Chicago Review

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Articles from Vol. 43, No. 2, Spring

An Interview with Harry Mathews
Born in New York in 1930, Harry Mathews studied music at Harvard University. Though he has frequently taught writing in the United States, since the 1950s Mathews has lived in France. His first novel, The Conversions, appeared in 1962.(1) In 1973 he...
An Interview with Peter Carey
Peter Carey was born May 7, 1943, in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia, to two car dealers. He attended Geelong Grammar School and Monash University. He is the author of a short story collection, The Fat Man in History, and Other Stories, published...
Intermusement 7
now let us encounter the forbidden. a walk through the clustered streets - each alleyway revealing "picturesque shades, umbrellas of 9th century splendor" or so we've been taught in books. it's the facts and figures of amusement, "a crusade tailored...
Monday Rue Christine
The concierge's mother and the concierge will let anybody in If you're a man you'll go with me tonight All we would need is one guy to watch the main door While the other one goes up Three lit gas jets The boss has tuberculosis When you're finished...
Padgett the Collaborator
Over the past thirty years, Ron Padgett has created a unique body of poetry, prose poems, translations, and essays. By the late 1960s, Padgett had begun to assimilate strategies from a combination of earlier French and American poets - in particular,...
The Inescapable Injustice of Imagination: On the Recent Work of Jennifer Moxley
Imagination Verses is the first full-length book by a poet who first achieved at least some degree of national notoriety by her inclusion in the double "New Coast" issue of O-Blek magazine in 1993. Yet this long-awaited book of poetry that unironically...
This Dead Desert
I. Charlie Bright Cleaning out His Closet. Finds / Leather pimp style jacket / at least ten years old / best worn with bell bottoms / dirty toothbrush / first aid kit / twenty foot long red silk scarf / black top hat / white gloves / McClintock High...
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