Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Ct. Review New Edition Fall 06

The Fall 2006 issue of Connecticut Review is on the street.
In this issue:

* In his short story "The Finest Writers in the World Today"
Tom Williams invents a celebrity look-alike talent agency that
expands its offerings to include famous authors. Soon the author
impersonators are the hottest selling product in the agency, but the
writers are strange. "John Irving always wanted to wrestle, and
William Burroughs was just plain creepy."

* Poet Renee Ashley, winner of the 2006 Sunken Garden Poetry
Award, describes sitting in a "nifty room and a view of the dead who
have a view of you."

* Essayist Paul Ruffin tells how a child's desire to visit a
Memphis zoo, is thwarted by racial segregation; it's a powerful look
at denied expectations.

* WestConn Professional Writing major and former CSU fiction
award winner Marty Collins engages best-selling literary novelist
Stewart O'Nan (A World Away, Night Country, Snow Angels, The Good
Wife) to provide an unusually detailed, and surprising, look at one
writer's process.

* Spanish playwright Francisco Nieva's (translated by Phyllis
Zatlin) updates the Red Riding Hood story. Hear little Red explain
why she has fallen hopelessly in love with the wolf.

* On the cover and in its color section last year's winner of
the CSU art award, WestConn MFA in art student Rolandas Kiaulevicius,
exhibits a range of watercolors, pastel's and acrylics that portray
memories of his Lithuanian homeland and meditative existential states.

Connecticut Review has been published since 1967 by the Connecticut State
University System. The journal and the work published in it have received awards
from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, National Public Radio, Best American
Poetry, Best American Short Story and The Pushcart Prize. The CSU System serves
more than 35,000 students, making it the largest public university system in Connecticut.

A total of 166 academic programs are offered throughout the system, and more than
5,000 degrees are awarded annually.

Subscriptions to the semi-annual journal can be ordered by sending a check to
Connecticut Review, Connecticut State University System, 39 Woodland St., Hartford,
CT 06105-2337. The annual rate is $24; for 2 years, $40.

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*** A compilation of the fall 2006 edition of Connecticut Review including poetry, fiction, and essays. Check out our new longer format.

*** Wally Lamb discusses his upcoming novel The Hour I First Believed. Lamb is a nationally honored teacher, critically acclaimed writer and best selling author. His work includes the #1 New York Times bestseller, She's Come Undone (Pocket Books; 1992) which also hit USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly and other national bestseller lists; published fiction and non-fiction in The Missouri Review, Allure, USA Weekend, Northeast, The New York Times Magazine, and editor of the poetry collection, Always Begin Where You Are (McGraw Hill; 1979). His second book, I Know This Much Is True (ReganBooks), was released in June 1998. I Know This Much Is True is the acclaimed collection of work by current and former inmates of the women's prison in Niantic, Ct.

The special section of the Spring 2006 issue of Connecticut Review is devoted to trauma studies and trauma theory. With that in mind, we have two writers whose work speaks to the trauma of the Holocaust and the inherited trauma of a Holocaust survivor. First Erma Odrach reads her translation of her grandfather's short story set in post-WWII Europe enttiled, "The Chosen Ones." Then Natalie Freidman reads her theoretical essay on the nature of inherited trauma as the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor entitled "Inherited Trauma: A Member of the Third Generation Speaks."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oy ... Thibault. Drop me a line. Let's catch up.
John Micek