Princeton Arts Review
The publication of this issue would not have been possible without the
generous support of Marvin Harold Cheiten, who has contributed to
this project, in a variety of ways, from the beginning.
We also gratefully acknowledge the support of:
Muriel & Paul Krell
Lucille Gang Shulklapper
FROM THE EDITOR:
We've been talking about doing a theme issue but this is not, was not meant to be, it. Yet, in going over the proof sets, in doing the final work of assembly, it became obvious to me--how could it have not been, before?--that all of the short fiction in this issue, the short play we're publishing (a change of pace for us, but, I think, an interesting and valuable exception), and even the single essay, deal, in one way or another, with the issue of race or inter-ethnic questions.
It would be inaccurate to label this an accident; we are explicitly interested in publishing work that deals with socially and politically important issues. But I also take a certain amount of pleasure, and draw some reassurance, from the fact that, absent a conscious mandate, a plan or road map to follow, there is a thread that unifies much of the work presented here. I choose to believe that this is the result of the intersection between the interests and concerns of the editors and those of the writers that have sought us out.
I am happy as well to note that the work reflects an interest in racial and inter-ethnic questions from a fairly nuanced and complicated perspective. Crudely put, these issues can't just be represented in black and white. Nor, I would hasten to add, is the landscape always bleak, our conclusions always pessimistic. The work here concerns Jewish, African-American, Latino, and Asian experience, including an essay which trenchantly and poignantly examines recent developments on the Indian subcontinent.
As ever, though I don't think that message is a bad word, I hope that this work is also both entertaining and thought provoking.
Donald N.S. Unger
On Nuclear Testing, Mukul Pandya
Virginia Street, a play, Toni Press-Coffman
Disneyland, Suki Wessling
Amsterdam, Elissa Barmack
Emergency, Ann-Marie Giglio
The Theft, Charles Rammelkamp
Tyrannosaurus sex, Alice Brooks-Smith
The Chimera, Asha Clinton
This Tribe, Clifford Paul Fetters
Moms of Chambersburg, Nancy Fox
Bird Song, Lisa M. Friedlander
Lampshade and Tablecloth, Joseph Gastiger
Lost in Translation, Joseph Gastiger
Variation in Green, Claudia K. Grinnell
Por Los Angeles, Robin Gutkin
The Dancer, Cynthia Harper
Have You Seen Where the Monarchs Go, Lois Marie Harrod
Cardboard Condominium, Edward Jamieson, Jr.
Camp Empathy, Tim Kahl
Snow Angel, Rich Kenney
Bed and Breakfast, Rich Kenney
Fog, Robert Lietz
Embryonic, Mary Harwell Sayler
The Mermaid of Atlantic City, Maureen A. Sherbondy
The Job Market, Lucille Gang Shulklapper
Aaron's Ghost, David Y. Todd
A poem, Frank Van Zant
I Get Only Four Hours Sleep These Days, Ellen June Wright
Talk Show, Lori Von Colln
Dissected: A Women's Alphabet, Lori Von ColIn
Off Beech Street, 1981, Laura Lee Washburn
Transubstantiation, Patricia Adams
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