< RALPH: The Review of Arts, Literature, Philosophy, and the Humanities --- Table of Contents | First Half 2002
Issue #72
Mid-Winter, 2001 - 2002
Title Author Publisher Subject
Dean Acheson: The Secretary of State Who Created the American World James Chace Simon & Schuster Biography
I'm Wearing Green Socks. Can You Dig It? Edmund White [Reading] Biography of Jean Genet
Bob Marley and the 3AM Blues Carlos Amantea [Article] Travel --- Mexico
Lily in the Desert[B] Annie Dawid Carnegie Mellon/Cornell Fiction
Dark Back of Time[B]* Javier Marķas New Directions Fiction
The Egg Man of the Fillmore:[B] Leslie A. Wattles Otto W. Fedders, PhD Omphaloskepsis Press Biography --- Contemporary American Writers
The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter Riyuku [Poem] Ancient Chinese Poetry
Sounds of the River Da Chen Harper/Collins Contemporary Chinese Fiction
Suicide and the Dark Diceman William Faulkner [Reading] Fiction
The Governor's Dog R. P. Warren [Reading] Fiction
Wake Up to Your Life:[N] Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention Ken McLeod Harper San Francisco Religion --- Eastern
All the King's Men[N]* Robert Penn Warren, Noel Polk, Editor Harcourt Revised Version of Penn Warren's Classic
The Best American Essays of the Century Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Atwan, Editors Houghton Mifflin Essays --- American
Death and the Sailor Carlos Amantea [Article] Autobiography
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #73
Late Mid-Winter, 2002
Title Author Publisher Subject
A Geezer with the St. Vitus' Dance Carlos Amantea [Article] Travel --- Mexico
The Stories of Paul Bowles Robert Stone, Editor Harper Collins Short Fiction
Restavec:[B] From Haitian Slave Child to Middle-Class American Jean-Robert Cadet Texas Autobiography
Sorcerer's Apprentice[B] Tahir Shah Arcade Autobiographical Fiction
Winds of Change:[B] Hurricanes and the Transformation of 19th Century Cuba Louis A. Pérez, Jr. Chapel Hill 19th Century Cuban History
Song of Welcome Josef Brodsky [Poem] Contemporary Poetry
Desert Survivor: The Adventurer's Guide to Exploring the Great American Desert John Annerino Four Walls Eight Windows Travel, How-To-Do-It
An Ocean to Cross: Daring the Atlantic Claiming a New Life Liz Fordred McGraw Hill Travel and Disability
The Muckrakers[N] Arthur and Lila Weinberg, Editors University of Illinois History of American Journalism
Flights of Love[N] Bernhard Schlink Pantheon Modern German Short Stories
The Stranger Next Door:[N] The Story of a Small Community's Battle Over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights Arlene Stein Beacon Press Sociological Study
Of Two Minds* Tanya Luhrmann Vintage Study of Psychoanalytic Training
Terrorism Works J. Glenn [Reading] News Analysis
Traveling in Terror Navrai Ghaleigh [Reading] News Analysis
The Making of McPaper: The Inside Story of USA Today Peter Prichard Andrews, McMeel and Parker History of Contemporary Journalism
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #74
Late Winter, 2002
Title Author Publisher Subject
Cradle of Valor: A Plebe at West Point Between the Two World Wars Dale O. Smith Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Memoir of West Point
Going Quackers Carlos Amantea [Article] Mexican Animal Husbandry
Loving the Earth F. J. Wertz [Poem] Modern Jewish Poetry
Round-Trip to Deadsville:[B] A Year in the Funeral Underground Tim Matson Chelsea Green Dying in the United States
Insight Meditation:[B] An In-Depth Correspondence Course Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein Sounds True Meditation Study (Tapes)
The Bostons:[B] Stories Carolyn Cooke Mariner Short Fiction
Super Casino: Inside the "New" Las Vegas Pete Earley Bantam Dell Sociological Study
Dostoyevsky and Gran Mal Leonid Tsypkin Quartet Literary History
The Fun Of It: Stories from the Talk of the Town Lillian Ross, Editor Modern Library Literary History, Short Fiction
Summer in Baden-Baden:[N] A Novel* Leonid Tsypkin New Directions Literary Fiction and History
Taking Haiti:[N] Military Occupation and the Culture of U. S. Imperialism --- 1915 - 1940 Mary A. Renda Chapel Hill History of Haiti
The War of the Worlds:[N] A Critical Text of the 1898 London First Edition, with an Introduction, Illustrations, and Appendices* H. G. Wells --- Leon Stover, Editor McFarland 19th Century Science Fiction
Sin Nombre Carlos Amantea [Article] Mexican Travel
The End, The End Aaron G. Silverstein [Poem] Modern Jewish Poetry
Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere Jan Morris Simon & Schuster Travel and History, Trieste
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #75
Late Late Winter, 2002
Title Author Publisher Subject
Buddhist Stupas in Asia:[B] The Shape of Perfection Joe Cummings Text
Bill Wassman Photographs
Lonely Planet Far Eastern Travel
Bridge:[B] The Architecture of Connection Lucy Blakstad Birkhauser Architecture, Engineering
Witnesses of Time:[B] Photographs of Flor Garduño* Introduction by Carlos Fuentes Aperture Central and South America Photography
Looking Through Letterboxes Caroline Bird Carcarnet Modern English Poetry
My Father's Cabin: A Tale of Life, Love, Loss, and Land Mark Phillips Lyons Press Biography, Memoir
My Brilliant Career Dr. Phage [Article] Education; Sleep Therapy
The Hall of Idleness Po Yüchien [Poem] Ancient Chinese Poetry
Nothing to Fear:[N] FDR in Photographs Hugh Gregory Gallagher Wendamere Press Photography, Biography
Among the Missing[N] Dan Chaon Ballentine Modern American Short Fiction
From the Ashes:[N] A Spiritual Response to the Attack on America Collected by the editors of Beliefnet Rodale/St. Martins Modern American Essays
The Short Stool Society Carlos Amantea [Article] Mexican Travel
Confessions of a PR Man Robert J. Wood NAL Careers: Public Relations
The Girl in the Chair: The Roots of Madness L. W. Milam [Reading] Criticism --- Modern American Music
Sex-Crime Panic: A Journey to the Paranoid Heart of the 1950s Neil Miller Alyson History of Gay Rights
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #76
Early Spring, 2002
Title Author Publisher Subject
The $12,000 Baby Carlos Amantea [Article] Mexico Travel
Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education Sybille Bedford Counterpoint "Fictional Autobiography"
The First Time Sybille Bedford [Reading] Memoir
Progressive Design in the Midwest:[B] The Purcell-Cutts House and the Prairie School Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts Jennifer Komar Olivarez MIA/Minnesota University Press Museum Collection
Madagascar Wildlife:[B] A Visitor's Guide Nick Garbutt, Hilary Brandt, Derek Schuurman Brandt/Globe Pequot Nature Study
The Toltec Path of Recapitulation:[B] Healing Your Past to Free Your Soul Victor Sanchez Bear & Co. Mystical "Recapitulation"
The Chocolate Soldier P. J. Mierly [Poem] Gay Poetry
Editors' Picks RALPH Editors [List] Best Books of 2001-2002
Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me* Javier Marías New Directions Modern Spanish Fiction
Buddhism:[N] The Illustrated Guide Kevin Trainor, Editor Oxford Pictorial Guide
Luisa and the Silence[N] Claudio Piersanti Northwestern Contemporary Italian Fiction
A Purchase of Porcelain Jean Nordhaus [Poem] Contemporary American Poetry
Terrorist Hits Mexicana Airlines Carlos Amantea [Article] Mexico Travel
The Museum of Unconditional Surrender* Dubravka Ulgresic New Directions Memoirs --- Slovenia
In Sam We Trust: The Untold Story of Sam Walton and How Wal-Mart is Devouring America Bob Ortega Times Business Business History
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #77
Early Mid-Spring, 2002
Title Author Publisher Subject
Anatomy of Miracles: Practical Teachings for Developing Your Capacity to Heal Subagh Singh Khalsa Tuttle Yoga
Birds of San Diego Chris Fisher,
Herbert Clarke
Lone Pine Ornithology
Masturbation:[B] The History of a Great Terror Jean Stengers, Anne Van Neck St. Martins Ononological History
An Ethnic at Large:[B] A Memoir of America in the Thirties and Forties Jerre Mangione Syracuse Ethnic History
Circle Houses:[B] Yurts, Tipis, and Benders David Pearson Chelsea Green Ecological Construction
The Night Torn with Mad Footsteps: New Poems Charles Bukowski Black Sparrow Contemporary American Poetry
The Battle at Little Bull Run T, F. Bierly [Poem] Contemporary American Poetry
Moko: Maori Tattoo Hans Neleman, Photographer Edition Stemmle Maori Tattoos
The Mordida Carlos Amantea [Article] Mexico Customs
Mumsie L. W. Milam [Article] Memoriam
St. Agnes and the Passion of the Dunes Wilfred McCorkle [Poem] Contemporary Poetry
The Valley of No Flowers Carlos Amantea [Article] Mexican Life
Whales and other Marine Mammals of California and Baja Tamara Eder Lone Pine Oceanographic Studies
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"

Issue #78
Late Mid-Spring, 2002
Title Author Publisher Subject
Ælbert Cuyp Peter Campbell [Reading] Art History
The Invisible Made Visible: Angels from the Vatican Allen Duston, Arnold Nesselrath Art Services International/Abrams Art History
Otherwhere:[B] A Field Guide to Nonphysical Reality for the Out-of-Body Traveler Kurt Leland Hampton Roads Out-of-Body Experience
Never Fade Away[B] William Hart Fithian Contemporary American Fiction --- ESL
Ambassador of the Dead[B] Askold Melnyczuk Counterpoint Ukrainian-American Fiction
An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government William C. Davis Harcourt 19th Century History
Experiences in Translation Umberto Eco University of Toronto Semiotics
Definition vs. Translation Umberto Eco [Reading] Baudelaire's "Les chats"
Jesus Christ in the South Bronx E. J. Whittier [Poem] Contemporary Christian Poetry
The Bleeding of the Stone[N] Ibrahim Al-Koni Interlink Modern Arabic Fiction
The Secret Life of Dust:[N] From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things* Hannah Holmes John Wiley Popular Science
The Rise and Fall of Synanon[N] Rod Janzen Johns Hopkins Contemporary History
Descendants Rush Rankin [Poem] Contemporary American Poetry
Rum, Romanism, & Rebellion: The Making of a President, 1884 Mark Wahlgren Summers University of North Carolina 19th Century History
From Here to Tierra del Fuego* Paul Magee University of Illinois Semiotics and History
Smashing Head-On at Sixty Miles-per-Hour into a Fully-Loaded Mexican Gasoline Truck Carlos Amantea [Article] Mexican Travel
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #79
Late Late Spring, 2002
Title Author Publisher Subject
Ants at Work: How an Insect Society Is Organized Deborah Gordon The Free Press Natural History
Twenty-Five Worthy Books RALPH Editors [List] Good Books Reviewed in the First Five Years of RALPH
The Inner Art of Meditation[B] Jack Kornfield Sounds True Cassettes Mindfulness Meditation
Overtime[B]* Joseph Millar Eastern Washington University Press Contemporary American Poetry
Currier & Ives:[B] America Imagined Bryan F. Le Beau Smithsonian History of Prints --- Early America
Notes for a Tale of Perfect Disembodiment Paul Magee [Reading] Anatosematophilia
Edward Curtis: The Master Prints Dan L. Monroe, Editor Arena Editions Early Photographs of Native Americans
An Indian History of Early America Richard White [Reading] Economic Determinism and Native American Culture
The King Crane Report Hugh Gregory Gallagher [Article] 1919 Report of Commission Studying Establishment of a New State of Israel
The Sea and the Bells Pablo Neruda Copper Canyon Press Latin American Poetry in Translation
A Haiku Journey[B]: Basho's Narrow Road to A Far Province Basho Kodansha International Poems and Journeys of the Haiku Master
Priceless Children:[B] American Photographs 1890-1925 Lewis Hine, F. Holland Day, etc. Washington Art Museum Early 20th Century Photography of Children
The Voice of the Poet[B] Langston Hughes Random House Audio Readings by Langston Hughes
Red Poppies Alai
Houghton Mifflin Contemporary Chinese Fiction
G. B. Shaw Dies Dallas S. J. Saunders, PhD [Poem] Contemporary American Poetry
What Is It about the English? Franz Wright [Letter] Questions about Poetry in RALPH
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #80
Very Early Summer, 2002
Title Author Publisher Subject
The Planet Neptune, Audubon, Skyscrapers Geoff Shandler, Christopher Irmscher, Adam Goodheart [Article] Excerpts from The American Scholar
The Bible in Translation: Ancient and English Versions Bruce M. Metzger Baker Academic Study of Translations of the Bible, 150 A. D. - 1995 A. D.
Plum Village Meditations[B] Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Jina van Hengel Sounds True Meditation Practice Tape
The Riddle of the Compass[B]: The Invention that Changed the World Amir D. Aczel Harcourt History of the Invention of the Compass
Hammerfall[B] C. D. Cherryh EOS Science Fiction
The Castle Franz Kafka Schocken A New Translation by Mark Harman
Hydrothermal Vents Jeffrey Rothfeder [Reading] The Reputed "Origin of Life"
The King Crane Report, British Wood-Engraved Book Illustrations, Testicles Michael Sheber, Paul Kiler, Willie One-Nut [Letters] The Israeli Crises, Early 20th Century Wood-Cuts, and The Buying and Selling of Testicles
Exposed[N]: The Victorian Nude Alison Smith Watson-Guptill Nudes in Late 19th - Early 20th Century Paintings and Photographs
The Maimed[N] Hermann Ungar Twisted Spoon Press Novel from Weimar Germany
Going Down[N]: The Instinct
Guide to Oral Sex
Ben R. Rogers, Joel Perry Alyson Fellation
Perfect Madness: From Awakening to Enlightenment Donna Lee Gorrell Inner Ocean Autobiography
Teaching the Very Angry Miranda Field [Reading] Teaching in the Ghetto
The Last Days of Edward Teller Steven Shaplin [Reading] Review of the Memoirs of Edward Teller
Vietnam Scrapbook Jeffrey Harrison [Poem] Contemporary American Poetry
Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water in a World about to Run Out Jerry Rothfeder Tarcher/Putnam The World's Water Crises
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"

Issue #81
Early Summer, 2002
Title Author Publisher Subject
Subha Chandra Bose:[B] A Biography Marshall J. Getz McFarland Biography of the Indian Revolutionary
The Desert Smells Like Rain:[B] A Naturalist in O'odham Country* Gary Paul Nabhan University of Arizona Stories of the Indians of the Sonoran Desert
Love Is Stronger Than Death:[B] The Mystical Union of Two Souls Cynthia Bourgeault Lindisfarne Mystical Christian Love
Interview with Chuck Close Laura Kaminker Reading Disability and Blame
Interview with W. Eugene Smith Philippe Halsman Reading The Pittsburgh project, 1957
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches* Gaétan Soucy Arcade Contemporary Canadian Fiction
The Owl and the Bluejays Charles Krafft [Poem] Contemporary American Poetry
Water & The Crane Report Jeffrey Rothfeder, Richard Malmed [Letters] The Water Crises, The Crane Report
How To Think Like a Millionaire Mark Fisher and
Marc Allen
New World Library Self-help
A Buddhist between the Israelis and the Palestinians Neta Golan [Interview] Pacifism and the Middle East
The Bullet Meant for Me:[N] A Memoir Jan Reid (Broadway) Memoir, Disability
Soy la Avon Lady:[N] And Other Stories Lorraine López Curbstone Contemporary Latino Short Fiction
Weird Nature:[N] An Astonishing Exploration of Nature's Strangest Behavior John Downer Firefly Unusual Creatures
Iridescent Light: The Emergence of Northwest Art Delores Tarzan Ament, Mary Randlett University of Washington/MONA History of Northwest Art
Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Project Sam Stephenson, Editor Lyndhurst/Norton Pittsburgh in the 1950s
Three Poems Lâm Thi My Da [Poems] Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry
[N]To be found under "New Listings" --- also called "Recent Books"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

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