Michael Martone

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FC2, 2005 - Fiction - 190 pages
25 Reviews
"Michael Martone, by Michael Martone, continues the author's exploration of the parts of books nobody ever reads. Michael Martone is its own appendix, comprising forty-two "contributors notes," each of which identifies in exorbitant biographical detail the author of the other forty-one. Full of fanciful anecdotes and preposterous reminiscences, Martone's self-inventions prove as Protean as fiction itself, continuously transforming the past with every new attribution but never identifying the author by name. It is this missing personage who, from first note to last, constitutes the unformed subject of Michael Martone."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Jason Kane - Goodreads

A game of hide and seek where the reader is "it," and where Michael Martone chooses the most whimsical of hiding places. I'm sure there is truth here beyond that which is philosophical, but it hardly ... Read full review

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User Review  - James Attwood - Goodreads

While this book has a clever concept, Martone's attempt at cleverness gets in the way of his execution. A collection of "contributor's notes", this book is at times humorous, and at other times ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Michael Martone has taught at Iowa State University, Harvard University, and Syracuse University. He is currently teaching at the University of Alabama, where he has directed the MFA Program in Creative Writing. "Double-wide: Collected Fiction" is his eighth book of stories. Racing in Place, his third book of nonfiction, will be published in 2008. He has edited six other volumes of prose including the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction with Lex Williford. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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