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Links:

TW:

The Spectral University:
A Memoir of the Late Sixties.

Obscure Publications, 2005.

Sovereign Insignificance:
Review of Speaking
to the Rose:
Writings,
1912-1932
by Robert Walser.

Marginalia
(Vol. 2, No. 3, Fall 2006).

"You're a Smart Kid."
Figure it Out': Robert
Harmon's The Hitcher

College Hill Review
(No. 2, Spring 2009).

The Exam
(The Brooklyn Rail, 2013)

"A Conference on Snow" -  a short film from The President in Her Towers. Video realized by Oliver Kraft, Alberto Zamora Ruiz, Oliver Feigl, Alec Barth.

"The Gypsy Problem!" - a short film from The President in Her Towers. Video realized by Lambert Mousseka.

Recommended:

ABC of Reading

Agni

 

Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics

 

Russell H. Greenan

 

Flatland the Film

 

Ellipsis Press

 

Beuyscout

 

Gabrielle Zimmermann

 

The Assassination
of Spiro Agnew
A Novel by Steven Janiszewski

 

Justyna Giermakowska

 

  Tom Whalen    
Whalen’s work is thickly lyrical and meditative,
interrogating the relation of language to things,
of books to life.
Review of Contemporary Fiction
Tom Whalen is "one of the first-rate
experimental writers in the New South
whose work cannot be missed."
Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook, 1989
  Dublin, 2004 © Annette Wiesner    
News:
   
       
 
The Straw That Broke
The President in her Towers
 

Kafka's Campus by Gave Durham - a review of The President in Her Towers

The President in Her Towers: a report by Tom Whalen - a review by David Rose

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Recent books:    
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Dolls
The Birth

Comments on The Birth of Death and Other Comedies: The Novels of Russell H. Greenan

Russell H. Greenan is the chronicler of people living at the edge: the edge of civilization, the edge
of madness, the bitter, crumbling edges of their own lives. Tom Whalen’s study of Greenan is, like
the novels it so lovingly details, masterful, uncommon, and intensely personal.
— James Sallis

In The Birth of Death and Other Comedies Tom Whalen provides an astute, salutary dissection of
Russell H. Greenan's work, especially Greenan’s eccentric and inspired novel, It Happened in Boston?,
a paranoid faith-grope, in his chapter “What an Edifice of Artifice!" If you've never read Greenan's
odd work, reading Whalen’s book guarantees that you will. It will make you a fan of both writers.
What a masterfice!
— Derek Pell

From Caketrain Press:
Dolls: Prose Poems
The Birth of Death and Other Comedies:
The Novels of Russell H. Greenan
 
Other titles:  
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Elongated Figures Winter Coat Roithamers Universe Camels Back Newcomers Guide  
             
Tom Whalen's books include Winter Coat (Red Dust, 1998), A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife (with Daniel Quinn, Bantam Books, 1997), Roithamer's Universe
(Portals Press, 1996), The Camel's Back (with Michael Presti, Portals Press, 1993), Elongated Figures (Red Dust, 1991), The Eustachia Stories (Velocities Press,
1986). Several chapbooks have appeared with Obscure Publications.
   
Brief Encounters Short stories anthologized in Sudden Fiction; That's What I Like About the South: New Southern Stories for the Nineties; Elvis in Oz; A Good Man:
Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose
; Mondo Marilyn; The Book of Eros; Brief Encounters; The Student Body; Alice Redux and elsewhere.
 
Great American Prose Poems Prose poems anthologized in The Great American Prose Poem: From Poe to the Present; An Introduction to the Prose Poem; The Anatomy of Water:
A Sampling of Contemporary American Prose Poetry; The Best of the Prose Poem; The Party Train: A Collection of North American Prose Poetry.
 
Agni Short stories published in AGNI, American Letters & Commentary, Chicago Review, Coe Review, Fiction International, Florida Review, Green
Mountains Review
, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Hopkins Review, Hotel Amerika, The Idaho Review, The Iowa Review, The Literary Review, Marginalia, Michigan Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, Natural Bridge, The Nebraska Review, New Ohio Review, Ninth Letter, North American Review,
Northwest Review, Ploughshares, The Quarterly, Quarterly West, Sonora Review, Southern California Review, Texas Review, Witness, and other journals.
 
Selected Stories Criticism (on Lewis Carroll, Edgar Lee Masters, Joseph Conrad, Robert Walser, Franz Kafka, Vladimir Nabokov, Wallace Stevens, Doris Lessing, Donald Barthelme, George Garrett, Stephen Becker, Russell H. Greenan, Espido Freire, Buster Keaton, Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Wim Wenders,
Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, Tom Tykwer, John Carpenter), poetry, personal essays, and collaborative translations have appeared
in Bookforum, Chelsea, Connecticut Review, Critique, Essays in Literature, Film Quarterly, The Georgia Review, The Hollins Critic, Literature/Film Quarterly, New Orleans Review, The Missouri Review, The Paris Review, The Seattle Review, The Southern Review, Studies in Short Fiction, The Wallace Stevens Journal.
     
    Collaborative translations of stories by Robert Walser in Selected Stories (New York Review Books) and Masquerade and Other Stories (Johns Hopkins University Press). Co-editor of the Robert Walser Number of The Review of Contemporary Fiction.