Besides my life as author of more than twenty books in several different genres (short fiction, the novel, creative nonfiction, the epigrammatic, and screenwriting), I'm Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of El Leon Literary Arts, a nonprofit press (www.elleonliteraryarts.org) with 26 titles thus far, two by former students in this department.
|Brief Nudity Philip Larkin wrote of the moment in life when our "innate assumptions" and daily habits "Suddenly harden into all we've got." This beautifully written memoir dwells in that moment, its call to self-judgment, its unexpected openness to possibility. Brief Nudity will please and instruct all who are starting to think about their own aging. --Alan Williamson, author of Almo....|
|A Lover's Quarrel: On Writing and the Writing Life Collecting Thomas Farber's nonfiction on writing and the writing life, A Lover's Quarrel contains this gifted author's meditation on his vocation. Anatomist, ironist, and moralist, Farber achieves effects of luminous integrity with deceptively simple means. A gift to writers who seek to understand what informs and haunts their métier, A Lover's Quarrel is also for any rea....|
|Foregone Conclusions: Equivoques, Aperçus, Spars & Catarrhs Epigram: a terse observation aspiring to the universal and irreducible. Generally about human foible or fate. Relies on paradox, hyperbole, or wordplay to compel a flash of recognition. Kissing cousin of axioms, parables, maxims, apothegms, and Zen koans. ....|