Books by Alan Kaufman

DRUNKEN ANGEL by Alan Kaufman
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A slightly bloated but addictive memoir of self-destruction, recuperation and a literary coming-of-age."
An avant-garde writer recalls his journey from gutter drunk to PEN American member. Read full book review >
MATCHES by Alan Kaufman
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"This is a sloppily assembled work. What Kaufman does best is convey the brittle camaraderie of the reservists; a story collection or another memoir might have served his purposes better."
The experiences of an American Jew fighting as a reservist with the Israeli Defense Forces. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A freeform category, then, marked by a rather shapeless but still quite readable, collection. Good stuff, if you like that sort of thing."
Is an outlaw writer one who threatens to fill Marshall McLuhan with pencil lead? Read full book review >
JEW BOY by Alan Kaufman
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An intriguing project—the tracing of the long shadow cast by the Holocaust on a Jewish Everyboy—but very unevenly executed."
Kaufman's (Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, 1999) grim memoir of a life defined by feelings of victimhood, traced chiefly to his mother—a survivor of the Nazi occupation of France. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Navigating through the bulk of nearly a thousand pages is a chore simply not worth the effort."
paper 1-56025-227-8 Editor and self-proclaimed Outlaw poet Kaufman has gathered into a single volume the voices of more than two hundred "poets who don't get taught in American poetry 101." Read full book review >