Born: January 24, 1951 in Oakland, California
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Curtis currently resides in Normal, Illinois. Biography: Curtis White is a professor of English at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. He is a widely acclaimed essayist and author. His work appears regularly in ''Context'' and ''Harper's''. He is the President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Book Culture/Dalkey Archive Press.
Curtis White on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=curtis+white
|America's magic mountain :
ISBN: 1564783693 OCLC: 55657495 Dalkey Archive Press, Normal : 2004. "A contemporary version of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain, Curtis White's novel begins with Mann's "unassuming young man," Hans Castorp, visiting his cousin at a health retreat. In this version though, the retreat is a spa for recovering alcoholics, unlike all other rehab centers. Rather than encouraging their patients to free themselves of their addiction, the directors of The Elixir believe that sobriety isn't for everyone, that you must let alcohol work its way on you. Filled with many compelling and comic voices, White's novel is a strange and unlikely world that, nevertheless, is quite recognizable as our own."--Jacket.
|Heretical songs :
ISBN: 0914590626 OCLC: 7789662 Fiction Collective : New York : ©1980.
|Memories of my father watching TV :
ISBN: 1564781895 OCLC: 38106150 Dalkey Archive Press, Normal, IL : 1998. For the boy narrator of this tale, to be a man one must kill one's father. He plays out the fantasy as he watches a war movie with him on TV. "My father was a German pontoon bridge ... he had to be taken out."
|Metaphysics in the Midwest :
ISBN: 1557130469 OCLC: 19132963 Sun & Moon Press, Los Angeles : ©1988.
|Monstrous possibility :
ISBN: 1564781909 OCLC: 38112534 Dalkey Archive Press, Normal, Ill. : 1998. "In Monstrous Possibility Curtis White creates a lucid perspective on what it means to be a writer and a human being in the so-called post-modern moment."--Jacket.
|Not Normal, Illinois :
ISBN: 9780253210227 OCLC: 313659440
ISBN: 1564783081 OCLC: 46732551 Dalkey Archive Press, Chicago : 2001. "Includes letters-to-the-editor, an e-mail correspondence with a porn queen, scenes from the lives of classical musicians, and retellings of biblical stories. In the process, White charts the rise and fall of the Human from the Bible (pre-human), to the Enlightenment (the invention of the human), to the digital age (post-human), to the Enlightenment (the invention of the human), to the digital age (post-human)."--Back cover.
|The barbaric heart :
ISBN: 9781351220002 OCLC: 1005354038 Smart, funny, and fresh, The Barbaric Heart argues that the present environmental crisis will not be resolved by the same forms of crony capitalism and managerial technocracy that created the crisis in the first place. With his trademark wit, White argues that the solution might very well come from an unexpected quarter: the arts, religion, and the realm of the moral imagination.--Provided by publisher.
|The barbaric heart :
ISBN: 0981709125 OCLC: 310396067 PoliPointPress ; Sausalito, CA : ©2009. "The Barbaric Heart argues that the present environment crisis will not be resolved by the same forms of crony capitalism and managerial technocracy that created the crisis in the first place. Curtis White argues that the solution might very well come from an unexpected quarter: the arts, religion, and the realm of the moral imagination."--Jacket.
|The idea of home /
ISBN: 1564783707 OCLC: 55657684 Dalkey Archive Press, Normal : 2004. "In The Idea of Home, Curtis White imagines "a place in which humans can live." This utopia is definitely not San Lorenzo - a postwar, prefabricated suburb in California - where White grew up. From the vantage point of an unbalanced adulthood, White's observations on recent American history explore the dark heart of suburbia. The Idea of Home displays what life would have been like for Nietzsche and Mark Twain if they had the misfortune of growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1950s and '60s."--Jacket.
|The middle mind :
ISBN: 0141016752 OCLC: 57168166 Penguin, London : 2005. What is 'The Middle Mind?' According to Curtis White, it's the dominant force shaping American culture - and as we know, American culture is increasingly our culture too. Providing insights into the absurdity of the US lifestyle, this book calls for a recovery of imagination.
|The middle mind :
ISBN: 0060730595 OCLC: 56639129 HarperSanFrancisco, New York, NY : 2004, ©2003.
|The Spirit of Disobedience
ISBN: 0981576907 OCLC: 213854736 Polipoint Pr 2008.
|The spirit of disobedience :
ISBN: 9780978769451 OCLC: 244102135 Polity Audio LLC, [Eugene, OR] : 2008. Trained relentlessly to work and consume, we make daily lifestyle decisions that promote corporate profits more than our own well-being. We also find ourselves working more, living in fragmented communities, and neglecting our most basic spiritual and political values. We live in a society of affluence and do not take the time to ask the question: How shall we live? White asks if liberalism can answer this question without drawing on spiritual values. He looks at examples of popular culture and asks us to compare them with such human fundamentals as free time, home and food. Finally he interviews John De Graaf, James Howard Kunstler, and Michael Ableman concerning their views of a good life as they see it.