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Riga Under Western Eyes

2006-08-20

If you’re under the impression that Americans are wealthy, check out the capital city of Latvia.

Scientists on the Margins

2005-01-30

David Nobes on the World Summit on the Information Society and the failure of some of its visionaries to see beyond tame and regimented applications of the Internet.

Tending the Garden Plot: Victory Garden and Operation Enduring...

2004-10-19

Dave Ciccoricco returns to Stuart Moulthrop, considers Operation Enduring Freedom (2003) in light of Operation Desert Storm (1991), and consults the annals of World War II for a likely source of “Victory Garden,” the title of Moulthrop’s 1991 network fiction on the Gulf War.

Entre Chien et Loup: On Jean Genet’s Prisoner of Love

2004-01-07

Tim Keane reviews Genet’s republished Prisoner of Love, a ‘mirror-memoir’ in which Genet sees Palestine from the inside in an attempt to see himself from the outside.

On the Globalization of Literature: Haruki Murakami, Tim O’Brien, and Raymond Carver

2003-12-07

Reiichi Miura considers the worldwide reception of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami and charts a course for a fiction where nationalism loses relevance.

Attacked from Within

2003-01-26

In the triad of Verso pamphlets on 9/11, Nick Spencer sees a convergence of postmodern critique (against the capitalist culture of postmodernity).

Reading the L.A. Landscape

2001-09-01

Claire Rasmussen on geography and the social theory of Janet L. Abu-Lughod, Mike Davis, and Edward Soja.

America: The Usable Cliché

2001-09-01

Sue Im-Lee reviews Reciting America by Christopher Douglas.

Talking Back to the Owners of the World

2001-09-01

Steffen Hantke on Tom LeClair’s and Richard Powers’s novelistic imaginations of terror.

Feeding the Global Spider

2001-01-01

Linda Brigham sees Zygmunt Bauman’s Globalization: The Human Consequences as a provocative introduction to our current environmental and economic predicament.

The Body Sings

1999-01-01

Doug Nufer on big business’s buy-out of history and the corporate biography’s elevation to an art form untroubled by irony.

Cover to Cover: Paratextual play in Milorad Pavic's Dictionary of the Khazars

1999-01-01

Ivan Callus skims the surface of Pavic’s print hypertext.

Becoming Postmodern: A Romanian Literature Survey

1999-01-01

Florin Popescu introduces Western readers to a national literature whose modern humor and archaic spirituality affront postmodern sensibilities

One or Many Gombrowicz’s?

1999-01-01

On twentieth-century Poland’s leading author.

Alice's Adventures in Sanctionland

1999-01-01

Vladislava Gordic writes from Novi Sad to a friend in London (1998).

Internet Nation

1999-01-01

The Internet Nation thread, which the editors hope to develop substantially in the coming years, was introduced in the winter of 98/99, following a trip to Novi Sad by ebr editor Joseph Tabbi a few months before that city would be bombed by NATO troups.

Outcast Narrative

1999-01-01

Reflections on the abject in the new world order.

At the Moment I Became a Global Dictator

1999-01-01

A media parable by Novica Milic.

When Romanticism is no Longer the National Avante-Garde

1999-01-01

Piotr Parlej surveys contemporary Polish poetry

The Russian Gate To Postmodernism: Mikhail Bulgakov

1999-01-01

Vana Goblot reconsiders the Russian Master

Miloš Crnjanski and his descendents

1999-01-01

Poet Nina Zivancevic translates and comments on poetry by the founder of Modernism in Yugoslav literature

The Rose of Wandering

1999-01-01

Dragica Felja on the Peripatetic Poetry of Miroslav Mandic.

Sea of Macho Stupidities

1999-01-01

Svetozar Postic, on why his contemporaries in Serbia don’t write like Hemingway

Making the Rounds

1998-12-30

Elizabeth Jane Wall Hinds follows the narrative line of Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon as it bifurcates and spreads over the globe and across two centuries.

Epic Ecologies

1998-12-30

Marjorie Perloff reviews Franco Moretti’s Modern Epic: The World-System from Goethe to Garcia Marquez.

The Revolution of an Anachronism: Radical Hypertextualism in a Text by Renaud Camus

1998-12-30

Jan Baetens re-reads a print hypertext by France’s leading gay author, whose work loses something in the actual translation into electronic hypertext.

Going Gonzo: Following the Trail of the WWWench

1996-12-30

Todd E. Napolitano on Going Gonzo: Following the Trail of the WWWench

A Third Culture

1996-09-01

De Witt Douglas Kilgore reviews Technoscience and Cyberculture.

Hypertext Markets: a Report from Italy

1995-12-30

Walter Vannini investigates the effects of hypertext publishing in Italy’s marketplace.