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.

Books[edit]

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)

References[edit]

  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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