Issue #203
www.ralphmag.org/GC/indexGC.html
Mid-Summer 2010
Title Author Publisher Subject
Edward Lear Poems
Art from Abrams
La Cuenca de Los Angeles
Ethel Merston
A Light that Reaches to Heaven
Bible Banners
Letters We Never Finished Reading
Two Days to Leave
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
Bonobo Handshake
Vanessa Woods (Gotham) Going Native with Mankind's
Nearest (Perhaps) Relative
Little Boy Blues
A Memoir
Malcolm Jones (Pantheon) Life with Mother in the North Carolina/
South Carolina Borderlands
Bryson's Dictionary of
Troublesome Words[G]
A Writer's Guide to Getting it Right
Bill Bryson (Broadway Books) The English Language
Seen as a Magpie
Chroma
A Book of Color
Derek Jarman (Minnesota) The Primary Colors (and Assorted Others)
against a Background of Blue
Flawless*
Inside the Largest
Diamond Heist
in History
Scott Andrew Selby,
Greg Campbell
(Union Square) Invading a Diamond Center Safe in Antwerp
and almost Getting away with it
Bad Nature*
Or, With Elvis in Mexico
Javier Marías (New Directions) Sordid Adventures in Acapulco
and Mexico City
Hudson River Panorama
A Passage through Time
Tammis K. Groft, et. al. (Albany Institute of History and Art) Albany, the Erie Canal, and
Hudson River History
Madre and I
A Memoir of Our Immigrant Lives
Guillermo Reyes (Wisconsin) Succeeding in America
Despite Being Young,
Gay and Bashful
Oscar Wilde In America
The Interviews
Matthew Hofer,
Gary Scharnhorst
Editors
(University of Illinois) Forty-Eight Newspaper Interviews with
the Prophet of Aestheticism
Beaning Mr. Kopex
Spilling Seed
Pete Dexter [Reading] Two Riotous Sequences
from Spooner
U. S. Grant
American Hero,
American Myth
Joan Waugh (North Carolina) A Worshipful Account of
the Last Years of the
Soldier and President
"When I Die"
"Cremation"
Carol Chou,
Pia Aliperti
(Hanging Loose Press) Two Poems from the Anthology,
When We Were Countries
* = A Book We Found to Be of Especial Merit
[G] = Great Reviews of the Past


Issue #204
www.ralphmag.org/GD/indexGD.html
Late Summer 2010
Title Author Publisher Subject
Napoleon
The Hudson River
Rom LcO'Feer
Touch Me All Over
Dog Product Business
Letters We Never Finished Reading
Polish Speakers Only
Fowl Play
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
Great Poetry Books
The Editors [List] Twelve Poetry Books Our Editors
Have Found to Be Especially Fetching
Dining on the B&O
Recipes and Sidelights
From a Bygone Age
Thomas J. Greco (Johns Hopkins) Classic Food Served in
the Classic Dining Cars of
the Classic B&O Railroad
The Bug-Club
Douglas Cruickshank [Article] Life in Uganda with Grasshoppers
and Other Edible Bugs
Brilliant
The Evolution of
Artificial Light
Jane Brox (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) The History of Artificial Light
Eskimos and the Long Winter Darkness
Jane Brox [Reading] The Dark Nights of Arctic Winters
Climate Refugees
Collectif Argos (MIT) The Real Facts of those
Who Are Living Day-to-Day with
the Effects of Global Warming
Ground Black People
The Guardian [Reading] A Misprint that Caused Thousands
To Cough (Fitfully)
Let's Get Free
A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice
Paul Butler (The New Press) A Former Prosecutor
Looks at Our Crowded Jails
The Long Song*
Andrea Levy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) A Novel of Slavery on
a Sugar Plantation in Jamaica
Travels in the Reich, 1933 - 1945
Foreign Authors in Germany
Oliver Lubrich, Editor (University of Chicago) Excerpts from the Writings of
Three Dozen Travellers in Germany
During the Nazi Years
1989 and
The Cloud of Unknowing
Jon Gallant [Article] A Commentary on Victor Sebestyen's
Revolution 1989
I Curse the River of Time
Per Petterson (Graywolf Press) Love for Mother Rebuffed
There in Oslo and Jutland
Borges at the Northside Rotary
David Kirby [Poem] Trying to Get the Babbitts
to Love the Epic
Best Ever Travel Tips
Tom Hall, Editor (Lonely Planet) A Handy Guide on Surviving
in the World Out There
America's Famous and
Historic Trees[G]
From George Washington's
Tulip Poplar to
Elvis Presley's Pin Oak

Jeffrey G. Meyer (Houghton Mifflin) An Expert on the Great and
Famous Trees of America
* = A Book We Found to Be of Especial Merit
[G] = Great Reviews of the Past


Issue #205
www.ralphmag.org/GE/indexGE.html
Early Fall 2010
Title Author Publisher Subject
Gutzon Borglum
Les Belle-lettres en RALPH
Browning in Jamaica
I Am Miss Nicy
Selling Sheers
Letters We Never Finished Reading
A Little Quell
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
Twelve Stars The Editors [List] Twelve Books from the Last Year
that Our Editors Found to Be
of Special Merit
Bright Wings
An Illustrated Anthology of
Poems about Birds
Billy Collins, Editor (Columbia University Press) A Hundred or So Classic
And Not So Classic
Poems about Our Avian Brothers
Crispbread from Stockholm Theo Findahl [Reading] Hunting for Food, in Berlin,
In April, 1945
A Portrait of
Lost Tibet[G]
Rosemary Jones Tung (Snow Lion) A Not-So-Lovely Picture of
Tibet from a Hundred Years Past
Fame*
A Novel in Nine Episodes
Daniel Kehlmann (Pantheon) Nine Improbable, Wonderful Stories
About Famous (or Lost,
or Dying) People
Your Presence is
Requested at Suvanto
Maile Chapman (Graywolf) The Three Weird Sisters Are Back ---
in a Finnish Nursing Home
Five Ways to Kill a Man André Breton [Poem] The Dada Master's Least
Dadaistic Production
Frying the Flag Lawrence Durrell [Reading] The Story of an Improbable Newspaper
In an Improbable Land
The Alternative Kitchen
Garden: An A-Z
Emma Cooper (Permanent Press) Going throuogh the Garden,
Literally, A to Z
Over Autumn Rooftops* Hai Zi (Zha Haisheng) (Host) Contemporary Poetry from China
Twelve Days in Persia*
Across the Mountains with the Bakhtiari Tribe
Vita Sackville-West (Tauris Parke) A Classic Post-Victorian Traveller
Somewhere in the Midst of Dusty Iran
Retail (and Tribal) Politics Dr. Phage [Article] Commentary on a Recent Article by
Alex de Waal from the LRB
The Illuminated Landscape
A Sierra Nevada Anthology
Gary Noy, Rick Heide Editors (Sierra College/Heyday) Poems, Articles, Stories and Journalism
about the Wonders of Eastern California
The Best Spiritual Writing
2010
Philip Zaleski, Editor (Penguin) Poems and Tales about Modern-Day
Spiritualism, Freely Defined
The Swan at
Edgewater Park
Ruth Schwartz [Poem] A Verse about a "Slightly Grubby"
Bird in Cleveland OH
What Is God? Jacob Needleman (J. P. Tarcher/Penguin) A Somewhat Mystic (But
Quick) Picture of the Divine
* = A Book We Found to Be of Especial Merit
[G] = Great Reviews of the Past


Issue #206
www.ralphmag.org/GF/indexGF.html
Mid-Fall 2010
Title Author Publisher Subject
Psychotherapy or Family Therapy:
Jung, Freud and Milton Erickson
Wokking the Dog
Slugs and Christopher Hitchens
Cryptic Letters:
Young Footballers
Dropping a Massage
Letters We Never Finished Reading
Yours Fairly Fried
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
Atlas Of the World's
Strangest Animals
Paula Hammond (Marshall Cavendish Reference) Fifty Weird (and Not-So-Weird) Beesties
Packing for Mars
The Curious Science of
Life in the Void
Mary Roach (Norton) A Summary of All the Repugnant
Things We Will Have to Do
Before We Arrive on Mars
No Place Like Home
Notes from a Western Life
Linda M. Hasselstrom (University of Nevada) Twenty Five Essays on the Vanishing West
and the Horrors of
Living in a Big Small City
One Page at a Time
On a Writing Life
Pat Carr (Texas Tech University Press) Name-Dropping and the American
Literary Trail (or Trial)
Hitch 22:
A Memoir
Christopher Hitchens (Twelve, Hachette Book Group) The Life of a Man of Letters ---
One Who Shocked All by
Becoming a Bush-Baby
Where Did You Go?" "Out."
"What Did You Do?" "Nothing."
Robert Paul Smith (Norton) The Classic 1950s Tale
Of Urban Life
Gay Bar
The Fabulous, True Story of
A Daring Woman and Her Boys
In the 1950s
Helen P. Branson
Will Fellows
(Wisconsin) Stories by the Owner of
An Early Gay Bar in Los Angeles
(Before There Were "Gay Bars")
Dead End Gene Pool*
A Memoir
Wendy Burden (Gotham) She Came from the Vanderbilts ...
And Left Shaking Her Fist
At Them All
When the Danube Ran Red Zsuzsanna Ozsváth (Syracuse) The Fate of the Jews Under
The Hungarian "Arrow Cross Party"
Whales and Other
Marine Mammals of
California and Baja[G]
Tamara Eder (Lone Pine) Everything You Want to Know
About these Massive Blow-Hards
Where is Gogol
When We Need Him?
M. Cohan [Press Release] A New Art Form
They Used to Call "Thievery"
Mental Health in Maine Wendy Burden [Reading] Doing Group Therapy Among
The Proletariat of the Northeast
Life on a Chicken Ranch[G] Betty MacDonald [Reading] The Classic Back-to-the-Farm Story
Night Rain John Hodgen [Poem] Memories of Growing Up
The Spider Speaks Shara McCallum [Poem] The Art of the Arachnid
Work Yusef Komunyakaa [Poem] Temptation in the Fields
* = A Book We Found to Be of Especial Merit
[G] = Great Reviews of the Past


Issue #207
www.ralphmag.org/GG/indexGG.html
Late Fall 2010
Title Author Publisher Subject
The Third Avenue El
Wokking the Dog
The Wreck of the Grosvenor
My Bloody Life
Cryptic Letters of the Month
Love Loveline
Letters We Never Finished Reading
A Late Client (Dead)
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
Roadside America:*
Architectural Relics from
A Vanishing Past
John Margolies
Jim Heimann, Editor
(Taschen) Stunning Pictures from America's
Weird Roadside Attactions
Friendly Fallout 1953 Ann Ronald (University of Nevada Press) The Government of the U. S.
Hell-Bent on Poisoning Its Own Citizens
Volunteer:
A Traveller's Guide to
Making a Difference
Around the World
Charlotte Hindle, et al (Lonely Planet) Finding International Organizations
Which Help the Poor
And Less Fortunate
The English Is Coming!
How One Language Is
Sweeping the World
Leslie Dunton-Downer (Touchstone) An Exploration of the Roots
Of the English Language
And Where It Is Going
The Colossus Of Maroussi* Henry Miller (New Directions) The Controversial Novelist's
First Non-Fiction Work (1939)
Wicked River:
The Mississippi When
It Last Ran Wild
Lee Sandlin (Pantheon) A Hundred Years of the
Wild & Wooly Mississippi
Come Again No MoreJack Todd (Touchstone) Boxing and Horse Rustlers and Love and
The Depression in 1930s Nebraska and Wyoming
Tunnel People Teun Voeten (PM) Living Poor in the Depths of Manhattan
Birds of San Diego[G] Chris Fisher, Herbert Clarke (Lone Pine) Telling the Brewer's Blackbird from the Bushtit
And the Brown-Headed Cowbird
The 3rd Ave. El Dr. Phage [Article] Memories of Great Train Rides through
The Wilds of New York City
Great Country Hotels S. J. Perelman [Reading] Nightlife in the Small Town
Hotels of Pennsylvania
The Invasion of the Herrings Günter Eich [Poetry] Fishes Swimming in the Room
* = A Book We Found to Be of Especial Merit
[G] = Great Reviews of the Past


Issue #208
www.ralphmag.org/GH/indexGH.html
Early Winter 2010
Title Author Publisher Subject
Ram Dass' Still Here
The 3rd Ave. El --- Part II
DADA
"Starfish"
Karl Marx
Cryptic Letters of the Month
Gelatin
Free Book Reviews
Language Imperialism of English Letters We Never Finished Reading
Deaf and dont hear and suffering
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
A Gift of Angels*
The Art of Mission San Xavier del Bac
Bernard L. Fontana (University of Arizona Press) An Impressive Visit to a
300 Year Old Missionin Arizona
At the BBC Joseph O'Connor [Reading] Old Molly Goes to
Broadcast House for
An On-the-Air Drama
Breathing, In Dust Tim Z. Hernandez (Texas Tech University Press)Twenty-Two Drear Stories
About Growing Up in
the California Central Valley
Daring Steps*
Traversing the Path of the Buddha
Ringu Tulku (Snow Lion) Meditations on Ngulchu Thogmé and
Other Tibetan Masters
Ghost Light*
A Novel
Joseph O'Connor (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Old Molly Remembers
Her Yomung Love,
the Playwright John Millington Synge
Killer Crónicas
Bilingual Memories
Susana Chávez-Silverman (Wisconsin) Growing Up in California
Falling in Love with Argentina
The Daring Spectacle*
Adventures in Deviant Journalism
Mark Morford (Rapture Machine) How to Offend Practically Anyone
(and, in the Process, Everyone Else)
I Only Am Escaped
Alone to Tell Thee
Howard Nemerov [Poem] One of a Series from
The Poets Laureate of America
Nevada:
The Making of Modern Nevada
Hal K. Rothman (University of Nevada) A History of the State
With Practically No History
The Poets Laureate Anthology Elizabeth Hun Schmidt, Editor (Norton) All the Poets Honored by America Since 1939 ---
With 20 or So Poems Each
Planet Saturn Henry Miller [Reading] A Wonderful-Awful Chapter from
The Colossus of Maroussi
The Wesleyan Anthology
of Science Fiction
Arthur R. Evans, et al,
Editors
(Wesleyan University Press) What They Now Call "sf" ---
From the 19th Century
to the Present
Two Poems Leontia Flynn [Poetry] "The Girl Upstairs"
"Vibrator"


Issue #209
www.ralphmag.org/GI/indexGI.html
Mid-Winter 2010 - 2011
Title Author Publisher Subject
The 3rd Ave. El --- Part III
DADA
The Florida East Coast Line
The Key West Extension
The Full Moon
Cryptic Letters of the Month
Unleavened Bread Rolls
Letters We Never Finished Reading
Your Fairly Friend
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
The Return Roberto Bolaño (New Directions) Thirteen Stories from
America, Chile and Spain
The Death of RALPH Magazine Anon [Reading] Australian Men
"Crying in their Beers"
Something to Declare
Good Lesbian Travel Writing
Gillian Kendall, Editor (Terrace/Wisconsin) Nineteen Writers on
Traveling Gay
Spies of the Balkans Alan Furst (Random) Salonika 1940 - 1941...
And Getting Away from the Germans
Life along the Inner Coast:*
A Naturalist's Guide to the Sounds, Inlets,
Rivers and Intracoastal Waterway
from Norfolk to Key West
Robert and Alice J. Lippson (University of North Carolina Press)Birds, Flowers, Fish, and Fauna,
In the 1200 Mile Intracoastal Waterway
Dead Neon:
Tales of Near-Future Las Vegas
Todd James Pierce
Jarret Keene, Editors
(University of Nevada)Fourteen Bizarre Short Stories
From Neon Gulch, Nevada
Varieties of Liberalism in Central America[G]
Nation-States as
Works in Progress
Forrest D. Colburn
Arturo Cruz S.
(University of Texas)A Somewhat Skewed View
Of the Central American Nation-States
Mark Twain's Own Autobiography:
The Chapters from the
North American Review
Michael J. Kiskis, Editor (University of Wisconsin)Tall Stories Dictated at
The End of Samuel Clemens' Life
To Suppress the Bible Barbara Tuchman [Reading] The Bible in England in the 15th Century
The Anarchist Guidebook Pete Winslow [Poetry] Two by the Great American
Poetic Anarchist
World War One
A Short History
Norman Stone (Basic)A Stylistically Astonishing
View of WWI


Issue #210
www.ralphmag.org/GJ/indexGJ.html
Late Winter 2010 - 2011
Title Author Publisher Subject
The 3rd Ave. El --- Part III
DADA
The Airmen and
The Headhunters
The Key West Extension
Male Enhancement
Wicked River
Cryptic Letters of the Month
Favour (Wab)
3,5 Millions d'Euros
Letters We Never Finished Reading
With Tears in My Eyes
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
The Best Books of 2010 The Editors of Ralph [List]A Dozen of So New Titles
That Our Reviewers Found Worthy
Full of Grace*
Encountering Mary in
Faith, Art, and Life
Judith Duprç (Random House)A Hundred or So Pictures
And Essays on the Mother of Us All
Ezra Pound New Selected Poems and Translations (New Directions)A Collection of Poems
From the First Imagist
And Original American Obscurantist
America in the Sixties* John Robert Greene (Syracuse University)A Brief (and Charming) History
Of Our Salad Years
Please Take Me
Off the Guest List
Zachary Lipez (Akashic Books)A Cryptic Series of
Books-Within-Books
And Zebras
Proofiness
The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception
Charles Seife (Viking)Why "Damned Stastics"
Can --- and Do --- Lie
The World Of Yesterday* Stefan Zweig (Pushkin Press)A Glorious (Personal)
History of Pre- and-
Post-WWI Europe
Nemesis Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)A Flawed Portrait of
1944 Newark and the
Polio Epidemic
Dada East[G]
The Romanians of
Cabaret Voltaire
Tom Sandqvist (MIT)The Origins of Dada
With Some Looney Examples
Simba's Kapchorwa by Night
Stairway to Heaven
Douglas Cruickshank [Articles]Lively Adventures in Uganda
The Strange Troll
And the Sunbeam
Hjalmar Bergman [Reading]Dr. Phage Translates
Something Wonderful from Sweden
The Menudo of
A Cuchifrito Love Affair
iguel Piñero [Poem]Love in the Ghetto
By a Son of Puerto Rico
Prof of Prof Geoffrey Brock [Poem]"Ozymandias"
Without Teeth


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