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49 VERY SHORT STORIES
SATIRICAL POEMS
TRUE STORIES / HEARTLAND
LOVE POEMS
DEATH POEMS
POEM POEMS
THEORYLAND -- EPIC POEM
EXTREMES
ESSAYS ON EDUCATION
ESSAYS ABOUT POETRY

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THE MAN WHO FALLS IN LOVE

WITH HIS WIFE

Romantic drama in Manhattan. Info, preview and e-book here

(This is literary fiction, not chick lit. Background of this novel.)

 

 

 

ART AND BEAUTY

---Crime Drama Set In New York City---

(Manhattan in the 1980s: art galleries and model agencies 

were the two most glamorous businesses on the planet.)

E-book is now on Web-e-Books  

 

 

 

BIG DOG 

---PI Novel Set In Virginia Beach---

Read e-book now. Order on Kindle.

 (See short description here.)

 

 

 

TOO EASY

---Sexy Suspense Set In Manhattan---

Order paperback on Simon & Schuster site. 

Order e-book on Kindle. 

 

SEE "GALLERY OF COVERS" FOR THIS BOOK (below)

 


"New" again. This novel is being re-issued by Simon & Schuster as an e-book.

Somewhat controversial, Too Easy got many very admiring reviews, for example,

Kinky Friedman (a well-known novelist) said it's "so well-written it's frightening."

Too Easy was translated into German, French, and Dutch. It's perhaps best described in a cluster of words: suspense, romantic, erotic, intense, adultery, criminal.

 

(Note: this is the UK cover. Simon & Schuster put a naked couple on the cover, so all the Europeans did the same thing. I didn't approve of this approach, because it's not a story about a couple, it's about three people: Robert Saunders, Anne Saunders, Kathy Becker.)

 

"A witty and entertaining look at our dark sides."--Kirkus

 

Too Easy had many passionate covers--see Gallery of Covers.

 

Gallery also has jacket copy and reviews.

 

more  about  Art  and  Beauty

READ ART AND BEAUTY E-BOOK HERE: 

http://www.web-e-books.com/artandbeauty/default.php



A JON DAK ADVENTURE

"What God abandoned, these defended,

And saved the sum of things for pay."

                                   A. E. Housman

"Raymond Chandler: a Tale of Two Detectives".... this short article explains

that both of my detective novels started with similar questions,

well, I wonder what Raymond Chandler would do with Virginia Beach…

I wonder what Raymond Chandler would do with Manhattan.

 http://pop.rantrave.com/Rave/Raymond-Chandler-a-Tale-of-Two-Detectives-14791.aspx

E-book #5

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NEWS FLASH:

 

 "AMERICAN DREAMS" IS NOW IN AMAZON/KINDLE. 

 

Perhaps American literature's most successful experimental novel,

American Dreams is a kaleidoscopic look at the USA.

 

If you like the offbeat, the surreal, the literary, the highly original,

please check out reviews. AD might be for you.

 

"Price has written a funny, stylistically innovative novel that includes

everything a popular novel should have: romance, sex, adultery,

crime, religion, sickness, death and even Texas." --Publishers Weekly

 

 

 

 

And for dessert

A WITTY SATIRICAL POEM

I casually claim that Theoryland is the best long poem in American literature.

  In truth, there is not much competition in this category.

 

Theoryland is a mini-epic in five cantos satirizing the faddish thinking,

 crazed competition, and reckless sophistry-making found in our universities.

 

 It's fun. You can actually read it a second time and have more fun than the first time.

 

 Collectors of literary exotica might want to order this little book (Amazon).

That would be appreciated. But you needn't do so to read the poem.

Theoryland is readily available on the Internet.

For example, it's the 8th item on this site 

 (and features a recording of the poet reading Cantos One and Two).

 

In the rooms the critics come and sneer:

my intertext is all veneer.
I may have sinned, my closure fated,
Who knew this jargon was two months dated?

 

 

 

Also available: a non-fiction book about problems in K-12 education:

 

THE EDUCATION ENIGMA

What happened to American Education

 

Ever wonder why our public schools are mediocre? This short book will tell you.

 It's a collection of the best portions of my best articles and essays circa 2012.

 

Available on Amazon. Reviews will give you a better sense of the contents.

 Note: the original concept was to use portions of articles with the links at the end. Some of those links are now defunct. However, what's inside the book remains quite a good read.

 

PS: Seriously, folks, what the Education Establishment has done to our public schools

is a crime. Everybody should be angry at these scoundrels.

For a quick scan of more recent titles, please see my Scoop-it page.

 

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Lit4u

 

 

LITERATURE FOR YOU 

 

by

 

 

Bruce Deitrick Price



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--MY THEME SONG--

 

 

 

 

ARS POETICA

oh to uncage words
as startling as birds
naked and silken
full of song and shriek
flung into the envious air
on a wonder of wings
to spin and soar and rise
dazzling our days
with surprise

 

 

 

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POEMS FOR KIDS -  LOVE POEMS - DEATH POEMS - SATIRICAL POEMS - TRUE STORIES (aka HEARTLAND) - POEM POEMS -

49 VERY SHORT STORIES - THEORYLAND (an epic poem) - ESSAYS ON EDUCATION - ESSAYS ABOUT POETRY -  EXTREMES

 

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