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Martone, Michael

Overview
Works: 39 works in 130 publications in 1 language and 10,448 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Biography  Essays  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3563.A7414, 977
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michael Martone
 
Most widely held works by Michael Martone
The Scribner anthology of contemporary short fiction : fifty North American stories since 1970 by Lex Williford( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories chosen by teachers of college writing-programs, such courses now taught in 800 universities. The stories range from Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, a slice of life from the Vietnam War, to Amy Tan's Two Kinds, the efforts of a Chinese-American mother to turn her daughter into a prodigy
A Place of sense : essays in search of the Midwest by Michael Martone( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Place of Sense will stir up memories of those of us who live(d) in the Midwest and give the rest of the country a sense of what they've missed. ... should give any Midwesterner a sense, in both meanings of the term, of freedom of thought and feeling possible within the even metre of the streets and fields. Collected here are essays by Louise Erdrich, Michael Rosen, Gary Comstock, Mary Swander, Jane Staw, David Hamilton, Janet Kauffman, Douglas Bauer, and Michael Martone, with sixteen black-and-white photographs by David Plowden
Alive and dead in Indiana : stories by Michael Martone( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alive and Dead in Indiana is a collection of stories focusing on eight famous Americans who have had close connections to Indiana. It is a blend fact and fiction that casts new light on the personalities and the settings
Fort Wayne is seventh on Hitler's list : Indiana stories by Michael Martone( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncommon and uncanny, hypnotic, multidimensional, realistic, often hilarious, these fifteen stories represent something new in American fiction. Martone calls them mixtures of fact and fiction, fame and obscurity, their sources the little stories people repeat without thinking and then turn into myth
Townships by Michael Martone( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It would not seem so important for southern writers to justify writing about the South--that region is defined. Midwestern writers, however, must first define their region, inhabit it, so that writing about it through fiction and poetry will become as natural as it is for writers in other necks of the national world." "Townships seeks to prepare the ground for that work, using the very ground itself as a starting place. Each contributor has written about his or her specific township of childhood or a bordered region that defined a first notion of place in the world. Complementing this diversity in writer and subject are Raymond Bial's striking and evocative photographs, a visual essay that echoes the sensibility of the township with grace and precision."--[book jacket]
Rules of thumb : 73 authors reveal their fiction writing fixations( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than seventy contemporary authors share the rules of thumb they use to guide their writing
Safety patrol : short stories by Michael Martone( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using irony, Martone creates a collection of stories around our various ideas of what safety means and notes how we cling to such ideas
Touchstone anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction : work from 1970 to the present( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism--this anthology brings together fifty works from all genres of creative nonfiction. --from back cover
Seeing eye : stories by Michael Martone( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-five stories. The title story is on a town whose main industry is the raising of dogs for the blind, Outside Peru is on a farmer's lot, and in Pensees: The Thoughts of Dan Quale, a U.S. vice-president ruminates on the roles forced on him by circumstances
Double-wide : collected fiction of Michael Martone by Michael Martone( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not Normal, Illinois : peculiar fictions from the Flyover( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue guide to Indiana by Michael Martone( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The master of the nearly true is back with The Blue Guide to Indiana, an ersatz travel book for the Hoosier State. Michael Martone, whose trademark is the blurring of the lines between fact and fiction, has created an Indiana that almost is, a landscape marked by Lover's Lane franchises and pharmaceutical drug theme parks. Visit the Trans-Indiana Mayonnaise Pipeline and the Field of Lightbulbs. Learn about Our Lady of the Big Hair and Feet or the history of the License Plate Insurrection of 1979. Let Martone guide you through every inch of the amazing state that is home to the Hoos
4 for a quarter : fictions by Michael Martone( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four is the magic number in Michael Martone & rsquo; s Four for a Quarter. In subject & mdash; four fifth Beatles, four tie knots, four retellings of the first Xerox, even the sex lives of the Fantastic Four & mdash; and in structure & mdash; the book is separated into four sections, with each section further divided into four chapterettes & mdash; Four for a Quarter returns again and again to its originating number, making chaos comprehensible and mystery out of the most ordinary
Extreme fiction : fabulists and formalists by Robin Hemley( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winesburg, Indiana : a Fork River anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mythical town of Winesburg, Indiana, there lives a cleaning lady who can conjure up the ghost of Billy Sunday, a lascivious holy man with an unusual fetish and a burgeoning flock, a park custodian who collects the scat left by aliens, and a night janitor learning to live with life's mysteries, including the zombies in the cafeteria. Winesburg, Indiana, is a town full of stories of plans made and destroyed, of births and unexpected deaths, of remembered pasts and unexplored presents told to the reader by as interesting a cast of characters as one is likely to find in small town America
Contemporary fiction : 50 short stories since 1970( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A remarkable collection of North American literature written since 1970" " ... stories chosen according to the results of a survey of more than two hundred literature professors, award-winning writers, and the directors of prestigious writing workshops. The result is a landmark anthology that showcases an unusual variety of different cultural, gender, ethnic, and racial viewpoints. With stories encompassing both the contemporary-realist and postmodern traditions, it brings together the best works by established authors like Raymond Carver and Amy Tan and new frontiers like Lorrie Moore and Junot Diaz"--Jacket
So, is it done? : navigating the revision process( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentation of revision as a necessary step in all good writing. Presents methods, questions, interviews, and exercises to guide writers to their best work
Return to Powers : prose poems by Michael Martone( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a loss : poems by Michael Martone( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flatness and other landscapes : essays by Michael Martone( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seen from the air, the seemingly endless spaces that form America's Midwest appear in rectangular variations of brown, green, and ochre, with what Michael Martone calls "the tended look of a train set." In these essays, the flatness of the region becomes the author's canvas for a richly textured, multidimensional exploration of midwestern culture and history. Martone's memorable accounts of his experiences lead us on a path toward discovery of the stories that build our own sense of place and color our understanding of the world."--Jacket
 
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The Scribner anthology of contemporary short fiction : fifty North American stories since 1970
Alternative Names
Michael A. Martone Amerikaans romanschrijver

Michael A. Martone writer

Languages
English (106)

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A Place of sense : essays in search of the MidwestFort Wayne is seventh on Hitler's list : Indiana storiesTownshipsRules of thumb : 73 authors reveal their fiction writing fixationsTouchstone anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction : work from 1970 to the presentSeeing eye : storiesDouble-wide : collected fiction of Michael MartoneNot Normal, Illinois : peculiar fictions from the Flyover