Curtis White (author)

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Curtis White is an American essayist and author. Most of his career has been spent writing experimental fiction, but he has turned recently to writing books of social criticism.


As author:

  • Heretical Songs (short fiction) (Fiction Collective, 1981)
  • Metaphysics in the Midwest (stories) (Sun & Moon, 1989)
  • The Idea of Home (Sun & Moon, 1993; reprinted by Dalkey Archive Press, 2004)
  • Anarcho-Hindu (FC2, 1995)
  • Monstrous Possibility: An Invitation to Literary Politics (Dalkey Archive Press, 1998)
  • Memories of My Father Watching TV (Dalkey Archive Press, 1998)
  • Requiem (Dalkey Archive Press, 2001)
  • The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don't Think for Themselves (HarperSanFrancisco, 2003)
  • America's Magic Mountain (Dalkey Archive Press, 2004)[1]
  • The Spirit of Disobedience: Resisting the Charms of Fake Politics, Mindless Consumption, and the Culture of Total Work (PoliPointPress, 2006)
  • The Barbaric Heart: Faith, Money, and the Crisis of Nature (PoliPointPress, 2009)
  • The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers (Melville House Publishing, 2013)[2]
  • We Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data (Melville House Publishing, 2015)[3]
  • Lacking Character: A Novel (Melville House Publishing, March 2018)
  • Living in a World that Can’t Be Fixed: Reimagining Counterculture Today (Melville House Publishing, November 2019)[4]

As editor:

  • American Made (co-edited with Mark Leyner and Thomas Glynn, Fiction Collective, 1986)
  • An Illuminated History of The Future (FC2, 1989)
  • In The Slipstream: An FC2 Reader (FC2, 1999) (co-edited with Ronald Sukenick)


  1. ^ "'America's Magic Mountain': Sick of It". The New York Times. December 26, 2004. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  2. ^ O'Connell, Mark (June 7, 2013). "The Science Delusion by Curtis White, reviewed". Slate. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  3. ^ Peter Forbes (December 11, 2015). "Curtis White, We, Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data: 'A soulful swipe at science' - book review". The Independent. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Social critic wants all Americans to reclaim revolutionary authenticity". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved March 21, 2020.

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