The Cynic in Extremis

The Cynic in Extremis

by Jacob M. Appel

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ISBN-13: 9781773490144
Publisher: Able Muse Press
Publication date: 06/04/2018
Pages: 78
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author


Jacob M. Appel is a physician, attorney, and bioethicist based in New York City. He is the author of seven collections of short fiction, five novels, and a collection of essays. His short stories have been published in more than two hundred journals and have been short-listed for the O. Henry Award, Best American Short Stories, Best American Mystery Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. His commentary on law, medicine, and ethics has appeared in the New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Detroit Free Press, and other major newspapers. He taught for years at Brown University and currently teaches at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Table of Contents

vi Acknowledgments

ix Foreword

3 Visiting Alumnus

5 Summer Camp Socials

7 Touring Greenwich Village

8 Concurrences

10 Below Fragile Skies

11 Coop

12 Infidelity

13 RMS Lusitania Departs for Liverpool

14 Trick-or-Treating in Suburbia

16 Escheatment

17 The Cynic in Extremis

18 Comedy for the New Millennium

19 Murder-Suicide

20 Anti-Poem for an Inaugural

21 First Crush

22 Yet

23 1939

25 A Collective Endeavor

27 Jury Duty

29 Learning to Discard

30 Homage to Assimilation

31 Flying with Clarity

33 Assembling the Exercycle

34 Transaction Costs

35 Reckoning

36 Caveat

38 Blind Date with a Poet

39 Precipitation

40 Family Tree

41 Blackberry Winter

42 My Sister Remarries

43 Heir to Hippocrates

45 Distinctions

46 On Holiday

47 Solid Ground

48 Bad News from God

49 Our Dog Turns Eighteen

50 On the Sudden Death of a Beloved Acquaintance

51 Variations on a Holocaust

53 Shrinking with Doubt

54 Example

56 The Homely Girls

58 Snow Again

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