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Marc Hofstadter

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Marc Elihu Hofstadter was born in New York City in 1945. He received his B.A. degree from Swarthmore College in 1967, and his Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1975. From 1977 to 1978 he was Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature at the Universite d'Orleans, and in 1978 and 1979 he taught American literature at Tel Aviv University. In 1980 he obtained his M.L.S. degree from the University of California at Berkeley and, from 1982 to 2005, served as the Librarian of the City of San Francisco's transit agency. He has published four volumes of poetry, House of Peace (Mother's Hen Press), Visions (Scarlet Tanager Press), Shark's Tooth (Regent Press) and Luck (Scarlet Tanager) and his poems, translations, and essays have appeared in over sixty magazines and in the anthology of writings about tea entitled Steeped. Hofstadter is a member of one of the United States' leading intellectual families. His uncle Robert Hofstadter won the Nobel Prize in physics, his cousins Douglas and Richard Hofstadter were both awarded the Pulitzer Prize, his father Albert was a noted philosopher, his mother Manya Huber a concert pianist, and his uncle Samuel Huber a noted painter. Hofstadter lives in Walnut Creek, California with his partner, the artist David Zurlin.