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Author Website: http://web.mac.com/mestrin/marcestrin/Home.html
Author Address (e.g., City, State, Country): Burlington, VT, USA
Genres: realistic fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, comic fiction, personal narrative
Presentations: topics can be discussed.
Audiences: high school seniors (or above), AP students
Available Times: Mornings best, or afternoons till 3.
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No Cost Meet the Author Visit: 15
In-Depth Visit Length: whatever is appropriate for the group
In-Depth Visit Cost: whatever is appropriate for the group
Prerequisites: interest in literature, philosophy, history, politics and their intersection
Contact Information: email@example.com; 802-658-4562
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I'm looking forward to see what this format can create. My novels are written for adults, with complex, if often comic, themes explored. Nevertheless, I think a class of seniors or AP students interested in literary fiction, philosophy, music, and/or politics, might easily grasp them. Discussions are always more interesting when groups have read all or relevant parts of the material, but I am happy to talk about writing in general, and its function in the modern world.
My published books and their themes are as follows. Two more should be appearning soon.
The Good Doctor Guillotin -- capital punishment, first use of the guillotine during the French Revolution
The Annotated Nose -- creating media myths; battling the "contemporary plague"
Skulk -- the fate of political activists in a world dead set against them
The Lamentations of Julius Marantz -- contemporary religious hysteria; conspiracies; learning to be a physicist
Golem Song -- the pathology of thinking one is chosen
The Education of Arnold Hitler -- racism; Vietnam war; performance art; neo-Nazism
Insect Dreams, the Half Life of Gregor Samsa -- overview of crucial events in America 1930-45; creation of the atomic bomb
Rehearsing With Gods: Photographs and Essays on the Bread & Puppet Theater (with Ron Simon, photographer)
I am currently working on a novel about the dead Tchaikovsky.
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