WRITING

The first literary biography of the creators of Superman, the first superhero. Unauthorized and unmythologized.

This is not the story you think you know.

Named a 2013 Top 10 Arts Book by Booklist. Now available from St. Martin’s Press and from all major book dealers.

 

Winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award for Poetry

“Reading American Mastodon is like freewheeling on the back of Brad Ricca’s tandem across the span of our disjointed times while watching the Discovery Channel. Bartleby, Dickinson, Guevara, and Mickey Mouse all loiter en route while Ricca keeps the wheels spinning so effortlessly, we understand something without even trying. Ricca’s talent is various, fluid, mobile. A bustling, boisterous, mischievious book, the kind of book you should keep on you always, everywhere.”  – Heather Phillipson

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