Join the Inlandia Institute and Ben Stoltzfus as he celebrates the launch of his new collection of short stories, Cat O’Nine Tails (Neo Literati Press, 2012).
Cat O Nine Tails consists of nine stories about cats and how cats have influenced certain characters. Although ostensibly about felines, the stories are also playful postmodern explorations of language, the creative process, images, sounds and cultural practices. The settings are international, and they range from California to New England, southern France, Istanbul and Cuba. The settings are as diverse as the stories. Beautifully written and exceedingly intricate, Cat O Nine Tails embraces the captivity of American literary fiction.
Ben Stoltzfus is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, and French at the University of California, Riverside. He is an internationally recognized Robbe-Grillet, Hemingway, and Magritte scholar; also a novelist, poet, and translator. His fiction, poetry, essays, scholarly articles, and reviews have appeared in some 150 journals and literary reviews, such as Chelsea, North Dakota Quarterly, PMLA, Comparative Literature, Mosaic, Modern Fiction Studies, New Novel Review, Fiction International, Symploke, Les Lettres Modernes, and many others. He has been honored with a variety of grants and fellowships (Fulbright, Camargo, Creative Arts, Humanities), is listed in Who’s Who, received an Honorary Doctor of Letters in 1974, from Amherst College, and, in 2006, was honored with the Distinguished Emeritus Award from the University of California, Riverside.
@ Riverside Public Library - 3581 Mission Inn Avenue - Riverside, California
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM