Norman M. Klein

Theorist

Norman M. Klein is a critic, urban and media historian, and novelist.  His books include: The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory; Seven Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon; Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects; Freud in Coney Island; the database novel Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-86— and in 2016, The Imaginary 20th Century(coauthored with Margo Bistis). His next book, The History of the Present: The Dismantling of the American Psyche is due out in 2017. Klein is a professor at California Institute of the Arts.