Tom Leclair surveys six gargantuan texts - both hyper- and print - and finds that size is not all that matters.
Regarding a monumental work on race, time, and classical music that does not lose sight of individual, localized lives.
Joseph Tabbi reviews the essay collection Simulacrum America.
Byrd, Don. The Poetics of the Common Knowledge. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.
---. "The Shape of Zukovsky's Canon." Terrell 163-185.
Hatlen, Burton. "From Modernism to Postmodernism: Zukofsky's 'A'-12." Scroggins 214-229.
Kenner, Hugh. "Two Pieces on 'A.'" Terrell 187-202.
Labinger, Jay A. "Encoding an Infinite Message: Richard Power's Gold Bug Variations." Configurations 3.1 (Winter 1995): 79-93.
From Zukofsky's "A" to Powers' Goldbug Variations, in search of a social ecology of the self-discursive text.
Linda Brigham reads How We Became Posthuman the way Katherine Hayles reads novels: as a story that resists both linearity and the analytical ardor of attempts at humanist ordering.
Joseph Tabbi identifies a shift in U.S. criticism that has taken place in the eight years separating Susan Strehle's Fiction in the Quantum Universe and John Johnston's Information Multiplicity.
Paul Braffort studies constrained writing from Henry Adams to Braffort's own ALAMO project, and presents his findings in the form of a Triolet (between 1999 and 2000 words)