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Vol. 2, No. 1
November/December, 1997


s p o t l i g h t   a u t h o r  Oren Shafir
Two poems and two stories by the international author
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e d i t o r i a l s
Chris Lott grows into an OLD old man,
Tom Dooley wishes he lived on a houseboat
Editorials
t h e   s a l o n
Two timely pieces by featured essayist
Valentine Michael Smith
The Salon
f r o m   t h e   i n s i d e
prison essayist Anthony Brown on crime prevention,
a child's education and a prisoner's healing.
From the Inside
m a k i n g   t i m e
music columnist Don Mager
examines the legacy of Ernst Krenek
Making Time (Music Review)
f i c t i o n
Richard Cumyn, Sean Nighbert, Buck McCrary
Fiction
p o e t r y
David Cowen, katrina grace craig, Necca Stoller,
Daniel Weinshenker, Joan Godfrey, Doug Tanoury,
Suzanne Fortin, Peter Munro
Poetry
n o n f i c t i o n
Edda Livingston writes a letter to the modern artist.
JJ Wylie explains why pornography is interesting,
you might be stupid,
and cultural masturbation will be the death of us
Nonfiction
t r a v e l
Amy Sadler continues her cross country trek
In Search of Jack Kerouac
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m i s c e l l a n y
A minor psychotic episode with Chuck Nyren
Miscellany
b o o k   r e v i e w s
Doug Lawson's must-read collection A Patrimony of Fishes
Ann Skea examines A Hack's Progress and Travels with Virginia Woolf
Harriet Klausner reads Deadspin, Birthright,
Dreaming of the Bones
and Reign in Hell
Book and Web Reviews
f i l m  &  c i n e m a
Our Cadre of Critics-- Shaggy Bob, Mark Leeper, Chris Null--
tell you about L.A. Confidential, Seven Years in Tibet,
Shall We Dance?, U-Turn, The Peacemaker,
The Full Monty, Boogie Nights, Gattaca
and more!
Film & Cinema
Contributors' Notes
Technical Notes (how best to view Eclectica)

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