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The Encyclopedia of Rebels

In The Encyclopedia of Rebels, Mel Freilicher continues his lifelong engagement with the intersections between history, fantasy, and memoir.  The narrator throughout is a college teacher and community activist struggling against despair.  With the help of radical heroes, famous and obscure, who devoted their lives to fighting tyranny, he rises to the call of irony.  You could call this book both an outrageous comedy and a credible look at the world we live in.

About the Author

Mel Freilicher

Mel Freilicher is a longtime San Diego resident who was publisher and co-editor of Crawl Out Your Window for 15 years, a magazine of regional literature and arts. Freilicher’s previous book, The Unmaking of Americans : 7 Lives (2007) was published by San Diego City Works Press, and he was anthologized in their Sunshine/Noir: Writing from San Diego and Tijuana (2005). Freilicher was also anthologized in Contemporary American Fiction (Sun and Moon Press) and in Performance Anthology: Source Book for a Decade of California Performance Art (Contemporary Arts Press).  Along with two chapbooks, his reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in many publications.  Freilicher has been teaching creative writing in the University of California at San Diego’s Literature Department for several decades.