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Not Normal, Illinois

Peculiar Fictions from the Flyover

Not Normal, Illinois( )
Editor: Martone, Michael
Contribution by: Apple, Max
Brouwer, Joel
Coover, Robert
Day, Robert
Ducornet, Rikki
Dybek, Stuart
Ehling, Mark
Erdrich, Louise
Hemley, Robin
Hoang, Lily
Hunt, Laird
Huss, Sandy
James, Lily
Kauffman, Janet
Kercheval, Jesse Lee
Kitely, Brian
McMullen, Brian
Meeter, Glenn
Monson, Ander
Neville, Susan S.
Otto, Lon
Pringle, Erin
Russell, Josh
Sanders, Scott Russell
Saunders, George
Tomasula, Steve
Unferth, Deb Olin
Wells, Kellie
White, Curtis
Wilkerson, Michael
Williams, Dianne
Publication Date:Aug 2009
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Imprint:Quarry Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.95
Book Description:

Unconventional fiction from the heartland

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:1.157 Pounds
Author Biography
"It was my fascination itself with the English language that made me a writer," Apple wrote in an essay for the New York Times Book Review. Its endless suggestiveness has carried me through many a plot, entertained me when nothing else could." Growing up in a Yiddish-speaking family, Apple writes a prose that is remarkably attuned to America's cultural and linguistic

With the 1976 publication of The Oranging of America, and Other Stories, Apple established himself as one of America's most affectionate, humorous, and astute critics. Like other postmodernist writers, Apple describes famous historical figures and American pop cultural heroes mingling with his fictional characters. Howard Johnson, Norman Mailer, Fidel Castro, and J. Edgar Hoover are but some of the figures that have all turned up in Apple's fiction. One critic stated that Apple creates "the literary equivalent of a Magritte painting.

Apple is currently a professor of English at Rice University.


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