Fiction. "Harold Jaffe is a master of the disembodied voice. These fictions — transgressive, political, dryly comic — are grounded in an ancient tradition, that of the speech of the storyteller. Interlocutors talk as if out of dark caves, and the result is a marvel of conversation that takes the reader to places somehow beyond the 'real world,' only to comment, often searingly, upon its absurdities. Each of Jaffe's volumes has been ground- breaking, and GOOSESTEP is no exception. This is a book of great mastery, some of the most inventive fiction of our time."—Toby Olson Karl E. Jirgens, in the Canadian Literature Reviewpraises Harold Jaffe's GOOSESTEP as "hard-wired, satiric, fragmented, and elliptic. It embraces the pornographic, while skewering social strife, and re- imagining writers' roles in a schizophrenic world. . . . Jaffe reconsiders drugs, booze, morphine, electroshock, melancholy, organ failure and what remains of the writer faced with the difference between 'anguish' and 'sacred anguish' within a dissolute socio- cultural wilderness lying beyond good or evil, where you never get 'something for nothing.'"
Harold Jaffe is the author of 24 volumes of fiction, docufiction, and non-fiction, including GOOSESTEP (JEF Books, 2016), Revolutionary Brain; OTHELLO BLUES (JEF Books, 2014); PARIS 60 (JEF Books, 2013); OD: DOCUFICTIONS (JEF Books, 2012); Induced Coma; Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories; Jesus Coyote; 15 Serial Killers; Beyond the Techno-Cave: A Guerrilla's Guide to Post-Millennial Culture; Terror-dot-Gov; Straight Razor; Sex for the Millennium; EROS ANTI-EROS (City Lights Publishers, 1990); False Positive; Beasts; Mourning Crazy Horse; Madonna & Other Spectacles; and Dos Indios. Jaffe's writing has been translated widely, most recently in Romania, Turkey, France, Japan, Italy, and Cuba. Jaffe is editor-in-chief of Fiction International.Author City: SAN DIEGO, CA USA