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  • by Michael Martone
    £12.49

    Fictitious biographical snippets that celebrate the sky-written words of early aviation and the life of the man behind them.

  • - Arias, Choruses, Lullabies, Follies, Dirges, and a Duet
    by Michael Martone
    £26.99 - 28.49

    This collection of more than twenty-five essays, both meditative and formally inventive, considers all kinds of subjects: everyday objects such as keys and hats, plus concepts of time and place; the memoir; writing; the essay itself; and Michael Martone's friendship with the writers David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen, and Kurt Vonnegut.

  • - Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins
    by Michael Martone
    £11.99 - 19.99

    Describes how the author's mother, as the dean of girls at a high school in Fort Wayne, Indiana, ""constructed a nostalgic past out of nothing.

  • - Attempting the Art of Craft and the Craft of Art
    by Michael Martone
    £12.99 - 68.99

    A playfully contrarian take on the teaching and learning of creative writing. The pieces are drawn from a career spent loosening the creative strictures on writing. Including articles, public addresses, essays, interviews, and an eulogy, these writings vary in form but are unified in addressing the technical and artistic issues that face writers.

  • - Essays in Search of the Midwest
    by Michael Martone
    £25.49

  • by Michael Martone
    £12.99

    In the mythical town of Winesburg, Indiana, there lives a cleaning lady who can conjure up the ghost of Billy Sunday, a lascivious holy man with an unusual fetish and a burgeoning flock, a park custodian who collects the scat left by aliens, and a night janitor learning to live with life's mysteries, including the zombies in the cafeteria. Winesburg, Indiana, is a town full of stories of plans made and destroyed, of births and unexpected deaths, of remembered pasts and unexplored presents told to the reader by as interesting a cast of characters as one is likely to find in small town America. Brought to life by a lively group of Indiana writers, Winesburg, Indiana, is a place to discover something of what it means to be alive in our hyperactive century from stories that are deeply human, sometimes melancholy, and often damned funny.

  • by Michael Martone
    £23.49

    The Complete Writings of Art Smith, the Bird Boy of Fort Wayne, Edited by Michael Martone is a Midwestern mythology that celebrates facts, fiction, and the impermanence of art. Inspired by the real-life pioneer of early aviation who invented the art of skywriting, the brief stories in this collection by "e;editor"e; Michael Martone follow the adventures of Art Smith and his authorship in the sky. In the spirit of Kurt Vonnegut and Hayao Miyazaki, The Complete Writings of Art Smith, the Bird Boy of Fort Wayne, Edited by Michael Martone recreates the wonder of the early flying machines as it reimagines the unwritten stories we tell about the daredevils who flew them.

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