The English Disease

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Product Details

Price
$23.95
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.68 X 0.96 X 8.74 inches | 0.92 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781565122574
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About the Author

Possessing "a gifted, committed imagination" (New York Times), Joseph Skibell is the author of three novels, A Blessing on the Moon, The English Disease, and A Curable Romantic; the forthcoming collection of nonfiction stories My Father's Guitar and Other Imaginary Things; and another forthcoming nonfiction work, Six Memos from the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud. He has received numerous awards, including the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Sami Rohr Award in Jewish Literature, Story magazine's Short Short-Story Prize, and the Turner Prize for First Fiction.

As director of the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature from 2008 to 2015, he sang and played guitar onstage with both Margaret Atwood and Paul Simon. A professor at Emory University, Skibell has also taught at the University of Wisconsin and the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. Recently a Senior Fellow at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, he is the Winship Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities at Emory University. A native Texan, he lives mostly in his head.

Reviews

"Confirmation that no subject lies beyond the grasp of a gifted, committed imagination."
"Brilliant ... astonishing. He has turned the full light of his extraordinary talent on one of history's darkest moments and taught us to see it again."