With John Beer, Robert Burton, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Giles Gordon, Eugene Hayworth, Christine Hume, Jim Knipfel, Ben Marcus, Harry Mathews, Ann Quin, Francois Rabelais, Gilbert Sorrentino, Gertrude Stein, John Taylor, Curtis White
America's Magic Mountain
A contemporary version of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain, Curtis White's novel begins with Mann's "unassuming young man," Hans Castorp, visiting his cousin at a health retreat. In this book though, the retreat is a spa for recovering...
The Idea of Home
In Curtis White's first novel, The Idea of Home, he attempts to "imagine a place in which humans can live." This utopia is definitely not San Lorenzo—a postwar, prefabricated suburb in California—where White grew up and which is the basis...
Requiem is a darkly comic novel about what it means to be human in a culture obsessed with sex and death. With a structure loosely based on the Mass for the Dead, this ambitious novel includes letters-to-the-editor, an e-mail correspondence with...
Monstrous Possibility: An Invitation to Literary Politics
In Monstrous Possibility Curtis White creates a lucid perspective on what it means to be a writer and a human being in the so-called postmodern...
Memories of My Father Watching TV
Only in America, and only since the 1950s, has the watching of television become the communal ground, often the battleground, of fathers and sons, as well as the place through which the rest of family experience is played out, fought out, remembered...
Afterword by Curtis White
The Living End
A quintessential Elkin protagonist, Ellerbee is a good husband, a good employer, a good sport who cares greatly about his fellow human beings—until he is killed during a senseless liquor-store hold-up. Suddenly smote by a deity as indifferent as...
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