Category Archives: By Robert Nagle

Preface to “Soldier Boys” Short Story Ebook Collection (now published)

(Below is the preface for the Soldier Boys ebook.  The book page contains purchase links and discount coupon codes. Further Readings on Civil War Fiction — an annotated bibliography which appears in the ebook’s appendix — is also online.) During … Continue reading

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Book Review: Schopenhauer’s Will (Das Testament) by Jack Matthews

Title: Schopenhauer’s Will: Das Testament Print Editions: $29.95 (Hardcover price as of October, 2015). 167 pages.  (Ebook not available). Purchase Information: Publisher’s Site | Amazon.com | BN | Read an extended book excerpt Summary: A genre-bending work consisting of a … Continue reading

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Site/Publishing Odds and Ends

Some news. First,  I just posted the book page for Schopenhauer’s Will. It was published 2 weeks ago. I have a review copy and will be reviewing it soon.  It is only available in hardcover. I’m still working on the … Continue reading

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RIP Ohio Author Jack Matthews (1925-2013): Book Collecting Enthusiast & Author of Philosophical Fiction

John Harold Matthews, Ohio fiction writer, essayist and book collector, died last week at the age of 88. He is survived by his wife Barbara, his  two daughters Barbiel and Cynthia and his son John. His writing spanned  six decades, … Continue reading

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Funeral information for Ohio Author Jack Matthews: Saturday December 7

The funeral service is to be December 7th, with a 12:00-2pm visitation, and 2pm service at Jager & Sons Funeral Home, Morris Ave., Athens, Ohio. After a minister speaks, there will be invitations to whomever wishes to get up to … Continue reading

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Announcing the Death of Jack Matthews, Ohio Author + The Lesson (A valedictory story)

Jack Matthews was a literary giant for this nation whose value and importance will only increase with time. He was also a constant source of joy and hilarity. His stories displayed a keen understanding of human motivations and a knack … Continue reading

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New Jack Matthews Novel to be Published by Nine Point Publishing

It’s official. Nine Point Publishing has announced that it will be publishing Schopenhauer’s Will, a hybrid novel  based on the life and thoughts of Schopenhauer. Publication date is listed on the Nine Point Publishing website  in Fall 2014. In a … Continue reading

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March Sale: Interview with the Sphinx Audio Play and Ebook

Audio Play Description In this provocative & immensely irritating comic play, the Sphinx from ancient Greece is interviewed in modern times as though she were a celebrity pop star. The problem is she never answers any questions — never directly … Continue reading

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Interview with the Sphinx–Update

Here is the outstanding cover art for the Jack Matthews play Interview with the Sphinx.  It is the image of the female Sphinx wearing dark glasses – as viewed in the sunglasses of the onlooker. This art by Barbiel Matthews-Saunders … Continue reading

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Plans for new ebooks (plus one free ebook!)

Now after a delay, here’s some honest-to-god news. First, at the beginning of July,  Personville Press will release  a free ebook sampler, Three Times Time containing three of Jack Matthews’ best short stories previously published in other volumes.  It’s being … Continue reading

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