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ISBN 978-1-77171-293-4 A Visit to the Kafka Café (poetry) 23.95
published 2018 144 pages

The 110 poems of A Visit to the Kafka Café are both a dialogue with and a questioning of the human condition as they hover between what the author sees as the absurd and the existential elements of life, making their way through the worldly and otherworldly aspects of existence, the ordinary and the extraordinary spheres of being. These poems investigate what it means to live in this world, to flee from it, to return by its emotional gravity.

ISBN 978-1-77171-174-6 An Unauthorized Biography of Being (fiction) 25.95
published 2016 238 pages

In the short fictions of An Unauthorized Biography of Being, J.J. Steinfeld continues to chronicle the enigma of modern life as he has for over thirty years. J.J. Steinfeld crafts gripping and sometimes absurd drama out of our everyday-life attempts to find essential human connections in an unyielding world

ISBN 978-1-77171-111-1 Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell (fiction) 25.95
published 2015 214 pages

J. J. Steinfeld’s sixteenth book Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell is an eclectic mix of 30 stories embracing and exploring the themes and the psychological terrain — from the absurd to the existential, the surreal to the spiritual — which the author has been dealing with in all of his writing over the years.

ISBN 978-1-77171-061-9 Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds (poetry) 23.95
published 2014 80 pages

Is History amenable to notions of redemption, healing, and forgiveness? Or is such just an illusion, if not a lie? J.J. Steinfeld’s potent poetry bears witness to the second possibility. The son of Holocaust survivors, he cannot—does not—will not adopt either the “forget” or the “forgive” nostrums with which calamitous History is supposedly resolved. Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds is an archive of unimaginable horrors that are rendered both unforgettable and unforgivable.

ISBN 978-1-897430-40-8 Misshapenness (poetry) 21.95
published 2009 122 pages

Though he is best known for his plays and prose works, J.J. Steinfeld is also an accomplished poet and in Misshapenness as in his fiction luminous poems reveal the struggle and, with distinctive good will and humour, the dislocation of the self within the world. The narrative records how so many elements collectively press and guide the heart as it strives for understanding and unity, even in those moments when the mystery is unresolvable and unbearable.

ISBN 1-896860-21-4 Disturbing Identities (fiction) 16.95
published 1997 210 pages

The comic and tragic stories in Disturbing Identities explore the significance of love, creativity and madness in the lives of individuals as they struggle for meaning and purpose in a less than hospitable world.