Stephen Amidon





Stephen Amidon

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Chicago, The United States

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Stephen Amidon (born 1959, in Chicago) is an American author and film critic. He grew up on the East Coast of the United States of America, including a spell in Columbia, Maryland, which served as the inspiration for his fourth novel The New City. Amidon attended Wake Forest University as a Guy T. Carswell Scholar, majoring in philosophy. He moved to London, UK, in 1987, where he was given his first job as a critic by Auberon Waugh, who invited him to review a novel for The Literary Review. Shortly after this Amidon sold his first work of fiction; the short story "Echolocation" was chosen by Ian Hamilton for inclusion in the Bloomsbury anthology Soho Square II. He was awarded an Arts Council of Great Britain bursary for the short story in 1 ...more


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Security
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The New City
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Something Like the Gods: A ...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Subdivision
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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The Primitive
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Thirst
3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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Splitting The Atom
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“For Plato, the quickening of the heart that occurred when a person saw his or her loved one was just a step in the ascent to true love, which could happen only in the mind, after the lover comprehended what was eternally true and beautiful in the beloved. Platonic love existed beyond all the blood and heat contained in the heart. This split between passion and piety, between lust and love, would resonate throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and it continues up to the present day.”
Stephen Amidon, The Sublime Engine: A Biography of the Human Heart

“Fall asleep reading a good book and you enter a world of dreams; fall asleep in a film and you miss the end.”
Stephen Amidon



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