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Name:  Stephen Paul Martin  

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Born: 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Biographical and Professional Information

Stephen-Paul Martin is the author of nineteen books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, including The Gothic Twilight, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction in 1993. Between 1980 and 1996, he edited Central Park magazine in New York City. He now lives in San Diego, California, where he is an Associate Professor at San Diego State University.


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Titles At Your Library

Tales
ISBN: 0945926111

Paradigm Press. 1989

Invading Reagan
ISBN: 0945112092

Generator Pr. 1990

Things
ISBN: 0962369330

Heaven Bone, 1991. 1991

crisis of representation
ISBN: 0963254413

Standing Stones Press. 1992

The Gothic Twilight: Stories
ISBN: 1878580450

Leaping Dog Press. 2005

These stories hold a fictional mirror up to our culture. What we see reflected is often amusing and scary: a world where popular culture and the culture of deceit, cynicism and disgust collide head-on, where Columbus and the American presidency are subjects of a rock video, where the Gulf War is just another excuse to watch television and get laid.

Fear & Philosophy
ISBN: 093897940X

Detour Press. 1994

stories by editor of CENTRAL PARK

crisis of representation
ISBN: 0963254413

Standing Stones Press. 1992

Not quite fiction: Stephen-Paul Martin
ISBN: 0965487725

Vatic Hum Press. 1997

"Stephen-Paul Martin's not-quite fictions are as 'true' as they are wildly comic and horrifying. They are likely to begin with the most ordinary of situations- X wishes she had Y's brain - and turn the 'natural' on its head. Martin's seeming cool is actually a carefully channeled passion: a profoundly political writer, he plays on myth, legend, press release, and earlier fiction so as to show us what it is we really are. Not Quite Fiction represents Stephen-Paul Martin at his razor-sharp best." - Marjorie Perloff (from book's back cover)

Instead of Confusion
ISBN: 1878580205

Asylum Arts. 2002

Fiction. In the seven new stories that comprise INSTEAD OF CONFUSION, Stephen -Paul Martin continues his ongoing critique of American popular culture, politics, and morality, while simultaneously exploring the boundaries of history, language and fiction itself. Stephen-Paul Martin is the author of nineteen books of fiction, poetry and nonfiction, including The Gothic Twilight, which was nominated for the National Critikcs Circle award in 1993. Between 1980 and 1996 he edited Central Park magazine in New York City.


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