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Author: James R Hugunin

James Hugunin is emeritus faculty from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago where he taught art history and contemporary theory for over 35 years. In 1976, he founded the much praised L. A. art journal The Dumb Ox. In 1983, he won the Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in Photography. Besides his extensive critical writings, since 2012 he's authored several books of award-winning experimental fiction. His most recent work includes PICKY HUNTING (JEF Books, 2021) and FINDING MEMEMO (JEF Books, 2019). He is a member of the Society of Midland Authors. He now resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his psychoanalyst wife, Marianne.

Afterimage: Critical Essays on Photography
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Afterimage: Critical Essays on Photography

JEF Books

Literary Nonfiction. Art. Critical essays on photography from the journal Afterimage, 1977-1988, by James R. Hugunin, recipient of the David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in the Field of Photography.

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Case X
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Case X

JEF Books

Fiction. Stuck head-first into a Tomotherapy Radiation Machine, CASE X enters "skull-time," his inner pro-jectionist giving him views of his past, present, and future during a series of thirty treatments over a period of six weeks. He will discover ...

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Elder Physics: The Wrong of Time: Stories from an Elder Home
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Elder Physics: The Wrong of Time: Stories from an Elder Home

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Fiction. Gerald (with his son's input) gives us a series of witty monologues concerning life in a typical elder home. As both his mental and physical condition deteriorate, he moves from Independent Living to Assisted Living and, finally, Death. In ...

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Finding Mememo: A Book in Search of an Author
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Finding Mememo: A Book in Search of an Author

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Fiction. When Hy ("Mememo") Grader jumped or was pushed off the balcony of the famous art and literary club known as The Cliff Dwellers (founded 1907 as The Attic Club), a terrible event occurring on the same date (September 8) as Hy's father's deat...

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Picky Hunting: A Journal of the Plague Year

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Picky Hunting: A Journal of the Plague Year

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Fiction. PICKY HUNTING: A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR finds Picky Hunting, a retired Jewish psychoanalyst with a strong background in English Literature (BA and MA from the University of Chicago) and a recent widow, fleeing the Chicago area where she...

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Q↔A: An Auto-Interview
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Q↔A: An Auto-Interview

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Fiction. Art. Film. Q↔A: AN AUTO-INTERVIEW is, at heart, as its title suggests, an auto-interview by novelist and art and photography critic James R. Hugunin. It delves into the nature of his work, both literary and critical, and offers and discusse...

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Something Is Crook in Middlebrook
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Something Is Crook in Middlebrook

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Fiction. Art. Arthur Strewth Middlebrook suffers a brain event that leaves him with shotgun-mike hearing in one ear, and leaves a blood spill that looks, appropriately, like a sinking ship. Find out how this malady, both curse and blessing, changes ...

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Tar Spackled Banner
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Tar Spackled Banner

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Fiction. A Mockumental Work of the Imagination by J. A. Ellis, resident of Chicagary, Usonia. He is another Billy Pilgrim lost in a time of fascist violence and succession. TAR SPACKLED BANNER is a 21st-century time-traveler's autobiography that rec...

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Wreck and Ruin: Photography, Temporality, and World (Dis)order
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Wreck and Ruin: Photography, Temporality, and World (Dis)order

JEF Books

Literary Nonfiction. Art Criticism & Theory. A monograph on contemporary photography, emphasizing the theme of ruins, by the winner of the first Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in Photography.

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Writing Pictures: Case Studies in Photographic Criticism 1983-2012
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Writing Pictures: Case Studies in Photographic Criticism 1983-2012

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Literary Nonfiction. Art Criticism & Theory. An anthology of photographic art criticism by James R. Hugunin, the 1983 Recipient of the Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in Photography funded by the Photographic Resource Center...

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