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Jack Matthews


Office: Ellis 328
Office Phone: 593-2757
Email: matthej1@ohio.edu


M.A., English Literature, Ohio State University
B.A., English Literature & Classical Greek, Ohio State University


Selected Books
Schopenhauer’s Will [and the Czech translation: Schopenhauerova Vule], H&H Publishers, Prague, 2002

Reading Matter (essays), Oak Knoll Press, 2000

Booking Pleasures, Ohio UP, 1995

Storyhood as We Know It and Other Stories, John Hopkins UP, 1993

An Interview with the Sphinx (one-act play), The Dramatic Publishing Company, 1991

Memoirs of a Bookman (essays), Ohio UP, 1989

Crazy Women (story collection), John Hopkins UP, 1985

Sassafras (novel), Houghton Mifflin, 1983

Tales of the Ohio Land (story collection), Ohio Historical Society, 1980

Collecting Rare Books for Pleasure and Profit, Putnam’s [Reissue by Ohio UP], 1977

Private Landscapes (poems) [chapbook], Croissant, Pamphlet No. 1, 1975

The Charisma Campaigns (novel), Harcourt, Brace, 1972

Hanger Stout, Awake! (novel), Harcourt, Brace, 1967

An Almanac for Twilight (poems), U of N Carolina P, 1966

Bitter Knowledge (story collection), Scribners, 1964

Books Edited
Rare Book Lore: Selected Letters of Ernest J. Wessen, Ohio UP, 1991
Introduction to Reissue of Charles Everitt’s The Adventures of a Treasure Hunter Meyerbooks, Glenwood, Ill, 1987

Belden, The White Chief [edited and wrote the Introduction to OU Press’s reprint edition], 1974

Archetypal Themes in the Modern Story, St Martin’s, 1973
[with Elaine Hemley] The Writer’s Signature: Idea in Story and Essay, Scott Foresman, 1972

Additional Publications
Short stories, essays, poems, and reviews have appeared in The Yale Review, The Malahat Review, The Sewanee Review, the New York Times, The Nation, The New Republic, The National Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Mademoiselle, The Southern Review, Soundings, The London Review of Books, et. al.

Curriculum Vitae

Guggenheim Fellowship, 1974-74
Ohio Arts Council Grants (including a $50,000 Major Artist Award for 1989-90)
Ohio University Research Foundation Grants
Stories in The Best American Short Stories [various years], Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards [various years], and other anthologies
The Sherwood Anderson Award
Nomination for the NBA Fiction Award in 1972 for The Charisma Campaigns


Critical Approaches to Fiction
Critical Approaches to Drama
Creative Writing, Fiction