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Obscene self-confidence and ongoing terror: John Barth on the Art of Fiction.
Great moments in literature reenacted in vitrines designed by Roz Chast: Proust dunks his Madeline cookie, Frost starts a fire at bread loaf, and Arthur Miller refuses to tap dance.
Stories by Louise Erdrich, Allan Gurganus, and Barry Yourgrau. Poems by Yves Bonnefoy and André Breton.
Louise Erdrich, The Beet Queen
Allan Gurganus, A Body Tends to Shine
Barry Yourgrau, Sand
John Barth, The Art of Fiction No. 86 Full Text
Massimo Bacigalupo, Night Flight
Yves Bonnefoy, The Lure of the Threshold
AndrÈ Breton, The Verb To Be
Marilyn Hacker, The Little Robber Girl Gets on in the Wide World
Peyton Houston, Three Poems
Denis Johnson, The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly
Velimir Khlebnikov, Three Poems
Hugh Seidman, Two Poems
Barbara Wuest, Mass
Roz Chast et al., Notice: The Art of Revelry
Jack Goldstein, Untitled
Robert Mapplethorpe, Heads and Flowers
Richard Prince, Portraits