Archive | March, 1998

Madonna Anno Domini

Reviewed: Madonna anno domini by Joshua Clover. Louisiana State University Press, 1997. It is often important to understand why an audience acquires certain books, especially when this unmasks a shallowness on our part, or a susceptibility to the slick iconography of marketing departments. For it is certainly true in our time that the visual presentation […]

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The Breakdown Of Criticism Before The Printed Deluge

We live in an age awash with bad books. This fact, though that statistical non-entity the average reader may be unaware of it, constitutes the greatest crisis facing literature at the end of this century. It has for some time been axiomatic among critics that the sheer volume of new works has effectively silenced their […]

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