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Summer 2000

A forum on economic segregation and the underclass, with Owen Fiss, Richard Ford, J. Phillip Thompson, Jennifer Hochschild, and others. Susie Linfield takes on South Africa’s Truth Commission. G. M. Tamás discusses post-fascism. Ross Feld follows A. B. Yehoshua’s literary diaspora, Joyce Hackett senses W. G. Sebald’s “feelings of swindle,” and Stewart O’Nan calls George Saunders the funniest writer in America. Plus, Stephen Burt reviews Mark Levine, fiction by Elisha Porat, poetry by Bill Knott, and more.

 

Forum 

Moving Out of the Ghetto
RELOCATION IS REQUIRED NOT ONLY AS GOOD SOCIAL POLICY, BUT ALSO AS A MATTER OF JUSTICE
OWEN FISS
RESPONSES FROM RICHARD FORD, J. PHILLIP THOMPSON, ROBERT COLES, JENNIFER HOCHSCHILD, GARY ORFIELD, JAMES ROSENBAUM, AND ALEXANDER POLIKOFF. OWEN FISS REPLIES.

Essays

South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Susie Linfield
How citizenship is becoming an exclusive privilege
G. M. Tamás
Fiction
Elisha Porat
Kathleen de Azevedo
New Fiction Forum
The novels of Israeli writer A. B. Yehoshua
Ross Feld
Tom Drury’s Hunts in Dreams and Stephen Dobyns’s Eating Naked
Roger Boylan
H. Lee Barnes’s Gunning for Ho and John Mort’s Soldier in Paradise
Jerome Gold
Translated by Michael Hulse
Joyce Hackett
Stewart O’Nan
Jennifer Howard
Bill Marx
Poetry
Introduced by John Yau
Josh Bell
Monica de la Torre
Bill Knott
Bill Knott
Bill Knott
Paul Hoover
Claudia Rankine
Laura Sims
Liz Waldner
On Film
James Mangold’s Girl, Interrupted
Alan A. Stone

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