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Waiting for the End of the World 1

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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Madison Smartt Bell (1957 - )

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Marian November 9th, 2006 10:26 PM PST

A "writer's cut" of ALL SOULS RISING, "the version of All Souls Rising which did not make it into print, edited by Madison Smartt Bell and appearing for the first time," is readable at:
http://www.webdelsol.com/msbell/

Marian November 9th, 2006 10:41 PM PST

"Of his many fine books, I think his second, Waiting for the End of the World is my favorite." -- Jack Haldeman, on-line list of "writers and poets I like"

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Writer-in-residence bio from website of "Web del Sol" -

Born and raised in Tennessee, he has lived in New York and in London and now lives in Baltimore, Maryland. A graduate of Princeton Universty and Hollins College, he has taught in various creative writing programs, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. Since 1984 he has taught at Goucher College, where he is currently Writer In Residence, along with his wife, the poet Elizabeth Spires.

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