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08-0619Thomas Wallin Larson

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Education:

Masters of Arts in English and American literature from the University of California, San Diego, 1986.

Graduate courses in music at the University of California, San Diego, 1982 and 1983.

Bachelor of Music, University of New Mexico, 1982.

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Complete List of Thomas Larson's Publications, 1981 - 2017 Print E-mail
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DanteDetailBooks:

The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease. Albany, NY: Hudson Whitman / Excelsior College Press, 2014.

The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings." New York: Pegasus Books, 2010.

The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press, 2007.

eBooks:

Awash in Celebrity Authors. Amazon Kindle, March 2012.

We Are Their Heaven: A Family Memoir. Amazon Kindle, August 2011.

On the Poetry of James Wright. Amazon Kindle, March 2011.

What Exactly Happened: Four Essays on the Craft of Memoir. Amazon Kindle, January 2011.

Books Edited:

A Year in Ink: San Diego Writers’ Ink Anthology. Editor. San Diego, California: The Ink Spot Press, 2008.

Works Anthologized:

"This Shining Night. Soltice Selects: Two Years of Diverse Voices. Edited by Lee Hope, 2016.

"A Few Photographs of Molested Children." Eclectia Magazine: Best Nonfiction, Volume 1. October 1996 - February 2016.

"'In Spite of Everything': The Definitive Indefinite Anne Frank." In Anne Frank: People Who Made History, ed. by Jennifer Hansen. Greenhaven Press, 2003.

"A Political Vision of Afro-American Culture: Richard Wright’s "Bright and Morning Star'." In Richard Wright: Myths and Realities, ed. by C. James Trotman. Garland Publishing, 1988.

The Social Author:

Essay Series at Guernica.

"Rachel Maddow, Isocrates, and the Power of Speech." May 22, 2014.

"The Fearless Oratory of Christopher Hitchens." February 6, 2014.

"The Great Literary Future Behind Us." December 20, 2013.

"On the Social Authorship of the Bible." November 13, 2013.

"Our Multimedial Beginning." September 30, 2013.

"Writing Seen, Writing Spoken." August 26, 2013.

Video Essay:

"I'm Sorry / What For." AWP, Boston, LIR, March 7, 2013."

Psychology Today "Mysteries of the Heart":

"Inflammation & Heart Disease." November 2014.

"Thinking Ourselves Heart-Sick." October 2014.

"From 'Not Me' to 'Why Me?'" September 2014.

"Women Caretaking Men, Part 2." July 2014.

"Women Caretaking Men, Part 1." June 2014.

"Inextinguishably Alive." May 2014.

"The Heart and a Language To Describe It." April 2014.

"Cuddling with Mamie." March 2014.

Blog Posts:

"My Vegan Heart." Everyday Health. January 15, 2014.

"How We Spend Our Days: Thomas Larson." Catching Days blog. October 1, 2013.

"After Many a Summer Still Writing My Parents." Michael Steinberg's blog. November 28. 2012.

Multimedia Presentations:

"James Agee and Music." The Sembrich Museum. Bolton Landing, NY. August 26, 2015.

"The Sanctuary of Illness." Premiered, January 26, 2014, Swedenborgian Hall, San Diego, CA. One dozen other dates.

"And Titanic's Band Played On: 100 Years of a Musical Mystery." Multimedia performance, summer/fall 2012, five dates.

"Disenthralled: An End to My Heart Disease." Ashland University MFA program multimedia performance, August 3, 2011.

"The 'Author' in the Digital Age." Multimedia talk. Two venues, 2011.

"The Saddest Music Ever Written." Multimedia presentation. Fall 2010 National Tour, thirty dates.

Writing on the Art of John Daniel Abel:

"Hopelessly American." An afterword to Rank 'N File: Life and Death for the American Underclass. Summer 2014.

"Whatever." An Introduction to The Last Word: 76 American Epitaphs. New edition, 2014.

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Feature Articles, Critcal Essays, and Creative Nonfiction:

"The Reliably Spiritual Author." Pacifica Literary Review. Summer 2017.

"Between Indifference and Hope." San Diego Reader. June 28, 2017.

"One Smartphone, 100 Million Users, and Privatizing Faith." Free Inquiry. June 2, 2017.

"San Diego's Top 12 Donors." San Diego Reader. April 19, 2017.

"What I Am Not Yet, I Am." Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. April 1, 2017.

"The Purgatorial Trenches of Wilfred Owen." The Truth Seeker. January 15, 2017.

"Leo Tolstoy and the Origins of Spiritual Memoir." Los Angeles Review of Books. January 13, 2017.

"Who Are You Calling an Atheist?" Church & State, UK. October 15, 2016.

"Christploitation @ the Movies." The Truth Seeker. October 1, 2016.

"Oldest Things in San Diego." San Diego Reader. August 31, 2016.

"A New Art Aloud: On Margaret Noble." San Diego Reader. June 8, 2016.

"Consume, Discard, Repeat: The Industrial Landscapes of Kim Reasor. San Diego Reader. June 1, 2016.

"The Taxman Cometh Not." The Truth Seeker. May 2016.

"A Secular Founding Father: On Ian Ruskin's 'Thomas Paine.'" The Truth Seeker. May 2016.

"Between Words & Images." Profile of Justin Manor and Sosolimited. San Diego Reader. February 3, 2016.

"I Don't Know Why I'm a Musician." Profile of Joe Garrison. San Diego Reader. December 24, 2015.

Review of "Interlude" Jamie Cullum. Music & Musicians. Issue 41, 2015.

"Denying and Welcoming the End: The Evangelical Duplicity." The Truth Seeker. Volume 142. September 2015.

"In the Guise of Telling the Truth." Referential Magazine. September 23, 2015.

"On Medical Authority." Guernica. August 6, 2015.

"Child No More." San Diego Reader. July 22, 2015.

"San Diego For Sale." San Diego Reader. April 2, 2015.

"Print (Almost) Anything." 3-D printing. San Diego Reader. January 28, 2015.

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