May 1st Reading

Author Harold Jaffe will read from his work on May 1 at 7 p.m. in Room LL430 of the SDSU Library as part of the Spring 2013 Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series. The event is free and open to all. Jaffe is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at SDSU and the author […]

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Revolutionary Brain by Harold Jaffe Release date: December 6, 2012, distributed by Ingram Trade paperback: 252 pages, 7.5×9.25, $13.95, ISBN: 978-1-935738-32-9 Publicist: Jaym Gates, Guide Dog Books is proud to announce the release of Harold Jaffe’s Revolutionary Brain, a collection of essays and quasi-essays from one of our most brilliantly innovative provocateurs. Known for his unique […]


Readings and Discussion with Alternative Press Writer Harold Jaffe

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 7:00pm Scanlon Banquet Hall B & C Westfield State University Harold Jaffe’s innovative fiction, non-fiction, and docu-fiction, deal with under-represented voices and perspectives in the American cultural fabric, such as death row prison inmates, political anarchists, and other unusual points of view.  He has devoted his career to “mixing things up.”  […]

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Two Readings, One Town

During SDSU’s Spring Break I traveled to New York to present two readings. For the first reading at Word Up Community Bookstore (labeled “Crisis Art”), I read my Crisis Art manifesto and “Anal Acrobats” from my essay volume in progress, Death in Texas. For the next reading at Le Chéile (labeled “Story anti-Story”), I read […]

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My March, 2012, Reading Schedule

Recently I gave an interview to Gina Jacobs about OD, which became an article published in the San Diego State University magazine March 5. March also marks the beginning of my mini-book tour for OD, sandwiched into SDSU’s Spring Break, when I will do a few readings and book signings in NYC. If you live […]

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What I’m Reading Now

Although I’m teaching several books (which I wrote about in an earlier post), I need to read for my own writing – and learning. Right now I’m reading Wilhelm Reich, several of the novels of Michel Houellebecq, Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy, and the Austrian writer Rober Musil’s Man Without Qualities. All at once, yes.

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My Spring, 2012, Teaching Schedule

This semester I’m teaching two courses. In my graduate-level Short-Short Fiction Writing class: Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, by Paul Reps Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories, by Harold Jaffe Book of Imaginary Beings, by Jorge Luis Borges Selected Cronicas, by Clarice Lispector In my Comp Lit class, Film and Fiction, the theme is Outlaw Women. Films: Niagra, […]

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