In this timely collection of essays and "quasi-essays," acclaimed novelist and critic Harold Jaffe explores the intricate vicissitudes of millennial culture. Gesturing towards a pop Armageddon, Revolutionary Brain is at once thesis, allegory, and surreal comedy, demonstrating just how far we, and the natural world we have debased, have fallen. Our obsession with technology has rendered us incapable of reconstructing ourselves, and Jaffe lays bare our collective disability at the 11th hour. This book is a powerful cry for a brave new aesthetics.
HAROLD JAFFE is the author of nearly 30 volumes of fiction, novels, docufiction and essays. His books have been translated into 15 languages and he has received many accolades, among them two NEA grants, two Fulbright fellowships, and three Pushcart Prizes. Jaffe teaches literature at San Diego State University and is editor-in-chief of Fiction International.