I Saw a Man Hit His Wife

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White Pine Press, 1997 - Fiction - 167 pages
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It used to be that all men would be tyrants if they could. Nowadays, or so it would seem from Mark Greenside's collection of short fiction, men are struggling just to get a word in edgewise, and maybe catch a ball game once in a while... The problem with writing about men's insecurities is that they aren't necessarily any more interesting than women's insecurities -- or your neighbour's or your butcher's. After a while, you too want these guys just to shut up and go and walk the dog. For the most part, Mr Greenside does best in the few stories in which he leaves men behind.

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Contents

Dreamers of Dreams
29
Mementos
68
Fantasy
71
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Mark Greenside holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from the " "University " of "Wisconsin " ." He has been a civil rights activist, Vietnam War protestor, anti-draft counselor, Vista Volunteer, union leader, and college professor. His stories have appeared in"The Sun," "The Literary Review," "Cimarron Review," "The Nebraska Review," "Beloit Fiction Journal," "The New Laurel Review," "Crosscurrents," "Five Fingers Review," and?"The Long Story," as well as other journals and magazines, and he?is the author of the short story collection, "I Saw a Man Hit His Wife."

He presently lives in "Alameda ," "California ," where he continues to teach and be politically active, and "Brittany ," " "France " ," where he still can?t do anything without asking for help.

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