Author Archives: Robert Nagle

2010 Audio Interview Now Available

“Literature is the least pure of all the arts, and that is its richness and power. It’s a temporal art like a symphony; it has periodicities, it has rhythms —  prose itself has sound, it evokes visual imagery like painting….” … Continue reading

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Jack Matthews on Actors

Here’s some brief thoughts which Jack Matthews made about actors and the theatre: Since writing a book on Schopenhauer a few years ago, I often find myself thinking about the dark sentiments voiced by that old philosopher. My thoughts often … 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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Coming Soon: Soldier Boys: A Short Story Collection by Jack Matthews

87 year old Author Jack Matthews has published seven short story collections which have been reviewed favorably by New York Times Book Review, London Review of Books,  LA Times, Washington Book World and USA Today. In addition, Matthews has published … 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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Hanger Stout Awake — a Study & Discussion Guide

Here’s a list of questions and discussion topics for the novella Hanger Stout, Awake!   This study guide is saved and being maintained in Google Docs and is available as a free download.  (In Google Docs, you also save it as … Continue reading

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Three Times Time mini-ebook released (Free Short Story Collection)

[2018 Update: For a while (USA) was charging 99 cents for this free ebook, but the situation is unpredictable; sometimes, it’s free and sometimes it’s 99 cents. You can always find it for free at this URL. Direct download … 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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The Cars of Hanger Stout Awake

  Here are photos of the cars  (listed by chapter) which appear in Jack Matthews’  1967 novel Hanger Stout, Awake!  The novel is now for sale as an ebook . This page is a reference for readers; it contains  a … Continue reading

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