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Kelleher, Ray, “The New Machoism: An Interview with Thom Jones,” in Poets & Writers Magazine, Vol. 23, No. 3, May/June 1995, pp. 28-37.

This is a wide-ranging article in which Jones talks about boxing, mysticism, and epilepsy, and how they fuel his imagination as a writer.

LaPlante, Eve, Seized, HarperCollins, 1993.

LaPlante chronicles the lives of three ordinary people who suffer from temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), as well as discussing prominent figures from the past, including Saint Paul, Dostoyevski, Gustave Flaubert, and Lewis Carroll, who also suffered from TLE. She analyzes the connection between TLE and creativity.

Pinsker, Sanford, “Review of The Pugilist at Rest,” in Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. 31, No. 3, Summer 1994, pp. 499-500.

Pinsker admires the stories for their “vision of life as fierce as it is uncompromising,” as well as Jones's skillful technique. He also comments that not since Raymond Carver's first collection of short stories...

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