Goosestep

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Fiction. “Harold Jaffe is a master of the disembodied voice. These fictions — transgressive, political, dryly comic — are grounded in an ancient tradition, that of the speech of the storyteller. Interlocutors talk as if out of dark caves, and the result is a marvel of conversation that takes the reader to places somehow beyond the ‘real world,’ only to comment, often searingly, upon its absurdities. Each of Jaffe’s volumes has been ground- breaking, and GOOSESTEP is no exception. This is a book of great mastery, some of the most inventive fiction of our time.”—Toby Olson

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Fiction. “Harold Jaffe is a master of the disembodied voice. These fictions — transgressive, political, dryly comic — are grounded in an ancient tradition, that of the speech of the storyteller. Interlocutors talk as if out of dark caves, and the result is a marvel of conversation that takes the reader to places somehow beyond the ‘real world,’ only to comment, often searingly, upon its absurdities. Each of Jaffe’s volumes has been ground- breaking, and GOOSESTEP is no exception. This is a book of great mastery, some of the most inventive fiction of our time.”—Toby Olson


About the Author

Harold Jaffe is the author of 24 volumes of fiction, docufiction, and non-fiction, including GOOSESTEP (JEF Books, 2016), Revolutionary Brain; OTHELLO BLUES (JEF Books, 2014); PARIS 60 (JEF Books, 2013); OD: DOCUFICTIONS (JEF Books, 2012); Induced Coma; Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories; Jesus Coyote; 15 Serial Killers; Beyond the Techno-Cave: A Guerrilla’s Guide to Post-Millennial Culture; Terror-dot-Gov; Straight Razor; Sex for the Millennium; EROS ANTI-EROS (City Lights Publishers, 1990); False Positive; Beasts; Mourning Crazy Horse; Madonna & Other Spectacles; and Dos Indios. Jaffe’s writing has been translated widely, most recently in Romania, Turkey, France, Japan, Italy, and Cuba. Jaffe is editor-in-chief of Fiction International.

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 6 x 0.4 x 9 in
Cover

Language

English

Pages

140

ISBN-10

1884097715

ISBN-13

978-1884097713

2 reviews for Goosestep

  1. The amazing Karl E. Jirgens, editor of one of the greatest journals of experimental literature ever, Rampike, has high praise for Harold Jaffe’s Goosestep in Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review!

  2. Larry Fondation, who once chased the ghost of Nelson Algren with me in Chicago, has given Goosestep a great review in American Book Review!

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