Fort Wayne Is Seventh On Hitler's List


"Michael Martone writes with deep affection for the ordinary. In his hands, the quotidian dreams of the American heartland are transformed... " —Louise Erdrich

"This is a marvelous book.... What a gift!" —Richard Rhodes

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"Michael Martone writes with deep affection for the ordinary. In his hands, the quotidian dreams of the American heartland are transformed... " —Louise Erdrich

"This is a marvelous book.... What a gift!" —Richard Rhodes

Indiana University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
A former resident of Fort Wayne, Indi ana, Martone (Briggs-Copeland lecturer in fiction, Harvard) offers reflective and humanist ideas that show modern writing at its best. Martone mixes fact with fic tion, the famous with the not-so-famous, ultimately making readers feel that the narrator is speaking personally to them. In ``Everybody Watching and the Time Passing Like That,'' one of the 17 selec tions presented, the reader identifies with the speech coach, Mrs. Nall, whose claim to fame was to coach the actor James Dean. His influence after death is appar ent as she states, ``I watch the film and he talks to me, talks to me directly. I have it all here.'' In this engaging collection of realistic stories, the hidden depth of the country's heartland is revealed. Expect wide readership among public libraries, especially in the Midwest.--Vicki Cecil, Johnson Cty. P.L., Greenwood, Ind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253208514
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1993
  • Edition description: Enlarged Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL MARTONE is the author and editor of several works of fiction and nonfiction. He and his wife, the poet Theresa Pappas, are publishers of Story County Books.

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Table of Contents


Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler’s List

Three Postcards from Indiana
Santa Claus
French Lick

Everybody Watching and the Time Passing Like That


Alfred Kinsey, Alone, after an Interview, Dreams of Indiana

Whistler’s Father

Dear John

The Greek Letter in the Bed

Schliemann in Indianapolis

The Teakwood Deck of the U.S.S. Indiana


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