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Emily Dickinson, Madonna, Boomers, Busters, the Old Criterion, & the Next Millennium—

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Martin Schecter
When the new vegetarian restaurant opened near our campus last spring, I was there two days later, meeting the owner-a twenty-something who had just moved back to Des Moines from San Francisco-and getting into a discussion about the "new youth culture." For those of you who don't keep up with such things, the "pop" culture we were talking about involves the unlikely combination of earth-consciousness, MTV, deconstruction theory, rap and "rave" music, international culture, queer fashion, cyberpunk science fiction, computer networks, avant-garde performance art, smart drugs, and William Burroughs.
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A Translational Understanding of Trilce #I

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Clayton Eshleman
Over the years, I have come to believe that while it is possible to do a find translation of a single poem, or a group of poems, translation that establishes an accurate and compelling image of a foreign poet can only occur through the translator taking on a complete collection, and doing all of it, including the secondary poems that would probably not be included in an anthology.
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The Great Ventriloquist Act: Gender and Voice in the Fiction Workshop

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Julie Brown
You might not be surprised if I told you the stories summarized above were written by undergraduate students in an introduction to fiction writing course. But would you be surprised if I told you the stories above—and many others like them—were written by female students? For several years, I have been studying stories by my female students and have observed that the students are, with alarming frequency, finding male voices preferable to their own.

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Into Some Wild Places with Hemingway

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Fred Setterberg
When Ann proposed that we escape for a long weekend in the country, I turned to a volume of Hemingway short stories to set my bearings. The story I had in mind was "Big Two-Hearted River," an old favorite featuring Nick Adams, Hemingway's fictional World War I veteran, recently returned from the Italian front.
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