Induced Coma review from Chicago Review

Tara Stillions Whitehead, Chicago Review While Harold Jaffe’s writing has been dubbed “literary terrorism” by numerous critics (and even his own publishers), one would find it difficult to categorize Induced Coma: 50 and 100 Word Stories, his most recent volume of docufiction, as terroristic. Rather, Jaffe’s meticulous deconstructions of mainstream “news” articles and various other online […]

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Interview with Harold Jaffe, Forthcoming in Rampike, September 2013.

Harold Jaffe was recently interviewed by Joe Haske of Rampike Magazine. The following is to be published in September 2013: Joe Haske:  You refer to the texts in Revolutionary Brain as “essays and quasi-essays.” I’ve read some of these texts previously in various journals where you have referred to them as “docufiction.” Could you describe your take on genre […]

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Dolphinlove

Dolphinlove   It is reported that the world’s second tallest man, 7-foot-9 inches, has saved the life of a nearly extinct baiji dolphin in China by reaching deep into the stomach of a sick female baiji to extract several fragments of Styrofoam.   The sickened dolphin washed ashore near the Yangtse port city of Wuhan. […]

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Abductlove

Abductlove An Austrian teenager held captive for eight years in a dungeon-like room on the outskirts of Vienna says her captor, Wolfgang Priklopil, was part of her life and “in a certain way” she mourned his suicide. Eighteen-year-old Krista Ludwig is reported to have wept inconsolably when told that Priklopil killed himself. After Krista Ludwig […]

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France, accepted

My 1983 novel Dos Indios will be published in France in Fall 2013 by 13e Note Editions (Paris). in 2008, Sex for the Millennium and 15 Serial Killers were published in France by Editions Cambourakis (Paris).

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Auschwitz Crumbling

OSWIECIM, Poland – As they do on every anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops, witnesses to the Holocaust will gather Sunday, older, frailer, fewer than the year before. After 68 years, the camp itself is showing its age under the pressures of time and tourism. With a budget underwritten by the state […]

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Butcher Love

What follows is an excerpt from a work in progress, called “Orlando.” Enjoy.* * Please leave comments and responses, and – if so inclined – share with other fiction readers. Butcher Love Slaughtered stock animals hang from their hooves. The SM dungeon club in the meat district on Gansevoort in Greenwich Village north is nouveau-chic. […]

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Orlando

What follows is an excerpt from a work in progress, called “Orlando.” It  is the title narrative of a collection of fiction and docufiction. Enjoy.* * Please leave comments and responses, and – if so inclined – share with other fiction readers. THE PLAYERS Orlando: Performer terrorist Trieste: Performer terrorist / Disciple of Orlando Catalan Carlos: […]

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Real Time / Virtual: A Dialogue

between Harold Jaffe and Gary Lain Gary Lain: There is a line of theoretical inquiry, beginning with Debord in the 1960’s, further developed by Baudrillard, and then more recently in Virilio, addressing the degradation of the actual (or, for our purposes, the degradation of real time) in the service of the virtual. Whether viewed in […]

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