BOMB 33 Fall 1990

033 Fall 1990
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Interviews
Ian McEwan by Patrick McGrath
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Ian McEwan discusses the Cold War, the myth of innocence, and forgetfulness.

Vikram Seth by Ameena Meer
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Vikram Seth discusses what it means to be an Indian writer, the art of translation, and living in China in the early ’80s.

Dr. John by Stanley Moss
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Dr. John speaks with long-time listener Stanley Moss about his musical roots, colorful past and his career goals, including film scores and collaborative work.

Victoria Williams by Lynn Geller
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Singer/Songwriter Victoria Williams has a gift for storytelling like those of the literary masters she admires. Her songs have a gospel style that can be traced back to her childhood in Louisiana.

Dorothea Phillips by Mary Agnes Smith
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Family, dream, and tradition govern Aboriginal painting in Australia. Dorothea Phillips, aboriginal dot dot painter, opens her world to New York artist Mary Agnes Smith.

Bella Freud by Elizabeth Cannon
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Elizabeth Cannon on the fashion designer great granddaughter of Sigmund Freud, Bella Freud. 

Dorothea Tanning by Carlo McCormick
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Dorothea Tanning has been associated with the surrealist movement since it came to NYC in the ’40s. In this interview Tanning discusses the misconceptions surrounding her paintings with writer Carlo McCormick.

Al Pacino by Bette Gordon
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Cinematic legend Al Pacino discusses Heathcote Williams’s The Local Stigmatic, commercialism, and rehearsal techniques.

Campbell Scott by Stuart Spencer
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Campbell Scott is known for his ability to play a wide variety of roles. He portrayed Willy in Longtime Companion, Hamlet at the Old Globe and Tunner in the film Sheltering Sky.

Harvey Keitel by Ethan Silverman
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Harvey Keitel on his tough image, popularity, and The Last Temptation of Christ.

Jo Shane by Craig Gholson

Just beneath the surface of the familiar is where you’ll find the wit that is distinctively Jo Shane’s. In irony, she finds power and voice for her passions.

Thulani Davis by Stephanie Fleischmann
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Writer Thulani Davis has achieved something that many writers strive for. Davis has been able to stretch her talents across many forms of writing. She is known for her work as a journalist, poet, novelist, and librettist.

First Proof
Two Poems by Indran Amirthanayagam

Pagan Love Song

‘We got a call a few minutes ago. Pappa has died,

Delayed-Reaction Colonization In Absentia of a Forgotten Island by Jacques Servin

Poultry. Energetic madam of Iwo Jima is fond of poultry in its edible manifestations, those which do not take away from the furtherance of the poultry race. 

Spider by Patrick McGrath

My father’s relationship with Hilda Wilkinson properly began when he went to work on her pipes.

Two Poems by Patrick Worth Gray

I Was Five and She Was Eleven

When my sister fed the geese, she honked.

An Ending by Thomas McGonigle

“James Thomson was my great-grandfather.”

Two Poems by Susan Sonde

The Lone Pine

The wind peppered us that day, it raved like a lunatic

Adults Alone by A.M. Homes

Elaine takes the boys to Florida and drops them off like they’re dry cleaning. 

“See you in ten days,” she says as they wave good-bye in the American terminal. “Be nice!”

1954 by Arturo Arias
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Little baby carriage. // Baby. / Welts.

More
Derelict, Tracts: An Observatory by Michelle Stuart
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From the installation at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. Derelict, Tracts: An Observatory by Michelle Stuart. 

Two Drawings by Michele Zalopany
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Two dark charcoal and pastel drawings on paper and mounted on canvas, Untitled (Volcano) and Brother in Arms by Michele Zalapony.

Untitled by Sue Williams
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Untitled ink on paper drawings by Sue Williams.

Light Journey, Dusk by Emery Clark
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India ink and silver print, Light Journey, Dusk by Emery Clark.

Carson McCullers by Stuart Sherman

A recounting of a visit to legendary writer Carson McCullers, “Carson McCullers” by Stuart Sherman.

One Minute by Felix Huber
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“Fotoprojecktion” of a highway and the surrounding industrial area, One Minute by Felix Stephan Huber. 

In Memorium: Carl Apfelschnitt and Jimmy DeSana
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Two Photographs by Jeannette Montgomery Barron
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Two photographs of posing human figures, Rainer Fetting and Luigi Ontani by Jeannette Montgomery Barron. 

Cymbals by Linda Roush
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Installation at the Bradbury Building in Los Angeles, Cymbals by Linda Rousch.