boulevard, I park the car and call on my favorite Hofmann-Kootchie
dancer, Isabel Williams. After a lifetime of burlesque (specialty: erotic
acrobatics) Isabel is now the beautician-cum-bouncer of the Lido Apartments
on a side street of Hollywood and Vine.
she says and I understand that she is saying kitchen. She continues on
in Arabic and I think she's saying something about marriage. She reaches
out and pinches my nipple, laughing and walking on.
New fiction by MELVIN JULES BURIET, JOSHUA KESSLER, THOMAS MCGONIGLE, the Portuguese Nobel Prize winner JOSÉ SARAMAGO, PROFESSOR GERALD HOLTON writes on the amazing mysteries of science, and there is poetry by ROBERT BLY, TOMAZ SALAMUN and MARK SCOTT.
New voices in fiction and essays: NURIA AMAT, JULIE BERMAN, SUSAN D'ALOIA, ALAN KAUFMAN, BINNIE KIRSHENBAUM, CARA JO PRIESKORN, TOM SAVAGE, KAREN SHEPARD and CLIFFORD THOMPSON.
New translation of
Bubu of Montparnasse, CHARLES-LOUIS PHILIPPE'S short modernist
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