I'm a recently retired college prof, with ten published novels (self- and small press) and a number of other publications. I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and have a few scars to prove it. I find life both interesting and absurd, not necessarily in that order, and my works reflect this. My mother often told me that my first word was the question word, why. I still don't have the answer, but I try my best to make others as curious as I am. In addition to courses in international languages, I developed seminars dealing with the Holocaust and other genocides, the Superhero in World Literature, and several comparative literature courses. While I am too old to be fazed my success, I would like to have a few more discerning readers examine my works.
My favorite author is Franz Kafka, followed by Joseph Heller, Nikolai Gogol, Heinrich von Kleist, Thomas Mann, Dostoevsky, and Woody Allen. I also greatly admire the works Beckett, Ionesco, Pinter etc. etc. I've traveled all over the world and have found that while there are good guys and bad guys, they aren't all in other lands. Favorite magazines: New Yorker, National Geographic and The Nation. What really gets me going is the fact that very often those who know the least about a subject are the ones who have the most to say about it. This is particularly true in the areas of politics and religion.