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San Diego State University
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Harold Jaffe, Ph.D.

Phone: (619)-594-5469
Office: AL-269

Professor Jaffe is the author of 22 books: including novels, fiction and "docufiction" collections and two volumes of essays. These include: Mourning Crazy Horse (1982), Dos Indios (1983), Beasts (1986), Madonna and Other Spectacles (1988), Eros Anti-Eros (1990), Straight Razor (1995), Othello Blues (1996), Sex for the Millennium (1999), 15 Serial Killers (2003), Terror-dot-Gov (2005), Beyond the Techno-Cave: A Guerrilla Writer's Guide to Post-Millennial Culture (2006), Jesus Coyote (2008), Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories (2010), OD (2012), Revolutionary Brain (2012), and Paris 60 (2013; revised version of Paris 60, 2010). His latest works are Othello Blues, 2014 (Journal of Experimental Fiction Books) and Induced Coma: 50 & 100-Word Stories, 2014 (Anti-Oedipus Press).

Induced Coma

is increasingly common in medical procedures.

Patients lapsing back to real time claim it’s a sweet space.


Parallel world, noiseless, zero technology.

You can hang there for a long time like Jesus without nails.

But isn’t this coma-land of yours just a degraded version of Nirvana?