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Carole Maso is a contemporary American novelist and essayist, known for her experimental, poetic and fragmentary narratives often called postmodern. She received a B.A. in English from Vassar College in 1977. She is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction, an NEA fellowship, and several other grants. Her first published novel was Ghost Dance, which appeared in 1986. Her best known novel is probably Defiance, published in 1998. She is a professor of literary arts at Brown University, where she has taught since 1995, and has previously held positions as a writer-in-residence at Illinois State University in 1991—92 and George Washington University in 1992—93, as well as teaching writing at Columbia University in 1993. A forthcoming novel, The Bay of Angels, incorporates various narrative types...essay, memoir, prose poems, and even graphics...and represents nearly 15 years of work. Parts of The Bay of Angels have appeared in journals and anthologies.

Maso was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1956, the child of her jazz musician father and her emergency room nurse mother.

Maso admits she was not an avid reader in childhood. Indeed, she did not write creatively until her senior year at Vassar, when she submitted about 50 pages of prose poems as her senior honors thesis. It is at this point that she knew she wanted to be a writer.

Maso eschewed the traditional path to teaching, having never studied formally beyond the her Vassar B.A., despite having been offered a graduate fellowship at Boston University. Rather, she devoted 9 years to learning the craft by doing, writing while alternately working as a waitress, artist's model, and fencing instructor. She also did some house- and cat-sitting, which afforded her time to write. Maso has referred to this period as her "apprenticeship years."

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Total Books: 23
Beauty is Convulsive The Passion of Frida Kahlo
Mother and Child A Novel
2013 - Mother and Child a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781619021648
ISBN-10: 1619021641
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The Art Lover A Novel
2006 - The Art Lover a Novel [New Directions Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780811216296
ISBN-10: 0811216292
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Defiance
2004 - Defiance [American Literature Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781564783677
ISBN-10: 1564783677
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Aureole  An Erotic Sequence
2003 - Aureole an Erotic Sequence (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780872864108
ISBN-10: 0872864103
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Room Lit by Roses A Journal of Pregnancy and Birth
Break Every Rule Essays on Language Longing and Moments of Desire
2000 - Break Every Rule Essays on Language Longing and Moments of Desire (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781582430638
ISBN-10: 1582430632
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 4

Defiance A Novel
1999 - Defiance a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780452278295
ISBN-10: 0452278295
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.1/5 Stars.
 5

Aureole
1996 - Aureole (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780880014823
ISBN-10: 0880014822
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Books
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The American Woman in the Chinese Hat
1995 - The American Woman in the Chinese Hat (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780452275072
ISBN-10: 0452275075
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3

Ghost Dance
1995 - Ghost Dance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780880014090
ISBN-10: 0880014091
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Horror
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 5

Ava
1995 - Ava (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781564780744
ISBN-10: 1564780740
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

The American Woman in the Chinese Hat A Novel
1994 - The American Woman in the Chinese Hat a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781564780454
ISBN-10: 1564780457
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ava A Novel
1993 - Ava a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781564780294
ISBN-10: 1564780295
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Art Lover
1990 - The Art Lover (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780865474277
ISBN-10: 0865474273
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Ghost Dance A Play of Voices  A Novel
1987 - Ghost Dance a Play of Voices a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060970987
ISBN-10: 0060970987
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ghost Dance
1986 - Ghost Dance (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780865472396
ISBN-10: 0865472394
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