Hilton Obenzinger


Hilton Obenzinger, Ph.D., professor, Stanford, author, Treyf Pesach, a collection of blasphemous outbursts (Ithuriel's Spear, 2017), How We Write: The Varieties of Writing Experience (How I Write Project, 2015), Busy Dying, an autobiographical novel (Chax, 2008); A*Hole: a novel (Soft Skull Press, 2004); Running Through Fire: How I survived the Holocaust, by Zosia Goldberg as told to Hilton Obenzinger (Mercury House, 2004); New York on Fire (Real Comet Press, 1989), a poetic exploration; American Palestine (Princeton University, 1999), nonfiction; Cannibal Eliot and the Lost Histories of San Francisco (Mercury House, 1993), a novel; This Passover or the Next I Will Never be in Jerusalem (Momo’s Press, 1980), winner, American Book Award.

“Hilton Obenzinger is an American original. His lost histories [Cannibal Eliot] are acts of legerdemain and cunning...”
—Paul Auster

Hilton Obenzinger is a treasure. Funny, surreal, radical—he is the American Jonathan Swift.

—Diane di Prima


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