Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Time's Wallet is a memoir written in discrete pieces, "memoirrhoids." The 54 short bits cover the variety and extent of a life from 1935 to the present, from Manhattan by various routes to Denver, Colorado. The work presents itself not as a narrative arc, but as memory itself occurs, in brief stories rising more or less at random in the mind. Each remembered narrative is allowed to resolve itself through its own form, and that variety creates a different overall texture. Each of the "stories" is transparent in itself, but they add up to a fertile opacity that is the ineluctable vitality of a life, and the impenetrable presence, the "here it is," of art.
Steve Katz was one of the founders of Fiction Collective (FC2) and he started the short-lived PIIF (Projects In Innovative Fiction) with Walter Abish, Clarence Major, and Michael Stephens. He taught creative writing and literature at Cornell University, Brooklyn College, Queens College, The University of Iowa Writer's Workshop, The University of Notre Dame, and The University of Colorado in Boulder, from which he retired in 2003. Author City: DENVER, CO USA