Jerry Stubblefield's 2019 The Paraclete has
garnered praise from readers almost from
the day it was released. "I've read the best,
from Herodotus to Paul Bowles, and
[The Paraclete] was an eye opener... You are
truly among the very best indeed." "Paraclete
challenges your mind and intuition... It's an
unforgettable experience." "Paraclete is
disturbing at times but always satisfying in its
unflinching honesty and psychological
revelations. Intelligent writing and profound
insights give the reader an in-depth look
into the human heart and psyche and make
this novel a rewarding reading experience."
Stubblefield's 2009 novel, Homunculus has been called "a beautifully crafted and deeply weird book" (Byron Ballard in Rapid River Magazine), as well as "excellently paced" "brilliantly described" "wonderfully subtle" and "a great book" (in Electric City). More than one reviewer has noted the book is "not for the faint of heart," and most agree it is often funny. The book is set in psychological territory rarely visited by other writers, dark corners of the psyche occupied by surprisingly seductive demons. Mike Hopping
(author of MacTiernan's Bottle and Rhythms on a Flaming Drum) wrote "Estrangement and isolation have long been fodder for subjectivist art—think Albert Camus and Hollywood’s never-ending parade of misunderstood heroes. But until Homunculus I’d somehow missed the potential profundity of that."
Literary magazines including Crucible, Chrysalis Reader, and The Great Smokies Review have published Stubblefield's short fiction, and Aries Journal of Art & Literature has published his poetry. His dramatic works for the stage have been produced in New York City at The WPA Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Theatre at the Riverside Church, The Nat Horne, and others. His plays were also produced at Creative Visions Inc. in Los Angeles, The Laboratory Theatre in Austin, Texas, the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre in North Carolina, and The Peterborough Players in New Hampshire.
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From Midnight Essays
ON THE BACK BURNER:
"Cherryville" (working title) -- a novel
"Love's Gonna Live Here Again" -- a stage drama
"Souls Unresting," a short story collection.
"The Priest's Ego" -- a literature of cruelty (short stories based on plays a la Antonin Artaud)