The Communist and the Communist’s Daughter

In a letter to his baby grandson, Bill Lazarre wrote that “unfortunately, despite the attempts by your grandpa and many others to present you with a better world, we were not very successful.” Born in 1902 amid the pogroms in Eastern Europe, Lazarre dedicated his life to working for economic equality, racial justice, workers’ rights to name just a few of his goals.

Jane Lazarre, On the Problems of Breathing in America

Jane Lazarre, On the Problems of Breathing in America

"On Having Trouble Breathing," published in TomDispatch and reprinted in Salon, Mother Jones, The Nation and many other venues on line. This same essay, entitled "Once White in America," is forthcoming in 2916 in the collection Our Black Sons Matter, edited by Georoge...

A Conversation With Jane Lazarre

A Conversation With Jane Lazarre

In the summer of 2009, Lilith excerpted a section of Jane Lazarre’s harrowing novel, Inheritance. The book was recently published and Lilith’s Fiction Editor, Yona Zeldis McDonough, interviewed Lazarre–author of ten books and creator of the undergraduate writing...

Some Place Quite Unknown – A novel by Jane Lazarre

Hamilton Stone Editions announces the publication in January 2009 of Some Place Quite Unknown. In her latest novel, Jane Lazarre explores memory and imagination-the intersection between what we have experienced and what we envisage- through a multi-layered telling of the main character’s lived, interior and literary story.


Hamilton Stone Editions announces the publication of Inheritance, a novel of American race history: of relationships between people of different and mixed race heritages, relationships of love and friendship and profound loyalty, and relationships of deep ignorance, violence and terrible hatred.

Selections from Hamilton Stone Editons’ Book List for 2008: The Horse and the Elephant

“The narrative into which life seems to cast itself surfaces most forcefully in certain kinds of psychoanalysis, and Cardinal proves herself ideal in rendering this ‘deep story’ aspect of her life.”  (Toni Morrison, from Playing in the Dark p. v, writing about a story of an emergence from madness, The Words to Say It, by Marie Cardinal) I felt pushed down into the deep story, where I could be my truest self.