Michael Martone





Michael Martone

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born
in Fort Wayne, Indiana
January 01, 1955

gender
male

genre

influences
John Barth


About this author

Michael A. Martone is a professor at the creative writing program at the University of Alabama, and is the author of several books. His most recent work, titled Michael Martone and originally written as a series of contributor's notes for various publications, is an investigation of form and autobiography.

A former student of John Barth, Martone's work is critically regarded as powerful and funny. Making use of Whitman's catalogues and Ginsberg's lists, the events, moments and places in Martone's landscapes — fiction or otherwise — often take the same Mobius-like turns of the threads found the works of his mentor, Barth.


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Michael Martone
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2005
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Blue Guide to Indiana
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2001
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Fort Wayne is Seventh on Hi...
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The Flatness and Other Land...
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Four for a Quarter: Fictions
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Racing in Place: Collages, ...
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Unconventions: Attempting t...
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Alive and dead in Indiana
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Double-Wide: Collected Fict...
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“In the stories we tell ourselves, we tell ourselves.”
Michael Martone, The Flatness and Other Landscapes

“Every word Martone sets down, finally, a choice that limits the universe, their trail across the page a fossil record of some life's life-story.”
Michael Martone, Michael Martone

“When someone you have loved dies, you accept the fact of his or her death, but then the person goes on living in your memory, dreams, and reveries. You have imaginary conversations with him or her, you see something striking and remind yourself to tell your loved one about it and then get brought up short by the knowledge of the fact of his or her death, and at night, in your sleep, the dead person visits you.”
Michael Martone, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: 50 North American Stories Since 1970



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