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2003 Stories by Joshua Clover

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  • Better Than Ezra!

    published November 25, 2003

    All-man-ack! Never has any individual better deserved the moniker "Library of America." Herein, several fine phrases offered to or about Mr. Pound... More >>

  • Storm Clouds

    published November 25, 2003

    The people united will never be defeated," with its amphibrachic optimism, is unavoidable at any progressive rally. Promised as the biggest U.S.... More >>

  • Subtext (Underword)

    published October 21, 2003

    "He followed her into the spare room and when she turned he was right there. He was pretty big and lifted her into the wall. She kicked out of her... More >>

  • Saving Churches and Souls but Not Cuba Gooding's Career

    published September 16, 2003

    The Fighting Temptations is a workout for the psychic strainer; there's some real gold within the "hey, let's put on a show to save the... More >>

  • Time on Her Side

    published September 9, 2003

    The New Yorker commissioned a profile on Billy Collins when he was appointed poet laureate. It was his time, a poet of populist... More >>

  • Warren Zevon, 1947–2003

    published September 9, 2003

    In 1977, when Linda Ronstadt was taking her last shot at being the queen of California, she covered "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me"—a song from... More >>

  • Uncertain Regard

    published July 15, 2003

    The French have a reputation for sexy stuff so artistic (meaning transgressive, clinical, incoherent, and/or theoretical) that no one really has... More >>

  • The Hours

    published May 6, 2003

    Despite the chorus of aesthetes and specialists ("He's absolutely butchered poor Marcel!"), the problem isn't how bad translations are.... More >>

  • In No One's Army

    published April 15, 2003

    Oakland, California—It's not quite eight on a predictably temperate San Francisco morning and the guy behind me is discoursing on... More >>

  • Queneau-It-All

    published March 25, 2003

    Raymond Queneau essentially launched the hyper-playful Oulipo tradition with the famed Hundred Thousand Billion Poems—a series of 10... More >>

  • American Ink

    published February 18, 2003

    All poets have the consolations pretty well memorized: "the unacknowledged legislators of the World," and "It is difficult to get the news from... More >>

  • Death Fugue

    published February 11, 2003

    Categories are useful for critics, largely because locating a subject seems to provide a kind of order from which relationships can be developed.... More >>

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