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Books & the Arts

  • May 27, 1999

    Leisurely Pleasure

    This brief essay is taken from the latest book by Amos Oz, The Story Begins: Essays on Literature (Harcourt Brace).

    Amos Oz

  • May 27, 1999

    Rolling Thunder: the Rerun

    People concerned about the US-led NATO war against Yugoslavia find much to reflect upon in the Vietnam experience.

    George Kenney

  • May 27, 1999

    Emancipation Proclamation

    Upon his death in 1994, Ralph Ellison left behind some 2,000 pages of a never-finished second novel--more than forty years of fine-tuning what his literary executor, John F.

    John Leonard

  • May 27, 1999

    White Shirt, Blue Collar

    In 1992, as the United States wallowed in recession, presidential candidate Bill Clinton began to use the term "working middle class" to describe millions of Americans who were being hurt by the

    Stanley Aronowitz

  • May 27, 1999

    Neoliberals’ Paleomarkets

    In a book of interviews published a few years ago, Chronicles of Dissent, Noam Chomsky recounted a childhood incident that shaped his life.

    Neve Gordon

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  • May 20, 1999

    Of Time and the Artist

    One afternoon in 1985, I rode in a taxi down Broadway with the physicist I.I. Rabi, discussing time and age.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • May 20, 1999

    Monthly Review at 50

    Monthly Review celebrated its semicentennial on May 7 with a Manhattan bash featuring loyalists Ossie Davis, Adrienne Rich and Cornel West, and a special retrospective May issue put togeth

    Paul Buhle

  • May 20, 1999

    Episode I–The Phantom Menace

    Not only now but every week, I am reminded at two-minute intervals of the influence of Star Wars.

    Stuart Klawans

  • May 13, 1999

    Nowhere Man, Please Listen

    On April Fool's Day 1989, Leonid Loktev changed without warning into another person.

    Stuart Klawans

  • May 13, 1999

    Borges in Another M├ętier

    With Pablo Neruda and Alejo Carpentier, Jorge Luis Borges set in motion the wave of astonishing writing that has given Latin American literature its high place in our time.

    Jay Parini