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Stephen C. Bird

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Stephen C. Bird is a fiction writer and visual artist. Books by Mr. Bird include: "Hideous Exuberance" (2009, 2013); "Catastrophically Consequential" (2012); "Any Resemblance to a Coincidence is Accidental" (2015); and "To Be to Is to Was" (2018).  He grew up in Erie County, NY and lived for most of his adult life in New York City, as well as five years in Toronto.  Mr. Bird currently lives in Western New York State.

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A collection offers satirical short stories set in a fictional land..... Bird (Catastrophically Consequential, 2012) conjures a wildly farcical cosmos that bears just enough resemblance to this one to be evocatively familiar, a place he calls Amourrica Profunda. He chronicles the peculiar but often endearing searches his protagonists conduct for love and purpose ..... Bird's eccentric, impressioni Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 11, 2019 13:45 Tags: adult, experimental, fiction, humor, lgbtq, satire, surrealism
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Catastrophically Consequential

2.89 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Hideous Exuberance

2.93 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Any Resemblance to a Coinci...

2.79 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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To Be to Is to Was

3.32 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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I was happy to see Paglia return to the style she used to such great effect in 'Sexual Personae", that being full-on academic mode -- In her analysis of the art (and artists) featured in "Glittering Images".  I was already familiar with many of the a ...more
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***** For a better understanding of "I Can Has Covfefe?" -- I recommend reading Bruno Zogma's "The Five Knifefights You Have in the Tunnels" first.

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I'm giving ​"The Five Knifefights You Have in the Tunnels" (henceforth "FK") 4 stars for its bizarre and mystifying atmosphere. Even though most of the action takes place within the interior of an apartment (at least, that is my first impression) -- ...more
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“Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest. They are both amoral and immoral, consciously breaking rules. Their ''evil'' look at such times is no human projection: the cat may be the only animal who savors the perverse or reflects upon it”
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“Gay men are guardians of the masculine impulse. To have anonymous sex in a dark alleyway is to pay homage to the dream of male freedom. The unknown stranger is a wandering pagan god. The altar, as in pre-history, is anywhere you kneel.”
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“The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men, but rather their conqueror, an outlaw, who controls the sexual channels between nature and culture”
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“You should write, first of all, to please yourself. You shouldn't care a damn about anybody else at all. But writing can't be a way of life - the important part of writing is living. You have to live in such a way that your writing emerges from it.”
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“Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.”
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Stephen Bird ChattyKat wrote: "Hi Stephen... thanks for the friend invite!"

You're welcome ChattyKat! All the best -- Steve Bird


KathyAnne Hi Stephen... thanks for the friend invite!


Stephen Bird Lucinda wrote: "Dear Stephen,
I would like to thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads. I really enjoyed reading your novel 'Catastrophically Consequential' and look forward to reading more of your ..."


Thanks Lucinda --
I greatly appreciate the support !!!
Cheers -- Steve Bird


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