Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories

[PDF] Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories | by ↠ Harold Jaffe - Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories, Anti Twitter Word Stories These word stories are based on found texts from mainstream news sources and other public sites Jaffe sculpts them to reveal their inner core all niceties stripped away Now the true motives fears
  • Title: Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories
  • Author: Harold Jaffe
  • ISBN: 9781933293899
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories | by ↠ Harold Jaffe, Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories, Harold Jaffe, Anti Twitter Word Stories These word stories are based on found texts from mainstream news sources and other public sites Jaffe sculpts them to reveal their inner core all niceties stripped away Now the true motives fears and sins of our age are on display for all who care to see Amidst an internet driven content boom meaning has virtually disappeared ANTI TWITTER s extreme brevity d [PDF] Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories | by ↠ Harold Jaffe - Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories, Anti Twitter Word Stories These word stories are based on found texts from mainstream news sources and other public sites Jaffe sculpts them to reveal their inner core all niceties stripped away Now the true motives fears
  • [PDF] Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories | by ↠ Harold Jaffe
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Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories

About Author

  1. Harold Jaffe is the author of 22 books, including nine fiction collections, one nonfiction collection, and three novels.Jaffe s fiction has appeared in such journals as The Mississippi Review, City Lights Review, The Paris Review, New Directions in Prose and Poetry, Chicago Review, Chelsea, Fiction, Central Park, Witness, Black Ice, Minnesota Review, Boundary 2, ACM, Black Warrior Review, Cream City Review, Two Girls Review, and New Novel Review His stories have been anthologized in Pushcart Prize, Best American Stories, Best of American Humor, Storming the Reality Studio, American Made, Avant Pop Fiction for a Daydreaming Nation, After Yesterday s Crash The Avant Pop Anthology, Bateria and Am Lit Germany , Borderlands Mexico , Praz Italy , Positive Japan , and elsewhere.His novels and stories have been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, French, Dutch, Czech, and Serbo Croatian.Harold Jaffe has won two NEA grants in fiction, a New York CAPS grant, a California Arts Council fellowship in fiction, and a San Diego fellowship COMBO in fiction.Jaffe teaches literature at San Diego State University and is editor of Fiction International.

One thought on “Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories

  1. On the one hand, this book is okay The stories are each 50 words It s a gimmick of form, and I enjoy gimmicks of form It takes news stories from many many sources, and it boils down the whole article into 50 words This means that some of the stories are exciting or provocative, and most are mundane But it does something else It removes them from their context And here is where the annoying elitism comes in It is anti twitter Partly this is that it is not twitter it is a book, while twitter is on [...]


  2. Since reading Anti Twitter I ve been thinking and about what Twitter is I guess that s one effect of studying what it isn t which is what the book does in the seams I know Twitter is used most often and most successfully to disseminate gossip and rumors The funny thing about gossip and rumor is that it s used to make something ugly seem nice and harmless so the reader starts to think that ugly isn t so bad Anti Twitter reverses that process Twitter helps politicians and journalists sell ugline [...]


  3. I really didn t expect to like this book so much Read in a very short span while waiting at the gate at the airport, I absolutely loved how honest, human, and thought provoking these short takes on news stories were compared to the blather of CNN talking heads that was being pumped on screens throughout the terminal By deconstructing news items from across the subject spectrum and re communicating them at their simplest and at times most absurd, Jaffe creates something really powerful where you [...]


  4. With Anti Twitter Harold Jaffe distills the contemporary world to its essence, bringing the reader 150 stories of exactly 50 words inspired by recent news items and information sources Often he deconstructs the framework of original texts to present that which lies at the core, the inner truth that had been hidden behind the story s original construction Anti twitter covers the gamut of contemporary culture, from machine sex to human trafficking, from text messaging to torture, from art to anore [...]


  5. This text really surprised me I was assigned this reading in a class taught by the author, Harold Hal Jaffe I assumed the book would be elitist and dense but boy was I wrong It was stark and honest wile touching and subtle Jaffe is unapologetic about his viewpoints without being exclusionary The amount of meaning he is able to insert into a 50 word piece is impressive to say the least You ll breeze through the text the first time and will savor it through the following reads.


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