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April/May 2002

Crime and Punishment

Crime, punishment, and the limits of law, with essays by Helena Cobban, Bernard Harcourt, and Loïc Wacquant. Hugo Adam Bedau reviews recent books on capital punishment. Stephen Burt on Rae Armantrout's poetry of suspicion. James Campbell examines the case of Jonathan Franzen and Oprah's Book Club; Drake Bennett surveys the novels of Howard Norman. Fiction by Ryan G. Van Cleave. Poems by Nicholas Laughlin, Rae Armantrout, Carmen Giminez-Rosello, and others.

Crime and Punishment
The Rwandan genocide and the limits of law
Helena Cobban
Can we reduce serious crime by punishing petty offenses?
Bernard Harcourt
Rethinking race and imprisonment in America
Loïc Wacquant
Ryan G. Van Cleave
New Fiction Forum
When popular culture meets grand literary ambition: the case of Jonathan Franzen
James Campbell
Drake Bennett
Clayton Eshleman
Joshua Green
Nicholas Laughlin
Nicholas Laughlin
Edward Mycue
John Kinsella
Introduced by James Galvin
Rae Armantrout
Rae Armantrout
Carmen Gimenez-Rosello
Carmen Gimenez-Rosello
Julie Carr
On Film
John Nash and the Hollywood romance with mental illness
Alan A. Stone

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