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Gunter Grass. Im Krebsgang.(Book Review)

Gunter Grass. Im Krebsgang.(Book Review) Hunt, Irmgard Gottingen. Steidl. 2002. 216 pages. ISBN 3-88243-800-2 IN WAR, civilians also suffer and die. What’s new about that? When Grass writes about it, the matter is considered novel. Among the German readership and media, a public discussion inevitably ensues; from abroad and with a global perspective, however, the […]

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Historia verdadera del realismo magico. Mexico City. Fondo de Cultura Economica. 1998. 256 pages + 8 plates. ISBN 968-16- 5411-0.(Review)

Historia verdadera del realismo magico. Mexico City. Fondo de Cultura Economica. 1998. 256 pages + 8 plates. ISBN 968-16- 5411-0.(Review) Muller-Bergh, Klaus Carlos Castaneda dazzled a generation of flower children with a sense of magical time in The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge (1969) and The Eagle’s Gift (1981). No soon […]

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Odisea del norte

Odisea del norte Edward Waters Hood Mario Bencastro. Odisea del norte. Houston. Arte Publico. 1999. 195 pages. $22.95. ISBN 1-55885-266-2. THE SALVADORAN AMERICAN author Mario Bencastro (b. 1949 in Ahuachapan, El Salvador) has said that he became a writer as a result of the civil strife that has devastated his country in recent decades. Civil […]

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The One Who Did Not Ask. (book reviews)

The One Who Did Not Ask. (book reviews) Afzal-Khan, Fawzia The One Who Did Not Ask echoes the themes and ideological viewpoint of many other Urdu writers of the time. Like the latter, Altaf Fatima (who moved to Pakistan after the Partition, taught for many years at Islamia College for Women in Lahore, and currently […]

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Oh, Nietzsche.(Three Poems)(Poem)

Oh, Nietzsche.(Three Poems)(Poem) Shi, Zhi Oh, Nietzsche It was cold on the last Christmas Eve of the nineteenth century, Raging storm squeezed from the cracks, The philosophy professors gathered in the golden hall– The nonsense and crap were winning applause. The cold air wrinkled professors’ brows, Subconsciously the ladies pulled up their collars, Nobody paid […]

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The basic features of contemporary Chinese culture.(cover feature: china today)

The basic features of contemporary Chinese culture.(cover feature: china today) Zhang, Ning IN THE LAST DECADE, great changes in contemporary Chinese culture have been witnessed by the world. The reason behind them is the transformation from the “age of the planned economy” (including planned thought, planned culture, and planned literature) to the “age of the […]

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Selected Poems in English and Arabic.(Book Review)

Nizar Kabbani. Republic of Love: Selected Poems in English and Arabic.(Book Review) Bazei, Saad A. Al- Nizar Kabbani. Republic of Love: Selected Poems in English and Arabic. Lisa Kavchak, ed. Nayef aI-Kalali, tr. London. Kegan Paul (Columbia University Press, distr.). 2003. 234 pages. $76.50. ISBN 0-7103-0680-6 REPUBLIC OF LOVE is the second anthology of poems […]

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The Nature of Native American Poetry. (American Indian). (book review)

The Nature of Native American Poetry. (American Indian). (book review) Berner, Robert L. Norma C. Wilson The Nature of Native American Poetry Albuquerque. University of New Mexico Press. 2001. xi + 164 pages, ill. $34.95 ($17.95 paper) ISBN 0-8263-2258-1 (2259-X paper) NORMA C. WILSON’S introduction to the present state of Native American poetry appears at […]

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Francis Ponge: The Table

Francis Ponge: The Table TRANSLATOR’S INTRODUCTION Francis Ponge (1899-1988) is best known as the author of a collection of prose poems published in 1942 as Le parti pris des choses (Eng. The Nature of Things, 1995). A pun on the polysemic French expression parti pris, the title–which could be translated equally well as “On the […]

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Yi Sang, Hahm Dong-seon, & Choi Young-mi. Three Poets of Modern Korea.(Book Review)

Yi Sang, Hahm Dong-seon, & Choi Young-mi. Three Poets of Modern Korea.(Book Review) Knowlton, Edgar C., Jr. Yu Jungyul, James Kimbrell, trs. Louisville, Kentucky. Sarabande. 2002. xviii + 81 pages. $13.95. ISBN 1-889330-71-X YI SANG (pseudonym of Kim Hae-gyeong) is a representative short-story writer and poet of the Japanese era of rule over Korea, who […]