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Letters that Matter: Review of the Electronic Literature Collection in ebr

John Zuern offers a detailed and insightful review of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1 in ebr. Among other aspects of the Collection the review addresses is whether or not the difference between print and electronic literature is anything other

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Remarks from the UK Electronic Literature Collection Launch, et plus, deux reviews

At the request of Kate Pullinger, I have posted my remarks from last week’s UK launch of the Electronic Literature Collection. Et plus, there are two new reviews of the ELC. From Montreal, there is a very thorough and intelligent

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Review of the Electronic Literature Collection in Realtime Arts

An excellent review of the Electronic Literature Collection, “word magic: the how of reading” by Tim Wright has been published by the Australian Arts bimonthly Realtime. Wright explores how several of the works in the ELC cause us to question

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Review of the Electronic Literature Collection in El Pais

A short review (online, pdf) of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One, by Stefano Caldana was published in today’s edition of El Pais, Spain’s largest newspaper.

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Edward Picot’s Review of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One

Edward Picot recently posted a lengthy review of The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One. Picot clearly spent a good deal of time with the collection, and has both positive and negative things to say about it. I think that Picot

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Review of the Electronic Literature Collection in Svenska Dagbladet

There’s a great review (online, pdf) by of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One, by Jesper Olsen in today’s edition of Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden’s biggest newspapers. Jill translated it for me when I got home. It’s very smart

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Review of Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Talents

Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler Published by Seven Stories Press Hardcover, 365 Pages Publication Date: November, 1998 ISBN: 1888363891 Reviewed by Scott Rettberg in Authors Review of Books, 1/25/99 Hollywood could learn a few things about sequels from

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Review of I Married a Communist

I Married a Communist by Philip Roth Hardcover, 323 pages. Published by Houghton Mifflin Publication date: October, 1998 ISBN: 0395933463 Reviewed by Scott Rettberg in Authors Review of Books, 10/16/1998 Philip Roth, one of America’s most prolific and talented authors,

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Review of Memories of My Father Watching TV

Memories of My Father Watching T.V. by Curtis White 168 pages, paperback Published by Dalkey Archive Press Publication date: June 21, 1998 ISBN: 1564781895 Reviewed by Scott Rettberg in Authors Review of Books, 6/30/1998 Curtis White is not afraid to

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Review of Hail Babylon by Andrei Codrescu

Hail Babylon!: In Search of the American City at the Close of the Millenium by Andrei Codrescu Hardcover, 248 pages. Published by St. Martin’s Press Publication date: May 1998 ISBN: 0312181078 Reviewed by Scott Rettberg, 6/5/98 If I ever make

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Review of Will Teach for Food

Will Teach For Food Edited by Cary Nelson Paperback, 248 pages Published by University of Minnesota Press Publication date: April 1997 ISBN: 0816630348 An Inter-Review by Dirk Stratton and Scott Rettberg in Authors Review of Books, 5/26/1998 SCOTT: So Dirk,

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Review of the Rise and Fall of English

The Rise and Fall of English: Reconstructing a Discipline by Robert Scholes Hardcover, 192 pages Published by Yale University Press Publication date: March 1998 ISBN: 0300071515 Reviewed by Scott Rettberg in Authors Review of Books, May 25, 1998 In the

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Review of Salvation and Other Disasters

Salvation and Other Disasters by Josip Novakovich Paperback, 200 pages Published by Graywolf Publication date: May 1, 1998 ISBN: 1555972713 Reviewed by Scott Rettberg in Authors Review of Books, 4/21/1998 While the recent wars in the former Yugoslavia raged, while

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Review of a Field Guide to Poetics

A Field Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Edited by David Young, David Walker, and Stuart Friebert Paperback, 342 pages Published by Oberlin College Press Publication date: June 1997 ISBN: 0932440770 Reviewed by Scott Rettberg in Authors Review of Books,

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Review of Riven Rock by T.C. Boyle

Riven Rock by T.C. Boyle Hardcover, 466 pages Published by Viking Publication date: February, 1998 ISBN: 0670878812 Reviewed by Scott Rettberg on Authors Review of Books, 3/5/1998 T.C. Boyle’s got a thing for apes and monkeys. More than one protagonist

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Review of Plays Well With Others

Plays Well With Others by Alan Gurganus Hardcover, 353 pages Published by Knopf Publication date: November 1, 1997 ISBN: 0394589149 Reviewed by Scott Rettberg, Authors Review of Books 12/21/1997 I can imagine that when Alan Gurganus set out to write

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Review of Tolstoy’s Calendar of Wisdom

A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul by Leo Tolstoy Translated by Peter Sekirin Hardcover, 387 pages Published by Scribner Publication date: October 1, 1997 ISBN: 0684837935 Reviewed by Scott Rettberg in Authors Review of Books, 11/16/1997

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Review of Unbabbling by REYoung

Unbabbling by REYoung Paperback, 253 pages Published by Dalkey Archive Press Publication date: October 1, 1997 ISBN: 156478164X Reviewed by Scott Rettberg in Authors Review of Books, 11/16/1997 If Beckett Were an American Monster You’re nothing but a worthless little

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Review of Don DeLillo’s Underworld

Underworld by Don DeLillo Hardcover, 832 pages Published by Scribner Publication date: October 1, 1997 ISBN: 0684842696 Reviewed by Scott Rettberg for Authors Review of Books 10/17/1997 Everyone Ought To Read Underworld Twice Okay, so I’m biased. I thought Don

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