Samuel Taylor's Last Night - A Novel
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Samuel Taylor's Last Night - A Novel

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A failed professor, Samuel Taylor is haunted by the premonition that in attempting to write out of his system the circumstances surrounding his failure, he'll only find himself at the mercy of another system, language itself. Each iteration of his creative effort, whether centered around seemingly mundane activities such as driving or manual labor, or scrutinizing the current cachet of rock climbing, illustrates that while experience might preempt artistic aspiration, those who are wedded to the demands of literary art are at its beck and call. By turns comic and tragic, Samuel Taylor's Last Night asks us to consider what it means to be a writer first and last.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 12mm | 218g
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • English
  • 1628970995
  • 9781628970999
  • 2,902,250

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"Amato gives us irrepressible ruminations, flash narratives, verbal collages. At times they seem to be struggling to rise off the printed page into our simulated 3D, stereo, holograph world, but then they recoil from it with speedy wit and righteous indignation, in a weave of rhetorics designed to ward off the 21st century's demons." -- Anselm Hollo
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About Joe Amato

Joe Amato was born in Syracuse, New York, and raised in the metro area. A licensed Professional Engineer in New York State, Amato spent seven years in industry working in various project engineering capacities before returning to graduate school. He holds degrees in mathematics and mechanical engineering from Syracuse University, and degrees in English from University at Albany. Amato is the author of nine books and numerous essays and reviews. Since 2003, Amato has taught writing and literature at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.
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