Stoddard Martin was born in Philadelphia, grew up in California and has lived principally in London since the early 1970s. He is a critic and editor and, as Chip Martin, author of a sequence of novellas published by his award-winning small press Starhaven. His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous journals including Prospect, The Jewish Chronicle, and Quarterly Review, for which he writes regularly. He has taught at Harvard, in the continuing education department of Oxford, and at University of Warsaw, where he was a visiting professor for many years. He is an associate fellow of the Institute of English Studies, University of London.
Breaking Godwin’s Law: Stoddard Martin’s “Monstrous Century”
Houman Barekat appreciates the old-school rigor of “Monstrous Century: Essays in The Age of the Feuilleton” by Stoddard Martin....