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Arnold Skemer here reviews and discusses writing and critical texts of interest to experimental fictioneers. This issue's topics included books by Perloff, Hejinian, Crag Hill, and Kostelanetz, and a lead review of Leon S. Roudiez' "French Fiction Revisited." Skemer's newsletter is interested in device and stratagem as a means to disrupt the conventional movements of reading; also in the disruptions and violations inflicted on us by the mass-market media; and in the recuperation of these disruptions for "high art" (his phrase). A strongly aestheticizing Modernism here, Continental, smelling of red wine and garlic, as they say; but fully within the Radical Modernist line of Dada, Futurism, and Constructivism. Skemer's sarcastic comments on the "Malthusian aspects" of the creative writing M.F.A. phenomenon make especially good reading.--Charlotte Pressler

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #4,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1995.

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