No Place Like Home
Mark Fritz's Lost on Earth follows the nomads of the new geopolitics; Tara Bahrampour's To See and See Again takes the author back to the Iran her family fled
City Pages, March 17, 1999
Across the globe with the casualties of the New World Disorder.
Mark Dery's potpourri analysis of fin-de-millennium anxiety is informative and perceptive, but whether he actually gives a shit, well, that's a whole different question.
"Mrs. Hollingsworth, it turns out, is referring to the South itself: to lemonade in the shade, to ennui, to 'automotive mechanical intelligence in inverse proportion to dental health.'"
Critical derision as epistolary novel. Now, if only Ms. Rice had the good manners to write back.
"That [Dan Eldon's] death was -- like all deaths -- a tragedy is incontrovertible. But what exactly is the point of releasing his journal collages to the world?"
My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World by Julian Dibbell
City Pages, February 17, 1999