RALPH's
Reviews,
Articles,
Poetry, and
Readings:
1994 - 2003


Those books marked with a [B]
can be found in "Brief Reviews."

Those marked with a [N]
can be found in "New Releases."

Those marked with a [G]
can be found under "Great Reviews of the Past."

*Indicates a book that the editors
found to be of especial merit.


Issue #1
www.ralphmag.org/archive4.html
Winter, 1994 - 1995

Ambivalent Zen
Lawrence Shainberg
[Reading]
Zen & Work

The Warriors of Pacifism[B]
Caroline Moorehead
Adler & Adler
Pacificism and War

Raising Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Pigeons, and Guineas[B]
Cynthia Haynes
Tab Books
Farm Technology

Harmony by Hand:[B]
Art of the Southwest Indians
Patrick Houlihan, Jerold L. Collings, Sarah Nestor, and Jonathan Batkin
Chronicle
Arts and Crafts of the Southwest

Image and Word:[B]
The Interaction of Twentieth-Century Photographs and Texts
Jefferson Hunter
Harvard
Photographic Arts

How to Repair Food[B]
Marina and John Bea
Ten Speed Press
Culinary Arts

It's a Long Road to Comondú:[B]
Mexican Adventures Since 1928*
Everett Gee Jackson
Texas A & M Press
Memories of Mexico --- 1930s & 40s

Guide to the Yucatan Peninsula[B]
Chicki Mallan
Moon Publications
Mexican Travel

The Underground Atlas:[B]
A Gazetteer of the World's Cave Regions
John Middleton and Tony Waltham
St Martin's Press
Spelunking

Intuitive Psychotherapy:[B]
The Role of Creative Therapeutic Intervention
William N. Confer
Human Sciences Press
Psychotherapy

In Flanders Fields: The 1917 Campaign
Leon Wolff
[Reading]
WWI

If I Knew the Way,
I Would Take You Home
Elizabeth Gips
[Reading]
Autobiography

Sing Ho! to the New Keyboard
C. K. Rywalt
[Poem]
American Poetry

litany
Carolyn Creedon
[Poem]
American Love Poetry

The Florida Keys:[B]
From Key Largo to Key West
Joy Williams
Random House
Travel in the Florida Keys

Horn of the Moon Cookbook:[B]
Recipes from Vermont's Renowned Vegetarian Restaurant
Ginny Callan
Harper & Row
Cookery

The Psychology of Spiritual Growth[B]
Mary E. Carreiro
Bergin & Garvey
Spirituality

Permanent New Yorkers:[B]
A Biographical Guide to the Cemeteries of New York
Judi Culbertson, Tom Randall
Chelsea Green
New York Necrology

Posters of the WPA[B]
Chris DeNoon
University of Washington
Poster Art

Ich Kuss Die Hand:[B]
The Letters of H. L. Mencken to Gretchen Hood
Peter W. Dowell, Editor
University of Alabama Press
Mencken's Letters

The Definitive Original Four-Act Version of The Importance of Being Earnest[B]
Ruth Berggren, Editor
Vanguard
English Drama

The Kundalini Experience[B]
Lee Sannella
Integral
Mysticism

The Ultimate Game:[B] The Rise and Fall of Bhagwan Shree Rashneesh
Kate Strelley
Harper & Row
Eastern Religion

Fielding's African Safaris[B]
Jane and Leah Taylor
Morrow
African Travel

Tales of Texas and Beyond[B]
Charles A. Watson
Cedar Elm Publishing
Autobiography

Eating Time
Maha Ghosananda
[Reading]
Indian Mysticism

The Book of the Grotesque
Sherwood Anderson
[Reading]
Modern American Literature


Issue #2
www.ralphmag.org/archive3.html
Spring, 1995

One Kid, One Only Kid
Henry Roth
[Reading]
American Jewish Lore

The Dilemma of Reform in the Soviet Union
Timothy Holton
Council on Foreign Relations
Soviet Union History

S. J. Perelman: A Life
Dorothy Hermann
Putnam
Biography

Anarchist Organization: The History of the FAI
Juan Gomez Casas
Black Rose

History of Anarchism
The Haunted House in Pioneer Square
The Variety Club
[Article]
Halloween

The Field Guide to North American Males
Marjorie Ingall
Henry Holt
Sociology

Rats, Lice, and History
Hans Zinsser
[Reading]
Insectology

A History of Reading
Alberto Manguel
Viking
Library Science

Letter from Mexico
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexican Lore

The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter
Riyuku
[Poem]
Ancient Chinese Poetry

Vietnam at War
Lt. Gen. Phillip B. Davidson
Presidio
A Military View of Vietnam

Chicago '68
David Farber
University of Chicago Press
A View of the '68 Riots

Wind & Sand
Lyanne Wescott
Eastern Acorn Press
Aviation History


Issue #3
www.ralphmag.org/archive2.html
Summer, 1995

All Talk Radio
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Memories of Mexico

A Piece of Meat on a Yellow Tray
Lawrence Shainberg
[Reading]
Medicine

Eurasian White Pelicans:[B]
From the Audubon Society Book of Water Birds
Les Line, Kimball L. Garrett, Kenn Kaufman
Harry Abrams
Natural History

The Walls Came Tumbling Down[B]
Steve Martin, Sheldon Ekland-Olson
Texas Monthly Press
Penology

Winning and Losing in the Love Market[B]
Charles M. Whipple, Jr
Brunswick Publishing
Erotology

The Unknown Iacocca[B]
Peter Wyden
Morrow
Biography

The Troubled People Book[B]
Paul G. Quinnett
Continuum Publishing
Psychology

The Care of Strangers:[B]
The Rise of America's Hospital System
Charles E. Rosenberg
Basic Books
History of Hospitals

Capitalism & Arithmetic:[B]
The New Math of the 15th Century
Frank J. Swetz
Open Court
Early History of Mathematics

Traffic Court:[B]
How to Win
James Glass
Allenby Press
Legal Advice

A Latterday Confucian:[B]
Reminiscences of William Hung
Susan Chan Egan
Harvard University Press
Chinese-American Biography

Geography Isn't Destiny
Jon Gallant
[Article]
Scandinavian Geography

The Sweet Taste of Asophædita
W. L. Warren
[Article]
Youth in Florida in the 1940s

Why Anti-matter Matters
Douglas Cruickshank
[Article]
Biography of Alfred Jarry

Terra Incognita
D. H. Lawrence
[Poem]
Modern English Poetry

The Color of Truth
The Mahabarata
[Reading]
Indian Philosophy

Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism
Mark Twain
[Reading]
Onanism

A Whole New Life
Reynolds Price
Norton
Disability

Song to Onan's Complaining Hand
Manuel del Cabral
[Poem]
Modern Latin American Poetry

The Space Merchants --- II
Frederick Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth
[Reading]
Science-Fiction

The Wit & Wisdom of Mark Twain
Alex Ayres, Editor
Harper & Row
American Literature

The Song of the Wandering Ængus
W. B. Yeats
[Poem]
Modern English Poetry


Issue #4
www.ralphmag.org/archive1.html
Fall, 1995

Beautiful Summer in New Jersey
B. W. McClellan
[Article]
Child Abuse

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jean-Dominique Bauby
Knopf
Disability

You Must Remember This[B]
Joyce Carol Oates
Dutton
Modern American Fiction

American Talk:[B]
The Words and Ways of American Dialects*
Robert Hendrickson
Viking
Linguistics

Penguins[B]
John Sparks, Tony Soper
Facts on File
Natural History

Harlem Renaissance:[B]
Art of Black America
Edited by Charles Miers
Abrams
20th Century Black Art

Titanic:[B]
The Life and Death of a Legend
Michael Davie
Knopf
History

The Gnostic Scriptures[B]
Translated by Bently Layton
Doubleday
Gnostic Religion

The Buddha of Boystown
Ignacio Schwartz
[Reading]
Religion

Powdering Hare-Lips
Lawrence Durrell
[Reading]
Modern English Literature

Fatty
Wanda Felix
[Article]
Hollywood History

The Great Land Giveaway
R. R. Doister
[Reading]
American Zoning and Land Use

Gringolandia
J. Gallant & L. Milam
[Reading]
Mexico

The Ladies of the School
A. W. Allworthy
[Poem]
Modern American Poetry

Love in the Canals of Venice
Luis Sepúlveda
[Reading]
Modern Spanish-American Literature

The Old Man Who Read Love Stories*
Luis Sepúlveda
Harvest
Modern Spanish-American Literature

Saint Peter Got Smashed
A. T. Kendall
[Poem]
Modern English Poetry

Proslavery: A History of the Defense of Slavery in America
Larry E. Tise
University of Georgia
Early American History


Issue #5
www.ralphmag.org/indexA.html
Winter, 1995 - 1996

Self-Experimentation in Medicine
Lawrence K. Altman
Random House
History of Medicine

Untamed Alaska[B]
Elizabeth Brown, Carolyn Clark, Editors
Thomasson-Grant
Natural History of Alaska

The Complete Guide to Safe Sex[B]
Ted Mcllvenna
The PreVenT Group
Public Health and AIDS

Pesticide Alert:[B] A Guide to Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables
Lawrie Mott, Karen Snyder
Sierra Club
Public Health and Pesticides

Confessions of a PR Man[B]
Robert J. Wood
NAL
Career Opportunities in Public Relations

Portraits of Earth[B]
Freeman Patterson
Sierra Club Books
Photography, Natural History

Russian Art at Hillwood[B]
Katrina V. H. Taylor
University of Washington
Art Collections

The Cup of Forgetfulness
Ignacio Schwartz
[Reading]
Fiction

Banzo!
Blaise Cendrars
[Reading]
History of Brazil and Slavery

A Portrait of Lost Tibet
Rosemary Jones Tung
Snow Lion
History of Tibet

Sweet Dumb Doggie
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Natural History of Dogs

Ellis Island: A Pictorial History
Barbara Benton
Facts on File
History of American Immigration

Fly Love Poem
Leslie Seamans
[Poem]
Modern American Poetry

January 1940
Roy Fuller
[Poem]
Modern English Poetry

The Partial Vapor Pressure of Khometz
Dr. Phage
[Article]
History, Folklore

The Whisky Priest
Graham Greene
[Reading]
Fiction

Cousin Hans
L. W. Milam
[Reading]
Memoir

Hugh, Madeline, Paul
Michael Ingall
[Readings]
Psychotherapy --- Case Histories

Crabs
Judson Jerome
[Poem]
Modern American Poetry

The
Lamed-Vovnik
Andre Schwarz-Bart
[Reading]
Jewish History

The Meaning of Life
The Mahabarata
[Reading]
Poetry of Ancient India

Lifestyles of the Blind and Paralyzed
Mark O'Brien
[Poem]
Poetry, Disabled


Issue #6
www.ralphmag.org/indexB.html
Spring, 1996

Beautiful Summer at Camp Alton
Michael Ingall
[Article]
Memoir

Bitterness
Virgil Suarez
[Reading]
Memoir

Deep in the Land of Ultimate Projection
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
History of Baja California

Arizona Traveller's Handbook[B]
Bill Weir
MoonTravel

The Stranger[B]*
Albert Camus
Knopf
Modern French Fiction

Full of Life[B]*
John Fante
Black Sparrow
Modern American Fiction

De-Architecture[B]*
James Wines
Rizzoli
Criticism of Architecture, Culture

Conversations with Anorexics[B]
Hilde Bruch
Basic
Psychology

Eulogy on the Death of Dickie Dickinson
G. J. Fogerty
[Poem]
Poetry of Obesity

In Flanders Fields*
Leon Wolff
Time-Life
History of WWI

The Hindoo Fly
J. R. Ackerley
[Reading]
Culture Study of India

Hurricanes, Slaves, and Gold
David E. Fisher
[Reading]
History of Colonialism, Slavery

The Battle At Little Bull Run
T. F. Bierly
[Poem]
Psychological Poetry

Middle East on a Shoestring
Anon
Lonely Planet
Travel in the Middle East

The Concerts of Hofmann and Kubelik
Osip Mandelstam
[Reading]
Memoirs of Pre-Revolutionary Russia

Rhinos:[B] Endangered Species
Malcolm Penny
Facts on File
Natural History

Spiegel:[B] The Man Behind the Pictures*
Andrew Sinclair
Little, Brown
Popular Culture and Biography

The Rituals of Anorexia Nervosa
Mara Selvini Palazzoli
[Reading]
Psychology of Anorexia

Don't Tread on Me:
The Selected Letters of S. J. Perelman
Prudence Crowther, Editor
Viking
Arts and Letters

I Never Told Anybody:[N]
Teaching Poetry Writing to Old People
Kenneth Koch
Teachers & Writers
Education of Geezers

Two Guys Four Corners[N]
Don Imus & Fred Imus
Villard
Commentary, Juvenalia

All-New Hints from Heloise:[N]
A Household Guide for the '90s
Anon
Perigee
Household Hints

Food Festivals of Northern California:[N]
Traveller's Guide and Cookbook
Bob Carter
Falcon
Travel & Food Guide

Glenn Gould:[N] The Ecstasy and Tragedy of Genius
Peter F. Ostwald
Norton
Musical Biography

Memoirs of My Nervous Illness*
Daniel Paul Schreber
Harvard
Psychological Autobiography, Lunacy

The Stars®Us
Peter Dodge
[Poem]
Love Poetry

Spared Angola: Memories from a Cuban-American Childhood*
Virgil Suárez
Arte Público
Memoirs

The Odor of Death
Abraham Verghese
[Reading]
Medical

The Vivisection Mambo
P. J. Weise
[Poem]
Poetry of Love


Issue #7
www.ralphmag.org/indexC.html
Summer, 1996

Mexico in 22 Days[B]
Steve Rogers, Tina Rosa
John Muir
Travel

A New History of Early English Drama[B]
John D. Cox and David Kasten, Editors
Columbia
Dramatic History

Vim & Vinegar[B]
Melodie Moore
Harper
Strange Uses for Vinegar

Touched by Fire: A Photographic Picture of the Civil War
William C. Davis, Editor
Little, Brown
Civil War History in Photographs

The Key to Understanding Business Cycles
Michael Zahorchak
Tide Press
Finance and Climate

Credo
Aquiles Nazoa
[Poem]
Modern Latin American Poetry

Song of the Forget-Me-Not
Cynthia Weiss
[Poem]
Disability Poetry

Dear Senator Helms:
Carlos Amantea
[Letter]
Poverty and the Rich

Mother Tongue: English & How It Got That Way*
Bill Bryson
[Reading]
Linguistics

To Orgasm or Not To Orgasm
R. R. Doister
[Letter]
Disability and Sex

San Diego: A Pictorial History
Raymond G. Starr
Donning
History of San Diego


Issue #8
www.ralphmag.org/indexD.html
Fall, 1996

The Bath
Robert and Michèle Root-Bernstein
[Reading]
Medical Properties of Mineral Baths

Kicking Doors
Richard Wright
[Reading]
Anger in the Black Community 1920s

Paris Painters
Everett Gee Jackson
[Reading]
Artists in Mexico

Sometimes I Feel Like
Stephen Hawking Must Feel
After A Bad Night
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Disability and CPB

Giggling on Granny Wallon's Herb Wines
Laurie Lee
[Reading]
Growing up in Rural England, 1900

Die Liedersinger
Michael Ingall
[Article]
Psychological Case History

Honey, Mud, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels*
Robert and Michèle Root-Bernstein
Houghton Mifflin
Ancient Medical Cures

A Love Poem for Wally Miller Who, in a Fit of Despair, Drove His Electric Wheelchair into the Family Swimming-pool
L. Lark
[Poem]
Poetry of Disability

Pulling at Broken Strings
Laurie Lee
[Reading]
Memories of 1900s England Countryside

Nixon: A Psychobiography
Vamik D. Volkan, Norman Itzkowitz, and Andrew W. Dod
Columbia
Pschylogy of Richard Nixon

Memoirs of the Eenie-Weenies
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Memories of the 60s

The Reader[N]
Bernhard Schlink
Pantheon
Fiction

Before the Beginning:[N] Our Universe and Others
Martin Rees
Addison-Wesley
History of the Universe

Spies, Black Ties, & Mango Pies:[N] Stories and Recipes from CIA Families All Over the World
The Family Advisory Board of the CIA
Community Communications
Eating Habits Within the CIA Community

Birds of San Diego[N]
Chris Fisher and Herbert Clarke
Lone Pine
Bird-Spotting

Professional Writers in America's Golden Age of Print[N]
Ronald Weber
Ohio
History of Journalism --- 19th Century

Extraordinary People with Disabilities[N]
Deborah Kent and Kathryn A. Quinlan
Children's Press
Disability Heroes

Song to Supp-Hose
Ignacio Schwartz
[Poem]
Love Poem

Traveling Alone
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Memories of Being Alone on the Road

The Undertaking
Thomas Lynch
Norton
Stories from the funeral biz

Thursday's Universe: A Report from the Frontier on the Origin, Nature, and Destiny of the Universe
Marcia Bartusiak
Times
Some thoughts on the universe

1997


Issue #9
www.ralphmag.org/indexE.html
Winter, 1996 - 1997

Avalanche
Stephen Ajay
[Poem]
Poetry, Love and Drugs

The Poet Exposed[B]
Christopher Felver
Alfred van der Marck
Photographs of 100 Poets

VN:[B] The Life and Art of Vladimir Nabokov
Andrew Field
Crown
Biography

The Comfortable House:[B] North American Suburban Architecture --- 1890 -1930
Alan Gowans MIT
History of American Architecture

The Three Languages[B]
Jakob & Wilhelm Grimm Creative Education
History --- Children's Literature

Replay[B]
Ken Grimwood
Arbor House
Science Fiction

Uno, Dos, Cuatro:[B] A Guide to the Numbers Stations
"Havana Moon"
Tiare Publications
Discussion of strange radio programs

Robert Browning
Oliver St. J. Gogarty
[Reading]
Browning's Black Blood

Mrs. Caliban*
Rachel Ingalls
Harvard Common
Fantasy/Fiction

Death Is Sitting at the Foot of My Bed
Oscar Hahn
[Poem]
Contemporary Latino Poetry

Seeking God's Wisdom About Christian Homosexuality
Robert W. Alexander
Robert W. Alexander Publishing
Christianity and Homosexuality

Dirty Artists & The Clean Rich
Joyce Cary
[Reading]
Art and Commerce

Vignettes of a Tragic Century
George F. Kennan
[Reading]
Memoirs

Helen Levitt: Mexico City
James Oles, Editor
DoubleTake/Norton
Photographic Essay --- Mexico City of the 30s and 40s

The Mess of Love
D. H. Lawrence
[Poem]
Pre-WWII English Poetry

Moon Dog Song
Angel Pérez
[Poem]
Latino Poetry

The Red Car of Passion
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Disability and Travel

Subway
Bruce Davidson
Aperture
Subways in New York City

Indians in Their Birthday Suits
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
The Sanctification of Father Junipero Serra

The Tijuana Titanic
Ignacio Schwartz
[Article]
Baja and the Building of the Titanic

I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee
Howard Nemerov
[Poem]
Contemporary American Poetry


Issue #10
www.ralphmag.org/indexF.html
Spring, 1997

Hard Times --- Cotton Mill Girls[B] Personal Histories of Womanhood and Poverty in the South
Victoria Byerly
Cornell
Narrative History --- Life in the Mills

A House of Children[B]
Joyce Cary
New Directions
Fiction

Pizza Tiger[B]
Tom Monaghan
Random House
Autobiography

Gimp:[B] Gutsy Imperfect Maximizing Potential
Al Mann
Al Mann Associates
Disability

Guerrilla Minstrels:[B] John Lennon, Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie, and Bob Dylan
Wayne Hampton
University of Tennessee
Biographies

Salvador Dalí:[B] A Biography
Meryle Secrest
E.F.Dutton
Biography

Selected Works of the Dalai Lama III[B]
Glenn H. Mullin, Editor
Snow Lion
Essays and Talks

The Forgotten Peninsula:[B] A Naturalist in Baja California
Joseph Wood Krutch
University of Arizona
Classical Description of Baja

Of Prisons and Ideas[B]
Milovan Djilas
Harcourt Brace
Essays on Prison and Ideas

The Arts of Zaire:[B] Volume II: Eastern Zaire
Daniel Biebuyck
University of California
Anthropology

The Hind Leg of an Elephant
Raymond Chandler
[Reading]
Detective

Cradle of Valor: The lntimate Letters of a Plebe at West Point between the Two World Wars
Dale O. Smith
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
West Point

A Cricket in the Telephone at Sunset
Ignacio Schwartz
[Poem]
Contemporary Juvenile Poetry

Loos
Edna J. Lacey
[Poem]
WWI Protest Poetry

$56,072,147.08
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
American Capitalism at Work

Life in Lesu
Hortense Powdermaker
W. W. Norton
H. L. Mencken Review

A Brief History of Mexico
J. Gallant & L. Milam
[Reading]
Contemporary Mexican History

What the Cults Believe
Irving Robertson
The Moody Bible Institute
Cults

Wasted:[N] A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
Marya Hornbacher
Harper
Memoirs

For the Love of God[N]
Benjamin Shield, Richard Carlson, Editors
New World
Essays on Divinity

The Vintage[N]
Lloyd Pedersen
Joyce & Co.
Fiction

The Big Book of Gardening Secrets[N]
Charles W. G. Smith
Storey
Gardening

The Fearless Drummer
Richard Sterling
Traveler's Tales
Where to Eat Abroad

Mosquitoes, Malaria, and the Panama Canal
David McCullough
[Reading]
Entomology

Memoirs of the Eenie- Weenies
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Memories of the 60s

The Slave Trade
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Slavery

Did You See? She Had Flowers up Her Nose
Emma St. James
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry


Issue #11
www.ralphmag.org/indexG.html
Summer, 1997

Some Thoughts on Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Ignacio Schwartz
[Article]
Blavatsky and Travel Writing

The Raven[B]
Edgar Allen Poe
Northeastern University
19th Century American Poetry

The Consuming Myth:[B] The Work of James Merrill
Stephen Yenser
Harvard
Study of James Merrill

Our Share of Time[B]
Ives Navarre
Dalkey Archive
Gay French Fiction

The Ploughshares Poetry Reader[B]
Joyce Peseroff
Ploughshares
Anthology

Lorentz on Film:[B] Movies 1927 - 1944
Pare Lorentz
University of Oklahoma
Early Film Criticism

The Case for Animal Experimentation:[B] An Evolutionary and Ethical Perspective
Michael Allen Fox
University of California
Study of Experimentation on Animals

The Universal Machine:[B] Confessions of a Technological Optimist
Pamela McCorduck
Harcourt-Brace
Study of Computers

Masterpiece[B]
Thomas Hoving
Simon & Schuster
Fiction

The Prodigy:[B] A Biography of William James Sidis, America's Greatest Child Prodigy
Amy Wallace
Dutton
Biography

Breaking the Impasse in the War on Drugs[B]
Steven Wisotsky
Greenwood
Drug Policy in the U.S.

Intervention in the Caribbean: The Dominican Crisis of 1965.
Gen. Bruce Palmer, Jr.
University of Kentucky
History

The Return of Der Führer
J. W. Torg
[Poem]
Contemporary American Poetry

Jesus Under Water
Al Hefid
[Poem]
Contemporary American Poetry

Depression
Kate Millet
[Reading]
Mental Health

Love & the Flowers
Jeremy D. Colon
[Poem]
WWII Poetry

A Brief History of Mexico
J. Gallant & L. Milam
[Reading]
Mexican History

A Field Guide to the Invisible[N]
Wayne Biddle
Henry Holt
Invisible Pests and Plagues

The Castle:[N] A New Translation by Mark Harman
Franz Kafka
Schocken
Fiction

Meditations on the Cross[N]
Dietrich Bonhöffer
Westminster
The Christian Imperative

Suggested Photo Spots*
Melinda Stone and Igor Vamos
Boise State/Hemingway Western Studies
Terrible Places to Visit

Alexander A Potebnja's Psycholinguistic Theory of Literature: A Metacritical Inquiry
John Fizer
Harvard
Morphology

Plain Tales from the Raj*
Charles Allen, Editor
Holt, Rinehart
The British in India

Theodore Roosevelt: An Intimate Biography
William Roscoe Thayer
Constable & Co.
Review by Virginia Woolf

The Flies
Javier Heraud
[Poem]
Latin American Poetry

Tootie-Fruit ME & Ass-Grasp LA
Brook Morris, Jr.
[Poem]
Contemporary American Poetry

Woodrow Wilson: The Blind Teacher
Barbara W. Tuchman
[Reading]
Origins of WWI

A Story A Wonderful Story
Charles Krafft
[Reading]
Arturo Toscanini and the Old Shepherd


Issue #12
www.ralphmag.org/indexH.html
Fall, 1997

The New World in 1787
Catherine Drinker Bowen
[Reading]
The New World

My First Son
Ben Jonson
[Poem]
Late Renaissance Poetry

Girl's Song
Anonymous
[Poem]
Poetry of the Caroline Islands

A Memory
Yi Chongbo
[Poem]
Poetry of Korea

Chaplin:[B]
His Life and Art
David Robinson
McGraw-Hill
Biography

Classics Revisited[B]*
Kenneth Rexroth
New Directions
Essays on Literature

The Eternal Legacy:[B]
An Introduction to the Canonical Literature of Buddhism
Maha Sthavira Sangharakshita
Tharpa
Buddhism

Kane[B]
Robert Peters
Unicorn
Poetry on the Arctic

In The Orchard[B]
Charles W. Pratt
Tidal
Contemporary Poetry

Reaching Up, Reaching Out for What You Want
Leland Pulley
Stewardship
How-to-do-it

One Hundred Years
of British Electric
Tramways[B]
E. Jackson-Stevens
David & Charles
Public Transit

First Light:[B] Sojourns with People of the Outer Hebrides, the Sierra Madre, the Himalayas, and Other Remote Places
Ethan Hubbard
Chelsea Green
Travel

A Chair for Elija[B]
Menke Katz
The Smith
Poetry

A Collection of Classic Southern Humor, II

George W. Koon, Editor
Peachtree
Anthology

End of Empire[B]*
Brian Lapping
St. Martins
Late English Colonialism

Sound-Shadows of the New World[B]
Ved Mehta
Norton
Memoirs

The Golden Donors:[B] A New Anatomy of the Great Foundations*
Waldemar Nielsen
Dutton
Description of Modern Foundations

An Illustrated Price Guide To Non-Paper Sports Collectibles[B]
Ted Hake and Roger
Steckler
Hake's Press
Non-Paper Sports Collectibles

Blaise Cendrars and Donkeys
Ignacio Schwartz
[Reading]
Donkeys

Warts and Other Poems
Marlene Joyce Pearson
[Poems]
Contemporary Feminist Poetry

Kiss My Left Foot
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Disability and Sexuality

The Year they Tried to Block The Deputy
Warren Hinckle
[Reading]
Radical Organizing

The Library in America: A Celebration in Words and Pictures
Paul Dickson
Facts on File
The Lusts of R. R. Bowke

The Day Friedrich Nietzsche Went Crazy
Ignacio Schwartz
[Article]
Thoughts on Malraux and Nietzsche

¡Cámara!: Ciudad de México
Lorenzo Hagerman, Editor
Getty Conservation
Photographic Experiments

Lip Service[N]
M. J. Rose
Lady Chatterley's Library
Sensual Fiction

Reflections[N]
Carol E Parrish-Harra
Sparrow Hawk
Buddhism

A Fine Day for a Middle-Class Marriage[N]*
Marlene Joyce Pearson
Red Hen
Contemporary Feminist Poetry

Writing in Disguise:[N]
Academic Life in Subordination
Terry Caesar
Ohio
Woes of Academia

The Rise and Fall of Gay Culture[N]
Daniel Harris
Hyperion
Gay Culture

The Dying of A Child
Tony Gould
[Reading]
Polio

Sumner Welles: FDR's Global Strategist
Benjamin Welles
St. Martins
Biography

World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time
Katharine Washburn, John S. Major, Editors
Norton
Anthology

A Sonnet to Helen
Pierre de Ronsard
[Poem]
Translation by W. B. Yeats


Issue #13
www.ralphmag.org/indexI.html
Winter, 1997 - 1998

Bordertown
Barry Gifford, David Perry, Photographer
Chronicle
Border between United States and Mexico

Pictures Speaking of Love
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Novel, Latin America

A Gaudy Spree:[B] Literary Hollywood When the West Was Fun
Samuel Marx
Franklin Watts
History of Entertainment Industry

The Insanity File:[B] The Case of Mary Todd Lincoln
Mark E. Neely, Jr. and R. Gerald McMurtry
Southern Illinois University Press
History, Biography

Memories of Mistresses:[B] Reflections of a Life
Luigi Barzini
Collier
Memoirs, Publishing Industry

Poems:
1968 - 1972[B]
Denise Levertov
New Directions
Modern American Poetry

Operas & Plays[B]
Gertrude Stein
Station Hill Press
Anthology

The Green Dusk[B]
Mildren Weston
Owl Creek Press
Modern American Poetry

This Far and No More[B]
Andrew H. Malcolm
Times Books
Biography, ALS

Shifting Gears: [B]
Technology, Literature, Culture in Modernist America
Cecelia Tichi
University of North Carolina Press
Visual aspects of technology

L. A. Lost & Found[B]
Sam Hall Kaplan
Crown
Architectural History, Los Angeles

Tango[B]
Daniel Halpern
Viking Penguin
Modern American Poetry

The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights[B]
Paul Hollister, Jr.
Paperweight Press
Paperweights

Warren Beatty and Desert Eyes:[B]
A Life and a Story
David Thomson
Doubleday
Biography, L A Fiction

Home from Nowhere
James Howard Kunstler
[Reading]
American Cities

The Windsor Style
Suzy Menkes
Salem House
Biography

Genetic Engineering
Peter F. V. Jones
[Poem]
Modern American Poetry

Eating Duck
Jerome K. Jerome
[Reading]
Home Economics, England

The Colonel: The Life and Legend of Robert R. McCormick
Richard Norton Smith
Houghton Mifflin
Biography

A Study of the American Schools
Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair Press
H. L. Mencken review

My Journey from Fear to Faith[N]
Tonya Flynt-Vega
Westminster John Knox
Religious Autobiography

Twitch and Shout:[N]
A Touretter's Tale
Lowell Handler
Dutton
Tourette's Syndrome

The Space between Our Footsteps:[N]
Poems and Paintings from the Middle East
Naomi Shihab Nye
Simon & Schuster
Poetry of the Middle East

Unsinkable:[N]
The Full Story of RMS Titanic
Daniel Allen Butler
Stackpole
Titanic

Not Rabies, Baby, But Baby Scabies
L. W. Milam
[Reading]
Medical History

From the Diary of an Almost-Four-Year-Old
Hanan Mikha'il 'Ashrawi
[Poem]
Mid-Eastern Poetry



Issue #14
www.ralphmag.org/indexJ.html
Spring, 1998

Calamus Lovers:[B]
Walt Whitman's Working Class Camerados
Charley Shively, Editor
Gay Sunshine
Literary Biography

Asia Through the Back Door[B]
Rick Steves and John Gottberg
Muir Publications
Travel

Nobody Wants a Nuclear War[B]
Judith Vigna
Concept Books
Children's
My Father, My Son[B]
Elmo Zumwalt Jr. and Elmo Zumwalt III
Macmillan
Vietnam --- Personal Memoirs

How to Beat Burnout:[B]
Help for Men and Women
Frank Minirth, et al.
Moody
Psychotherapy and Religion

The Brooklyn Branding Parlors[B]
James Purdy
Contact II
Poetry

Government Loans:[B]
The Road to Real Estate Wealth
Wayne Phillips
Simon & Schuster
How to access government monies

A Continuing Education[B]
Samuel F. Pickering, Jr.
University Press of New England
Memoirs

Death, Intermediate State, and Rebirth in Tibetan Buddhism[B]
Lati Rinbochay and Jeffrey Hopkins
Snow Lion
Religion -- Buddhism

A Preview of the Dream[B]
Zack Rogow
Gull
Poetry

Breaking the Impasse in the War on Drugs
Steven Wisotsky
Greenwood Press
Drug Policy and Problems

The Golden Age
Philip Collins
Chronicle

Antique Radios
Radio Manufacturers of the 1920s
Alan Douglas
Vestal
Antique Radios

A Scientific Man and the Bible
Howard A Kelly
The Sunday School Times Co.
H. L. Mencken review

From the Heart:[N]
The Power of Photography --- A Collector's Choice
Adam D. Weinberg, Editor
Aperture
Photographic Collection

The Hindu Way of Awakening:[N]
An Essential View of Religion
Swami Kriyananda
Crystal Clarity
Hinduism

How to Think Like a Millionaire[N]
Mark Fisher and Marc Allen
New World Library
How-to-do-it

The Way It Is[N]
William Stafford
Graywolf
Poetry

The World's Most Dangerous Places[N]
Robert Young Pelton
Fielding
Travel

The Bliss of Inner Fire:[N]
Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa
Lama Thubten Yeshe
Wisdom
Tibetan Buddhism

The Case of Pia
Mara Selva Palazzoli
[Reading]
Anorexia

Dialectics of Absurdity: Predialectic Libertarianism and Nihilism
Morris Sapp Program in Literature and Cultural Studies
[Reading]
Libertarianism and Nihilism

Swallowing the Rototiller
Douglas Cruickshank
[Reading]
Memoir

Whigs 'n' Prigs
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Memoirs of reading

Thoreau the Buddhist
Rick Fields
[Reading]
Transcendentalism

The Wheels of Change
Jerome K. Jerome
[Reading]
Humor


Issue #15
www.ralphmag.org/indexK.html
Summer, 1998

The Box Fan
Gary Soto
[Poem]
Modern American Poetry

A World of Watchers:[B]
An Informal History of the American Passion for Birds
Joseph Kastner
Sierra Club
Birdwatching

Be My Guest[B]
Conrad Hilton
Prentice Hall
Autobiography

Discovering the Secrets of Happiness:[B]
My Intimate Story
Ken Keyes, Jr
LoveLine
Memoir, Psychology

The City of Joy[B]
Dominique Lapierre
Warner
Fiction

Intercity Bus Lines of the Southwest[B]
Jack Rhodes
Texas A & M
Transportation studies

The Artistry of the English Watch[B]
Cedric Jagger
Charles E. Tuttle
Antique watches

On Vital Reserves[B]
William James
Christian Classics
Essays

Bitter Wounds[B]
Robert W. Whalen
Cornell
Post WWI Disabled Veterans

The Butter Battle Book[B]
Dr. Seuss
Random
Childrens

The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton[B]
Michael Mott
Houghton Mifflin
Biography

Growing Up[B]*
Russell Baker
NAL
Autobiography

All That Spring[B]
Samuel Beckett
Hull
Drama

The Worst Journey in the World*
Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Penguin
Travel --- Antarctic

Through the Danakil Desert
L. M. Nesbitt
[Reading]
Travel --- Africa

Fighting With Rotifers, or A Journey to Sciatica
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Science Fiction and Computers

Bob Poole and Poole's Paradise
L. W. Milam
[Article]
American Radio 1946

A Guide to Raising Beef Cattle[N]
Heather Smith Thomas
Storey
Murder Mystery

The Gospel According to the Son[N]
Norman Mailer
Random House
Fiction

Dachau, April 1945[N]: The Rainbow Liberation Memoirs
Sam Dann, Editor

Texas Tech
Memoirs and Official Documents
Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Verso
Memoirs

The Case of Lisa
Mara Selva Palazzoli
[Reading]
Anorexia

Smells
Michael Ingall
[Article]
Memoirs


Issue #16
www.ralphmag.org/indexL.html
Early Fall, 1998

"How Are You?" They Ask New Widow, Hoping She Won't Tell[B]
Janet Carncross Chandler
Pony Express
Poetry of Mourning

Moving Windows:[B] Evaluating the Poetry Children Write
Jack Collom
Teachers & Writers
Poetry for Students

The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens[B]
John H. Dryfhout
University Press of New England
Biography

Government Assistance Almanac:[B] The Guide to All Federal Programs Available to the American Public
J. Robert Dumouchel
Foggy Bottom
How-to-do-it

Healing Through Stress-Management:[B] A Mind Over Matter Approach from a Biblical Point of View
Darrell Franken
Wellness Publications
Self-help

Drawknife[B]
Doc Dachtler
Konocti Books
Poetry

The World Was Flooded with Light:[B] A Mystical Experience Remembered
Genevieve W. Foster
University of Pittsburgh Press
Memoirs --- Carl Jung

The Fortune Sellers:
The Big Business of Buying and Selling Predictions
William A. Sherden
Wiley
Theory and practice of predicting financial markets

Confessions of a Former I Hope Super Crip
Hugh Gregory Gallagher
[Reading]
Disability

Hitler's First Photograph
Wislawa Szymborska
[Poem]
Contemporary Polish Poetry

Returning Home
Samuel Johnson
[Reading]
18th Century Memoir

A Letter on Zen, and War, and Accountability
Kigen
[Article]
War and Buddhism

Man Ray[N]
Jed Perl
Aperture
Photographic Biography

The Clouds Should Know Me By Now:[N] Buddhist Poet Monks of China
Red Pine and Mike O'Connor, Editors
Wisdom
Traditional Poetry

Main Street Blues:[N] The Decline of Small-Town America
Richard O. Davies
Ohio State
Contemporary History

I Am That
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
[Interview]
Contemporary Religion --- Eastern

Never to Return:
A Modern Quest for Eternal Truth
Sharon Janis
Blue Dove
Autobiography

The Starr Report
Kenneth W. Starr
A Harlequin Romance
Love Story

21 Recettes Pratiques de Mort Violente
J. Bruller
Self-published --- Paris
Review by H. L. Mencken

The Uses of Rubber Bands, or "Var or Min Paraply"
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Travel, Sweden

The Worst Journey in the World
Apsley Cherry-Garrard
[Reading]
Antarctic Travel


Issue #17
www.ralphmag.org/indexM.html
Mid-Fall, 1998

Sleeping Where I Fall[B]
Peter Coyote
Counterpoint
Memoriam

Rhythm Vision:[B] A Guide to Visual Awareness
Dennis Roth
Intaglio Press
Visual Exotics

The House at Otowi Bridge:[B] The Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos
Peggy Pond Church
University of New Mexico Press
Biography

Shango[B]
James Roberto Curtis
Arte Publico Press
Fiction

Women in the Wild[B]
Lucy McCauley, Editor
Travelers' Tales
Women's Travel

The Elements of Crime
Boris Brasol
Oxford
Review by H. L. Mencken

Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime
Michael E. Hoffman, Editor
Aperture
Photographic Biography

Nehru, Gandhi, and Elephants
Andre Malraux
[Reading]
Biography

Mars:
Discovering the Secrets of the Red Planet
Paul Raeburn
National Geographic Society
Astronomy

Performing without a Stage:[N] The Art of Literary Translation
Robert Wechsler
Catbird Press
Literary Translations

Landscapes of Wonder[N]
Bhikkhu Nayanasobhano
Wisdom
Buddhism and old age

A Far Rockaway of the Heart[N]
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
New Directions
Poetry

The Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship[N]
Charles Bukowski
Black Sparrow
Essays

Violet Pearls at the Hippodrome
Jean-Paul Sartre
[Reading]
Growing up in Paris

Letter from Uppland
Dr. Phage
[Reading]
The Swedish bus system

Me viene, Hay dias
Cesar Vallejo
[Poem]
Contemporary Latino Poetry


Issue #18
www.ralphmag.org/indexN.html
Late Fall, 1998

Cinema, Drama, Schema:[B]
Eastern Metaphysics in Western Art
Hector Currie
Philosophical Library
Numerology and Optics

Hot Spot[B]
Richard Preston
Anchor Books
Ebola Virus

Pillars of Gold and Silver[B]
Beatriz de la Garza
Pinata
Mexicana Fiction

T'ai Chi Chu'an Wu Style:[B]
Body and Mind in Harmony:
The Integration of Meaning and Method
Sophia Delza
SUNY Press
T'ai Chi

The Village Poet[B]
Leon Pierre De Quincy
International
Poetry

The Tree Calendar[B]
David Eberhardt
Dolphin Moon
Poetry

PTV Poetry Television[B]
Jim Elgin
Cold Drill
Poetry

Reporting from Corinth[B]
Alice Friman
Barnwood
Poetry

Lady Chatterley's Lover
D. H. Lawrence
First Penguin Books Edition
Fiction

Let Us Then You and I Go Now
And Return to the Vale of Tears
O. R. Risley
[Poem]
Modern American Poetry

Statement Before the Government's Committee
On the Proposed Development
Rudolf Hoess
[Reading]
Proposal for construction of concentration camp

Hurricane Fred
Pete Winslow
[Poem]
Modern American Poetry

The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume V:
Athens, 478 - 401 B. C.
J. B. Bury, S. A. Cooks, and F. E. Adcock, Editors
Cambridge
Review by H. L. Mencken

Journeys in Microspace:
The Art of the Scanning Electron Microscope
Dee Breger
Columbia
Science

Wings in the Snow[N]
Jim Oliver
Alyson
Gay Fiction

Return of the Brute[N]
Liam O'Flaherty
Roberts Rinehart --- IABC
WWI

Can a Good Christian Be a Good Lawyer:[N]
Homilies, Witnesses, and Reflections
Thomas E. Baker and Timothy W. Floyd, Editors
Notre Dame
Essays on Law

Honey, Mud, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels[N]*
Robert and Michèle Root-Bernstein
Mariner
Medicine and Traditional Cures

Westward Ha!*
S. J. Perelman
Burford
Humor
Eastward Ha!
S. J. Perelman
Burford
Humor

The Jewel Lies in the Forehead of the Toad
L. W. Milam
[Article]
The Sun Magazine

Where Salmon Come to Die:
An Autumn on Alaska's Raincoast
Leon Kolankiewicz
Pruett
Alaska Journal

Letter from Uppland #2
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Swedish Politics


Issue #19
www.ralphmag.org/indexO.html
Early Winter, 1998

Wild Game Cookery:[B] The Hunter's Home Companion
Carol V. Wary
Countryman Press
How-to-do-it

The Mormon Murders:[B] A True Story of Greed, Forgery, Deceit, and Death*
Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith
Weidenfeld and Nicholson
Religion

I Was Looking for a Street[B]
Charles Willeford
Countryman Press
Autobiography

The Blue Lady's Hands[B]
John Champagne
Lyle Stuart
Fiction

Prairie Sailor[B]
W. MacDonald Ryder
University
Sailing

Roget's International Thesaurus l977 Edition[B]
Robert L. Chapman
Harper & Row
Reference

Frying the Flag
Lawrence Durrell
[Reading]
Pre-WWII Balkans

Letter from Uppland #3
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Swedish Food

The lllness Narratives:
Suffering, Healing, and the Human Condition*
Arthur Kleinman
Basic
Disability and Dying

Betty
Michael Ingall
[Article]
The Psychiatry of a Greek Lady Named Betty

An Abundant Life: The Memoirs of Hugh B. Brown
Hugh Brown
Signature
Biography --- LDS

Hindu Mysticism
S. N. Dasgupta
Open Court
Review by H. L. Mencken

Fetish[N]*
John Yau, Editor
Four Walls Eight Windows
Essays on fetishes

Drug Crazy:[N] How We Got into This Mess and How We Can Get Out
Mike Gray
Random House
U. S. drug policy

Can a Good Christian Be a Good Lawyer:[N] Homilies, Witnesses, and Reflections
Thomas E. Baker and Timothy W. Floyd, Editors
Notre Dame
Essays on the law

Pub Poem
Carolyn Creedon
[Poem]
Modern Poetry

The Ward
Bruce Mitchell
[Reading]
A French Hospital

The Yale Younger Poets Anthology
George Bradley, Editor
Yale
Anthology



Issue #20
www.ralphmag.org/indexP.html
Mid-Winter, 1998 - 1999

From Versailles to Cybernetics
Gregory Bateson
[Reading]
Cybernetics

Birder
Mark Levensky
[Reading]
Bird-watching

Six Wars at a Time
Howard and Audrey Shaff
The Center for Western Studies
Biography of Gutzon Borglum

Savage Grace[B]
Natalie Robins and Steven M. L. Aronson
William Morrow
Memoirs

Another Man's Poison[B]
Charles Fountain
Globe-Pequot
Biography of George Frazier

The Upper Valley[B]: An Illustrated Tour along the Connecticut River before the 20th Century
Jerold Wikoff
Chelsea Green
Natural History

Pictures from the Water Trade[B]: Adventures of a Westerner in Japan
John David Morley
Atlantic Monthly Press
Japanese Culture

Remorse, Loneliness, and Religious Submission
Peter Høeg
[Reading]
Early Danish History

William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury: A Critical Case Book
Andre Bleikasten
Garland Publishing
Critical Studies

The Sell-Out of American Broadcasting
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Deregulation of Broadcasting

Haiku
R. H. Blyth, Editor
Heian International
Japanese Poetry

Ma's Pain
H. F. Reid
[Poem]
Modern American Poetry

Ancient Mexico: The History and Culture of the Maya, Aztecs, and Other Pre-Columbian Peoples
Maria Longhena
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Mexican History

Civilization
H. L. Mencken
Harcourt, Brace
Review of a Book by Clive Bell

Four Immigrants Manga:[N] A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904 - 1924*
Henry Kiyama
Stone Bridge
Japanese Comic Book

The Derrida Reader[N]
Julian Wolfreys, Editor
University of Nebraska
Philosophy

Paths of Life[N]: Seven Scenarios
Alice Miller
Pantheon
Psychology

What Do You Do When Your PCA Steals From You?
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Disability


Issue #21
www.ralphmag.org/indexQ.html
Late Winter, 1999

Presence in the Flesh:
The Body in Medicine*
Katharine Young
Harvard
Modern Medical Practice

Oasis:[B] Under the Spell of South Georgia
Tim and Pauline Carr
Norton
Life in the Antarctic

On a Voiceless Shore[B]
Stephen Minta
Henry Holt
The Last Days of Lord Byron

Let It Come Down[B]
Paul Bowles
Black Sparrow
Fiction, North Africa

Memoirs of a Man Who Lost His Memory
P. P. McFeelie
[Article]
Memories of Peyote

The Lost Tomb:
The Incredible Story of KV 5 and Its Excavation
Kent R. Weeks
Morrow
Egyptology and Lost Tombs

Five Men
Zbigniew Herbert
[Poem]
Poem on Executions

Gray Fox:[B] Robert E. Lee and the Civil War
Burke Davis
Burford
The Civil War in the South

The Perfect Storm[B]
Sebastian Junger
Harper
Storms and New England

Reports of My Death:[B] A Distinguished American Poet Looks at the Literary Life of Our Times*
Karl Shapiro
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Autobiography

Stepping Westward:[B] The Long Search for Home in the Pacific Northwest
Sallie Tisdale
Henry Holt
Essays on the Pacific Northwest

Titan:[N] The Life of John D Rockefeller, Sr
Ron Chernow
Random House
Biography

Louis Pasteur[N]
Patrice Debré
Johns Hopkins
Biography

Huey Long Invades New Orleans:[N] The Siege of a City, 1934-1936
Garry Boulard
Pelican
Louisiana History

A Poet in India
Karl Shapiro
[Reading]
Travels in India

Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed*
James C. Scott
Yale
The Failure of City Planning

The Return of the Duck
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Disability and Travel

The Word on the Street: Fact and Fable about American English
John McWhorter
Plenum
Thoughts on the English Language

Our Words Are No Longer Engraved in Stone; They're Graved in Light
R. R. Doister
[Article]
Thoughts on Writing and the Internet


Issue #22
www.ralphmag.org/indexR.html
Early Spring, 1999

Dean Acheson: The Secretary of State Who Created the American World
James Chace
Simon & Schuster
Biography

Worlds Without End:[B] The Exploration of Planets Known and Unknown
John S. Lewis
Perseus
Astronomy

Polio[B]
Thomas M. Daniel and Frederick C. Robbins, Editors
University of Rochester
Essays on Polio

Necessary Fictions[B]
Barbara Croft
University of Pittsburgh
Short Stories

A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories[B]
Victor Pelevin
New Directions
Short Stories

Five Most Rewarding Books
Lolita Lark
[Article]
List of Five Best Books

A Poem Leading up to a Haiku
F. W. V. Thompson
[Poem]
Haiku

Letter from the Southernmost Part of the Northern Hemisphere
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexico Travel

A House in India
J. R. Ackerley
[Reading]
The Raj in India

Nature Studies
John Henry Ryskamp
FC2
Memoirs

The Black Box:[N] All New Cockpit Voice Recorder Accounts of In-Flight Accidents
Malcolm MacPherson, Editor
Quill/William Morrow
Actuality

A Cricket in the Telephone At Sunset[N]
Lolita Lark, Editor
Mho & Mho
Poetry Anthology

Mali Blues:[N] Traveling to an African Beat
Lieve Joris
Lonely Planet
African Travel

Wind:[N] How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and The Land
Jan DeBlieu
Houghton Mifflin
Natural History

The Ogre*
Michel Tournier
Johns Hopkins
Fiction

The Flies
Javier Heraud
[Poem]
Peruvian Poetry


Issue #23
www.ralphmag.org/indexS.html
Mid-Spring, 1999

warty bliggins the toad
Don Marquis
[Poem]
Thoughts of a Toad

Phèdre[B]
Jean Racine
Farrar Straus Giroux
Traditional French Drama

The Great Dismal[B]
Bland Simpson
University of North Carolina Press
The Great Dismal Swamp

The Hunger Winter[B]
Henri A van der Zee
Bison
Holland at the End of WWII

Amsterdam[B]
Ian McEwan
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
Contemporary Fiction

The Upset that Wasn't[B]
Harold I Gullan
Ivan R. Dee
Truman's 1948 Campaign

Diary: Volume One
Witold Gombrowicz
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

Lettre de l'Ile de Frqnce
Jean Le Phage
[Article]
The Village of Gif-sur-Yvette, France

When I Was a German:
An English Woman Living in Nazi Germany*
Christabel Bielenberg
Bison --- University of Nebraska
Foreigners in WWII Germany

A Man of Few Words
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Study of Mexican Character

The Irreverent But Indispensable Guide to Hair Loss Solutions[N]
L.H. Carson
Eads Publishing
Cosmetology

In Sam We Trust:[N] The Untold Story of Sam Walton and How Wal-Mart is Devouring America*
Bob Ortega
Times Business
Study of Sam Walton and Wal-Mart

Dark Side of Fortune:[N]
Triumph and Scandal in the Life of Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Margaret Leslie Davis
University of California
Biography of Edward L. Doheny

Can a Good Christian Be a Good Lawyer:[N] Homilies, Witnesses, and Reflections
Thomas E. Baker and Timothy W. Floyd, Editors
Notre Dame
Ethics and Christianity

Astral Projection for Beginners[N]
Edain McCoy
Llewellyn
Techniques of Astral Projection

Pacifica Radio:
The Rise of an Alternative Network
Matthew Lasar
Temple University Press
History of Pacifica Radio

A Little Present in the Cab
Marcel Proust
[Reading]
The "Grand Hotel's" Elevator

Ol' Strom: An Unauthorized Biography of Strom Thurmond
Jack Bass and Marilyn W. Thompson
Longstreet
Political Biography

A Member of the Waffen SS: A Journey with One Who Did the Killings
Christabel Bielenberg
[Reading]
WWII in Germany


Issue #24
www.ralphmag.org/indexT.html
Late Spring, 1999

The Practical Guide to Aging: What Everyone Needs to Know
Christine K. Cassel, Editor
New York University
Aging

Art as Politics in the Third Reich
Jonathan Petropoulos
University of North Carolina
Art in Germany, 1933 - 1945

Beer Cans in the Rio de la Plata
Jorge Stamadiano
Latin American Literary Review Press
Modern Latin American Fiction

Faking It:[B] U. S. Hegemony in a "Post-Phallic" Era
Cynthia Weber
Minnesota
Freudian Symbolism and U. S. Foreign Policy in the Caribbean

Flowers from the Royal Gardens of Kew[B]
Ruth L. A. Stiff
University Press of New England
Reproductions from Kew Magazine

The Arcanum:[B] The Extraordinary True Story
Janet Gleeson
Warner
The Evolution of Alchemy

Loves That Bind[B]
Julián Ríos
Knopf
An Alphabetical Love Story

A Visit to the Burning Ghâts
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
[Reading]
Travel in India, 19th Century

My Sweet Old Lady of the Mountains
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Curanderas of Mexico

Getting out of a Warm Bed on a Cold Morning
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
[Reading]
WWII France

I Finally Figured Out About Dying --- And I Wanted To Tell You Before It Was Too Late
Robert J. Fretwell
[Poem]
Modern American Poetry

A Bumpy Trip on an Elephant
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
[Reading]
Travel in India, 19th Century

Flanders
Patricia Anthony
Ace
Fiction

Warriors of the Prophet:[N] The Struggle for Islam
Mark Huband
Westview/Perseus
Islam and the Jihad

False Witness[N]
Melvin Rader
University of Washington
Witch-Hunting in the 1950s

A Nearly Normal Life:[N] A Memoir
Charles L. Mee
Little, Brown
Disability


Issue #25
www.ralphmag.org/indexU.html
Early Summer, 1999

The Man Who Gives Lunch to the Bugs of India
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
[Reading]
Travel in India, 19th Century

Bound and Gagged:
Pornography and the
Politics of Fantasy
in America*
Laura Kipnis
Duke University Press
Varieties of Sexual Experience

The Collector's Guide to Early Photographs[B]
O. Henry Mace
Krause
Photographic Collectibles

E W Scripps and the Business of Newspapers[B]
Gerald J. Baldasty
Illinois
Biography

Confucius in 90 Minutes[B]
Paul Strathern
Ivan R. Dee
Confucius

The Worst Journey in the World
Apsley Cherry-Garrard
[Reading]
Travel in the Antarctic

Why I Don't Want to Write Another Stupid Book Review for RALPH
Elizabeth Gips
[Opinion]
Anti-Review

Mr. Dimock Explores the Mysteries of the East: Journeys in India*
Edward Cameron Dimock
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Travels in Contemporary India

Carl Sandburg:[N] Poems for the People
George and Willene Hendrick, Editors
Ivan R. Dee
Contemporary Poetry

Civil War Railroads:[N] A Pictorial Story of the War Between the States, 1861 - 1865
George B. Abdill
Illinois
Railroads and the Civil War

Prayer Warriors:[N] The True Story of a Gay Son, His Fundamentalist Christian Family, and the Battle for His Soul
Stuart Howell Miller
Alyson
Gay Biography

Making the Hillsides Blossom with Light
L. W. Milam
[Reading]
Nathan B. Stubblefield and Early Radio

Our Ancestors' Short Lives
Wislawa Szymborska
[Poem]
Contemporary Polish Poetry

The Making of McPaper: The Inside Story of USA Today
Peter Prichard
Andrews, McMeel and Parker
Contemporary Journalistic History

Beaten by an Old Heart
Leslie L. Seamans
[Poem]
Poetry of Aging


Issue #26
www.ralphmag.org/indexV.html
Mid-Summer, 1999

Beethoven
Zbigniew Herbert
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

The Life and Works of Frank Lloyd Wright[B]
Maria Constantino
Courage
Biography

Erotic Tales of the Victorian Age[B]
Anonymous
Prometheus
Victorian Erotology

Shadows, Fire, Snow:[B] The Life of Tina Modotti
Patricia Albers
Clarkson Potter
Biography

Three Meditations
Bo Lozoff
[Reading]
Autobiography

The Mexican Dalai Lama
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexican Culture

Insight Guide Cuba[N]
Danny Aeberhard, Editor
Insight
Travel, Cuba

Benjamin's Gift[N]
Michael Golding
Warner
Fiction

Heart of Spain:[N] Robert Capa's Photographs of the Spanish Civil War*
Leslie A. Martin, Editor
Aperture
Photographic History

Right of Inspection
Jacques Derrida
The Monacelli Press
Photography and Derrida

The Seduction of Don Juan
Lord Byron
[Reading]
19th Century Romantic Poetry

Making Tortillas
Luis Alberto Urrea
[Reading]
Life on the US - Mexican Border

Nobody's Son:
Notes from an American Life
Luis Alberto Urrea
University of Arizona Press
Life on the US - Mexican Border

The X-Rated Videotape Guide --- VII
Patrick Riley
Prometheus
Guide to Pornographic Videos

Pier-Luigi Zucchini
J. Gallant
[Reading]
Biography of the Baroque Composer



Issue #27
www.ralphmag.org/indexW.html
Late Summer, 1999

The Arcimboldo Effect: Transformations of the Face from the 16th to the 20th Century
Pontus Hulten
Abbeville Press
Art History

Airborne:[B] The New Dance Photography of Lois Greenfield
Designed by William A. Ewing
Chronicle Books
Photographic Art --- Dance

Daring to Write[B]
Mariana L. Ruybalid
University Editions
Disability Poetry --- Cerebral Palsy

What is Meditation?:[B] Buddhism for Everyone
Rob Nairn
Shambhala
Buddhism

A Curandera from Oaxaca --- III
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Traditional Mexican Cures

The Eating of Your Fellow Passengers
Lord Byron
[Reading]
Dietary Practices

The Man with the Moveless Hair
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
[Article]
Travel in India, 19th Century

Mars
Fritz Zorn
[Reading]
Memoirs of a Fatal Illness

Of Giants:
Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
University of Minnesota Press
Traditional vs. Contemporary Giants

The Eads Bridge:[N] Photographic Essay by Quinta Scott
Howard S. Miller
Missouri Historical Society
Study of 19th Century Eads Bridge

Assuming the Position:[N] A Memoir of Hustling
Rick Whitaker
Four Walls/Eight Windows
Gay Autobiography

Lotus in the Fire:[N] The Healing Power of Zen
Jim Bedard
Shambhala
Religion and Sickness

How to Deal with the Priests of Apocalypse
Paul Nickel
[Article]
The False Signs of Apocalypse

The Architecture of Howard Van Doren Shaw
Virginia A. Greene
Chicago Review Press
Turn-of-the-Century American Architecture


Issue #28
www.ralphmag.org/indexX.html
Quite Late Summer, 1999

KPFA and the Pacifica Foundation:
Some Thoughts on the Present Imbroglio
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Commentary

Educating Esmé:[B] Diary of a Teacher's First Year
Esmé Raji Codell
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Contemporary Problems in Public School Teaching

Slowly Down the Ganges[B]
Eric Newby
Lonely Planet
Traveling by Boat down the Ganges

Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer[B]
Kenneth Patchen
New Directions
Contemporary Memoirs

The Devil's Cup:[B]
Coffee, the Driving Force in History*
Stewart Lee Allen
Soho Press
A Worldwide Search for the Perfect Cup of Coffee

The Death of Haidée
Lord Byron
[Reading]
19th Century Romantic Poetry

From Here to Fraternity
Robert Egan
Bantam Books
American College Fraternity Life

Guanajuato, Mexico, 1925
Everett Gee Jackson
[Reading]
Travels in Mexico

Lettre d'Ile de France
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Contemporary French Politics

The Wandering Womb:[N] A Cultural History of Outrageous Beliefs about Women
Lana Thompson
Prometheus
History of Women, Medicine, and Women's Rights

Self Publishing Made Easy[N]
William Carroll
Coda
How-to-do-it --- Publishing

The Floating Opera[N]*
John Barth
Avon
Contemporary American Fiction

Lifestyles of the Blind and Paralyzed:
Mark O'Brien
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Obituary

British Wood-Engraved Book Illustrations, 1904 - 1940:
A Break with Tradition*
Joanna Selborne
Clarendon Press --- Oxford
Illustrated History of Wood Engraving


Issue #29
www.ralphmag.org/indexY.html
Early Fall, 1999

Beethoven:
The Philosophy of Music
Theodor W. Adorno
Stanford University Press
Theory of Beethoven's Compositions

A World Full of Heroes
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Disability and Bravery

Deep Blues:[B] Bill Traylor 1854 - 1949
Josef Helfenstein and Roman Kurzmeyer, Editors
Yale University Press
Primitive Art

Warm Smiles from Cold Mountain:[B] Dharma Talks on Zen Meditation
Reb Anderson
Rodmell Press
Dharma Talks

Philip: Who Had a Mind Like a Damp Box of Matches
William Golding
[Reading]
Memoirs of English Public School

Singing Lessons: A Memoir of Love, Loss, Hope and Healing
Judy Collins
Pocket Books
Autobiography

The Ballad of Hans and Jenny
Aquiles Nazoa
[Poem]
Contemporary South American Poetry

Get a Life![N]
William Shatner
Pocket Books
Star Trek Conventions

Medieval Furniture:[N]
Plans and Instructions for Historical Reproductions
Daniel Diehl and Mark Donnelly
Stackpole Books
Building Medieval Furniture

Pack of Two:[N]
The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs
Caroline Knapp
Delta
Loving Dogs

Joseph Stalin
Eric Hobsbawm
[Reading]
Stalinism

A Field Guide to American Windmills
T. Lindsay Baker
University of Oklahoma Press
Illustrated Study of Windmills


Issue #30
www.ralphmag.org/indexZA.html
Mid-Fall, 1999

We're All Doing Time*
Bo Lozoff
Human Kindness Foundation
Surviving in Prison, Meditational Practices

Investigation of an Angel
Zbigniew Herbert
[Poem]
Contemporary Eastern European Poetry

Vampires:[B] The Occult Truth
Kostantinos
Llewellyn
Contemporary Vampires

The Way of the World:[B] From the Dawn of Civilizations to the Eve of the 21st Century
David Fromkin
Knopf
History of the World

Mama Dip's Kitchen:[B] With More Than 250 Traditional Southern Recipes
Mildred Council
University of North Carolina
Southern Cooking

Paris Boat Trips in 1900
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
[Reading]
Paris 100 Years Ago

Mexican-American Relations & Jude the Obscure
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Thomas Hardy and Crossing the Border

Conversations with Milovan Djilas
Robert Kaplan
[Reading]
Contemporary History of Europe and Russia

Dr. Laura: The Unauthorized Biography
Vickie L. Bane
St Martins
Biography

A Woman of Rome*
Alberto Moravia
Steerforth Italia
Fiction, WWII Italy

America & the Daguerreotype[N]
John Wood, Editor
University of Iowa
Daguerreotypes

The Autobiography of Howard Hughes[N]
Clifford Irving
terrificbooks
Psychoautobiography

Salinger:[N] A Biography
Paul Alexander
Renaissance Media
Psychobiography

Farm Appliances and How to Make Them [N]
George A. Martin
The Lyons Press
Farm Machinery from the 1880s


Issue #31
www.ralphmag.org/indexZB.html
Late Fall, 1999

The Rapist in Our Living-Room
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
American Television

The Three Principal Aspects of The Path[B]
Geshe Sonam Rinchen
Snow Lion
Tibetan Buddhism

Tornado Alley:[B] Monster Storms of the Great Plains*
Howard B. Bluestein
Oxford
Studies of Tornadoes

The Best of Myles[B]
Flann O'Brien
Dalkey Archive
Articles from Irish Newspapers

How Now Shall We Live?
Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcy
Tyndale House
Tenets of Fundamentalism

The Disabled:
Such Interesting People
Hugh Gallagher
[Reading]
Disability

Happy Bird Day
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexico Life

Normal Complement
Hugo Williams
[Reading]
Travel by Boat in the Far East

Family Kaleidoscope: Images of Violence and Healing*
Salvador Minuchin
Harvard University Press
Family Therapy

Treasury of Victorian Murder:[N] The Fatal Bullet
Rick Geary
Nantier Beall Minoustchine
The Death of James A. Garfield

Just Talk:[N] Narratives of Psychotherapy
Lillian R. Furst
The University Press of Kentucky
Modern Novels and Psychotherapy

German Post- Expressionism:[N] The Art of the Great Disorder, 1918 - 1924
Dennis Crockett
Penn State Press
Post-WWI German Art

Maryland Beaten Biscuits
John Barth
[Reading]
Memories of Maryland

They Can't Hide Us Anymore
Richie Havens
Spike
Autobiography

Spermatorrhea
R.N. Barr
[Reading]
The Evils of Masturbation

Sleeping Late
Jacques Prévert
[Poem]
Modern French Poetry


Issue #32
www.ralphmag.org/indexZC.html
Early Winter, 1999

The Clock of the Long Now: The Ideas Behind the World's Slowest Computer
Stewart Brand
Basic
Building a Very Large Clock

Hoover Dam:[B] The Photographs of Ben Glaha
Barbara Vilander
University of Arizona
Building Hoover Dam

Mystery Bruise[B]
Terry Wolverton
Red Hen Press
Contemporary Women's Poetry

Been There, Done That[B]
Eddie Fisher
Thomas Dunne Books
Autobiography

All the Time in the World*
Hugo Williams
Akadine --- Common Reader
50s Travel Book

Maps and the Bibles of the Poor
Marshall McLuhan
[Reading]
Maps

Bosch, Alice in Wonderland, and MAD Magazine
Marshall McLuhan
[Reading]
The Coming of Technology

Italian Style:[N] Forms of Creativity
Omar Calabrese, Editor
Skira
Ten Aspects of Italian Fashion

Conversations with E. L. Doctorow[N]
Christopher D Morris, Editor
University Press of Mississippi
Twenty-two Interviews

The Secret Lives of Alexandra David-Neel:[N] A Biography of the Explorer of Tibet and its Forbidden Practices
Barbara and Michael Foster
Overlook Press
Tibetan Exploration

The Frog Prince:[N] A Fairy Tale for Consenting Adults
Stephen Mitchell
Harmony/Random House
Searching for the Prince

Bangkok, Fireworks, and God
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Adventures in the Far East
Time

Paul Valéry
[Poem]
French Poetry

The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation
Dick J. Reavis
Simon and Schuster
Waco --- Five Years After


Issue #33
www.ralphmag.org/indexZD.html
Mid-Winter, 1999-2000

Our Balloonman Which Art In Heaven
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Mexico and Disability

Insight Guide: Mexico[B]
John Wilcock, Kal Müller, Editors
Langenscheidt
Mexican Travel Guide

Memoirs of a
Minotaur:[B] From Merrill Lynch to Patty Hearst to Poetry
Robin Magowan
Story Line Press
Memoirs of Growing Up in the 50s and 60s

Desserts:[B] Recipes from the Vineyards of Northern California
Leslie Mansfield
Celestial Arts
Cookery

Diego Rivera
Pete Hamill
Abrams
Art --- Diego Rivera

The Million Dollar Mermaid
Esther Williams
Simon & Schuster
Autobiography

Marijuana Rx: The Patient's Fight for Medicinal Pot
Robert C. Randall and Alice M. O'Leary
Avalon Publishing Group/Thunder's Mouth Press
The Case for Medical Marijuana

How Grammar School Is Changing
Maurice Kilwein Guevara
[Reading]
Prose Poem on School

The Chicago 7 Trial (on LSD)
Paul Krassner
[Reading]
Chicago '68

Meeting a Bear
David Wagoner
[Poem]
Contemporary American Poetry

Learning by Heart:[N] Contemporary American Poetry about School*
Maggie Anderson, David Hassler, Editors
University of Iowa Press
200 Poems

Wooden Churches:[N] A Celebration
Rick Bragg
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Traditional Church Architecture

Civilization and the Limpet[N]
Martin Wells
Perseus Books
Zoology for the Layman

Despicable Species:[N] On Cowbirds, Kudzu, Hornworms, and Other Scourges
Janet Lembke
Lyons Press
Nature's Scourges

Trogons, Laughing Falcons, and Other Neotropical Birds[N]
Alexander F. Skutch
Texas A & M
Birds of Costa Rica


Issue #34
www.ralphmag.org/indexZE.html
Late Winter, 2000

Ants at Work: How an Insect Society Is Organized
Deborah Gordon
The Free Press
Natural History

Johann Sebastian Bach and the Aliens
Ignacio Schwartz
[Article]
History --- Music

The Cockroach Papers:[B] A Compendium of History and Lore*
Richard Schweid
Four Walls/Eight Windows
Natural History

The Zen of Oz:[B] Ten Spiritual Lessons from Over the Rainbow
Joey Green
Renaissance
Satire

The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin[B]*
Richard Lourie
Counterpoint
History --- Fictional

Will Rogers:[B] A Photo-Biography
Bryan B. Sterling and Frances N. Sterling
Taylor Publishing
Biography

Buddhism and Psychoanalysis: Dialogues in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism
Anthony Molino, Editor
North Point Press
Psychology, Eastern Religion

Dojo
Thomas Centolella
[Poem]
Poetry --- Contemporary American

Another Day of Life*
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
History --- Contemporary Russia

She Lives in a Big White House
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Autobiography

How to Stop Time:[N] Heroin from A to Z
Anne Marlowe
Basic Books
Autobiography, Drugs

Opium:[N] A History
Martin Booth
St. Martins Press
History --- Drugs

Maiden Voyage[N]
Ann L. McLaughlin
John Daniel & Company
Fiction

The Internet For Dummies[N]
John R. Levine, Arnold Reinhold and Margaret Levine Young
IDG Books
How-To-Do-It

Looking for Our Twin
Saul Bellow
[Reading]
Philosophy

Tender Buttons
Gertrude Stein
[Poems]
Poetry --- Modern American

Tijuana Baby Jesus
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Fiction


Issue #35
www.ralphmag.org/indexZF.html
Early Spring, 2000

Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation
Edward Chancellor
Farrar Straus
History --- Finance

Before the Storm:[B] Memories of My Youth in Old Prussia
Marion, Countess Dönhoff
Knopf
Memoirs

The Innocents Within[B]
Robert Daley
Villard
Fiction

Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages[B]
Manuel Puig
University of Minnesota
Drama

Captain Hook: The Drunk of Puerto Perdido
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Travel --- Mexico

Dr. Freud: A Life
Paul Ferris
Counterpoint
Biography

Funny Book Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize: Nobel Prize May Be in the Offing as Well
Anonymous
[Article]
Satire

My Kitchen Wars: A Memoir
Betty Fussell
North Point/Farrar, Strauss
Memoir

Nightmare:[N] The Underside of the Nixon Years
J. Anthony Lukas
University of Ohio
History --- Contemporary

The Bachelors[N]
Muriel Spark
New Directions
Fiction

What If?:[N] The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been
Robert Cowley, Editor
G. P. Putnam
History, Fiction

The Night Inspector
Frederick Busch
Harmony
Fiction --- Historical

Flight into Siberia
Ryszard Kapuscinski
[Reading]
History --- Contemporary Russian

Tamerlane and Towers of Skulls
Ryszard Kapuscinski
[Reading]
History --- Contemporary Russian


Issue #36
www.ralphmag.org/indexZG.html
Mid-Spring, 2000

Shooting the War:[B] Marine Corps Combat Photography in WWII
Thayer Soule
Kentucky
History --- WWII

Bar Stories[B]
Scott Brassart, Editor
Alyson
Short Stories --- Contemporary American

Grand Central Winter:[B] Stories from the Street
Lee Stringer
Washington Square Press
Autobiography

Carousel: A Jean-Louis St-Cyr and Hermann Kohler Investigation
J Robert Janes
Soho
Fiction

Notes of a Desolate Man
Chu T'ien-Wen
Columbia
Fiction --- Contemporary Chinese

The Ideology of the Horizons
Mohammed A. Bamyeh
[Reading]
History of Islam

Yuba City School
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
[Poem]
Poetry --- Modern American

The Problem of Death and Suicide in Anorexia Nervosa
Mara Selvini Palazzolli
[Reading]
Psychology --- Anorexia

The New World Order
Pat Robertson
Word
Prophecy --- Religious

Plants with Nervous Breakdowns
Blaise Cendrars
[Reading]
Travel --- South America

A Red, Red Rose
Robert Burns
[Poem]
Poetry --- Scotland

Twilight: Losing Sight Gaining Insight
Henry Grunwald
Knopf
Personal History


Issue #37
http://www.pralphmag.org/indexZH.html
Early Spring, 2000

Super Casino:[B] Inside the "New" Las Vegas
Pete Earley
Bantam Dell
History --- Contemporary

Threads of Time:[B] Recollections
Peter Brook
Counterpoint
Memoirs

Cider with Laurie:[B] Laurie Lee
Remembered
Barbara Hooper
Peter Owen/Dufour Editions
Biography

Chamisal
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Travel --- Mexico

The Death of the Knight
Geoffrey Chaucer
[Poem]
Literature --- Medieval English

The Double Monster
Vladimir Nabokov
[Reading]
Literature --- Contemporary

The Ice-Cream Man
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Travel --- Mexico

Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War 1941 - 1945*
Leo Marks
Free Press
History --- WWII

The Best Guide to Meditation[N]
Victor N. Davich
Renaissance
How-To-Do-It

The Heart of Sufism:[N] The Essential Writings of Hazrat Inayat Khan
H.J. Witteveen, Editor
Shambhala
Eastern Religion

I Could Tell You Stories:[N] Sojourns in the Land of Memory
Patricia Hampl
Norton
Essays

Waiting
Ha Jin
Pantheon
Contemporary Chinese Fiction


Issue #38
http://www.pralphmag.org/indexZI.html
Late Late Spring, 2000

Doing the Tarantella at the Barnes Foundation
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Art --- Memoirs

Flu:[B] The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused it
Gina Kolata
Farrar Straus & Giroux
Case study in medical history

The Love You Promised Me[B]
Silvia Molina
Curbstone
Contemporary Latina Fiction

Death du Jour[B]
Kathy Reichs
Scribner
Murder

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path
Geshe Sonam Rinchen
Snow Lion
Buddhist Practice

Where the Roots Reach for Water
Jeffrey Smith
North Point
Psychology and Depression

The Newton Letter[N]
John Banville
David R. Godine
Fiction

A Doll's House[N]
Henrik Ibsen
Ivan R. Dee
Drama

The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin[N]*
Richard Lourie
Counterpoint
Fiction

Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy
Ben Sonnenberg
Counterpoint
Autobiography

Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
Robert Burns
[Poem]
Classical Scots Poetry

Ten Great Books for the Spring
The Editors of RALPH
[List]
Worthy Books


Issue #39
http://www.pralphmag.org/indexZJ.html
Early Summer, 2000

Peel My Love Like an Onion[B]
Ana Castillo
Doubleday
Latina Fiction

Glorie[B]
Caryn James
Penguin
Fiction, Old Age

Boy with Loaded Gun:[B] A Memoir*
Lewis Nordan
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Fiction --- Growing Up

Nagarjunas "Seventy Stanzas:" A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness
David Ross Komito
Snow Lion
70 Stanzas on Phenomena

García-Lorca's Afro
Elizabeth Gold
[Reading]
Teaching Poetry in Public School

Bob Marley and the 3AM Blues
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Mexico and Aging

Death in the Mountains
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Crossing the Border

The Winner of the Slow Bicycle Race[N]
Paul Krassner
Seven Stories
Essays

The Supreme Source:[N] The Fundamental Tantra of the Dzogchen Semde Kunjed Gyalpo
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Adriano Clemente
Snow Lion
Dzogchen

Flyboy Action Figure Comes with Gasmask[N]
Jim Munroe
Spike
Modern Fiction

Florence Nightingale: Avenging Angel
Hugh Small
St. Martin's Press
Biography

Three Poems
Teachers & Writers
[Poems]
Poetry by Students

A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939 - 40
William R. Trotter
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
WWII history


Issue #40
http://www.pralphmag.org/indexZK.html
Early Summer, 2000

Two Moons[B]
Thomas Mallon
Pantheon
Novel about 19th Century

Mr. Darwin's Shooter[B]
Roger McDonald
Penguin
Novel --- Travels with Darwin

Guru Yoga[B]
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Snow Lion
Tibetan Buddhism

The Chocolate Soldier
P. J. Mierly
[Poem]
Contemporary Gay Poetry

Colors of the Mountain
Da Chin
Random House
Contemporary Chinese Literature

A Witch's Magic
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Mexican Customs

The Boy on the Green Bicycle: A Memoir
Margaret Diehl
Soho
Autobiography

You Can't Win*
Jack Black
AK/Nabat
Memoirs of Thievery

Find Jovial Squaw by Aquarium
Anon
[Reading]
New York City in the 1930s

Mockingbird Years: A Life in and Out of Therapy
Emily Fox Gordon
Basic Books
Autobiography

Mao Zedong[N]
Jonathan Spence
Viking/Penguin
Biography

Geeks:[N] How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet out of Idaho
Jon Katz
Villard
Computer Geeks

100 Days:[N] My Unexpected Journey from Doctor to Patient
David Biro
Pantheon
Illness and Doctors

Letter to a Substitute Teacher
Gary Gildner
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

Terence McKenna on Death and
Dying
Erik Davis
[Interview]
Interview on Dying


Issue #41
http://www.pralphmag.org/indexZL.
Early Mid-Summer, 2000

Squandering Aimlessly: My Adventures in the American Marketplace
David Brancaccio
Simon & Schuster
Contemporary American Finance

Simon's Family:[B] A Novel of Two Families
Marianne Fredriksson
Ballentine
Swedish Coming-of-Age

Moth Smoke[B]
Mohsin Hamid
Farrar Straus
Pakistan Coming-of-Age

The Statement, The Magician's Wife[B]
Brian Moore
Flamingo
Moralistic Fiction

Every Man for Himself[B]
Beryl Bainbridge
Abacus
Fiction

England, England
Julian Barnes
Picador
Fiction

The Fisherman's Son[B]
Michael Koepf
Broadway Books
Fiction

Archangel[B]
Robert Harris
Random House
Fiction

Hannibal[B]
Ross Leckie
Abacus
Fiction

Thinking In Pictures[B]
Temple Grandin
Vintage Books
Autism

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Dave Eggers
Simon & Schuster
Growing Up

My Father's Castles
Candia McWilliam
[Reading]
Coming-of-Age

Lovers Set in Stone
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexican Religious Studies

Matisse and the Hub of the Wheel
Henry Miller
[Reading]
Paris in the 1920s

About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made
Ben Yagoda
Scribner
History of The New Yorker

Across the Top of the World:[N] The Quest for the Northwest Passage
James P. Delgado
Checkmark
History of Travel

When Mountains Walked[N]
Kate Wheeler
Houghton Mifflin
Fiction --- South America

Scenes from the End:[N] The Last Days of World War II in Europe
Frank E. Manuel
Steerforth
Memoirs of the end of WWII

'Tis: A Memoir*
Frank McCourt
Scribner
Coming-of-Age, New York City

The RALPH Top Pops
RALPH Editors
[List]
The Most Popular Reviews


Issue #42
www.ralphmag.org/indexZM.html
Late Mid-Summer, 2000

Music of Another World[B]*
Szymon Laks
Northwestern University Press
WWII concentration camps

Sweeping Changes:[B] Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks
Gary Thorp
Walker
Zen

My Garden Book[B]
Jamaica Kincaid
Farrar, Strauss, Giroux
Gardening

Chiro
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexican Fiestas

Jesus Christ in the South Bronx
E. J. Whittier
[Poem]
Modern Urban Poetry

A Conspiracy of Paper
David Liss
Random House
Fiction --- New Finance

Suicide
Ruth Shonle Cavan
The University of Chicago Press
Review by H. L. Mencken

Sailing Alone Around the World*[N]
Captain Joshua Slocum
Shambhala
Travel --- Sailing

As Nature Made Him:[N] The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl
John Colapinto
Harper/Collins
Sexual Experimentation --- Case Study

Woodrow Wilson[N]
Louis Auchincloss
Penguin
History --- Biography

Self-Portrait
So Chongju
[Poem]
Korean Poetry

Rum, Romanism, & Rebellion: The Making of a President, 1884
Mark Wahlgren Summers
University of North Carolina
19th Century Political History

Surviving as a Musician in Birkenau
Szymon Laks
[Reading]
Concentration Camps --- Survival

Mayflies: New Poems and Translations
Richard Wilbur
Harcourt
Poetry Collection


Issue #43
www.ralphmag.org/indexZN.html
Early Late Summer, 2000

Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic[B]
Osho [Rajneesh]
St. Martin's Press
"Autobiography"

Children in the Middle Ages:[B] 5th - 15th Centuries
Danièle Alexandre-Bodon and Didier Lett
Notre Dame
History --- Children

Pain: The Science of Suffering[B]
Patrick Wall
Columbia University Press
Study of Pain

My Father Travels
Dilip Chitre
[Poem]
Contemporary Indian Poetry

Letter from Skåne
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Lund

In the Service of the King: The Story of My Life
Aimée Semple McPherson
Boni & Liveright
Review by H. L. Mencken

My Life
Isadora Duncan
Boni & Liveright
Review by H. L. Mencken

People Who Torture
Stanley Milgram
[Reading]
Psychological Study

Trails to Tiburón:[N] The 1894 and 1895 Field Diaries of W J McGee
Hazel McFeely Fontana, Transcriber
University of Arizona
Geological Study of the Sonoran Desert

Millions of Monarchs, Bunches of Beetles:[N] How Bugs Find Strength in Numbers
Gilbert Waldbauer
Harvard
Study of Bugs

Nabokov's Butterflies:[N] Unpublished and Uncollected Writings
Brian Boyd, Robert M. Pyle, Dmitri Nabokov
Beacon
Anthology of Nabokov's Writings

The Shark with a Lightbulb On His Tongue
Sam Swope
[Reading]
Children's Fiction

Top Pop Hits
RALPH Editors
[List]
Most Popular Reviews in RALPH

Victorian Painting
Christopher Wood
Bulfinch
Art --- Victorian Paintings

When I Was Mortal
Javier Marías
New Directions
Modern Spanish Short Stories


Issue #44
www.ralphmag.org/indexZO.html
Mid-Late Summer, 2000

Worthwhile Books of the Season
RALPH Editors
[List]
Best Books of the Season

Cider Hard and Sweet:[B] History, Traditions, and Making Your Own
Ben Watson
Countryman Press
How-to-do-it

A Queer Chivalry:[B] The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Julia F. Saville
University of Virginia
Literary Biography

A Fly for the Prosecution:[B] How Insect Evidence Helps Solve Crimes*
M. Lee Goff
Harvard
Forensic Entomology

Famine in Russia
Brian Moynahan
[Reading]
Collectivization of the Soviet Kulaks --- 1930 - 1933

Sam Goody Then . . .And Now
Matthew Lasar
[Article]
Personal History of Sam Goodys

Inside the Halo and Beyond: The Anatomy of a Recovery
Maxine Kumin
Norton
Disability --- Personal History

Jacobson's Organ: And the Remarkable Nature of Smell
Lyall Watson
Norton
A Study of the Nose

Eiserene Rose: The Story of the Archangel Mihaela
Charles Krafft
[Poem]
Modern American Love Poetry

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl:[N] Written by Herself
Harriet Jacobs
Penguin
Memoirs --- Slavery

The Crystal and the Way of Light:[N] Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, John Shane, Editor
Snow Lion
The Way of Dzogchen

Demeure:[N] Fiction and Testimony
Jacques Derrida
Stanford
Study of Derrida

The Nursing Home
John Banville
[Reading]
Psychology

Nutmeg: Or, The True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History
Giles Milton
Penguin
History of Commerce


Issue #45
www.ralphmag.org/AA/indexAA.html
Late, Late Summer, 2000

Boils
Charles Bukowski
[Reading]
Skin Problems

The Tipping Point:[B] How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Malcolm Gladwell
Little, Brown
Study of Details

My Friend Is Struggling with Unplanned Pregnancy[B]
Josh McDowell and Ed Stewart
Word
Inspirational

Ham on Rye*[B]
Charles Bukowski
Rebel
Modern Fiction

Contemplating Again the Jade Chrysanthemum, or Why the Ancient Chinese Poets Remained Unmarried
Len Roberts
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

Herbert Hoover Visits Los Angeles
Charles Bukowski
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

Swarm
Jorie Graham
Ecco/Harper Collins
Contemporary Poetry

When in the Course of Human Events:[N] Arguing the Case for Southern Secession
Charles Adams
Roman & Littlefield
Possible History

Wild:[N] Stories of Survival from the World's Most Dangerous Places
Clint Ellis, Editor
Avalon
Stories of Survival

Dust:[N] A History of the Small and the Invisible
Joseph A. Amato
University of California
Contemporary Scientific Studies

If Superman Lived in Mexico
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexico and Disability

Rescuing Jeffrey
Richard Galli
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Disability

Strange Foods: An Epicurean Adventure Around the World
Jerry Hopkins
Periplus/Tuttle
Exotic Cookery


Issue #46
www.ralphmag.org/AB/indexAB.html
Very Late Summer, 2000

Indian School:[B] Teaching the White Man's Way
Michael L. Cooper
Clarion
History of BIA Schools

The Secret Knowledge of Water:[B] Discovering the Essence of the American Desert*
Craig Childs
Sasquatch
Water in the Desert

The War of the Century:[B] When Hitler Fought Stalin
Laurence Rees
The New Press
WWII

Fishers of Men
Kate Gale
Red Hen Press
Women's Poetry

On Dying
Elizabeth Gips
[Article]
Final Statement

The Ethics of Homelessness: Philosophical Perspectives
G. John M. Abbarno, Editor
Rodopi
Essays on Homelessness

The Innocents Within
Robert Daley
Villard
Novel --- WWII

The Lolos
Tom Bradley
[Article]
Contemporary Chinese Aboriginals

Children of a Vanished World:[N] Photographs of Roman Vishniac
Mara Vishniac Kohn and Miriam Hartman Flacks, Editors
University of California
Photographic Essay, Life in Central Europe, pre-WWII

Wonders of the Natural Mind:[N] The Essence of Dzogchen in the Native Bon Tradition of Tibet
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Snow Lion
Tibetan Buddhism

Circumcision:[N] A History of the World's Most Controversial Surgery
David L. Gollaher
Basic Books
Circumcision

The Architecture of the Shakers
Julia Nicoletta
Countryman Press
Early American Architecture

The Most Popular Book Reviews
RALPH Editors
[List]
Reviews that Receive the Most Hits

Trapping Rats and Other Problems
Kate Gale
[Poem]
Contemporary Women's Poetry


Issue #47
www.ralphmag.org/AC/indexAC.html
Very, Very Early Fall, 2000

The Grand Canyon and the Southwest*
Ansel Adams
Little Brown
Historic Photographs of the American Southwest

The Experts
Jack Myers
[Poem]
Poem about Poets

My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latino King
Reymundo Sanchez
Chicago Review Press
Gangbanging

Netherlandish Art --- 1400 - 1600[B]
Henk van Os and others
Waanders/Rijksmuseum
Art --- Late Medieval and Early Renaissance

One Hundred Jobs:[B] A Panorama of Work in the American City
Ron Howell
The New Press
Photographic Essay

The Kommandant's Mistress[B]
Sherri Szeman
Arcade
Fiction --- WWII

Five Great Books
RALPH Editors
[List]
Five Great Books

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
David Eggers
Simon & Schuster
Coming-of-Age Novel

"Ay, but to die and go we know not where"
Frank Kermode
[Reading]
Thoughts on Shakespeare's use of Language

Shrike's Passion in the Luncheonette
Nathanael West
[Reading]
1930s American Literature

The Øresund Fixed Link
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Thoughts on Denmark and Sweden

The Fundamental Mind
Master Song Chol
[Reading]
Thoughts on Buddha and Jesus


Issue #48
www.ralphmag.org/AD/indexAD.html
Early Fall, 2000

My Father and Myself
J. R. Ackerley
New York Review
Memoirs of the Early 20th Century

Acupuncture and Cleansing at Forty-Eight
Len Roberts
[Poem]
Contemporary American Poetry

The Buddha Scroll[B]
Introduction by Thomas Cleary
Shambhala
Reproduction of Original Scroll from 1180

Sacred Roads:[B] Adventures from the Pilgrimage Trail*
Nicholas Shrady
Harper/San Francisco
Travel --- Pilgrimages

The Black Room at Longwood:[B] Napoleon's Exile on Saint Helena
Jean-Paul Kauffmann
Four Walls, Eight Windows
Thoughts on Saint Helena and Napoleon's Exile

Sex and Violence and the Federal Communications Commission
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Thoughts on the Regulation of Sex and Violence on American Television

Contempt
Alberto Moravia
New York Review
Contemporary Italian Fiction

Tales from Rhapsody Home:[N] Or, What They Don't Tell You About Senior Living
John Gould
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Thoughts on Retirement Homes

Dancing Alone in Mexico:[N] From the Border to Baja and Beyond
Ron Butler
University of Arizona
Travel, Mexico

The Wildest Dream:[N] The Biography of George Mallory
Peter & Leni Gillman
Mountaineers Books
George Mallory and Mountaineering

A Science Fiction Fable from the 19th Century
James Billington
[Reading]
Russian Culture

Living in the Number One Country: Reflections from a Critic of American Empire
Herbert I. Schiller
Seven Stories Press
Critique of American Corporations

Sister Ann Zita Shows Us the Foolishness of the Forbidden Books
Len Roberts
[Poem]
Contemporary American Poetry

St. Petersburg
James Billington
[Reading]
Russian Culture


Issue #49
www.ralphmag.org/AE/indexAE.html
Early Mid-Fall, 2000

In the Land of White Death:[B] An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic
Valerian Albanov
Random House
Travel in the Arctic North in 1912

The War Against Boys[B]
Christina Hoff Sommers
Simon and Schuster
The Case Against Feminists

The Boy in the Lake[B]
Eric Swanson
St. Martins
Fiction --- Growing up in Ohio

Amphibians:[B] The World of Frogs, Toads, Salamanders and Newts
Richard Hofrichter, Editor
Firefly Books
Frogs, Toads, Salamanders and Newts

The Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hugh Gregory Gallagher
[Reading]
FDR

The Hindoo Matchstick
J. R. Ackerley
[Reading]
Memoirs of turn-of-the-century India

Hidden Witness: African-American Images from the Dawn of Photography to the Civil War
Jackie Napolean Wilson
St. Martin's Press
Photographic Images from the 19th Century

Medicine Woman
Cheryl Savageau
[Poem]
Native American Poetry

The Earth Is a Satellite of the Moon
Lionel Rugama
[Poem]
Astronaut Poetry

Feasting, Fasting[N]
Anita Desai
Mariner
Fiction --- India

Atget[N]
John Szarkowski
Callaway
Turn-of-the-Century French Photography

Nightwood[N]
Djuna Barnes
Modern Library
Fiction of the 30s

Still Here:[N] Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
Ram Dass
Riverhead
Autobiography


Issue #50
www.ralphmag.org/AF/indexAF.html
Mid-Fall, 2000

Worthwhile Books for the Fall
RALPH Editors
[List]
Twelve of the Best Books

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson[B]
Chester G Hearn
McFarland
19th Century U. S. History

Zen Sex:[B] The Way of Making Love
Philip Toshio Sudo
Harper/San Francisco
Sexual Aspects of Zen Buddhism

Vogue Women[B]
Georgina Howell
Thunder's Mouth Press
Fashionable Women

Three by Belloc
Hillaire Belloc
[Poems]
Children's Poetry

Johann Sebastian Bach
Christoph Wolff
Norton
Biography

Hanging Clothes in the Sun
Cheryl Savageau
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

Hell on Wheels
Stephanie Thomas
[Reading]
Radical Disability

Storm[N]
Allen Noren
Traveler's Tales
Contemporary Travel --- Motorcycle

The Tree of Life[N]
Hugh Nissenson
Paul Dry
Fiction about the 19th Century

The Bewitchment of Silver:[N] The Social Economy of Mining in Nineteenth-Century Peru
José R. Deustua
Ohio University Press
Silver Production in Peru in the 19th Century

Good-Bye My Friend: Pet Cemeteries, Memorials, and Other Ways to Remember, a Collection of Thoughts, Feelings, and Resources
Michele Lanci-Altomare
BowTie
Funerary Practices for Pets

Shakespeare's Language*
Frank Kermode
Farrar Straus
Studies in Shakespeare

The Life of Richard Wagner: Volume One 1813-1848
Ernest Newman
Alfred A Knopf
Review by H. L. Mencken

Wagner
W. J. Turner
Macmillan
Review by H. L. Mencken

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex*
Nathaniel Philbrick
Viking
Whale-Hunting in the 19th Century

The Zeroth Number
Charles Seife
[Reading]
Zero and One


Issue #51
www.ralphmag.org/AG/indexAG.html
Late Fall, 2000

Acupuncture and Cleansing at Forty-Eight
Len Roberts
[Poem]
Contemporary American Poetry

Emanuel Swedenborg Seeing Angels
Emanuel Swedenborg
[Reading]
18th Century Angeology

Blackbird Dust: Essays, Poems, and Photographs
Jonathan Williams
Turtle Point
Memoirs

The Great Arc:[B] The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named
John Keay
Harper Collins
19th Century Geography

The Book of War:[B] 25 Centuries of Great War Writing
John Keegan
Penguin
Essays on War

A Stubborn Light:[B] The Best of the Sun, Vol. III
Sy Safransky, Editor
Sun Publishing
Anthology

Life on a Chicken Ranch
Betty MacDonald
[Reading]
Early 20th Century Chicken Study

The Rooster in the Wristwatch
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Talking Electronic Do-Dads

Loving Sabotage[N]
Amélie Nothomb
New Directions
Memoirs

The Divine Duty of Servants:[N] A Book of Worship
Rolando Perez
Cool Groove
Masochism

Gertrude Bell:[N] The Arabian Diaries, 1913 - 1914
Rosemary O'Brien, Editor
Syracuse University Press
Travel in Arabia

Oranges from Palestine
Mike Maggio
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

No One's Perfect
Hirotada Ototake
Kodansha
Tetra-amelia

Emanuel Swedenborg's Journal of Dreams
Commentary by Wilson van Dusen
Swedenborg Foundation
Dreams --- mid 18th Century

Why They Do It
Cheryl Savageau
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry


Issue #52
www.ralphmag.org/AH/indexAH.html
Early Winter, 2000

A Ramble through My War:[B] Anzio and Other Joys
Charles F. Marshall
Louisana State University
Memoirs --- WWII

Coloring Your Prayers:[B] An Inspirational Coloring Book for Making Dreams Come True
Carolyn Manzi
Crown
Dream-work

Baradla Cave[B]
Eva Svankmajerová
Twisted Spoon Press, Prague
Contemporary Czech Fiction

The Truth About Dogs: An Inquiry into the Ancestry, Social Conventions, Mental habits, and Moral Fiber of Canis Familiaris
Stephen Budiansky
Viking
Canine Lore

The Redwoods of Baja California
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Travel in Baja

The Erik Erikson Reader
Robert Coles, Editor
Norton
Lectures and Essays

So Far from God: The U. S. War with Mexico, 1846 - 1848
John S. D. Eisenhower
University of Oklahoma
Mexican-American War

The Microbe
Hillaire Belloc
[Poem]
Children's Poetry

Malignant Self Love:[N] Narcissism Revisited
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D
Narcissus Publications
Mental Health

Malignant Sadness:[N] The Anatomy of Depression
Lewis Wolpert
The Free Press
Mental Health

To a Distant Island[N]
James McConkey
Paul Dry Books
Anton Chekhov

The Excitement
Frank McCourt
[Reading]
Onanism

God's Blessing
Len Roberts
[Poem]
Modern American Poetry

A Parliament of Trees
V. Garshin
[Reading]
19th Century Russian Literature

Prozac Backlash: Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Other Antidepressants with Safe, Effective Alternatives
Joseph Glenmullen, M.D.
Simon & Schuster
Contemporary Pharmacology

Martin Luther and 15th Century Rome
Erik Erikson
[Reading]
Essay

The RALPH Top Pops
RALPH Editors
[List]
Twenty of our Most Popular Reviews


Issue #53
www.ralphmag.org/AI/indexAI.html
Mid-Winter, 2000 - 2001

The Best Spiritual Writing 2000
Philip Zaleski, Editor
Harper San Francisco
Anthology of Spiritualism

World Enough and Time:[B] The Life of Andrew Marvell
Nicholas Murray
St. Martin's
Biography

You Have to Say Something:[B] Manifesting Zen Insight
Dainin Katagiri
Shambhala
Zen

Airstream:[B] The History of the Land Yacht
Bryan Burkhart and David Hunt
Chronicle Books
Popular History

To His Coy Mistress
Andrew Marvell
[Poem]
Renaissance English Poetry

How Shall I Know You?
Hilary Mantel
[Reading]
English Life

A Heart So White*
Javier Marías
New Directions
Fiction

Aching for Beauty:[N] Footbinding in China
Wang Ping
University of Minnesota
The History of Footbinding

What the Ice Gets:[N] Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914 - 1916
Melinda Mueller
Van West and Company
Poetic History

Nude Sculpture:[N] 5,000 Years
Photographs by David Finn
Harry N. Abrams
Sculpture Photography

A Parliament of Trees
Vsevolod Garshin
[Reading]
Russian Folk Tale

Rosa's New Baby
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Childbirth

The Day I Saw Everything Twice
Richard Timothy Conroy
[Reading]
Diplomatic Service

Our Man in Vienna*
Richard Timothy Conroy
St. Martins
Diplomatic Service


Issue #54
www.ralphmag.org/AJ/indexAJ.html
Late Winter 2001

New York Jew[B]
Alfred Kazin
Syracuse University Press
Memoirs

Village and Country Residences and How to Build Them:[B] Classic House Plans for City and Farm
S. B. Reed
Lyons
House Plans from the 19th Century

Your Name Here[B]
John Ashbery
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Modern American Poetry

When Home, in the Cocoon
Martin J. Desht
[Poem]
Modern American Poetry

Gandhi The Man: The Story of His Transformation
Eknath Easwaran
Nilgiri
Biography

The New York Times, The Police Gazette and Fox TV
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexico Travel

Therapy of a Psychosomatic Headache
Milton Erickson
[Reading]
Hypnotherapy

Lindbergh: Triumph and Tragedy
Richard Bak
Taylor
Biography

Discovering the Power of Self-Hypnosis: The Simple, Natural Mind-Body Approach to Change and Healing
Stanley Fisher
Newmarket
Hypnosis


Issue #55
www.ralphmag.org/AK/indexAK.html
Late, Late Winter 2001

Billy Wong
Michael Ingall
[Article]
Psychotherapy

Peggy Donnelly
Michael Ingall
[Article]
Psychotherapy

Richard Casparian
Michael Ingall
[Article]
Psychotherapy

The Black Beast: A German Love Song
Franz Werfel
[Poem]
Modern German Poetry

Venona:[B] Decoding Soviet Espionage in America
John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr
Yale
Espionage and Code-Breaking

The Race to the White Continent:[B] Voyages to the Antarctic
Alan Gurney
Norton
Exploration

Slouching Towards Bethlehem[B]
Joan Didion
Modern Library
Essays --- Contemporary Americana

Crossing the Bar
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Travel, Mexican Border

Sex, Drugs & The Twinkie Murders
Paul Krassner
Loompanics
Memoirs

The Naked and the Dead
Norman Mailer
Picador USA
WWII Fiction

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self[N]
Stephen Cope
Bantam
Yoga and Psychotherapy

Ferdydurke[N]
Witold Gombrowicz
Yale Nota Bene
Contemporary Fiction

Shanghai, 1842 - 1949:[N] The Rise and Fall of a Decadent City
Stella Dong
Morrow
Contemporary Chinese History

War & Politics by Other Means: A Journalist's Memoir*
Shelby Scates
University of Washington
War Memoirs

The Whores Are Always Smiling
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexico Travel


Issue #56
www.ralphmag.org/AL/indexAL.html
Early Spring 2001

My Alabama Cabin
Jonathan Raban
[Reading]
Memoirs of Alabama Country

The Soul of a New Machine[B]
Tracy Kidder
Back Bay
Building a New Computer

The Wildest Dream:[B] The Biography of George Mallory
Peter and Leni Gillman
The Mountaineers Books
Biography, Mountain Climbing

A Desired Past:[B] A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America
Leila Rupp
University of Chicago Press
Gay Love

Declare
Tim Powers
Morrow
Fiction --- Espionage

Desire, Abnegation, and Pop-Tarts
Mary Rose O'Reilley
[Reading]
Contemporary Religious Paradoxes

The Golden State
Stephen Knight
[Poem]
California

Illness and the Art of Creative Self-Expression: Stories and Exercises from the Arts for Those with Chronic Illness*
John Graham-Pole, M. D.
New Harbinger
The Patient as Doctor

To Sleep Less and Dream More
"Gabriel Garcia Marquez"
[Reading]
Mock Farewell Letter

A History of Celibacy[N]*
Elizabeth Abbott
Scribner
Celibacy

The Lottery and Other Stories[N]
Shirley Jackson
Modern Library
Anthology

Fighting Bob La Follette:[N] The Righteous Reformer
Nancy C. Unger
University of North Carolina
Biography

Ode to Prostate
Andy Sharpe
[Poem]
Prostatinia

Tarquin's Dreams
Lawrence Durrell
[Reading]
European Writers in the 30s

Unfinished Message: Selected Works of Toshio Mori
Patricia Wakida, Editor
Heyday
Stories about Japanese Relocation Camps


Issue #57
www.ralphmag.org/AM/indexAM.html
Early Mid-Spring 2001

Blue Cloud Rides Horses
Edgar Gabriel Silex
[Poem]
Native American Poetry

Buddha[B]
Karen Armstrong
Penguin/Viking
Religious Theory' Biography

Judgment at Tokyo:[B] The Japanese War Crimes Trials
Tim Maga
University Press of Kentucky
Post-WWII History

Blessing the Boats:[B] New and Selected Poems 1988 - 2000
Lucille Clifton
BOA
Afro-American Poetry

Beyond Bingo[B]
Joan Drummond Miller, Carolyn Livingston, Julie Houy
Creative Arts
Fiction

Jet Skis, Progress, and a Minnesota Lake
Mary Rose O'Reilley
[Reading]
Contemporary Religious Paradoxes

The Happy Years
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Post-WWII Prep Schools

Disability Writer Appears before 40,000 in the Buff
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Disability and Nudity

Radio Nation: Communication, Popular Culture, and Nationalism in Mexico 1920 - 1950
Joy Elizabeth Hayes
Arizona
Early History of Mexican Broadcasting

The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites
Elizabeth Prettejohn
Princeton
19th Century Cultural History

In the South Bronx of America
Mel Rosenthal
Curbstone Press
Photographic History

Top Pop Hits
RALPH Editors
[List]
Twelve of RALPH's Most Popular Reviews


Issue #58
www.ralphmag.org/AN/indexAN.html
Mid-Spring 2001

The Invasion of the Chingles
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexican Travel

Making Friends with Death[B]
Judith L. Lief
Shambhala
Meditational Practice and Death

Long Day's Journey:[B] The Steamboat and Stagecoach Era in the Northern West
Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes
University of Washington
19th Century Frontier Illustrated History

The Time of Indifference[B]
Alberto Moravia
Steerforth Italia
Fiction

The Little Ice Age:
How Climate Made History
Brian Fagan
Basic Books
Meteorological History

King Carlos II
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Growing up in Mexico

Saturn Rings
About the
Alambra
C. K. Swann
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

Wall-to-Wall America:
Post Office Murals in the Great Depression
Karal Ann Marling
Minnesota
WPA Murals

Muslims and
Serbs
Anthony Loyd
[Reading]
War in the Balkans

My War Gone by, I Miss it So*
Anthony Loyd
Penguin
War in the Balkans

Without Vodka:
Adventures in Wartime Russia*
Aleksander Topolski
Steerforth
Memoirs as Soldier in Russia, WWII


Issue #59
www.ralphmag.org/AO/indexAO.html
Late Spring 2001

We're All Doing Time
Bo Lozoff
Human Kindness Foundation
Meditation and Prison

When Things Fall Apart:[B]
Heart Advice for Difficult Times
Pema Chödrön
Shambhala
Meditation Techniques

Canyons of the Southwest:[B]
A Tour of the Great Canyon Country
From Colorado to Northern Mexico
John Annerino
University of Arizona
Travel --- Western Canyons

My Two Wars[B]*
Moritz Thomsen
Steerforth
WWII Psychology

Unholy Ghost:
Writers on Depression
Nell Casey, Editor
Morrow
Anthology

Wheelchairs and Pig Guts
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Disability and Travel

Computers and Machetes
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexico and Giving

The Barn at the End of the World:
The Apprenticeship of a Quaker, Buddhist Shepherd*
Mary Rose O'Reilley
Milkweed
Meditations on Living Buddhism in America

Tinkering with Eden:
A Natural History of Exotics in America
Kim Todd
Norton
Conservation

The Wife of Bath
Geoffrey Chaucer
[Poem]
Late Medieval English Poetry

Secondary Commutation
Aleksander Topolski
[Reading]
Life under Stalin


Issue #60
www.ralphmag.org/AP/indexAP.html
Late Late Spring 2001

Beautiful Summer in New Jersey
B. W. McClellan
[Article]
Memoirs of Growing Up

Bordertown
Barry Gifford
Chronicle
Thoughts on the Mexican-American Border

The Collected Works of William Howard Taft:[B]
Volume I
David H. Burton, A. E. Cambell, Editors
Ohio
Political Memoirs

The Last Cheater's Waltz:
Beauty and Violence in the Desert Southwest*
Ellen Meloy
Arizona
Thoughts about the American Southwest Desert

A Red Palm
Gary Soto
[Poem]
Contemporary Latino Poetry

Between Two Trucks and Heaven
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexican Travel

The Seven Ages
Louise Glück
ECCO/HarperCollins
Contemporary American Poetry

The Invisible Enemy:
A Natural History of Viruses
James Meek
[Reading]
Viruses

Japan Goes Dutch
Murray Sayle
[Reading]
Contemporary Japanese Economics

The Art of War on Land
David G. Chandler
Penguin
War Theory


Issue #61
www.ralphmag.org/AQ/indexAQ.html
Early Summer 2001

The Fairest Fowl:[B]
Portraits of Championship Chickens
Ira Glass
Chronicle
Chicken Pix

She Flies without Wings:[B]
How Horses Touch a Woman's Soul
Mary D. Midkiff
Delacorte
Horse Love

Brothel:[B]
Mustang Ranch and Its Women*
Alexa Albert, MD
Random House
Sociological Study of Prostitution

Underneath a Ball
Anon
[Poem]
Children's Poetry

Double Down
Frederick and Steven Barthelme
Harcourt
Gambling Addiction

Bird Watching and Departure
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexico

My First Harley
Michael Korda
[Reading]
Motorcycles for the Upstate Set

Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire
Richard B. Frank
Penguin
The Last Days of WWII

Mars: Discovering the Secrets of the Red Planet
Paul Raeburn
National Geographic Society
Astrophysics

The Dead
Affonso Romano DeSant'Anna
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

The Time Machine*
H. G. Wells
Broadview
Traditional Science Fiction

The Accused: A Personal Story of
Imprisonment in Russia
Alexander Weissberg
[Reading]
WWII


Issue #62
www.ralphmag.org/AR/indexAR.html
Early Mid-Summer 2001

Johann Sebastian Bach and the Aliens
Ignacio Schwartz
[Article]
Sources of Bach's Music

Bombs as Easter Eggs
Elsa Morante
[Reading]
Contemporary Italian Literature

Pestilence[B]
William Owen Roberts
Seren/Dufour
Medieval Pestilence

Sure Seaters:[B]
The Emergence of Art House Cinemas
Barbara Wilinsky
Minnesota
"Art" Film Houses

Healing from the Source:[B]
The Science and Lore of Tibetan Medicine
Yeshi Dhonden
Snow Lion
Tibetan Medicine

Three Poems
Marcus Cafagña
[Poems]
Contemporary American Poetry

The Original DADA Manifesto
E. Varèse, Tr. Tzara, Ph. Soupault, Soubeyran, J. Rigaut, G. Ribemont-Dessaignes, M. Ray, F. Picabia, B. Péret, C. Pausaers, R.Hülsenbeeks, J. Evola, M. Ernst, P. Eluard, Suz. Duchamp, M. Duchamp, Crotti, G. Cantarelli, Marg. Buffet, Gab. Buffet, A. Breton, Baargeld, Arp., W. C. Arensberg, L. Aragon
Manifesto
Important Artistic Artifact

Inventions of Farewell:
A Book of Elegies
Sandra M. Gilbert, Editor
Norton
Anthology

History: A Novel*
Elsa Morante
Steerforth Italia
Post-WWII Italain Fiction

Under the Eye of the Clock
Christopher Nolan
Arcade
Disability Literature

Down in the Dumps
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexico

Don't Mind Me, I'm Just One of Jerry's Kids
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Disability and "Jerry's Kids"

Three Poems
Christopher Mulrooney
[Poems]
Contemporary American Poetry

Contemporary Folk Art:[N]
Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Tom Patterson
Watson-Guptill/Smithsonian
Primitive American Art

Going on Being:[N]
Buddhism and the Way of Change*
Mark Epstein
Broadway
Psychology and Buddhism

Rebels on the Air:[N]
The Death and Life of Great American Radio
Jesse Walker
New York University
Radio Experimentation

Useppe's Poem
Elsa Morante
[Reading]
Post WWII Italian Fiction


Issue #63
www.ralphmag.org/AS/indexAS.html
Mid-Summer, 2001

Why We Hurt:[B]
The Natural History of Pain
Frank T Vertosick, M. D.
Harcourt
Medical Theory and Practice

Queen for a Day[B]
Denise Duhamel
University of Pittsburgh
Modern American Poetry

The Ice Palace that Melted Away:[B]
How Good Design Enhances Our Lives
Bill Stumpf
Minnesota
Modern Design and Modern Cities

The Life and Works of Frank Lloyd Wright
Maria Constantino
Courage
Biography

The Genesis of Flight:
The Aeronautical History Collection
Of Colonel Richard Gimbel
Tom D. Crouch, Editor
Friends of the U. S. Air Force Academy and
The University of Washington
Aeronautical History

Ginko Tree, Bowl
Tom Crawford
[Poems]
Modern Oriental-American Poetry

Lie, Lie, Lie ---
How I Wrote The School of Beauty and Charm
Melanie Summer
[Reading]
Contemporary Fiction

Guatemala[N]
Connor Gorry
Lonely Planet
Travel

America's Famous and Historic Trees:[N]
From George Washington's Tulip Poplar
To Elvis Presley's Pin Oak
Jeffrey G. Meyer
Houghton Mifflin
Trees

War and Our World[N]
John Keegan
Vintage
Analysis of War

Grandma Moses with Pompadour and Peggers
Douglas Cruickshank
[Reading]
Elvis Presley Museum

How Much Is This Poem Going to Cost Me?
Denise Duhamel
[Poem]
Modern American Poetry

White Waters and Black*
Gordon MacCreagh
Chicago
Travel, South America

Stealing Eggs From an Angry Cayman
Gordon MacCreagh
[Reading]
Travel, South America


Issue #64
www.ralphmag.org/AT/indexAT.html
Late Mid-Summer 2001

Chump Change[B]
Dan Fante
Sun Dog
Modern American Fiction

My Lucky Star[B]
Zdenka Fantolvá
Herodias
Growing up in Czechoslovakia

Anarchy!:[B] An Anthology of Emma Goldman's Mother Earth
Peter Glassgold, Editor
Counterpoint
Anthology of Anarchism

Climate: The Key to Understanding Business Cycles
Michael Zahorchak
Tide Press
Climate and the market

Testament of Revolution
Béla Lipták
Texas A & M Press
The Hungarian Revolution

Keep Singing: Two Mothers, Two Sons,
and their Fight Against Jesse Helms
Patsy Clarke and Eloise Vaughn
Alyson
Gay Rights

Rape on the Desert
Andrei Makine
[Reading]
Modern Russian Life

Second Hand[N]
Michael Zadoorian
Norton
Fiction

The Triumph of the Moon:[N]
A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft
Ronald Hutton
Oxford
Witchcraft

Farm Motors:[N] Practical Hints for Handy-men
J. Brownlee Davisson and Leon Wilson Chase
Lyons
Antique Engines

National Private Radio
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Commentary on NPR

To a Child Four Years Old
Lola Ridge
[Poem]
Traditional American Poetry

Spring Pastoral
Elinor Wylie
[Poem]
Traditional American Poetry

Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill at Yalta
Brock Clarke
[Reading]
Contemporary Fiction

The Ordinary White Boy
Brock Clarke
Harcourt
Contemporary Fiction


Issue #65
www.ralphmag.org/AU/indexAU.html
Late Mid-Summer 2001

Being Dead
Jim Crace
Picador USA
Contemporary English Fiction

Sizzling Chops & Devilish Spins:[B] Ping-Pong and the Art of Staying Alive
Jerome Charyn
Four Walls/Eight Windows
History of Ping-Pong

The Biology of Science Fiction Cinema[B]
Mark C. Glassy
McFarland
Science Fiction Films and Real Life

My Little Blue Dress[B]
Bruno Maddox
Viking
Fiction

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men*
James Agee, Walker Evans
Houghton Mifflin/Mariner
Reality of the Lives of Share-Croppers

Memory of France
Paul Celan
[Poem]
Contemporary German Poetry

FDR and his Enemies[N]
Albert Fried
Palgrave/St. Martins
FDR's Five Greatest Enemies

The Music Room[N]
Dennis McFarland
Picador USA
Fiction

Frank Lloyd Wright Glass[N]
Doreen Ehrlich
Courage Books
Decorative Arts in the Houses of Wright

The Alphabet Begins with "S"
Ryszard Kapuscinski
[Reading]
Growing up in the Soviet Union

What I Did Not Tell Anyone
Kate Gale
[Poem]
Contemporary Women's Poetry

She Was Only an Optician's Daughter
L. W. Milam
[Article]
American Radio --- Mid-Century

A Passion to Win
Sumner Redstone and Peter Knobler
Simon & Schuster
Biography, Business

San Diego: A Pictorial History
Raymond G. Starr
Donning
History of San Diego in Photographs

Ask No Questions
Ryszard Kapuscinski
[Reading]
Life in Soviet Russia

The Top Pop Hits
RALPH Editors
[List]
Twelve of the Most Popular Book Reviews


Issue #66
www.ralphmag.org/AV/indexAV.html
Very Late Summer 2001

Body of Knowledge:[B] One Semester of Gross Anatomy, the Gateway to Becoming a Doctor
Steve Giegerich
Scribner
Cadavers and Medical School

African Journey[B]
Pete Turner
Graphis Press
Contemporary Africa in Photographs

Untamed Seas:[B] One Woman's True Story of Shipwreck and Survival
Deborah Scaling Kiley, Meg Noonan
Mariner
Sailing Adventures

Dreams of Tanks
Andrei Makine
[Reading]
Memoirs of Soviet Russia

The Men on Wheels
Andrei Makine
[Reading]
Memoirs of Soviet Russia

Poetry In Motion
Bart Edelman
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

Hunting for Father
Ignacio Schwartz
[Article]
Memories of Growing up in Florida

The Hurricane
Ignacio Schwartz
[Article]
Memoirs of Growing up in Florida

Star in the East: Krishnamurti: the Invention of a Messiah
Roland Vernon
Palgrave/St. Martins
Biography

My Faraway Home[N]
Mary McKay Maynard
Lyons
The Japanese, the Philippines, and WWII

The Dying Animal[N]
Philip Roth
Houghton Mifflin
Contemporary Fiction

The Reader's Companion to Military History
Robert Cowley, Geoffrey Parker, Editors
Houghton Mifflin
Essays on Warfare

The Burden of Time: Photographs from the Highlands of Chiapas
Marcey Jacobson
Stanford University
Photographs of Mexico

Tariki: Embracing Despair, Discovering Peace
Hirouki Itsuki
Kodansha
Pure Land Buddhism


Issue #67
www.ralphmag.org/AW/indexAW.html
Very Early Fall 2001

Highwire Moon[B]
Susan Straight
Houghton Mifflin
Latina Fiction

Sex Tips:[B] From Men Who Ride the Sexual Frontier
Jo-Anne Baker, Editor
Fusion
Sexual Advice

Rubbish!:[B] The Archaeology of Garbage*
William Rathje, Cullen Murphy
Arizona
Garbology

Rebuilding the Church of the Novgorod Kremlin
Ryszard Kapuscinski
[Reading]
Stalin's Russia

On Being
Fired Again
Erin Belieu
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

The Philosopher
Rebecca Wee
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

Intervention in the Caribbean: The Dominican Crisis of 1965
Gen. Bruce Palmer, Jr.
University of Kentucky
American Foreign Policy

Animal Quackers
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Ducks

A Visit to the GULAG Magadan
Ryszard Kapuscinski
[Reading]
Post-Stalinist Russia

Juancito's Wake: Lost Grove Squatters' Camp, Lima, 1985
Orlando Ricardo Menes
[Poem]
Contemporary Latino Poetry

Migraine: The Breakthrough Study that Explains What Causes It and How It Can Be Completely Prevented through Diet
Rodolfo Low
Holt
Migraines and Diet

The Dog Department[N]
James Thurber
Harper/Collins
Thurber's Dogs

Wildfire: A Reader[N]
Alianor True, Editor
Island Press
Smokejumpers

What I Think I Did:[N] A Season of Survival in Two Acts
Larry Woiwode
Basic Books
Memoirs

An Old Wife's Tale: My Seven Decades in Love and War
Midge Decter
Regan/Harper/Collins
Memoirs

Memoirs of the Eenie-Weenies
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Memoirs of the 60s

Masquerade*
Tivadar Soros
Arcade Publishing
Budapest 1944 - 1945

Under the Skin*
Michael Faber
Harcourt
Science-Fiction


Issue #68
www.ralphmag.org/AX/indexAX.html
Early Fall, 2001

The Evening Crowd at Kimser's:[B] A Gay Life in the 1940s*
Ricardo J. Brown
Minnesota
Gay Life Pre-Stonewall

Neville Chamberlain and Appeasement[B]
Robert J. Caputi
Susquehanna
Biography

The Autobiography of Abbie Hoffman[B]*
Abbie Hoffman
Four Walls/Eight Windows
Autobiography

California Crazy: Roadside Vernacular Architecture
J. Heimann
Chronicle
Unusual Architecture

My Friend, You Are Legally Blind: A Writer's Struggle with Macular Degeneration
Charles Champlin
John Daniel & Co.
Going Blind

I Finally Figured Out About Dying --- (And I Wanted To Tell You Before It Was Too Late)
Robert J. Fretwell
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

Of Beetles and Angels: A True Story of the American Dream
Mawi Asgedon
Megadee
Assimilation in America

On Being Psychoanalyzed (At the Hyatt Regency Bar)
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Contemporary Psychotherapy

Florida Beaches:[N] The Only Guide to the Best Places to Eat, Stay, and Play on Every Beach in the Sunshine State
Parke Puterbaugh and Alan Bisbort
Foghorn Press
Travel

Worshiping the Ancestors:[N] Chinese Commemorative Portraits
Jan Stewart, Evelyn S. Rawski, Editors
Smithsonian/Stanford University Press
Chinese Scroll Painting

America's Children[N]
James Thackara
The Overlook Press
The Manhattan Project

A Gaudy Spree: Literary Hollywood When the West Was Fun
Samuel Marx
Franklin Watts
Hollywood History

There Wasn't Any Tooth Fairy in Havana
Virgil Suárez
[Reading]
Dentistry and Growing up


Issue #69
www.ralphmag.org/AY/indexAY.html
Mid-Fall, 2001

Nineteen Wilful Men
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
11 September 2001

The Practical Guide to Aging: What Everyone Needs to Know
Christine K. Cassel, Editor
New York University
Aging Guide

The Same Sea*
Amos Oz
Harcourt
Israeli Fiction

Eruptions
Henry J. Morro
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

The Exact Location of the Soul:[B] New and Selected Essays
Richard Selzer
Picador USA
Medical Essays

The Buddha Book[B]
Abraham Rodriguez
Picador USA
Contemporary Ghetto Fiction

The Cabin:[B] Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway
Dale Mulfinger and Susan E. Davis
Taunton
How-to-do-it

2.4 Man-Meals a Day
William Rathje and Cullen Murphy
[Reading]
Garbology

Shlugen Kapores
Michael A. Ingall
[Article]
Jewish Tradition

Marilyn Monroe Is Dead
Henry J. Morro
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

Quitting the Nairobi Trio:[N] A Memoir
Jim Knipfel
Berkley Books
Mental Health

Gates to Buddhist Practice:[N] Essential Teachings of a Tibetan Master
Chagdud Tulku
Padma
Buddhism

Mountain City[N]
Gregory Martin
North Point Press
Small Town American Life

Menstrual Modesty
Katha Pollitt
[Reading]
The Menstrual Crisis

Truer Than True Romance: Classic Love Comics Retold
Jeanne Martinet
Watson-Guptill
Romance Comics Reworked

The First World War*
Gerard J. De Groot
Palgrave
History of WWI


Issue #70
www.ralphmag.org/AZ/indexAZ.html
Late Fall, 2001

Banning Bin Laden: A Proposal
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Censorship

Nomads of the Desert City:[B] Personal Stories from Citizens of the Streets
Barbara Seyda
Arizona
Interviews with Street People

Silent Extras[B]
Arnon Grunberg
St. Martin's
Fiction

The Places That Scare You:[B] A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times
Pema Chödrön
Shambhala
Buddhistic Exhortations

The Editors' Picks
RALPH Editors
[List]
20 Recent Books of Merit

Gangrene and Glory: Medical Care During the American Civil War
Frank R. Freemon
Illinois
Medical Care and the Civil War

Chacun a Son gout
Jon Gallant
[Article]
Gout

Karl Marx[N]*
Francis Wheen
Norton
Biography

Notes on Extinction
Janice Deaner
Dutton
Fiction

Dubi Dombrov Tries to Express
Amos Oz
[Reading]
Character Sketch

Spring
Danyèl Simido
[Poem
Haitian Creole Poetry

The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism[N]
Lama Thubten Yeshe
Lywa
Buddhism

The Algeria Hotel: France, Memory, and the Second World War
Adam Nossiter
Houghton Mifflin
Memories of Vichy France

If You Want
Nousnous Lenous Surprice
[Poem]
Haitian Creole Poetry


Issue #71
www.ralphmag.org/BA/indexBAhtml
Early Winter, 2001

Michael Bader
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Memorial

The Tattered Cloak and Other Stories*
Nina Berberova
New Directions Classic
Russian Short Stories

Six Wars at a Time
Howard and Audrey Shaff
The Center for

Western Studies
Biography of Gutzon Borglum

The Essential Galbraith[B]
John Kenneth Galbraith
Mariner
Essays

Maverick in Madagascar[B]
Mark Eveleigh
Lonely Planet
Travel

The Big Lie:[B] Hale Boggs, Lucille May Grace, and Leander Perez in 1951
Garry Boulard
Pelican
Political Biography

The Cave Club
Geoffrey Brock
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry

In Search of Deep Throat: The Greatest Political Mystery of Our Time
Leonard Garment
Basic
Memoirs of the Nixon Years

Groupuscules, or the New Old Left
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Political Schisms

God and the Evolving Universe:[N] The Next Step in Personal Evolution
James Redfield, Michael Murphy, Sylvia Timbers
Tarcher/Putnam
New Age

Book Business:[N] Publishing Past, Present and Future
Jason Epstein
Norton
Memoirs

Selected Poems of Robert Penn Warren
John Burt, Editor
Louisiana State University Press
Anthology

The Tattered Cloak
Nina Berberova
[Reading]
Russian Emigre Fiction

Three from the Teachers & Writers Collaborative
Christopher Edgar, Gary Lenhart, Editors
[Poetry]
Contemporary Poetry


Issue #72
www.ralphmag.org/BB/indexBB.html
Mid-Winter, 2001 - 2002

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 Marías
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


Issue #73
www.ralphmag.org/BC/indexBC.html
Late Mid-Winter, 2002

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


Issue #74
www.ralphmag.org/BD/indexBD.html
Late Winter, 2002

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


Issue #75
www.ralphmag.org/BE/indexBE.html
Late Late Winter, 2002

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


Issue #76
www.ralphmag.org/BF/indexBF.html
Early Spring, 2002

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


Issue #77
www.ralphmag.org/BG/indexBG.html
Early Mid-Spring, 2002

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


Issue #78
www.ralphmag.org/BH/indexBH.html
Late Mid-Spring, 2002

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


Issue #79
www.ralphmag.org/BI/indexBI.html
Late Late Spring, 2002

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


Issue #80
www.ralphmag.org/BJ/indexBJ.html
Very Early Summer, 2002

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


Issue #81
www.ralphmag.org/BK/indexBK.html
Early Summer, 2002

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


Issue #82
www.ralphmag.org/BL/indexBL.html
Mid-Summer, 2002

The Bombing of Serbia
Daisy Fried
[Poems]
Contemporary American Poetry

The Voice of the Poet:[B] Wallace Stevens
J. D. McClatchy, Editor
Random House Audio
Early 20th Century American Poetry

Della Raye:[B] A Girl Who Grew Up in Hell and Emerged Whole
Gary Penley
Pelican
American Mental Institutions Practice; Biography

Outlaw Woman [B]
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
City Lights
American Rights Movements in the 1960s

Doctors and Discoveries:
Lives that Created Today's Medicine
John Galbraith Simmons
Houghton Mifflin
History of Medicine

Meet General Grant
W. E. Woodward
Horace Liverwright
Historical Review by H. L. Mencken

RALPH Poetry, Cheese and Rat Turds
Franz Wright, Maria D. Laso
[Letters]
Poetry in RALPH

In the Service of the King: The Story of My Life
Aimée Semple McPherson
Boni & Liveright
Biographical Review by H. L. Mencken

My Life
Isadora Duncan
Boni & Liveright
Biographical Review by H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken on American Literature
S. T. Joshi, Editor
Ohio University
Collection of H. L. Mencken Reviews

Embalming Mom:[N] Essays in Life
Janet Burroway
Sightline/Iowa
Contemporary American Essays

Secular Wholeness:[N] A Skeptic's Paths to a Richer Life
David Cortesi
Trafford
Essays on a Secular Belief System

Burden of Ashes [N]
Justin Chin
Alyson
Gay Memoirs

The Officers' Ward
Marc Dugain
SOHO
Contemporary French Fiction --- WWI

The Architecture of Howard Van Doren Shaw
Virginia A. Greene
Chicago Review Press
Turn-of-the-Century Architecture

Raw Meat Speed Bumps
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Contemporary Mexican Travel

How to Spell
Gary Soto
[Poem]
Contemporary Latino Poetry


Issue #83
www.ralphmag.org/BM/indexBM.html
Late Mid-Summer, 2002

Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life
Philip Simmons
Bantam
ALS, Autobiography

Sacred India [B]
William Dalrymple
Lonely Planet
The Religions of India

Famous First Bubbles:[B] The Fundamentals of Early Manias
Peter M. Garber
MIT
Rethinking Three Famous Financial Bubbles

Ceramic Water Closets [B]
Munroe Blair
Shire
Four Centuries of Toilets

Letter from Uppland #3
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Food in Contemporary Sweden

A Black Swimmer
Paul Laraque
[Poem]
Contemporary Poetry from Guinea

Speedbumps, S. J. Perelman, The Crane Report, Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition
Michael Sheber, Phil Ehrens, Mike McNamara, Prudence Crowther
[Letters]
Comments on Reviews and Articles in RALPH

Bureau:[N] The Secret History of the FBI
Ronald Kessler
St. Martin's
History of the FBI

The Death of Sweet Mister*[N]
Daniel Woodrell
Putnam
Contemporary American Fiction

The Compact Peters World Atlas:[N] The Earth in True Proportion
Kummerly & Bern, Oxford Cartographers
Hammond
New Atlas of the Earth

Pain
Arthur W. Frank
[Reading]
Effects of Pain on the Psyche

Ticks, Blackflies, and God's Other Punishments
Philip Simmons
[Reading]
Summer in New England

Untamed Seas: One Woman's True Story of Shipwreck and Survival
Deborah Scaling Kiley
Mariner
Shipwreck in the Atlantic

Poem for Our Dog Afraid of Thunder on a Rainy Day
Leroy V. Quintana
[Poem]
Contemporary American Poetry

Novice to Master: An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of My Own Stupidity*
Soke Morinaga Roshi
Wisdom
Zen Buddhism --- History of a Master


Issue #84
www.ralphmag.org/BN/indexBN.html
Late Summer, 2002

Inuksuit:[N] Silent Messengers Of the Arctic
Norman Hallendy
University of Washington
Stone Monuments of the Arctic

The Transformations of Mr. Hadlíz[N]
Ladislav Novák
Twisted Spoon Press
Contemporary Surrealist Literature

Atonement[N]
Gaétan Soucy
Anansi
Contemporary French-Canadian Fiction

My Fine Feathered Friend
William Grimes
North Point
Chickens and New York City

World War II: A Photographic History
David Boyle
MetroBooks
Photographs from the European and Pacific Theatres of War

A Woman of Rome*
Alberto Moravia
Steerforth Italia
Post WWII Italian Fiction

The Quest for Immortality:[B] Science at the Frontiers of Aging
S. Jay Olshansky, Bruce A. Carnes
Norton
Current Scientific Beliefs about Aging

The Gospel of the Toltecs[B]
Frank Diaz
Bear & Co.
Shamatic Studies

Portrait of a Burger as a Young Calf:[B] The Story of One Man, Two Cows, and the Feeding of a Nation
Peter Lovenheim
Harmony
Following Meat from Birth to Grinder

The Rejection Slip Blues
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
How Not to Publish a Book

Souls As Big As Fingernails
Mordecai Richler
[Reading]
Interior Politics in Israel

And Why Did I Fail, And Do Not Fail
Rebecca S. Wrangle
[Poem]
Contemporary American Poetry

The Childless Mother Poems
Becky Birtha
[Poems]
Contemporary Feminist Poems

Learning to Fall, The Peters World Atlas, RALPH's Poetry Reviews, and Questions of Fellatio/Cunnilingus
John G. Simmons, Franz Wright, Joan Houlihan, Barry Corbet
[Letters]
"The difference between reviewing a book and using it to trumpet one's own melancholic spiritual conclusions."


Issue #85
www.ralphmag.org/BO/indexBO.html
Early Fall, 2002

RALPH's Top Pops
The Editors of RALPH
[List]
The Twenty Reviews that Receive the Most Hits

52 McGs.:[N] The Best Obituaries from Legendary New York Times Writer Robert McG. Thomas Jr.
Chris Calhoun, Editor
Scribner
Classic Obituaries from the New York Times

Minority Report[N]
Philip K. Dick
Pantheon
Classic Science Fiction Story

Love Never Sleeps:[N] Living at Home With Alzheimer's
Mary Summer Rain
Hampton Roads
Caring for an Alzheimer's Patient at Home

Sacred Pain: Hurting the Body For the Sake of the Soul
Ariel Glucklich
Oxford
Seeking Pain in the Search for the Divine

At the Ends of the Earth: A History of the Polar Regions
Kieran Mulvaney
Island/Shearwater
History of Exploration and Exploitation of the Arctic and Antarctic

Jacobson's Organ and the Remarkable Nature of Smell*
Lyall Watson
Norton
A History of the Nose

Photographs at St. Lawrence University[B]
Catherine Tedford, Gary D. Sampson, Editors
St. Lawrence University
Photographs in the Collection of St. Lawrence University

Mountain Biking New Mexico[B]
Sarah Bennett Alley
Globe Pequot Press
78 Biking Trails in New Mexico

Ethnic Notions:[B] Black Images in the White Mind
Robbin Henderson, David Miller
Berkeley Art Center
50 "Comic" Artifacts from the Last 150 Years

Pepe the Pensive, Raúl the Rambunctious
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Friends and Workers from Oaxaca

Portrait of The Cyclops
John Banville
[Reading]
Tales of a Prisoner

A Visit to the Old Peoples' Home
John Banville
[Reading]
An Old People's Home

Alicante
Jacques Prévert
[Poem]
Turn of the Century Poetry

The Black Beast: A German Love Song
Franz Werfel
[Poem]
Mid-Century German Poetry

World War II Revisited
R. F. Lacey
[Letter]
Suffering in WWII


Issue #86
www.ralphmag.org/BP/indexBP.html
Mid-Fall, 2002

The Trolley[N]
Claude Simon
New Press
Contemporary French Fiction

A Thread Across the Ocean[N]: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable
John Steele Gordon
Walker
19th Century History

The Last Barrier[N]: A Journey into the Essence of
Sufi Teaching
Reshad Feild
Lindisfarne Books
Sufi Practice

My Bipolar Trip in 4-D
Lizzie Simon
Atria Books
Personal History, Bipolar Disorder

The World of the Hummingbird[B]
Robert Burton
Firefly
Natural History

Trail of Feathers[B]: In Search of the Birdmen of Peru
Tahir Shah
Arcade
Travels in Peru

The Englishman's Daughter
Ben Macintyre
Farrar, Strauss and Giroux
History, WWI

Spies, Black Ties, & Mango Pies: Stories and Recipes from CIA Families All Over the World
The Family Advisory Board of the CIA
Community Communications
Recipes from the CIA

Confessing
Jamie O'Neill
[Reading]
Confessing the Love of a Soldier

Daughter, The Whistler
Dorothy Hewett
Poems
Contemporary Australian Poetry

The Use of Force
William C. Williams
[Reading]
1930s Medical Practice

The Charge of the Light Brigade
Cecil Woodham-Smith
[Reading]
19th Century History

Campus Crusade for Christ
Kara Fiess
[Letter]
Appeal for the Campus Crusade

Why We Age
Dr. Phage
[Article]
The Hamilton-Medewar Treatment of Mortality

At Swim, Two Boys*
Jamie O'Neill
Scribner
Love and the Irish Easter Uprising

Treasury of Favorite Poems
Louis Untermeyer
MetroBooks
Anthology of English Poetry


Issue #87
www.ralphmag.org/BQ/indexBQ.html
Late Fall, 2002

Shy Bladder Syndrome:[B] Your Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Paruresis
Steven Soifer, et al
New Harbinger
Medical Guide

Storm Chasers[B]: The Hurricane Hunters and Their Fateful Flight into Hurricane Janet
David Toomey
Norton
History of Hurricanes and Hurricane Predictions

Down to a Soundless Sea[B]
Thomas Steinbeck
Ballentine
Contemporary American Short Stories

Consider the Poet, The Ladder
George Hitchcock
[Poems]
Contemporary American Poetry

After the Quake*
Haruki Murakami
Knopf
Contemporary Japanese Short Stories

Fire of the Five Hearts*
Holly A. Smith
Brunner-Routledge
Caring for Incest Victims

Waiting for Lefty (To Shut Up)
Jon Gallant
[Article]
Contemporary Left-Wing American Politics

Nanaprobe tracers and Mind-transducers
ncolt@aol.com
[Letter]
Aliens

The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant[N]
Elisabeth Jay, Editor
Broadview Press
Autobiography of a 19th Century English Writer

One Hundred Demons[N]
Lynda Barry
Sasquatch Books
Growing Up Comics

Dhammapada Annotated & Explained[N]
Max Müller, Jack Maguire
Skylight Paths
Original Buddhist Teachings

John Sparrow
Paul West
[Reading]
Memoirs of an Oxford Don

Saint Peter Got Smashed
A. T. Kendall
[Poem]
Contemporary American Religious Poetry

Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
Ram Dass
Riverhead
Disability Autobiograpy

Yoga Mala: The Seminal Guide to Ashtanga Yoga by the Living Master
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
North Point Press
Illustrated Yoga Instruction Book


Issue #88
www.ralphmag.org/BR/indexBR.html
Late Fall, 2002

Studio Case Furniture[N]: The Inside Story
Russell Panczenko
Elvehjem Museum of Art
Furniture as Art

The One Who Swears You Can't Start Over[N]
Ethna McKiernan
Salmon Poetry/Dufour Editions
Contemporary American Poetry

The Boxer[N]
Jurek Becker
Arcade Publishing
Contemporary German Fiction

Making Life Meaningful[B]
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archives
Tibetan Buddhism Commentary

The Ship and the Storm[B]:Hurricane Mitch andthe Loss of the Fantome
Jim Carrier
Harcourt/Harvest
Hurricane/Naval Disasters

Water Follies[B]: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters
Robert Glennon
Island Press
The Misues of Groundwater in America

Creatures of the Deep: In Search of the Sea's "Monsters" and the World They Live In
Erich Hoyt
Firefly
Deep Sea Creatures

Disability Rights and Russia
Hugh Gregory Gallagher
[Article]
Disability History in the United States and in Russia

Voices in the Dark: Esoteric, Occult & Secular Voices
In Nazi-Occupied Paris 1940 - 44*
William Patrick Patterson
Arete
Gurdjieff Classes in Paris during WWII

Icepick Lover
William Patrick Patterson
[Reading]
Gays and Germans in Paris during WWII

Cold Collation
Prasenjit Maiti
[Poem]
Contemporary Indian Poetry

Holly Smith, Disability and Russia, The Whaleship Essex
Holly Smith, L. Lark, Edmond W. Crane
[Letters]
Letters on Previous Reviews

Love and the Flowers
Jeremy D. Colon
[Poem]
Contemporary American/Spanish Poetry

Pied Piper: The Many Lives of Noah Greenberg
James Gollin
Pendragon Press
The Biography of Noah Greenberg

Literary Agents and the TLS
NB
[Reading]
Article about "The Rejection Slip Blues"

Martinis, Chocolate, and Tangerines
M. F. K. Fisher
[Reading]
Secret Foods


Issue #89
www.ralphmag.org/BS/indexBS.html
Late Late Fall, 2002

Ripe[N]
Roy Jacobstein
Wisconsin
Contemporary American Poetry

California Plain:[N] Remembering Barns
Morley Baer
Stanford
Photographs of Old California Barns

Speer:[N] The Final Verdict
Joachim Fest
Harcourt
Biography of Nazi Architect Albert Speer

The Chrysler Building: Creating a New Icon Day by Day
David Stravitz
Princeton Architectural
Photographic History of Construction of the Chrysler Building

The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity
Mark Vonnegut
Seven Stories
Memories of Madness and Hippiedom

Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World*
Margaret MacMillan
Random House
Day-By-Day Account of the Forging of the Versailles Treaty

Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper
Harriet Scott Chessman
Plume
Historical Novel of the Expressionist Painter

Double Down
Frederick and Steven Barthelme
Harcourt
Autobiography of Two Gambling Addicts

Selected Prose and Prose-Poems of Gabriela Mistral[B]
Stephen Tapscott
University of Texas
Biography of the Turn-of-the-Century Chilean Poet

Music of A Life[B]
Andreï Makine,
Arcade
Novel of Russian Musician and Exile

The Holy Longing:[B] The Hidden Power of Spiritual Yearning
Connie Zweig
Tarcher/Putnam
Spiritual Practice and Counselling

Lab Rat: A Medical Memoir
Jon Gallant
[Article]
The Horrors of Sciatica

Georges Clemenceau at Versailles
Margaret MacMillan
[Reading]
France and the Versailles Peace Treaty

About the Tale of an Old Bay Fisherman
Curtis Robbins
[Poem]
The Poetry of Lipreading

When Billy Collins Met Anne Sexton
Jack Conway
[Poem]
Contemporary American Poetry

Moon Dog Song
Angel Peréz
[Poem]
Contemporary Hispanic Poetry

Hortense Powdermaker, Anti-Matter, Diplomatic Cargo Boxes, and More on the Poetry of Louise Glück
John Newlove, E. Terrell, Rick Hunter, Hon. Dr. John Cabora
Letters
Letters to RALPH


Issue #90
www.ralphmag.org/BT/indexBT.html
Early Winter, 2002

Editors' Picks
The Editors of RALPH
[List]
Ten Important New Books

Media Violence and its Effect on Aggression: Assessing the Scientific Evidence
Jonathan L. Freedman
University of Toronto
Studies on Television Violence

The Best American Mystery Stories: 2002
James Ellroy, Editor
Houghton Mifflin
Twenty Mystery Short Stories

Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy
Diana Preston
Walker
The Sinking of the Lusitania

Where the Roots Reach for Water
Jeffrey Smith
North Point
Personal History of Depression

Antarctica:[B] Exploring the Extreme, 400 Years of Adventure
Marilyn J. Landis
Chicago Review Press
Antarctic Explorations over Four Centuries

King Solomon's Mines[B]
H. Rider Haggard
Broadview Literary Texts
Classic African Adventure Tale

The Territory of Men[B]
Joelle Fraser
Villard
Memoir of Growing Up as a Hippie

A Geezer in Paradise
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Travels Through Mexico

Mary White
William Allen White
[Reading]
Essay on the Death of a Daughter

A Simple Method for Creating An Infinity Supply of Energy; The Chrysler Building
Eugene Terrell, David Stravitz
[Letters]
Letters to RALPH


Issue #91
www.ralphmag.org/BU/indexBU.html
Mid-Winter, 2002 - 2003

An American Summer[N]
Frank Deford
Sourcebooks Landmark
Contemporary American Novel about Poliomyelitis

Magnetic Fields[N]
Ron Loewinsohn
Dalkey Archive
Contemporary American Novel about Living Spaces and Illusion

Confucianism:[N] Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Places
Jennifer Oldstone-Moore
Oxford
The Philosophy of Confucius

The Hero of The Heartland: Billy Sunday and the Transformation of American Society, 1862 - 1935
Robert F. Martin
Indiana University
Biography of the American Religious Leader

The Sahara: A Natural History
Marq de Villiers, Sheila Hirtle
Walker
Overview of the Sahara Desert

Charles Krafft's Villa Delirium
Mike McGee, Larry Reid
Last Gasp
Retrospective of the Controversial Contemporary Artist

When I Was a German: An English Woman Living in Nazi Germany*
Christabel Bielenberg
University of Nebraska
Biography of an Englishwoman in Germany 1932 - 1945

Nativity Poems[B]
Joseph Brodsky
Farrar Straus
Contemporary Russian Poetry

Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas[B]
Claudia Múller-Ebeling, et al
Inner Traditions
Extensive Review of the Shamans of Nepal

Soundless Roar: [B] Stories, Poems, and Drawings
Ava Kadishson Schieber
Northwestern University
Memoir of Growing Up Jewish in Belgrade, 1941 - 1945

Being "Illeagle:" Jeremy Lansman & Community Radio
L. W. Milam
[Article]
Tales of One of the Founders of Community Radio

A Bottle Full of Ants
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
Mexico Travel

Slavery and the Arabs
Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle
[Reading]
Slavery in the Sahara

Don Quixote, Sancho Panza and the Ghosts
Miguel De Cervantes
[Reading]
Don Quixote and the Fulling Mills

Ode to a Name
Moira Megargee
[Poem]
Poem about Lolita Lark

The Fessenden Review, Anorexia, and Ralph Kramden
Joel Friedland, Vern Stoltz, et. al
[Letters]
Letters to RALPH


Issue #92
www.ralphmag.org/BV/indexBV.html
Late Mid-Winter, 2002 - 2003

Boca Rococo:[N] How Addison Mizner Invented Florida's Gold Coast
Caroline Seebohm
Clarkson Potter
American Biography

As I Live And Breathe:[N] Notes of a Patient-Doctor
Jamie Weisman
North Point Press
Autobiography

How the Universe Got Its Spots:[N] Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
Janna Levin
Princeton University Press
Topology and Love

Soul of Nowhere: Traversing Grace in A Rugged Land*
Craig Childs
Sasquatch
Desert Lore and Travel

American Standard
John Blair
Pittsburgh
Contemporary American Short Stories

Moral Hazard
Kate Jennings
Fourth Estate
Alzheimer's and Banking

Lindbergh: Triumph and Tragedy
Richard Bak
Taylor
Biography

After the Fire:[B] A Writer Finds His Place
Paul Zimmer
Minnesota
Autobiography

The Boy Who Invented Television:[B] A Story of Inspiration, Persistence, and Quiet Passion
Paul Schatzkin
TeamCom
Biography of Philo T. Farnsworth

History in English Words* [B]
Owen Barfield
Lindisfarne Books
Etymology

Medical Paraphernalia
Michael A. Ingall, M. D.
[Article]
Autobiography

Lemuel
L. W. Milam
Reading
Memoirs of a Love

Suicide in The Desert
Craig Childs
[Reading]
Traveling in the Desert

Two Hundred Horse-Power Cheeses
Jerome K. Jerome
[Reading]
Memoirs of Cheeses

I Sing of a Lady
Anon
[Poem]
15th Century English Carol

The Solicitor
Maureen A. Jeffs
[Poem]
Contemporary English Poetry

Poetry Magazine & Their New-Found $100,000,000 & Who Were You Before You Were?
L. Lark/Bob Arnold
[Letters]
Poetry Magazine / Lolita Lark


Issue #93
www.ralphmag.org/BW/indexBW.html
Late Late Winter, 2002 - 2003

Eternal Treblinka: [N] Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust
Charles Patterson
Lantern Books
Animal Rights and the Holocaust

Remarkable Trees of the World [N]
Thomas Pakenham
W. W. Norton
Strange and Wonderful Trees

Facing Forward [N]: Finding Hope to Begin Again
Wendy Murray Zoba
Tyndale House
Evangelicals and Menopause

The Kindness of Sisters: Annabella Milbanke and the Destruction of the Byrons
David Crane
Knopf
Sisterly Love and Lord Byron

The Road to Malpsychia: Humanistic Psychology and Our Discontents
Joyce Milton
Encounter
The Failings of Humanistic Psychology

The Purple Land*
W. W. Hudson
Shambala
A Romantic Novel of 1850s South America

Sailing Alone Around the World*
Joshua Slocum
Shambhala
Three Years Before the Mast (Alone)

Shooting Under Fire: [B]The World of the War Photographer
Peter Howe
Artisan
Essays and Pictures from the World of War Photography

Meditation, Transformation, and Dream Yoga [B]
Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche
Snow Lion
Yoga and Sickness and Pain

The Analyst*[B]
John Katzenbach
Ballentine
Novel about the Stalking of a Psychoanalyst

On a Lumbar Roll
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Sciatica and the Third Avenue El

God Vs. Gawd
A. W. Allworthy
[Article]
The Two Divines at Work in the U.S.

The Children of La Ribiera
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Travels in Mexico

Women and All-Talk Radio
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Travels in Mexico

Harmless Fun
Richard Charles
[Poetry]
Poem on Fondling

"Sorrow" and "The Bride"
D. H. Lawrence
[Poem]
Poetry of Death

"The Lifting"
Sharon Olds
[Poem]
Poetry of Death

"Thoughts on Disability"
Mike Davis, L. W. Milam
[Letters]
How to Deal with Disability

"RALPH Magazine & The Other RALPH Magazine"
Jonathan Brodie, Lolita Lark
[Letter]
Thoughts on the Two RALPH Magazines


Issue #94
www.ralphmag.org/BX/indexBX.html
Very Early Spring, 2003

RALPH'S Top Pop Hits
The Editors
[List]
Fifteen of Our Most Viewed Articles, Reviews and Readings

My 'Dam Life*
Sean Condon
Lonely Planet
Three Years in Amsterdam

In Shackleton's Wake
Arved Fuchs
Sheridan House
Antarctic Trek in the Footsteps of Ernest Shackleton

The First World War
Michael Howard
Oxford
Brief History of WWI

Declare
Tim Powers
Morrow
Espionage Novel

Earth and Ashes[B]
Atiq Rahimi
Harcourt
Novel of Survival in Afghanistan

Roofing with
Asphalt Shingles[B]
Mike Guerton
Taunton
Noir Fiction about a Man Named Shingles

Salt:[B] A World History
Mark Kurlansky
Walker
A Comprehensive History of Salt

The American Left: An Autopsy
Dr. Phage
[Article]
The Element of Self-Defeat in the Left

"Das Volkswagen" and "Something for Nothing"
Tom Weller
[Readings]
Recently Discovered Works of Shakespeare and Richard Sauerkraut

"Medical Advice," "Dumpsters"
Patti White
[Poetry]
Modern American Poetry

Bulemia and Anorexia, Milking Cows, RALPH, and Medycyna Praktyczna
"FRKER," Andrew Breslin, Mike Goodwin, and Katarzyna Jagiela
[Letters]
RALPH's Monthly Correspondence


Issue #95
www.ralphmag.org/BY/indexBY.html
Mid-Spring, 2003

Aureole*[N]
Carole Maso
City Lights
Love Poetry

Shinto[N]: Origins, Rituals, Festivals Spirits, Sacred Places
C. Scott Littleton
Oxford
History and Practice of Shinto

How to Be Alone[N]
Jonathan Franzen
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Essays on America

The Good Men: A Novel of Heresy
Charmaine Craig
Riverhead
Novel about the Languedocs of 12th Century France

The "Tamarit" Poems
Federico García Lorca
Dedalus Books
Persian-style Poems of García Lorca

Outlaw: The Lives and Careers of John Rechy
Charles Casillo
Advocate
Biography of the American Noir Writer

The Algeria Hotel: France, Memory, and the Second World War*
Adam Nossiter
Houghton Mifflin
Vichy France and WWII

Children of the Depression[B]
Kathleen Thompson, Hilary MacAustin, Editors
Indiana University Press
Photographs of American Children 1935 - 1942

The Squabble[B]
Nikolai Gogol
Hesperus
Classic 19th Century Russian Short Novel

Pacific High:[B] Adventures in the Coast Ranges from Baja to Alaska
Tim Palmer
Island Press
Expeditions along the 3,600 Mile Range

Our Graduation Speech
Carlos Amantea
Article
Twenty or so Truths About Life (and Eating)

A Sky Filled with Japanese Zebras
Anders Henriksson
[Reading]
College Students' Examination Boners

The Outside Canon
Miles Harvey and the editors of Outside Magazine
[List]
Fifty-three Great Travel Books

An Indian History of Early America
Richard White
[Reading]
American Indians and the Colonial Powers

Song of the Morning Market
Federico García Lorca
[Poem]
Spanish Poetry of the 30s

Casida of the Branches
Federico García Lorca
[Poem]
Spanish Poetry of the 30s

Poetry (In Motion) / Photograph
Bart Edelman
[Poems]
Contemporary American Poetry

Robert Penn Warren, The Fictional L. W. Milam, and The FOLIO
Betty H. Moss, Roy Kiesling, Laura McCarthy, L. Lark
[Letters]
RALPH's Monthly Correspondence


Issue #96
www.ralphmag.org/BZ/indexBZ.html
Late Spring, 2003

A Palpable Elysium:[N] Portraits of Genius and Solitude
Jonathan Williams
David R. Godine
Personal Photographs and Memories

Small Wonder*[N]
Barbara Kingsolver
HarperCollins
Personal Essays on Contemporary American Life

The Lake of Dead Languages[N]
Carol Goodman
Ballantine
Contemporary American Novel

The Crazed
Ha Jin
Pantheon
Contemporary Chinese Novel

The Boy and The Dog Are Sleeping*
Nasdijj
Ballantine
Memoirs of a Boy with AIDS

The Blessing
Gregory Orr
Council Oak
Memoirs of a Death in the Family

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson[G]
Chester G Hearn
McFarland
History of Proceedings against the Twelfth President

Zen Sex:[G] The Way of Making Love
Philip Toshio Sudo
Harper/San Francisco
Techniques of Zen Sexuality

Vogue Women[G]
Georgina Howell
Thunder's Mouth Press
Photographs from the Pages of Vogue

Uniforms:[B] Why We Are What We Wear
Paul Fussell
Houghton Mifflin
Thoughts on the Meaning of Uniforms

The Art of Contemporary American Pottery[B]
Kevin A. Hluch
Krause
Works of More than 150 Contemporary Potters

Samurai William:[B] The Englishman Who Opened Japan
Giles Milton
Farrar Straus Giroux
History of the First Englishman in Japan

Wars & History
J. Gallant, L. Milam
[Article]
History of Wars and the United States

How to Care for A Boy With AIDS
Nasdijj
[Reading]
Description of Life with a Boy with AIDS

Seeing All the Way To China (From the American Southwest)
Nasdijj
[Reading]
Description of Life with a Boy with AIDS

Amblyopia
Reneé Gisell
[Poem]
Living with Blindness

Medicine Woman
Cheryl Savageau
[Poem]
Poem on the Native American Experience

The Earth Is A Satellite of The Moon
Lionel Rugama
[Poem]
Poem on the Native American Experience

Elizabeth Gips, Great Travel Books, U. S. Army Torturing Witches, The Rejection Slip Blues, and Northwest Art
Phil Ehrens, Tortured Witch, Hank Levin, Kurt Lidtke, Gerard Jones
[Letters]
RALPH's Monthly Correspondence


Issue #97
www.ralphmag.org/CA/indexCA.html
Late Spring, 2003

Metamorphosis[N]
Franz Kafka
[Hesperus]
Neo-realistic German Fiction

City Requiem, Calcutta:*[N]
Gender and the Politics of Poverty
Ananya Roy
[University of Minnesota Press]
Calcutta, Land Use,
and the Very Poor

Waiting for an Angel [N]
Helon Habila
[Norton]
Contemporary Nigerian Fiction

The Age Of Gold:*
The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
H. W. Brands
[Doubleday]
History of the California Gold-Rush

Sun at Midnight:
A Memoir of the Dark Night
Andrew Harvey
[Tarcher/Putnam]
The Falling-Out Between Indian Guru and Her Disciple

Blood of Victory*
Alan Furst
[Random House]
Pre-WWII Spy Mystery

Calamus Lovers:[G]
Walt Whitman's Working Class Camerados
Charley Shively, Editor
[Gay Sunshine]
A Study of Walt Whitman's Lovers

Asia Through the Back Door [G]
Rick Steves and John Gottberg
Muir Publications
Travel in Asia

Nobody Wants a Nuclear War[G]
Judith Vigna
[Concept Books]
Children's Guide to Nuclear War

My Father, My Son [G]
Elmo Zumwalt Jr., and Elmo Zumwalt III
[Macmillan]
Father and Son Memories of the Viet-Nam War

How to Beat Burnout:[G]
Help for Men and Women
Frank Minirth, et al.
[Moody]
Christian Psychotherapy

Radical Compassion:*[B]
Finding Christ in the Heart of the Poor
Gary Smith, S. J.
[Jesuit Way/Loyola]
Serving the Poor

Serve It Forth*[B]
Mary F. K. Fisher
[North Point]
Cookbook from 1939

Samadhi:[B]
Personal Journeys to Spiritual Truth
Derek Biermann
[Shambhala]
Interviews with Indian Mystics

Ninety-Year-Old Mother
Makes a Killing on Stocks
Carlos Amantea
[Article]
The Stock Market and the Very Old

Husbands Eaten by Ferocious Tigers
Ananya Roy
[Reading]
Interviews with Working Women of Calcutta

Documents on the Oil Fields
Alan Furst
[Reading]
Protecting Roumanian Oil

Thoreau the Buddhist
Rick Fields
[Reading]
The Meditational Practices of Thoreau

"Work Way Up the Ladder,"
"Montgomery"
Michael Craig
[Poetry]
Contemporary American Poetry

Anorexia, Noah Greenberg,
The Anatomy of Miracles, and
A Possible Legal Fiasco at RALPH
James Gollin, Jessie Walsh, Terry Brown, Dorothy Bowles
[Letters]
Correspondence with RALPH


Issue #98
www.ralphmag.org/CB/indexCB.html
Very Early Summer, 2003

Silent Night:[B] The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce
Stanley Weintraub
[Plume]
The Soldier-led truce of 1914

Mygale[B]
Thierry Jonquet
[City Lights Noir]
Contemporary French Fiction

Choosing the Right College: [B]
The Whole Truth about America's Top Schools
Winfield J. C. Myers, Editor
[Eerdmans]
Exhaustive Comments on America's 109 Top Colleges

The Madness of Art:
Interviews with Poets and Writers
Robert Philips
[Syracuse University Press]
Interviews with Eight Poets and Writers

Memphis Minnie on the Icebox
Langston Hughes
[Reading]
1933 Report on the Famous Blues Singer

Covered Bridges of New York State[N]
Rick L. Berfield
[Syracuse University]
A Visit to the 24 Covered Bridges of New York State

The Fox*[N]
D. H. Lawrence
[Hesperus]
Early 20th Century English Fiction

Juke Joint[N]
Birney Imes, Photographer
[University Press of Mississippi]
Dives in the Mississippi Delta Area

Couples Therapy for the Disabled
Susan Parker
[Reading]
Psychotherapy and Quadriplegia

Ravensbrück Love Poem:
January 1945 - January 1985
J. W. Glass
[Poem]
Poetry about the Holocaust

Tracking Down Spammers
J. D. Lansman
[Article]
How to Find Spammers

Tumbling After:*
Pedaling Like Crazy after Life Goes Downhill
Susan Parker
[Crown]
Life After a Paralyzing Accident

World War I,
Hydrothermal Vents,
Partially Hydrogenated Memory, and
the Other RALPH
Lynne-Marie Sanders, Wilfred Owen,
Peter Blind and Akira Sato
[Letters to RALPH]
Correspondence with the Magazine


Issue #99
www.ralphmag.org/CC/indexCC.html
Early Summer, 2003

Long Time Coming*[N]
Photographic Portrait of America: 1935-1943
Michael Lesy, Editor
[Norton]
Over 400 Photographs from
The Farm Security Administration

Volcanoes[N]
Mauro Rosi, et al, Editors
[Firefly]
100 Volcanoes Immortalized

Route 66[N]
Images of America's Main Street
William Kaszyniski
McFarland
Nostalgic Story with Pictures of the Old Highway 66

Memoirs of A Revolutionary*
Victor Serge
[University of Iowa]
Autobiography of a Radical Anarchist

Fragments of the Artwork
Jean Genet
[Stanford University]
Collected Essays and Interviews of Jean Genet

Bugs, Bites, and Bowels[B]
Jane Wilson-Howarth
[Cadigan Guides]
Medical Travel Advice

Still Me[B]
Christopher Reeve
[Random House]
Autobiography of the Actor

God's Mountain[B]
Erri De Luca
[Riverhead Books]
Contemporary Italian Fiction

Spam & Spammers, Jan Reid,
Boxing, and Disability, and
Children of a Vanished World
Jan Reid, Phil Ehrens, and Carolyn Carlisle
[Letters to RALPH]
Monthly Correspondence

Take Me Out to the Seder
Dr. Phage
[Article]
Some Thoughts on the Modernization of the Seder

Samovars and Bedlam
Michael Ingall
[Article]
Bringing Genteel Living into the
Treatment of Mental Patients

Manuel and the Whore-House
Carlos Amantea
[Reading]
Sex and Disability

The Funeral Workers Were Whistling Mozart
Jean Genet
[Reading]
Columbariums and Music

Anseo, March 16 [1996]
David Lehman, Paul Muldoon
[Poetry]
Contemporary American Poetry from NPR