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Agee, Jonis. Taking the Wall. Coffee House, 1999. Paper: $14.95. (F)

--. The Weight of Dreams. Viking, 1999. $24.95. (F)

Ageyev, M. Novel with Cocaine. Trans. Michael Henry Heim. Northwestern Univ. Press, 1998. Paper: $11.95. (F)

Alsop, Derek, and Chris Walsh. The Practice of Reading: Interpreting the Novel. St. Martin's, 1999. $65.00. (NF)

Ashbery, John. Girls on the Run. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999. $20.00. (P)

Baker, Gary L. Understanding Uwe Johnson. Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1999. $29.95. (NF)

Banville, John. Mefisto. David R. Godine, 1999. Paper: $13.95. (F)

--. The Newton Letter. David R. Godine, 1999. Paper: $10.95. (F)

Barker, Adele Marie, ed. Consuming Russia: Popular Culture, Sex and Society Since Gorbachev. Duke Univ. Press, 1999. Paper: $19.95. (NF)

Bayard, Louis. Fool's Errand. Alyson, 1999. Paper: $12.95. (F)

Beidler, Peter, and Gay Barton. A Reader's Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich. Univ. of Missouri Press, 1999. Paper: $19.95. (NF)

Bely, Andrei. Kotik Letaev. Trans. and intro, by Gerald J. Janecek. Northwestern Univ. Press, 1999. Paper: $17.95. (F)

Benichou, Paul. The Consecration of the Writer, 1750-1830. Trans. Mark K. Jensen. Preface by Tzveten Todorov. Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1999. Paper: $25.00. (NF)

Benjamin, Walter. Selected Writings: Volume 2, 1927-1934. Ed. Michael W. Jennings, Howard Eiland, and Gray Smith. Trans. Rodney Livingstone et al. Belknap Press/Harvard Univ. Press, 1999. $37.50. (NF)

Bergson, Henri. Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic. Trans. Cloudesley Brereton and Fred Rothwell. Green Integer, 1999. Paper: $11.95. (NF)

Bernanos, Georges. The Imposter. Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1999. Paper: $20.00. (F)

Bernstein, Charles. My Way: Speeches and Poems. Univ. of Chicago Press, 1999. Paper: $18.00. (NF)

Bjorneboe, Jens. Moment of Freedom. Dufour, 1999. Paper: $15.95. (F)

Blanchot, Maurice. Awaiting Oblivion. Trans. John Gregg. Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1999. Paper: $15.00. (F)

Bosshard, Marianne. Chantal Chawaf. Rodopi, 1999. Paper: $25.00. (NF)

Boule, Jean-Pierre. Herve Guibert: Voices of the Self. Liverpool Univ. Press, 1999. 36.00 [pounds sterling]. (NF)

Brautigan, Richard. The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writings. Intro. Keith Abbott. Houghton Mifflin, 1999. $14.00. (F) Brodsky, Michael. We Can Report Them. Four Walls Eight Windows, 1999. $16.95. (F)

Brody, Dylan. The Warm Hello. Silk Label, 1999. Paper: $7.99. (F)

Broyard, Bliss. My Father, Dancing. Knopf, 1999. $22.00. (F)

Bruccoli, Matthew J. The Only Thing That Counts: The Ernest Hemingway-Maxwell Perkins Correspondence. Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1999. Paper: $21.95. (NF)

Burgin, Richard. Ghost Quartet. Triquarterly Books/Northwestern Univ. Press, 1999. $25.95. (F)

Burnam, Clint. Airborne Photo. Anvil Press, 1999. Paper: $10.95. (F)

Byatt, A. S. Elementals. Random House, 1999. $21.95. (F)

Calaferte, Louis. C'est la Guerre. Trans. Austryn Wainhouse. Marlboro Press/Northwestern Univ. Press, 1999. Paper: $14.95. (F)

Caputo, Philip. The Voyage. Knopf, 1999. $26.00 (F)

Cisco, Michael. The Divinity Student. Buzzcity Press, 1999. Paper: $14.99. (F)

Clark, Brian Charles. Splitting. Wordcraft of Oregon, 1999. Paper: $9.00. (F)

Clavell, James. King Rat. Delta, 1999. Paper: $11.95 (F)

Cloonan, William. The Writing of War: French and German Fiction and World War H. Univ. Press of Florida, 1999. $39.95. (NF)

Conde, Maryse. Land of Many Colors and Nanna-Ya. Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1999. $12.00. (F)

Cooney, Ellen. The Old Ballerina. Coffee House, 1999. $23.95. (F)

Craze, Galaxy. By the Shore. Grove, 1999. $24.00. (F)

David, Robert Murray. Mischief in the Sun: The Making and Unmaking of "The Loved One. …