The Compleat Memoirrhoids: 137.n

The Compleat Memoirrhoids: 137.n

by Steve Katz

Hardcover

$23.00

Overview

"[Katz] reprises the pleasure of everything he has ever written, and yet it is utterly singular. No one who cares about America's literary and art scene in the sixties should fail to read it."—R. M. Berry, author of Frank

Employing the "fine structure constant" that has tantalized physicists for decades, celebrated novelist Steve Katz conjures his life story from 137 discreet, shuffled memories of art, travels, reflections, and confusions. Here are sculpture and teepees, Western mountains, Eastern pilgrimages and, throughout, artists' lives: Kathy Acker, Philip Glass, Vladimir Nabokov, Richard Serra, and a catalog of others Katz knows and knew.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938603051
Publisher: Dzanc Books
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Steve Katz is considered an important figure in the avant-garde or experimental fiction writing of 1960s and 70s for works such as The Exagggerations of Peter Prince (1968), Saw (1972), and Moving Parts (1977). His collection of stories, Creamy & Delicious (1970), was mentioned in Larry McCaffery's list of the 100 greatest books of the 20th century where it was called "The most extreme and perfectly executed fictional work to emerge from the Pop Art scene of the late 60s." Katz has written 18 books in all, including fiction, poetry, a screenplay, and a "miscellany," Kissssss (2007).

Katz was born in the Bronx, New York City in May 1935. He received his Bachelors degree at Cornell University and his Masters degree at the University of Oregon. He has taught at the University of Maryland Overseas (Italy), Cornell University, the University of Iowa, Brooklyn College, Queens College, City University of New York, and Notre Dame University. In 1978 he became the director of the creative writing program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Katz has also worked as a miner, a dairy farmer, and a teacher of T'ai chi ch'uan. He received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1976 and 1981. Katz's longtime associations with avant-garde artists in contemporary music and visual arts, as well as writing, make him a unique figure in American arts scenes of the past half-century.

Table of Contents

Almost Moves
Arunchala
As Bobby Goes
AWP Amp
Babbdoodoo
Baxter
Belgrade Whoops
Big Flub
Birth; Bris: Theft
Buffalo Dreamy
Burroughs vs. Williams
Busting Pots
Bypass
Caffeine
Chipmunk Man
Chunking Mansions
Claire
Clarence Schmidt
Clark of it
Coda
Cornell Swan Song
Crack of Dorn
Critters
Crosby Street
Crow Dog
Dad
Darmstadt Without Spragel
Death on Layaway
Dispatch from a Water Tower
Dresden Resurrection
Drowning Kids
Dubble Bubble
Eating Dog/Talking Turkey
Eating Out
Farm It
Fifteen and Texting
First Book
First Supper
Forrest Bell
G’ Ma Dies Again
Galileo and Tot
Getting Up
Goats and Krauts
Grassland
Gunga Din
Hammam
Hay Suicide
High Train
How Bilbao
How Do
If Milk
Imagery Aggie
In India
Inflamed at the Y
Ingredients Now
Istanbul
Jerusalem
Jewboy
Jewboy (in India)
Katakali (in India)
Licks
Linebacker
Lionel Frequently
Look Out Look In
Linne
Lost Paradise
Loutro
Luna Di Miele
Martha and Megaliths
Massacio and Me
Mom Dies
Morton Street
My Bad
My Bridge
My Nabokov
My Speed
Name Dropping
Nicotine
Noogy
Norton
Notre Dame
Now and Then
Our Bomb
Our Rockefeller
Out of Mind
Oxygen
Ozark to Avrum
Patriot
Paul
People’s Republic
PIIF
Poles
PREFACE: 137.n
Publishing Uptown
Rabbit Wind
Reich
Rencine
RIP
Science Plus
Septua-Dude
Sex + Diplomacy
Shattari
Skirt
Slave Husbandry
Snake Alley
Snows of Yesteryear
Some Ports of Call
South Corn Street
Starting Artist
Stowaway
Stream
Sunday Morning in the Afternoon
T-Shirt with Pete Dean
The Berryman Blot
The Champ
The Volley
Then Nicaragua
Tonkin Toddle
Toussaint’s Turf
Trap Tourists
Us in Texas
Vatican Hotty
Vonneguts
Wan Don
Whacks the Chick
What Hannah Knows
Wheel Me Out
When China Talks
Whitecaps
Working with Fruit
Working Longchamps
Writing Toussaint
Writing Writing
Wylie
Young Artist Finds His Joint
Your Pants
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