Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Introduction

Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Introduction

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This issue includes nine reviews from the Editor, Anna Faktorovich, of recendy released poetry collections, with a special look at the recurring styles and themes and cover design. The essays focus on modern and postmodern cultural artifacts. There are two essays on drama from a well-known film critic, Bert Cardullo. Michael Denison's essay is on the connections between the postmodern novel, Gravity's Rainbow, and the ancient Chinese game, Go. Keith Moser finds Foucauldian elements in a 2006 film, Harkis. You'll also find four short stories and poems from six poets.

This is the last issue in Volume VI of the journal, and concludes the sixth year in its publication. It has been a busy year for Anaphora Literary Press and for the journal, with a sharp increase in the number of books released, and in more established writers contributing to the Pennsylvania Literary Journal. There have been great reviews of Anaphora's books in major publications, and Anaphora exhibited books at several international and regional fairs and conventions, including the Miami Book Festival. At the same time, more subscriptions are needed to allow PLJ to offer free contributor copies and payments to recognizable contributors. So, if you are looking at this issue on EBSCO or if you bought a single issue on Amazon, consider subscribing to PLJ to allow it to offer more to its readers. …

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