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December/January 1996-97 Vol. XXI No. 6


Editor's Note

About the contributors to this issue

NEW DEMOCRACY FORUM

Solving the New Inequality by Richard Freeman

POEMS

Logic Emily Fragos
Poet's Sampler Heather McHugh introduces Jeff Clark
The Hunger of the Lemur Matthew Rohrer
Seasons Among the Tribes (18) Robert Lietz
Gravediggers' April Eric Ormsby

ESSAYS

This is the Life? Alan A. Stone
A master of British working-class psychodrama, Mike Leigh, reveals a sentimental faith in healing.
Feeling for the Organism Robert C. Berwick
Are living things nothing more than the sum of their gradually-evolved parts?
Art Imitates Life?
Simulating evolution to solve engineering problems
Darwin v. Intelligent Design (Again) H. Allen Orr
The latest attack on evolution is cleverly argued, biologically informed -- and wrong.
A Descamisada Diva Michael Greenberg
Four decades after her death, Eva Perón remains a powerful symbol of Argentina's profound cultural and political divisions.

FICTION

Jules Jr Michael Jules JrKiki DeLancey Winner of the Fourth Annual Short Story Contest

REVIEWS

Eli Gottlieb Drown by Junot Diaz
George Scialabba Tolstoy's Dictaphone: Technology and the Muse by Sven Birkerts
Theo Emery The Opening of the American Mind: Canons, Culture, and History by Lawrence W. Levine

Robert Creeley Transbluesency, The Selected Poems of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones Edited by Paul Vangelisti
Alfred Corn The Figured Wheel by Robert Pinsky
Susan Wheeler Furious Cooking by Maureen Seaton

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