Volume 03, Number 1, September 1992

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Table of Contents




Guest Editor’s Introduction

Larry McCaffery





Kathy Acker


The Titles Sequence from The Adventures of Lucky Pierre

Robert Coover


Five Days of Bleeding

Ricardo Cruz


an excerpt from Birdland

Rikki Ducornet


Dressed to Kill Yourself

Rob Hardin


Attempts on Life

Annemarie Kemeny


Great Breakthroughs in Darkness (Being, Early Entries From The Secret Encyclopaedia of Photography)

Marc Laidlaw


Incarnations of the Murderer

William T. Vollmann


Popular Culture Column



John Tranter


PMC Talk


Two Threads: Cladistics and Cut-Ups (Excerpted from the Discussion Group PMC-TALK@NCSUVM, (7/92-8/92)


Review Essays


“Bargaincounterculturalcapitalism: Gear and Writhing at the New Music Seminar.” A review of the New Music Seminar and New York Nights, June 15-21, 1992, New York City.

Bill Millard


“The Black (W)hole of Bataille: A Genealogy of Postmodernism?” A review of The Accursed Share vols. 2 & 3, by Georges Bataille, and Heterology and the Postmodern, by Julian Pefanis.

Russell Potter


“Post-Literacy.” A review of Literacy Online: The Promise (and Peril) of Reading and Writing With Computers, Myron Tuman, ed.

Alan Aycock


“Postmodern Promos.” A review of A Poetics, by Charles Bernstein, and Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media, by Marjorie Perloff.

Susan Schultz


“La Condition McGann.” A review of The Textual Condition, by Jerome McGann.

Kevin Kiernan


“Postmodern Woolf.” A review of Virginia Woolf and Postmodernism: Literature in Quest and Question of Itself, by Pamela L. Caughie.

Rebecca Stephens