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Politically Inspired is an anthology of original short fiction inspired by the news and reflecting the different sides of the confusing issues surrounding us.

Stephen Elliott felt what he was writing wasn't relevant in a time of war and so he began to write fiction based on the world's current events. He realized other authors were having the same dilemma. He acted upon this and put together this anthology after receiving overwhelming response from his writing peers.

Politically Inspired is all-original, never before published fiction inspired by current events. Contributors include:

  • Charles Baxter, author of Feast of Love
  • Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead
  • David Rees, author of Get Your War On
  • Michelle Tea, author of Valencia and Chelsea Whistle; winner of the Lambda award for Best Lesbian Fiction
  • Elizabeth Tallent, author of Honey and Museum Pieces; included twice in the Best American Short Stories anthology
  • Tom Barbash, author of The Last Good Chance and the nonfiction book On Top Of The World: Cantor Fitzgerald And The 9/11 Tragedy
  • Paul LaFarge, author of Artist Of The Missing and Hausmann Or The Distinction
  • Zoe Trope, author of Please Don't Kill The Freshman
  • Stewart O'Nan, author of The Night Country and The Names of the Dead
  • ZZ Packer, author of Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
  • Kola Boof, Sudanese-born author of Long Train to the Redeeming Sin
  • Etel Adnan, author of Paris When It's Naked, Cities and Women, and Sitte Marie Rose, which has been translated into over ten languages and is considered a classic of Middle Eastern literature

Review:

"A superb collection, without a single dud. Grab it." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"These 29 stories...are all overtly and bravely grounded in "recent events," from the war in Iraq to the Patriot Act....[T]he majority succeed like poems in a small space, capturing a moment or unfolding a single, devastating metaphor." Village Voice

Synopsis:

Politically Inspired, is an anthology of original short fiction inspired by the news and reflects the different sides of the confusing issues surrounding us. <P>Stephen Elliott felt what he was writing wasn't relevant in a time of war and so he began to write fiction based on the world's current events. He realized other authors were having the same dilemma. He acted upon this and put together this anthology after receiving overwhelming response from his writing peers.<P>Politically Inspired is all-original, never before published fiction inspired by current events. <P>Contributors include<BR>Anthony Swofford: Author of Jarhead <BR>David Rees: Author of Get Your War On<BR>Michelle Tea: Author of Valencia and Chelsea Whistle. Winner of the Lambda award for Best Lesbian Fiction.<BR>Elizabeth Tallent: Author of Honey and Museum Pieces. Included twice in the Best American Short Stories anthology.<BR>Tom Barbash: Author of The Last Good Chance and the nonfiction book On Top Of The World, Cantor Fitzgerald And The 9/11 Tragedy<BR>Paul LaFarge: Author of Artist Of The Missing and Hausmann Or The Distinction<BR>Zoe Trope: Author of Don't Kill The Freshman<BR>Kola Boof: Sudanese born author of Long Train to the Redeeming Sin <BR>Etel Adnan: Author of Paris When It's Naked, Cities and Women, and Sitte Marie Rose, which has been translated into over ten languages and is considered a classic of Middle Eastern literature.

About the Author

Stephen Elliott is the author of four novels, including A Life Without Consequences and What It Means to Love You. His new novel will be co-published by MacAdam/Cage and McSweeney's in February 2004. His writing appears regularly in GQ, McSweeney's, and The Sun. He is the Marshall McCall Lecturer at Stanford University.

Table of Contents

  1. The president's new clothes /Anne Ursu
  2. Da' bomb /K. Kvashay-Boyle
  3. Where Eric fell /ZZ Packer
  4. Proper dress /Joan Wilking
  5. Balancing genius /Peter Rock
  6. Jumping Jacks /Doug Dorst
  7. Innocent /Charles Baxter
  8. 9/11 L.A. Bookstore /Michelle Tea
  9. Dade County, November 2000 /Jim Shepard
  10. Mr. Mxyzptlk's opus /Ben Greenman
  11. The winning side /Alicia Erian
  12. The K chronicles /Keith Knight
  13. Should I be scared? /Amanda Eyre Ward
  14. The patriot actor /Stephen Elliott
  15. The great Rushdie /Stewart O'Nan — Duct soup /Andrew Neilsen Sparrow
  16. End-of-the-world sex /Tsaurah Litzky
  17. All in a day's work /Mistress Morgana
  18. The one you meet everywhere /Kola Boof
  19. Eight hundred pages /Elizabeth Tallent
  20. I believe I'm in love with the government /Nasri Hajjaj ;translated byIbrahim Muhawi
  21. Memo to our journalists /Mark Lee
  22. The Shield /F.S. Yu
  23. The vampires of Draconian Hill /Brian Gage Von Do
  24. I am a CBU-87/B Combined Effects Munition (CEM) /David Rees
  25. Lamentation over the destruction of Ur /Paul LaFarge
  26. Freedom oil /Anthony Swofford
  27. The smell of despair /Nick Taylor
  28. The designated marksman /Otis Haschemeyer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931561457
Author:
Elliott, Stephen
Publisher:
MacAdam/Cage Publishing
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Current events
Subject:
Political fiction, American.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
108-90
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
8.96x6.26x.83 in. .94 lbs.

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Product details 308 pages MacAdam/Cage Publishing - English 9781931561457 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A superb collection, without a single dud. Grab it."
"Review" by , "These 29 stories...are all overtly and bravely grounded in "recent events," from the war in Iraq to the Patriot Act....[T]he majority succeed like poems in a small space, capturing a moment or unfolding a single, devastating metaphor."
"Synopsis" by , Politically Inspired, is an anthology of original short fiction inspired by the news and reflects the different sides of the confusing issues surrounding us. <P>Stephen Elliott felt what he was writing wasn't relevant in a time of war and so he began to write fiction based on the world's current events. He realized other authors were having the same dilemma. He acted upon this and put together this anthology after receiving overwhelming response from his writing peers.<P>Politically Inspired is all-original, never before published fiction inspired by current events. <P>Contributors include<BR>Anthony Swofford: Author of Jarhead <BR>David Rees: Author of Get Your War On<BR>Michelle Tea: Author of Valencia and Chelsea Whistle. Winner of the Lambda award for Best Lesbian Fiction.<BR>Elizabeth Tallent: Author of Honey and Museum Pieces. Included twice in the Best American Short Stories anthology.<BR>Tom Barbash: Author of The Last Good Chance and the nonfiction book On Top Of The World, Cantor Fitzgerald And The 9/11 Tragedy<BR>Paul LaFarge: Author of Artist Of The Missing and Hausmann Or The Distinction<BR>Zoe Trope: Author of Don't Kill The Freshman<BR>Kola Boof: Sudanese born author of Long Train to the Redeeming Sin <BR>Etel Adnan: Author of Paris When It's Naked, Cities and Women, and Sitte Marie Rose, which has been translated into over ten languages and is considered a classic of Middle Eastern literature.
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