Books Received

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Absolute Idealism, by Lance Banbury. Self-Published/30 pp.

Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity, by E. Patricia Johnson, Duke University Press/365 pp./$79.95 (hb), $22.95 (sb).

Astronaut, by Steven Tynan. Robber Books/39 pp./$15.00 (sb).

At the Edge of the Light, by David Travis. David R. Godine/96 pp./$18.95 (hb).

Baghdad Blues: A War Diary, by David Turnley. The Vendome Press/160 pp./$25.00 (hb).

Bertha Alyce: Mother exPosed, by Gay Block. University of New Mexico Press/291 pp./$39.95 (hb).

Un Chevreuil a la Fenetre de Ma Chambre, Marie-Eva Gagnon and Marisa Portolese. Dazibao/80 pp./$28.00 (sb).

Cine-Ethnography, by Jean Rouch, translated by Steven Feld. University of Minnesota Press/456 pp./$71.95 (hb), $25.95 (sb).

Contemporary Cinema of Latin America, by Deborah Shaw. Continuum Publishing Group/206 pp./$89.95 (hb), $24.95 (sb).

Crossing the Blvd: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America, by Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan. W.W. Norton & Company/400 pp./$35.00 (hb).

Crossing the Line: by Sara Davidmann. Dewi Lewis Publishing/96 pp./$28.00 (hb).

Designing Women: Cinema, Art Deco, & the Female Form, by Lucy Fisher. Columbia University Press/290 pp./$54.50 (hb), $27.50 (sb).

Disappearing Witness: Change in Twentieth-Century American Photography, by Gretchen Garner. John Hopkins University Press/328 pp./$39.95 (hb).

East-West Encounters: Franco-Asian Cinema and Literature, by Sylvie Blum-Reid. Columbia University Press/179 pp./$65.00 (hb), $20.00(sb).

The Edge of Surrealism: A Roger Caillois Reader, by Roger Caillois, Claudine Frank, ed. Duke University Press/416 pp./$22.95 (sb).

Eloquent Images: Word and Image in the Age of New Media, Mary E. Hocks and Michelle R. Kendrick, ed. MIT Press/376 pp./$39.95 (hb).

Faking Death: Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination, by Penny Cousineau-Levine. McGill-Queen's University Press/366 pp./$49.95 (hb).

For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, curated by Daina Augaitas. Vancouver Art Gallery/104 pp.

Foul Perfection: Essays and Criticism, by Mike Kelley, John C. Welchman, ed. The MIT Press/238 pp./$24.95 (sb).

Grand Street [.sup.#]71: Danger. Distributed Art Publishers/260 pp./$15.00 (sb).

Hotel Terminus, by Stephen Lapthisophon. Whitewalls/478 pp./$15.00 (sb).

Insecurity, by Christopher Stewart. Consorcio Salamanca/75 pp.

The Invention of Art, by Larry Shiner. University of Chicago Press/352 pp./$20.00 (sb).

Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpetriere, by Georges Didi-Huberman, translated by Alisa Hartz. The MIT Press/373 pp./$34.95 (hb).

The Invention of the Western Film: A Cultural History of the Genre's First Half-Century, by Scott Simmon. Cambridge University Press/393 pp./$85.00 (hb), $30.00 (sb).

John Carpenter: The Prince of Darkness, by Gilles Boulenger. Silman-James Press/296 pp./$19.95 (sb).

Looking for Mr. Flexus: In The Footsteps of George Maciunas/Fluxus Genetics, Raimundas Malasauskas and Grady T. …