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194 NEW JOURNALS We have received the first numbers of three new Journals. All three promise to be exciting publications, particularly if they can maintain the high standards and liveliness of the first Issues. genre: an International journal of literature and the arts is published biannually by the Comparative Literature Program, 6101 Seventh Street, Long Beach, California 90804. Subscriptions are $1.50 per issue. The first number remarkably fulfills the promise of the title: it is international and it deals with all the arts. Represented in the first number are poets, fiction writers, critics, composers, photographers, and so on from some ten countries . Most interesting to me were the several attempts to allow two different arts to interact: Brennan's "The Art of Suggestion/ Solarization and Haiku," Nordheim·s "Poetry and Music/ notes on Epitaffio," Eloul (sculpture) and Guy's (poetry) "Hard Fact." The first number of this Journal is distinctive in content and very handsome in format. Journal of Popular Culture is published quarterly for the Popular Literature Section (Comparative Literature II) of the MLA. Editorial office: University Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Subscriptions are $4.00 annually; student rates are $2.00 annually; single numbers cost $1.50; a three-year subscription is $10.00. The first number of this Journal is extraordinarily varied in content: "Heroes and HeroWorship in Nigerian Chapbooks," "The Theatre of Graffiti: the 1966-67 Season in New York," "Ballyhoo, Gargoyles, 4 Firecrackers: Ben Hecht's Aesthetic Calliope," "Buckskin and Ballistics: William Leggett and the American Detective Story," "The Cowboy and the Myth Makers," and "The Morphology of the Middle English Metrical Romance." I was especially impressed with Albert E. Kelson's survey of the 1966-67 New York Theatre season. He manages to cover a great deal of ground without sacrificing a great deal of incisive critical comment. Bernth Llndfors· piece on Nigerian Chapbooks I thought a more significant comment on African Literature than the title promised. I hope this Journal will be able to deal with popular culture in the broad sense alluded to in its policy statement. "There are no limitations on period or country covered." Novel: A Forum on Fiction is published thrice yearly. Editorial address: Box 1955, Brown University, Providence, R. I. 02912. Subscriptions are $3.50 for one year; $6.00 for two years; $1.25 per issue. "Contributors of essays and reviews will be paid." Handsomely printed, this new Journal cuts across national and period lines. It is, in fact, concerned "to foster a more imaginative 'poetics' for fiction, a more comparative view of its variety and richness . . ."; it welcomes "lively readable essays ... of whatever critical persuasion." The Hit of contributors to the first number is awesome. There are many reviews on a wide variety of books and the editors premise to allow space for debate In Critical Exchange section. To the ambitious plans of the «liters I can only say, "CheersJ" Purdue University H. E. Gerber ...


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