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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Beyond Words     Open Access  
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 125)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access  
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  

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  • Page 2: Saints and Critics
    • Abstract: Printers and brewers share a saint. Augustine of Hippo serves as the patron saint of brewers in recognition of the raucous life he lived prior to his conversion to Christianity, and the patron saint of printers for his extensive writings on his faith. He is also the patron saint of theologians, and is regarded by many historians of philosophy as the most influential philosopher in Western history. Before his conversion, he was a teacher of rhetoric. He is also widely credited for developing the first “hermeneutics” in his book, On Christian Doctrine (397 CE). Augustine of Hippo, or St. Augustine, if you will, is as at home in religious circles as he is in literary ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction to Focus: Writers People Love to Hate
    • Abstract: I get hate e-mails all the time, and they’re always ad hominem, personal. It doesn’t much bother me. I’m kind of flattered, actually, that people care so deeply about me that they take the time. It’s only snowed once in the past hundred years where I live in deepest South Texas on the banks of the Rio Grande River, ten miles from the drug wars of Reynosa, Mexico. Winters regularly feature eighty-degree days, and people wear sandals year-round and break out their parkas and mukluks when the temperature dips below sixty. It’s a tropical paradise along the banks of the Rio Bravo, wasteland desert for hundreds of miles to the north and south and west, the boiling Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico an hour ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hemingway: A Critical Feast
    • Abstract: When it comes to literary targets, Ernest Hemingway stands out as American critics’s and scholars’s proverbial broad side of the barn. Few American writers, if any, will ever surpass the level of celebrity that Hemingway has achieved. He is engrained in our literary psyche as both, prototypical Lost Generation expatriate author, and poster boy for an archaic masculinity that many would love to see eradicated. The bad news for Hemingway’s many detractors, literary and otherwise, is that his iconic status won’t likely dissipate anytime soon. Despite a long list of accusations (misogyny, animal abuse, lack of intellect, excessive machismo, emotional immaturity, and general insensitivity, to name a few) ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Retaliator: Norman Mailer in Arkansas
    • Abstract: I shouldn’t be saying a word this. It’s unseemly, and coarse and vulgar and downright abrasive to the sensibilities of Arkansawyers in general, and it’ll come back to bite me on the butt. Floradee, my maternal grandmother, would not approve, nor would Mama for that matter, though they both have very much at stake in this story, having been single mothers in the rural south, uneducated but colorful, fierce beautiful women whose men had been drunks and gamblers, hooligans and serial abusers, and–yes–cheating adulterers to the bone. I never knew one woman growing up who hadn’t been beaten, lied to and cheated on, and left to take care of the mess on their own. In my part of Arkansas, tucked down under the Ozarks ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Genre
    • Abstract: Manchette, Simenon, Topor, Izzo. Names we do not know here in the United States. Maybe Simenon, but then only through his Maigret novels, not his dark, psychological explorations, such as The Clockmaker (1955). In Europe—particularly in France—these are the names of major writers. What the hell, we could even add the name Albert Camus to the list—notably his most famous novel, The Stranger (1942). In the United States, we call similar writers genre writers, crime writers, pulp fiction authors—well, maybe we don’t even call them authors. We might call them “hacks.” We pigeonhole such writers, we use taxonomy to categorize them, we label them—like avid zoologists naming a new species of ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Depravity is a Thing of the Spirit: Hating Harry Crews
    • Abstract: When asked what one thinks of Harry Crews, the proper response is, “Which Harry Crews'” Even people unfamiliar with his writing often express disgust for his penchant for barroom brawls, drunkenness, bizarre tattoos and haircuts, and harsh classroom antics. Others dismiss him as a sensationalist who filled his novels with brutality and perversity in the attempt to sell books on spectacle alone. Still others take his work more seriously but are unnerved by his redirection of the Southern literary tradition to accuse us of the mess we have made of our world. They hate Crews for these reasons, the very reasons why I love him. Harry Crews was born to destitute Georgia tenant farmers in 1935. He ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Portrait of His Body
    • Abstract: People who express blanket distaste for contemporary creative nonfiction in any given decade are usually fixated on trends in one of two subgenres, memoir or personal essay, and they usually have one or both of the following reasons: 1) that people have a tendency to tell (self-serving) lies, or 2) that they’re (self-centered) windbags going on and on about trivia, displaying nothing more significant than their own tics and hobbyhorses. “Who Cares' Except Your Mother” was the title of a talk I once attended by Natalie Kusz, author of Road Song (1990). A memoirist herself, Kusz was of course not dismissing the whole concept of memoir, but trying to say how to do it right, to articulate memoir’s potential to speak ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reading Henry Miller in the New Millennium
    • Abstract: Sit in on any creative writing course and you are likely to see a lot of unwarranted praise. The writing workshop as it exists today is equivalent to group therapy, where the professor—instead of reading every MFA candidate’s work with a critical eye—applauds even the most embarrassing attempts as works of creative genius. The issue is that writers in the MFA programs rarely read the greats. How could they' The MFA workshops typically consist of a three-hour weekly meeting where we get to hear embarrassing attempts at memoir or poor imitations of Alice Munro. The MFA reading lists I have seen have two primary texts: some kind of writer’s handbook full of silly exercises more appropriate for old ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Deal with Poets
    • Abstract: What’s the deal with poets, anyway' In the English-speaking world, at least, one would be hard-pressed to find a group that in the last two centuries or so has made such consistently extravagant claims for its offerings while offering less and less evidence for those claims. Perhaps conflating his reactions to the British Enlightenment project and various frustrations in the House of Lords, Shelley famously called poets “the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” (J.V. Cunningham, an American commoner shaped by the Great Depression, far less famously but with arguably much greater clarity, noted that this was not in fact the case, and probably for the better.) William Carlos Williams observed ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hate Jack London
    • Abstract: Why People Love to Hate Jack London. First, a clarification: Only some “people love to hate Jack London.” Most people love to love Jack London. Witness the fact that more than a century after his death, all but a handful of his fifty-plus book titles remain in print worldwide. His masterpiece The Call of the Wild (1903) has been translated into nearly one hundred languages and Braille. London’s works clearly have a lasting universal appeal. I’ll share a personal example: During the 1990s I directed four Summer Seminars for Teachers on Jack London, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each seminar included fifteen of America’s finest teachers, plus one teacher from ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Keeping in Touch
    • Abstract: Beatniks of the 1960’s represented a transgressive glamour that is unimaginable today. At twelve, my friends and I wandered around the Village, mesmerized by the cool girls wearing black tights, long hair and clunky Fred Braun shoes. One of those slum goddesses could have been Hettie Jones, except she may have been pushing a stroller. Author of more then twenty books, Hettie Jones is a beloved New York City poet. When Love, H opens, she is a young mother married to an ambitious black poet, Leroi Jones, later known as Amiri Baraka. They lived on the Bowery, (where Hettie still resides) in the heart of downtown bohemia. Together, they edited the coolly influential literary magazine Yugen, and ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Dying in an Institution
    • Abstract: When considering a memoir as reading choice I tend to wonder why I should care to read someone’s account of his or her life. However, Girl Behind the Door is not primarily Stephanie Dickinson’s story but an unflinching account, as seen through a poet’s eyes and mind, of her mother Florence’s death in a “Memory Care Unit.” This memoir is also, though not in a hectoring way, an indictment against the cold, materialistic attitude our modern American society imposes on many old people, and how little comfort and respect that comes down to for an old person who is dying in an institution. The environment of Florence’s death is itself dead, an airless facility with artificially homey furnishings set in ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Missing Father
    • Abstract: Some novels seem like memoir in disguise, some memoirs read more like novels. Which type I was encountering in A Warsaw Chronicle, Carol Hebald’s fascinatingly dystopian, cautionary and somewhat Kafkaesque novel, was sometimes hard to keep straight. Indeed, a quote from Kafka: “Always only the desire to die and the not-yet-yielding; this alone is love,” itself a tricky statement, precedes the author’s dedication to the memory of her father. Right from the beginning, we are given a description of dread: This morning when I rose, all the clocks had stopped…Never, never was there such darkness…the coldest, gloomiest rain, threatening, full of animosity. I had on a thin white raincoat, I wore no ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Unfreedom
    • Abstract: Stefan M. Wheelock’s Barbaric Culture and Black Critique examines Afro-British and African American authors of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Treated at length are Ottobah Cugoano, Olaudah Equiano, David Walker, and Maria Stewart, while Phillis Wheatley, James Albert Gronniosaw, and others are discussed briefly. The thesis of Wheelock’s book is that early black Anglophone authors perceived that in the age of democratic revolutions slavery and freedom had been chained together in such a way that the Atlantic slave system threatened to undermine not only freedom (black and white) but also the political and religious values underwriting personal and economic liberty. Ironically ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Plight of the Beta Male
    • Abstract: What does it take to be a man' For much of history, concepts of masculinity have been rooted in physical appearance and strength of character. We’re told “real” men should be tall and handsome, their actions brave and noble. Those who don’t possess these qualities may be doomed to mediocre lives. Britt Haraway’s debut story collection Early Men focuses on men who have fallen short of society’s traditional expectations and who are motivated by fear of inadequacy. The first story is “Bad Joke Bob” and features a postal equipment salesman making a sudden visit to an old fraternity brother and his wife. Bob is basically Michael Scott, Steve Carell’s strange and needy character from NBC’s comedy The ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Indestructible Voice
    • Abstract: The career retrospective is, by virtue of its concept, doomed to fail. No such anthology can live up to the promise of comprehensiveness on which it is built. But if it is assembled thoughtfully, its gaps and elisions can be instructive—by leaving out the connective tissues and detours of minor works—or rather by drawing our attention to the touchstones and major movements of a writing life—it asks its readers to think harder about the way that life takes shape over time, and about the formal, tonal, and argumentative shifts that inspire this development. The rich complementary pleasure to this exercise, of course, comes in taking note of what remains consistence across a poet’s oeuvre. In Praise of Defeat ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Green Bear
    • Abstract: Of David Joel Friedman’s four books, two are long, two are short. One of the short chapbooks, Seven (2011), is tiny. From The Welcome (2006) through Soldier Quick with Rain (2013) there is a continuity of purpose and practice that is remarkable. Each book contains prose poems and only prose poems that nonetheless read quite clearly as poetic. They are poetic, because they contain thousands of unusual words, thus fulfilling T. S. Eliot’s edict that the poet keep the words of English speech alive and vivid. They are poetic, because their rhetoric is as emphatic and organizing a principle as Wallace Stevens’s in Harmonium (1923). There is poetry even behind the rhetoric and vocabulary—a sort of ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Dangerous Fixations
    • Abstract: Lee L. Krecklow’s The Expanse Between is an emotionally charged psychological thriller that walks a fine line between a slightly neurotic, noir-esque narrative about shattered characters brought together by bizarre circumstances and a literary novel that explores the way desire and obsession tend to take over and push individuals to act in ways that go directly against their best interests. Written from three different points of view and including fragments of a novel one of the characters is writing based on another, The Expanse Between cleverly blurs the line between fiction and reality while showing how quickly mere curiosity can turn into something far more sinister. Thomas Stone was once a ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In Search of Her
    • Abstract: Kim Dana Kupperman delves into the mystique of her mother’s past and probes the depths of truth in her latest book The Last of Her: A Forensic Memoir. This stunning new memoir is a feat of impressive storytelling based upon expansive research, excavated memories, and an inquisitive imagination. It directly confronts the artifice of life and the artifice of writing and tries with honest vigor to communicate a narrative that conveys the truth once and for all of the life—and death—of Dolores Buxton. Kupperman begins her memoir at the end—that is to say, in the aftermath of her mother’s suicide. She abstains from a linear, forward-moving plot structure and instead sets in motion a book composed in ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Word Play
    • Abstract: I remember discovering Hilary Sideris many moons ago in the pages of Salamander, a college-based journal out of Boston. Sideris’s poems stood out for their attention to form and their wry wit. From Warsaw, Indiana, she’s the best rhymer to leave that state, I thought, since Cole Porter left Peru to attend Worcester Academy in 1905. I kept my eye out for her, but rarely saw the many notable zines in which Sideris publishes. We did, however, meet at a poetry reading in the depths of the Cornelia Street Café in the fall of 2015, and exchanged books. Recently we had another encounter at Cornelia Street, and I now own her latest book, The Inclination to Make Waves, handsomely produced in a 9x6 format ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Off Set
    • Abstract: In the film, The Contender (2000), a liberal female politician who is undergoing a bruising confirmation hearing for a position in the president’s cabinet, uses the blacklist as an example as to why she won’t answer questions from Congress about her sex life. In Atticus Finch fashion, she instructs a young hothead who wants her to answer the questions, that had the first witness before HUAC refused to name names, then other witnesses would have done likewise and the whole nightmare of the blacklist would have been stopped in its tracks. Thus the point of her “history lesson” is that she must refuse, otherwise blacklist part two will occur. This is a prime example about the navel-watching Left ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Art and Science of Happiness
    • Abstract: Often called an experimental poet, Eleni Sikelianos recently said in an interview with Numero Cinq that “‘Experimental’ is kind of a stand-in word for a number of things, one of which might be writing that creates meanings as it makes itself.” Sikelianos’s twelfth book, Make Yourself Happy, dwells in meanings and their making: the meanings of happiness and extinction, how to live and how to read, the world and extinction. Allusive and whimsical, meandering and laser-focused, apocalyptic and optimistic, Make Yourself Happy takes the imperative “you” of its title seriously, relying upon the reader to complete the text by getting lost in and puzzling through it. The first section is a series of poems ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Female Spirit
    • Abstract: Red Peonies: Two Novellas of China is the first English translation of The Woman Liu and The Woman Yang by Chinese writer Zhang Yihe. Translated by Guest Editors Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping, the novellas in this issue of Manoa (28:2, 2016) also features the artwork of Xing Danwen from her series Sleep Walking (2001), disCONNECTION (2002–2003), Duplication Series (2003) and Urban Fiction (2004–2008). As Gernant and Zeping explain in the Editor’s Notes, Zhang Yihe was 28 years old when she was convicted in 1970 as a counterrevolutionary and sentenced to 20 years in a labor prison. Her conviction was partly motivated by her father’s rightist political activities that angered Mao Zedong, and an ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Lingering Poems
    • Abstract: Over the last decade, Loren Kleinman has presented a template for how contemporary writers can make names for themselves: She is versatile; recent projects include a novel, a memoir, a screenplay, and a short film. She is much lauded: she received the Spire Press Poetry Prize in 2003 for her first collection, Flamenco Sketches. She was a finalist for the Nimrod/Pablo Neruda Prize for poetry, and she received three Pushcart Prize nominations. What’s more, she is an integral member of the indie publishing community online through her interviews on IndieReader.com and her blog at Huffington Post. She is also the editor of Indie
      Authors Naked, a collection of essays and interviews by indie authors, booksellers ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Slip, Streamlined
    • Abstract: The term that kept occurring to me as I read Aimee Parkison’s Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman was “slipstream.” Which admittedly seems like a weird association for a book published in 2017. The term slipstream debuted in a 1989 essay by Bruce Sterling in the magazine SF Eye. Sterling intended it to describe a kind of writing that was not yet a recognized commercial category but might be: writing that slipped between genres, particularly between mainstream literary fiction and science fiction. As a genre itself, slipstream has never had much luck. “Serious” SF fans didn’t want it, and most of the mainstream literary world assumed it had something to do with starships. These days a pall of the 1990s ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From Our Own
    • Abstract: ABR is fortunate to have on its editorial staff many prominent writers and critics. From Our Own is a feature devoted to reviews and discussions of their books. Joy is boring. Fulfillment and contentment—though sought after—are not very interesting once achieved. There’s a reason why stories end at “happily ever after.” What is left to say once all tension and conflict has been resolved' In At the Surprise Hotel and Other Poems, Barry Wallenstein explores the small and inevitable ruptures of doubt, regret and loss that break through the surface of happiness and create a blemish. Despite his focus on flaws and ulcers, the collection isn’t melancholy or morose. In Wallenstein’s hands, joy isn’t ... Read More
      Keywords: Jones, Hettie; English literature; Short stories, American; American poetry
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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