Volume 37, Number 2, January/February 2016

Table of Contents

Focus: Big Novels

Introduction to Focus: Recovering the Big Read

pp. 4-5
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Thomas Pynchon, Literary Giant

pp. 5-6
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Encyclopedic Narrative

pp. 6-7
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Familiar, Vaguely Familiar

pp. 7-8
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Familiar Core

p. 9
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An Essential One

pp. 10-11
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Gay America

p. 11
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Meganovel

pp. 12-13
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Burn this Book

pp. 13-18
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Institutions of Scale

p. 14
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Big Novels/Big Data

p. 14
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Chaos and Cosmos Functions

p. 15
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The Affectual Distinctiveness of Big Books

p. 15
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Book Reviews

A Multiplicity of Voices

p. 16
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Reading Tejano History

pp. 17-21
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But Seriously, How Long?

pp. 18-19
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The Writing Mentor

pp. 19-20
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Masks of Truth

p. 21
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The Way You See the Text

p. 22
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On the Menu

p. 23
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The Taste of Language

p. 24
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Happily Lost

p. 25
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Secret History of Writing Programs

pp. 26-27
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Prospero’s Dilemma

p. 27
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Tale of Two Love Stories

pp. 28-29
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Self-Portrait of the Poet

p. 29
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Departments

Page 2: Bootleg Scholarship

pp. 2-30
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Picketing and Zeitgeist: Reading Material

p. 3
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Scenes: Sundress Publications: An interview with Erin Elizabeth Smith

p. 31
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