Issue #233
www.ralphmag.org/HG/indexHG.html
Mid-Winter 2012 - 2013
Title Author Publisher Subject
The Blues
Hitler's First Photograph
Cryptic Letters from India
Cryptic Letters from Chicago
Letters We Never Finished Reading
Gold Mining Farm
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
Beautiful Pages The Editors of RALPH [List] A Dozen of Our Most Beautiful Pages
Discovering Totem Poles
A Traveler's Guide
Aldona Jonaitis (University of Washington /
Douglas & McIntyre)
Fifty Examples of the Tetem Poles
in Washington, Canada, and Alaska
The Snow White Christmas Cookie David Handler (Minotaur) Murder in Tranquil New England
With all those Crusty New England Suspects
Intimate
An American Family Photo Album
Paisley Rekdal (Tupelo) The Great Photographer Edward Curtis
As Seen through the Eyes of One of His Fans
The Vacuum Cleaner
A History
Carroll Gantz (MaFarland & Co.) Everything You Could Ever Never Want to Know about
Our Most Homely Home Appliance
Outlaw Marriages
The Hidden Histories of Fifteen
Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples
Rodger Streitmatter (Beacon) Fifteen Gay Love Affairs Before
There Was Even the Word "Gay"
Summer Lies Bernhard Schlink (Pantheon) Seven Stories by the Author of The Reader
Black Fridays Michael Sears (Putnam) A Man and His Autistic Son
And the Horrors of Wall Street
If You Are Lucky,
Your Heart Will Break
Field Notes from
A Zen Life

James Ishmael Ford (Wisdom) A Slim Volume of Thoughts
About Soto Zen
In the Heart Of the Sea[G]
The Tragedy of The Whaleship Essex
Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking) Several Sailors Adrift in the
South Pacific with Nothing to Eat
(But Each Other)
To a Friend About to Enter Hospital
For Major Surgery for The First Time
C. A. Amantea [Article] Thoughts about the Horrors
Of Our Initial Hospital Trip
The FBI Joins the Investigation David Handler [Reading] From The Snow White Christmas Cookie
A Zen Story James Ishmael Ford [Reading] From If You Are Lucky, Your Heart Will Break
What I Did Not Tell Anyone Kate Gale [Poem] "I felt like Russia
During All the Wars"

Issue #234
www.ralphmag.org/HH/indexHH.html
Late Winter 2012 - 2013
Title Author Publisher Subject
Paintings from Bali
Ferlinghetti
The Last of the Just
Cryptic Letters from Andriana
And Ms. Birdford
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
Best Books of 2012 The Editors of RALPH [List] Our Selection of the
Best Books of this Year
Discovering Totem Poles
A Traveler's Guide
Aldona Jonaitis (University of Washington /
Douglas & McIntyre)
Fifty Examples of the Tetem Poles
in Washington, Canada, and Alaska
Following Tommy Bob Hartley (Cervená Barva Press) A Novel of Chicago Gang LIfe
From the 1950s & 1960s
American Copia
An Immigrant Epic
Javier O. Huerta (Arte/Publico Press /
University of Houston)
A Paean of Praise for
American Supermarkets
Battleborn Stories Claire Vaye Watkins (Riverhead) Nine Short Stories
Including One about the Man
Who Pimped for Charles Manson
Walking the Amazon
860 Days, One Step at a Time
Ed Stafford (Plume) Over Two Years
Walking Down the Amazon River
Eyewitness to World War II
Unforgettable Stories and
Photographs from History's Greatest Conflict
Neil Kagan
Stephen G. Hyslop
(National Geographic) A Pictorial Historyof WWII
Resurrection Express
A Thriller
Stephen Romano (Gallery) A Young Thief
And His Father
Ant Encounters
Interaction, Networks and
Colony Behavior
Deborah M. Gordon (Princeton) An Artistic Study of How Ants
Negotiate the World
Posters of the Canadian Pacific[G] Marc H. Choko
David L. Jones
(Firefly) A Rich Study of the Past
Through Canadian Railroad Posters
I Was Forcibly Sterilized
By the State of North Carolina
And All I Got
Was This Lousy T-Shirt
Mike Ervin (Article) How Eugenics Ruled
North Carolina for
Over Thirty Years
Right-orooni Jack Kerouac (Reading) Slim Gaillard at his Best
Peanut Butter Eileen Myers (Poem) Peanut Butter and Unrequited Love

Issue #235
www.ralphmag.org/HI/indexHI.html
Early Spring 2013
Title Author Publisher Subject
Paintings from Bali
Slim Gaillard
Following Tommy
Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog
Snob
Chinese Encyclopedia
Cryptic Letters of the Month
Please&Play
I am very glade
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
A Dozen Photography Books The Editors of RALPH [List] Twelve of Our Favorite
Books on Photography
The Best American Magazine Writing 2012 Sid Holt, Editor (Columbia University Press) An Anthology of Nineteen Essays and Stories
From Sixteen Different Magazines
Cardiff before Cardiff Keith S. Robertson Jon Pountney (Y Lolfa Talybont Ceredigion) A Collection of Photographs of that City
From the 1970s Combined with
Newer Black-and-White Shots
Picturing the Cosmos
The Hubble Space Telescope Images
And the Astronomical Sublime
Elizabeth A. Kessler (University of Minnesota Press) How Photographs from the Hubble Telescope
Are Dolled Up Before We See Them
The Polish Boxer Eduardo Halfon (Bellevue Literary Press) A Man Transfixed by Gypsies
Swimming Home Deborah Levy (Bloomsbury) A Novel of Poets and Poets Lovers Living (and Dying)
One Summer near Nice
The Life of An Unknown Man* Andreï Makine (Graywolf Press) A Writer Returns to Russia to Find
That Russia Has Changed,
Perhaps Left Him Behind
Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog[G]
The Quirky History and Lost Art
of Diagramming Sentences
Kitty Burns Florey (Harvest) Diagramming: How to Do It
(And How to Love It)
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky In India Lolita Lark [Article] How One of the Great Mystics of the Past
Lived and Traveled through India (1885)
Licensing Your Baby Heather Kien Lanier [Reading] Why Don't They Make Us Have
A License to Make a Baby
Ant Surprises Deborah M. Gordon [Reading] Strange and Wonderful Things
The Lowly Ant Can Do
Twelve Great Poetry Books The Editors [List] Twelve Great Books of Verse
That Have Come in to RALPH
Over the Years


Issue #236
www.ralphmag.org/HJ/indexHJ.html
Mid-Spring 2013
Title Author Publisher Subject
Paintings from Bali
The Horse Whisperer
Let's talk more my bunny!
Letters We Never Finished Reading
$500,000.00
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
University Press Demands
RALPH Remove Review
TTUP [Letter] Claims our Review is
"disparaging
to rural and urban Texans alike."
Twelve Great Nonfiction Books The Editors of RALPH [List] Reviews of a Dozen of Our
Favorite Recent Nonfiction Books
Things that Are*
Essays
Amy Leach (Milkweed Editions) Otherworldly Thoughts on Such Things as
Moons, Beavers, Popes, Alligators, Donkeys
What They Do In the Dark*
A Novel
Amanda Coe (Norton) Life in a Yorkshire Viillage
After the Movie-Makers Come to Town
Travels with Bertha
Two Years Exploring Australia
In a 1978 Ford Stationwagon
Paul Martin (Liberties Press) A Tour --- Slow, Sometimes Painful ---
Through the Far Reaches of Australia
Taliesin Diary
A Year with Frank Lloyd Wright
Priscilla J Henken (Norton) Revelations---Some Strange
Some Awful --- of Life
In a Commune of the Master
The White House
An illustrated Architectural History
Patrick Phillips-Schrock (McFarland & Co.) Things You Might Want to
Not Know about the Executive Mansion
Gandharan Buddhist Reliquaries David Jongeward, et al (Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project
University of Washington)
A Large, Beautiful Volume
Of the Shapes and Secrets
Of the Homes of
The Bones of Buddha
Seeing the New South
Race and Place in the Photographs
Of Ulrich Bonnell Phillips
Patricia Bellis Bixel
John David Smither
(University of South Carolina Press) Ninety Photographs of the Old South
By an Old Southerner
The Tragic History of The Sea [G] C. R. Boxer
Josiah Blackmore
(Minnesota) Seven Astounding Tragedies of
Shipwrecks through the Ages
Just Say Neigh
(To Horse d'Oeuvres)
Dr. Phage [Article] The Current Controversy over
Horse-Meat (and the Possible
Advantages of Consuming it)
Donkey Derby Amy Leach [Reading] Thoughts on a Race Between
You and the Burros
My Black Cat Clare Marx Arce [Poem] Old Sone about
Small Cats and Beauty
Did You See?
She Had Flowers Up Her Nose
Emma St. James [Poem] Madness and Death


Issue #237
www.ralphmag.org/HK/indexHK.html
Late Spring 2013
Title Author Publisher Subject
The White House
Insults to Texans
Cryptic Letters of the Month
Pet Blowing Machine
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
Twelve Great Translations The Editors of RALPH [List] A Dozen Translations that
We've Come to Love
Over the Years
Philip Larkin:
The Complete Poems
Archie Burnett, Editor (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Three Hundred Poems by the Arch-Cynic
The Color of Hay
The Peasants of Maramures
Kathleen Laraía McLaughlin
H. Woods McLaughlin
(H L Books) Photographs of a Dying Peasantry
From Upper Middle Romania
Drinking with Men
A Memoir
Rosie Schaap (Riverhead Books) The Pleasures of Bar-Hopping
For a Single Lady on Her Own
Scenes from Early Life Philip Hensher (Fourth Estate) Growing up in Bangla Desh
(Before It Was Bangla Desh)
News from Heaven
The Bakerton Stories
Jennifer Haigh (HarperCollins) Ten Short Stories from
A Burnt-Out Mining Town
Forged
Why Fakes Are
The Great Art of Our Age
Jonathon Keats (Oxford) Six Great Forgers and How They
Changed the Art World Forever
Script and Scribble
The Rise and Fall of Handwriting
Kitty Burns Florey (Melville House) A Study of Handwriting Through the Ages
My Escapee
Stories
Corinna Vallianatos (Massachusetts) Ten Stories of Women
Man-Handled by Men
They Can't Hide Us Anymore [G] Richie Havens (Spike) The Autobiography of
The Singer of "Freedom"
The Privileged Cat H. Woods McLaughlin [Reading] The Order of Privilege of Animals
On a Typical Farm
The Pakistani Taxi Driver Rosie Schaap [Reading] Being Drunk and Being Saved (Fortuitously) by a Good Taxi Driver
Black Earth City Charlotte Hobson [Reading] Gypsies in the Russian City of Voronezh
Toad
Rag & Bone
Norman MacCaig [Poetry] Two by the Great Scot's Poet


Issue #238
www.ralphmag.org/HL/indexHL.html
Early Summer 2013
Title Author Publisher Subject
Alain Badiou and Saint Paul
La fondation de l'universalisme
Ethel Merston
Gertrude Bell

Cryptic Letters of the Month
Frogs
$$$ in Afghanistan
Letters We Never Finished Reading
Mighty Man
Dully Yours
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
Why O Why? The Editors of RALPH [List] A Dozen Paradoxes-of-the-Month
From the Past Pages of RALPH
Oil* Gavin Bridge
Philippe Le Billon
(Polity) Countless Facts about Petroleum:
Where It Started,
Where It Is Taking Us
Thomas Brock
Forgotten Sculptor of
The Victoria Memorial
Frederick Brock (Victoria and Albert Museum) The History of a
Forgotten Sculptor Who
Is Better Off, Perhaps, Forgotten
The Mermaid of Brooklyn*
A Novel
Amy Shearn (Touchstone) A Novel for Those Who Might Be
Thinking about Having Babies,
But Aren't Too Sure
Black Earth City Charlotte Hobson (Picador) A British Student in Voronezh in 1991-92
Right After the Fall of Communism
Story of a Secret State
My Report to the World
Jan Karski (Georgetown University Press) The Autobiography of the Young Pole
Who Was One of the First
To Tell the Truth about Nazism
Fine Bonsai:*
Art & Nature
William N. Valavanis
Jonathan M. Singer, Photographer
(Abbeville Press Publishers) A Weighty (and Glorious) Treasure-Trove
Of 300 Tiny Trees
Postmodern American Poetry
A Norton Anthology
Paul Hoover, Editor (Norton) 114 poets, 583 poems from
Post-WWII America
The Woman of Porto Pim* Antonio Tabucchi (Archipelago Books) A Touching Memoir of
The Azores and
The Whales
Nights in the Pink Motel [G]
An American Strategist's
Pursuit of Peace in Iraq
(Naval Institute Press)
Robert Earle (Naval Institute Press) A Fascinating Study (in Novelistic Form)
Of One Man's Struggle to
Get Us Out of the Iraqi Quagmire
The Kitty Inquisition Article Dr. Phage Four Centuries of the Roman Catholic
Ordered Persecution of Cats and Dogs and
The Unintended Consequences Thereof
Interrogation and Suicide
The Polish Typhoid Mary
Jan Karski [Readings] Excerpts from
Story of a Secret State
Personal Poem Frank O'Hara [Poem] Memories of Being Poor
In New York City
E-Mail You Walter F. Sargent [Poem] Love and the Frustrations of the Internet
What Was It about
That Sweet Summer of 2006?
The Readers of RALPH List The Most Favored Old Issue of RALPH


Issue #239
www.ralphmag.org/HM/indexHM.html
Mid-Summer 2013
Title Author Publisher Subject

John Barth
Kitty Burns Florey
Robert Earle
Nights in the Pink Motel
Paradoxes
Edward R. Murrow
Women and The Mexican Revolution
Why do not you write?
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings, and
Letters to RALPH
Fifteen Hits The Readers of RALPH [List] Pur Readers Most Favored Reviews, Articles, Poems and Reviews
from the Pages of RALPH
New Selected Poems* Les Murray (Carcanet Press) Over Three Hundred Poems from
The Australian Anti-Modernist
A Straight Road
With 99 Curves*
Coming of Age on the Path of Zen
Gregory Shepherd (Stone Bridge Press) An Innocent American Stoner
Decides to Journey on the Way
New Deal Photographs Of West Virginia
1934 - 1943
Betty Rivard, Editor (West Virginia University Press) Great --- and often Sad
Black and White Images
from the Coal Fields>
Wet*
Poems
Carolyn Creedon (Kent State University Press) Poems, Reality, the Here-and-Now
By One of the American Masters
The Last Frontier
Exploring Afterlife and
Transforming Death
Julia Assante (New World Library) An Extended Look at that Weird Place
Where We Have to Go When It's Time
To Hang It Up
Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy
Neville Jason, Reader
(Naxos Audiobooks) Hardy's Last, and Most Confounding, Novel
Maya Architecture
Temples in the Sky
Kenneth Treister (University Press of Florida) The Known and Unknown Temples
from 1000 Years Ago ---
Illustrated and Described
Reinventing Bach Paul Elie (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) A Thorough Examination of Bach's Recordings, and
Those Who Have Dared to Record Him
Shostakovich Symphonies and Concertos: [G]
An Owner's Manual
David Hurwitz (Amadeus Press) Shostakovich and His Fearful Life
Under Josef Stalin
Vassar Clements Sure Didn't
Know Much About Cripples
Mike Ervin [Article] Mike Ervin Uses His Wheelchair
To Get Behind the Curtain
Who Beats Your Heart? L. W. Milam [Article] Our Hero Finds a New Toy --- A Pacemaker ---
(Being Laid Next to What's Left of His Heart)
The Grave Mother Marilynne Robinson [Reading] Left Alone By Her Strange Mother
After the Mastectomy Meredith Norton [Reading] To Lose a Breast
Learning To Read (Passionately) Amos Oz [Reading] Being Subsumed by The Word
Derrick Asks to
See My Horns
Kevin Coval [Poem] "it is 1993."
Ode to the Gefilte Fish Kevin Coval [Poem] "this flawed, lovely creation
tastes so much like home.
bitter. sweet.


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