Chicago Review

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Articles from Vol. 48, No. 4, Winter

All Souls Day
Cees Nooteboom, All Souls Day. Translated by Susan Massotty. New York: Harcourt, 2001. 352pp. $25. ISBN 0-15-100566-4 All Souls Day, first published in Holland in 1998 and the latest of Cees Nooteboom's novels to be translated into English, takes a familiar...
Arcady
Donald Revell. Arcady. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2002. 81 pp. $12.95. ISBN 0-8195-6474-5. Donald Revell is a poet who has always had a remarkable knack for picking up, intelligently applying, and then thoroughly assimilating influences,...
Dispatch from Marseilles
An account of TOM RAWORTH'S PETITES IRREGULARITieS, new collages and exhibition of chapbooks/graphics/bookworks (24th May-29th June 2002), and POESIE BRITANNIQUE CONTEMPORAINE, a presentation of contemporary British and Irish poetry, 7 pm: Friday 31st...
Effigies against the Light
John Wilkinson. Effigies Against the Light. Cambridge, U.K.: Salt Publishing, 2001. 199 pp. $15.95. ISBN 1-876857-38-2. John Wilkinson's Effigies Against the Light, among the new crop of books from the tireless Salt Publishing, collects a near-decade...
False Positive
Harold Jaffe. False Positive. Tallahassee, FL: FC2, 2002. 140 pp. $12.95. ISBN 1573660981 Few fiction writers over the past twenty years have been more aggressively opposed to the distortions and seductions of the mass-media than Harold Jaffe. Defining...
Fire Patrol
Fire Patrol There I am again-late morning, late June, 1982-leaning in the humid shack doorway, peering out over the sun-blazed reaches of the Hidden Pond pool facility and of my thirsty, wistful life: a relentless battery of yellows and white-golds spiking...
Garden Pieces
GARDEN PIECES for Jennifer Moyer i. this morning orange false monarchs alight on purple star bursts of allium, onion-scented, swaying ii. under a thicket of pink honeysuckle white and pale lavender phlox powder its shadows iii. bits of the day move between...
Grout
I'll tell you why I can't find it, Curtis is telling us up there on the bridge. It's because it moves around out there, it ups and moves. But I tell you one thing: I find that headstone there's a big bag of gold under it, sure as shit. He's drunk. After...
On Imitation
Splay the oozing Theophrastus1 on a catapult. Pull the pus-covered cart to the Pellaen2 walls, and cut the tensed rope. Let the assholes of Assos3 preach about Truth and Form: In the real world, a philosopher flying over a burning city is strangely beautiful....
Super Georgic
1. The dream begins here again, on a Good Day, where light whittles up hands' gold With the sun's impressive keep & we drive down through plains of heavy wheat, green Movement rapid as the sky scatters thinning pairs of wedge tails, white butterflies...
Target Rich Environment
Tho not calm in the head we went off to factories in the dark, trying to say something to each of you, deserted and windowless, trenched and yelling for our souls Left as they cease to care. & they cease to care for flesh, the life-borne ships, my...
The Appointment
Herta Muller. The Appointment. Translated by Michael Hulse & Philip Boehm. New York: Picador USA, 2001. 224 pp. $23. ISBN 0-312-42054-4 The history of the last decades in Central and Eastern Europe abounds in situations in regard to which all epithets...
The Throats of Narcissus
Bruce Bond. The Throats of Narcissus. Fayetteville, AK: University of Arkansas Press. 2001. 88 pp. $16. ISBN 1-55728-706-6. Narcissus, gazing at his watery reflection, falls in love with his own image, and either falls into the pond and drowns, or pines...